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A/Prof David Scott

Associate Professor (Research) and NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow, Deakin University
Associate Professor David Scott is an exercise scientist who completed a PhD on lifestyle factors associated with skeletal muscle mass and function in older people at the University of Tasmania in 2010. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science from 2012-15, and a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Monash University from 2015 to 2020, where he led the Sarcopenia, Obesity and Lifestyle Laboratory within the Bone and Muscle Research Group. He joined Deakin University’s Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition in 2020. He is the Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Sarcopenia and Frailty Research’s Sarcopenia Diagnosis and Management Task Force and a member of the International Osteoporosis Foundation’s Committee of Scientific Advisors.

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