A Digital Health Program Targeting Physical Activity among Middle-Aged Menopausal Women at Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

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About the Project

Fully Funded 4 yr PhD Studentship, Netwell Casala Research Group, Dundalk, Ireland

Key Areas; Digital Health, Menopause, Heart Disease, Digital Intervention, Exercise, Physical Activity.

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is one of the leading causes of death globally. In women, the menopause is a major risk factor for CHD, with the decline in oestrogen having a detrimental effect on cardiovascular function. Regular physical activity (PA) can help menopausal women reduce their CHD risk. Digital health interventions are increasingly being used to target PA in a range of chronic health conditions. However, despite the development of multiple digital interventions, it remains unclear how to design engaging and effective digital PA interventions. This proposed research will design, develop and evaluate a digital health intervention for menopausal women at risk of CHD, an underrepresented group in CHD research. 

Eligibility criteria;

Applicants should hold a BSc (1st or 2:1) honours degree (or equivalent) in a Health-Related discipline, Healthcare, Sport/Exercise Sciences, or other relevant area.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Ability to work both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Strong time management and organisational skills, attention to detail.


An MSc qualification in a related area is desirable.

Digital health experience.

Experience in exercise programming and delivery of exercise classes/physical activity interventions

How to Apply

Applicants please create an account HERE.

Select Academic term 2024/25, Academic Level is Postgraduate Research and Programme is DIGI PAM

As part of the application you will be required to upload a copy of your CV and a one-page cover letter outlining your suitability for this position and your motivation. These will be requested after you submit your application.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 4 pm (GMT) on Tuesday June 3th 2024.

DkIT reserves the right to extend this deadline

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Funding Notes

The Netwell Casala Research Group of Dundalk Institute of Technology welcomes applications for a fully funded 4-year PhD (doctoral) studentship .

This is a PhD Postgraduate Project – 48 months duration. Tuition and contribution fees are cover plus an Annual Stipend of €22,000.