Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

Prospective Students

Prospective Students

The MacKillop welcomes enquiries from high-quality research candidates (Honours, Masters, PhD) to undertake projects in our areas of research:

  • environmental and behavioural epidemiological studies aimed at:
    • identifying key physical and social aspects of urban environments which promote physical and cognitive health across the lifespan
    • understanding how genetic, psychosocial and behavioural factors interact with the environment to impact on health identifying optimal person- and environment-tailored intervention strategies for the promotion of health-related behaviours
  • clinical-based exercise-nutrition studies and interventions for:
    • improving and maintaining bone and muscle health
    • improving and maintaining metabolic health
    • the prevention and management of the adverse effects of cancer
  • focused studies to understand and describe the individual impact of risk behaviours and disease
  • the promotion of equitable access to health services and active-friendly communities.

Please contact if you would like to find out more about undertaking a research project with The MacKillop.

Current scholarships

Postgraduate scholarships to undertake research in metabolism and exercise biochemistry

Postgraduate scholarships to undertake research on physical activity and type 2 diabetes