Professor Peter Howe
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Peter Howe, BSc (Syd), MSc (Oxon), PhD (Monash), FNSA, RNutr. Professor of Clinical Nutrition, University of Southern Queensland Emeritus Professor, University of Newcastle Chair, Advisory Committee for Complementary Medicines, Therapeutic Goods Administration Member, Medical & Health Sciences Research Evaluation Committee, Excellence in Research for Australia Adjunct Professor at the University of South Australia and the University of Adelaide Director, Clinical Nutrition Research Centre Research goal: strengthen evidence base for health benefits of functional foods and nutraceuticals through collaborative partnerships with industry Extensive track record (>260 papers; H-index = 45) of preclinical and clinical research in nutrition, cardiovascular physiology and neuroscience Founding and Emeritus Editor of the open access journal Nutrients
Fields of Research (FoR)
Food Nutritional Balance
• Scientific substantiation of health promoting and therapeutic benefits of functional foods and dietary supplements (nutraceuticals).
• Evaluating cardiometabolic and mental health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, resveratrol, flavanols and dietary sodium restriction, alone or in combination with other lifestyle factors and/or drugs.
Nutrition Society of Australia (Fellow)
International Society of Hypertension
International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids & Lipids
High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia
Nutrition Australia (honorary member)
American Oil Chemists Society (Australasian chapter)
USQ Research affiliations
Institute for Agriculture and the Environment (IAgE)
Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)
Research most recent
Davison K, Howe PRC. Impact of cocoa flavanols on cardiovascular health: additional consideration of dose and food matrix. Phytother Res (accepted 31 August 2016)
Evans HM, Howe PRC, Wong RHX. Effects of resveratrol on cognitive performance, mood and cerebrovascular function in post-menopausal women; a 14-week randomised placebo-controlled intervention trial. Nutrients 2017; 9:27
Dale MJ, Coates AM, Howe PRC, Tomkinson G, Haren MT, Brown A, Caldow M, Cameron-Smith D, Buckley JD No effect of a whey growth factor extract during resistance training on strength, body composition, or hypertrophic gene expression in resistance-trained young men. J Sports Sci Med (accepted 21 March 17)
Research most notable
BJ Meyer, NJ Mann, JL Lewis, GC Milligan, AJ Sinclair, PRC Howe. Dietary intakes and food sources of omega-6 and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Lipids 2003;38:391-398 (411 citations)
AM Hill, JD Buckley, KJ Murphy, PRC Howe. Combining fish-oil supplements with regular aerobic exercise improves body composition and cardiovascular disease risk factors. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2007;85:1267-1274 (260 citations)
RHX Wong, PRC Howe, JD Buckley, AM Coates, I Kunz, NM Berry. Acute resveratrol supplementation improves flow-mediated dilatation in overweight/obese individuals with mildly elevated blood pressure. Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases 2011;21:851-856 (170 citations)
Publications in ePrints
Bliss, Edward S. and Wong, Rachel H. X. and Howe, Peter R. C. and Mills, Dean E. (2021) Benefits of exercise training on cerebrovascular and cognitive function in ageing. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, 41 (3). pp. 447-470. ISSN 0271-678X
Barbour, Jayne A. and Howe, Peter R. C. and Buckley, Jonathan D. and Bryan, Janet and Coates, Alison M. (2017) Cerebrovascular and cognitive benefits of high-oleic peanut consumption in healthy overweight middle-aged adults. Nutritional Neuroscience, 20 (10). pp. 555-562. ISSN 1028-415X
Evans, Hamish M. and Howe, Peter R. C. and Wong, Rachel H. X. (2017) Effects of resveratrol on cognitive performance, mood and cerebrovascular function in post-menopausal women; a 14-week randomised placebo-controlled intervention trial. Nutrients, 9 (1).
Lee, Alice M. C. and Shandala, Tetyana and Soo, Pei Pei and Su, Yu-Wen and King, Tristan J. and Chen, Ke-Ming and Howe, Peter R. and Xian, Cory J. (2017) Effects of resveratrol supplementation on methotrexate chemotherapy‐induced bone loss. Nutrients, 9 (3).
Davison, Kade and Howe, Peter R. C. (2017) Impact of cocoa flavanols on cardiovascular health: additional consideration of dose and food matrix [Letter to the Editor]. Phytotherapy Research, 31 (1). pp. 165-166. ISSN 0951-418X
Approved research supervisor in the area of:
Food Nutritional Balance