HDR Supervision

Many members of ORA are supervisors of students studying research higher degrees (PhDs, Professional Doctorates and Masters by Research).

If you would like to discuss your research proposal, please feel free to email the supervisor(s).

Professor Sandra Grace, Southern Cross University

Professor Sandra Grace

Current Supervision

PhD

  • Joel Alcantara: The sense of coherence and associated factors of the lived experience of pregnant patients attending care in a chiropractic practice-based research network
  • Shelley Barlow: Experiences of physiotherapists working with people with chronic pain in outpatients clinics
  • Rebecca Gilroy: Developing communication capability for professional practice
  • Curtis Rigney: Rate and reasons for chiropractic attrition: a retrospective cohort study
  • Jac Schroeder: Community-based primary health care for women: a case study of NSW non-government Women's Health Services in global context
  • Lucy Shinners: Exploring healthcare professionals' experiences and perceptions of artificial intelligence in the delivery of healthcare
  • Graeme Turner: Evaluating a training program for practice nurses in early Identification and management of chronic kidney disease ​

Masters by Research ​

  • Kate Baltrotsky: Supporting parents to raise children through emotionally-nurturing parenting
  • Lisa Beasley: Responding and adapting to change: an allied health perspective
  • Kirsty Greenwood: The use of manual therapy supporting infants with difficulties breastfeeding
  • Trish Long: Strengthening connections: trauma-informed care for midwives and adverse childhood experiences screening for pregnant women
  • Tracey Mulvihill: Trauma-informed yoga for post-traumatic stress disorder: a randomised controlled pilot trial
  • Isabelle Taye: The efficacy of probiotics in osteoarthritic pain: developing a practice-based research framework using a series of N-of-1 trials
  • Vanessa Tyler: The impact of violence and aggression in a regional local health district ​

Completed Supervision

PhD

  • Dr Paul Orrock: 2017. Developing an evidence base for osteopathic healthcare
  • Dr Olivia King: 2018. Role Boundaries and Scopes of Practice: The Interdisciplinary Diabetes Educator Role
  • Dr Donald McDowell: 2021. Examining the “thrust” in translation of the chiropractic principle of “tone”. What is the Contemporary Relevance of the Chiropractic Principle of Tone – An Historical Analysis
  • Dennis Richards: 2021. Vitalism and value in chiropractic

Masters by Research ​

  • Maggie Scorey: 2021. Exploring the lived experiences of professional surfers returning to surfing after an acute physical injury: A phenomenological study
Dr Roger Engel
Dr Roger Engel, Southern Cross University

Dr Roger Engel

Current Supervision

PhD ​

  • Lindsay Gorrell, ‘Displacements, forces and strains experienced by the neck during cervical spinal manipulation’

Masters by Research

  • Des Wiggins ‘19th century American social milieu and alternate disease theories: origins of Chiropractic’
  • Chris Burrell, ‘Attitudes and behaviours of Australian chiropractors towards reporting adverse events

Completed Supervision

Masters by Research​

Dr Amie Steel - Australian HDR supervisor
Dr Amie Steel, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Amie Steel

Current Supervision

PhD ​

  • Diana Bowman: The effectiveness of herbal tea for the management of perceived insufficient lactations (Primary Supervisor)
  • Rebecca Reid: Assessing naturopathic prescriptions in endometriosis, uterine fibroids and polycystic ovarian syndrome: clinical insights into Australian naturopathic practice (Primary Supervisor)
  • Hope Foley: The Role, Value and Patient Experience of Complementary Medicine: Use for Chronic Disease Management (Primary Supervisor)
  • Kim Graham: The Role of Autogenic Healing in Medicine (Primary Supervisor)
  • Kylie McWhirter: An Observational Cohort Study of the effect of Rhythmic Movement Training International (RMTi) on Integrational Primitive Reflexes in Children and the Development of Learning Difficulties (Primary Supervisor)
  • Alastair Gray: An examination of the readiness and capacity of colleges of Complementary Medicine to deliver quality educational outcomes in the training of health professionals using learning technologies and elearning: A mixed method study in Australia and the US (Co-supervisor)
  • David Casteleijn: The effectiveness of individualized herbal medicine for the treatment of anxiety (Co-supervisor)
  • Jill Dunn: Mapping the naturopathic landscape: an examination of regulatory, education and policy infrastructures and policy frameworks in a global emerging profession (Co-supervisor)
  • Peter James: Traditional herbal medicine use during pregnancy in Sierra Leone within the context of the free healthcare initiative (Co-supervisor)
  • Sandy Davidson: Patient-centred healthcare: Investigating the role of naturopathic medicine in integrative oncology – prevention through survivorship (Co-supervisor)
  • Marianne Stobie: Prescriptions and compliance: a contemporary study of client response to the herbal medicine and naturopathic diet and lifestyle recommendations (Co-supervisor)

Masters by Research

  • Alaia Harvie: Qigong as a supportive treatment for female oncology patients (Primary Supervisor)
  • Nicole Hannan: Exploring the use of complementary medicines, burden of disease and satisfaction with care in paediatric eosinophilic oesophagitis: an investigation into parent’s perceptions (Co-supervisor)
Robert W Moran
Mr Rob Moran, Unitec New Zealand

Mr Rob Moran

Current Supervision

PhD ​

Masters by Research

Completed Supervision

Masters by Research​


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