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
|Prof Cassandra Szoekeemail@example.com||Personal web page|
|Dr Helen Brown|
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 lifestyle factors have been limited by cohort sampling bias, cross sectional designs, short follow‐ups and small sample sizes. 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 lifestyle (i.e. alcohol consumption, smoking, diet and physical activity) on morbidity and quality of life in health and ageing.
This project will involve direct hands-on participant evaluation. You will also have the opportunity to work with a rich database with lifestyle data that spans over 20 years. There will be the opportunity for publication.
School Research Themes
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
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