Lifestyle Factors for Healthy Ageing

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Honour Places Available
Medicine and Radiology
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Group Leader Email Number Webpage
Dr Alicia Goodwill Personal web page
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Cassandra Szoeke 83441835 Personal web page

Project Details

Severalstudies have described the benefit of lifestylechange for healthy ageing and cognitive improvement. For example smoking, alcohol consumption and a lack of physicalactivity have been linked to an increased rate of cognitive impairment and cardiovascular diseases. Studies investigating lifestyle factors have been limited by cohort sampling bias, cross sectional designs, short followups and small sample sizes. Furthermore the frequencyand intensity of lifestylealteration is still not defined. In this projectwe examine a 20 year longitudinal dataset to determine the influenceof lifestyle (i.e. alcohol consumption, smoking, diet and physical activity) on morbidityand quality of life in health and ageing.

This projectwill involve direct hands-onparticipant evaluation. You will also have the opportunity to work with a rich databasewith lifestyle data that spans over 20 years. There will be the opportunity for publication.

School Research Themes

Ageing, Women's Health

Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, 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.


Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre

Healthy Ageing Program

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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