Over the last 35 years I have researched, taught and practised in the area of determinants of bone structure especially nutritional effects. I have published over 300 papers and trained 16 PhD students as well as many medical graduates. In addition I have always consulted in these areas as the main reason for research and teaching is to be better able to manage clinical problems.
In that time there has been a very large increase in our knowledge and ability to successfully manage bone disease, a major disorder reducing both the quality of life and longevity of older Australians. I have been privileged to assist in the introduction of these advances into pratice.
I currently run the Bone and Vascular Research Group. Our current foci are improved fracture prediction by analysing the distribution of bone within the bone, effects of calcium metabolism on falling and the role of vascular calcification.
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