Dr Elsa Dent

Honorary Fellow

School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences


Dr Elsa Dent is an Honorary Fellow at The University of Queensland's School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences. She currently holds an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (2016-2020). Her research focuses on frailty and sarcopenia (loss of muscle, strength and function) in older adults. She also has a keen research interest into integrating healthcare systems, including supporting older adults with frailty so that they can receive best care and avoid any unnecessary hospitalisations.

Research Impacts

Dr Dent was recently interviewed by MJA insight on the topic of frailty in older adults: MJA Insight: Emerging Focus on Frailty

In 2017, Dr Dent collaborated with several international experts on frailty to write evidence-based clinical practice guideilnes for frailty: Asia-Pacific Clinical Practice Guidelines for the management of frailty in older adults

In an international collaborative effort during 2018, Dr Dent authored evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for sarcopenia, which is defined as age-related muscle mass, strength and function loss: International Clinical Practice Guidelines for Sarcopenia (ICFSR): Screening, Diagnosis and Management

Dr Dent is an expert panel member of Qld Health's FRAIL Collaborative: Improvement Collaborative - Qld Health - Frailty


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Adelaide


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