Iron and Fatigue

Research Opportunity
Honours
Number of Honour Places Available
1
Department
Medicine and Radiology
Location
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Marjan Tabesh marjan.tabesh@unimelb.edu.au 0390353625
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Cassandra Szoeke cszoeke@unimelb.edu.au

Summary The Women’s Health Ageing Project is an epidemiological sampled longitudinal prospective study that contains 20 years’ worth of data. The aim of this project is evaluating the association of Iron deficiency and Fatigue.

Project Details

Project description: Iron deficiency is prevalent in ageing women. Studies have shown that iron deficiency results in fatigue, reduced physical performance and impaired cognition. These symptoms are commonly reported in ageing populations. The Women’s Health Ageing Project is an epidemiological sampled longitudinal prospective study that contains 20 years’ worth of data on a number of measures including blood, cognition, diet and lifestyle, mood and wellbeing, hormones, illnesses, bone, and genes among others.

This unique resource will therefore have the potential to identify new preventive health interventions and address issues relating to social determinants of health and health inequalities through social epidemiology across two decades. Over a hundred papers on this study have been published in peer reviewed journals.

The  results of this  study have  been internationally  recognised  and contributed significantly to the understanding of healthy ageing.

The benefits of this project are:·

  • Opportunity to publish·
  • The study has data over 20 years already collected
  • Will suit a candidate with an interest in industry partnerships


Faculty Research Themes

Neuroscience

School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry, Women's Health



Research Opportunities

Honours
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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