Mid-Life Determinants of Health in Older Age

Research Opportunity
Honours
Number of Honour Places Available
1
Department
Medicine and Radiology
Location
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Kate Gregorevic katherine.gregorevic@mh.org.au
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Cassandra Szoeke Cszoeke@unimelb.edu.au

Summary The study has already collected data over 20 years and there is opportunity for publication. This project would suit a candidate with an interest in ageing.

Project Details

Frailty is a loss of physiological reserve in older adults that is predictive of functional decline and mortality. Frailty is influenced by many biological and social factors, and this project will examine the impact of factors from mid-life on health status in older age by using a longitudinal data set. This project will use data from the internationally renowned Women’s Healthy Ageing Project (WHAP) to work towards answering important questions to understand population ageing and interventions to improve health in older age, with the overall aim of developing population interventions to improve health in older age.

Opportunities: You will have the opportunity to work with an internationally renowned cohort and research team each with international recognition. The study has already collected data over 20 years and there is opportunity for publication.

This project would suit a candidate with an interest in ageing.



Faculty Research Themes

Neuroscience

School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry, Ageing



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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