Develop your analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills through research.

The UQ Winter Research Program provides UQ students with an opportunity to gain research experience working alongside some of the University’s leading academics and researchers.

Participation is open to undergraduate (including honours) and masters by coursework students who are currently enrolled at UQ.

Each of the Schools within the Faculty offers its own Winter Research Projects. Visit UQ's Employability website to find information on applying, explore the projects available through your School, and register your interest.

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Southern Queensland Rural Health

Project title: Urban-Rural differences in sleep duration and health outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Supervisor: Dr Baratiny
Duration: 1 student x 4 weeks
Location: Toowoomba (accommodation included)


This project is open to UQ students currently enrolled in the third or fourth year of their degree. This project is suitable for students with a background in any health-related field of study. This would particularly suit an individual with a strong interest in health research and learning how to undertake critical appraisal of the scientific literature.

Project overview:

This project involves a Cochrane style systematic review and meta-analysis in which the literature on urban-rural differences in sleep duration is being systematically review and the impact of sleep of duration on health outcomes examined.

Knowledge from this review will contribute to a greater understanding on interventions targeting sleep duration in rural and remote communities for the prevention and management of chronic disease.

Students will gain research skills in designing, conducting, analysing and reporting on systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Students will have an opportunity to be either acknowledged or a named author on a peer-reviewed journal article.

For more information please contact Dr Baratiny ( prior to submitting your application.