Prof Robin Daly
|Position:||Chair In Exercise And Ageing |
|Faculty or Division:||Faculty of Health|
|Department:||School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.|
|Campus:||Melbourne Burwood Campus|
|Phone:||+61 3 924 46040 +61 3 924 46040|
Professor Robin Daly has over 20 years of experience in conducting human clinical, public health and translational intervention trials to evaluate the role of exercise and nutrition for preventing and managing common chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, sarcopenia, falls, type 2 diabetes and prostate cancer as well as cognitive related disorders. He is also interested in health issues related to vitamin D deficiency (and treatment), dietary protein and chronic low-grade systemic inflammation, and the translation of evidence-based research into practice. He has been an active contributor nationally and internationally to clinical guidelines in the area of exercise, calcium and vitamin D for osteoporosis and fracture prevention. He is a fellow of Sports Medicine Australia, a member of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee of Osteoporosis Australia and a council member of the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society. He is also the founder of the ‘Osteo-cise: Strong Bones for Life’ community-based osteoporosis prevention exercise program.
- Doctor of Philosophy, Royal Melb Inst. of Technology, 1999
Fellow of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation
Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (ANZBMS)
American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)
Sports Medicine Australia (SMA)
Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society
Council Member, Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (2015-)
Member of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee (MSAC), Osteoporosis Australia (2010- ).
Chair - Healthy Bones Points Subcommittee, Osteoporosis Australia (2010-2011)
Co-chair, ‘Osteo-cise: Strong Bones for Life’ committee, Osteoporosis Australia (2015- )
Chair, Exercise Subcommittee of MSAC, Osteoporosis Australia (2012-)
Co-chair, 9th International Symposium on Nutritional Aspects of Osteoporosis, Canada, 2015.
Conference organising committee, Victorian Allied Health Research Conference, Melbourne, 2014.
Local organising committee, ANZBMS Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, 2013
Advisory panel, ABS / AHS Biomedical Nutrient Panel for Vitamin D, 2013
Steering committee, Osteoporosis Australia ‘Building Healthy Bones’ Summit, Sydney, 2011
Steering committee, Victorian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, 2009.
NHMRC grant review panels ( 2008, 2009, 2010); Deputy Chair (2009)
Physical Activity Australia, Board Member (2012)
NHMRC Research Translation Faculty
Australian Bureau of Statistics, Health & Disability Branch. Australian Health Survey (AHS) Biomedical Nutrient Panel for Vitamin D Cut-Points, 2013.
International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), Scientific Expert Advisory Meeting - Lausanne, Switzerland, 2011.
Professor Daly currently (or has previously) served on the editorial boards of the following journals:
Journal of Bone and Mineral Research
Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sport
Frontiers in Clinical and Translational Physiology
Supervisor/co-supervisor 6 PhD students / Advisor for 2 PhD students.
Unit Chair: HSE320 Exercise in Health and Disease
Guest Lecturer: H743 (Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology)
Conferences and seminars
International Invited Presentations since 2013-
- Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods, Quebec City, Canada. Seminar. Invited speaker Title: Health Benefits of Calcium, Vitamin D, Protein and Exercise for Older Adults, 23 June, 2015
- CHU de Québec Research Centre, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada. Seminar Series, 23 June. Title: Exercise for falls and fracture prevention: Putting evidence into practice, 22 June, 2015.
- New Zealand Sports Medicine Conference, November, 2015, Christchurch, New Zealand. Invited Keynote: Title: Facts, myths and truths about exercise and nutrition for healthy ageing.
- 9th Asia Pacific Conference on Clinical Nutrition (APCCN 2015), January 2015, Shangri-la Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Invited Speaker. Title: Nutritional effects on inflamm-aging in relation to osteoporosis and sarcopenia.
- 9th International Symposium on Nutrition and Bone Health, Montreal, Canada June, 2012. Invited Plenary. Title: ‘Protein and exercise for optimal musculoskeletal health in the elderly’.2014.
- International Life Sciences Institute Southeast Asia (ILSI SEA) Seminar and Workshop on Vitamin D in Nutrition and Health, Nov 11-12, 2014, Hanoi, Vietnam. Invited Keynote. Title: Vitamin D and Human Health – Bones and Beyond.
- International Osteoporosis Federation (IOF) Regionals - 5th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Congress in Taipei, Chinese Taipei. Invited Plenary Title: Physical exercise: What, when and how. 14-16, Nov, 2014
- American Society of Bone and Mineral Research. Nutrition Working Group, Houston, Texas, USA. Invited Plenary. Title: Neuromuscular adaptations to vitamin D, protein and exercise. 12-15 Sept, 2014
- University of Gothenburg, Clinical Osteoporosis Research School, Sweden. Symposium - Invited Plenary: 'Physical training and bone - from osteocyte to fracture", August 21-22, 2014. Title: The effect of physical training on bone health in adulthood and at old age.
- University of Gothenburg, Clinical Osteoporosis Research School, Sweden. Symposium - Invited Plenary: 'Physical training and bone - from osteocyte to fracture", August 21-22, 2014. Title: Interventions to prevent falls and fracture
- International Life Sciences Institute Southeast Asia (ILSI SEA) and the Nutrition Society of Malaysia 7th Scientific Seminar – Update on Vitamin D in Human Nutrition, 12th November, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Invited Keynote. Title: Health benefits (and risk) of vitamin D: An update.
- Abbotts Nutrition ‘Bone Health Conference’, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 10-11th May 2013. Invited Keynote. Title: Nutritional strategies to prevent osteoporosis and fragility fractures.
Awards and prizes
Selected awards and prizes over last 5 years
2014 Highly commended - Encouraging Physical Activity, Victorian Health Promotion Foundation Awards
2014 Plenary poster award, American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting, Houston, USA.
2014 Winner - Aspire Academy Early Career Resaercher Award (D. Kidgell) for Exercise Science and Health, 6th Exercise & Sports Science Australia Conference & Sports Dietitians Australia Update: Research to Practice.
2014 Finalist University of Queensland Poster Award for Exercise Science & Health. 6th Exercise & Sports Science Australia Conference & Sports Dietitians Australia Update: Research to Practice.
2014 Runner up – Aspire Academy Early Career Researcher Award for Exercise Science & Health. 6th Exercise & Sports Science Australia Conference & Sports Dietitians Australia Update: Research to Practice
2013 Amgen-ANZBMS Outstanding Abstract Award. Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne.
2013 Plenary poster award, American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting, Baltimore, USA.
2012 MSD Clinical Research Excellence Award. 1st Asia Pacific Bone and Mineral Meeting and the ANZBMS Annual Meeting.
2011 Best Paper in the category of "Frailty Vulnerability and Resilience American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington DC, USA.
2011 Asics Award for Best New Investigator – Physical Activity and Health Promotion ‘Be active 11’ Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport
2010 Fellow of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation.
2009 Lorin Prentice Memorial Award from Arthritis Victoria for outstanding contribution in raising public awareness of musculoskeletal disease.
Professor Daly’s program of research focuses on the effects of exercise and nutrition and the interaction of these two factors for preventing and managing chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, sarcopenia, falls, type 2 diabetes and prostate cancer (androgen deprivation therapy) as well as cognitive related disorders. He has extensive experience in the development and evaluation of large and complex clinical intervention, health promotion and translational research trials, particularly in older adults. His research expertise and interests also include: the use of state-of-the-art non-invasive methods (MRI and QCT) for assessing body composition, bone strength and abdominal aortic calcification; and health issues related to vitamin D deficiency, low grade systemic inflammation and dietary protein in the elderly.