- Dorothy BruckSupervisor availability unknownAvailable for media queries
Professor Dorothy Bruck is an expert in sleep/wake patterns, human behaviour in fire emergencies and sleep disorders. Her specialist areas of knowledge include factors influencing sleep and sleepiness, narcolepsy, insomnia, developmental aspects of sleep, arousal under emergency conditions and smoke alarms.
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Cross-cultural aspects of mental health
- Depression and anxiety
- Human behaviour in emergencies
- Sleep and sleep disorders
- Tim BuszardSupervisor availability unknownAvailable for media queries
Tim's research focuses on motor skill acquisition, particularly in children, with a specific interest in how the development of the mind influences learning. Tennis Australia has partially funded his research since 2011. As such, his research has had direct translational value for Tennis Australia’s junior modified program, “Hot Shots”, as well as the National Tennis Academy.
- Applying theory to practice
- Implicit Learning
- Motor and Perceptual Skill
- Skill acquisition
- Working Memory
- Marc C-ScottAvailable to supervise research studentsAvailable for media queries
Dr Marc C-Scott is a senior lecturer in screen media at Victoria University. His research interests are within television (history, institutions, policy, broadcast technologies and methods), cross-platform media and sportscasting.
- Television institutions and broadcasters
- Video on demand
- Sports media rights
- Media streaming
- Mary Carolan-OlahAvailable to supervise research studentsAvailable for media queries
Mary Carolan-Olah is a Professor of Midwifery, in the College of Health and Biomedicine, at Victoria University, and a midwife with 30 years experience, mostly in acute hospital settings. She is an established researcher in Midwifery and Women’s Health. Mary’s key research foci are in the region of gestational diabetes, ethnicity and ‘at risk’ pregnancy.
- Cultural diversity
- Gestational diabetes
- High risk pregnancy
- Qualitative research
- Melissa ChanAvailable to supervise research students
Melissa’s research interest include strategic procurement, sustainable infrastructure, and construction health and safety. She has been successful in applying for university and industry funded research grants and regularly consults with the industry on various topics including construction innovation and occupational health and safety.
- Sustainable infrastructure
- Strategic procurement
- Occupational health and safety
- Sustainability in the built environment
- Laurie ChapinUnavailable to supervise research students
Psychology lecturer and researcher at Victoria University with interests in youth resilience and programs for vulnerable youth and young adults.
- Adolescent development
- Resilience processes
- Program evaluation
- Transition from secondary to tertiary
- Karen CharmanAvailable to supervise research studentsAvailable for media queries
I am interested and committed to research that engages and strengthens communities. I have worked in tertiary institutions for over 15 years. I teach across under-graduate and post graduate courses with a primary focus on learning in the community.
- Public Pedagogy
- Public history and auto-ethnography