South Western Sydney Clinical School

ILP and Honours

The Independent Learning Project (ILP) or Honours projects, undertaken by all Phase 2 students, aims to enable students to gain some insight into how medical knowledge is acquired through the completion of a research-related project. The year aims to promote lifelong learning patterns and skills which will enable students to approach future medical challenges in their careers with a rigor and depth not possible without a detailed knowledge of the formal processes of research, literature appraisal, data collection, analysis and presentation.

Microbiology

Doing an ILP in the south west is extremely popular amongst students doing clinical projects along with those undertaking laboratory research at the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research. Many students who undertake projects in south western Sydney obtain peer-review publications and conference presentations as a result of their projects.

A full list of submitted projects and supervisors is available at the ILP website, but students can also contact researchers directly to ask about a project. More information on possible supervisors in south western Sydney can be discussed with Lorinda Carter.

Current Projects in South Western Sydney

2017

Independent Learning Projects

  • ANANTHAPADMANABHAN, Saikrishna: Echocardiographic and MRI measurement of cardiac strain; primary supervisor Dr James Otton
  • CHAN, Aloysius: Systematic review and meta-analysis of appendicitis and appendicectomy on the development of-, course of- and phenotype of ulcerative colitis and Croh..; primary supervisor Prof Rupert Leong 
  • CHAN, Owen: Clinical and echocardiographic correlates of burden of atrial fibrillation; primary supervisor Dr Melissa Leung
  • CHIU, Christopher: Monitoring of T regulatory cells in multiple sclerosis patients on MS therapy; primary supervisor A/Prof Suzanne Hodgkinson
  • CHOWDHURY, Wasayid: Genetic and environmental risk factors for vascular dementia; primary supervisor Prof Daniel Chan
  • DENG, Echo: Subclinical LV dysfunction and long-term outcomes in type 2 diabetes mellitus; primary supervisor Dr Melissa Leung
  • HAN, Soe: The Clinical Significance of Cerebrovascular Autoregulation Monitoring during Non-Cardiac Anaesthesia; primary supervisor Dr Alwin Chuan
  • HANLY, Benjamin: Assessment of Recovery Outcomes and Chronic Pain after Shoulder Surgery; primary supervisor Dr Alwin Chuan
  • HUANG, Sarah: Intestinal leukocyte populations in inflammatory bowel disease and the impact of treatment with alpha4-beta7 integrin inhibitors; primary supervisor Prof Rupert Leong
  • JAWALE, Apporva: Genetic and environmental risk factors for vascular dementia, primary supervisor Prof Daniel Chan
  • KHAN, Abeer: Alcohol discussions with GPs – understanding the perspectives of patients from a community group in South Western Sydney; primary supervisor Dr Michael Tam
  • KIM, Catherine: Validation of predictive risk scores for colorectal dysplasia identification in an Australian population; primary supervisor Prof Rupert Leong
  • KIM, Samuel: Late Outcomes of Diabetic Patients Who Underwent Angiographic Screening for the FREEDOM Trial and had 0-1 vessel disease; primary supervisor Prof John French
  • LIN, Brian: Real life prospective audit of therapeutic drug monitoring, trough infliximab level testing, in guiding IBD management: indications for testing and ma..; primary supervisor A/Prof Susan Connor
  • LU, Kenneth: Serum Proteome Profiles of Anti-TNF and Vedolizumab responders in Inflammatory Bowel Disease; primary superisor Prof Rupert Leong
  • LUO, Terence: Oxygenation consumption, energy expenditure and substrate utilisation in patients admitted to the intensive care unit following sepsis/septic shock; primary supervisor A/Prof Anders Aneman
  • MAR, Celeste: Oxygenation consumption, energy expenditure and substrate utilisation in patients admitted to the intensive care unit following trauma; primary supervisor A/Prof Anders Aneman
  • MOHAN, Sharanya: Patterns of follow-up care after curative radiotherapy +/- chemotherapy for Stage I-III Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC); primary supervisor A/Prof Shalini Vinod
  • NG, Wyatt: Decision making capacity in patients with neurodegenerative disease; primary supervisor Prof Daniel Chan
  • NGUYEN, Alexander: The Symptom Burden of patients with End-Stage Kidney Disease - introducing the Renal Supportive Care Pathway; primary supervisor Dr Thang Huyng
  • NGUYEN, Andrew: Radiotherapy patterns of care for Stage I and II Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in Sydney, Australia; primary supervisor A/Prof Shalini Vinod
  • NHAM, Susan: An assessment of the functional cardiac status of people with sub-optimally controlled Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus; primary supervior Dr Namson Lau
  • QUAZI, Shubash: Assessment of Recovery Outcomes and Chronic Pain after Shoulder Surgery; Dr Alwin Chuan
  • SATCHITHANANDHA, Athiththa: Identifying cardiac sequelae in breast cancer and lymphoma survivors receiving cancer therapy: a data-linkage project; primary supervisor Dr Eng-Siew Koh
  • SEANG, Sereibanndith: Predicting the clinical outcome of ulcerative colitis: identifying factors to predict mild disease versus medically refractory disease requiring colec.; primary supervisor A/Prof Susan Connor
  • SO, Bianca: Colorectal Cancer Screening – the application of a risk score strategy; primary supervisor Dr Rupert Leong
  • TAN, Aidan, Predictors of infection after total joint replacement using National Joint Replacement Registry data; primary supervisor Prof Ian Harris
  • TRAN, Cong Hung: Exploring health literacy of Vietnamese immigrants affected by cancer; primary supervisor Prof Afaf Girgis
  • TRAN, Julia: Long term prognostic values of left ventricular function, dyssynchrony and left atrial function after non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction; primary supervisor Dr Melissa Leung
  • VAHEIS, Prakesh: Pre-operative cerebral tissue saturation and outcomes after major non-cardiac surgery; primary supervisor Dr Alwin Chuan
  • WINNEY, Joel: Pain And Capillary Refill Time Modification in Neonates - the PACMaN Study; primary supervisor Nicholas Cheng
  • XUE, Kerry: Assessing and addressing unwarranted clincl variation in intracranial haemorrhage; primary supervisor A/Prof John Worthington
  • YANG, Yi: The Influence of Visuospatial and Psychomotor ability on Fibreoptic Bronchoscopy Performance; primary supervisor Dr Alwin Chaun
  • YU, Joanna: The effects of age and sex on inflammatory bowel diseases; primary supervisor Prof Rupert Leung
     

