Social and physical activities in ageing women

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Project Status
Medicine and Radiology
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Helen Brown
Professor Cassandra Szoeke Personal web page

Project Details

Social engagement is important for the maintenance of physical health and cognitive function, with these outcomes found to be particularly evident in women. However the role of social engagement in age-related cognitive function is not well understood. In this project we will examine the relationship between social and physical activities, and physical and cognitive health from a cross- sectional perspective. The relationship between these variables over time will also be examined.

The key benefits of this project are:

  1. It will involve direct hands-on participant evaluation and provide clinical skills experience
  2. The opportunity to work with a rich database with data that spans over 20 years already collected
  3. The opportunity for publication

School Research Themes

Women's Health, Musculoskeletal , Neuroscience & Psychiatry

Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Graduate Research Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other Graduate Research requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

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Key Contact

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Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre

Healthy Ageing Program

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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