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PROJECT SUMMARY Certain beneficial foods taste bitter (e.g. cruciferous vegetables, grapefruit), however, throughout evolutionary history,...

Poor nutrition is an established contributor to delayed wound healing, with adequate energy intake, macronutrients, and some micronutrients, such as...
Supervisor: Dr Peta Tehan

Up to 65% of patients with disorders of gut-brain interaction (e.g. irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)) associate foods with symptoms, and self-restrict...

COVID19 has changed people’s perceptions and engagement with online platforms as individuals now access more health information online. Current...
Supervisor: Dr Tracy McCaffrey

The functionality of cereal-based foods can be increased by enriching with natural bioactive compounds from fruits and vegetables to complete the...
Supervisor: Dr Elizabeth Barber

Ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (i.e., ileo-anal pouch or “pouch surgery”) is a surgical treatment for patients with ulcerative colitis. Many patients...

Functional dyspepsia has a global prevalence of 7% and is characterised by upper gastrointestinal symptoms including postprandial fullness, early...

Eating at night is associated with poor glucose control and insulin resistance and populations who continuously eat at night (such as shift workers)...