Honours

  • CHAN, Bernard: Monitoring cerebrovascular autoregulation following cardiac surgery: correlations to haemodynamic performance and organ function; primary supervisor A/Prof Anders Aneman
  • LAM, Andrew: Assessment of T regulatory cells number and phenotypes in multiple sclerosis patients on approved clinical therapy; primary supervisor A/Prof Suzanne Hodgkinson
  • XING, Henna: Pre-operative cerebral tissue saturation and outcomes after major non-cardiac surgery; primary supervisor Dr Alwin Chuan

     

Past Projects

2016

Independent Learning Projects

  • ALHAKIM, Maryam: Thirty-day hospital readmissions in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, primary supervisor Dr Claudia Dobler
  • ARORA, Anisha: Cross-cultural comparison of parental beliefs and parenting styles and relationship to child anxiety, primary supervisor Dr Jessica Baker
  • BHADELIA, A'ishah: In children aged 17 to 23 months in a population cohort, what is the prevalence of a difficult temperament and associated biological, parental.., primary supervisor Dr Susan Woolfenden
  • BUKSH, Waseem: Improving Parents understanding of extremely preterm infant Outcomes Data (POD) Study 2, primary supervisor Dr Robert Guaran
  • BUTLER, Ethan: Systemic oxygenation variables and peripheral oxygen kinetics during haemodynamic optimisation in patients admitted to ICU following cardiac surgery, primary supervisor A/Prof Anders Aneman
  • CHANDRMOHAN, Sashiruben: Lifestyle and genetic factors in vascular dementia, primary supervisor Prof Daniel Chan
  • FREEMAN, Charles: Disability in newly-arrived refugee children – issues of access, primary supervisor Dr Mitchell Smith
  • GIRGIS, Shenouda: An investigation into the unmet needs of people diagnosed with mesothelioma and their caregivers, primary supervisor Prof Afaf Girgis
  • HARB, Nathan: Patients’ perception of treatment burden associated with COPD, primary supervisor Dr Claudia Dobler
  • HEO, Sung Mu: Validation of registry data: internal versus external auditing, primary supervisor A/Prof Justine Naylor
  • JAMSARI, Giuleta: Identifying plasma markers of treatment response in glioblastoma, primary supervisor Dr Anthony Don
  • JAYSEKERA, Yeshan: Systematic review of the effectiveness of surgical outcome registries in improving outcomes, primary supervisor Prof Ian Harris
  • KANCHERIA, Kiran: Lifestyle and genetic factors in vascular dementia, primary supervisor Prof Daniel Chan
  • KAUR, Ramandeep: Impact of Heart Team Meeting from 2008 to 2015 on short and long term outcomes of cardiac surgery patients, primary supervisor A/Prof Rebecca Dignan
  • KAUSHIK, Nishta: Diagnostic yield of chest x-ray follow up in immigrants on a Tuberculosis Undertaking.., primary supervisor Dr Claudia Dobler
  • KIM, Shin: Impact of comorbidity and polypharmacy on the clinical course of elderly-onset IBD, young-onset IBD and long-standing IBD, primary supervisor Prof Rupert Leong
  • LEE, You Min: Tissue Proteomics in inflammatory bowel diseases. Discovery and validation of biomarkers, primary supervisor Prof Rupert Leong
  • LIN, Elton: Colorectal Cancer Screening – the application of a risk score strategy, primary supervisor Prof Rupert Leong
