Associate Professor Alan Hayes

Associate Professor Alan Hayes is a muscle and exercise physiologist with over 20 years of experience in cell experiments, animal models of disease and human clinical trials. The Assistant Dean, Western Centre for Health Research and Education (WCHRE) located at Sunshine Hospital and the Deputy Director of the Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS), his doctoral studies at The University of Melbourne investigated muscle structure and function and the potential of exercise and anabolic agents for the treatment of muscular dystrophy, a severe muscle wasting disease. Upon arriving at Victoria University, his research expanded to be inclusive of the importance of muscle mass and function in a variety of health conditions, such as heart failure, diabetes and cancer, with current focus on the interplay between sarcopenia (the loss of muscle mass and function with aging) and obesity, and the potential for exercise and dietary supplements to treat/prevent these conditions.

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • American Physiological Society (APS)
  • American Society for Nutrition (ASN)
  • Australian and New Zealand Society for Sarcopenia and Frailty Research (ANZSSFR)
  • Australian Physiological Society (AuPS)
  • Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)