Student research portal

The Student Research Portal was established to be a comprehensive source of information for students and research supervisors to post, locate and enquire about available research projects and activities, report student research activity and achievements, and express an interest in teaching into the medical program. For details on the research options for students, click the Research in your medical degree button above.

Steps to find a project

You can find a research project or activity during your medical degree through 'Find a project'. This is a searchable database that contains a wide variety of research projects suitable for medical students. 

Step 1: Search Find a Project for area of interest, location or just browse. New projects are listed at the top. 

Step 2: Click on the project title for more information about the research and the supervisor.

Step 3: Click the Enquire button on the project summary page if you interested and want to know more. You can attach your CV to your enquiry. After you submit you will receive an email confirmation with a copy of your enquiry.

Step 4: Once you have established contact with the research supervisor, it is up to you and the supervisor to progress a research arrangement (or not).  If you are doing volunteer/extra-curricular research, please follow the requirements of Extended Research outlined on Research in your Medical Degree

Step 5: Once you have arranged research with a supervisor and before you begin, please ‘Register your research’ and complete the ‘Student Volunteering Experience Research Form’.

Find a project

Register your research

Please let us know about all research activities you are involved in during your medical degree. It all matters. Especially if you are doing voluntary (extracurricular) research. By registering your research, we can acknowledge and recognise these activities as part of your medical program.

Once you have arranged research with a supervisor and before you begin, all students doing voluntary research must complete a Student Volunteering Experience Research Form. Download the appropriate form below:

Register your research

Report your research achievements

UQ Medicine takes great pride in the research achievements of our students. Please use the form at the link below to enter your research achievements. These might include: journal publications, conference abstracts, oral or poster conference presentations, grants, awards, newspaper articles, interviews and invited talks.

Report research achievements

Feedback

If you have any comments or suggestions relating to student research, please contact us.

If you feel that your enquiry or comment is confidential, please feel free to contact A/Prof Diann Eley, Director of MD Research on d.eley@uq.edu.au

Contact Student Research

It's easy to post a research project for students. Before posting a project, please read through the Advice on supervising students in volunteer research document.

Posting a project

Step 1: The button below takes you to a form for you to enter the required information on any research project or activity you wish to offer a medical student. You may submit as many as you like at any time, but it is better if you have several similar projects to combine them into one posting with a more generic title to attract students. It is best if the title is not too specific.  

Step 2: When you submit the form you will receive an email confirmation of what you submitted. All projects will be uploaded as soon as possible to the Find a project database.

Step 3: Students will send you direct enquiries about your project from the Find a project page, and are asked to attach their CV. These enquiries will go to the contact email address you specified on the form. The email sender will be 'studentresearch@uq.edu.au'. 

Step 4: Please respond to any student enquiries at your earliest convenience, or within one week. Even a quick reply is sufficient and will be much appreciated.

What happens next? Once you have established contact – it is up to you and the student to progress a research arrangement (or not). For students doing volunteer/extra-curricular research, please familiarise yourself with the guidelines for students doing Extended Research.

Post your project

Provide feedback

If you have any comments, suggestions, or would like us to update your project listing, please contact us. If you feel that your enquiry or comment is confidential, please feel free to contact A/Prof Diann Eley, Director of MD Research on d.eley@uq.edu.au

Email Student Research

Cut and paste the required field into the search box, or browse the list below. You can search for projects based on:

  • Discipline (use list on right); or 
  • Location (use list on right); or
  • Type of student (cut and paste either PhD or MPhil only OR Volunteer/extra-curricular OR Both PhD/MPhil and Volunteer); or
  • Researcher, Clinician or Supervisor surname,

It is best to right click and open each project in a new tab, so that the search results are not lost.

Predicting type-1 diabetes

Genomics, Paediatrics, UQDI, Both types will be considered (i.e. flexible with project), Dr Ahmed Mehdi

Managing Chronic Fatigue using Scientific Insights from N-of-1 Studies

General practice, Primary care, UQ Centre for Clinical Research (Herston), Volunteer/extra-curricular (this would be similar to an Honours project), A/Prof Jane Nikles, Dr Suzanne McDonald

Multiple projects in cancer research

Cancers, Immunology, Pharmacology, Radiology and imaging, SBMS, St Lucia, Both types will be considered (i.e. flexible with project), Dr Sherry Wu

Multiple projects in child and youth mental health

Epidemiology, Genomics, Health services, Mental health, Neuroscience, PaediatricsPerinatal research, Psychiatry, Child Health Research Centre, Both types will be considered (i.e. flexible with project), Prof Christel Middeldorp

