Dietary habits and mental health in females aged 16-29 years
- Research Opportunity
- Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
- Project Status
- Medicine and Radiology
- Royal Melbourne Hospital
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There is a large body of evidence linking a poor intake of nutrients and unhealthy dietary patterns with the development and management of mental health conditions such as depression. Using self-reported and clinical data on mental health and dietary intake data collected from a validated food frequency questionnaire (FFQ), in the Young Female Health Initiative (YFHI) and Safe-D studies, students will have the opportunity to investigate the association between diet and several indices of mental health and other behavioural and lifestyle factors.
There is also an opportunity to determine whether there are any temporal changes in dietary and lifestyle behaviours using data collected from two year follow up visits. Findings from this study will be able to provide insights into the relationship between poor diet and mental health in an at-risk population. Additionally, findings may also provide the framework for targeted intervention strategies. This project would suit a student interested in women’s and mental health. Suitable for Honours, MDRP, MBiomedSc, MPH, or Masters by Research studies.
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.