The University of Wollongong thesis collection dates from 1954 and comprises over 3150 items, of which more than 1100 have been digitised and are available on Research Online. All UOW thesis records are harvested by the National Library of Australia's Trove.

Please note that due to copyright restrictions the version of the thesis available online may vary in content from the original version. A copy of the full thesis is held in the University Library.

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Theses from 2013

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An Investigation of the weldability of high hardness armour steels, L Kuzmikova

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The Psychological impact of anal cancer screening in men with HIV, Jodie Marie Landstra

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Performance of hollow core square reinforced concrete members wrapped with CFRP with different fiber orientations under static loading, Tan Duy Le

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Characterisation and application of the MOSkin radiation dosimeter at clinical kilovoltage x-ray energies, Cheryl Pei Ling Lian

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A phenomenological examination of the meaning of resilience as described by people who experience schizophrenia, Susan Liersch-Sumskis

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Lab-on-a-chip microdevices for manipulation and separation of microparticles using dielectrophoresis, Ming Li

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Cooperative communication in OFDM-based systems, Zixuan Lin

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Musicianship and gaming: investigating adolescents’ experiences, Kyle Little

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A study of the mechanical behaviour of cemented soils via Structured Cam Clay, Jiangheng Liu

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Development of infection control competencies for newly graduating nurses in Australia and Taiwan, Li-Mei Liu

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Growth, trade and environmental performance in China: 1980-2009, Ying Liu

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Psychophysiological responses to wins, losses, and losses disguised as wins during gambling on electronic machines: from laboratory tasks to live gambling, Lisa Lole

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West African drumming rhythms in contemporary piano music, Katrina Love

A study on the micro cross wedge rolling of metals, Haina Lu

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An investigation of consumer motives to purchase counterfeit luxury-branded products, Mingyuan Lu

Understanding the acceptance of teleconsultation technology in Malaysian government hospitals, Nurazean Maarop

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Chronic treatment with simvastatin affects cannabinoid receptor type 1 and muscarinic receptors type 2/4 in different brain regions among sham and 6-hydroxydopamine lesioned rats, Nikolce Mackovski

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Valuing landscape, performing landscape: a case study of the Illawarra Escarpment, Patricia Constance Macquarie

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Voices: transmitting fact through medium to lived experience: a multimedia exhibition on freedom of expression in Iraq, Karin Mayer

Enhancing the fraud detection skills of audit students using problem-based learning, Bernadette McCormack

Wellness, wellbeing and food choice - a study of consumer and dietitian perspectives, Anne-Thérèse McMahon

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Mapping the epistemological journeys of five preservice teachers: the reconstruction of knowledge of challenging behaviour during professional experience, Samantha Elizabeth McMahon

The MetaCapitalism spectacle, George Mickhail

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Amongst friends: the Australian cult film experience, Renee Michelle Middlemost

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Investigating student musicianship through conducting instruction, Kristine Alexandra Miller

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Shear behaviour of rock joints under cyclic loading and constant normal stiffness conditions, Ali Mirzaghorbanali

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Embedded sensor coherency for disaster assessment, Muttaz Khaled Mohammed Mohammed

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The effect of incomplete mixing in biological and chemical reactors, Ahmed Hussein O Msmali

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Finding the Fourth Estate: reporting beyond the wire, Elizabeth Murray

Electroactive polymers as smart and soft robotic actuators: an enhanced modelling methodology inspired by nature, Rahim Mutlu

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Elaborate distribution semiparametric regression via mean field variational Bayes, Sarah Elizabeth Neville

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Implementation of OFDM systems using GNU Radio and USRP, Duc Toan Nguyen

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Study of micro-structural formations during solidification of steel, Salar Niknafs

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Promotion of low intensity physical activity in inactive older adults, Chaiya Noradechanunt

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Novel strategies for depositing nanoelectrode materials using dip-pen nanolithography of liquid inks, Cathal D. O'Connell

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Creating new music compositions based on the number systems of composer Greg Sheehan, Luke Jerome O’Neill

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Ambient ionisation mass spectrometry of polymer additives in surface coating applications, Martin RL Paine

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Differentiation of isomeric lipids using novel ion activation methods in mass spectrometry, Huong Thu Pham

Respirable and inhalable dust measurement and control efficiency determination in high production longwalls, Brian Plush

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The dosimetric effect of prostatic calcifications on Low Dose Rate (LDR) brachytherapy, Dane Pope

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Examining the ways that primary teachers (K-2) use interactive whiteboards in connection with their literacy-based pedagogical practices, Kay Hannelore Prcevich

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The influence of infill saturation on the shear strength of soil-infilled rock joints, Wuditha N. Premadasa

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Development of a robust method to determine arsenic and selenium by Diffusive Gradients in Thin Films in natural waters and marine sediments, Helen Price

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Mathematical modelling for carbon nanotubes and peptide nanotubes, Fainida Rahmat

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Intake of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (n-3 LCPUFA) among Australian children (2-16 years): in depth nutrient and food analysis, Setyaningrum Rahmawaty

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Delivering the vision of sustainable buildings, Haleh Rasekh

Decision support system for remediation of concrete bridges, Maria Rashidi

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Assessment of post-compaction characteristics of an unsaturated silty sand, Ana Paula Ribeiro Heitor

