Bond University Higher Degree Research HDR Students

Faculty of Health, Sciences & Medicine

Masters thesis title

Navigating stormy seas: Organisational responses to a changing sport media Landscape 2005 and 2015.

Statement of research interests

Surfing and media have been my life’s work. My competitive surfing career has taken me to highest level of international professional competition. My media career has exposed me to the worlds of newspaper, radio and television, but magazine publishing has dominated my attention for nearly three decades.

Today magazine publishing encompasses the dissemination of special interest content across multiple media channels, including print; the most challenged, but still the most viable.

My current research interest is in the evolving nature of magazine publishing, and how print magazines can remain relevant and in-demand in this digital age. I draw on theories of generations, media use and effects, innovation, organisational change, as well the disciplines of journalism, economics and marketing.

My current (Masters) research project concerns the nature of Generation Z’s influence on the future of surf magazines.

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PhD thesis title

Physiological determinants of anaerobic capacity

Statement of research interests

My PhD thesis will be comprised of complementary studies exploring the physiology of anaerobic capacity. 

  • The first study quantified the reliability of anaerobic capacity using the criterion measure: maximum accumulated oxygen deficit (MAOD).
  • The second study will determine the amount and rate of regression for a range of performance measures, including anaerobic capacity, during detraining in previously trained athletes.
  • The third study will investigate the effects of an acute intervention on anaerobic capacity.

These three studies, which I have completed in consultation with supervisors Nuala Byrne and Vernon Coffey, will produce a thesis and series of publications that will have implications for a wide range of athletes and sport science practitioners.

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PhD thesis title

Maintaining weight loss: a look at habits.

Statement of research interests

My interest in research started in my Masters degree when I had to complete a 6 month qualitative research study.

After working as a clinical dietitian for a number of years, I started to question why we did things the way we did and wonder if there was a better way. This led me to commence my PhD at the Center for Research in Evidence Based Practice in 2014, with my primary interest in habit-based interventions as a strategy for weight loss and weight loss maintenance. I’ve now published a narrative review on the topic and have successfully completed a randomised controlled trial, qualitative study and systematic review.

I am also completing a Cochrane systematic review on Exercise for overweight and obesity and enjoy other work as a research assistant at Bond University.

Primary research interests: habit-change, behaviour change, weight loss maintenance, randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews.

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PhD thesis title

Biomechanics of the BMX gate start: implications for cycling technique and strength and conditioning.

Statement of research interests

My current research is in the area of sports biomechanics.  While the main project is on the biomechanics of the BMX gate start, I also have an interest in kinematic and kinetic analysis for sports performance and injury recovery.

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PhD thesis title

Evaluating the relationships between summative coursework assessments and student performance in clinical practice settings

Statement of research interests

My interests are in the clinical education of health profession students, particularly physiotherapy students. I am currently investigating the assessments commonly used within health profession programs. My PhD studies aim to determine the relationships between student performance in pre-clinical assessments and their future performance in clinical practice. 

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PhD thesis title

Oral corticosteroids as an alternative treatment for acute otitis media in children.

Statement of research interests

For my PhD project on the use of alternative treatment for acute otitis media in children, we have conducted:

  •  Cochrane review of systemic corticosteroids for acute otitis media in children: protocol (submitted the review on July 2017 and waiting for the feedback)
  • a feasibility survey for a clinical trial testing corticosteroids for acute otitis media in children (manuscript preparation for publication; poster presentation at 19th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Otitis Media, 4-8 June 2017, Gold Coast)).

I have been involved in designing several researches:

  • the implementation of evidence-based practice among clinicians at Dr Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital“ (as principal investigator; funded by Universitas Indonesia)
  • evidence-based medicine teaching in Indonesia” (as co-investigator; funded by Universitas Indonesia
  • stereotactic radiosurgery using gamma knife compared to linier accelerator in the treatment of brain tumor: hospital-based health techonology assessment” (as co-investigator; funded by Dr cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital)
  • modern dressings and skin grafting in the management of diabetic foot ulcers: hospital-based health technology assessment” (as co-investigator; funded by Dr cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital)
  • the proportion of matched frequency of tinnitus pitch matching with pure tone audiometry and distortion product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE): the study in subjective tinnitus patients” (as principal investigator - thesis for otolaryngology fellowship).

