Dr Paul Roach
|Work Phone||(02) 4348 4129|
|Fax||(02) 4348 4145|
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
The University of Newcastle, Australia
|Office||SOE1.23, Science Offices|
- PhD (Biochemistry), University of Montreal - Canada, 1987
- Bachelor of Science (Honours), Dalhousie University - Canada
- Master of Science, Dalhousie University - Canada
- Blood pressure
- Cardiovascular Risk Factors
- Fatty Acids
- Green Tea
- Natural Products
My research expertise lies in risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease, especially cholesterol and its metabolism, homocysteine and its metabolism as well as blood pressure and the impact of nutrition and nutritional factors on these risk factors. My research expertise also covers natural products such as green tea and its constituents and their impact mainly on cholesterol metabolism and there possible use in functional foods for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. I am currently involved in supervising 5 PhD and 1 M Sc research students. In the past I have also successfully supervised a dozen honours students and three PhD students.
Fields of Research
|Food Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified(090899)||50|
|Genetics Not Elsewhere Classified(060499)||25|
|Nutrition And Dietetics Not Elsewhere Classified(111199)||25|
Centres and Groups
Committee/Associations (relevant to research).
- Australian Atherosclerosis Society
- Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology
- Deputy Chairman of Newcastle Group - Nutrition Society of Australia
Since 2001 I have been convenor for the Bachelor of Human Nutrition and since 2006 co-convenor for the Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition.
- Health and Disease
- Introduction to Foods and Nutrients
- Macronutrient Metabolism
My teaching expertise lies in the field of nutrition. I teach a 1st-year course in Introductory Nutrition, a 2nd-year course in Macronutrients, the energy-producing nutrients and a 3rd-year course on Nutrition in Health and Disease.