BUSINESS student Erin Forster is set to become Federation University Australia’s 25,000th graduate. Ms Foster will make the university’s milestone moment in a graduation ceremony for Federation Business School at the Mount Helen campus on Thursday.
This follows two ceremonies on Wednesday. Science, engineering and information technology students were first to toss their caps in the air in the morning. TAFE, arts, education, health, life sciences, nursing and healthcare students graduated later in the day.
More than 1000 Federation University students will graduate in the ceremonies this week.
As part of ceremonies on both days, 17 graduates will be inducted as Doctors of Philosophy.
Among the PhD research, Usha Kalluri’s explores why breath testing shows promise as an early diagnostic to improve patient outcomes.
This study used a new way to grow cancer cells that not only replicated the cancer breath profile but identified 10 new chemicals to use for early diagnosis.
Michael Taffe’s PhD thesis explores World War I Avenues of Honour. Using Ballarat’s avenues as an example, his research examines links with other avenues throughout the Commonwealth and the United States.
Sally Bromley’s PhD explores injury and illness protection in Olympic combat sports.
Ms Bromley’s research shows barriers to high quality injury and illness data collection in combat sport must be addressed at the sports organisational level in order to develop effective, evidence-based injury and illness prevention strategies.