Diverse research opportunities
Right now, we're coming up with solutions for chronic disease and novel therapies for psychiatric disorders, and novel management strategies for musculoskeletal and metabolic disorders. We’re striving to find the links between physical and mental health.
Study with us and you'll have the opportunity to work on a diverse range of research projects. These could include the correlation of diet and mental health, the health burden of osteoporosis, online psychological interventions and much more.
We offer projects for students enrolled in Honours, Masters and PhD. Potential projects can be found here: School of Medicine Research Projects - Handbook
I’ve gained hands-on clinical experience and had access to the latest technology, hands-on training and world-class supervisors… I now feel confident that I’m prepared for a successful research career.
IMPACT RHD student
Partners for successful research outcomes
There's nothing more productive than working directly with industry and academic partners. Our research students get the chance to work with academic partners at a local, national and international level.
IMPACT SRC has several ongoing collaborations, including Stanford University, Harvard University, Cambridge, University of Toronto, University of Manitoba, Barcelona University, University of East Finland, University of Melbourne, Australian Catholic University, Monash University, James Cook University, University of Queensland, University of Sydney, Curtin University, University of Londrina, University of Rio Grande do Sul, the Baker IDI, the Australian and New Zealand Diabetes and Cancer Collaboration (ANZDCC), and many others.
Current PhD projects
Targeting the prenatal diet for maternal and infant gut health
Serotonin and Bone Metabolism
Bipolar Disorder and Bone Health
Acute Health Service Utilisation in Diabetes Mellitus: A Project in Western Victoria
Dysglycaemia in women
Bone Material Strength: A New Method for Determining the Material Properties of Bone
The efficacy of adjunctive Garcinia mangostana linn (mangosteen) pericarp for bipolar depression: A 24-week double-blind, randomised, placebo controlled trial
Muscle power and brain power
The Impact of Mental Health on Cancer Associated Mortality
Biological pathways that mediate between diet and depression
The development of a clinical risk assessment tool for predicting depression
Understanding the role of health literacy in the prevention of osteoporosis
MICRO-‘SCOPE: A study of diet, gut microbiota and mental health in community-dwelling adults
The contribution of systemic inflammation to the association between frailty and musculoskeletal health
Completed PhD projects
Cigarette smoking and increased anxiety symptoms and disorders.
Attributions of responsibility for motor vehicle accidents and post-injury outcomes.
Sleep disturbances and associated health outcomes: an epidemiological study.
Personality disorders in the community.
Discussion Forum Engagement in an Online Intervention for Bipolar Disorder.
For further information about honours, PhD and postdoctoral opportunities, please contact Associate Professor Lana Williams:
Associate Professor Lana Williams
+61 3 4215 3320
Email Associate Professor Williams
+61 3 4215 3320
IMPACT Strategic Research Centre
School of Medicine
PO Box 281
Geelong Victoria 3220