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Research Interests

Frailty, Sarcopenia & Malnutrition

Health Systems Research

Exercise Physiology

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Dr Elsa Dent is an NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow (2016 to 2020). Her research focuses on frailty and sarcopenia in older adults. She also has a keen research interest into integrating healthcare systems, including supporting older adults with frailty so that they can receive best care and avoid any unnecessary hospitalisations.


Dr Dent was recently interviewed by MJA Iinsight on the topic of frailty in older adults:

In an international collaborative effort during 2018, Dr Dent authored evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for identifying and managing sarcopenia in older adults:

In 2017, Dr Dent collaborated with several international experts on frailty to write evidence-based clinical practice guideilnes for frailty:

Dr Dent is an expert panel member of Qld Health's FRAIL Collaborative:

Education/Academic qualification

Medicine, PhD, The University of Adelaide

Award Date: 31 Jul 2013

Applied Science Human Movement Studies - Exercise Science, Bachelor


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