Dr Michael Baker

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

Telephone 93519655

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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.

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Journals

  • Mavros, Y., Kay, S., Anderberg (nee Simpson), K., Baker, M., Wang, Y., Zhao, R., Meiklejohn, J., Climstein, M., O'Sullivan, A., De Vos, N., Rooney, K., Singh, N., Fiatarone Singh, M., et al (2014). Reductions in C-reactive protein in older adults with type 2 diabetes are related to improvements in body composition following a randomized controlled trial of resistance training. Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, 5(2), 111-120. [More Information]
  • Fiatarone Singh, M., Gates, N., Jain, N., Wilson, G., Meiklejohn, J., Brodaty, H., Wen, W., Singh, N., Baune, B., Suo, C., Baker, M., Foroughi, N., Valenzuela, M., et al (2014). The SMART study - Resistance training and/or cognitive training in mild cognitive impairment: A randomized, double-blind, double-sham controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, In Press.
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Mavros, Y., Kay, S., Anderberg (nee Simpson), K., Baker, M., Wang, Y., Zhao, R., Meiklejohn, J., Climstein, M., O'Sullivan, A., De Vos, N., Rooney, K., Singh, N., Fiatarone Singh, M., et al (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, 36(8), 2372-2379. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Hordern, M., Dunstan, D., Prins, J., Baker, M., Fiatarone 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, 15(1), 25-31. [More Information]
  • 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, Online, 2011(Article ID: 710387), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Baker, M., Anderberg (nee Simpson), K., Lloyd, B., Bauman, A., Fiatarone 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. [More Information]
  • Baker, M., Kennedy, D., Bohle, P., Campbell, D., Wiltshire, J., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2011). Core self-evaluation as a predictor of strength training adoption in older adults. Maturitas, 68(1), 88-93. [More Information]
  • Foroughi, N., Smith, R., Lange, A., Baker, M., Fiatarone Singh, M., Vanwanseele, B. (2011). Lower limb Muscle Strengthening Does Not Change Frontal Plane Moments in Women with Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Clinical Biomechanics, 26(2), 167-174. [More Information]
  • 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), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Foroughi, N., Smith, R., Lange, A., Baker, M., Fiatarone Singh, M., Vanwanseele, B. (2010). Dynamic Alignment and Its Association with Knee Adduction Moment in Medial Knee Osteoarthritis. The Knee, 17(3), 210-216. [More Information]
  • 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, 18(7), 894-901. [More Information]
  • Lange, A., Vanwanseele, B., Foroughi, N., Baker, M., Shnier, R., Smith, R., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2009). Resistive Exercise for Arthritic Cartilage Health (REACH): A randomized double-blind, sham-exercise controlled trial. BMC Geriatrics, 9(1), 1-1-1-10. [More Information]
  • Atlantis, E., Baker, M. (2008). Obesity effects on depression: systematic review of epidemiological studies. International Journal of Obesity, 32, 881-891. [More Information]
  • Lange, A., Fiatarone Singh, M., Smith, R., Foroughi, N., Baker, M., Shnier, R., Vanwanseele, B. (2007). Degenerative meniscus tears and mobility impairment in women with knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 15(6), 701-708. [More Information]
  • Baker, M., Kennedy, D., Bohle, P., Campbell, D., Knapman, L., Grady, J., Wiltshire, J., McNamara, M., Evans, W., Atlantis, E., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2007). Efficacy and feasibility of a novel tri-modal robust exercise prescription in a retirement community: a randomized, controlled trial. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 55(1), 1-10.
  • Baker, M., Atlantis, E., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2007). Systematic Review: Multi-modal Exercise Programs for Older Adults. Age and Ageing, 36(4), 375-381. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Mavros, Y., Rooney, K., Kay, S., Simar, D., Anderberg (nee Simpson), K., Baker, M., Wang, Y., Zhao, R., Meiklejohn, J., De Vos, N., Singh, N., Fiatarone Singh, M., et al (2012). Relative Muscle Mass is Inversely Associated with Insulin Resistance in Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. European Congress on Obesity 2012, Freiburg: Karger.
  • Vanwanseele, B., Lange, A., Smith, R., Foroughi, N., Baker, M., Shnier, R., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2008). A Randomized Double-Blind Sham-Exercise Controlled Trial of Progressive Resistance Training for Cartilage Preservation in Osteoarthritis of the Knee: The REACH Study. 61st Annual Science Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America GSA 2008, Oxford University Press: Oxford University Press.