  • MOHAMED, Ebrahim: Late follow-up of Liverpool ‘FREEDOM’ registry, primary supervisor Prof John French
  • NA, Michael: Systematic review of volar locking plates for distal radius fractures in older patients, primary supervisor Prof Ian Harris
  • NGUYEN, Andrew: Radiotherapy patterns of care for Stage I and II Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in Sydney, Australia, primary supervisor A/Prof Shalini Vinod
  • NGUYEN, Diem: Practice variation in fracture management amongst orthopaedic surgeons, primary supervisor Prof Ian Harris
  • NGUYEN, John: Evaluation of a computerised decision support system (Navigator) and carotid Doppler blood flows in assessing fluid responsiveness in ICU patients, primary supervisor A/Prof Anders Aneman
  • NGUYEN, Maryanne: Biologic level testing in Australia: what are the potential barriers to widespread use in IBD patients on biologics: a survey of Australian Gastroente.., primary supervisor A/Prof Susan Connor
  • NICOLS, Thomas: Facility level audit of outcome measurements for hip and knee arthroplasty, A/Prof Justine Naylor
  • OH, Hyun Ju: Intestinal leukocyte populations in adult and paediatric inflammatory bowel diseases and their influence by treatment with α4-β7 integrin inhibitors, primary supervisor Prof Rupert Leong
  • ROLLES, May Li: Tissue Proteomics in inflammatory bowel diseases, primary supervisor Prof Rupert Leong
  • ROSHAN, David: Thyroid Cancer in Southwest Sydney: A retrospective analysis of the Liverpool Hospital experience, primary supervisor A/Prof Ardalan Ebrahimi
  • SANTHAKUMAR, Partiban: Patient perception and preferences for treatment and outcomes after distal radius fracture, primary supervisor Prof Ian Harris
  • SAW, Mercy: Risk for Cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetic retinopathy, primary supervisor A/Prof Vincent Wong
  • SUN, Alice: A Pilot Study of the Clinical Significance of Cerebrovascular Autoregulation in Major Non-Cardiac Anaesthesia, primary supervisor Dr Alwin Chuan
  • TANG, Matthew: Impact of structured discharged instructions on patient compliance, ED re-presentations and patient satisfaction, primary supervisor A/Prof Anna Holdgate
  • TING,Timothy: A Pilot Study on Pre-operative Cerebral Saturation and Predictive Risk of Post-operative Complications after major non-cardiac surgery, primary supervisor Dr Alwin Chuan
  • WANG, Alexandra: Standard Versus Ultrasound-Guided Radial and Femoral Access (SURF) Trial, primary supervisor A/Prof Craig Juergens
  • WANG, Jeff: Pathophysiological Changes of Left Atrium in Hypertensive patients, primary supervisor Prof Dominic Leung
  • WEN, Amy: Prevalence of subtherapeutic dosing of biologic drugs in inflammatory bowel disease patients in Australia and development of a prediction model, primary supervisor A/Prof Susan Connor
  • WONG, Aaron: The use of novel metabolic markers on FDG PET in the evaluation of colorectal cancers, primary supervisor Dr Michael Lin
  • XIE, Peter: Lifestyle and genetic factors in vascular dementia, primary supervisor Prof Daniel Chan
  • ZHU, Jimmy: Novel Biomarkers for Brain Cancer, primary supervisor Prof Paul De Souza
     

