Margaret Murray


  • Room 218


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Personal profile


I am a Dietitian and researcher with the School of Chemistry.  My recent research focus has been on the potential health effects of marine algal polyphenols, which I investigated through a series of RCTs.  Previous research of mine has focused on the self-esteem of adolescents undergoing weight management, and on Aborginal health and Indigenous health education.  Since 2014, I have won 5 competitive awards and received 2 travel grants to attend conferences, with 6 first author abstract presentations at local and international meetings.  Along with my PhD supervisor, I obtained $9000 in industry funding for the Seaweed and Cholesterol trial.  I have also been invovled in supervising 8 final year undergraduate placement students, as well as tutoring and lecturing to undergraduate and masters students within the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food, in the areas of functional foods and systematic literature reviews.  I have completed a Certificate IV in Leadership and Management to enhance my skills in these areas and open further opportunities for leadership.  I have served on the organising committee for the Monash Health Translational Precinct (MHTP) Research Week PhD Symposium and volunteered at the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology Convention.  I am involved in peer-reviewing and have reviewed articles for three journals in the Nutrition and Food Science area.  My new and current project with Louise Bennett's group and is a collaboration with the Fraunhofer Research Institute, in Germany, through the ICON Scheme.  This research invovles tracking metabolites of functional food compounds to determine their potential benefits or detriments to human health.

Education/Academic qualification

Certificate IV in Leadership and Management, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Jan 2018Dec 2018

Nutrition Science, Honours degree of the Bachelor of Nutrition, MONASH UNIVERSITY


Nutrition and Dietetics, Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, MONASH UNIVERSITY



  • Nutritional Physiology
  • Food Chemistry
  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Trials
  • Dietetics

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Research Output 2014 2019

Measuring Self-Esteem Changes in Children and Adolescents Affected by Overweight or Obesity: A Scoping Review of Instruments Currently Used in Multicomponent Weight-Management Interventions

Tirlea, L., Bonham, M., Dordevic, A., Bristow, C., Day, K., Brennan, L., Haines, T. P. & Murray, M., 31 Jul 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Childhood Obesity. 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Do marine algal polyphenols have antidiabetic, antihyperlipidemic or anti-inflammatory effects in humans? A systematic review

Murray, M., Dordevic, A. L., Bonham, M. P. & Ryan, L., 2018, In : Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. 58, 12, p. 2039-2054 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Indigenous health curriculum and health professional learners: A systematic review

Francis-Cracknell, A., Murray, M., Palermo, C., Atkinson, P., Gilby, R. & Adams, K., 1 Jan 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Medical Teacher. 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

An emerging trend in functional foods for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes: Marine algal polyphenols

Murray, M., Dordevic, A. L., Ryan, L. & Bonham, M. P., 5 Jul 2017, In : Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. 58, 8, p. 1342-1358 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review