Risk factors for and outcomes of lung function impairment throughout the lifespan
Principal supervisor: Prof Shyamali Dharmage
Co-supervisors: Dr Melanie Matheson, Dr John Burgess, Dr Minh Bui
I am a current PhD candidate at the Allergy and Lung Health Unit (ALHU), Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CEB). I completed my Master of Public Health (The University of Melbourne, 2011) and Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hanoi University of Pharmacy, 2005).
In my PhD, I investigate the long-term impact of early life risk factors and impaired lung function in childhood on lung function and obstructive lung diseases in middle age. I also aim to model trajectories of lung function from childhood to middle age. Risk/protective factors and the consequences of the identified trajectories then will be examined. Data from the Tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study (TAHS) are used in my research.
PhD scholarship and funding body: Melbourne International Research Scholarship, the University of Melbourne