Central Queensland University
Research Field: Medical and Applied Sciences
Dr Vincent Dalbo looks at the healthy aging and disease prevention. As we age our quality of life decreases due to loss of skeletal muscle strength and function. Performing resistance exercise can help older adults avoid this decline but scientists do not know which form of exercise is most effective. Vincent’s work seeks to discover the best resistance training methods for older adults to maintain the ability to perform everyday tasks.
His research also encompasses initiatives to slow the progression of chronic kidney disease by utilising exercise to minimise inflammation and oxidative damage that accompany the disease.
Vincent’s community outreach is diverse. He developed and presented a nutritional education program for autistic children, founded and edits the HEAT Newsletter that is internationally distributed and has created resistance training pamphlets for older adults. His research has been featured by numerous university and popular publications.