Student research project
Supervisors: Professor David Dunstan and Anna Chapman
Physical activity is one of the most powerful modifiable risk factors for chronic disease, yet its adoption in Australian healthcare remains low and evidence-based physical activity interventions have rarely been implemented in primary care and clinical settings. There is a clear need to develop and test innovative approaches to address this evidence-to-practice gap and gather implementation-relevant evidence that can inform much-needed new healthcare practices to reduce the burden of chronic health conditions for Australians.
There is an opportunity for a PhD student to join the Baker-Deakin Department of Lifestyle and Diabetes to undertake work to implement and evaluate a “sit less, move more” intervention within the healthcare setting. This intervention will be developed in collaboration with stakeholders and end-users (patients, practitioners, providers) and will be developed to be delivered at scale. In doing so, it will provide new evidence to inform transformative changes to practice for physically-inactive adults at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and dementia.
This project is suitable for a PhD student and will involve human research.