HDR Students

 

Aidan Wood

Topic: 'Optimising Youth Mental Health Services to Improve Mental Health Outcomes and Reduce Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours in Western Sydney'

Primary Supervisor – Professor Andrew Page

Co-supervisors – Dr Sandro Martins Sperandei, Associate Professor Arianne Reis

Andrea Haas

Topic: 'The meaning of low sexual desire. An exploration of perceptions and experiences of low sexual desire in the context of sex therapy'

Primary Supervisor – Professor Jane Ussher

Co-supervisors – Professor Janette Perz, Dr Margaret Redelman

Andrew Kellett

Andrew Kellett

Topic: 'The Construction and Experience of Unemployment in Australian Unemployed Youth.'

Primary Supervisor – Professor Janette Perz

Co-supervisors – Dr Elizabeth Conroy, Dr Vanessa Karen Rose

Anton du Toit

Topic: 'Using big data methods to examine relationships between wellbeing and social'

Primary Supervisor – Professor Andrew Page

Co-supervisors – Dr Ante Prodan, Dr Jo-An Atkinson (Sax Institute), Dr Geoff Mcdonnell (UNSW)

Benedict Asibey

Topic: 'Examining the access and use of health services by homeless people in urban areas in Ghana'

Primary Supervisor – Dr Elizabeth Conroy

Co-supervisor – Dr Brahm Marjadi

Brooke Hardy

Brooke Hardy

Topic: 'Social and Community Work in the Transition to School ecology: mapping the role of workers in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs in whole of community approaches'

Primary Supervisor – Dr Rebekah Grace

Co-supervisor – Dr Cathy Kaplun

Carlos El-Haddad

Topic: 'Empowering patients in the development of entrustable professional activities'

Primary Supervisor – Professor Wendy Hu

Co-supervisor – Dr Iman Hegazi,  Professor Kevin Pile

Catherine Sinclair

Catherine Sinclair

Topic: 'A phenomenological study of adult's regressions to prenatal and perinatal states in meditation based somatic psychotherapy'

Primary Supervisor – Professor Jane Ussher

Co-supervisors – Professor Janette Perz, Dr Sheridan Linnell

 

Christopher Pitt

Topic: 'What influence does personal culture have on organisation culture and individual leadership style'

Primary Supervisor – Aunty Kerrie Doyle

Co-supervisors – Professor Janette Perz, Professor Elias Mpofu

Colin Ellis

Topic: 'What is the impact of prostate cancer for gay, bisexual, transgendered, and intersex individuals when balancing the need to work during and/or post treatment?'

Primary Supervisor – Professor Jane Ussher

Co-supervisors – Dr Alex Hawkey & Professor Janette Perz

Coralie  Properjohn

Coralie Properjohn

Topic: 'An exploration of teachers' subjective experiences of teaching the "difficult knowledge" inherent in Stolen Generations pedagogy'

Primary Supervisor – Associate Professor Rebekah Grace

Co-supervisors – Dr Corrinne Sullivan, Dr Kevin Lowe

Cris Carriage

Topic: 'How do Aboriginal People Engage and Connect with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations?'

Primary Supervisor – Associate Professor Ilse Blignault

Co-supervisor – Dr Brahm Marjadi

 

Dana Slape

Topic: 'What is the Experience of People Living in Prisons in New South Wales with Skin Disease, What is the Burden and What Can Be Done to Address Patient Care Needs?'

Primary Supervisor – Associate Professor Penny Abbot

 

David Ayika

Topic: 'Once a doctor always a doctor: Exploring the impact of societal expectations, stereotypes and social pressures on physician individualism and psychosocial wellbeing.'

Primary Supervisor – Dr Tinashe Dune

Co-supervisor – Dr Amit Arora

Deena

Deena Mehjabeen

Topic: 'Examining self-help strategies to mitigate mental health issues within Arabic-speaking refugee and migrant populations globally'

Primary Supervisor – Dr Shameran Slewa-Younan

Co-supervisors – Dr Ilse Blignault, Dr Nicola Reavley (University of Melbourne)

 

Feleke Astawesegn

Topic: 'Quality of Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV services at Public Health Facilities of Southern, Ethiopia'

Primary Supervisor – Dr Felix Ogbo

Co-supervisors – Associate Professor Virginia Stulz, Dr Kingsley Agho

 

Gavin Prowse

Topic: 'An Examination of Outcome Trajectories for Public Mental Health Inpatient Participants of a Brief Transdiagnostic Group Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Intervention for Serious Mental Illness'

Primary Supervisor – Dr Lise Mogensen

Co-supervisor – Dr Elizabeth Conroy

Hir Jani

Hir Jani

Topic: 'Mental health as a predictor for dietary habits: a comparison among clinical and nonclinical adolescents using Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA)'

Primary Supervisor – Dr Elizabeth Conroy

Co-supervisor – Professor Andrew Page

Jenny McDonald

Jennifer McDonald

Topic: 'Portfolios in medical education: how do they support self-assessment?'

