Vitamin D deficiency and balance

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

Project Details

Low levels of vitamin D are relatively common in older women Australian, which is concerning given that vitamin D is essential for the maintenance of healthy bone and muscle. There is evidence to suggest that vitamin D may also be important for the maintenance of balance in women.

This project will examine the relationships between vitamin D and balance in non-elderly postmenopausal women from the internationally renowned Women’s Healthy Ageing Project (WHAP).


You will have the opportunity to work with an internationally renowned cohort and research team each with international recognition. The study has already collected data over 20 years and there is opportunity for publication. This project will suit a candidate with an interest in balance, sports physiology and physiotherapy. There will be interaction with industry partners.

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, Musculoskeletal

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