Dr Anoohya Gandham

Post Doctoral Research Fellow       
Bone Health and Fractures Research Program

Areas of expertise: sarcopenia, obesity, sarcopenic obesity, osteoporosis, bone, body composition

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-4469-049

Email: Anoohya.Gandham@acu.edu.au

Location: ACU Melbourne Campus

Anoohya Gandham is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Bone Health and Fracture Research Program at the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research at the Australian Catholic University (ACU). She has completed her PhD through Monash University, Australia. Her PhD investigated body composition and musculoskeletal health in older adults with obesity and sarcopenia. She is a qualified densitometry technician and is proficient in the operation of dual energy X-ray absorptiometer, peripheral quantitative tomography (pQCT) and high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT). She has completed her undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree from Monash University, Australia and has completed her honours degree from Deakin University, Australia.

Dr Gandham’s main research interests are related to muscle-bone relationships within the ageing population. She is interested in sarcopenia, obesity and sarcopenic obesity and its effects on the risk of falls, fractures, and disability among the elderly population.

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  • Gandham A, Mesinovic J, Cervo MM, Glavas C, Jansons P, Ng CA. Associations of body mass index, body fat percentage and sarcopenia components with bone health estimated by second-generation high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography in older adults with obesity. Exp Gerontol. 2023;179:112227. 
  • Ng CA, Gandham A, Mesinovic J, Owen PJ, Ebeling PR, Scott D. Effects of moderate- to high-impact exercise training on bone structure across the lifespan: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. J Bone Miner Res. 2
  • Gandham A, Scott D, Bonham MP, Kulkarni B, Kinra S, Ebeling PR, et al. Sex Differences in Bone Health Among Indian Older Adults with Obesity, Sarcopenia, and Sarcopenic Obesity. Calcif Tissue Int. 2022.
  • Gandham A, McMillan LB, Ng CA, Humbert L, Bonham MP, Zengin A, et al. Associations of Health-Related Quality of Life, Fear of Falling and Objective Measures of Physical Function with Bone Health in Postmenopausal Women with Low Bone Mass. J Clin Med. 2019;8(9)
  • Gandham A, Zengin A, Bonham MP, Winzenberg T, Balogun S, Wu F, et al. Incidence and predictors of fractures in older adults with and without obesity defined by body mass index versus body fat percentage. Bone. 2020
  • Gandham A, Mesinovic J, Jansons P, et al. Falls, fractures, and areal bone mineral density in older adults with sarcopenic obesity: A systematic review and meta- analysis. Obesity Reviews. 2021;1–13. https://doi.org/10. 1111/obr.13187
  • Gandham A, Zengin A, Bonham MP, Brennan-Olsen SL, Aitken D, Winzenberg TM, et al. Associations between socioeconomic status and obesity, sarcopenia, and sarcopenic obesity in community-dwelling older adults: The Tasmanian Older Adult Cohort Study. Exp Gerontol. 2021;156:111627.
  • Scott D, Johansson J, Gandham A, Ebeling PR, Nordstrom P, Nordstrom A. Associations of accelerometer-determined physical activity and sedentary behavior with sarcopenia and incident falls over 12 months in community-dwelling Swedish older adults. Journal of Sport and Health Science. 2020
  • Prokopidis K, Cervo MM, Gandham A, Scott D. Impact of Protein Intake in Older Adults with Sarcopenia and Obesity: A Gut Microbiota Perspective. Nutrients. 2020;12(8)


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