  • Foroughi, N., Smith, R., Lange, A., Baker, M., Fiatarone Singh, M., Vanwanseele, B. (2008). Gait and posture in arthritic and healthy knees. 26th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports ISBS 2008, Germany: International Society of Biomechanics in Sports.
  • Foroughi, N., Smith, R., Lange, A., Baker, M., Fiatarone Singh, M., Vanwanseele, B. (2008). Progressive Resistance Training and Dynamic Alignment in Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Single-Blind Controlled Trial. 6th Biennial Health Research Conference 2008, Australia: University of Sydney.
  • Foroughi, N., Smith, R., Lange, A., Baker, M., Fiatarone Singh, M., Vanwanseele, B. (2008). The Effect of Progressive Resistance Training on Biomechanics of Arthritic Gait: A Single-Blind Randomized Control Trial. 26th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports ISBS 2008, Germany: International Society of Biomechanics in Sports.
  • Lange, A., Vanwanseele, B., Baker, M., Foroughi, N., Smith, R., Shnier, R., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2008). The effect of progressive resistance training on medial and lateral cartilage volume in women with knee osteoarthritis: A double-blind, randomized, sham exercise controlled trial. Osteoarthritis Research Society International World Congress on Osteoarthritis OARSI 2008, United States: Osteoarthritis Research Society International.
  • Foroughi, N., Smith, R., Lange, A., Baker, M., Fiatarone Singh, M., Vanwanseele, B. (2007). Gait characteristics in arthritic and healthy adults. Biennial FHS Postgraduate Research Student Conference 2007, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Foroughi, N., Smith, R., Lange, A., Baker, M., Fiatarone Singh, M., Vanwanseele, B. (2006). A randomised controlled trial of progressive resistance training to improve knee adduction movement in women with knee osteoarthritis: Preliminary data. 2nd Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science Conference, Brisbane: Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS).
  • Foroughi, N., Smith, R., Lange, A., Baker, M., Fiatarone Singh, M., Vanwanseele, B. (2006). A randomized controlled trial of progressive resistance training to improve knee adduction moment in women with knee Osteoarthritis: Preliminary data. 5th Biennial Health Research Conference 2006, Australia: Biennial Health Research Conference.
  • Foroughi, N., Smith, R., Lange, A., Baker, M., Fiatarone Singh, M., Vanwanseele, B. (2006). A randomized controlled trial of progressive resistance training to improve knee adduction moment in women with knee Osteoarthritis: Preliminary data. General Symosium of Iranian students in NSW and ACT 2006, Australia.
  • Baker, M., Kennedy, C., Bohle, P., Campbell, D., Knapman, L., Grady, J., Wiltshire, J., McNamara, M., Evans, W., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2006). Compliance determines efficacy of simultaneous prescription of moderate to high intensity resistance, aerobic and balance training: A randomised controlled trial. 2nd Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science Conference, Brisbane: Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS).
  • Baker, M., Kennedy, D., Bohle, P., Campbell, D., Knapman, L., Grady, J., Wiltshire, J., McNamara, M., Evans, W., Atlantis, E., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2006). Efficacy of Simultaneous Prescription of Moderate to High Intensity Resistance, Aerobic, and Balance Training: A Randomized Controlled Trial. 59th Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America 2006, United States: Gerontological Society of America.
  • Vanwanseele, B., Smith, R., Lange, A., Foroughi, N., Baker, M., Shnier, R., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2006). Is knee adduction moment correlated with bone size and cartilage thickness in women with osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis Research Society International World Congress on Osteoarthritis OARSI 2006, United States: Osteoarthritis Research Society International.
  • Lange, A., Fiatarone Singh, M., Smith, R., Foroughi, N., Baker, M., Shnier, R., Vanwanseele, B. (2006). Prevalence of clinically unsuspected meniscus tears in women with knee osteoarthritis. 2nd Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science Conference, Brisbane: Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS).
  • Lange, A., Fiatarone Singh, M., Smith, R., Foroughi, N., Baker, M., Shnier, R., Vanwanseele, B. (2006). The effect of progressive resistance training on cartilage morphology in women with knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Research Society International World Congress on Osteoarthritis OARSI 2006, United States: Osteoarthritis Research Society International.

