Graduate Students

UNSW RCS PhD Students as of Semester 3, 2017

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Alex Ishiwata Gavino BSc MD (2015-) (A/Prof McLachlan supervisor)

PhD: Studies on rural community atrial fibrillation screening using cloud based technology
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A/Prof Tom Shakespeare  MBBS, MPH, FRANZCR (Prize), FAMS, Grad Dip Med (Clin Epi) (2015 -) (Dr Andrew Last supervisor/ A/Prof McLachlan co-supervisor)

PhD: Use of imaging in radiation oncology protocols for the treatment of prostate cancer

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Louise Whitby RN M Safety Sc (Ergonomics and safety science)  (A/Prof McLachlan supervisor)

PhD: To assist or not assist the falling patient in health care settings?

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Shea Wilcox BSc (Hons) MB BS (2013 - ) Supervisor Dr Andrew Last 

PhD: The requirement and efficacy of dose-escalated radiotherapy in the setting of hormonal manipulation in patients with prostate cancer.

External PhD Students – Co-supervised 

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Karen Chia MB BS (2014 -) (A/Prof McLachlan co-supervisor)

PhD: Evaluation of an exercise program on cardiac remodelling in a pulmonary hypertension.  SVH clinical school, UNSW

External supervised graduates

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Dr Ryan Ocsan BS PhD (USYD) 2009 - Dec 2014

PhD: Studies on c-kit expression in translational models of cardiac hypertrophy

External Co-Supervisor: A/Prof Craig McLachlan

Current Position: Medical student ANU and Adjunct Associate Lecturer UNSW Rural Clinical School

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Dinesh Neupane MPH (2013 - )  (A/Prof McLachlan co-supervisor)

PhD: Community health workers and blood pressure control in Nepal

External Co-Supervisor: A/Prof Craig McLachlan

Current Position: Postdoctoral fellow Johns Hopkins University China

Past Rural Clinical School PhD and MSc graduates - Where are they now?

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Dr Vivian Isaac

PhD: Social Cognition in Health and Health Systems

Supervisor: A/Prof Craig McLachlan

Current Position: Senior Lecturer Flinders University Rural Clinical School

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Dr Yvonne Lee

PhD: Factors influencing QRS duration in rural populations

Supervisor: A/Prof Craig McLachlan

Current Position: Regional Manager Health Economic and Reimbursement Asia Pacific Middle East and Africa at Boston Scientific

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Dr Yuling Zhou

PhD: Gene and telomere length associations in rural populations

Supervisor: A/Prof Craig McLachlan

Current Position: Postdoctoral fellow Rural Clinical School

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Ms Joyce Tang

MSc: Vitamin C transporter genes and cardiac conduction

Supervisor: A/Prof Craig McLachlan

Current Position: Validation Consultant at Sterling Process