Vitamin D deficiency and balance

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
Professor Cassandra Szoeke 83441835 Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Alicia Goodwill Personal web page

Project Details

Low levels of vitamin D are relatively common in older women Australian, which is concerning given that vitamin D is essential for the maintenance of healthybone and muscle. There is evidenceto suggest that vitamin D may also be importantfor the maintenance of balance in women. This project will examinethe relationships between vitamin D and balancein non-elderly postmenopausal women from theinternationally renownedWomen’s HealthyAgeing Project (WHAP).

Opportunities: You will have the opportunity to work with an internationally renowned cohort and researchteam each with internationalrecognition.

The study has already collecteddata over 20 years and there is opportunity for publication. This project will suit a candidate with an interest in balance, sports physiology and physiotherapy. There will be interaction with industry partners.

School Research Themes

Ageing, Musculoskeletal , 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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