2014

  • Mavros, Y., Kay, S., Anderberg (nee Simpson), K., Baker, M., Wang, Y., Zhao, R., Meiklejohn, J., Climstein, M., O'Sullivan, A., De Vos, N., Rooney, K., Singh, N., Fiatarone Singh, M., et al (2014). Reductions in C-reactive protein in older adults with type 2 diabetes are related to improvements in body composition following a randomized controlled trial of resistance training. Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, 5(2), 111-120. [More Information]
  • Fiatarone Singh, M., Gates, N., Jain, N., Wilson, G., Meiklejohn, J., Brodaty, H., Wen, W., Singh, N., Baune, B., Suo, C., Baker, M., Foroughi, N., Valenzuela, M., et al (2014). The SMART study - Resistance training and/or cognitive training in mild cognitive impairment: A randomized, double-blind, double-sham controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, In Press.

2013

  • 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. [More Information]
  • Mavros, Y., Kay, S., Anderberg (nee Simpson), K., Baker, M., Wang, Y., Zhao, R., Meiklejohn, J., Climstein, M., O'Sullivan, A., De Vos, N., Rooney, K., Singh, N., Fiatarone Singh, M., et al (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, 36(8), 2372-2379. [More Information]

2012

  • 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. [More Information]
  • Hordern, M., Dunstan, D., Prins, J., Baker, M., Fiatarone 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, 15(1), 25-31. [More Information]
  • Mavros, Y., Rooney, K., Kay, S., Simar, D., Anderberg (nee Simpson), K., Baker, M., Wang, Y., Zhao, R., Meiklejohn, J., De Vos, N., Singh, N., Fiatarone Singh, M., et al (2012). Relative Muscle Mass is Inversely Associated with Insulin Resistance in Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. European Congress on Obesity 2012, Freiburg: Karger.

2011

  • 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, Online, 2011(Article ID: 710387), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Baker, M., Anderberg (nee Simpson), K., Lloyd, B., Bauman, A., Fiatarone 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. [More Information]
  • Baker, M., Kennedy, D., Bohle, P., Campbell, D., Wiltshire, J., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2011). Core self-evaluation as a predictor of strength training adoption in older adults. Maturitas, 68(1), 88-93. [More Information]
  • Foroughi, N., Smith, R., Lange, A., Baker, M., Fiatarone Singh, M., Vanwanseele, B. (2011). Lower limb Muscle Strengthening Does Not Change Frontal Plane Moments in Women with Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Clinical Biomechanics, 26(2), 167-174. [More Information]
  • 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), 1-15. [More Information]

2010

  • Foroughi, N., Smith, R., Lange, A., Baker, M., Fiatarone Singh, M., Vanwanseele, B. (2010). Dynamic Alignment and Its Association with Knee Adduction Moment in Medial Knee Osteoarthritis. The Knee, 17(3), 210-216. [More Information]
  • 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, 18(7), 894-901. [More Information]

2009

  • Lange, A., Vanwanseele, B., Foroughi, N., Baker, M., Shnier, R., Smith, R., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2009). Resistive Exercise for Arthritic Cartilage Health (REACH): A randomized double-blind, sham-exercise controlled trial. BMC Geriatrics, 9(1), 1-1-1-10. [More Information]

2008

  • Vanwanseele, B., Lange, A., Smith, R., Foroughi, N., Baker, M., Shnier, R., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2008). A Randomized Double-Blind Sham-Exercise Controlled Trial of Progressive Resistance Training for Cartilage Preservation in Osteoarthritis of the Knee: The REACH Study. 61st Annual Science Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America GSA 2008, Oxford University Press: Oxford University Press.
  • Foroughi, N., Smith, R., Lange, A., Baker, M., Fiatarone Singh, M., Vanwanseele, B. (2008). Gait and posture in arthritic and healthy knees. 26th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports ISBS 2008, Germany: International Society of Biomechanics in Sports.
  • Atlantis, E., Baker, M. (2008). Obesity effects on depression: systematic review of epidemiological studies. International Journal of Obesity, 32, 881-891. [More Information]
  • Foroughi, N., Smith, R., Lange, A., Baker, M., Fiatarone Singh, M., Vanwanseele, B. (2008). Progressive Resistance Training and Dynamic Alignment in Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Single-Blind Controlled Trial. 6th Biennial Health Research Conference 2008, Australia: University of Sydney.
  • Foroughi, N., Smith, R., Lange, A., Baker, M., Fiatarone Singh, M., Vanwanseele, B. (2008). The Effect of Progressive Resistance Training on Biomechanics of Arthritic Gait: A Single-Blind Randomized Control Trial. 26th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports ISBS 2008, Germany: International Society of Biomechanics in Sports.
  • Lange, A., Vanwanseele, B., Baker, M., Foroughi, N., Smith, R., Shnier, R., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2008). The effect of progressive resistance training on medial and lateral cartilage volume in women with knee osteoarthritis: A double-blind, randomized, sham exercise controlled trial. Osteoarthritis Research Society International World Congress on Osteoarthritis OARSI 2008, United States: Osteoarthritis Research Society International.

