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Clinical Professor Aris Siafarikas

Aris Siafarikas is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the Exercise Medicine Research Institute and School of Medical and Health Sciences.


Clinical Professor Aris Siafarikas is a Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH) / Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) and holds adjunct positions with the University of Western Australia (UWA), University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA) and Edith Cowan University (ECU). He is also honorary research fellow of Telethon Kids Institute. Dr Siafarikas is a collaborative clinician researcher, operating within the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes (PMH/PCH), who specialises in bone and mineral metabolism. Dr Siafarikas is also a co-founding member of the Western Australian Bone Research Collaboration (WABRC): a cross-institutional and multidisciplinary team of researchers and clinicians investigating bone health and disease. Dr Siafarikas has received >$2 million in successful grant funding; published 2 books, 2 book chapters, 39 peer reviewed articles in clinical paediatric and medical journals; and has presented clinical work at 45 conferences and workshops.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Paediatric Medicine
  • Bone and Mineral Metabolism
  • Exercise and Bone Health

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Chivers, P., Rantalainen, T., McIntyre, F., Hands, B., Weeks, B., Beck, B., Hart, N., Siafarikas, A., (2019), Suboptimal bone status for adolescents with Low Motor Competence and Developmental Coordination Disorder - it's sex specific. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 84(January 2019), 57-65.
  • Jenkins, M., Nimphius, S., Hart, N., Chivers, P., Rantalainen, T., Rueter, K., Borland, M., McIntyre, F., Stannage, K., Siafarikas, A., (2018), Appendicular fracture epidemiology of children and adolescents: A 10-year case review in Western Australia (2005 to 2015). Archives of Osteoporosis, 13(1), article no.63, DOI: 10.1007/s11657-018-0478-9.
  • Wadia, U., Soon, W., Chivers, P., Thambiran, A., Burgner, D., Cherian, S., Siafarikas, A., (2018), Randomised Controlled Trial Comparing Daily Versus Depot Vitamin D3 Therapy in 0-16-Year-Old Newly Settled Refugees in Western Australia Over a Period of 40 Weeks. Nutrients, 10(3), Article number 348, MDPI AG, DOI: 10.3390/nu10030348.
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