Dr. Ben Kirk, Ph.D is a Level B Research Fellow at the Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS) where he is part of the Geroscience & Osteosarcopenia Research Group.


Ben also holds an honorary research appointment at Western Health-Sunshine Hospital, Division of Subacute and Aged care.

At AIMSS, he is an associate investigator on various research projects focusing on identifying the risk factors, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatments for sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass and function) and osteosarcopenia (loss of bone density and muscle mass and function) to avert falls and fractures in older adults and geriatric patients. He currently serves on the scientific advisory board for the International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research (ICSFR) and review board for Frontiers in Endocrinology-Bone section.

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