Advancing our understanding of the health benefits of nuts and seeds

Project supervisor(s)

Dr Sze-Yen Tan


Deakin Burwood Campus

In this project, the PhD candidate will investigate the health benefits of nuts/seeds in three main areas:

1) Examine how the relationships between nuts/seeds and chronic diseases can be influenced by how these foods are eaten in a diet.

2) Understand the benefits of nuts/seeds on brain and mental health.

3) Explore how different types and forms of nuts/seeds can be utilised to optimise dietary intake and body weight.

Applicant must have completed research training and have written a research thesis. Experience and skills in conducting human research and/or analysis of large dataset, and good scientific writing skills are highly desirable.

Interested students must be based in Australia, eligible for enrolment in a PhD program at Deakin University and eligible to apply for an Australian Postgraduate Award or equivalent. Please refer to the entry pathways to higher degrees by research for furtherĀ information. We will work with suitably qualified applicants to apply for scholarship funding.

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