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Dr. Gluchowski is interested in very heavy load/high intensity progressive, resistance training in older adults for the prevention (and treatment) of age-associated disability and disease.

Her qualitative focus is on overcoming barriers to strength training implementation in practice and policy changes surrounding strength guidelines in later life. 

Dr. Gluchowski has a research fellowship with the Healthy Ageing Research Group (HARG) and an ECR Engagement fellowship with the ATTAIN Network. 

Research interests

Dr. Gluchowski is a mixed-methods researcher with an interest in using evidence-based progressive resistance training for the prevention of age-assoicated disease in older adults. 

Chief Investigator for the projects:

1. Exploring the evidence-based underpinning of strength prescription for people aged 65 years and older in the UK.  A qualitative study. 

2. Does following the Chief Medical Officers' physical activity guidelines lead to strength gain in older adults? A mixed methods study.

3. Overcoming awareness and misconception barriers of evidence-based exercise prescription in later life


Other research

Currently working on several projects for the Healthy Ageing Research Group including

StandingTall - an individually-tailored, digital, home-based fall prevention program

FLEXI -  the scale up of the falls management exercise programme 

Cochrane Review - population-based interventions for preventing falls and fall-related injuries in older people

Overview of Reviews - the evidence on interventions targeting pre-frail community dwelling older adults aged over 50 years to prevent frailty

Service evaluation - delirium community toolkit

Service evaluation - remote physiotherapy on behalf of the Chartered Society for Physiotherapists (CSP) to influence policy and impact physiotherapy service practice


Clinical Exercise Physiologist (Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology - CSEP)

Certified Special Population Specialist (National Strength and Conditioning Association - NSCA)

Behaviour Change Specialist (National Academy of Sports Medicine - NASM)

Nutritionist (International Sports Sciences Association - ISSA)

Technical Lifting with the Science of Strength (Australian Combat & Exercise - ACE)

Prizes and awards

ATTAIN Network, ECR Engagement Fellowship (£2,500)

EDI 'Perera' Research Fellowship (£50,000)

03/2022 - 02/2023

Chief Investigator: Does following the Chief Medical Officer’s Physical Activity Guidelines lead to strength gain in older adults? A mixed methods study.

Research Grant (£5,000)

10/2021 - 06/2022

Chief Investigator: Exploring the evidence-based underpinning of strength prescription for people aged 65 years and older in the UK

Personal and Professional Development Awards (£4,100)

02/2022 - 02/2023

PROSPER career development program

Research Innovation Awards (£5,500)


Research-2-Innovation innovation enabling award


Research-2-Innovation innovation enabling award

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Member of the ATTAIN network - a UKRI funded interdisciplinary network aiming to understand and overcome barriers to physically active living

Supervision information

Danielle Harris, PhD project title: Addressing the effects of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown deconditioning

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, The effects of eccentric exercise on the physical and physiological profile of older adults, Auckland University of Technology

Award Date: 3 Aug 2018

Master in Science, The effects of glucocorticoids on neutrophil degranulation, McMaster University

Award Date: 19 Nov 2010

Bachelor of Medicine, Honors specialization in medical sciences, University of Western Ontario

Award Date: 14 Jun 2007

Areas of expertise

  • QM Human anatomy
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Resistance Training
  • Strength Training
  • QP Physiology
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Ageing Physiology
  • RZ Other systems of medicine
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Gerontology
  • Nutrition

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing
  • Policy@Manchester
  • Global inequalities
  • Digital Futures
  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute


  • Early Career Researcher
  • Ageing
  • Healthy Ageing
  • Active Ageing
  • Research
  • Physiologist
  • Behaviour Change
  • Resistance Training
  • High Intensity
  • Mixed Methods Research
  • Exercise
  • Nutrition
  • Policy
  • Practice-led Research
  • PPIE


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