Resistance Training and Other Exercise for Optimal Aging

Prof Maria Fiatarone Singh, M.D., FRACP, a geriatrician, has held the inaugural John Sutton Chair of Exercise and Sport Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, and Professorship, Sydney Medical School since 1999. Her research, teaching and clinical career has focused on the integration of geriatric medicine, exercise, and nutrition to improve quality of life in older adults, and she is recognised internationally for this work spanning over 3 decades. She has designed and carried out many clinical trials and longitudinal studies in Australia, the USA, Norway, and France, including large multi-centre trials of exercise and chronic disease prevention and treatment. She has published extensively, having authored/edited 3 books and over 370 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, position stands, and reviews, with an h-Index of 73.  She has been awarded research funding exceeding AUD $68 million to conduct research internationally.