Physical Activities 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
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Cassandra Szoeke Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Helen Brown

Project Details

Several studies have described the benefit of lifestylechange for healthy ageing and cognitive improvement. A lack of physicalactivity have been linked to an increased rate of cognitiveimpairment and cardiovascular diseases. Studies investigating physical activity have been limitedbycohort sampling bias, cross sectional designs, short follow‚Äźups and small sample sizes. Furthermore the frequency and intensity of lifestylealteration is still not defined. In this projectwe examine a 20 year longitudinaldataset to determine theinfluence of physical activity on cognitive performance and health.This project will involvedirect hands-on participant evaluation and provide clinical skills experience. You will also have the opportunity to work with a rich databasewith lifestyle data that spans over 20 years, as well as an 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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