You are what you eat

Deakin expert sets her sights on the food industry in 'The Conversation.'

IMPACT on RRR

Dr Olivia Dean chatted with Triple R Radio about trials of new treatments for depression.

Osteoporosis - don't shrug it off!

IMPACT researchers discover that many with osteoporosis don't know they have it.

Making the connection

Increased risk of bone fractures for those with psychiatric disorders.

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berkoffice@barwonhealth.org.au

Phone:

+61 4215 3320

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IMPACT Strategic Research Centre (Barwon Health)
Deakin University
School of Medicine
PO Box 281
Geelong Victoria 3220

Our Team

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Prof Julie Pasco

Prof Julie Pasco

Position: Deputy Director / Professor, Epidemiology and Head, Epi-Centre for Healthy Ageing
Phone: +61 3 4215 3331
Email: julie.pasco@deakin.edu.au
Campus: Geelong (Barwon Health)


 

Research interests:

Professor Pasco's research expertise and interests include: the role of body composition (body fat, muscle and bone) in the development of chronic disease; contemporary changes in the epidemiology of obesity, sarcopenia, osteoporosis and fracture; identification of modifiable risk factors for low bone mass, fragility fracture and loss of muscle mass and function; and the role of inflammation in linking comorbid physical and mental ill-health. Major research projects include:

The Geelong Osteoporosis Study (GOS), a prospective, population-based cohort study of men and women, originally designed to describe the epidemiology of osteoporosis and identify risk factors for fracture, but evolved over time to study a broad range of metabolic disorders, infectious diseases and psychiatric disorders.

The Geelong Osteoporosis Study Fracture Grid (GOS-FracGrid), a comprehensive catalogue of radiologically-confirmed incident fractures in the Barwon Statistical Division.

The Vitamin D in Pregnancy (VIP) study, a prospective study of mother-child dyads, designed to investigate maternal vitamin D status during pregnancy and offspring growth and development.

University recorded publications

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Brief Biography

Professor Julie Pasco heads the Epidemiology Unit for Healthy Ageing in the School of Medicine, and is Deputy Director of the Innovation in Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Treatment (IMPACT) Strategic Research Centre. Professor Pasco holds a BSc(Hons) First Class in Biochemistry and a Diploma of Education from Monash University, together with a Master of Epidemiology from The University of Melbourne. Her PhD is from Deakin University.

Professor Pasco's population-based research focuses on healthy ageing and understanding the genesis and progression of chronic disease. An important component of her program of epidemiological research is to facilitate knowledge transfer from research into clinical practice and into the community.

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