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Professor Maria A. Fiatarone Singh


Professor Maria A. Fiatarone Singh is a geriatrician whose research, clinical, and teaching career has focused on the integration of medicine, exercise physiology, and nutrition as a means to improve health status and quality of life across the lifespan. She has held the inaugural John Sutton Chair of Exercise and Sport Science in the Faculty of Health Sciences, and Professorship, Sydney Medical School, at the University of Sydney since 1999. Prof Fiatarone-Singh has designed and carried out many clinical trials and longitudinal studies in Australia and the USA, including large multi-centre trials of exercise and chronic disease prevention and treatment. She has had continuous substantial NIH funding from 1989-2004, and NH&MRC funding since 1999 when she came to Australia. She is a CIA in the recently funded Centre for Research Excellence in Exercise as Medicine led by Edith Cowan University, as well a a Collaborative Research Network- Advancing Exercise and Sports Science- investigating genetic contributions to performance, adaptation and exercise treatment of chronic disease with Bond University and other partners. These two initiatives alone represent approximately $20 million in Commonwealth and university funding. She has published extensively in the area of health implications of exercise and nutrition, having authored/edited one book, authored over 170 peer-reviewed journal articles, 100 peer-reviewed book chapters, position stands, and review articles, and 400 abstracts. She is currently supervising 7 postgraduate students/fellows in studies of musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular and metabolic disease and aging.

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