Professor Peter Howe
|Division/Portfolio:||Division of Health Sciences|
|School/Unit:||School of Health Sciences|
|Campus:||City East Campus|
|Telephone:||+61 8 830 21200|
|Fax:||+61 8 830 22178|
|URL for Business Card:||http://people.unisa.edu.au/Peter.Howe|
• Research Professor in Nutritional Physiology
• Human Research Ethics Advisor in Health Sciences
• Adjunct Professor in Physiology, University of Adelaide
• Formerly Senior Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Division of Human Nutrition; Professor in Biomedical Science and Director of Smart Foods Centre, University of Wollongong; Professorial Research Fellow in Physiology, University of Adelaide.
• An authority on cardiovascular and metabolic health benefits of bioactive nutrients.
• Research goal is the scientific substantiation and promotion of health benefits of functional foods and nutrients through collaborative partnerships with industry.
• 190 publications; 4000 citations; H-Index = 31
• Founded the following research collaborations: Nutritional Physiology Research Centre, University of South Australia, Smart Foods Centre, University of Wollongong (ARC Key Centre of Teaching and Research), ATN Centre for Metabolic Fitness
• Has built strategic alliances with both primary producers and food manufacturers to develop healthier foods. Convenes the Annual Industry Forum for Nutrition Research.
• Continues to attract substantial support from competitive grants and the private sector to foster local, interstate and international research collaboration.
• Fellow of the Nutrition Society of Australia
• Editor-in-Chief of 'Nutrients'
Nutrition Society of Australia (Fellow)
High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia
International Society of Hypertension
International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids & Lipids
American Oil Chemists’ Society ( Australasian Chapter committee member)
Nutrition Australia (honorary member)
BSc (University of Sydney) 1968
MSc (University of Oxford) 1972
PhD (Monash University) 1976
RNutr (Nutrition Society of Australia) 2007
Fellow, Nutrition Society of Australia 2007
- I have a long-standing track record of preclinical and clinical research in cardiovascular/autonomic physiology and in nutrition addressing the pathogenesis, prevention and management of cardiovascular and metabolic disorders.
- My current research focuses on the role of diet and lifestyle in health optimisation: the impact of nutritional and exercise interventions on biomarkers of cardiovascular, metabolic and mental health; the elucidation of underlying mechanisms of action; the development of an integrated approach to risk factor management (including nutrients as adjunct therapy). My research also encompasses food sources, bioavailability and intake recommendations for nutrients, esp. omega-3 fatty acids.
RECENTLY PUBLISHED PAPERS (2008-2011)
Milte C, Sinn N, Street SJ, Buckley JD, Coates AM, Howe PRC. Erythrocyte polyunsaturated fatty acid status, memory, cognition and mood in older adults with mild cognitive impairment and healthy controls. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes & Essential Fatty Acids (accepted 20 Feb 2011)
Milte C, Sinn N, Buckley JD, Coates AM, Young RM, Howe PRC. Polyunsaturated fatty acids, cognition and literacy in children with ADHD with and without learning difficulties. J Child Health Care (accepted 22 Feb 2011)
Davison K, Bircher S, Hill A, Coates A, Howe P, Buckley J. Relationships between obesity, cardiorespiratory fitness and cardiovascular function. J Obes (accepted 29 Dec 2010)
Berry NM, Robinson M, Bryan J, Buckley JD, Murphy K, Howe PRC. Acute effects of an Avena sativa extract on responses to the Stroop colour word test. J Altern Complement Med. (accepted 06.10.10). [IF: 1.685, ranked 5/17 ( integrative & complementary medicine), ERA: A*]
Wong RHX, Howe PRC, Buckley JD, Coates AM, Kunz I, Berry NM. Acute resveratrol supplementation improves flow-mediated dilatation in overweight/obese individuals with mildly elevated blood pressure. Nutr Metab Cardiovas Dis. (accepted 08.03.10) [IF: 3.517, ranked 10/59 (nutrition and dietetics), ERA: A].
Buckley JD & Howe PRC. Long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids may be beneficial for reducing obesity. Nutrients 2010;2:1212-1230.
