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Researcher: FitzGerald, DG (Dr Des FitzGerald)

Fields of Research

Group theory and generalisations
Health services and systems
Algebra and number theory
Innovation management
Human information interaction and retrieval
Information systems
Health psychology
Category theory, k theory, homological algebra
Epidemiology
Marketing
Respiratory diseases
Geriatrics and gerontology
Organisational planning and management
Biological mathematics
Operations research
Applied statistics
Primary health care
Combinatorics and discrete mathematics (excl. physical combinatorics)
Other education
Architectural science and technology
Post-harvest fisheries technologies (incl. transportation)
Stochastic analysis and modelling
Information security management
Oncology and carcinogenesis
Clinical sciences
Occupational and workplace health and safety
Nuclear medicine
Mental health nursing
Operator algebras and functional analysis
Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medicine and treatments

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the mathematical sciences
Health related to ageing
Clinical health
Other information and communication services
Management
Other education and training
Men's health
Environmentally sustainable transport activities
Processed fruit and vegetable products (incl. juices)
Network systems and services
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Residential construction design
Workforce transition and employment
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Aquaculture oysters
Rural and remote area health
Measurement standards and calibration services
Environmental policy, legislation and standards

Career Best Publications

A Presentation for the Monoid of Uniform Block Permutations; Bulletin of the Australian Mathematical Society
A presentation of the dual symmetric inverse monoid; International Journal of Algebra and Computation
Dual symmetric inverse monoids and representation theory; Journal of Australian Mathematical Society Series A
Factorizable inverse monoids; Semigroup Forum
Ideal Structure of the Kauffman and Related Monoids; Communications in Algebra
Normal Bands and Their Inverse Semigroups of Bicongruences; Journal of Algebra
On the Partition Monoid and Some Related Semigroups; Bulletin of the Australian Mathematical Society
Presentations of factorizable inverse monoids; Acta Universitatis Szegediensis, Acta Scientiarum Mathematicarum
The semigroup generated by the idempotents of a partition monoid; Journal of Algebra

Research Publications

A Presentation for the Monoid of Uniform Block Permutations; Bulletin of the Australian Mathematical Society
A presentation of the dual symmetric inverse monoid; International Journal of Algebra and Computation
A tale of two cities: A study on the satisfaction of asynchronous e-learning systems in two Australian universities; Beyond the comfort zone
An observational study of PM10 and hospital admissions for acute exacerbations of chronic respiratory disease in Tasmania, Australia 19922002; BMJ Open Respiratory Research
Are general practice health assessments of older Australians a good investment? A comprehensive analysis of the first three years of Medicare Benefits Schedule items 700 and 702; AAG National Conference
Are health assessmensts of older persons by family practice a worthwhile investment? A report from Australia; Wonca 2004, 17th World Conference of Family Doctors
Better identification of dementia in older rural Tasmanians: A consequence of who gets a health assessment in Tasmania; PHCRED Tasmania
Beyond the bottom line - Managing to survive in the Human Services sector: a cross disciplinary study of the impact of top team training and education on organisational performance; ANZAM '99
Braids and Factorizable Inverse Monoids; Workshop on Semigroups and Languages
Consumer purchase behaviour for oysters: an empirical study in some state capital cities of Australia; International Journal of Consumer Studies
Development of Staff Characteristics ans Service Stability in Leading Australian-owned Information Technology Firms; SE:E&P'98
Development of Staff Characteristics ans Service Stability in Leading Australian-owned Information Technology Firms; 1998 International Conference Software Engineering: Education and Practice
Did General Practice Health Assessments of Older Australians improve Equity?; Australian Health Review
Does having general practice health assessments delay entry of older Australians into residential aged care facilities?; 50th RACGP Annual Scientific Convention
Dual symmetric inverse monoids and representation theory; Journal of Australian Mathematical Society Series A
Enumeration of idempotents in diagram semigroups and algebras; Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series A
Enumeration of idempotents in planar diagram monoids; Journal of Algebra
Equity of access to health services for Australians 75 years and over; 2004 General Practice of Primary Health Conference
Factorizable inverse monoids; Semigroup Forum
From the therapy room to the real world: Preliminary results from a pilot RCT of a self-help coping program (ProCOPE) for men with early stage prostate cancer, and their loved ones; The 4th Australian Health & Medical Research Congress
Green's relations in some categories of strong graph homomorphisms; Semigroup Forum
Groupoids on a skew lattice of objects; Art of Discrete and Applied Mathematics
Health assessments of older patients: lessons from Australia; Facing Complexity, Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners Conference
Ideal Structure of the Kauffman and Related Monoids; Communications in Algebra
Identifying Excellence in Leading Australian - Owned Information Technology Firms: Five Emerging Themes; Australasian Comference on Information Systems (ACIS'96)
Mitsch's order and inclusion for binary relations and partitions; Semigroup Forum
More cash for maths: Uni
Normal Bands and Their Inverse Semigroups of Bicongruences; Journal of Algebra
On Divided-difference semigroups; International Journal of Algebra and Computation
On the Partition Monoid and Some Related Semigroups; Bulletin of the Australian Mathematical Society
Organisational Characteristics, Cultural Qualities and Excellence in Top Australian-Owned Information Technology Firms; Information Systems Conference of New Zealand
Presentations of factorizable inverse monoids; Acta Universitatis Szegediensis, Acta Scientiarum Mathematicarum
Representation of inverse monoids by partial automorphisms; Semigroup Forum
Representations of inverse semigroups in complete atomistic inverse meet-semigroups; Semigroup Forum
Scoping study of condensation in residential buildings - Final report
The impact of an ageing population on the demand for GP services; Primary Health Care Research: Evolution or Revolution?
The impact of residential socio-economic profile on medical service utilisation and nursing home attendance claims by older Australians; Australian Journal of Primary Health
The Kauffman and related monoids; 48th annual general meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society
The semigroup generated by the idempotents of a partition monoid; Journal of Algebra
The ubiquity of power functions; Biometrical Journal
Understanding the factors related to the consumers' choices of oysters in Australia: an empirical study; Journal of Foodservice

Research Projects

Air Pollution, Environmental Health & Respiratory Disease Launceston & Upper Tamar Valley - Tasmania; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Determining the Best Ways to Provide Psychological Support to Tasmanian Men Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer and Their Loved One: What Works and for Whom?; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Determining the Best Ways to Provide Psychological Support to Tasmanian Men Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer and Their Loved One: What Works and for Whom?; Cancer Council of Tasmania (CCT)
General Practice Aged Care Health Assessments in Australia: Who gets one?; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The Relationship between Air Pollution and health Outcomes in the Launceston Region over a Decade 1992-2002; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Frozen Vegetable Mixtures
Validation of GHG emissions model

Research Candidate Supervision

"No man is happy who does not think himself so"- The Subjective Well-Being of Adolescents
Analytical Tools for Estimating Predator Diets in Marine Ecosystems
Characterising and Investigating the Semigroup Generated by Three-Arched Diagrams
Directed graphs and combinatorial properties of groups and semigroups
Fairly Amenable Semigroups
Methodological Issues in the Investigation of the Relationship Between Particulate Air Pollution and Visits to the Launceston General Hospital owing to Respiratory Conditions Between 1992 and 2001
Statistical Methodology for Tab Charts- Data Reduction Techniques in Laser Ablation Analyses