Big tick for research papers

From environmental and mental health to rural worker conditions in Bangladesh, Flinders higher-degree research is making a difference.

A seminal paper on removing mercury pollution from the environment was among the Flinders University leading PhD student research papers for 2016.

Other research uncovered new findings in the fields of medicine, law, archaeology, biological sciences, psychology, computer science, engineering and mathematics.

The Dean of Graduate Research, Professor Tara Brabazon, said the annual Best Research Higher Degree Student Publications continued to set the benchmark high for Flinders.

“Research is the foundation for innovation, but research in and of itself is only the first step. Dissemination is key,” Professor Brabazon says. “This annual program demonstrates Flinders’ commitment to high quality research dissemination while recognising the best of our research higher degree students and their transformative scholarship.”

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Robert Saint added: “It is important that we remember and value our PhD and masters students. They are our future.”

The winners, who received their certificates yesterday, also received $1,000 towards the cost of their research higher degree and their published paper.

The winners from all four faculties were:

Selim Reza Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law, Flinders Law (2016) “Hyper-individualized Recruitment: Rural-urban Labour Migration and Precarious Construction Work in Bangladesh.” Migration, Mobility, & Displacement 2 (2): 40-61. Supervisor Dr Maria Giannacopoulos and Associate Professor Marinella Marmo.

Susan Arthure EHL, School of Humanities and Creative Arts – Archaeology (2015) “Being Irish: The Nineteenth Century South Australian Community of Baker’s Flat”. Archaeologies, 11(2), pp169-188. Supervisors Associate Professor Heather Burke and Dr Alice Gorman.

Leena Baghdadi Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, School of Medicine (2015) The Impact of Traditional Cardiovascular Risk Factors on Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Baghdadi LR, Woodman RJ, Shanahan EM, Mangoni AA. PLoS One. 2015 Feb 17;10(2):e0117952. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0117952. eCollection 2015. Supervisor Professor Arduino Mangoni and associate supervisors Professor Richard Woodman and Associate Professor Michael Shanahan.

Antonio Inserra MNHS, School of Medicine (2016) Inflammasome signaling affects anxiety- and depressive-like behavior and gut microbiome composition. Wong ML, Inserra A, Lewis MD, Mastronardi CA, Leong L, Choo J, Kentish S, Xie P, Morrison M, Wesselingh SL, Rogers GB, Licinio J. Molecular Psychiatry 2016 Jun;21(6):797-805. doi: 10.1038/mp.2016.46. Epub 2016 Apr 19. Professor Julio Licinio.

Christopher Brauer Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Biological Sciences (2016) Riverscape genomics of a threatened fish across a hydroclimatically heterogeneous river basin. Molecular Ecology, 25, 5093–5113. Brauer CJ, Hammer M P and Beheregaray LB . Supervisor Professor Luciano Beheregaray.

Gholamreza Kefayati Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics (2016) Lattice Boltzmann Method for simulation of mixed convection of a Bingham fluid in a lid-driven cavity. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 103, 725-743. HR Kefayati and RR Huilgol. Supervisor Raj Huilgol.

Max Worthington Science and Engineering, CSEM (2016) Sulfur-Limonene Polysulfide: A Material Synthesized Entirely from Industrial By-Products and Its Use in Removing Toxic Metals from Water and Soil. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 55, 1714-1718. MP Crockett, AM Evans, MJH. Worthington*, IS Albuquerque, AD Slattery, CT Gibson, JA  Campbell, DA Lewis, GJL Bernardes, JM Chalker. Supervisor Dr Justin Chalker.

Jamie-Lee Pennesi Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, School of Psychology  (2016) A systematic review of the existing models of disordered eating: Do they inform the development of effective interventions? Clinical Psychology Review, 43, 175–192. Pennesi JL and Wade TD. Supervisor Professor Tracey Wade.

Benjamin McLean Social and Behavioural Sciences, Psychology (In press – published online May 2016). Association of the jumping to conclusions and evidence integration biases with delusions in psychosis: A detailed meta-analysis. Schizophrenia Bulletin. McLean BF, Mattiske JK and Balzan RP. Supervisor Dr Ryan Balzan and Dr Julie Mattiske.

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