Severity of weight gain among heart transplant recipients

Cardiology, Epidemiology, Public health, QIMR Berghofer (Herston), Both types will be considered (i.e. flexible with project), Dr Kyoko Miura

Multiple projects in Neuromuscular Biomechanics

Biomedical engineering, Neuroscience, SBMS, St Lucia, Both types will be considered (i.e. flexible with project), Dr Taylor Dick

Delineating mechanisms of acquired resistance to kinase inhibitors

Cancers, Genomics, QIMR Berghofer (Herston), Both types will be considered (i.e. flexible with project), A/Prof Harsha Gowda

Microbiota characterisation and probiotic development

Infectious disease, UQ Centre for Clinical Research (Herston), Both types will be considered (i.e. flexible with project), Dr Hanna Sidjabat

The role of the GP in psychosocial care for cancer survivors

Cancers, General practice, Mental health, Primary care, Health Sciences Building Herston, Both PhD/MPhil & Volunteer, Dr Laura Deckx

Multiple projects in molecular and cell biology related to cancer research

Cancers, Pathology, St Lucia, PhD and MPhil, Dr Julia Pagan

Understanding the drivers of melanoma metastasis

Cancers, Neuroscience, SBMS, PhD or MPhil, A/Prof Michael Piper

Metabolic treatments for epilepsy

Neuroscience, Pharmacology, SBMS, A/Prof Karin Borges

Alteration in cellular immuno-metabolism as a disease driver in MND

Neuroscience, Pharmacology, SBMS, PhD or MPhil, A/Prof Trent Woodruff

Development of rapid diagnostic tool for malaria

Malaria, Infectious Disease, AMI, PhD or MPhil, Dr Maggy Lord

The Benefits of Valerian in Patients with Chronic Insomnia, a Multiple-Baseline Single-Case Experimental Design Study

Neuroscience, UQ Centre for Clinical Research (Herston), Volunteer/extra-curricular (this would be similar to an Honours student), Dr Jane Nilkes

Sepsis Audit - qSOFA vs SIRS

Emergency medicine, Redcliffe Hospital, Volunteer/extra-curricular, Dr Steven Hocken

A number of projects for the NHMRC CRE: Australasian Cerebral Palsy Clinical Trials network

Cerebral palsy, Centre for Children's Health Research, PhD, Professor Roslyn Boyd

CP muscle research:the effect of FAST training on calf muscle spasticity, structure and function in children with cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy, Centre for Children's Health Research, PhD or MPhil only, Professor Roslyn Boyd

Neuroimaging projects with QCPRRC and the Australian e-Health Research Centre (CSIRO)

Cerebral palsy, Centre for Children's Health Research, PhD, Professor Roslyn Boyd

LEAP-CP Learning through everyday activities for children with CP through parent to parent training

Cerebral palsy, Centre for Children's Health Research, PhD or MPhil only, Professor Roslyn Boyd

Very early detection and intervention for infants at risk of cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy, Centre for Children's Health Research, PhD, Professor Roslyn Boyd

Participate-CP: Optimising participation in physically active leisure for children with cerebral palsy: a randomised controlled trial

Cerebral palsy, Centre for Children's Health Research, PhD or MPhil only, Professor Roslyn Boyd

Multiple studies: Randomised controlled trial of Hand Arm Bimanual Intensive Training for children with bimanual Cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy, Centre for Children's Health Research, PhD or MPhil only, Professor Roslyn Boyd

Understand neural basis of resting-state network

Biomedical engineering, Neuroscience, Radiology and imaging, Queensland Brain Institute, Both PhD/MPhil and Volunteer, Associate Professor Kai-Hsiang Chuang

Australian Paediatric Head Injury Rules Study: Assessing the gap prior to implementation

Emergency medicine, Paediatrics, Trauma and critical care, Centre for Children's Health Research, Volunteer/extra-curricular, Dr Natalie Phillips

Audit of Medication Usage in Cognitive Assessment & Management (CAM) Unit

Geriatrics, Prince Charles Hospital, Volunteer/extra-curricular, Dr Kannan Natarajan

Mathematical and Clinical Neonatal Neuroscience (MCNN)

Biomedical engineering, Neuroscience, UQ Centre for Clinical Research (Herston), PhD or MPhil only, Dr Steve Mehrkanoon

Probiotic development for gastrointestinal tract capable in decolonizing antibiotic resistant bacteria

Infectious diseases, UQ Centre for Clinical Research (Herston), Both PhD/MPhil and Volunteer, Dr Hanna Sidjabat

