Professor Hayes is the AIMSS Deputy Director, a muscle and exercise physiologist and researcher with a special interest in muscular disease, sarcopenia, exercise and dietary supplements.

Professor Hayes is the AIMSS Deputy Director and is a Program Director of our Sarcopenia (Biomedical & Translational) research program.

Research focus

Sarcopenia is a term coined to describe the loss of muscle mass and strength that impacts on activities of daily living. The overall program investigates the importance of muscle mass and function for healthy aging. Loss of muscle mass and strength is an independent risk factor for morbidity and mortality in a range of diseases, such as diabetes and cancer, and of course ageing. The outcomes of sarcopenia is worsened in combination with obesity, leading to a focus also on sarcopenic obesity.

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