Dr Michael Baker

Adjunct Lecturer
Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders, Sydney Medical School

K25 - Medical Foundation Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: 93519655

Research interests

Dr Michael Baker is an exercise physiologist whose research, clinical, and teaching career has focused on the integration of exercise, medicine and behaviour change as a means to improve quality of life, particularly among older adults and in clinical populations.


2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009


  • Singh, F., Newton, R., Galvao, D., Spry, N., Baker, M. (2013), A systematic review of pre-surgical exercise intervention studies with cancer patients. Surgical Oncology. 22(2), 92-104. [Abstract]
  • Mavros, Y., Kay, S., Anderberg, K., Baker, M., Wang, Y., Zhao, R., Meiklejohn, J., Climstein, M., O'Sullivan, A., de Vos, N., Baune, B., Blair, S., Simar, D., Rooney, K., Singh, N., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2013), Changes in Insulin Resistance and HbA1c Are Related to Exercise-Mediated Changes in Body Composition in Older Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: Interim outcomes from the GREAT2DO Trial. Diabetes Care. 38(6), 2372-1379. [Abstract]


  • Ismail, I., Keating, S., Baker, M., Johnson, N. (2012), A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of aerobic vs. resistance exercise training on visceral fat. Obesity Reviews. 13(1), 68-91. [Abstract]
  • Hordern, M., Dunstan, D., Prins, J., Baker, M., Singh, M., Coombes, J. (2012), Exercise prescription for patients with type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes: A position statement from exercise and sport science Australia. Journal of science and medicine in sport / Sports Medicine Australia. 15(1), 25-31. [Abstract]


  • Foroughi, N., Smith, R., Lange, A., Fiatarone Singh, M., Vanwanseele, B., Baker, M. (2011), Lower limb muscle strengthening does not change frontal plane moments in women with knee osteoarthritis: A randomized controlled trial. Clinical biomechanics (Bristol, Avon). 26(2), 167-74. [Abstract]
  • Baker, M., Kennedy, D., Bohle, P., Campbell, D., Wiltshire, J., Singh, M. (2011), Core self-evaluation as a predictor of strength training adoption in older adults. Maturitas. 68(1), 88-93. [Abstract]
  • Gates, N., Valenzuela, M., Sachdev, P., Singh, N., Baune, B., Brodaty, H., Suo, C., Jain, N., Wilson, G., Wang, Y., Baker, M., Williamson, D., Foroughi, N., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2011), Study of Mental Activity and Regular Training (SMART) in at risk individuals: A randomised double blind, sham controlled, longitudinal trial. BMC Geriatrics. 11, 19. [Abstract]
  • Turner, S., Torode, M., Climstein, M., Naughton, G., Greene, D., Baker, M., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2011), A randomized controlled trial of whole body vibration exposure on markers of bone turnover in postmenopausal women. Journal of Osteoporosis. 2011, 710387. [Abstract]
  • Baker, M., Simpson, K., Lloyd, B., Bauman, A., Singh, M. (2011), Behavioral strategies in diabetes prevention programs: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Diabetes research and clinical practice. 91(1), 1-12. [Abstract]


  • Vanwanseele, B., Eckstein, F., Smith, R., Lange, A., Foroughi, N., Baker, M., Shnier, R., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2010), The relationship between knee adduction moment and cartilage and meniscus morphology in women with osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and cartilage / OARS, Osteoarthritis Research Society. 18(7), 894-901. [Abstract]
  • Foroughi, N., Smith, R., Lange, A., Baker, M., Singh, M., Vanwanseele, B. (2010), Dynamic alignment and its association with knee adduction moment in medial knee osteoarthritis. The Knee. 17(3), 210-6. [Abstract]


  • Lange, A., Vanwanseele, B., Foroughi, N., Baker, M., Shnier, R., Smith, R., Singh, M. (2009), Resistive Exercise for Arthritic Cartilage Health (REACH): a randomized double-blind, sham-exercise controlled trial. BMC Geriatrics. 9(0), 1. [Abstract]