Past Projects

Behavioural pathways to obesity: Understanding the role of physical activity and nutrition in weight gain among Australian adults
Researcher(s):
Kylie Ball (Deakin University), supervised by David Crawford
Palliative Care practices in high intensive transplant care units
Researcher(s):
Cecelia Boyd
Learning Improves in Networking Communities (LINC)
Researcher(s):
Dr Joanne Deppeler
The role of control in determining subjective well-being among obese women and women self-reporting disturbed eating behaviour
Researcher(s):
Sasha Gardiner-Crossley (Deakin University)
Quality of life within the community - A focus on Neighbourhood Watch
Researcher(s):
Kathryn Heily (Supervised by Dr. Sandra Tunley)
Impact of the Limbs of Hope Prosthetic Program on the Physical and Psychosocial Function of Victims of Uppere Extremity Amputation in Sierra Leone, West Africa
Researcher(s):
Jeffrey Johnson MS, Kim Kargbo RN, Matthew Oakes MS, Stephanie Oakes MS
Quality of life for people with multiple sclerosis
Researcher(s):
Professor Marita McCabe (Deakin University)
Children of chronically ill parents
Researcher(s):
David Morley (Institute of Neurology, University College London), supervised by Dr Marjan Jahanshahi
Seeking a Good Life: Human Goods and Sexual Offending
Researcher(s):
Mayumi Purvis (University of Melbourne), supervised by Professor Tony Ward
Social, cultural and environmental determinants of the burden of disease
Researcher(s):
Dr Daniel Reidpath (Deakin University), Dr Aka Kouamé (IFORD, Cameroon), Dr Pascale Allotey (University of Melbourne), Professor Robert Cummins (Deakin University)
Daily Hassles & fear of crime: Its impact on the quality of life among Adult population of Karachi City
Researcher(s):
Haider Rizvi (University of Karachi), Dr.Nazre Khalique (University of Karachi)
The quality of life of Mental Disability Patients
Researchers: Sonia Soto (Universidad de Buenos Aires)
To characterise the influences of a wilderness experience on the individual health and wellbeing among tour guests on Fraser Island
Researcher(s):
Miss Belinda Warren, Honours Research Student at University of the Sunshine Coast. Supervised by Dr Anne Neller and Dr Ron Neller
Improving the Contribution of Protected Areas to Quality of Life in Rural and Regional Communities
Researcher(s):
Matthew Wolnicki, principal supervisor Robyn Bushell
Talking to The Animals: matters of affect, attachment and bonding
Graduate Diploma Project, 2001. MARCS Auditory Laboratories, Sydney
The Impact of Huntington's Disease on the Quality of Life of Family Caregivers
Researcher(s):
Aimee Aubeeluck (University of Derby), supervised by Dr. Heather Buchanan
The impact of various forms of insecurity on personal well-being in the Australian population
Researcher(s):
Professor Alan Black (Edith Cowan University), Professor Robert A. Cummins (Deakin University), Dr Peter Kaldor ( NCLS Research), Keith Castle (Anglicare NSW), and Rev Dr Philip J. Hughes (Christian Research Association)
A new direction for Quality of Life: Evaluating the Comprehensive Quality of Life Scale as a measure of satisfaction and depression
Researcher(s):
Vanessa Cook, supervised by Professor Robert Cummins (Deakin University)
Subjective Quality of Life and Perceived Control in Carers of people with mental illness: Pre and post participation in an educational course
Researcher(s):
Rachel Cousins (Deakin University), supervised by Professor Robert Cummins
Relationships between self-esteem, control and optimism
Researcher(s):
Catherine Croft (Deakin University)
The role of the homeostatic model of subjective well being in individual's participating in a community-based methadone program
Researcher(s):
Rachael Freeland (Deakin University)
Off to a Healthy Start: A longitudinal ethnographic study of health and settlement amongst newly arrived refugee youth
Researcher(s):
Professor Sandy Gifford (Deakin University), Dr Ida Kaplan (Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture), and Dr. Daniel Reidpath (Deakin University)
The Quality of Life of People with MS and their Partners
Researcher(s):
Kylie King (Deakin University), supervised by Professor Robert Cummins
Rating Quality of Life in young children (3-8 years): evaluating the appropriate presentation and response formats
Researcher(s):
Miss Jo Lawford, supervised by Professor Christine Eiser
The relationship between primary and secondary control strategies and job satisfaction for people with low and high job control
Researcher(s):
Elise Maher (Deakin University)
Spirituality and well-being: A comparative study between university and theological college students
Researcher(s):
Wenda McPherson (Deakin University), supervised by Professor Robert Cummins
Determinants to the employment and retention of people with disabilities in the Western Australian Public Sector
Researcher(s):
Tulip Penney
Quality of life and health: A comparative study on Australian and Croatian people
Researcher(s):
Gorka Vuletic (Deakin University)
Development of a quality of life scale for dogs
Researcher(s):
Janina Wojciechowska, Caroline Hewson, Vianne Timmons, Norma Guy, Gary Patronek (University of P.E.I)