Melbourne School of Population and Global Health - Theses
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Pre-existing mental disorders and health outcomes after release from prison: a case for continuity of care
Globally, there is good evidence that people in prison are distinguished by their poor health profile and by entrenched socio-economic disadvantage. Mental disorders, especially severe mental illness, are overrepresented ...
Risk factors for and outcomes of lung function deficits throughout the lifespan
Good lung function is essential for general health and longevity. The lungs are responsible for providing oxygen to meet the metabolic demands of the body and expelling waste products of cellular respiration. They also ...
The challenges of international scientific collaboration in twin research
Twin studies enable powerful approaches for untangling the roles of genes and the environment on human traits and conditions. Twin registries have been established across the globe since the 1950’s to facilitate twin studies ...
Listening to the voices of children, parents, and teachers about children’s school life: promoting children’s wellbeing in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Background. This thesis reports on a study to identify the experiences of children at school and to develop a school model that promotes children’s wellbeing in Indonesia. This study is significant for two important reasons. ...
Supercomputing pipeline for the Ark (SPARK)
Data is the primary asset of biomedical researchers and the engine for both discovery and translation. The challenge is to facilitate the discovery of new medical knowledge, supported by advanced computing technologies ...
Connections, constraints and continuities: wellbeing, relationality and young Pasifika women in Melbourne Australia
Among many theoretical and methodological approaches to studying wellbeing the relational approach I adopt in this thesis has the potential to enrich understanding of the concept. The assumption of this thesis is that ...
EndoNeeds Phase 1: a protocol for research exploring the physical, psychological and social needs of Australian women with endometriosis.
Endometriosis is a chronic gynaecological condition that causes pain and infertility and can have a significant impact on the physical, psychological and social wellbeing of women. This thesis outlines the protocol for ...
Minimum message length inference with application to genome-wide association studies data
Minimum Message Length (MML) is a Bayesian framework for model selection and statistical inference with a strong foundation in information theory. This thesis examines the MML criterion for model selection by applying MML ...
Domain-specific physical activity and sedentary behaviour in relation to colorectal cancer risk and survival
Background: There is convincing epidemiological evidence that physical activity is associated with a lower risk of colon cancer; inconsistent associations have been reported for rectal cancer. Most previous studies consider ...
Health economics and chronic disease, with a specific focus on diabetes
Chronic diseases, which refer to diseases that are of long duration and generally slow progression, cause more than half of the deaths worldwide today and bring heavy economic burden on both individuals and health systems. ...