I also have several experiences as a field coordinator in a multicentre RCT “effect of a nutritional approach in combination with cognitive stimulation on child cognitive abilities” (as manager of research sites, patient recruiter; funded by Nestle Ltd.) and a multi-cities research “molecular epidemiology of S. pneumonia in Indonesian pilgrims” (as research site manager and consultant for nasopharyngeal swab; funded by Pfizer).

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PhD thesis title

Gait Performance in Residential Aged Care Adults and the Benefits of Exercise

Statement of research interests

My Phd thesis contains four studies which explore gait performance and the benefits of exercise in residential aged care adults.

  • Gait speed and the spatio-temporal parameters in residential aged care adults
  • Adverse events and gait speed within residential aged care adults
  • Feasibility and benefits of group-based exercise: a 3-month pilot study for the GrACE programme [Published in PeerJ - https://peerj.com/articles/2018/ ]
  • Improving mobility with a 6-month exercise intervention.

My supervisors are Dr. Justin Keogh, Dr. Mike Climstein and Dr. Tim Henwood.

I received the Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA) Travel Exchange in 2016, whereby I have travelled to Barcelona in April 2017 and attended the International Conference on Sarcopenia and Frailty. I also did my research exchange to Ireland (May-June 2017), where I was supervised by Dr. Catherine Blake at University College Dublin, and worked with the Applied Research in Connected Health (ARCH) team.

Sub study area

gait speed, the spatio-temporal parameters and the benefits of progressive strength training in residential aged care adults 

Keywords

aged care, exercise, gait, residential aged care

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PhD thesis title

Addressing Over diagnosis of Prostate Cancer in Australia: A study of prevalence and clinician characteristics and concerns

Statement of research interests

My PhD aims  to address over diagnosis of prostate cancer in Australia with a special focus on estimating the extent of over diagnosis and exploring clinician perspectives.

My other research interests include medical education, prevention of chronic diseases and health promotion.

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PhD thesis title

Effectiveness of Health Apps and Their Potential in Enhancing Self-Management in Primary Care

Statement of research interests

My research explores the potential of smartphone health apps in improving effectiveness of behaviour change interventions, self-management of chronic conditions, healthcare accessibility and personalization.

I conducted an overview of the body of evidence behind health apps and their availabilities, and identified the gaps in research, and presented my work at the 2016 Gold Coast Health and Medical Research conference and Australian Society for Medical Research Annual Scientific Meeting.

The next stages of my project are set to investigate the barriers and facilitators of prescribing health apps in primary care settings from both the doctors’ and the patients’ perspective.

I am a recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) scholarship, and a winner of People’s Choice award of Bond University’s 3 Minute Thesis competition.   

Sub study area

Evidence-Based Medicine, Shared Decision making, mHealth, eHealth, telemedicine, primary care

Keywords

Evidence-Based Medicine, Shared Decision Making, mHealth, eHealth, telemedicine, uHealth, digital health, smartphone health apps, app prescription  

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Email: obyambas@bond.edu.au
Twitter: @cometeclipse
Website: Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice

Faculty of Law

PhD thesis title

Were the measures in place to regulate and govern banks in the UK and the US sufficient in providing a framework to safeguard a potential global financial crisis? Furthermore what impact did the crisis have on UK and US economies and regulation and what has been done as a result of the lessons learned throughout?

Statement of research interests

I am currently undertaking a PhD in the field of corporate governance and finance under the supervision of Emeritus Professor John Farrar and Dr Simone Kelly. I am particularly interested in the causes of the global financial crisis and the resounding developments on banks in the UK and US.

Prior to coming to Bond I have held positions influencing and creating UK Legislation, regulation and policy primarily in the field of transnational oil and gas. I also have extensive experience in construction management and have spent the last few years working on land and property acquisitions. I hold both undergraduate and postgraduate law degrees from the UK including an LLM with Distinction in Corporate Law and Finance.

My research aims to establish blame and clarify the potentially dangerous nature of reduced responsibility, accountability and lack of effective governance in risky lending practices in the UK and the US. I am also keen to study the increasing ‘them and us’ sensation experienced between banks and those who choose to use them and the growing distrust of our financial institutions in general.

