The Healthy Ageing Program
The Healthy Ageing Program is overseen by the Women’s Healthy Ageing Project Scientific Advisory Board. This governance provides a structured framework around which training and mentoring in ageing research can occur and for researchers and stakeholders to collaborate, as well as a platform to leverage additional funds and resources.
Healthy Ageing Program Themes
Collaborative and Research Team
Mental and Cognitive Health Theme
Mental Health Stream
Depression and Mood
Cognitive Health Stream
Preventing Dementia and Cognitive Decline
fMRI – Patricia Desmond
DT – Parnesh Raniga
WMH – Rowa Aljondi
Volume/Atrophy - Rowa Aljondi
Vascular Health Theme
Cardiovascular Risk Stream
BMI – Kaman Li
Lipids – Dennis Wang
Hormones – Mario Termine
Dietary Inflammatory Index
Social Engagement Stream
Family Violence Stream
The Women’s Healthy Ageing Project
The Women’s Healthy Ageing Project is a prospective, longitudinal, epidemiological study of 438 Australian Women that has spanned two decades. This study has extensive detailed measures, a high retention rate and midlife data which can be examined in the setting of late life health. There is data available on participants from over twenty years of measured physical, psychosocial and lifestyle factors which affect later life health. In particular there is prospective information on mood, alcohol, smoking and physical activity and social connectedness which have been identified as important for healthy ageing. Therefore this study is in a unique position to examine the inter-relationship of these key factors in the development of morbidity in ageing. This study is not only long in duration but its advantage is in the detail of measures taken in each follow-up year with extensive biomarker, physical measures and questionnaire data covering cardiovascular, bone health, cognition, cancers, urology, endocrinology, psychological, sociological and lifestyle areas.
Research Domains: Public Health, Clinical Sciences and Health Practice, Neurosciences and Behavioural Sciences, Biosciences, Epidemiology and Health Services, Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Obesity and Endocrinology.
The Healthy Ageing Project
The Healthy Ageing Project is a study 25,000 of Australian adults who took part in an online health survey through the Health Tracker website. This study has data on a variety of factors including sociodemographics, lifestyle factors, diet, and physical activity.
Research Domains: Public Health, Epidemiology and Health Services, Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Obesity and Endocrinology.
Women's Healthy Ageing Project
PO Box 2026 Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville 3050
Phone: 8344 1835