Air pollution may impair vitamin D status in young Victorian women

Research Opportunity
Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Project Status
Future
Department
Medicine and Radiology
Location
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof John Wark jdwark@unimelb.edu.au 8344 3258 Personal web page
Alexandra Gorelik Personal web page

Project Details

Recent European research has identified a potentially worrying relationship between vitamin D status and local measures of air quality. Is there an association between air quality and vitamin D levels in young women living in Victoria? This project will explore a possible association between air quality in postcode of residence and serum vitamin D levels in young women. Validated models of air quality based on monitored levels of air pollution will be applied to study these relationships. Suitable for Honours, MDRP, MBiomedSc, MPH, or Masters by Research studies.

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the supervisor to discuss your options.


School Research Themes

Women's Health



Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.

Department

Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre

Bone and Mineral Research Group

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital