Dr Diane Sparkes

Research Associate

School of Environmental and Life Sciences (Biological Sciences)

Career Summary


Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
060199Biochemistry and Cell Biology not elsewhere classified50
110199Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics not elsewhere classified50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
26/02/2015 - 25/02/2016Research AssociateUniversity of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Sparkes DL, Robinson GL, Roberts TK, Dunstan RH, 'General Health and Associated Biochemistry in a Visual-Perceptual Subtype of Dyslexia', Learning Disabilities: New Rsearch, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge 81-98 (2006) [B1]
Co-authorsHugh Dunstan, Tim Roberts
2004Robinson GL, Foreman PJ, Dear KB, Sparkes DL, 'The family incidence of Visual-Perceptual subtype of Dyslexia', Focus on Dyslexia Research, Nova Publishers, New York 27-40 (2004) [B1]
Co-authorsPhil Foreman

Journal article (7 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Dunstan RH, Sparkes DL, Roberts TK, Dascombe BJ, 'Preliminary Evaluations of a Complex Amino Acid Supplement, Fatigue Reviva, to Reduce Fatigue in a Group of Professional Male Athletes and a Group of Males Recruited from the General Public', Food and Nutrition Sciences, 5 231-235 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.4236/fns.2014.52028
Co-authorsHugh Dunstan, Ben Dascombe, Tim Roberts
2013Dunstan RH, Sparkes DL, Roberts TK, Crompton MJ, Gottfries J, Dascombe BJ, 'Development of a complex amino acid supplement, Fatigue Reviva (TM), for oral ingestion: initial evaluations of product concept and impact on symptoms of sub-health in a group of males', NUTRITION JOURNAL, 12 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1475-2891-12-115Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsTim Roberts, Hugh Dunstan, Ben Dascombe
2012Dunstan RH, Sparkes DL, Wratten C, Denham JW, Gottfries J, Roberts TK, MacDonald MM, 'Metabolic, health and lifestyle profiling of breast cancer radiotherapy patients and the risk of developing fatigue', Journal of Cancer Therapy, 3 731-740 (2012) [C1]
Co-authorsHugh Dunstan, Tim Roberts
2011Dunstan RH, Sparkes DL, MacDonald MM, Roberts TK, Wratten C, Kumar M, et al., 'Altered amino acid homeostasis and the development of fatigue by breast cancer radiotherapy patients: A pilot study', Clinical Biochemistry, 44 208-215 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2010.10.002
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsTim Roberts, Surinder Baines, Tony Rothkirch, Hugh Dunstan
2008Evans CA, Dunstan RH, Rothkirch TB, Roberts TK, Reichelt KL, Cosford RE, et al., 'Altered amino acid excretion in children with autism', Nutritional Neuroscience, 11 9-17 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1179/147683008x301360
CitationsScopus - 18Web of Science - 16
Co-authorsTim Roberts, Tony Rothkirch, Hugh Dunstan
2003Sparkes DL, Robinson GL, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, 'Plasma Cholesterol Levels And Irlen Syndrome: Preliminary Study of 10- to 17-yr-old Students', Perceptual And Motor Skills, Vol 97 743-752 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.2466/PMS.97.7.743-752
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsHugh Dunstan, Tim Roberts
2001Robinson GL, Conway RN, Sparkes DL, 'Visual dysfunction in people with dyslexia: Essential fatty acid metabolism, possible immune system system dysfunction and the role of diet', Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment, 2 (1) 8-16 (2001) [C3]
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Conference (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2004Sparkes DL, Robinson GL, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, 'Biochemical anomalies in people with a visual sub-type of dyslexia', CDROM, University of Warwick, United Kingdom (2004) [E1]
Co-authorsHugh Dunstan, Tim Roberts
2004Robinson GL, Sparkes DL, Roberts TK, Dunstan RH, 'Biochemical anomalies in people with Irlen Syndrome', Conference Paper, Brugge, Belgium (2004) [E2]
Co-authorsHugh Dunstan, Tim Roberts
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants4
Total funding$401,269

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20102 grants / $199,269

The Role of Lewis Phenotype and ABH Secretor Status in Relation to Nasal Carriage of Staphylococcal Species in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:A Pilot Study$99,910

Funding body: The Mason Foundation

Funding bodyThe Mason Foundation
Project TeamProfessor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Diane Sparkes, Doctor Margaret MacDonald, Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeMedical and Scientific Research Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0190483
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category1NS
UONY

The evaluation of altered metabolism associated with the development of significant fatigue in prostate cancer patients receiving radiotherapy$99,359

Funding body: The Mason Foundation

Funding bodyThe Mason Foundation
Project TeamProfessor Hugh Dunstan, Conjoint Professor Jim Denham, Doctor Chris Wratten, Doctor Colin Tang, Doctor Anne Capp, Doctor Tim Roberts, Doctor Diane Sparkes, Doctor Margaret MacDonald
SchemeMedical and Scientific Research Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000674
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category1NS
UONY

20091 grants / $82,000

Technical laboratory support for existing CFS research programs$82,000

Funding body: The Mason Foundation

Funding bodyThe Mason Foundation
Project TeamProfessor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts, Doctor Margaret MacDonald, Doctor Diane Sparkes
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0189306
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category1NS
UONY

20071 grants / $120,000

The evaluation of altered metabolism in patients who develop chronic fatigue following cancer radiotherapy (ongoing study)$120,000

Funding body: The Mason Foundation

Funding bodyThe Mason Foundation
Project TeamDoctor Diane Sparkes, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts, Associate Professor Surinder Baines, Doctor Chris Wratten, Conjoint Professor Jim Denham, Doctor Margaret MacDonald
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188042
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category1NS
UONY
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Dr Diane Sparkes

Position

Research Associate
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Biological Sciences

Contact Details

Emaildiane.sparkes@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 5630

Office

RoomLS402
BuildingLife Sciences Building
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