Clinical Nutrition Research Centre

About us

The Clinical Nutrition Research Centre (CNRC) is a unique multi-institutional collaboration in preventive health research. It seeks to capitalise on the collective strengths, commonality of purpose and outstanding track records of research concentrations at University of Newcastle, University of South Australia, University of Southern Queensland and Swinburne University of Technology.

Clinical Nutrition Research Centre

Its primary goal is to generate evidence underpinning healthy diet and lifestyle choices which can optimise physical and mental fitness and counteract chronic non-communicable diseases.

The CNRC has brought together scientists from four Australian Universities with outstanding individual track records of multidisciplinary research for the purpose of:

  • consolidating existing research strengths
  • building partnerships with stakeholders
  • delivering translational research outcomes
  • setting a benchmark for research excellence

It comprises leading Australian expertise in the design and conduct of human intervention trials to evaluate cardiovascular, metabolic, anti-inflammatory and mental health benefits of specific diet modifications (functional foods and supplements) and physical activity programs.

Upcoming events:

Special information evening at HMRI

Want to give your health a boost this year?

Ever wondered whether fish oil or curcumin supplements are worth taking?

Why not find out by joining a clinical trial aimed at improving cognitive performance and overall well-being?

Hear all about it at an information session on the 19th February from 5.30 – 6.30pm in the Caves Lecture Theatre of the Hunter Medical Research Centre (HMRI), New Lambton Heights. The Clinical Nutrition Research Centre team will outline what the study involves and answer your questions about benefits of fish oil and curcumin supplements for brain health. Participants should be 50 - 80 years old, overweight (BMI between 25-35kg/m^2) and do relatively little exercise. You can try the supplements and check whether you qualify after the session, which will be followed by light refreshments.

If you wish to attend, please get your free ticket here.

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