Dr Diane Sparkes

Research Associate

School of Environmental and Life Sciences (Biological Sciences)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise
Ecological Applications

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
060199 Biochemistry and Cell Biology not elsewhere classified 50
110199 Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Research Associate University 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For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2006 Sparkes 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-authors Hugh Dunstan, Tim Roberts
2004 Robinson 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-authors Phil Foreman

Journal article (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Dunstan 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]
DOI 10.4236/fns.2014.52028
Co-authors Hugh Dunstan, Ben Dascombe, Tim Roberts
2013 Dunstan 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]
DOI 10.1186/1475-2891-12-115
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Tim Roberts, Hugh Dunstan, Ben Dascombe
2012 Dunstan 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-authors Hugh Dunstan, Tim Roberts
2011 Dunstan 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2010.10.002
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Tim Roberts, Tony Rothkirch, Hugh Dunstan, Surinder Baines
2008 Evans 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]
DOI 10.1179/147683008x301360
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Tim Roberts, Hugh Dunstan, Tony Rothkirch
2003 Sparkes 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]
DOI 10.2466/PMS.97.7.743-752
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Hugh Dunstan, Tim Roberts
2001 Robinson 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2004 Sparkes 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-authors Hugh Dunstan, Tim Roberts
2004 Robinson GL, Sparkes DL, Roberts TK, Dunstan RH, 'Biochemical anomalies in people with Irlen Syndrome', Conference Paper, Brugge, Belgium (2004) [E2]
Co-authors Hugh Dunstan, Tim Roberts
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 5
Total funding $491,269

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20151 grants / $90,000

Can amino acid supplementation reduce fatigue in CFS patients? A randomized double-blind placebo-based trial.$90,000

Funding body: The Mason Foundation

Funding body The Mason Foundation
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Benjamin Dascombe, Doctor Tim Roberts, Doctor Margaret MacDonald, Doctor Diane Sparkes
Scheme Medical and Scientific Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1400814
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

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 body The Mason Foundation
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Diane Sparkes, Doctor Margaret MacDonald, Doctor Tim Roberts
Scheme Medical and Scientific Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190483
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

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 body The Mason Foundation
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Conjoint Professor Jim Denham, Doctor Chris Wratten, Doctor Colin Tang, Doctor Anne Capp, Doctor Tim Roberts, Doctor Diane Sparkes, Doctor Margaret MacDonald
Scheme Medical and Scientific Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000674
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

20091 grants / $82,000

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

Funding body: The Mason Foundation

Funding body The Mason Foundation
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts, Doctor Margaret MacDonald, Doctor Diane Sparkes
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189306
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

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 body The Mason Foundation
Project Team Doctor Diane Sparkes, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts, Associate Professor Surinder Baines, Doctor Chris Wratten, Conjoint Professor Jim Denham, Doctor Margaret MacDonald
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188042
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y
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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

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

Office

Room LS402
Building Life Sciences Building
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