Forte Roberta

Ruolo Accademico: 

Ricercatore Universitario

Area Scientifica: 

Discipline Motorie e Sportive

(SSD) Settore Scientifico Disciplinare: 


Dipartimento di Scienze Motorie Umane e della Salute - Sezione: 

Movimento Umano e dello Sport


Università di Roma "Foro Italico" Piazza L. de Bosis 6, 00135,


per appuntamento


Researcher at University of Rome “Foro Italico” since 2002 with teaching and research interests in the field of exercise and aging. She holds a BA in Physical Education from former ISEF of Rome (now IUSM), a Master in Medical Science from Queen’s University of Belfast (UK) and a PhD in Health and Performance Science from University College Dublin (Ireland). Her research to date has mainly addressed the effects of exercise for elderly subjects, specifically concerning the physiological effects of fitness classes. She is currently working on the assessment of the physical and cognitive factors determining functional ability and their promotion through physical exercise in healthy older subjects.

Curriculum Scientifico: 

Forte R., Boreham C.A.G., Costa Leite J., De Vito G., Gibney E.R., Brennan L., and Pesce
C. (2013). Enhancing cognitive functioning in the elderly: multicomponent vs. resistance training. Clinical Intervention in Aging. 8:19-27.

Forte R., Boreham C.A.G., Costaleite J., Ditroilo M., Rodrigues-Krause J., Brennan L., Gibney E.R., De Vito G. Functional and muscular gains in older adults: multicomponent vs. resistance exercise (2013). Journal of Aging Research and Clinical Practice. 2(2), 242- 8.

Forte R., Pesce C., Costa Leite J., De Vito G., Gibney E.R., Tomporowski P.D. and Boreham C.A.G. (2013). Executive Function moderates the Role of Muscular Fitness in determining Functional Mobility in Older Adults. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research. 25(3):291-8;
Ditroilo M., Forte R., Mckeown D., Boreham CAG and De Vito G. (2011) Intra- and inter-session reliability of vertical jump performance in healthy middle-aged and older men and women. Journal of Sports Sciences. 29(15):1675-82.

Ditroilo M, Forte R, Benelli P, Gambarara D, De Vito G. (2010). Effects of age and limb dominance on upper and lower limb muscle function in healthy males and females aged 40-80 years. Journal of Sports Sciences. Apr;28(6):667-77.