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Assoc Prof. Michael Baker Name: Assoc Prof. Michael Baker
Director, Research Services, Office of DVC, Research
Email
michael.baker@acu.edu.au
Phone
+612 9701 4333
Fax
+612 9701 4290
Organisational Area
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Department
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Location
North Sydney
Building 532 - Tenison Woods House (8-20 Napier Street, North Sydney NSW 2060)-Level 16-Room 532.16.07
Biographical Information

Associate Professor Michael Baker has been appointed as Director, Research Services to lead ACU's Office of Research Services and support the university's research intensification strategy.

He holds a Bachelor and Master of Applied Science in Exercise and Sports Science, and a PhD in Health Science from the University of Sydney, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from Edith Cowan University. Associate Professor Baker's research, clinical, and teaching career has focused on the integration of exercise, medicine, and behavioural change to improve quality of life, particularly among older adults and those living with chronic illness.

Associate Professor Baker brings a deep understanding of research culture and processes. He has been active in all aspects of the research cycle including as a successful grant applicant and as a NHMRC panel member he has published and presented work nationally and internationally and has presented policy recommendations and position statements. In addition to his role as Director, Research Services, Associate Professor Baker continues to Chair ACU's Human Research and Ethics Committee, a role he has held since 2018.

 

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications (Total 49)

