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Authors: Ordynat, Iryna
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Abstract: Anthropomorphic objects from the Egyptian Predynastic have been a topic of frequent study and debate, from the time they were first excavated until today. These objects, including human figurines, hip... More
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Abstract: The Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) has been one of the most challenging topics in financial economics since its introduction in the early 1960s. However, several empirical studies have progressive... More
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Authors: Felten, Stella
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Abstract: Viktor Ullmann’s Jewish ancestry resulted in his deportation to Terezín concentration camp in 1942, where he wrote Piano Sonata No. 7 within three months of his death in Auschwitz in October 1944. Thi... More
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Authors: Dow, Rhiannon
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Abstract: The ending is an important event in child psychotherapy. During this phase, earlier unsatisfactory goodbyes are often revived. It is hoped that patients, given the opportunity to revisit these goodbye... More
Authors: Burgess, Alannah
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Abstract: In line with international trends, women represent Australia’s fastest growing prison population. They also represent a resource intensive population as women who enter the criminal justice system com... More
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Date: 2016
Language: eng
Abstract: Studying abroad is considered to be an important factor behind the social changes happening in Saudi Arabia especially among Saudi women(Alhazmi, 2010). When abroad, some Saudi womenexperience a chang... More
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Date: 2016
Language: eng
Abstract: Recent years have seen a proliferation of studies directed at storyworlds that are constructed across multiple media platforms. These are alternately described as transmedia, cross-media, and immersiv... More
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Authors: Li, Chen
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Abstract: The objective of this PhD thesis is to provide insightful analyses and biological data resources of protein structural and sequence features that are strongly associated with protein function and dise... More
Authors: Tang, Tiong Yew
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Abstract: This thesis addresses one of the fundamental questions for any ageing society: Who will care for the elderly? The “who” is shaping up to be the highly advanced technology in the area of humanoid robot... More
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Authors: White, Primrose
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Abstract: For the first-time mother, pregnancy and birth is an especially stressful time. Studies have established links between stress during pregnancy and birth complications, as well as the increased risk fo... More
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Date: 2016
Language: eng
Abstract: The prevalence of smoking and the resultant impact on the health and well-being of people experiencing severe mental illness, is significantly disproportionate to smokers in the general population. Sm... More
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Authors: Weng, Zhehan
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Abstract: Rare earth elements (REE) play crucial roles in modern industry, technology applications, medical treatments and renewable energy system. Due to their unique physical and chemical properties, REE perm... More
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Date: 2016
Language: eng
Abstract: For many years, breast cancer has been one of the leading causes of death among women. Early detection of breast cancer is the key to improve the survival rate. Mammography is currently the most effic... More
Authors: Jiang, GengPing
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Abstract: Graphene membrane as a staggered multilayer structure was demonstrated to be a promising filter membrane for the gas and liquid separation. The superior property of graphene membrane is owing to the e... More
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Abstract: The perplexity of the question of what psychoanalysis is challenges analysts who strive for a self-defining priority of view. The consequent conflicts, if open to thought, can contribute to a creative... More
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Date: 2016
Language: eng
Abstract: Almost 50% of the world’s coal resources are low rank coals. Efficiency for low rank coal utilization is reduced by high moisture contents and can decrease the conventional power plant efficiency by u... More
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Date: 2016
Language: eng
Abstract: Autophagy is a fundamental pathway conserved amongst all eukaryotic cells that is necessary for the degradation of intracellular structures, including organelles, to maintain cellular homeostasis. Bei... More
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Authors: Islam, Samantha
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Abstract: The term green manufacturing is coined to reflect the new manufacturing paradigm that employs various green strategies (objectives and principles) and techniques (technology and innovations) to become... More
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Date: 2016
Language: eng
Abstract: Road trauma is a major source of death and disability which can be addressed by improving the safety of roads. Despite higher crash rates on urban roads than rural roads, less is known about the chara... More
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Date: 2016
Language: eng
Abstract: The degree to which each cerebral hemisphere manages different information processing roles is one of the most enduring questions of brain science. Understanding hemispheric specialisation in the heal... More
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Abstract: Anhedonia is a key symptom of major depression, but also presents as a trait within the general population. The aim of this thesis was to examine how anhedonia affects simple decision-making and rewar... More
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Abstract: This thesis investigates the failure behaviour of the matrix constituent found in composite materials. The investigation involves performing several experiments under both biaxial and uniaxial loading... More
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Date: 2016
Language: eng
Abstract: Smart lighting systems, which evolve from traditional lighting control by utilizing feedback from user inputs and integrated sensors to manipulate the light output has been hailed as the next step in ... More
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Abstract: Cells are complex, with respect to both their biochemistry and mechanical properties. This complexity is multiplied further by the increasing body of evidence that the biochemical properties and mecha... More
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Abstract: Food allergy is a growing epidemic, with the highest prevalence rates being reported amongst developed countries. Animal models have been variably successful in determining the mechanisms involved in ... More