Professor Robin Daly (PhD, FSMA) holds the position of Chair in Exercise and Ageing within the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) at Deakin University. He also co-leads the Lifestyle, Health and Disease domain within IPAN.
Professor Daly is recognised internationally for his research into understanding how exercise and nutritional approaches can prevent and manage chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, sarcopenia (muscle loss), falls, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers and cognitive related disorders. His work has led to the dissemination of evidence‐based exercise programs to optimise musculoskeletal health and function and manage type 2 diabetes in older adults, including the Osteo‐cise: Strong Bones for Life osteoporosis prevention exercise program. His also has a special interest in the use of health technology as an approach to remotely monitor and deliver evidence-based exercise programs to older adults.
He has contributed to national and international clinical guidelines in the area of exercise, calcium, vitamin D and protein for osteoporosis and sarcopenia, and is passionate about educating the medical community about exercise as an essential form of medicine. He is currently President of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Sarcopenia and Frailty Research (ANZSSFR), council member of the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (ANZBMS), a member of the medical and scientific committee of Osteoporosis Australia, a board member of Active Geelong and a Fellow of Sports Medicine Australia.