Primary Supervisor – Professor Wendy Hu

Co-supervisor – Dr Sylvia Heeneman

 

Julianne Abood

Topic: 'Settlement Service Literacy among Migrants in Two States: Victoria and NSW'

Primary Supervisor – Distinguished Professor Andre Renzaho

Co-supervisors – Associate Professor Zulfan Tadjoeddin

Kedir Yimam Ahmed

Topic: 'Trends, determinants and health effects of infant and young child feeding practices in Ethiopia from 2000 to 2016: building the evidence base to match policy interventions'

Primary Supervisor – Dr Felix Ogbo

Co-supervisors – Dr Amit Arora, Professor Andrew Page

Kim Slender

Kim Slender

Topic: 'Holocaust Trauma Transmission in Families: A Single Family Case Study'

Primary Supervisor – Dr Natalie Morrison

Co-supervisors – Dr Elizabeth Conroy, Dr Anna Denejkina

Kritika Rana

Kritika Rana

Topic: 'Addressing Housing as an Infrastructure of Health Equity among Migrant Communities in Greater Western Sydney'

Primary Supervisor – Associate Professor Amit Arora

Co-supervisors – Professor Andrew Page, Dr Jennifer Kent (University of Sydney)

Kyar Wilkey

Kyar Wilkey

Topic: 'A mixed method investigation into Health clinicians’ attitudes and beliefs about the cultural responsiveness of Motivational Interviewing as an intervention for use with Indigenous communities.'

Primary Supervisor – Professor Aunty Kerrie Doyle

Co-supervisors – Dr Rashid Flewellen and Dr Elizabeth Conroy

 

Lalitha Rajagopal

Topic: 'Living with Breast Cancer. The Lived Experience and the Role if Social Support Among Indian Women in NSW, Australia'

Primary Supervisor – Dr Kate McBride

Co-supervisors – Professor Pranee Liamputtong, Dr Freya Macmillan

 

Laura Kiely

Topic: 'Understanding Severe and Enduring Anorexia Nervosa (SEAN)'

Primary Supervisor – Professor Phillipa Hay

Co-supervisors – Dr Janet Conti

Lili Yuen

Lili Yuen

Topic: 'Ethnic differences in women with gestational diabetes mellitus'

Primary Supervisor – Professor David Simmons

Co-supervisors – Professor Jeff Flack, Associate Professor Vincent Wong

Lucy Dahill

Topic: 'To investigate the correlation between teasing used by primary carers with adolescents around food, body image and self-esteem and recidivism in adulthood weight loss.'

Primary Supervisor – Professor Phillipa Hay

Co-supervisors – Dr Natalie Morrison, Professor Stephen Touyz, Dr Haider Mannan

Mansi Dhami

Topic: 'Investigating the impacts of infant and young child feeding on diarrhoea and stunting among children younger than 2 years of age in India'

Primary Supervisor – Dr Felix Ogbo

Co-supervisor – Dr Kingsley Agho

Moin Uddin Ahmed

Topic: 'Epidemiological and Economic Burden of Diabetes-related Foot Disease among Older Adults in New South Wales, Australia'

Primary Supervisor – Associate Professor Kathy Tannous

Co-Supervisors – Associate Professor Kingsley Agho, Professor David Simmons, Professor Deborah Turner, Dr Frances Henshaw

Paul Fahey

Topic: 'An algorithm for estimating the future number of cancer survivors: cancers of the digestive tract'

Primary Supervisor – Professor Andrew Page

Co-Supervisors – Professor Glenn Stone (External), Associate Professor Thomas Astell-Burt (University of Wollongong)

Phillip Good

Phillip Good

Topic: 'Children as Health Ambassadors: An Approach to Improving Health, Wellbeing, and Learning Outcomes for Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous Children and Communities'

Primary Supervisor – Dr Rebekah Lorraine Grace

Co-Supervisors – Dr Cathy Kaplun, Dr Janet Conti

Piumee Bandara

Topic: 'Domestic violence and suicidal behaviour in Sri Lanka'

Primary Supervisor – Professor Andrew Page

Co-supervisors – Dr Duleeka Knipe (University of Bristol), Professor Thilini Rajapakse (University of Peradeniya), Dr Lalith Senarathna (Rajarata University)

Rebekah Rankin

Rebekah Rankin

Topic: 'Client and Carer Perception/satisfaction of Care and Lived Experience and Other Heath Care Provider’s Perception/ satisfaction with the First Residential Facility for the Treatment of Eating Disorders in Australia'

