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Below are the available and potential research projects that students can undertake within the School of Pharmacy.

Pharmacometrics

Title: Establishing PK and PD models for antibiotics used in special pediatric populations
Contact: Dr Stefanie Hennig

Title: Characterising progression of glycaemic control in young children with type 1 diabetes
Contact: Dr Stefanie Hennig

Title: Optimal experimental design and its application for clinical studies
Contact: Dr Stefanie Hennig

Title: Population pharmacokinetics in children, especially premature infants
Contact: Associate Professor Bruce Charles

Title: Population pharmacokinetics in chemotherapy
Contact: (Associate Professor Bruce Charles)

Title: Towards optimal dosing of new immunosuppressant drugs in solid organ transplants
Contact: Professor Sue Tett and Dr Christine Staatz

Pharmacy Education

Title: Patient-centeredness in pharmacy education and practice
Contact: Dr Karen Luetsch

Quality Use of Medicines

Title: Adherance and its relationship to patient beliefs towards their medicines
Contact: Dr Neil Cottrell

Title: Availability, variety and use of electronic cigarettes and smokeless tobacco in Australia
Contact: A/Prof. Kathryn Steadman

Title: International comparisons of medicines use, investigating pharmaceutical policy and other influences on usage
Contact: Professor Sue Tett

Title: Patient and practitioner beliefs, decisions and use of complementary medicines
Contact: A/Prof. Kathryn Steadman and Dr Jasmina Fejzic

Title: Use of lubricants and devices to improve oral medication swallowing and compliance
Contact: A/Prof. Kathryn Steadman

Title: Using linked population health data (from longitudinal cohort studies) to evaluate a number of questions of clinical interest eg. long term adverse consequences of specific medicines such as PPIs
Contact: Professor Sue Tett

Title: Extending pharmacist roles in oral healthcare delivery and promotion
Contact: Dr Meng-Wong Taing

Pharmacoepidemiology

The use of medicines in populations.

Title: Trends in the use of selected medicines in Australia and other countries
Contact: Dr Samantha Hollingworth

Title: Profiles of adverse events from medicines in Australia and other countries
Contact: Dr Samantha Hollingworth

Title: Quality of evidence to support medicine use in Australia and other countries
Contact: Dr Samantha Hollingworth

Title: Real world outcomes with the use of high cost medicines in hospital treatments (e.g. cancer)
Contact: Dr Samantha Hollingworth

Title: Influences on medicine use: advertising of medicines in health professional publications
Contact: Dr Samantha Hollingworth

Title: Translation of evidence into practice within the pharmacy setting. What is the evidence of professional pharmacy services? Can we implement services in practice?
Contact: Dr Samantha Hollingworth

Therapeutic Targeting

Title: Advanced peptide and protein synthesis – for drug development, target identification, and drug delivery
Contact: Dr Peter Moyle

Title: Approaches to therapeutic targeting of MYB in leukaemia and other cancers 
Contact: Prof. Tom Gonda

Title: Bioanalysis, bioavailability and disposition of phytochemicals from tropical fruits 
Contact: Prof. Nick Shaw , Dr Amitha Hewavitharana and Professor Mike Gidley

Title: Biomolecular quantitation in LC-MS-MS: investigation of factors affecting accuracy
Contact: Prof. Nick Shaw and Dr Amitha Hewavitharana

Title: Calcium homeostasis in cancer: identification and characterization of novel drug targets 
Contact: Prof. Greg Monteith

Title: Caveolae and angiogenesis
Contact: A/Prof Marie-Odile Parat

Title: Caveolar proteins and cancer
Contact: A/Prof Marie-Odile Parat

Title: Caveolae and tumour cell response to pressure
Contact: A/Prof Marie-Odile Parat

Title: Charged liposaccharide based drug delivery systems 
Contact: Prof. Istvan Toth

Title: Compounding and compounded medicines: issues and quality
Contact: A/Prof. Kathryn Steadman

Title: Computer-aided design, synthesis and evaluation of new drugs for cancer, pain and neurodegenerative diseases
Contact: Dr Ben Ross

Title: Design and evaluation of caveola-targeted drug delivery vectors
Contact: Dr Harendra [Harry] Parekh and A/Prof Marie-Odile Parat

Title: Design, synthesis and evaluation of novel molecules for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease
Contact: Dr Ben Ross

Title: Development and application of high-throughput functional gene-based screening
Contact: Prof. Tom Gonda

