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The below job posting is from Professor Leon Straker in Perth, Australia. For more information, please contact Professor Straker directly.
LL-Today (Live Lighter Tailored Online Diet and Activity Study) PhD Opportunity
Interested in doing a high quality PhD that will make a difference to people’s health?
LL-Today is a randomised and controlled trial (n=600) evaluating the efficacy of computer-tailored feedback to change overweight adults’ diet and physical activity. This Healthway funded 3 year project is a multi-disciplinary collaboration between physical activity and nutrition researchers, technology experts and health promotion and translation practitioners drawn from universities, and Western Australian Cancer Council, Heart Foundation and Department of Health in Western Australia.
The successful physical activity doctoral candidate would be involved in formative work to refine the physical activity intervention including the choice of fitness tracker and messaging based on current theory, knowledge and technology, conducting the accelerometer-based sedentary time and physical activity assessments and, analysis and reporting on physical activity outcomes.
This is a full time only doctoral opportunity in Perth, Western Australia. A stipend of $32,500 per annum tax-free for 3 years will be provided.
The successful applicant is likely to have an Honours or Masters degree highly relevant to physical activity, an outstanding record of undergraduate achievement and publication experience and be eligible for an APA scholarship.
Expressions of interest including a curriculum vitae are due Friday 16th September 2016. For further details please contact Professor Leon Straker, L.Straker@curtin.edu.au.