This is a qualitative research project which investigates the perceptions of rural nurses and rural nurse practitioners on their need for prescribing rights and their understanding of their role in terms of the title “nurse practitioner”. Data will be obtained from participants via semistructured interviews on the topic of prescribing rights and also on the current extent of informal arrangements with local GPs which, in effect, already constitute such rights.
Archibald Baxter is the best known conscientious objector and his story is well documented in his biography We will not Cease. However, many other men in the First and Second World War took a pacifist stance and them and their families were persecuted for it.
As a vaccine for HIV/AIDS lies perpetually beyond the grasp of science, condom use remains one of the most effective safeguards against potential infection. Research reveals, however, that gay men are expressing apathy towards condom use and are partaking in increased sexual risk behaviours.
The aim of this project is to ascertain the conditions under which women training and working in a supported environment in Nepal came to the capital, Kathmandu, and how they are attempting to overcome their poverty and marginalisation.
‘Bumps in the Road of Life’: People with a Disability and Access to Recreational Travel in Central Queenslandby Hillman, Wendy
The aim of this project is to examine how people with a disability, from Central Queensland, access and use travel as a form of recreation. The project will investigate aspects of travel use as a recreational pursuit in and around Central Queensland.
Social Impacts on the Central Queensland Coastal Community of the Health and Social Needs of Grey Nomads Visiting or Retiring to the Areaby Hillman, Wendy
The purpose of the study is to examine the Grey Nomads group and their health and social status as they travel around Australia.
It has become clear from the greater media coverage on self-injury that it is a burgeoning phenomenon in society. I am interested in what kinds of people do this self-injury, why they do it, and how it affects them.
This research project aims to investigate the social organization of an illicit poker game. Poker has become extremely popular among college students over the last couple of years and there has been a lot of media attention to the growing interest.
The dissertation research project focuses on sexual consent to heterosexual casual sex among seasonal workers in Banff and Jasper Alberta. The study is a qualitative study using a modified grounded theory approach and textual analysis.
Negotiating heterosexual sex and sexual consent: Interpretations of sexual images and communications with sexual partnersby Beres, Melanie Ann
The major goal of this project is to explore how adults negotiate their sexual experiences and how they understand and construct consent to sex within their heterosexual relationships.
Images & Voices: An Arts-Based Qualitative Study Using Photovoice to Understand the Needs & Aspirations of Sex Workers in Portland, Oregonby Desyllas, Moshoula Capous
The ways in which sex workers have been studied and represented historically, socio-politically and academically do not take into account their voices and participation in the process. Arts-based research provides the potential for collaboratively developing unique knowledge and insight about the experiences of sex workers and the meanings assigned to those experiences.
The major aim of this project is to explore and test the validity of what the authors describe as the “miscommunication hypothesis” or the idea that men and women often misunderstand one another during sexual relations leading to experiences described as sexual assault or coercion. This project builds on a pilot study conducted in Canada in 1993 and includes a Canadian and New Zealand component.
Understanding Transitional Housing Programs for survivors of interpersonal violence: a qualitative studyby Wahab, Stephanie
The problem of violence against women in the United States has gained increasing attention in the past 25 years, and more recently has become the focus of considerable research. Unfortunately, the growth of the shelter movement has not been matched with systematic scientific inquiry about how shelters function or their impact.