Physical Activities for Healthy Ageing
- Research Opportunity
- PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
- Project Status
- Medicine and Radiology
- Royal Melbourne Hospital
|Dr Steve Simpson Jr|
|Professor Cassandra Szoekefirstname.lastname@example.org||Personal web page|
Several studies have described the benefit of lifestyle change for healthy ageing and cognitive improvement. A lack of physical activity have been linked to an increased rate of cognitive impairment and cardiovascular diseases. Studies investigating physical activity 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 physical activity on cognitive performance and health. This project will involve direct hands-on participant evaluation and provide clinical skills experience. You will also have the opportunity to work with a rich database with lifestyle data that spans over 20 years, as well as an 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.