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.

Volunteers wanted for research study

We are seeking women who suffer from regular menstrual migraine to participate in a new research study that will investigate whether a nutritional supplement (resveratrol) can prevent menstrual migraines, as well as improve blood vessel function in the brain.

You may be eligible for this study if you:Image of a women suffering from a migraine

  • Are aged between 18 and 50 years
  • Have regular periods
  • Suffer from migraines that last at least four hours just before or during your period in your last three menstrual cycles

Eligible participants will take two supplement capsules daily for six months and visit our research centre on three occasions to assess blood vessel function in the brain using ultrasound.

Investigators: Dr Rachel Wong, Emeritus Professor Peter Howe, Professor Lyn Griffiths and Miss Jemima Dzator.

For further information, please contact Jemima Dzator on (02) 4921 8616 or email This project has been approved by the University of Newcastle Human Research Ethics Committee. Approval No: H-2019-0416.

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