CEMS welcomes inquiries from students who may be interested in undertaking study for a higher degree in relation to ethics or social research in medicine and the health sciences. This study will be undertaken with Professor Paul Komesaroff at Monash University. The work is wide-ranging, covering clinical studies, public health, ethics of research and global health. Current projects include:
2017 PhD students:
Michael Chapman: Co-Supervisor A/Professor Jenni Philip, University of Melbourne, Dept Medicine – The ethics of decision making at the end of life: Understanding the experience of decision making for persons with dementia and their carers
Danielle Couch: Portrayals of body weight in popular Australian media
Patrick Fiddes: William Osler: an inquiry into his epistemologies and pedagogy
Maithri Haeshan Goonetilleke: This research project will explore both the dynamic relationship between disease and poverty in rural areas of Swaziland as well as existing and potential frameworks for mitigating the effects of such an interaction.
Michael Chapman: Co-Supervisor A/Professor Jenni Philip, University of Melbourne, Dept Medicine – Understanding the experience of making decisions for persons with dementia and their carers
Kieran Le Plastrier: Performance landscapes of the clinical encounter: How are the dynamics of the patient-doctor relationship impacted by managerial interventions including ‘The Four Hour Rule’ targets in emergency departments of Australian public hospitals?
Ke Li: Relationships between approaches to diagnosis in Western and Chinese medicine.
Ala Soulaiman Ahmad Obeidat: The Integration of clinical ethics and quality of health care to improve health service management in Jordanian hospitals
Amanda Pettman: Towards a phenomenological approach to dietetics practice