Honours

  • CHUA, Jia Ye: Confocal endomicroscopy in the assessment of leaky gut in diarrhoeal illnesses, primary supervisor Dr Jeff Chang
  • LIU, Jeffrey: Prevalence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Sydney, primary supervisor Dr Viraj Kariyawasam
  • MAHENDRAN, Sajeev: Do arteriovenous oxygen utilisation gradients correlate to haemodynamic performance and organ function in patients following cardiac surgery?, primary supervisor Prof Michael Parr
  • YOUNG, Francis: Liquid biopsy, an economical, efficient monitor of response to therapy in prostate cancer patients, primary supervisor Prof Paul de Souza

 

2015

Independent Learning Projects

  • ADAMS, Stephanie: Bionic eye-blink for eye preservation, primary supervisor Dr Navin Niles
  • BRADFORD, Nikita: MDHAQ for assessment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, primary supervisor Dr Sean O'Neill
  • CAI, Lawrence: Prognostic markers of cardiovascular risk in chronic kidney disease, primary supervisor Prof Liza Thomas
  • CHANDRAN, Durga: An audit of biologic level testing in IBD patients at Liverpool Hospital, primary supervisor Dr Susan Connor
  • CHUA, Matthew: Systematic review of early mobilisation after total joint replacement surgery, primary supervsor Prof Ian Harris
  • CONG, Edward: Quantitative FDG PET/CT parameters in patients with oesophageal and gastro-oesophageal junction carcinomas treated with chemoradiotherapy, primary supervisor Dr Ivan Ho Shon
  • DANG, Kinh: Reliability and accuracy of patient reported complications following total hip and knee arthroplasty, primary supevisor Prof Ian Harris
  • FAM, Weiwei: Surgical Interventions in Adult and Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, primary supervisor Dr Rupert Leong
  • FERNANDO, Sanjitha: Mast cell activation biomarkers and joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis, primary supervisor Prof Patrick McNeil
  • GORMAN, Emma: Improving Parents understanding of extremely preterm infant Outcomes Data (IPOD), primary supervisor Dr Robert Guaran
  • HART, Andrew: Practice variation in physiotherapy use after total hip and knee arthroplasty, primary supervisor Prof Ian Harris
  • HO, Augusta: Analysis of the in-patient management of hyperglycaemia by general and specialist services in a major tertiary referral centre, primary supervisor Dr Namson Lau
  • HUYNH, Roy: The Clinical Implication of Intestinal Mucosal Leakage in the Long-term Follow Up of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, primary supervisor A/Prof Rupert Leong
  • KOO, Shanq Kuen: Impact of Heart Team Meeting on outcomes of cardiac surgery patients and analysis of best score to predict post-operative mortality. primary supervisor A/Prof Rebecca Dignan
  • LUO, Carol: Feasibility of cardiac MRI in assessing of cardiotoxicity in breast and thoracic malignancy, primary supervisor Dr Eng-Siew Koh
  • NAIR, Rahul: Effect of surgical approach on outcome after THR, primary supervisor Prof Ian Harris
  • NGUYEN, Thai: End of life project - assessing knowledge status in the Emergency Department, primary supervisor Dr Roberto Forero
  • PARK, Sung Jin: Standard Versus Ultrasound-Guided Radial and Femoral Access (SURF) Trial, primary supervisor A/Prof Craig Juergens
  • SHAH, Saumil: Development of a radio opaque tissue glue to guide post-operative radiotherapy field mapping, primary supervisor Dr Navin Niles
  • SOUKSAMRANE,Thomas: Family Stress and Quality of Life in Autism Spectrum Disorder families, primary supervisor Prof Valsamma Eapen
  • SRINIVASAN,Vivek: Vascular dementia and Vascular depression – relationship with carotid intima thickness, primary supervisor Prof Daniel Chan
  • SRITHARAN, Hari: Long-term follow-up of subclinical cardiac dysfunction post-breast irradiation by strain imaging, primary supervisor Prof Geoffrey Delaney
  • TRAN, Gary: Analysis of GIT bleeding at Liverpool Hospital; factors associated with poor outcome, primary supervisor Dr Miriam Levy
  • WEN, Shelly: A Pilot Study on Pre-operative Cerebral Saturation and Predictive Risk of Post-operative Complications after major non-cardiac surgery, primary supervisor Dr Alwin Chuan
  • XUE, Daniel: Interpreter proxy versus health care interpreter for administration of patient surveys, a randomised controlled trial, primary supervisor Prof Ian Harris
  • YANG, Yao Lin: Clinical outcomes in patients with STEMI and chronic kidney disease (CKD), primary supervisor Prof John French
     

Honours

  • AZIZ, Fadie: Time to haemorrhage control in trauma patients undergoing percutaneous procedures – A retrospective study of factors impacting early control of bleeding, primary supervisor Dr Scott  D’Amours
  • DUCE, Nicholas: Does visuospatial ability predict brachial plexus sonographic performance?, primary supervisor Dr Alwin Chuan
  • HUYNH, Elizabeth: The impact of structured interdisciplinary bedside rounds (SIBR) on health outcomes of older people hospitalised with acute illness, primary supervisor Dr Christopher  Shanley
  • NGUYEN, Phillip: The effects of novel targeted chemotherapeutics on brain cancer cells in culture, primary supervisor Prof Paul De Souza
  • PENG, Alexander: A Pilot Study of the Clinical Significance of Cerebrovascular Autoregulation in Major Non-Cardiac Anaesthesia, primary supervisor Dr Alwin Chuan
  • PHAN, Leo: Prostaglandin D2 metabolites as a biomarker of in vivo mast cell activation in systemic lupus erythematosus, primary supervisor Dr Sean  O’Neill

 

