EOI: Research Masters/PhD Opportunity Ironbark project: implementation and evaluation


Are you an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person interested in contributing to research around healthy ageing in older Aboriginal people?

Prof Rebecca Ivers (School of Population Health, UNSW) is seeking expressions of interest from candidates to undertake a two-year Masters by Research (MRes), with a potential pathway to upgrade to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The research will focus on implementation and evaluation of a community-based falls prevention and healthy ageing program for Aboriginal people 45 years and older, the Ironbark Program.

The main trial, funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, aims to evaluate the Ironbark program’s impact on strength and balance of participants, fall rates; social and emotional wellbeing; independence and mobility. The study also includes an embedded process evaluation that aims to explore relationships between participation and program outcomes. This MRes/PhD opportunity will focus on the strength of program implementation in community settings. For further information about the trial, please visit: www.ironbarkproject.org.au


July 28, 2021

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Posted by: Renae Kilmister