Diet and Healthy Ageing

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Master Places Available
1
Department
Medicine and Radiology
Location
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Cassandra Szoeke cszoeke@unimelb.edu.au
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Alexandra Gorelik alexandra.gorelik@unimelb.edu.au
Dr Marjan Tabesh marjan.tabesh@unimelb.edu.au 0390353625

Summary You will have the opportunity to work with a rich database with lifestyle data that spans over 20 years. This project will provide clinical skills experience as it involves direct hands-on participant evaluation, and will suit a student with an interest in nutrition who is interested in publishing findings.

Project Details

Project description: Several studies have described the benefit of lifestyle change for healthy ageing and cognitive improvement. For example smoking, alcohol consumption and a lack of physical activity have been linked to an increased rate of cognitive impairment and cardiovascular diseases. Studies investigating diet have been limited by cohort sampling bias, cross sectional designs, short follow‚Äźups, small sample sizes, and most have examined the Mediterranean diet. 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 diets on cognitive performance and health.

You will have the opportunity to work with a rich database with lifestyle data that spans over 20 years. This project will provide clinical skills experience as it involves direct hands-on participant evaluation, and will suit a student with an interest in nutrition who is interested in publishing findings.



Faculty Research Themes

Neuroscience

School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry, Ageing



Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science
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.

Department

Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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