The Clinical Nutrition Research Centre offers Australia's foremost expertise in the design and conduct of human intervention trials to evaluate cardiovascular, metabolic, anti-inflammatory and mental health benefits of functional nutrients, nutraceuticals

CLINICAL NUTRITION
RESEARCH CENTRE
Clinical Nutrition Research Centre

People

CNRC Steering Committee

Director

Professor Peter Howe profile image

Professor Peter Howe

A recognised authority on cardiovascular and metabolic health benefits of bioactive nutrients, in particular omega-3 fatty acids, Peter has built strategic alliances with the food industry to develop functional foods and has contributed to regulatory policy. He established the Smart Foods Centre at Wollongong in 1999 and, on returning to Adelaide in 2002, the Nutritional Physiology Research Centre and ATN Centre for Metabolic Fitness, aimed at optimising physical and mental health through diet and lifestyle. He is a Fellow of the Nutrition Society of Australia and Editor-in-Chief of Nutrients.

School of Biomedical Sciences & Pharmacy
University of Newcastle

School of Health Sciences
University of South Australia

Research Profile
Email Peter.Howe@newcastle.edu.au

Co Director

Professor Manohar Garg profile image

Professor Manohar Garg

Manohar is a recognised world authority on fatty acid nutrition, anti-inflammatory, anti-aggregatory and anti-oxidant benefits of bioactive nutrients, in particular resveratrol, carotenoids, phytosterols, omega-3 fatty acids, he has fostered strategic alliances with the food industry to develop functional foods. He is currently the Immediate Past President of the Nutrition Society of Australia and served as President and President Elect of NSA between 2007-2011. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture and Progress in Lipid Research.

School of Biomedical Sciences & Pharmacy
University of Newcastle

Director
Nutraceuticals Research Group
University of Newcastle

Research Profile
Email Manohar.Garg@newcastle.edu.au

Affiliate Directors

Associate Professor Jon Buckley

Associate Professor Jon Buckley

Jon is Director of the Nutritional Physiology Research Centre at the University of South Australia. Associate Professor Buckley is an authority on the health effects of diet and physical activity and his research addresses the effects of nutrition and exercise on cardiovascular, metabolic, mental and physical function in populations ranging from patients with chronic disease to elite athletes. His research findings have contributed to the development of patents for a number of new nutritional products, influenced nutrition policy in Australia and overseas and contributed to changes in the way athletes are trained.

Director
Nutritional Physiology Research Centre
University of South Australia

Research Profile
Email Jon.Buckley@unisa.edu.au

Professor Andrew Scholey

Professor Andrew Scholey

Andrew is director of the Centre for Human Psychopharmacology at Swinburne University, Melbourne. He is a leading international researcher into the neurocognitive effects of natural products, supplements and food components, having published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and numerous book chapters. He is Professor of Brain and Behavioural Sciences and co-director of the NICM Collaborative Centre for the Study of Natural Medicines and Neurocognition. In 1998, he established the Human Cognitive Neuroscience Unit at Northumbria University, UK and was the Unit's director until joining the then Brain Sciences Institute at Swinburne University in 2007.

Director
Centre for Human Psychopharmacology
Swinburne University of Technology

Research Profile
Email ascholey@swin.edu.au

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Professor Ron Plotnikoff

Ron is the Chair in Physical Activity and Population Health Education at the University of Newcastle. He is also Director of the Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity & Nutrition. Professor Plotnikoff's research focuses on individual/behavioural and environmental-level theory and intervention development/testing for the prevention and management of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, as well as the promotion of healthy body weight and general health of the population through physical activity. This research is conducted across various target populations (i.e., children, youth, adults, women, indigenous) and settings (i.e., clinics, schools, workplaces, communities, and the broader population).

Director
Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition
University of Newcastle

Research Profile
Email Ron.Plotnikoff@newcastle.edu.au

CNRC Key Personnel

School of Biomedical Sciences & Pharmacy - University of Newcastle

Doctor Lisa Wood profile image

Dr Lisa Wood

Email Lisa.Wood@newcastle.edu.au

Professor Robin Callister

Professor Robin Callister

Email Robin.Callister@newcastle.edu.au

Nutritional Physiology Research Centre - University of South Australia

Dr Alison Coates

Dr Alison Coates

Email alison.coates@unisa.edu.au

Dr Karen Murphy

Dr Karen Murphy

Email Karen.Murphy@unisa.edu.au

Centre for Human Psychopharmacology - Swinburne University of Technology

Professor Con Stough

Professor Con Stough

Email cstough@swin.edu.au

Dr Andrew Pipingas

Dr Andrew Pipingas

Email apipingas@swin.edu.au