Study with us

Here at JRC, we want you to pursue your own research interests, under the expert supervision of our academic staff. If you would like to get your PhD or Masters degree with us, we suggest you first check your eligibility and find a supervisor.

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Our students

Some of our student topics below:

Jozette Dellemain - PhD


Rural case management: Developing a practice identity.

A study investigating the practice of rural case management with implications for formal theory development.

Supervised by A/Professor Suzanne Hodgkin and Dr Heather Downey

Diana Nabbumba - PhD

Examining responsibility allocation within the social care system for older people in rural Uganda: An ecological systems approach.

This study explores the current social care system in rural Uganda and how responsibility allocation shapes the care needs, experiences, coping strategies and care expectations of older people, their caregivers, stakeholders, and policies. This study offers essential information in furthering research and designing long-term social care systems for rural older people.

Supervisors: Dr. Rachel Winterton, Associate Professor Suzanne Hodgkin and Dr. Jacqui Theobald.

Carmela Leone - PhD

Discourses relating to 'the right to the city' for people living with dementia and their carers, in a regional Australian setting; implications for a rights-based Dementia-Friendly Community

Supervised by Professor Irene Blackberry and Dr Rachel Winterton

Carmela is researching how attitudes and assumptions about people living with dementia, and their carers, influence their access to public spaces in regional Australia.⁣

“Dementia describes progressive brain syndromes, like Alzheimer’s disease, which affects a person’s memory, thinking and behaviours,” explains Leone. “Public spaces provide opportunities for people to participate and be included in society, but these are often inaccessible to those living with dementia and their carers.”

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Fan He - Masters

Risk of In-Hospital, 30-Day and 1-Year Mortality Following Stroke in Southwest China: A 5-Year Retrospective Cohort Study

This study will be the first to assess the feasibility of linking 5-year patient records from multiple tertiary and secondary hospitals in southwest China. This linkage will enable us to better understand patterns of survival in stroke patients in China.

Supervised by Professor Irene Blackberry and Dr George Mnatzaganian

Jennifer Boak - Masters

Can client complexity be measured in a community nursing service?

This is a mixed methods study using concept mapping and current task orientation data.

Supervised by Professor Irene Blackberry and Dr Tshepo Rasekaba

Craig Gilbertson - Masters

Virtual Reality for the Treatment of Needle-Phobia in Adult Patients.

Supervisors: Professor Irene Blackberry and Dr Clare Wilding

Kylie Owen

Kylie is a third-year social work student, undertaking a student placement with JRC.

Kylie is gaining experience how evidence-based research is conducted and is contributing to the research with Border Medical Oncology which will greatly benefit the older people in the community who are battling cancer.