PhD Scholarship: Factors contributing to low bone mass in young women
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
A PhD scholarship opportunity is available for a student to study factors contributing to low bone mass in young women, under the supervision of Dr Daphne James.
Peak bone mass is achieved in the early 20's. After menopause, bone mass in women falls significantly which can lead to osteoporosis. Young women who fail to achieve a high peak bone mass will be a higher risk of developing osteoporosis in later life. The research will investigate health and lifestyle factors that may contribute to low peak bone mass in young women. Measures will include DEXA bone density, exercise, menstrual cycle record, and dietary intake.
ON ECR Higher Degree by Research Scholarship: $26,282 p.a., indexed in January each year.
Domestic and international students with Honours Class I, Honours Class I equivalent, or Master Degree from a reputable Higher Education Organisation.
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 Daphne James (Daphne.James@newcastle.edu.au)
Contact: Dr Daphne James
Phone: +61 02 4921 5596