Understanding healthy fat consumption in individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Project supervisor(s)

Dr Elena George

Diet is one of the cornerstones of type 2 diabetes management and healthy dietary fats are known to provide several metabolic benefits. However, the relationship between recommendations from healthcare professionals, patients’ perceptions and consumption of healthy fats is not well understood.

This project will further investigate the role of healthy fats in management of type 2 diabetes.

Applications are invited for PhD students to work on the following project areas with Dr Elena George and Dr Sze-Yen Tan at the Institute for Physical Activity Nutrition, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.

Applicants will have an undergraduate degree with Honours (First class) in a relevant discipline, such as nutrition, dietetics or Health Sciences. Interested students must be eligible for enrolment in a PhD program at Deakin University and eligible to apply for an Australian Postgraduate Award or equivalent.  Applicants must meet Deakin’s PhD entry requirements.

Please refer to the entry pathways to higher degrees by research for further information. We will work with suitably qualified applicants to apply for scholarship funding.

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