Agathe Daria Jadczak

Dr Agathe Daria Jadczak

Grant-Funded Researcher (B)

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, Adelaide, South Australia. 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 protein supplementation. In 2018, she received the Robert Penhall Early Career Research Award for her work related to educating medical students on how to prescribe exercise to older people.

Agathe has successfully collaborated with various partners including CSIRO (EXercise and PRotein Effectiveness Supplementation Study - EXPRESS) and Resthaven Inc., a South Australian aged care provider (Frailty In Residential Sector Over Time - FIRST Study). Currently, she collaborates with the Adelaide University Judo Club (AUJC) investigating the impact of Judo-based exercise programs on frailty and frailty-related consequences such as falls in community-dwelling older adults. She successfully completed a feasibility trial and led a scoping review on this topic.

Agathe's expertise lies in the design, implementation and outcome analyses of exercise-related research studies involving older people aged ≥65 years.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2018 - ongoing 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
  • 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 - 2018 University of Adelaide Australia PhD Medicine
    2005 - 2011 German Sport University Cologne Germany Graduate Diploma (Univ.) Sport Science
2024 - 2025

THRF Innovations in Ageing Well Project Grant. CI: Jadczak AD, Verma M, Headland M, Visvanathan R. Translation of Dynamic-Balance-for-Life™ program to up-skill the aged care allied-health workforce to teach older adults how to land safely from a fall.



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
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Co-Supervisor Under-diagnosis of Dementia in Nursing Home Residents- Extent and Associated Factors Master of Philosophy (Medical Science) Master Part Time Dr Reena Tewari
    2021 Co-Supervisor Studies of Depression and Frailty Risk in Nursing Homes Doctor of Philosophy under a Jointly-awarded Degree Agreement with Doctorate Full Time Dr Tomomichi Sakai
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - 2023 Co-Supervisor Sedentary behaviour and physical activity in hospitalised older people Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Unyime Jasper
  • Position: Grant-Funded Researcher (B)
  • Phone: 81334012
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: TQEH - Basil Hetzel Institute
  • Org Unit: Medical Specialties

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