PhD’s with CAHE

CAHE PhD students are an integral part of the CAHE team, conducting independent research under expert supervision to produce strong and relevant findings and outcomes. Students are provided with opportunities to showcase their in-depth knowledge of their subject as they progress, and are actively involved in research projects, providing experience and opportunities to work with experts in their field.

World-class research

Find all you need to know about PhD and research study at Griffith, from degrees to scholarships and how to apply. Our Griffith Graduate Research School also offers a range of opportunities to enhance your graduate experience.

Research study Graduate Research School

HDR candidates and thesis topic

Amandine BarnettEvaluation of mobile health (mHealth) to support nutrition management of diet-related chronic conditions in hospital and outpatient settings.
Asmaa El-Heneidy Assessing effectiveness of vaccine schedules for childhood infectious diseases.
Ruvini Hettiarachchi Application of cost-utility analysis in oral health: Preventive oral health interventions among children and adolescents as an example.
Brent Hodgkinson Determining the most cost-effective lifetime varicella/herpes zoster vaccination strategy.
Fatma Maraiki Costs of Immune-Related Adverse Events (irAEs) for Checkpoint Inhibitors in Solid Tumours.
Charlene Matthews Enhancing weight management using mHealth: supporting behaviour change to improve long term outcomes.
Laura McCosker An investigation of the impacts of and responses to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in people who are homeless in Australia.
Gabor Mihala Acute gastroenteritis in the first two years of life.
Rumbidzai Mutsekwa Establishing value propositions in full, advanced and extended scope of practice models in dietetics.
Charles Okafor Health economic assessment of revision total knee replacement in Australia.
Peter Snelling Bedside ultrasound for paediatric distal forearm injuries.
Mari Takashima Respiratory illness and bacteria in the first 2 years of life: a community-based birth cohort study.
Sri Teppala Cost effectiveness of genetic testing in prostate cancer.
Tianjiao Wang Health Economics of Reproductive Carrier Screening for Recessive Genetic Conditions.

Our scholarships: Medicinal Cannabis

The Centre for Applied Health Economics, School of Medicine and Dentistry, through the Australian Centre for Cannabinoid Clinical and Research Excellence (ACRE), is seeking applications for a PhD scholarship from a highly talented graduate to undertake a project in the Economics of Medicinal Cannabinoids.

Our available projects

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HDR Spotlights

Ruvini Hettiarachchi

My PhD project is developing a quality of life measure that can be used in health economic evaluations of dental caries interventions among children and adolescents. This quality of life measure for dental caries would facilitate better health economic evaluation of oral health care interventions. CAHE is one of the best health economic research centres in Australia with expertise in wide areas of research including health economics, biostatistics and health technology assessment. It is a great privilege for me to conduct health economic research under CAHE’s expert guidance. My PhD supervisors and friendly working team are always ready to provide extra support I may need for my PhD journey.

Gabor Mihala

My PhD research aims to add to our understanding of the disease burden and causes of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) in healthy infants during the first two years of life. My research focuses on infants in a developed country following the introduction of rotavirus vaccination, including identifying enteric organisms that act as genuine pathogens, as well as demographic, clinical and environmental factors that may influence infection and the duration of the illness. The aims of the study are to identify the different ways that have been used to identify episodes of AGE in paediatric cohort studies, to describe the characteristics associated with AGE incidence and duration, and the healthcare burden associated with disease incidence and duration. Also, it aims to describe the time from birth until the first detection of intestinal pathogens, and to investigate the association between the stool-sample results and the observed symptoms and associated healthcare use.

Srinivas Teppala

I am a medical doctor with a research background in epidemiology, health outcomes research and big data analytics. Most of my early research was on novel biomarkers (liver enzymes and proteins) and endocrine disruptors (like Bisphenol A (BPA)) and their relationship to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and sleep disorders. In recent years, I have been more interested in the translation of health care data towards evidence that could potentially improve clinical practice guidelines and health policy. Health Economics is an important avenue that guides both clinicians and policy makers towards making evidence-based decisions.

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Contact the Centre for Applied Health Economics on (07) 3735 - 9117