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Health and Nutrition in Masters Athletes

Masters athletes (MA) are a relatively under-researched group, and while some international data exists, it is often sport-specific, across nationalities, or dated. The physiologica more...

Supervisor(s): Gifford, Janelle (Dr)

Food Security, Nutrition and Agrarian Change in Indonesia

For a middle income country, Indonesia experiences surprisingly high levels of stunting and malnutrition.  The relationship between income levels and food security is evidently more...

Supervisor(s): Neilson, Jeffrey (Dr), Pritchard, Bill (Professor)

The nutritional geometry of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, cardio-metabolic health and lifespan

The global epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) has been linked to increased consumption of ‘western diets’ containing an abundance of processed foods rich in s more...

Supervisor(s): Simpson, Stephen (Professor), Wali, Jibran (Dr)

Effect of maternal high glycemic index diets on offspring metabolic phenotype

We are uncovering fascinating effects of different sugars (glucose, fructose, sucrose and isomaltulose) on development of embryos and offspring.  High glucose fed mice are sign more...

Supervisor(s): Bell-Anderson, Kim (Dr)

Amino Acid Utilisation in Reduced Protein Diets

Chicken-meat is the dominant animal protein source in human diets in Australia.  This research will increase our future capacity to produce affordable, healthy chicken-meat wit more...

Supervisor(s): Liu, Sonia (Dr)

The impact of climate on sorghum utilisation in poultry diet

With a variable climate, drought has been a constant and inevitable feature of the Australia landscape. The current drought began in NSW in mid - 2017 and it is equivalent to a majo more...

Supervisor(s): Liu, Sonia (Dr), Selle, Peter (Dr)

Analysis of Human Responses to Intermittent Fasting

Analysis of human samples generated from intervention-based clinical trials of intermittent fasting. Our aim is to understand the molecular mechanisms mediating the beneficial pheno more...

Supervisor(s): Larance, Mark (Dr)

Multi-omic responses to dietary change: insights from poultry

Diet is a crucial mechanism by which organisms interact with their environment. The body responds to the food it receives to control nutrient uptake and moderate physiological pathw more...

Supervisor(s): Grueber, Catherine (Dr), Liu, Sonia (Dr), Whittington, Camilla (Dr)

Postgraduate Research Stipend to develop cannabinoids as potential therapeutics to treat myasthenia gravis

This Scholarship will provide a stipend towards the living expenses of a PhD student to learn to use intracellular electrophysiological recordings to develop cannabinoid compounds a more...

Supervisor(s): Phillips, William (Bill) (Associate Professor)

Examining the role of ABC transporter proteins in the development of Alzheimer’s disease

Cholesterol and other lipids have been shown to be related to the development of chronic disease including Alzheimer's disease. This project will study aspects of the cellular proce more...

Supervisor(s): Gelissen, Ingrid (Dr)