IHMRI affiliation

Theme:Chronic conditions and lifestyle

Research focus

  • Lipid and fatty acid metabolism
  • Mental health (aggressive behaviour)

Research projects

Publications and funding


  • Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA)
  • International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids
  • American Heart Association
  • International Atherosclerosis Society
  • Australian Atherosclerosis Society

Other roles

  • Chair & founding co-member of Oceanic Nutrition Leadership Platform (ONLP, www.onlp.org). 2015 onwards
  • Editorial Boards
    • Clinical Science, since 2009
    • Nutrients, since 2010
    • British Journal of Nutrition, since 2018

IHMRI research team

PhD candidates

Ayedh Alqarni High-throughput lipidomics technique development and aoolication in mental health
Lauren Roach Gut, skin & metabolic health study of seaweed dietary fibres - BioBelly studies
Nalini Desphande Lipid metabolism in women with gestational diabetes and infant body composition: Placental lipidome and lipoprotein analyses

Honours students

Nicola Zamai DHA distribution during early and late oreanancv