Establishing an Australian Lymphoma National Registry

Cancers, Immunology, Oncology, Translational Research Institute, Volunteer/extra-curricular, Dr Colm Keane

Novel Antimicrobial coating for Orthopaedic Implants (max 3 students)

Biomedical engineering, Orthopaedics, The Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Both PhD/MPhil and Volunteer, Dr Phong Tran

Communicating the benefits of sitting less and moving more

General practice, Medical education, Public health, Telemedicine/Online health, School of Public, Both PhD/MPhil and Volunteer, Associate Professor Genevieve Healy

Multiple projects in Nephrology, Hepato-renal syndrome and Renin-Angiotensisn

Kidney disease, Ochsner Clinical School, Both PhD/MPhil and Volunteer, Dr Juan Carlos Velez

Melatonin for insomnia in Parkinsons disease

Mental health, Neuroscience, UQ Centre for Clinical Research (Herston), Both PhD/MPhil and Volunteer, Dr Jane Nikles

Multiple projects available on brain development

Neuroscience, Queensland Brain Institute, PhD or MPhil only, Professor Linda Richards

Curvature learning for biomedical imaging applications

Biomedical engineering, St Lucia campus, Volunteer/extra-curricular, Dr Shekhar Chandra

Neuro-psychological effects of sleep disturbance

Biomedical engineering, St Lucia campus, Volunteer/extra-curricular, Associate Professor Udantha Abeyratne

Fractal patterns in image processing

Biomedical engineering, St Lucia campus, Volunteer/extra-curricular, Dr Shekhar Chandra

Image Reconstruction of Computed Tomography

Biomedical engineering, St Lucia campus, Volunteer/extra-curricular, Dr Antony Lui

Remote Access CT imaging Laboratory for clinical skills education and training

Biomedical engineering, St Lucia campus, Volunteer/extra-curricular, Dr Surya Singh

Dermatology Outback

Biomedical engineering, St Lucia campus, Volunteer/extra-curricular, Dr Surya Singh

Affine Breathing: Tracking

Biomedical engineering, St Lucia campus, Volunteer/extra-curricular, Dr Surya Singh

Assistive Ultrasound Support

Biomedical engineering, St Lucia campus, Volunteer/extra-curricular, Dr Surya Singh

Project with sound, hearing and mechatronics

Biomedical engineering, St Lucia campus, Volunteer/extra-curricular, Dr Surya Singh

BYO Robot Project

Biomedical engineering, St Lucia campus, Volunteer/extra-curricular, Dr Surya Singh

Biomedical Engineering Meets Robotics [ARC DP co-funding]

Biomedical engineering, St Lucia campus, Volunteer/extra-curricular, Dr Surya Singh

BYO project

Biomedical engineering, St Lucia campus, Volunteer/extra-curricular, Dr Philip Terrill

Radio direction finding for the beeper ball

Biomedical engineering, St Lucia campus, Volunteer/extra-curricular, Professor Stephen Wilson

Android development for cardiology patient management

Biomedical engineering, St Lucia campus, Volunteer/extra-curricular, Professor Stephen Wilson

Volume sensing for injectable agents

Biomedical engineering, St Lucia campus, Volunteer/extra-curricular, Professor Stephen Wilson

Applications of 3D Printing in Surgical Management of Liver Cancer

Biomedical engineering, Liver disease, Oncology, Surgery and subspecialties, Ochsner Clinical School, Volunteer/extra-curricular, Dr John Seal

Patient perception of paramedic training in hospital specialist care

Medical education, Rural Clinical School (Toowoomba), Volunteer/extra-curricular, Wallace Grimmett

Embedding mathematical equations in web-based clinical risk prediction calculators

Telemedicine/Online health, Rural Clinical School (Toowoomba), Volunteer/extra-curricular, Associate Professor Srinivas Kondalsamy-Chennakes

Clinical trial of nicotine vaporisers (e-cigarettes) for smoking cessation among priority populations living with co-morbidities

Cancers, Cardiology, General practice, Infectious disease, Internal medicine, Liver disease, Mental health, Primary care, Public health, Respiratory and thoracic, School of Public Health, PhD or MPhil only, Dr Coral Gartner

Various projects in patterns of care and outcomes for cancer patients

Cancers, Epidemiology, Pathology, Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH), Volunteer/extra-curricular, Shoni Philpot

The Paddle-out Ceremony in Queensland – a local way of coping with bereavement

Psychiatry, Sunshine Coast Clinical Unit, Both PhD/MPhil and Volunteer, Dr Frieder Lehmann-Waldau

