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Dr Catherine Itsiopoulos
Dr Catherine Itsiopoulos

Catherine Itsiopoulos is a recognised leader in Dietetics and researcher in Mediterranean diet studies in Australia and internationally. She is an accredited practising dietitian, a senior academic on the Australian Dietetics Council, and is the founding head of the department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at La Trobe University. Her current role is Head of Department of Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Sport where she heads five disciplines: dietetics and human nutrition, physiotherapy, podiatry, exercise science, and prosthetics and orthotics. Previous positions include Associate Dean International Faculty of Health Sciences at La Trobe University (2013-2014), Head of School of nutrition and dietetics, University of Canberra (2009-2010), manager Accreditation and recognition Services, Dietitians Association of Australia (2004-2010), Fellow of the CRE in Diabetes, University of Melbourne (2007-2010), Senior Lecturer Health Services Management, RMIT University (2000-2003), Lecturer Dietetics and MPH Coordinator, Deakin University (1994-2000), Dietetics Clinician/ Research Dietitian and A/Department Manager, Alfred Hospital/ Austin/ Royal Adelaide (1987-1993). Her qualifications include Bachelor of Science (UoM, 1984, BSc (Hons) (Deakin; 1985), Graduate Diploma in Dietetics (Deakin; 1986), Master of Public Health (Monash, 1994), PhD (UoM, 2007). Catherine has an established research leadership role at La Trobe University. As leader of the Food for Life research program, member of the steering committee for the Understanding Disease Research Focus Area, member of the Food North Research Collaborative and chair of the Northern Centre for Health Education & Research working group, she has been well positioned to build strategic research partnerships with health services and food industry.

Catherine's specific research area of interest is Mediterranean diet studies focused both on migration impact on diet and lifestyle and chronic disease risk and dietary clinical trials using the traditional (archetypal) Cretan Mediterranean diet (and elements of) as intervention models in the prevention and management of metabolic syndrome, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and depression and mood disorders. Her interests span whole of diet interventions, modulating individual components of diet such as n3/n6 ratio and pharmacological doses of long-chain n-3 FAs through diet, and culinary herb and spice placebo controlled capsule trials. Her clinical laboratory interests include measurement of dietary intake, plasma biomarkers of diet (carotenoids, polyphenols, fatty acids), body composition and body fat distribution, and inflammatory markers of CVD risk.

Catherine has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications with 444 citations including 12 papers in the last five years with at least 10 citations. Catherine has also authored an RACGP HANDII Guideline on Mediterranean Diet in CHD management (May 2014), three book chapters and co-edited a nutrition textbook. She is the author of The Mediterranean Diet and The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook.

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