2014

Independent Learning Projects

  • BINDRA, Jessica:Cerebrovascular autoregulation, supervised by Associate Professor Anders Aneman and Associate Professor Matthias Jaeger
  • CHAN, Patrick:The Clinical Significance of Cerebrovascular Autoregulation Monitoring during Non-Cardiac Anaesthesia, supervised by Dr Alwin Chuan and Associate Professor Matthias Jaeger
  • CHATTERJI, Robindro:Results of spine surgery in a workers compensation cohort, supervised by Professor Ian Harris and Associate Professor Justine Naylor
  • CHEN, Andy Ze Lin:Cancer risk in patients with chronic IBD, supervised by Professor Rupert Leong and Dr Viraj Karyiwasam
  • EKMEJIAN,Raffi:Return to work after orthopaedic trauma, supervised by Professor Ian Harris and Associate Professor Justine Naylor
  • GOUNDER, Michael Karthik:Thiopurine metabolite testing: how has it changed outcomes in inflammatory bowel disease?, supervised by Dr Susan Connor and Dr Watson Ng
  • GUAN, Jane Jingming:Parental wellbeing, Social support and Transition Outcome following early intervention using ESDM in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), supervised by Professor Valsamma Eapen and Dr Amelia Walter
  • HABASHI, Mina:Evaluation of weight gain and metabolic changes in young patients receiving second generation antipsychotic medication:, supervised by Professor Valsamma Eapen and Dr Bruce Chenoweth
  • HASMAT, Shaheen:Histopathological analysis of micro-metastatic tongue cancer, supervised by Dr Navin Niles and Associate Professor Jonathan Clark
  • HONG, Regina:Developmental outcomes in a cohort of monochorionic monoamniotic twins, supervised by Professor John Smoleniec and Professor Valsamma Eapen
  • IP, Matthew Hochuen: Confocal endomicroscopy in the evaluation of leaky gut, supervised by Professor Rupert Leong and Dr Jeff Chang
  • JUDRANATHA, Rachel:A qualitative study exploring Culturally and Linguistic Diverse Background (CALD) caregiver experience of witnessing delirium in palliative care patients, supervised by Associate Professor Meera Agar and Dr Christine Sanderson
  • KUMAR, Corey Atendra:Impact of Multidisciplinary Cardiac Forum (Heart Team Conference) on Surgical Outcomes of High Risk Cardiac Surgery Patients, supervised by Associate Professor Rebecca Dignan and Dr Waleed Aty
  • LAI, Richard Yan Jing:Behavioural Intervention for Tics (CBIT): Exploring the mechanism of action using neurophysiological investigation, supervised by Professor Valsamma Eapen and Dr Amelia Walter
  • MEDIRATTA, Sahil:Retinal Vasculature of women with recent gestational diabetes: do women who required insulin therapy fare worse?, supervised by Associate Professor Vincent Wong and Dr Geoffrey Quin
  • PHAM, Paul Hoang Nguyen:Cerebrovascular autoregulation, supervised by Associate Professor Anders Aneman and Associate Professor Matthias Jaeger
  • SIRIWARDENE, Hashan Kanishka:Qualitative study exploring caregiver experience of witnessing delirium in palliative care patients in the palliative care inpatient unit setting, supervised by Associate Professor Meera Agar and Dr Christine Sanderson
  • SOUKSAMRANE, Thomas James:Biomarkers for brain cancer, supervised by Professor Paul De Souza and Dr Eng-Siew Koh
  • TAWFIK, Samuel:Family Stress and Quality of Life in Autism Spectrum Disorder families, supervised by Professor Valsamma Eapen and Dr Con Papadopoulus
  • TING, Timothy Huat Ian:Developmental surveillance in the 2nd year of life, supervised by Professor Valsamma Eapen and Dr Amelia Walter
  • VAN GELDER, Eleni Mylordi:Impact of cervical collars in trauma patients in the Emergency Department, supervised by Associate Professor Anna Holdgate and Dr Matthew Smith
  • WIDANA Pathirana, Priyanthi:Proteomics in the identification of microbial peptides in the blood of inflammatory bowel diseases patients, supervised by Professor Rupert Leong and Dr Valerie Wasinger
  • WONG, Hon Chi:A cost-benefit analysis of assessing for Parathyroid Disease in a patient with Thyroid Disease, supervised by Dr Navin Niles and Associate Professor Jonathan Clark
  • WU, Patrick Kevin:Use of PET in NSCLC, supervised by Dr Michael Lin and Dr Leon Lam
  • XIAO, Eugenia Han:The attitudes of mothers and staff to giving donor breast milk to their extremely premature infants, supervised by Dr Ian Callander and Dr Rodney Tobiansky
  • XIE, Min Mikey:The effect of weight loss on diabetic cardiomyopathy, supervised by Associate Professor Vincent Wong and Dr Melissa Leung
  • XIONG, Jessica:The influence of sleep disordered breathing on cardiac remodeling and arrhythmia post myocardial infarction, supervised by Dr Hany Dimitri and Dr John Hunt
  • ZHANG, Lora:The Use of a Colorectal Cancer Predictive Risk Score in the Prediction of Colorectal Advanced Neoplasia at Colonoscopy, supervised by Professor Rupert Leong and Dr Jenn Koo
  • ZHOU, Esther:Expansion of intracoronary stents by oversizing versus high pressure inflation: A randomized intracoronary ultrasound controlled study, supervised by Associate Professor Craig Juergens and Dr Sidney Lo
     

Honours

  • CHEN, Vanessa Shwen Yuen: Standard verus ultrasound-guided radial and femoral access (SURF) trial, supervised by Associate Professor Craig Juergens and Dr Phong Nguyen-Do
  • LEE, Tae-Hwan: Impact of hospital admission under a Geriatrician on polypharmacy in the elderly, supervised by Dr Christopher Shanley and Dr Angela Khoo
  • NINDRA, Udit: The use of novel prognostic markers in the evaluation of colorectal cancers, supervised by Dr Michael Lin and Associate Professor Vincent Wong
     

