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PhD Opportunity in Self-Management of Heart Disease

Secondary prevention is the term used to describe the targeted treatment of many non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease. There is clear and definitive evidence and clinical guidelines that document the treatments patients should receive after a heart attack; however 33% of people a year after their heart attack are not taking evidence-based medications or participating in centre-based cardiac rehabilitation. Innovative, cost effective and practical solutions are needed to address this gap. Given the challenges of engaging people face-to-face, digital interventions, in particular mobile health, offer promise for improving cardiovascular risk-factors. While a number of such interventions have been developed in the Australian context, no central platform brings these together for enhancing self-management. Work is required to develop a digital platform for the delivery of theory-and evidence-based self-management interventions, offering people the opportunity to pick and choose from a suite of programmes that meets their needs.  This PhD will explore technological solutions for improving self-management in people with heart disease.   Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree with Honours or a Master’s degree with a substantial research component, or equivalent, in exercise science, health sciences, public health, epidemiology, engineering (data mining), statistics Applicants must be Australian or New Zealand citizens, or Australian permanent residents Fluency in English (evidence of English proficiency is required), highly motivated, and able to work in a multidisciplinary team Previous research experience in physical activity and/or dietary behaviour is desirable but not essential Previous research experience working in clinical settings is desirable but not essential Having a level of competence in data analysis, data mining, or statistical analyses would be also desirable A stipend will be available for the successful candidate.   Please contact Ralph Maddison directly if you are interested in applying   Ralph Maddison Professor in Physical Activity and Disease Prevention Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) School of Exercise and Nutrition Science Deakin University Melbourne Burwood Campus, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, VIC 3125 Phone +61 3 924 46218[Read more...]

ICBM Abstracts Closing in 4 Weeks!

Submit your abstracts here: This is an amazing opportunity to attend this world-class international meeting in Melbourne, December 7-10, 2016. Get your abstracts in now![Read more...]

Master lecturers announced for ICBM 2016

The International Society of Behavioral Medicine has announced an exciting line-up for Master Lecturers for ICBM2016. ASBHM is very excited to be hosting this fantastic lineup of speakers: Professor Steve Cole (UCLA School of Medicine); Professor Judith Prins (Radboud University Nijmegen); Professor Winfried Rief (Philipps-Universität Marburg) and Professor Alex Brown (University of South Australia).[Read more...]

ACU hiring Associate Professors/ Professors of Psychology

The School of Psychology within the Faculty of Health Sciences at Australian Catholic University is seeking to appoint two Professors/Associate Professors of Psychology to expand its discipline expertise across both the Strathfield and Brisbane campuses. Reporting to the National Head of School Psychology, these positions will make a distinguished contribution to excellence in research and teaching in clinical, health educational, developmental or cognitive psychology. Click here for details[Read more...]

Keynotes confirmed for ICBM 2016

We are very excited about the fantastic line-up of keynotes that have been confirmed for ICBM2016. Rona Moss-Morris (King’s College London), Ichiro Kawachi (Harvard University) and Christina Lee (University of Queensland) will be delivering keynotes at the Congress.   [Read more...]