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Research Thesis Topic

Obesity: Understanding Health Behaviours, Functional Foods and Economic Factors


Topic ID
328

Thesis Topic/Title
Obesity: Understanding Health Behaviours, Functional Foods and Economic Factors

Description

This project will provide an exploration of psychological/behavioural, dietary (e.g., functional foods), socio-demographic and economic factors which contribute to obesity among people living in Australia, including a focus on those living in rural and regional settings and among specific target groups with greater health disparities. Integrating established psychological models of health and illness, this project will explore enablers and barriers to obesity, including lifestyle (e.g., diet, exercise) factors. This program of research will include systematic review, analysis of larger population data sets and associations with regional characteristics; as well as implications for reducing the prevalence and impact of obesity.


Principal Supervisor


Research Affiliations
  • Institute for Resilient Regions
  • School of Health and Wellbeing
  • School of Psychology and Counselling

Field of Research
  • Applied Economics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Psychology


Application Open Date
04/04/2018

Application Close Date
04/04/2019

USQ Scholarship Applications

Pre-approved for Ethics
Not Applicable

Admission Requirements

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