2013

Independent Learning Projects

  • AHMED, Taifa: Outcomes of patients treated with adjuvant radiotherapy for uterine malignancies, supervised by Associate Professor Shalini Vinod and DrJesmin Shafiq
  • CHAGANTI, Raja: Strain rate imaging during dobutamine stress echo for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease, supervised by Professor Dominic Leung and Dr Matle Fung
  • CHATTERTON, Sophie: Anti-platelet agent sensitivity measured by Verify Now in patients with acute coronary syndromes with respect to the risk of bleeding after CAGs and PCI, supervised by Associate Professor Rebecca Dignan and Professor John French
  • DO, Andrew: Biomarkers for brain cancer, supervised by Professor Paul De Souza and Dr Eng-Siew Koh
  • DUO, Xiz: Proteomics in inflammatory bowel disease, supervised by Professor Rupert Leong and Dr Valerie Wasinger
  • GHANNOUM, Rola: Can the content of seroma fluid from mastectomy or axillary clearance wounds predict clinical course?, supervised by Dr Patsy Soon and Dr Dave Segara
  • HOGAN, Jarred: Examining the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with established CKD, supervised by Professor Liza Thomas and Professor John French
  • IYER, Dushyant: The natural history of intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome, supervised by Dr Scott D’Amours and Dr Pratik Rastogi
  • KHANDKAR, Chinmay: Epidemiology and management of peripheral lymph node tuberculosis, supervised by Dr Claudia Dobler and Dr Zinta Harrington
  • KIM, Hyeon Rae: The effect of outcome monitoring on intervention rate in spine surgery, supervised by Professor Ian Harris and Associate Professor Justine Naylor
  • LEE, Dior: Comparison of general anaesthesia versus combined regional and general anaesthesia in upper limb surgery, supervised by Dr Alwin Chuan and Professor Ian Harris
  • LEONG, Kwong Ming: Pre and post operative obesity as a predictor of outocme after joint replacement, supervised by Professor Ian Harris and Associate Professor Justine Naylor
  • MANOHARAN, Varun: The use of novel biomarkers in predicting prognosis in gastro-oesophageal and colorectal cancer, supervised by Dr Michael Lin and Dr Weng Ng
  • NG, Ian: Morality after trauma, supervised by Professor Ian Harris and Associate Professor Justine Naylor
  • NGUYEN, Monica: An exploratory investigation of the regulation of SAP97 as it relates to Tourette Syndrome and ASD, supervised by Professor Valsa Eapen and Dr Raymond Clarke
  • NGUYEN, Tram: Femoral versus Radial Artery Access for Coronary Interventional Procedures guided by vascular ultrasound, supervised by Associate Professor Craig Juergens and Professor John French
  • PATHAK, Vidya: Attitudes and beliefs among hospital staff towards tuberculosis and prophylactic treatment, supervised by Dr Claudia Dobler and Dr Zinta Harrington
  • PICK, Anna: Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention for Tics (CBIT): Exploring the mechanism of action using neurophysiological investigation, supervised by Professor Valsa Eapen and Dr Rudi Crncec
  • ROY, Sajeeb: Outcomes of patients with HCC in SSWAHS are we doing better?, supervised by Associate Professor Miriam Levy and Dr Scott Davison
  • RYAN, Amitee: The PAINLESS Trial - Painbuster Length of Stay, Randomised Trial, supervised by Associate Professor Rebecca Dignan and Ms Serena Hong
  • SEAGRAVE, Kurt: Predictors of complications after total joint replacement, supervised by Professor Ian Harris and Associate Professor Justine Naylor
  • SHAW, James: The use of a risk score in the prediction of colorectal advanced adenomas and cancers at colonoscopy, supervised by Professor Rupert Leong and Dr Jenn Koo
  • SINGH, Karan:Outcomes with GIST tumours of the upper gastrointestinal tract, supervised by Associate Professor Neil Merrett and Dr Amithaba Das
  • WANG, Duo:Application of novel quantitative techniques for FDG-PET CT in patients with non-small cell lung cancer, supervised by Dr Ivan Ho Shon and Dr Eng-Siew Koh
  • WESTBURY, Sean: The epidemiology of inflammatory bowel diseases, supervised by Professor Rupert Leong and Dr Jenn Koo
  • WILKINSON, Angus:Factors predicting the outcomes of trauma patients who are intubated in the emergency department - a retrospective cross-sectional pilot study, supervised by Associate Professor Anna Holdgate and Dr Ian Ferguson
  • YANAGISAWA, Waka: Biomarkers for brain cancer, supervised by Professor Paul De Souza and Dr Eng-Siew Koh
  • YANG, Michael: Confocal endomicroscopy in the study of inflammatory bowel diseases, supervised by Professor Rupert Leong and Dr Darren Pavey
     

Honours

  • CHO, Catherine: Prostaglandin D2 metabolites as a biomarker of in vivo mast cell activation, supervised by Professor Patrick McNeil and Dr Katherine Bryant
  • HERLE, Pratima: Randomised trial of tranexamic acid during hip fracture surgery, supervised by Professor Ian Harris
  • HOLMES, Lewis: Impact of three different glycoprotein IIb/IIIa Antagonists on Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa platelet receptor inhibition, tissue level perfusion and clinical endpoints , supervised by Associate Professor Craig Juergens
  • PERERA, Dinushi: Preclinical activity of phospholipase A2 (PLA2) inhibitors in various cancer cell lines, supervised by Professor Paul De Souza
  • WONG, Wui-Kwan: Preclinical activity of phospholipase A2 (PLA2) inhibitors in various cancer cell lines, supervised by Professor Paul De Souza
     