Primary Supervisor – Dr Janet Conti

Co-supervisor – Associate Professor Lucie Ramjan; Professor Phillipa Hay

Rose Vala

Topic: 'The clinical quality of psychological and counselling social work services for Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (ascsa): survivors’ experiences, and clinicians’ perspectives of their own expertise'

Primary Supervisor – Professor Jane Ussher

Co-supervisor – Dr Elizabeth Conroy

Rosie Charter

Rosie Charter

Topic: 'Experiences and constructions of parenthood amongst transgender Australians' 

Primary Supervisor – Professor Jane Ussher

Co-supervisor – Professor Janette Perz

Sam Hogan

Sam Hogan

Research area: 'Prevalence and determinants of Hepatitis B infection among selected populations in Nepal'

Primary Supervisor – Dr Kate McBride

Co-supervisors – Professor Andrew Page, Dr Sameer Dixit

Sam Sperring

Research area: 'LGBTI experiences of cancer survivorship and care'

Primary Supervisor – Professor Jane Ussher

Co-supervisors – Professor Janette Perz, Dr Alex Hawkey

Samantha Ryan

Topic: 'Investigating women’s subjective experiences of embodiment in the premenstrual phase of the cycle in the context of body dissatisfaction'

Primary Supervisor - Professor Jane Ussher

Co-supervisors - Professor Janette Perz, Dr Chloe Parton

Samia

Samia Michail

Topic: 'Child Voice Mechanisms for Children at Risk in NSW'

Primary Supervisor - Dr Rebekah Grace

Co-supervisors - Dr Kelly-Anne Baird, Dr Tobia Fattore

Sandra Marjanovic

Sandra Marjanovic

Topic: 'Reducing Lung Cancer Stigma in Healthcare Settings to Improve Quality of Care'

Primary Supervisor - Dr Kate McBride

Co-supervisors - Dr Tara Roberts, Professor Andrew Page, Dr Emily Stone (UNSW)

Sandra Sonego

Topic: 'Improving the experiences of colorectal cancer care among ethnic minority patients in South West Sydney: Development of a Patient Navigation program'

Primary Supervisor - Dr Kate McBride

Co-supervisor - Dr Catharine Fleming

Scott Fatt

Scott Fatt

Topic: 'Understanding disordered eating, body image, and eating disorders in athletes'

Primary Supervisor – Dr Deborah Mitchison

Co-supervisor – Professor Phillipa Hay, Dr Emma George

Shahana

Shahana Ferdousi

Topic: 'Evaluation of GP Practice Indicators and Real Time Visualisation for Chronic Disease Outcomes'

Primary Supervisor – Professor Andrew Page

Co-supervisor – Dr Kate McBride

Shamalee Wasana Jayarathne

Shamalee Wasana Jayarathne

Topic: 'Impact of place on professional identity development of medical students and medical trainees'

Primary Supervisor – Professor Wendy Hu

Co-supervisor – Dr Iman Hegazi

Sinead Day 

Sinead Day

Topic: 'The effectiveness of residential treatment for eating disorders and trauma as a moderator of treatment outcomes'

Primary Supervisor – Dr Deborah Mitchison

Co-supervisor – Professor Phillipa Hay, Associate Professor Kathy Tannous

 

Sisira Dharmaratne

Topic: 'Place, Social Accountability and Professional Identity Formation'

Primary Supervisor – Professor Wendy hu

Co-supervisor – Dr Asela Olupeliyawa, Professor Stephen Tobin

Sithum Munasinghe

Topic: 'Optimal referral pathways to reduce psychological distress and subsequent self-harm among those presenting to primary care with a mental health condition'

Primary Supervisor – Dr Haider Mannan

Co-supervisor – Professor Andrew Page

Susan Manners

Susan Manners

Topic: 'Women’s construction and experiences of hormonal and non-hormonal contraception'

Primary Supervisor – Dr Alex Hawkey

Co-supervisor – Professor Jane Ussher, Professor Janette Perz

Tag Yassine

Tagrid Yassine

Topic: 'Impacts of place-based knowing on curriculum and student experiences'

Primary Supervisor – Professor Wendy Hu

Co-supervisor – Associate Professor Monica Moran, Professor Dawn Forman, Dr Yann Guisard

Tensae Mekonnen

Topic: 'Maternal health service utilization in Ethiopia : A secondary analysis of the Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey data'

Primary Supervisor – Professor Janette Perz

Co-supervisor – Dr Tinashe Dune

Yvie Yang

Yive Yang

Topic: 'What is the added value of a dietitian in the treatment of eating disorders?'

Primary Supervisor – Professor Phillipa Hay

Co-supervisor – Dr Janet Conti