If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Biography

Dr. Barbora de Courten, MD PhD FRACP MPH is a professor and a specialist general physician with a PhD in epidemiology, extensive training in clinical trials (NIH) and a Master of Public Health (Monash University). She has expertise across the translational research continuum from epidemiology, human mechanistic studies to clinical trials and public health interventions through to practice.

She is passionate about research into holistic approaches to prevention and treatment of chronic diseases by promoting health through safe, low-cost and easily scalable interventions with the potential to have an immediate public health impact to prevent and treat chronic diseases. She believes this will impact not only health of individuals but also be beneficial to our society and environment we live in. 

Her vision is to establish new strategies for prevention and management of chronic diseases, specifically obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Her goal is that her research findings will ultimately translate into treatment guidelines, reduced diabetes and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and reduced healthcare costs.

She has worked in a variety of international settings, as reflected by her appointments at prestigious institutions in the USA (NIH), Australia (Baker IDI, Monash University) and Europe (University of Copenhagen and Steno Diabetes Centre). She has an active national and international research network in her respective research disciplines.

Education/Academic qualification

Public health, MPH

Award Date: 30 Jun 2012

Research, PhD

Award Date: 20 Sep 2002

Medicine and Surgery, MD

Award Date: 19 May 1998

Research area keywords

  • chronic disease prevention and management
  • chronic low-grade inflammation
  • insulin resistance
  • insulin secretion
  • obesity
  • vitamin D
  • advanced glycation end-products
  • carnosine
  • diabetes
  • oxidative stress

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Projects

Research Output

Are Lifestyle Interventions to Reduce Excessive Gestational Weight Gain Cost Effective? A Systematic Review

Bailey, C., Skouteris, H., Teede, H., Hill, B., De Courten, B., Walker, R., Liew, D., Thangaratinam, S. & Ademi, Z., 1 Feb 2020, In : Current Diabetes Reports. 20, 2, 16 p., 6.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Histidine-containing dipeptides reduce central obesity and improve glycaemic outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Menon, K., Marquina, C., Liew, D., Mousa, A. & de Courten, B., Mar 2020, In : Obesity Reviews. 21, 3, 13 p., e12975.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Reply to the Letter to the Editor from J. Matthews and C. Sale

Menon, K., Mousa, A. & de Courten, B., Oct 2020, In : Obesity Reviews. 21, 7, 2 p., e13043.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

The relationship between vitamin D metabolites and androgens in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

Mesinovic, J., Teede, H. J., Shorakae, S., Lambert, G. W., Lambert, E. A., Naderpoor, N. & de Courten, B., 26 Apr 2020, In : Nutrients. 12, 5, 8 p., 1219.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File

Vitamin D supplementation increases adipokine concentrations in overweight or obese adults

Mousa, A., Naderpoor, N., Wilson, K., Plebanski, M., de Courten, M. P. J., Scragg, R. & de Courten, B., Feb 2020, In : European Journal of Nutrition. 59, 1, p. 195-204 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Press / Media

Why burned toast gives you wrinkles

Barbora de Courten

4/09/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Profile/Interview

Research award supports nutrigenomics for diabetes

Barbora de Courten

23/08/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Research

Why burned toast gives you wrinkles

Barbora de Courten

15/07/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Research