Vitamin D deficiency and balance

Number of Honour Places Available
Department / Centre
Medicine and Radiology
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Monique Stagnitti 0390353625
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Cassandra Szoeke

Summary This study aims to evaluate association of vitamin D deficiency and balance on already collected data over 20 years.

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 healthy bone and muscle. There is evidence to suggest that vitamin D may also be important for the maintenance of balance in women. This project will examine the relationships between vitamin D and balance in non-elderly postmenopausal women from the internationally renowned Women’s Healthy Ageing Project (WHAP).

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 will suit a candidate with an interest in balance, sports physiology and physiotherapy. There will be interaction with industry partners.

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry, Musculoskeletal

Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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