After graduation in Medicine at the Medical University Lübeck, Germany in 2003, she registered as a Specialist in Internal Medicine & Geriatrics at the Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands, in 2009. Concurrently she worked on Translational Research on Aging, defending her thesis on geropsychiatric-medical units in 2003, and cellular senescence in 2008.
At the age of 33, Andrea was appointed as the Professor of Medicine at the VU University, Amsterdam, Netherlands, becoming the youngest ever to do so in the Netherlands. Later in 2016, she was assigned a Professor of Medicine and Aged Care role at the University of Melbourne, Australia. As a clinician-scientist and the Divisional Director of Medicine and Community Care at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, she was responsible for the daily management of non-surgical hospital care and community services, and the implementation of novel and cost-effective healthcare models.
In 2021, Prof. Maier continued her career at the National University of Singapore as an Oon Chiew Seng Professor in Medicine and Functional Aging, and a Co-Director of the Centre for Healthy Longevity, to increase the visibility, quality, and quantity of Aging Research and its translation into clinical practice.
Andrea Maier is an invited member of numerous international research and health policy committees including the World Health Organization. Throughout the last 10 years, she has conducted multiple national and international observational cohort studies as well as clinical trials and published more than 330 peer-reviewed articles (H index 54) in international journals.