Berry NM, Davision K, Coates AM, Buckley JD, Howe PRC. Impact of cocoa flavanol consumption on blood pressure responsiveness to exercise. Br J Nutr. 2010; 103: 1480-1484. [IF: 3.446, ranked 11/66 (nutrition and dietetics), ERA: A]
Buckley JD, Thomson RL, Coates AM, Howe PRC, DeNichilo M, Rowney MK. Supplementation with a whey protein hydrolysate enhances recovery of muscle force-generating capacity following eccentric exercise. J Sci Med Sport. 2010; 13: 178-181. [IF: 1.57, ranked 30/73 (sports science), ERA: A]
Davison K, Berry NM, Misan G, Coates AM, Buckley JD, Howe PRC. Dose-related effects of flavanol-rich cocoa on blood pressure. J Hum Hypertens 2010; 24, 568-576 [IF: 2.637 ranked 25/56 (peripheral vascular disease) ERA: B]
Head GA, Mihailidou AS, Duggan KA, Beilin LJ, Berry NM, Brown MA, Bune AJ, Cowley D, Chalmers JP, Howe PRC, Hodgson J, Ludbrook J, Mangoni AA, McGrath BP, Nelson MR, Sharman JE, Stowasser M. Relationship between ambulatory and clinic blood pressure: Defining diagnostic and treatment targets. Br Med J. 2010;340:c1104. [IF 13.66, ranked 5/133 (medicine, general and internal), ERA: A*].
Sinn N, Milte C, Howe P. Oiling the brain: A review of randomised controlled trials with omega-3 fatty acids and psychopathology across the lifespan. Nutrients: Special Omega-3 Update issue 2010;128-170
Tsiros MD, Coates AM, Howe PRC, Grimshaw PN, Buckley JD. Obesity the new childhood disability? Obes Rev. Jan 12, 2010 [IF: 5.086, ranked 18/105 (endocrinology and metabolism), ERA: A*].
Sjoberg N, Milte CM, Coates AM, Buckley J, Howe PRC, Saint DA. Dose-dependent increases in heart rate variability and arterial compliance in overweight and obese adults with DHA-rich fish oil supplementation. Br J Nutr 2010; 103: 243-248 [IF=3.446, ranked 11/66 nutrition and dietetics, ERA: A]
Pettman TL, Buckley JD, Misan GMH, Coates AM, Howe PRC. Health benefits of a four month group-based diet and lifestyle modification program for individuals with metabolic syndrome. Obes Res Clin Practice. 2009;3:221-235 (IF: 0.375, Rank: 60/66 nutrition and dietetics, Tier A).
Milte C, Sinn N, Howe P. Polyunsaturated fatty acid status in ADHD, depression and dementia: Toward an omega-3 index for mental health? Nutr Rev. 2009 Oct;67(10):573-90. [IF=3.443, ranked 12/66 (nutrition and dietetics) ERA: A].
Coates A, Sioutis S, Buckley J, Howe PR. Regular consumption of n-3 fatty acid enriched pork modifies cardiovascular risk factors. Br J Nutr. 2009;101:592-597. [IF=3.446, ranked 11/66 in nutrition and dietetics, ERA: A].
Bendyk A, Marino V, Zilm PS, Howe P, Bartold PM. Effect of dietary omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on experimental periodontitis in the mouse. J Periodont Res. 2009;44:212-216. [IF 1.966, ranked 18/64 (dentistry, oral surgery and medicine) ERA: A*].
Thorp A, Sinn N, Buckley JD, Coates AM, Howe PRC. Soy isoflavone supplementation enhances spatial working memory in men. Br J Nutr 2009;102:1348-54 [IF=3.446, ranked 11/66 (nutrition and dietetics), ERA: A].
Buckley JD & PRC Howe. Anti-obesity effects of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. Obes Rev. 2009;10:648-59 [IF 5.086, ranked 18/105 (endocrinology and metabolism), ERA A*].
Pettman TL, Buckley JD, Coates AM, Misan GMH, Petkov J, Howe PRC. Prevalence and interrelationships between cardio-metabolic risk factors in abdominally-obese individuals. Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders 2009;7:31-36
Tsiros MD, Olds TS, Buckley JD, Grimshaw PN, Walkley J, Hills AP, Brennan L, Howe PRC, Coates AM. Health-related quality of life in obese children and adolescents. Int J Obes. 2009;33:387-400. [IF 4.343, ranked 4/66 (nutrition and dietetics), ERA: A].
