Professor Robert Gibson
Prof Gibson is a
biochemist/nutritionist who has published over
200 peer reviewed papers in a variety of paediatric, nutrition and
biochemical journals. His work has been cited a total of 3,818 times in scholarly journals (over 180 citations per year
since 2000). Average citation per item is 27 with an h-index of 34. Several papers enjoy high citation rates with 8
having over 100 citations each and 24 having over 50 citations each. Prof
Gibson has been invited to write editorials for the Lancet, Paediatrics and the
Medical Journal of Australia and his work published in the Am J Clin Nutr, the
leading journal of his discipline, has been subject to invited editorials from
other research leaders.
Prof Gibson has been actively involved in fatty acid research in cells,
animals and humans for 25 years and has published over 80 papers in this area.
He has designed and conducted many randomised clinical trials
involving nutrition interventions in the perinatal period. The trials were designed to test the effects
of interventions with iron, selenium, probiotics, nucleotides and long chain
polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) on infant biochemistry, growth, physiology
and developmental outcome. Two RCTs are currently in progress – DINO: a
National DHA-dose response study on mental development in 650 preterm infants
and DOMInO: a National DHA in pregnancy study on postnatal depression and child
development in approximately 2200 women/infants.
Awards & Achievements
- 2003 Nutrition
Society of Australia,
Research Medal. Awarded for research excellence in the area of Nutrition.
- 2004 Fellow,
Nutrition Society of Australia.
The most prestigious award of the Society.
- 2006 Elected to
the Board of Directors, International Society of the Study of Fatty Acids and
Current NHMRC grants:
- ID 627174. RA Gibson; PJ Anderson; L Smithers. Project Grant: Does
maternal supplementation with n-3 long-chain PUFA in pregnancy influence
cognitive development in childhood? 2010-2012: $534,125.
- ID 570109. M Makrides, B Muhlhausler, RA Gibson, R
McDermott, L Tapsell. Project Grant: Effect of prenatal n-3 long-chain
polyunsaturated fatty acids on body mass in early childhood. 2009 $350,350;
2010 $258,350; 2011 $258,350; 2012 $258,350; 2013 $258,350.
- ID 519324. R Gibson, Senior Research Fellowship: 2008-12 SRF level B (2008
$119,000; 2009 $119,000; 2010 $119,000; 2011 $119,000; 2012 $119,000).
- ID 508003.M Makrides, RA Gibson, L Doyle, P Anderson, P Ryan, CT
Collins. Project grant: Long-term follow-up of children born preterm who
received high dose DHA: the DINO trial follow-up. 2008 $175,400; 2009 $65,400; 2010 $205,800;
2011 $205,800; 2012 $218,500.
- ID 399389. M Makrides, RA Gibson, MS Gold, J Hawkes, S Prescott, H Zola. Project grant: n-3 LCPUFA supplementation in pregnancy to
reduce allergies in early childhood.
2006 $101,600; 2007 $96,600; 2008 $221,600; 2009 $171,600; $2010
Other current grants:
- ID:LP100100668 RA Gibson, BK O’Neill ARC LINKAGE Novel technologies for
biodiesel production from meat processing waste streams 2010-2012;$222,000
- NHMRC 2008
Project Grant Review Panel Member Selector Committee.
- Board member, International
Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL)
- Member of Australian Society for
Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
- Member of the Perinatal Society
of Australia and New Zealand
- Member of the Nutrition Society
Recent invitations to speak at Conferences
- Richardson Centre for Functional
Food and Nutraceutical research, Winnipeg,
Manitoba, Jan 2007.
Asian congress of Paediatric Nutrition, Beijing,
China, Oct 2007
- Paediatric and Gastroenterology
Workshop, Indianapolis, USA, Oct 2007
- Nestle Nutrition
Institute Symposium, Penang,
- Food and Health
Innovation Workshop, Edmonton,
Centre for Functional Food and Nutraceutical research, Winnipeg,
- International Society
for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids, Kansas
International Congress of Nutrition (ICN), Bangkok, Thailand, October 2009
Nestle Nutrition Institute Workshop, Marrakech, Morocco, March 2010
Conference of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids
(ISSFAL), Maastricht, The Netherlands, May/June 2010
- Danone Asia
Pacific Nutrition Symposium, Suzhou, China, July 2010
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