Alessandra Ferri

Alessandra Ferri

Alessandra is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Health and Sport, Victoria University. As a clinical exercise physiologist, she is passionate about the concept of “Exercise is Medicine” in a range of different diseases (i.e., neurodegenerative, cancer, myopathies, etc.). 

Currently, her main interest is to understand the role of carefully prescribed exercise as a therapy to counteract muscle disuse and improve muscle health, physical function and quality of life in individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.


Alessandra Ferri is a Project Director within our Inherited and Acquired Myopathies research program.

Research Focus

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  • Exercise Is Medicine
  • Exercise and ALS-   Physiology and Pathophysiology of the O2 delivery – O2 utilisation system
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