Pettman TL, Misan GMH, Owen K, Warren K, Coates AM Buckley JD, Howe PRC. Self-management for obesity and cardiometabolic fitness: Description and evaluation of the lifestyle modification program of a randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008;5:53. [IF 2.627, ranked 21/66 (nutrition and dietetics), ERA: B].
Mukaro VR, Costabile M, Murphy K, Howe PR, Hii, C, Ferrante A. Leukocyte numbers and function in subjects eating n-3 enriched foods: selective depression of natural killer cell levels1-3. Arthritis Research & Therapy. 2008;10(3):R57.. [IF 4.271, ranked 6/26 (rheumatology), ERA: A].
Thorp A, Howe PR, Mori T, Coates A, Buckley J, Hodgson J, Mansour J, Meyer B. Soy food consumption does not lower LDL-cholesterol in either equol or non-equol producers. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 88:298-304, 2008. [IF 6.307, ranked 3/66 (nutrition and dietetics), ERA: A*]
Sioutis S, Coates A, Buckley J, Murphy TW, Channon HA, Howe PRC. Omega-3 enrichment of pork with tuna fishmeal: effects on production and consumer acceptability. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology. 2008 110, 701-706. [IF 1.831, ranked 36/66 (nutrition and dietetics), ERA: C
Davison K, Coates AM, Buckley JD, Howe PRC. Cocoa flavanols and exercise improve cardio-metabolic risk factors in overweight and obese subjects. International Journal of Obesity 32:1289-96, 2008 [IF 4.343, ranked 4/66 (nutrition and dietetics), ERA: A
Ninio DM, Hill AM, Howe PRC, Buckley JD, Saint DA. DHA-rich fish oil improves heart rate variability and heart rate responses to exercise in obese adults. Br J Nutr 100: 1097-103, 2008. [IF 3.446, ranked 11/66 (nutrition and dietetics), ERA:A].
Buckley JD, Burgess S, Murphy KM, Howe PRC. DHA-rich fish oil lowers heart rate during submaximal exercise in elite Australian Rules footballers. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 2008 Jun 12. [Epub ahead of print] [IF 1.57, ranked 30/73 (sports science), ERA: A].
Sinn N, Howe P. Mental health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids may be mediated by improvements in cerebral vascular function. Bioscience Hypotheses, 1: 103-108, 2008
Eslick GD, Howe PRC, Smith C, Priest R, Bensoussan A. Benefits of Fish Oil Supplementation in Hyperlipidemia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Int J Cardiol 2008 Sep 5. [Epub ahead of print] [IF 3.469, ranked 24/95 (cardiac and cardiovascular systems), ERA: B].
Tsiros M, Sinn N, Coates A, Howe PRC, J Buckley. Treatment of Adolescent overweight and obesity. Eur J Pediatrics 167 (1): 9-16, 2008. [IF 1.634, ranked 38/94 (pediatrics), ERA: B]
Milte CM, Coates AM, Buckley JD, Hill AM, Howe PRC. Dose dependent effects of DHA-rich tuna oil on erythrocyte DHA and blood lipid levels. Br J Nutr 99:5 1083-1088, 2008 [IF 3.446, ranked 11/66 (nutrition and dietetics), ERA: A].
Peoples GE, McLennan PL, Howe PR, Groeller H. Fish oil reduces heart rate and oxygen consumption during exercise. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2008;52:540-7. [IF 2.826, ranked 31/95 (cardiac and cardiovascular systems) ERA: B].
Murphy KJ, Saint DA, Howe PRC. Lack of effect of sugar cane and sunflower seed policosanols on plasma cholesterol in rabbits. Journal of the American College of Nutrition 2008;27:476-484 [IF 2.362, ranked 26/66 (nutrition and dietetics), ERA: B
Tsiros M, Sinn N, Brennan L, Coates A, Walkley J, Petkov J, Howe PR, Buckley J. Cognitive behavioural therapy improves diet and body composition in overweight and obese adolescents. Am J Clin Nutr 2008;87:5 1134-1140, [IF 6.307, ranked 3/66 (nutrition and dietetics), ERA: A*].
I am able to provide media comment in the following areas of expertise:
- Health benefits of nutrients, esp. omega-3 fatty acids
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