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Political violence and the management of outrage: the convergence of media and political power to conceal human suffering in the 'war on terror', Brendan Riddick

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An investigation of the educational applications of interactive television, Jann Roberts

Bereft: War, grief and experiences of the asylum, 1915 - 1935, Jennifer Roberts

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Characterisation of bulk silicon diodes for the magic plate 512 dosimeter array, Daniel Robinson

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Conditional same/different discrimination learning in the short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus), Fiona Allison Russell

Measuring food security and diet quality in older Australians, Joanna Russell

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Properties of hydrogels prepared with different chain length distribution, Sasha Sadegholvaad

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A Prototype high resolution SiPM-based PET system for small volume imaging, Mark Safavi-Naeini

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Mitigating energy holes in wireless sensor actuator networks using a mobile sink and charger, Hamidreza Salarian

Functionalization of nanostructured titania (TiO2) as electrode materials for supercapacitors, Maryam Salari

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Design of a decision support model for the secondary prevention of diabetes, Mohsen Sangi

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Trade liberalisation, labour productivity and wage inequality: the case of the Thai manufacturing sector, Piyapong Sangkaew

Phospholipids in human tears, meibum and deposited onto contact lenses, Jennifer T. Saville

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Propagation of nonlinear optical beams in finite liquid crystal cells, Luke W. Sciberras

The design, synthesis and HIV-1 reverse transcriptase inhibitory activity of Michellamine B inspired substituted biheteroaryls, Alexander Markus Sele

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Image processing for enhanced through-the-wall radar imaging, Cher Hau Seng

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High capacity nanostructured electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries, Kuok H. Seng

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Evaluating the capability of machine-learning algorithms and object-oriented classification techniques using hyperspectral remote sensing for the discrimination of Australian native forest species in south-eastern Australia, Xiao Shang

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Radar signal representation and classification, Wenbin Shao

Cost optimization of the preliminary design layout of reinforced concrete framed buildings, Pezhman Sharafi

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Low distortion welding for shipbuilding industry, Chen Shen

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A study on the possible impacts of climate change on food security in the central coastal area of Bangladesh, Zubyda Siddika

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And that night they were not parted: lesbian romance fiction 1928-2008 – an exegetical essay, and, Silver lining: a lesbian romance novel, Diana Pamela Simmonds

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Impact of chemical cleaning on the rejection of trace organic contaminants by nanofiltration membranes, Alexander Simon

On feedback-based software testing, Arnaldo Marulitua Sinaga

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The P2X7 purinergic receptor in dogs, Mari Spildrejorde

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Teamwork as a service: design of a cloud-based system for enhancing teamwork performance in mobile learning, Geng Sun

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Mobile visual search, Huiguang Sun

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Balancing the scales: the experience of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement, Josie Malamahetoa Mata Molesi Tamate

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Tiling systems and 2-graphs associated to textile systems, Yuxiang Tang

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Thermally sensitive conducting hydrogels, Nuchalee Thipmonta

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Investigating self-regulated learning strategies to support the transition to problem-based learning, Lisa Thomas

The role of RNA silencing in plant defense against the fungal pathogen Fusarium oxysporum in Arabidopsis thaliana, Sameer Tiwari

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Hermite normal forms and its cryptographic applications, Vasilios Evangelos Tourloupis

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Indonesian women blogging: from Serambi Mekka (Aceh) to Batawi (Jakarta) and in between, Endah Triastuti

Validation of a general model for Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy and Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy quality assurance using an electronic portal imaging device., Madeline Keenan Tyler

A search for a new identity: examining the journey of former refugee youths living in Australia, Jonnell Uptin

Truth in memoir, Caroline van de Pol

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Rapid assessment of paint coatings by micro and nano indentation methods, Siu Wah Wai

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Transforming digital signatures into single sign-on schemes, Jingquan Wang

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Synthesis and characterizations of highly crystalline ZnO nanocrystals grown on silicon substrate using a novel method, Xuchuan Wang

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Study on hydride precipitation and the induced embrittlement behaviours in Zircaloy-4, Zhiyang Wang

Applications of computational fluid dynamics modelling in underground coal mines, Zhongwei Wang

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The response of marine benthic fauna exposed to continuous and pulsed exposures of contaminated sediment: a study of avoidance and toxicity, Daniel Ward

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Transition of children with disabilities into early childhood education and care centres, Jane Warren

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The relationship between principals’ leadership styles and job satisfaction as perceived by primary school teachers across NSW independent schools, Katie K. Waters

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Tracing contemporary healthscapes: pre-service primary teachers’ subjectivities in relation to health and the body, Rosemary Kate Welch

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The role of consumer perceptions in fruit and energy dense nutrient poor snack purchasing, Courtney V.C Weston

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Identifying key attributes that requestors associate with quality in public- hospital pathology: a qualitative study, Louise Anne Wienholt

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The stylistically adaptive publication designer: questions of variation, contradiction and convention in magazine layout, Stefanie Barbara Wollenberg

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Study of pinning and supercurrent enhancement in doped MgB2, Feixiang Xiang

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A machine learning paradigm based on sparse signal representation, Jie Yang