Study areas

Corporate Law, Corporate Governance, International Banking and Finance

Keywords

Global financial crisis, finance, GFC, recession, corporate, governance, regulation, policy, banking, international, UK, EU, US, regulatory, economics

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PhD thesis title

Early interventions: An analysis of states due diligence obligations to prevent intimate partner violence under international human rights law.

Statement of research interests

My research explores intimate partner violence, a global threat to the enjoyment of individual human rights, by expanding the analysis of its prevention beyond a criminal justice model. Intimate partner violence is analysed in the context of the international human rights system, investigating due diligence obligations of States to tackle individual, relational and societal risk factors associated with intimate partner violence.

My study aims to develop stakeholders’ understandings and compliance potential regarding the duties and conducts required to prevent human rights violations associated with intimate partner violence.

I am the recipient of the Bond University Postgraduate Award (2015-2018) and a visiting scholar at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Sweden.

Study area

Criminal law, Domestic Violence, International Human Rights Law

Keywords

International Human Rights Law, Public International Law, Comparative Law, Women’s rights, Equality and Non-Discrimination, Intimate Partner Violence, Domestic Violence

Contact

  • Email: lobreja@bond.edu.au
  • Address: Bond University | Faculty of Law | Gold Coast | Queensland | 4229 | Australia

PhD thesis title

Citizenship – Commodification to Cosmopolitanism

Statement of research interests

I have been working as an immigration lawyer and international advisor prior to coming to Bond University and I am a  recipient of an Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship funded by the Australian Federal Government.  I am a member of the Transnational, International and Comparative Law and Policy Network (TICLP) at Bond University’s School of Law, as well as member of the global Investment Migration Council (IMC). 

I have confirmed my PhD thesis with Associate Professor Danielle Ireland-Piper and Professor Jonathan Crowe as my supervisors.

In my research, citizenship by investment as exceptional naturalization without residence requirements transforms citizenship to a right to market mobility.

Research aims include the regulation of citizenship by investment by introducing sustainability measures such as proportionality, forming part of a rights and obligations balance.

The research is conducted in view to law reform utilizing doctrinal methodology in drawing on national, international and supranational legal sources. These sources include municipal citizenship by investment laws, international case law of the International Court of Justice, as well as supranational legal instruments including the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights or decisions of the European Court of Justice.

Throughout 2016 and 2017, I have presented my research to a global audience in various national and international conferences.

General research interests include public international law, transnational and supranational law, comparative constitutional law, administrative (immigration) law, and legal philosophy.

Study area

Citizenship Law, Migration Law, Immigration Law, International Law, Cosmopolitan Law, Global Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Global Administrative Law.

Keywords

Citizenship, Cosmopolitanism, Cosmopolitan Citizenship, Cosmopolitan Law, Citizenship Law, Migration Law, Immigration Law, International Law, Cosmopolitan Law, Global Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Global Administrative Law.

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Faculty of Society and Design

PhD thesis title

Arson in Australia

Statement of research interests

I have worked as a forensic psychologist for many years and I am currently finalising three PhD studies on arson in Australia.  The first takes an historical view of sentencing transcripts over a 25-year period to profile the Australian arsonist; the second focuses on Aboriginal firesetters and reviews the literature on effective treatment programs for this group, and the third study analyses the views of current members of the Australian judiciary as to sentencing considerations.

Study area

Forensic Psychology

Keywords

Forensic psychology, arson, offenders, criminology

Contact

  • Email: tellissm@bond.edu.au
  • Tel: +61 7 5595 2036
  • Address: Bond University | Centre for Forensic Interpersonal Risk Management (C-FIRM) | Gold Coast, Queensland, 4229, Australia

PhD thesis title

The use of social media in crisis response: How Vietnamese companies and stakeholders view social media engagement during crises.

Statement of research interests

My research interests include issue/crisis management, intercultural communication and new media communication.

Professionally, I am a senior public relations consultant, having been involved in multiple national and regional public relations campaigns in Vietnam.

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Bond Business School

PhD thesis title

Corporate governance web disclosure in Southeast Asia

Statement of research interests

My research background is ranging from finance, tax and am currently focusing on corporate governance and corporate disclosures study. My current research interest is internasionalisation, corporate governance and corporate disclosures study especially in emerging countries and South East Asia.

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