Research Clinic Capabilities

Working with the CSIRO Nutrition and Health Research Clinic allows a number of benefits to all stakeholders including access to research scientists across a wide range of disciplines to design and develop study protocols, access CSIRO’s dedicated ethics committee, multi-centre study site management capabilities, as well as a standalone clinical site.

The clinic team includes access to clinical trial coordinators, medical doctors, psychologists, dietitians, research nurses and a dedicated data management team. All key clinic and scientific staff are ICH-GCP accredited.

We have the capabilities to determine & maximise the value of food ingredients, food products, dietary & lifestyle patterns and complementary medicines.


Clinic Capabilities

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  • Height
  • Weight
  • Waist and Hip Circumference
  • Blood Pressure
  • Body Temperature
  • Respiratory Rate
  • General Physical Examination
  • Dual Energy X-Ray Absorbiometry (Lunar iDXA)
  • Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (InBody 230 and InBody 770 devices)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)/Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS), Computed Tomography (CT), Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and X-Ray (accessed through SAHMRI partnerships)
  • Retinal Imaging (Digital Retinography System – Fundus camera)
  • Glycemic Index Testing
  • Gut Permeability Testing
  • Gut Symptoms and Intestinal Discomfort (Gut Symptoms Rating Scale)
  • Flow Mediated Dilatation (FMD)
  • Pulse Wave Velocity (PWV)
  • Augmentation Index (AI)
  • Advanced Glycation End Products (AGE)

  • Blood (Whole, Plasma and Serum)
  • Faeces
  • Urine
  • Saliva
  • Buccal Cells
  • Other Biological Samples on request

  • Blood Glucose
  • HbA1c
  • Lipid Panel
  • Albumin/Creatinine Ratio (ACR)
  • C-Reactive Protein (CRP)
  • Dietary Intake Assessment
    • Nutrient Composition and Food Group Analysis
    • Dietitian Administered 24-hour diet recall
    • Automated Self-Administered 24-hour dietary assessment tool (ASA24)
    • Digital Weighed Food Record
  • Dietary Intervention and Protocol Design
  • Development of Investigational Product
  • Dietary Consultation and Intervention Delivery
  • Dietary Intervention Adherence

  • Geriatric Depression Scale
  • Memory Complaints Questionnaire (MAC-Q) 
  • Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)
  • Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status  (RBaNS)
  • Computerised Mental Performance Assessment System
  • Acute Mood
  • Subjective Memory Failures
  • Psychological Health using standardised psychometric scales (DASS-21, PANAS and SWEMWBS)

  • Grip Strength
  • Sit and Reach Flexibility Test
  • Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB)
  • Four Square Step Test
  • Single Leg Stand
  • Timed Up & Go Test
  • Two-Minute Step Test 

  • Secure, Temperature Controlled and Monitored Investigational Product Storage
  • Food Preparation Kitchen
  • Designated Participant Kitchen and Extended Stay Areas


Manager, Nutrition and Health Research Clinic