I am researching the pregnancy journey for women with pre-exisiting diabetes and how we can improve pre-pregnancy counselling. I am a mental health social worker and diabetes educator with over 16 years experience working in diabetes and mental health. I have also lived with type 1 diabetes since 1979 and am a blogger, writer and diabetes advocate. I founded an online diabetes counselling service in 2001 and am a leader in online support in health.
TAMARA G. ROBINS
BA, BHlthSc(Hons), MPsych(Clin), PhD (submitted)
I am a provisional candidate in the combined Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Organisational & Human Factors), supervised by Professor Paul Delfabbro and Associate Professor Amanda LeCouteur. My research is in the area of workplace design with a focus on the social and psychological adaptation to open-plan workplace designs.
Manouchehr Haghighi is an associate professor and a leading researcher in Australian School of Petroleum. His research focus is on integrated reservoir simulation, EOR and hydraulic fracturing. Before joining the University in 2009, Manouchehr spent 15 years in the oil and gas industry, most recently as project director of several integrated reservoir simulation study. Manouchehr received a PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Southern California, USA.
My primary research focus is lucid dreaming. In a lucid dream, the dreamer realises that they are dreaming and can then explore and even control the dream. Lucid dreaming has a wide range of potential benefits and applications such as creative problem solving, treatment for recurrent nightmares and improvement of motor skills through rehearsal in the dream environment (e.g. for elite athletes or people recovering from severe physical trauma).
My research areas include mathematical & statistical modelling in biology and medicine, bioinformatics, statistical genetics, biostatistics and applied mathematics. Specifically, the topics are mainly on classification and cluster analysis of biological sequence or clinical data, modelling and analysis of next generation sequencing (NGS) data, computational molecular evolution and phylogenetics, genetic epidemiology (GWAS/rare variant analysis), gene prediction/finding, and metagenomics.
Zahra is a PhD researcher working at the School of Architecture and Built Environment, the University of Adelaide. She is a member of the "Center for Asian and Middle Eastern Architecture (CAMEA)", and also working at the "History, Theory and Culture" research cluster with the School of Architecture and Built Environment. Doing research on early sixteenth Persian gardens and landscapes, her project is titled: "Botanic and Poetic Landscapes: A Reading of two Persian Sources on Early Safavid Gardens".
Erandi graduated from the University of South Australia (UniSA) and Australian National University (ANU) with a Bachelor of Medical Science co-badged degree in 2013. She was a recipient of the School Leaver’s scholarship for the duration of her undergraduate degree. Erandi has been successful in obtaining two summer research scholarships at UniSA and ANU to expand her research skills.