Research Thesis Topic
Childhood Obesity and Socio-economic Status: Evidence from Australia
This thesis aims to identify the factors that are associated with the increased presence of obesity among Australian children. In particular, this thesis will examine the factors that cause difference in the incidence of childhood obesity between families from high and low socio-economic status. Results from this research will contribute to policy implications that can result in the reduction of the obesity rate among Australian children and improve the equity of children regarding access to health care and nutritional practice. This project can be conducted using quantitative data from either Australia or from other countries.
Students interested in pursuing a PhD (or Masters) in any of the above topics or related topics are encouraged to contact Associate Professor Rasheda Khanam (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details.
The potential students are expected to have:
(1) an academic background in any of these fields: economics, health economics, econometrics, statistics and public health, AND,
(2) research publications in relevant fields
- Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development
- Centre for Health Sciences Research
- Institute for Resilient Regions
- School of Commerce
- Applied Economics
- Public Health and Health Services
Please review the admission requirements for the academic program associated with this Thesis Topic