Diet and Healthy Ageing

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Project Status
Medicine and Radiology
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Supervisor Email Number Webpage
A/Professor Allison Hodge Personal web page
Professor Cassandra Szoeke Personal web page

Project Details

Several studies have described the benefit of lifestyle change for healthy ageing and cognitive improvement. For example smoking, alcohol consumption and a lack of physical activity have been linked to an increased rate of cognitive impairment and cardiovascular diseases. Studies investigating diet have been limited by cohort sampling bias, cross sectional designs, short follow‚Äźups, small sample sizes, and most have examined the Mediterranean diet. Furthermore the frequency and intensity of lifestyle alteration is still not defined.

In this project we examine a 20 year longitudinal dataset to determine the influence of diets on cognitive performance and health. You will have the opportunity to work with a rich database with lifestyle data that spans over 20 years. This project will provide clinical skills experience as it involves direct hands-on participant evaluation, and will suit a student with an interest in nutrition who is interested in publishing findings.

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to PhD, 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.


Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre

Healthy Ageing Program

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital