Short CV/Education and training

  • 1984
    BSc Pharmacology First Class (London)

  • 1987
    MBBS (London)

  • 1990
    MRCP (UK)

  • 1993
    MSc Epidemiology (London)

  • 1997
    PhD Epidemiology (Southampton)

  • 2002
    FRCP (UK)

Selected publications

  • Sayer AA, Kirkwood TBL. Grip strength and mortality: a biomarker of ageing? Lancet. 2015;386(9990):226-227.

  • Simmonds SJ, Syddall HE, Westbury LD, Dodds RM, Cooper C, Sayer AA. Grip strength among community-dwelling older people predicts hospital admission during the following decade. Age Ageing 2015 In press.

  • Gale C, Cooper C, Sayer AA. Prevalence of frailty and disability: findings from the English

    Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Age Ageing. 2015 Jan;44(1):162-5.

  • Dodds RM, Syddall HE, Cooper R, Benzeval M, Deary IJ, Dennison EM, Der G, Gale RC, Inskip HM, Jagger C, Kirkwood TB, Lawlor DA, Robinson SM, Starr JM, Steptoe A, Tilling K, Kuh D, Cooper C, Sayer AA. Grip strength across the life course: normative data from twelve British studies. PLoS One. 2014 Dec 4;9(12):e113637.

  • Sayer AA. Sarcopenia the new geriatric giant: time to translate research findings into clinical practice. Age Ageing. 2014 Nov;43(6):736-7.

  • Patel HP, Syddall HE, Jameson KA, Robinson SM, Denison HJ, Roberts HC, Edwards MH, Dennison EM, Cooper C, Sayer AA. Prevalence of sarcopenia in community dwelling older people in the UK using the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People (EWGSOP) definition: findings from the Hertfordshire Cohort Study (HCS). Age Ageing 2013;42(3):378-384.

  • Patel H, Jameson K, Syddall HE, Martin H, Stewart C, Cooper C, Sayer AA. Developmental influences, muscle morphology and sarcopenia in community dwelling older men. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2012 Jan;67(1):82-7.

  • Sayer AA. Sarcopenia. BMJ 2010; 341:c4097.

  • Sayer AA, Dennison EM, Syddall HE, Gilbody HJ, Phillips DI, Cooper C. Diabetes, muscle strength and impaired physical function : the tip of the iceberg ? Findings from the Hertfordshire Cohort Study. Diabetes Care 2005;28(10):2541-2.

  • Aihie Sayer A, Cooper C, Evans JR, Rauf A, Wormald RPL, Osmond C, Barker DJP. Are rates of aging determined in utero? Age Ageing 1998;27:579-583.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Sarcopenia and frailty: a lifecourse approach. Sayer AA, Robinson SM, Gale CR, Cooper C., MRC Programme Grant, 2015-2020

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • European Union Geriatric Medicine Society

  • British Geriatrics Society

  • UK Association of Academic Geriatric Medicine

  • Royal College of Physicians (London)

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