2012

Independent Learning Projects

  • BAE, Sunna: The role of the unfolded protein response in sensitivity of myeloma to proteasome inhibitors, supervised by Dr Silvia Ling and Dr Michael Harvey
  • CANNON, Christine: Trends in penetrating chest wounds, supervised by Dr Scott D'Amours
  • CHAMI, Saja: Developmental surveillance in the 3rd year of life, supervised by Professor Valsa Eapen and Dr Rudi Crncec
  • CHEN, Ji:Hepatic fibrosis in inflammatory bowel disease, supervised by Professor Rupert Leong and Dr Alice Lee
  • CHUA, Jia Lin: Role of Caesarean section to reduce the vertical transmission risk of HPV, supervised by Dr Danforn Lim and Dr Lisa Cheng
  • DIEP, Quoc Hung: BBIF1120 + isoprenylation inhibition (fluvastatin, atorvastatin), supervised by Professor Paul De Souza and Dr Peter Galettis
  • HO, Khai Ee Evelyn: Acupuncture for depression in end stage cancer patient, supervised by Dr Danforn Lim and Dr Lisa Cheng
  • HUANG, Tony Dazhong: Confocal endomicroscopy in Barretts oesophagus , supervised by Professor Rupert  Leong
  • HUANG, Yeqian: Benzodiazepine treatment for painful neuropathy, supervised by Dr Danforn Lim and Dr Lisa Cheng
  • KHALIL, Jinan: Lifestyle and genetic factors in vascular dementia, supervised by Professor Daniel Chan and Dr Fintan O'Rourke
  • KRISHNAMOORTHY, Roopa: Head and neck reconstructive surgery, supervised by Dr Navindran Niles and Associate Professor Jonathan Clark
  • KWEN, Oh Ryong: Mast cell tryptase and arthritis, supervised by Professor Patrick McNeil and Dr Katherine Bryant
  • LEE, Janette: Cortical inhibition in Tourette syndrome: A neurophysiological investigation , supervised by Professor Valsa Eapen and Dr Rudi Crncec
  • LI, Matthew Ka Ki: Facial reanimation, supervised by Dr Navindran Niles and Dr Jonathan Clark
  • LIM, Li Chin Deborah: Neurodevelopmental outcomes in a cohort of children delivered following significant intra-uterine growth retardation, supervised by Professor John Smoleniec and Professor Valsa Eapen
  • LIN, Richard: Respiratory virus infections in children, supervised by Professor Guy Marks and Associate Professor Euan Tovey
  • LU, Zhou: The use of FDG PET as a prognostic marker in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, supervised by Dr Michael Lin and Dr Silvia Ling
  • MAHMOOD, Alina: Angiogenesis inhibitors + EGFR antagonists in the treatment of brain cancer cell lines, supervised by Professor Paul De Souza and Dr Peter Galettis
  • MUNSIF, Ashish:Development of a Cochrane protocol to assess the role of pre-operative interventions addressing comorbidities in improving outcomes after hip and knee, supervised by Professor Ian Harris and Associate Professor Justine Naylor
  • NAMKOONG, Jenny Youn: Retinal changes in women with gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia, supervised by Associate Professor Vincent Wong
  • NG, Rachel: Acupuncture for hypercholesterolaemia, supervised by Dr Danforn Lim and Dr Lisa Cheng
  • ONG, Germane: Typical complications in English and non-English speaking patients at 10 weeks post-op, supervised by Professor Ian Harris and Associate Professor Justine Naylor
  • PARK, Daniel Jinho: Angiogenesis inhibitors + mTOR antagonists in the treatment of brain cancer cell lines, supervised by Professor Paul De Souza and Dr Peter Galettis
  • PATTERSON, Eliza: PAINLESS trial and chronic pain substudy: redefining pain management after cardiac surgery, a randomised trial, supervised by Associate Professor Rebecca Dignan
  • PRABHALA, Shreyas: Outcomes of patients discharged from the Emergency Department with diagnosis of low risk chest pain, supervised by Dr Kent Robinson and Associate Professor Anna Holdgate
  • SIERAKOWSKI, Amy: Developmental outcomes of monochorionic multiple pregnancies e.g twins sharing the same placenta, supervised by Professor John Smoleniec and Professor Valsamma Eapen
  • SIOW, Suyi: Acupuncture for type II diabetes mellitus, supervised by Dr Danforn Lim and Dr Lisa Cheng
  • WON, Chloe: Anti-HDL antibodies in patients with SLE, supervised by Dr Sean O'Neill and Professor Patrick McNeil
  • WONG, Brendon:The use of confocal endomicroscopy in assessing Crohn's disease, supervised by Professor Rupert Leong and Dr Christian Selinger
  • XU, Ke: Acupuncture for cancer related fatigue, supervised by Dr Danforn Lim and Dr Lisa Cheng
  • YOUNG,  Shaun Michael: The role of FDG PET-CT in the gastric cancers, supervised by Dr Michael Lin and Dr Weng Ng
     

Honours

  • KO, Yanna:Epidemiology of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Middle Eastern Population in Australia, supervised by Professor Rupert Leong
  • ZENG, Ming Dong:Proteomic profiling in inflammatory bowel diseases in comparison to other inflammatory diseases and controls, supervised by Professor Rupert Leong
     

