AIMSS research is structured around three research themes; bone, muscle and joint. Within each theme, researchers from the partner organisations aim to build cross-functional and collaborative research teams.
Five research pillars run across each theme from basic, translational, clinical, population health and health services research.
Our research investigates factors affecting bone mineral density and fracture risk, and specifically how to translate this into better outcomes for patients. Osteoporosis is among the key topics for this research theme.
Our research investigates muscle mass and function; both the upstream impact of nutrition and exercise on muscle and the downstream effect that this has on musculoskeletal disease and other markers of health. Chronic diseases and those associated with ageing such as sarcopenia are a key topic for this research theme.
World-class research laboratories providing outstanding infrastructure for basic research, including animal studies. In addition, there are state-of-the-art clinical research facilities for clinical studies, including clinical research study rooms, a bone imaging centre and a metabolic gymnasium.