Lifestyle Factors for Healthy Ageing
- Research Opportunity
- PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
- Project Status
- Medicine and Radiology
- Royal Melbourne Hospital
|Dr Helen Brown|
|Professor Cassandra Szoekefirstname.lastname@example.org||Personal web page|
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 lifestyle factors have been limited by cohort sampling bias, cross sectional designs, short follow‐ups and small sample sizes. 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 lifestyle (i.e. alcohol consumption, smoking, diet and physical activity) on morbidity and quality of life in health and ageing. This project will involve direct hands-on participant evaluation. You will also have the opportunity to work with a rich database with lifestyle data that spans over 20 years. There will be the opportunity for publication.
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.