A PhD scholarship is available for a student to study cardiovascular disease prevention for women with a history of pre-eclampsia

PHD Scholarship: Cardiovascular disease prevention for women with a history of pre-eclampsia

Tuesday, 9 May 2017


A PhD scholarship opportunity is available within the School of Health Science and HMRI for a student to study cardiovascular disease prevention for women with a history of pre-eclampsia, under the supervision of  Melinda Hutchesson.

Women with a history of pre-eclampsia are three times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) than women without it. Best practice guidelines indicate that women with a history of pre-eclampsia should receive education on appropriate nutrition and physical activity post-partum to reduce their risk of future CVD. However, currently in Australia women they do not routinely receive any advice on future CVD prevention. This research will explore the need for and effectiveness of a healthy lifestyle CVD prevention program for women with a history of pre-eclampsia.

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

University of Newcastle Research Scholarship Central Early Career Researcher Scholarship. $26,682 p.a. (2017 rate), indexed in January each year Student must enrol/commence by 19th December 2017.

ELIGIBILITY

GPA of at least 5.25 out of 7, English Proficiency, Honours Class One or equivalent. Preferably the candidate will be an accredited practicing dietitian (APD or provisional APD). This scholarship is available to domestic students.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Expressions of interest should include application letter, copy of academic record, and curriculum vitae (CV). If you have any questions about your application, please contact Dr Melinda Hutchesson (melinda.hutchesson@newcastle.edu.au)

Contact: Dr Melinda Hutchesson
Email: melinda.hutchesson@newcastle.edu.au
Phone: +61 02 4921 5405

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 30 June 2017

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