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Department of Chiropractic

Current Research Projects

The following page contains department staff research projects:

  • Body Donation Study
  • Workforce Study
  • Auto fluorescence of biological material as a diagnostic tool
  • Macquarie University Indigenous Bioresources Research Group (IBRG)

Body Donation Study

  • Associate Professor Goran Strkalj, Department of Chiropractic

Body Donation Survey


Anatomy and Chemistry Survey

  • Associate Professor Goran Strkalj, Department of Chiropractic

Anatomy and Chemistry Survey


Australian Chiropractic Workforce Study


Objective

The Australian chiropractic workforce study was a multi-phase, survey-based, research study that included three main cohorts (registered chiropractors, their patients, and the general public) that influence the provision of chiropractic services and its workforce distribution across Australia.

 

  • Assoc Prof Rodney Bonello
  • Dr Benjamin Brown
  • Dr Sharyn Eaton
  • Dr Ramon Fernandez-Caamano
  • Dr Petra Graham
  • Ms Hillary Green

Australian Workforce Study questionnaires:


NSW Chiropractic Workforce Study

NSW Workforce Study questionnaire:


Auto fluorescence of biological material as a diagnostic tool

  • Assoc. Prof. Subra Velmupad (Department of Chiropractic)
  • Professor Ewa Goldys (Department of Physics)
  • Sandeep Menon (current PhD Physics student)

Objective

To evaluate the diagnostic potential of autofluorescence of biological materials, such as urine.

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2008/07/16/2303908.htm?site=science&topic


Macquarie University Indigenous Bioresources Research Group (IBRG)

  • Assoc. Prof. Subra Velmupad (Department of Chiropractic)
  • Assoc. Prof. Joanne Jamie (Bio-organic and Medicinal Chemist, Department of CBMS)
  • Professor Shoba Ranganathan (Bioinformatician, Department of CBMS)

Objective

To work in close collaboration with Indigenous communities of NSW (Australia) and Chungtia village (Nagaland, India) to document their customary knowledge related to medicinal plant use.

We have developed agreements in consultation with the collaborating communities that entail equal partnerships. We have developed a multifunctional system with information on medicinal plants. http://biolinfo.org/cmkb/

In response to community needs, we have also developed and are involved in educational activities for school children in northern NSW and western Sydney areas (Indigenous Science Education Program, ISEP).

http://web.science.mq.edu.au/groups/isep/

Other collaborators:

Dr R Velmurugan, Siddha Practitioner, Chennai (India), for investigations on medicinal plants with anticancer activity.

Professor Jaye Chin-Dusting and Dr Natalie Lumsden, Baker Heart and Diabetes Research Institute, Melbourne

http://www.bakeridi.edu.au/students/prograduate_project/vascular_pharmacology/