Multiple projects in microbiology research

Infectious disease, Otolaryngology, Public health, Rural and Indigenous health, UQ Centre for Clinical Research (Herston), Volunteer/extra-curricular, Dr Hanna Sidjabat

Kidney cell-immune cell cross-talk during renal hypoxic injury

Immunology, Kidney disease, QIMR Berghofer (Herston), Both PhD/MPhil and Volunteer, Dr Andrew Kassianos

Multiple projects in critical care and organ transplant

Biomedical engineering, Cardiology, Immunology, Respiratory and Thoracic, Trauma and Critical care, Prince Charles Hospital, PhD or MPhil only, Professor John Fraser

Multiple projects on Immunotherapy for type 1 diabetes

Immunology, UQ Diamantina Institute, Both PhD/MPhil and Volunteer, Dr Emma Hamilton-Williams

The utility of premorbid and current frailty assessments in predicting adverse outcomes of older people in hospital

Geriatrics, Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH), PhD or MPhil only, Associate Professor Ruth Hubbard

Multiple projects in pharmacy and medication management for veterans

Pharmacology, UQ Centre for Clinical Research (Herston), Volunteer/extra curricular, Dr Jane Nikles

Research opportunities and scholarships for clinical students

Cancers, Dermatology and skin cancer, Epidemiology, Gastroenterology, Genomics, Gynaecology, Hematology, Immunology, Infectious disease, Kidney disease, Liver disease, Lung and Allergy, Mental health, Neuroscience, Oncology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Public health, Rural and Indigenous health, Virology, QIMR Berghofer (Herston), Both PhD/MPhil and Volunteer

Multiple projects in drug therapy for older people

Pharmacology, UQ Centre for Clinical Research (Herston), Volunteer/extra-curricular, Dr Jane Nikles

Multiple projects available in the field of paediatric research

Paediatrics, UQ Centre for Clinical Research (Herston), Both PhD/MPhil and Volunteer, Dr Jane Nikles

Frailty Assessment in a Rehabilitation Context

Geriatrics, Centre for Research in Geriatric Medicine (PA), PhD or MPhil only, Associate Professor Ruth Hubbard

Multiple projects in blood transfusion research

Epidemiology, Hematology, Infectious disease, Public health, Virology, Australian Red Criss Blood Service (Kelvin Grove), Both PhD/MPhil and Volunteer, Dr Helen Faddy

Multiple projects in perinatal research

Neuroscience, Perinatal research, UQ Centre for Clinical Research, Both PhD/MPhil and Volunteer, Professor Paul Colditz

MY NAP: Melatonin in Youth: N-of-1 trials in a stimulant –treated ADHD population

Paediatrics, UQ Centre for Clinical Research, Volunteer/extra-curricular, Dr Jane Nikles

Disciplines

  • Anaesthesiology
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Burns
  • Cancer
  • Cardiology
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Dermatology and skin cancer
  • Emergency medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Epidemiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • General practice
  • Geriatrics
  • Genomics
  • Gynaecology
  • Health services
  • Immunology
  • Infectious disease
  • Intellectual disability
  • Internal medicine
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Lung and allergy
  • Medical education
  • Mental health
  • Neuroscience
  • Obstetrics
  • Orthopaedice
  • Paediatrics
  • Palliative care
  • Pathology 
  • Perinatal research
  • Pharmacology
  • Primary care
  • Psychiatry
  • Public health
  • Radiology and imaging
  • Respiratory and thoracic
  • Rural and Indigenous health
  • Surgery and subspecialties
  • Telemedicine/online health
  • Trauma and critical care

Locations

  • Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre
  • Caboolture Hospital
  • Child Health Research Centre
  • Greenslopes Private Hospital
  • Lady Cilento Children's Hospital
  • Mater Research Institute
  • Ochsner Clinical School
  • Prince Charles Hospital
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • QIMR Berghofer (Herston)
  • Queensland Brain Institute
  • Redcliffe Hospital
  • Redlands Hospital
  • Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
  • Rural Clinical School (Bundaberg)
  • Rural Clinical School (Hervey Bay)
  • Rural Clinical School (Rockhampton)
  • Rural Clinical School (Toowoomba)
  • School of Public Health (Herston)
  • St Andrews Hospital
  • St Lucia campus
  • Sunshine Coast clinical unit
  • Translational Research Institute
  • UQ Centre for Clinical Research (Herston)
  • UQ Diamantina Institute
  • Wesley Hospital

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