: Social and physical activities in ageing women

Research Opportunity
Number of Honour Places Available
Medicine and Radiology
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Jarrod Kerris jarrod.kerris@unimelb.edu.au
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Cassandra Szoeke cszoeke@unimelb.edu.au

Summary This project provide opportunity to work with a rich database with data that spans over 20 years already collected to evaluate the social and physical activities in ageing women.

Project Details

Project description: Social engagement is importan for the maintenance of physical health and cognitive function, with these outcomes found to be particularly evident in women. However the role of social engagement in age-related cognitive function is not well understood. In this project we will examine the relationship between social and physical activities, and physical and cognitive health from a cross- sectional perspective. The relationship between these variables over time will also be examined.

The key benefits of this project are:

  • It will involve direct hands-on participant evaluation and provide clinical skills experience
  • The opportunity to work with a rich database with data that spans over 20 years already collected
  • The opportunity for publication

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry, Ageing

Research Opportunities

Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.


Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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