  1. Radd-Vagenas S, Fiatarone Singh M, Inskip M, Mavros Y, Gates N, Wilson GC, Jain N, Meiklejohn J, Brodaty H, Wen W, Singh N, Baune BT, Suo C, Baker MK, Foroughi N, Sachdev P, Valenzuela MJ, Flood VM. Reliability and validity of a Mediterranean diet and culinary index (MediCul) tool in an older population with mild cognitive impairment. British Journal of Nutrition. 2018, 120: 1189-1200. Impact Factor 3.657
  1. Way K, Sultana RN, Sabag A, Baker MK, Johnson NA. The Effect of High-Intensity Interval Training Versus Moderate Intensity Continuous Training on Arterial Stiffness and 24 h Blood Pressure Responses: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. Accepted 15 September 2018
  1. Baker MK, Peddle-McIntye C.J, Galvão D.A, Hunt C, Spry N, Newton R.U. Whole Body Vibration Exposure on Markers of Bone Turnover, Body Composition, and Physical Functioning in Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Aromatase Inhibitor Therapy: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Integrative Cancer Therapies. 2018 17(3):968-978. Impact Factor 1.71.
  1. F Singh, RU Newton, MK Baker, N Spry, DA Galvão. Feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a 10-week resistance and aerobic exercise intervention during neoadjuvant chemoradiation treatment in rectal cancer patients. Integrative Cancer Therapies. 2018 17(3):952-959. Impact Factor 1.71.
  1. Galvão DA, Taaffe DR, Spry N, Cormie P, Joseph D, Chambers SK, Chee R, Peddle-McIntyre C, Hart NH, Baumann FT, Denham J, Baker M, Newton RU. Exercise preserves physical function in prostate cancer patients with bone metastases. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise. 2018 50(3):393-399. Impact Factor 4.459
  1. Peddle-McIntye C.J, Baker M, Lee Y.C.G, Galvão D.A, Cormie P, Graham V, Newton, R.U. The feasibility of a pragmatic distance-based intervention to increase physical activity in lung cancer survivors. European Journal of Cancer Care. 2018 27(1),e12722. Impact Factor 1.794
  1. Giuliano C, Parmenter BJ, Baker MK, Mitchell BL, Williams AD, Lyndon K, Mair T, Maiorana A, Smart NA, Levinger I. Cardiac Rehabilitation for Patients with Coronary Artery Disease: A Practical Guide to Enhance Patient Outcomes Through Continuity of Care. Clinical Medicine Insights: Cardiology. 2017 11. Impact Factor 2.063
  1. Psarakis M, Greene D, Moresi M, Baker M, Stubbs P, Brodie M, Lord S, Hoang P. Impaired heel to toe progression during gait is related to reduced ankle range of motion in people with Multiple Sclerosis. Clinical Biomechanics. 2017, November 49: 96-100. Impact Factor 1.874
  1. Lanting SM, Johnson NA, Baker MK, Caterson ID, Chuter VH. Post-occlusive reactive hyperaemia of skin microvasculature and foot complications in type 2 diabetes. Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications. 2017 31(8): 1305-1310. Impact Factor 2.955
  1. Higgins T, Greene D, Baker MK. The Effects of Cold Water Immersion and Contrast Water Therapy for Recovery from Team Sport: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2017 May 31(5):1443-1460. Impact Factor 1.978
  1. Giuliano C, Parmenter BJ, Baker MK, Mitchell BL, Williams AD, Lyndon K, Mair T, Maiorana A, Smart N, Levinger I. Cardiac rehabilitation for patients with coronary artery disease: A practical guide to enhance patient outcomes through continuity of care. Clinical Medicine Insights: Cardiology. Accepted April 2017. Impact Factor 1.12
  1. Suo C, Gates N, Fiatarone Singh M, Saigal N, Wilson GC, Meiklejohn J, Sachdev P, Brodaty H, Wen W, Singh N, Baune BT, Baker M, Foroughi N, Wang Y, Valenzuela MJ. Midlife managerial experience is linked to late life hippocampal morphology and function. Brain Imaging and Behaviour. 2017, April 11(2): 333&ndash345. Impact Factor 3.667
  1. Mavros Y, Gates N, Wilson GC, Jain N, Meiklejohn J, Brodaty H, Wen W, Singh N, Baune BT, Suo C, Baker M, Foroughi N, Wang Y, Sachdev P, Valenzuela MJ, Fiatarone Singh M. Mediation of Cognitive Function Improvements by Strength Gains After Resistance Training in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment: Outcomes of the Study of Mental and Resistance Training. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2017 March 65(5):550-559. Impact factor 3.84
  1. Lanting SM, Johnson NA, Baker MK, Caterson ID, Chuter VH. Non-invasive lower limb small arterial measures co-segregate strongly with foot complications in people with diabetes. Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications. 2017, March 31(3):589-593. Impact Factor 2.955
  1. Silk LN, Greene DA, Baker MK. The effect of calcium and vitamin D supplementation on bone health of male Jockeys. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 2017 Mar 20 (3) 225-229. Impact Factor 3.75
  1. Lanting SM, Johnson NA, Baker MK, Caterson ID, Chuter VH. The effect of exercise training on cutaneous microvascular reactivity: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 2017 February, 20(2):170-177. Impact Factor 3.75
  1. F Singh, RU Newton, MK Baker, N Spry, DR Taaffe, DA Galvão. Feasibility and Efficacy of Presurgical Exercise in Survivors of Rectal Cancer Scheduled to Receive Curative Resection. Clinical Colorectal Cancer. 2017 16(4): 358-365. Impact Factor 4.507
  1. Sabag A, Way K, Keating SE, Sultana RN, O&rsquoConnor HT, Baker MK, Chuter VH, George J, Johnson NA. Exercise and ectopic fat in type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Diabetes Metabolism.  2017 June, 43(3):195-210. Impact Factor 4.101
  1. Keating SE, Parker HM, Pavey T, Baker MK, Caterson ID, Georgec J, Johnson NA. Objectively quantified physical activity and sedentary behavior in predicting visceral adiposity and liver fat. Journal of Obesity. 2016 (2016), Article ID 2719014, 10 pages. Impact Factor 4.15
  1. Keating SE, Hackett DA, Parker HM, O&rsquoConnor HT, Way K, Sainsbury A, Baker MK, Chuter VH, Caterson ID, Georgec J, Johnson NA. Effect of Resistance Training on Liver Fat and Visceral Adiposity in Adults with Obesity: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Hepatology Research. 2017 Jun47(7):622-631. Impact Factor 2.2
  1. F Singh, RU Newton, MK Baker, N Spry, DA Galvão. Feasibility of pre-surgical exercise in men with prostate cancer undergoing prostatectomy. Integrative Cancer Therapies. 2017 16(3):290-299. Impact Factor 1.71.
  1. Way K, Hackett D, Baker MK, Johnson NA. The Effect Of Regular Exercise On Insulin Sensitivity In Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis. Diabetes and Metabolism Journal. 2016 Aug 40(4):253-271. Impact Factor 4.693
  1. Suo C, Fiatarone Singh M, Gates N, Wen W, Sachdev P, Brodaty H, Saigal N, Wilson GC, Meiklejohn J, Singh N, Baune BT, Baker M, Foroughi N, Wang Y, Mavros Y, Lampit A, Leung I, Valenzuela MJ. Therapeutically Relevant Structural and Functional Mechanisms Triggered by Physical and Cognitive Exercise. Molecular Psychiatry. 2016 Mar 21(11), 1633&ndash1642. Impact Factor 14.5
