The Centre is pleased to announce its summer vacation research students for 2016-17. Due to supervisor unavailability, only a limited number of projects were offered this round.
Congratulations to the following students who will be working on digital health research projects supervised by Dr Camille Short (FFCMH) and Associate Professor Niranjan Bidargaddi (Personal Health Informatics Group, Flinders University)
Megan McIntosh -Uni of Adelaide, Bachelors of Arts and Psychology
Celine Chong – Uni of Adelaide, Bachelor of Psychology
Jing Qian – Uni of Adelaide, Bachelor of Psychological Science (previous Masters in Computer Science)
Josie Miller – Uni of Adelaide, Bachelors of Psychology and Media
The students will evaluate apps and websites to support healthy lifestyle changes, manage chronic disease and recover from cancer. The overall objective is to design interventions that effectively reach men and provide targeted support. Skills will be developed in writing persuasive health messages, validation of behavioural assessment tools, mapping of digital footprints and critical appraisal of the literature.
We also congratulate and welcome back Irene Nikoloudakis – Uni of Adelaide Bachelors of Psychology, Commerce and Laws. Irene has been awarded a prestigious Adelaide Summer Research Scholarship (ASRS) from the University of Adelaide. This is the second year in a row that Irene has received this highly competitive award, which is an outstanding achievement. Irene will be supervised by Dr Camille Short and will work on e-health programs including the establishment of a volunteer register for the Centre.
Ms Jessica Heatlie (UniSA Molecular Biology/Biochemistry) has also received a scholarship to undertake a laboratory-based placement under the supervision of Dr Ian Johnson (UniSA). Jessica’s project will focus on the androgen receptor, a protein that is implicated in prostate cancer.