2007

  • Lange, A., Fiatarone Singh, M., Smith, R., Foroughi, N., Baker, M., Shnier, R., Vanwanseele, B. (2007). Degenerative meniscus tears and mobility impairment in women with knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 15(6), 701-708. [More Information]
  • Baker, M., Kennedy, D., Bohle, P., Campbell, D., Knapman, L., Grady, J., Wiltshire, J., McNamara, M., Evans, W., Atlantis, E., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2007). Efficacy and feasibility of a novel tri-modal robust exercise prescription in a retirement community: a randomized, controlled trial. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 55(1), 1-10.
  • Foroughi, N., Smith, R., Lange, A., Baker, M., Fiatarone Singh, M., Vanwanseele, B. (2007). Gait characteristics in arthritic and healthy adults. Biennial FHS Postgraduate Research Student Conference 2007, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Baker, M., Atlantis, E., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2007). Systematic Review: Multi-modal Exercise Programs for Older Adults. Age and Ageing, 36(4), 375-381. [More Information]

2006

  • Foroughi, N., Smith, R., Lange, A., Baker, M., Fiatarone Singh, M., Vanwanseele, B. (2006). A randomised controlled trial of progressive resistance training to improve knee adduction movement in women with knee osteoarthritis: Preliminary data. 2nd Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science Conference, Brisbane: Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS).
  • Foroughi, N., Smith, R., Lange, A., Baker, M., Fiatarone Singh, M., Vanwanseele, B. (2006). A randomized controlled trial of progressive resistance training to improve knee adduction moment in women with knee Osteoarthritis: Preliminary data. 5th Biennial Health Research Conference 2006, Australia: Biennial Health Research Conference.
  • Foroughi, N., Smith, R., Lange, A., Baker, M., Fiatarone Singh, M., Vanwanseele, B. (2006). A randomized controlled trial of progressive resistance training to improve knee adduction moment in women with knee Osteoarthritis: Preliminary data. General Symosium of Iranian students in NSW and ACT 2006, Australia.
  • Baker, M., Kennedy, C., Bohle, P., Campbell, D., Knapman, L., Grady, J., Wiltshire, J., McNamara, M., Evans, W., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2006). Compliance determines efficacy of simultaneous prescription of moderate to high intensity resistance, aerobic and balance training: A randomised controlled trial. 2nd Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science Conference, Brisbane: Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS).
  • Baker, M., Kennedy, D., Bohle, P., Campbell, D., Knapman, L., Grady, J., Wiltshire, J., McNamara, M., Evans, W., Atlantis, E., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2006). Efficacy of Simultaneous Prescription of Moderate to High Intensity Resistance, Aerobic, and Balance Training: A Randomized Controlled Trial. 59th Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America 2006, United States: Gerontological Society of America.
  • Vanwanseele, B., Smith, R., Lange, A., Foroughi, N., Baker, M., Shnier, R., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2006). Is knee adduction moment correlated with bone size and cartilage thickness in women with osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis Research Society International World Congress on Osteoarthritis OARSI 2006, United States: Osteoarthritis Research Society International.
  • Lange, A., Fiatarone Singh, M., Smith, R., Foroughi, N., Baker, M., Shnier, R., Vanwanseele, B. (2006). Prevalence of clinically unsuspected meniscus tears in women with knee osteoarthritis. 2nd Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science Conference, Brisbane: Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS).
  • Lange, A., Fiatarone Singh, M., Smith, R., Foroughi, N., Baker, M., Shnier, R., Vanwanseele, B. (2006). The effect of progressive resistance training on cartilage morphology in women with knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Research Society International World Congress on Osteoarthritis OARSI 2006, United States: Osteoarthritis Research Society International.

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