Health-related risk behaviour in adolescence

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research
Project Status
Future
Department
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Jennifer Marino jennifer.marino@unimelb.edu.au +61 3 8345 3718 Personal web page
Professor Rachel Skinner vogela@unimelb.edu.au +61 3 90355334 Personal web page

Project Details

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.

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to PhD, Masters by Research students to join as part of their thesis.
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Faculty Research Themes

Child Health

School Research Themes

Child Health in Medicine, Women's Health



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Department

Obstetrics and Gynaecology