  1. Way K, Keating SE, Baker MK, Chuter VH, Johnson NA. The effect of exercise on vascular function and stiffness in type 2 diabetes:  A systematic review and meta-analysis. Current Diabetes Reviews. 2016 12(4):369-383. Impact Factor 3.28
  1. Fiatarone Singh MA, Gates N, Saigal N, Wilson GC, Meiklejohn J, Brodaty H, Wen W, Singh N, Baune BT, Suo C, Baker MK, Foroughi N, Wang Y, Sachdev PS, Valenzuela M. Reply to the Letter to the Editor by O'Caoimh et al. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2015 Nov 116(11):999-1001 Impact Factor 5.3
  1. Silk LN, Greene DA, Baker MK, Jander CB. Tibial bone responses to 6-month calcium and vitamin D supplementation in young male jockeys: A randomised controlled trial. Bone. 81: 554&ndash561, 2015. Impact Factor 3.97
  1. Cormie P, Peddle-McIntyre C, Hayes SC, Nauman F, Turner J, Murnane A, Baker MK. Exercise and Cancer Survivorship. Cancer Forum, 39(2), 2015
  1. Keating SE, Hackett DA, Parker HM, O&rsquoConnor HT, Gerofi JA, Sainsbury A, Baker MK, Chuter VH, Caterson ID, George J, Johnson NA. Effect Of Aerobic Exercise Training Dose On Liver Fat And Visceral Adiposity. Journal of Hepatology. 63(1):174-82, 2015. Impact Factor 10.4
  1. Silk LN, Greene DA, Baker MK. The Effect of Calcium or Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation on Bone Mineral Density in Healthy Males: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 25(5):510-24 2015. Impact Factor 1.98
  1. Fiatarone Singh MA, Gates N, Saigal N, Wilson GC, Meiklejohn J, Brodaty H, Wen W, Singh N, Baune B, Suo C, Baker MK, Foroughi N, Wang Y, Sachdev P, Valenzuela M (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. 2014 15(12):873-80. Impact Factor 5.3
  1. Mavros Y, Kay M, Anderberg KA, Baker MK, Wang Y, Zhao R, Meiklejohn J, Climstein M, O&rsquoSullivan A, De Vos N, Baune B, Blair S, Simar D, Rooney K, Singh NA, Fiatarone Singh MA. Reductions in c-reactive protein in older adults with type 2 diabetes are related to improvements in body composition following resistance training. Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle. 5(2):111-20, 2014. Impact Factor 7.41
  1. Singh F, Newton RU, Galvão DA, Spry N, Baker MK. A Systematic Review of Pre-surgical Exercise Intervention Studies with Cancer Patients. Surgical Oncology, 22(2): 92-104, 2013. Impact Factor 2.13
  1. Mavros Y, Kay M, Anderberg KA, Baker MK, Wang Y, Zhao R, Meiklejohn J, Climstein M, O&rsquoSullivan A, De Vos N, Baune B, Blair S, Simar D, Rooney K, Singh NA, Fiatarone Singh MA. 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): 2372-9, 2013. Impact Factor 8.1
  1. Spry N, Taaffe DR, England PJ, Judge JS, Stephens DA, Peddle-McIntyre CJ, Baker MK, Newton RU, Galvão DA. Long-term effects of intermittent androgen suppression therapy on lean and fat mass: a 33-month prospective study. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases. 16(1): 67-72, 2013. Impact Factor 2.81
  1. Hordern MD, Dunstan DW, Prins JB, Baker MK, Fiatarone Singh MA, Coombes JS. 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 Sports. 15(1): 25-31, 2012. Impact factor 2.54
  1. Ismail I, Keating S, Baker MK, Johnson NA. A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis Of The Effect Of Aerobic Versus Resistance Exercise Training On Visceral Fat. Obesity Reviews. 13(1): 68-91, 2012. Impact factor 5.86
  1. Galvão DA, Taaffe DR, Cormie P, Spry N, Chambers SK, Peddle-McIntyre CJ, Baker MK, Denham J, Joseph D, Groom G, Newton RU. Efficacy and safety of a modular multi-modal exercise program in prostate cancer patients with bone metastases: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Cancer. 11:517, 2011. Impact factor 3.15
  1. Turner SJ, Torode M, Climstein M, Naughton G, Greene D, Baker MK, Fiatarone Singh MA. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Whole Body Vibration Exposure on Markers of Bone Turn-over in Postmenopausal Women. Journal of Osteoporosis. 2011.
  1. Gates N, Valenzuela M, Sachdev P, Singh N, Baune B, Brodaty H, Suo C, Jain N, Wilson G, Wang Y, Baker MK, Williamson D, Foroughi N, Fiatarone Singh MA. Study of Mental Activity and Regular Training (SMART) in at risk individuals: A randomised double blind, sham controlled, longitudinal trial. BMC Geriatrics. 11:19, 2011. Impact factor 2.34
  1. Baker MK, Kennedy DJ, Bohle PL, Campbell D, Wiltshire JH, Fiatarone Singh MA. Core Self-evaluations as a Predictor of Strength Training Adoption. Maturitas. 68(1): 88&ndash93, 2011. Impact factor 2.093
  1. Baker MK, Simpson KA, Lloyd B, Bauman AE, Fiatarone Singh MA. Behavioural Strategies in Diabetes Prevention Programs: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 91(1): 1-12, 2011. Impact factor 2.16 .        Number 5 on the Top 25 Hottest Articles List for Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice in 2011
  1. Foroughi N, Smith RM, Lange AK, Baker MK, Fiatarone Singh MA, Vanwanseele B. Lower limb muscle strengthening does not change frontal plane moments in women with knee osteoarthritis. Clinical Biomechanics. 26(2) 167-174, 2011. Impact factor 1.76
  1. Vanwanseele B, Eckstein F, Smith RM, Lange AK, Foroughi N, Baker MK, Shnier R, Fiatarone Singh MA. The relationship between knee adduction moment and cartilage and meniscus morphology in women with osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 18(7): 894-901, 2010. Impact factor 4.08
  1. Foroughi N, Smith RM, Lange AK, Baker MK, Fiatarone Singh MA, Vanwanseele B. Dynamic alignment and its association with knee adduction moment in medial knee osteoarthritis. Knee. 17(3): 210-216, 2010. Impact factor 1.126
  1. Lange AK, Vanwanseele B, Foroughi N, Baker MK, Shnier R, Smith RM, Fiatarone Singh MA. Resistive Exercise for Arthritic Cartilage Health (REACH): A randomized double-blind, sham-exercise controlled trial. BMC Geriatrics. 9:1, 2009. Impact factor 1.96
  1. Atlantis E, Baker MK. Obesity effects on depression: systematic review of epidemiological studies. International Journal of Obesity. 32(6):881-91, 2008. Impact factor 3.64
  1. Baker MK, Atlantis E, Fiatarone Singh MA. Multi-modal Exercise Programs for Older Adults. Age and Ageing. 36(4): 375-381, 2007. Impact factor 1.91
  1. Lange AK, Fiatarone Singh MA, Smith RM, Foroughi N, Baker MK, Shnier R, Vanwanseele B. Degenerative Meniscus Tears and Mobility Impairment in Women with Knee Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 15(6): 701-708, 2007. Impact factor 3.79
  1. Baker MK, Kennedy DJ, Bohle PL, Campbell DS, Knapman L, Grady J, Wiltshire J, McNamara M, Evans WJ, Atlantis E, Fiatarone Singh MA. 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, 2007. Impact factor 3.53

