LL-Today (Live Lighter Tailored Online Diet and Activity Study) PhD Opportunity

Institution (Location)
Curtin University
Start Date
November 1, 2016
Salary
$32,500 per annum tax-free for 3 years
Position Description

Interested in doing a high quality PhD that will make a
difference to people’s health?

LL-Today is a randomised and controlled trial (n=600) evaluating
the efficacy of computer-tailored feedback to change overweight adults’ diet
and physical activity. This Healthway funded 3 year project is a
multi-disciplinary collaboration between physical activity and nutrition
researchers, technology experts and health promotion and translation
practitioners drawn from universities, and Cancer Council, Heart Foundation and
Department of Health in Western Australia.

The successful physical activity doctoral candidate would be
involved in formative work to refine the physical activity intervention
including the choice of fitness tracker and messaging based on current theory,
knowledge and technology, conducting the accelerometer-based sedentary time and
physical activity assessments and, analysis and reporting on physical activity
outcomes.

Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)

This is a full time only doctoral opportunity in Perth,
Western Australia. A stipend of $32,500 per annum tax-free for 3 years will be provided.

The successful applicant is likely to have an Honours or
Masters degree highly relevant to physical activity, an outstanding record of
undergraduate achievement and publication experience and be eligible for an Australian Post Graduate Award
scholarship (Australian resident).

How to Apply

Expressions of interest including a curriculum vitae and academic record are due
Friday 16th September 2016
5pm WST
. For further details or to submit your EOI please email Professor
Leon Straker, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University
[email protected].

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