Higher Degree by Research - Clinical Science
From well to wounded and back again: Identity and agency in high risk, highly cohesive soldiers undergoing rehabilitation in the Australian Army
Current research: Genetics and physiology of late-maturity α-amylase (LMA) in wheat.
I research problems in computer vision, which involves using computers to understand images.
The main problems I have worked on are the estimation of 3D shape from images, and tracking moving objects in images.
My research interests are in the areas of grain quality, grain for health, industry relation, food science, food chemistry and sensory. In my PhD, I studied on antioxidant and vitamin E in barley in genetic basis and during the food chain, from a range of varieties through storage and processing to healthy products. My current project is about malting quality which consists of studies to support the development of varieties with increased malt extract and investigation of rapid predictive NIR/MIR tests for malting quality for use early in the breeding purpose.
Frank began a nursing career at the Royal Adelaide Hospital after graduation from the University of South Australia (Salisbury). After a stint in neurosurgery Frank moved to work in Intensive Care, where he spent the majority of his clinical life. After completing post graduate qualifications in ICU a shift in direction saw him move into nursing education, particularly clinical education.