 

Reports

 

Baker M, Czosnek C, Hadley R, Hart N, Bradley P, Burns J, Lock M, Leicht A, McCann N. Accredited Exercise Scientist Scope of Practice. Document prepared by the ESSA Exercise Science Advisory Group, 2016

Askew C, Sharman M, Hobson Powell A, Baker M, Bradshaw E, Coombes J, Davison K, Groeller H, Hay P, Hecimovich M, Otago L, Pratt S, Spinks W. Exercise and Sport Science Australia Exercise Science Standards. Report prepared by the ESSA Exercise Science Advisory Committee, 2014

Fiatarone Singh M, Baker M, Lloyd B, Simpson K, Gill T, Bauman A, Vita P. Standards for lifestyle modification programs for people at risk of type 2 diabetes: Report prepared for the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Diabetes Management Committee. BIONE, University of Sydney NSW, 2008

 

Books

 

Pocket Anatomy of the Moving Body: The Compact Guide to the Science of Human Locomotion

Michael Baker, Elaine Mullally, Oliver Blenkinsop, Nick Perrin, John Brewer

Barron's Educational Series, Hauppauge, NY. 2016

 

The Student&rsquos Anatomy of Stretching Manual

Ken Ashwell, Michael Baker, Tim Fulcher

Palgrave Macmillan, South Yarra, Vic. 2014

 

The Student&rsquos Anatomy of Exercise Manual

Ken Ashwell, Michael Baker, Tim Fulcher, Michael Newton

Palgrave Macmillan, South Yarra, Vic. 2012

 

Book Chapter

 

Rice V, Baker M, Thompson-Butel A. (2017). Partnerships in Collaborative Care. In Esther Change and Amanda Johnson (Ed.), Living with Chronic Illness and Disability: Principles for nursing practice, 3rd Ed. Sydney: Elsevier

 

Abstracts and Conference Proceedings (Total 50+)

 

Professional Memberships

Fellow of the Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science (ESSAF), Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES) and Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP)

 

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