When older people undergo surgery they take on a number of risks. Lisbeth Evered studied the impact that anaesthesia has on the brain and how it may cause dementia.
Vivian Gerrand was puzzled when her Somali-Italian-Australian friend asked for information booklets in Italian rather than Somali. This prompted her to explore ideas around migrant identity and belonging.
Sandra Davidson investigated how a person’s social identity affected their ability to recover from depression.
Andrew Perkins’ research examined the delicate dance between a composer teaching and protecting his muse.
Caring for loved ones with dementia at home is hugely taxing. Kirsten Moore assessed whether support services were effective.
Nhan Tran searches for the gift of sight, researching a bionic eye for the blind.
Carolyn Coulson investigates the health risks of being EUI (Elderly While Under the Influence).
Elise Furlan wades though creeks and waterways in search of the illusive Ornithorhynchus anatinus — the platypus.
Daniel Golding wanders around video game worlds, takes in the view and discovers that little is truly new in cyberspace.
Forget fight night. Helen Clausen discovered something far more critical when it comes to boxing and brain function.