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Health systems research - bridging the healthcare gap between primary and secondary care for older adults.

Frailty; Malnutrition; Sarcopenia; Intrinsic Capacity; Assisting older adults to make informed decisions about their care.

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Research Interests

Frailty, Sarcopenia & Malnutrition

Health Systems Research

Exercise Physiology

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Dr Elsa Dent is a former NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow (2016 to 2020) and a current Senior Research Fellow in Public Health and Health Systems research. 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.

In 2023, Dr Dent published a first-author Review in the Lancet on Malnutrition in Older Adults:

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

In 2019, Dr Dent led a Series on frailty in older people for the Lancet: Management of frailty: opportunities, challenges, and future directions - The Lancet

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 (Hons), Bachelor

External positions

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, School of Population Health, The University of Adelaide

Adjunct Research Fellow, School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, The University of Queensland


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