Vitamin D deficiency and balance
- Research Opportunity
- PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
- Project Status
- Medicine and Radiology
- Royal Melbourne Hospital
|Professor Meg Morris|
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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.
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.