2011

Independent Learning Projects

  • ABDEL MESSIH, Marena:Telephone versus postal surveys post joint replacement surgery, supervised by Professor Ian Harris and Associate Professor Justine Naylor
  • AHMADI, Navid: Screening for ACS  in patients with ruptured AAA, supervised by Dr Scott D’Amours and Dr John Crozier
  • BRENNAN, Xavier John: Impact of diastolic function post myocardial infarction, supervised by Professor Liza Thomas and Professor John French
  • CARROLL, Emma Elizabeth: The role of amplitude-integrated EEG in predicting the outcome of infants with Hypoxic Ischaemic Encephalopathy, supervised by Dr John Levison and Dr Ian Callander
  • CHATTERJEE, Ushmi: Examination of the natural history of chronic HBV infection in young women, supervised by Associate Professor Miriam Levy and Dr Susan Connor
  • CHEN, Jim Yun: Proteomics in inflammatory bowel disease, supervised by Professor Rupert Leong and Dr Valerie Wasinger
  • CHEUNG, Benson Pun Wang: Epidemiology of MRSA infection in orthopaedics, supervised by Professor Ian Harris and Dr Rajat Mittal
  • DUBEY, Ritika: Cystic neoplasms of the pancreas - an evidence based approach to management, supervised by Associate Professor Neil Merrett
  • GHANNOUM, Rola: Expansion of intracoronary stents by oversizing vs high pressure inflation: a randomised intracoronary ultrasound controlled study, supervised by Associate Professor Craig Juergens and Professor John French
  • KARUNIA, Michael Justin: Whether propofol is a more effective sedative agents in comparison to midazolam and fentanyl in endoscopy?, supervised by Professor Rupert Leong and Dr Jenn Koo
  • KATHIRGAMANATHAN, Mithran: Is liver biopsy an obstacle to treatment for HBV - role of Fibroscan?, supervised by Associate Professor Miriam Levy and Dr Susan Connor
  • KELLY, James Curran: Timelines in lung cancer diagnosis and treatment, supervised by Associate Professor Shalini Vinod and Dr Jesmin Shafiq
  • KINJO, Yu:Adherence to medical therapy in inflammatory bowel disease - a prospective evaluation, supervised by Professor Rupert Leong and Dr Christian Selinger
  • LE, Terry: Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation - its affects on atrial dynamics and function, supervised by Professor Liza Thomas and Dr Hany Dimitri
  • LEE, Goeun Grace:Surveillance for lung tumours following treatment for head and neck malignancy, supervised by Dr Anthony McGuinness and Dr Dion Forstner
  • MADAN, Aman:Levels of evidence-based medicine knowledge amongst surgeons, supervised by Professor Ian Harris and Dr Rajat Mittal
  • MANICKAM, Arutchelvan: Association between outcome and patient preference for rehabilitation after total joint replacement, supervised by Professor Ian Harris and Associate Professor Justine Naylor
  • NGUYEN, Anna Phuong: Anti-serum amyloid A antibodies in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, supervised by Dr Sean O'Neill and Professor Patrick McNeil
  • PARK, Joo-Mann Calvin: The prognostic significance of SUV measurements in solitary colorectal liver metastases, supervised by Dr Michael Lin and Dr Weng Ng
  • PARK, Hyo Jung: Phenotypic characterisation and social cognition deficits in Tourette syndrome versus Autism Spectrum Disorders, supervised by Professor Valsa Eapen and Dr Rudi Crncec
  • PERANANTHAN, Varan: A study of IBD through proteomics, supervised by Professor Rupert Leong and Dr Valerie Wasinger
  • PHAN, Victoria Anh-Thu: Left ventricular diastolic reserve in patients with diabetes mellitus, supervised by Professor Dominic Leung and Dr Melissa Leung
  • SIDRAK, Samuel: Iron deficiency in children with developmental problems, supervised by Dr Sue Woolfenden and Dr Terence Yoong
  • TAY, Kwok Ping:Family stress and quality of life in autism families, supervised by Professor Valsa Eapen and Dr Rudi Crncec
  • TSANG, Chi Fai: Pain experience in head and neck cancer outpatients: predictors of adverse pain outcomes, supervised by Dr Anthony McGuiness and Dr Rebecca Strutt
  • TSAO, Owen Ao-Yi:A neurophysiological investigation of Tourette syndrome prior to and following habit reversal therapy, supervised by Professor Valsa Eapen and Dr Rudi Crncec
  • WESTON, Melissa Jayne: Biomarkers in the prediction of infliximab efficacy, supervised by Professor Rupert Leong and Dr Sudarshan Paramsothy
  • WIJERATNE, Viduranga: Pain experience in head and neck cancer patients attending a multidisciplinary oncology clinic, supervised by Dr Anthony McGuinness and Dr Dion Forstner
  • YANG, Anes: Response variations between ethics committee for multicentre trials, supervised by Professor Ian Harris and Dr Rajat Mittal
     

Honours

  • LUU, John: Femoral versus Radial artery access for coronary interventional procedures guided by vascular ultrasound, supervised by Associate Professor Craig Juergens and Professor John French

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