Agathe Daria Jadczak

Dr Agathe Daria Jadczak

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Agathe Daria Jadczak is an Exercise Physiologist and Sports Scientist from Germany working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research). Agathe completed her PhD in Medicine in 2018 with the Adelaide G-TRAC Centre, Adelaide Medical School, University of Adelaide, investigating various strategies to treat and prevent frailty in community-dwelling older people. She focused on medical education programs, exercise advice provided by general practitioners and the impact of exercise programs combined with nutritional approach. Agathe is currently coordinating the FIRST (Frailty In Residential Sector Over Time) Study, a prospective cohort study in cooperation with Resthaven Inc. The study will help to validate a new frailty screening tool for residential aged care and investigate residents’ health over time, associated health outcomes and health care costs. Agathe just finished the EXPRESS Study (EXercise and PRotein Effectiveness Supplementation Study), a community based intervention study in cooperation with CSIRO. She investigated the feasibility and the effects of exercise in combination with protein supplementation on physical function in frail older adults. The results are currently being analysed. Agathe also continues her research into exercise advice provided by general practitioners and the impact of medical education programs.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2018 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2015 - 2015 Tutor in Evidence Based Practice University of South Australia
    2012 - 2014 Clinical Exercise Physiologist Therapy Centre Medisport Landwehr
    2010 - 2011 Student Research Assistant German Sport University Cologne
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2019 Award Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Research Travel Award University of Adelaide Australia
    2018 Award Robert Penhall Early Career Research Award Australian Association of Gerontology SA Division Australia
    2018 Award Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Research Travel Award University of Adelaide Australia
    2017 Award Council of Student Organisations (CSO) Travel Award International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics United States
    2016 Award School of Medicine Research Travel Award University of Adelaide Australia
    2014 Scholarship Beacon of Enlightenment PhD Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2014 - 2017 University of Adelaide Australia PhD Medicine
    2005 - 2011 German Sport University Cologne Germany Diplom (Univ.) Sport Science
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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Jadczak, A., & Visvanathan, R. (2019). Anorexia of Aging - An Updated Short Review. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 23(3), 306-309.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1
    2018 Jadczak, A., Dollard, J., Mahajan, N., & Visvanathan, R. (2018). The perspectives of pre-frail and frail older people on being advised about exercise: a qualitative study. Family Practice, 35(3), 330-335.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1
    2018 Jadczak, A. D., Makwana, N., Luscombe-Marsh, N., Visvanathan, R., & Schultz, T. J. (2018). Effectiveness of exercise interventions on physical function in community-dwelling frail older people: an umbrella review of systematic reviews.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 16(3), 752-775.
    DOI Europe PMC3
    2018 Jadczak, A., Tam, K., & Visvanathan, R. (2018). Educating Medical Students in Counselling Older Adults About Exercise: The Impact of a Physical Activity Module. The Journal of frailty & aging, 7(2), 113-119.
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    2017 Jadczak, A., Mahajan, N., & Visvanathan, R. (2017). The Feasibility of Standardised Geriatric Assessment Tools and Physical Exercises in Frail Older Adults. The Journal of frailty & aging, 6(4), 195-198.
    DOI Scopus1 Europe PMC1
    2017 Jadczak, A., Tam, K., Yu, S., & Visvanathan, R. (2017). Medical students' perceptions of the importance of exercise and their perceived competence in prescribing exercise to older people. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 36(3), E7-E13.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2017 Jadczak, A., Luscombe-Marsh, N., Taylor, P., Barnard, R., Makwana, N., & Visvanathan, R. (2017). The EXPRESS Study: Exercise and Protein Effectiveness Supplementation Study supporting autonomy in community dwelling frail older people‐study protocol for a randomized controlled pilot and feasibility study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 4(1), 10 pages.
    DOI Scopus1
    2016 Yu, S., Khow, K., Jadczak, A., & Visvanathan, R. (2016). Clinical screening tools for sarcopenia and Its management. Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research, 2016, 5978523-1-5978523-10.
    DOI Scopus23 Europe PMC8
    2016 Jadczak, A., Makwana, N., Luscombe-Marsh, N., Visvanathan, R., & Schultz, T. (2016). Effectiveness of exercise interventions on physical function in community-dwelling frail older people: an umbrella review protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 14(9), 93-102.
    DOI Scopus4 Europe PMC4
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2019 Martins, B. A., Jadczak, A., Dollard, J., Barrie, H., Marahajan, N., Tam, K. L., & Visvanathan, R. (2019). The self-perceived importance and competence of 5th year medical students in assessing, diagnosing and managing frailty before and after a geriatric medicine course.. In Australasian Journal on Ageing Vol. 38 (pp. 58). Adelaide: Wiley.
    2019 Jadczak, A., Visvanathan, R., Barnard, R., & Luscombe-Marsh, N. (2019). A randomized controlled pilot and feasibility effectiveness supplementation study supporting autonomy in community-dwelling frail older adults. In The Journal of Frailty & Aging Vol. 8 (pp. S24). Miami, USA.
    2017 Jadczak, A., Dollard, J., Mahajan, N., & Visvanathan, R. (2017). The perspectives of older people at-risk of frailty on being advised about exercise. In Innovation in Aging Vol. 1 (pp. 1395). San Francisco USA.
    2016 Jadczak, A. D., Tam, K. L., YU, S., & Visvanathan, R. (2016). Medical students’ perceptions of the importance of exercise and their perceived competency in prescribing exercise. In Journal of Aging and Physical Activity Vol. 24 (pp. S59). Melbourne Australia: Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc..
Teaching Experience
Since 01/2016 Tutor in Exercise Prescription, Geriatric Medicine Course, Adelaide Geriatrics Training Research with Aged Care (G-TRAC) Centre, School of Medicine, University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
08/2015 - 10/2015 Tutor in Evidence Based Practice, School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, South Australia, Australia
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Co-Supervisor A pre-post, feasibility and acceptability study investigating the effects of a goal-setting coaching intervention using accelerometer guided objective feedback on real time feedback on sedentary behaviour and physical activity in hip fracture patient Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Unyime Jasper
  • Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Phone: 81334012
  • Email: agathedaria.jadczak@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: TQEH - Basil Hetzel Institute
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Medical School

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