Health-related risk behaviour in adolescence
- Research Opportunity
- PhD, Masters by Research
- Project Status
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
|Dr Jennifer Marinofirstname.lastname@example.org||+61 3 8345 3718||Personal web page|
|Professor Rachel Skinneremail@example.com||+61 3 90355334||Personal web page|
Much of the burden of disease and social adversity in adulthood is linked to long-standing patterns of behaviour and lifestyle. These patterns of behaviour often have their origins in adolescence. Using repeated measures from questionnaire, physical and biological data collected in the Western Australia Pregnancy (Raine) Cohort, we will model pathways of health risk indicators (problem behaviour, injury, overweight, physical inactivity, substance use, sexual risk behaviour) from childhood through adolescence, and then use these trajectories to quantify the risks of adverse health and social outcomes in adulthood, collected via Raine and the WA Data Linkage system.
This research project is available to PhD, Masters by Research students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the supervisor to discuss your options.