Title: Development and cell based studies of anti-Alzheimer’s disease therapies
Contact: Dr Ben Ross and A/Prof Marie-Odile Parat

Title: Development of acoustically active microbubble & nanobubble formulations for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes
Contact: Dr Harendra [Harry] Parekh

Title: Development of novel reducible gene delivery systems 
Contact: Dr Harendra [Harry] Parekh

Title: Diabetic neuropathy: mechanistic studies 
Contact: Prof. Maree Smith

Title: Discovery of new drugs by ligand- and structure-based virtual screening of chemical libraries
Contact: Dr Ben Ross

Title: Duboisia hopwoodii: chemical, biological and taxonomic variation across Australia
Contact: A/Prof. Kathryn Steadman

Title: Evoluation of novel analgesic agents for the relief of neuropathy pain 
Contact: Prof. Maree Smith

Title: Using toxins to understand the mechanisms of pain
Contact: Dr Irina Vetter

Title: Gene delivery systems 
Contact: Prof. Istvan Toth

Title: Gene delivery therapeutics for age-related macular degeneration
Contact: Dr Harendra [Harry] Parekh

Title: Identification and characterization of novel ion and drug transporters and the design of novel high throughput screening assays for new pharmaceuticals
Contact: Prof. Greg Monteith

Title: Identification and evaluation of chemotherapeutic molecules in traditional plant-derived remedies used by the Aboriginal peoples 
Contact: Prof. Nick ShawA/Prof Marie-Odile Parat and Prof. Melissa Fitzgerald

Title: Identification and functional characterisation of MYB target genes
Contact: Prof. Tom Gonda

Title: Identifying the roles played by post-translational modifications
Contact: Dr Peter Moyle

Title: Lubricants and thickeners for medication swallowing difficulties
Contact: A/Prof. Kathryn Steadman

Title: Mammary gland development and lactation: Calcium transport
Contact: Prof. Sarah Roberts-Thomson

Title: Molecular approaches for breast cancer research
Contact: Prof. Sarah Roberts-Thomson

Title: Morphine and metastasis
Contact: A/Prof Marie-Odile Parat

Title: Myeloid leukaemia gene discovery
Contact: Prof. Tom Gonda

Title: Novel immunoadjuvants for vaccine delivery 
Contact: Prof. Istvan Toth

Title: Painful diabetic neuropathy: towards improved drug treatments
Contact: Prof. Maree Smith

Title: Peripheral mechanisms of analgesia and the involvement of the immune system
Contact: Dr Peter Cabot

Title: Physiological regulation and the role of calcium transporters 
Contact: Prof. Greg Monteith

Title: Pituri: native tobacco as a nicotine source in Australia
Contact: A/Prof. Kathryn Steadman

Title: Plant-derived bioactives: targeted delivery using modern techniques
Contact: Dr Harendra [Harry] Parekh

Title: Quantitation of markers of oxidative stress using LC-MS-MS 
Contact: A/Prof Jeff Coombes, Prof. Nick Shaw and Dr Amitha Hewavitharana

Title: Recombinant, semisynthetic, and synthetic vaccines and delivery systems
Contact: Dr Peter Moyle

Title: Regulation of MYB expression by transcriptional elongation: mechanism and potential for targeting in cancer 
Contact: Prof. Tom Gonda

Title: Role of caveolar proteins in glioblastoma
Contact: A/Prof Marie-Odile Parat

Title: Role of MYB in human breast cancer
Contact: Prof. Tom Gonda

Title: Screening of marine bacteria for antibiotics and novel drugs 
Contact: Dr Amitha HewavitharanaProf. Nick Shaw and A/Prof J. Fuerst

Title: Studies of xenobiotic metabolism and small molecule biomarkers using LC-MS-MS 
Contact: Prof. Nick Shaw , Dr Amitha Hewavitharana and Dr Peter Cabot

Title: Study of the metabolism of opioid peptides using LC/MS/MS and the role of opioid metaboites in inflammatory disease 
Contact: Prof. Nick Shaw , Dr Amitha Hewavitharana and Dr Peter Cabot

Title: Synthesis and application of dendrimers in RNAi 
Contact: Dr Harendra [Harry] Parekh

Title: Targeted delivery of peptide/protein therapeutics
Contact: Dr Peter Moyle

Title: Targeted oligonucleotide delivery systems
Contact: Dr Peter Moyle

Use of supercritical fluid technologies to prepare nanoparticles and advanced drug delivery systems
Contact: Dr James Falconer