Dr Saliu Balogun

PhD (University of Tasmania), MSc (University of Southampton), BPhty (University of Lagos)
Research Fellow (Epidemiologist)


Saliu is a Research Fellow with the Epidemiology for Policy and Practice group at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health.

His research interest is in the analysis of large-scale and longitudinal data to identify potentially modifiable risk factors for the development of multimorbidity, including cardiovascular diseases and musculoskeletal disorders.  

Saliu has a background in physiotherapy and gerontology. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Tasmania examining the impact of sarcopenia on musculoskeletal health, mortality, and quality of life of older people. Prior to coming to ANU, Saliu was an Arthritis Australia Research Fellow at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research University of Tasmania.


Research interests

  • Epidemiology
  • Multimorbidity
  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Sarcopenia


Researcher, Quantifying Mortality Incorporating Multiple Causes of Death: Optimising Data for Policy and Practice (MCoD)



  1. Balogun, S, Winzenberg, T, Wills, K, Scott, D, Callisaya, M, Cicuttini, F, Jones, G and Aitken, D, (2019) “Prospective associations of osteosarcopenia and osteodynapenia with incident fracture and mortality over 10 years in community-dwelling older adults”, Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 82 pp. 67-73.


  2. Balogun, S, Winzenberg, T, Wills, K, Scott, DS, Jones, G, Callisaya, ML and Aitken, D, (2019) “Prospective associations of low muscle mass and strength with health-related quality of life over 10-year in community-dwelling older adults”, Experimental Gerontology, 118 pp. 65-71.


  1. Cervo, MM, Shivappa, N, Hebert, JR, Oddy, WH, Winzenberg, T, Balogun, S, Wu, F., Ebeling, P., Aitken, D, Jones, G and Scott, D, (2019) “Longitudinal associations between dietary inflammatory index and musculoskeletal health in community-dwelling older adults”, Clinical Nutritionpp. 1-8.


  2. Balogun, S and Winzenberg, T and Wills, K and Scott, D and Jones, G and Callisaya, M and Aitken, D, (2018) “Longitudinal associations between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D, physical activity, knee pain and dysfunction and physiological falls risk in community-dwelling older adults”, Experimental Gerontology, 104 pp. 72-77.


  1. Balogun, S and Aitken, D and Winzenberg, T and Wills, K and Scott, D and Callisaya, M and Jones, G, (2018) “Longitudinal associations of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin-D, physical activity, and knee pain and dysfunction with muscle loss in community-dwelling older adults”, Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 73 (4) pp. 526-531.
  2. Balogun, S and Winzenberg, T and Wills, K and Scott, D and Jones, G and Aitken, D and Callisaya, ML, (2017) “Prospective associations of low muscle mass and function with 10-year falls risk, incident fracture and mortality in community-dwelling older adults”, Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 21 (7) pp. 843-848.
  3. Balogun, SA and Yusuff, HA and Yusuf, KQ and Al-Shenqiti, AM and Balogun, MT and Tettey, P, (2017) “Maternal education and child immunization: the mediating roles of maternal literacy and socioeconomic status”, Pan African Medical Journal, 26 Article 217. doi:10.11604/pamj.2017.26.217.11856 ISSN 1937-8688


  4. Chastin, S and Gardiner, PA and Ashe, MC and Harvey, JA and Leask, CF and Balogun, S and Helbostad, JL and Skelton, DA, (2017) “Interventions for reducing sedentary behaviour in community-dwelling older adults (Protocol)”, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017 (9) Article CD012784.


  1. Tettey, P and Balogun, S, (2017) “Obesity and multiple sclerosis: Prevalence, susceptibility and progression in disability”, Future Neurology, 12 (3) pp. 149-157.

Balogun, SA and Guntupalli, AM, (2016) “Gender difference in the prevalence and socio-demographic correlates of mobility disability among older adults in Nigeria”, European Journal of Ageing, 13 (3) pp. 231-239.