Dr Catherine Milte

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer In Nutritional Sciences

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

Research interests

Dr Milte’s research is primarily focused on understanding dietary behaviours and how these impact on the physical and mental health of our older generations. Dr Milte’s research includes both large scale population studies and intervention projects.


She is involved in several areas of research that examine patterns of dietary intake and health and is currently focused on:
• Nutrition, chronic disease, mental health and cognitive decline in older adults.
• Approaches to measure and assess dietary intake patterns in older adults.

Affiliations

Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA)

International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA)

Teaching interests

Unit Chair HSN202 Lifespan Nutrition

Unit Chair HSN743 Nutrition for Healthy Ageing

Unit Chair HSN753 Research Practice in Human Nutrition

 

Primary supervisor of 1 PhD student

Associate supervisor of 4 PhD students

Associate supervisor of 2 Honours students

 

Previous supervision:

Primary supervisor of 1 Masters student

Associate supervisor of 1 PhD student, 1 Honours student and 2 Masters students

Conferences

Recent presentations (last 5 years)

Milte CM, Ball K, Crawford D, McNaughton SA (2017). Diet quality and cognitive function in older Australian men and women. 21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics. San Francisco, USA. July 23rd – 27th July.

Milte CM*, Ball K, Crawford D, McNaughton SA (2016). Diet quality and cognitive function in older Australian men and women. Nutrition Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting. Melbourne, Australia. 29th November – 2nd December.

Milte CM*, AP Russell, Ball K, Crawford D, Salmon J, McNaughton SA (2016). Diet quality and telomere length in older Australian men and women. Nutrition Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting. Melbourne, Australia. 29th November – 2nd December.

Milte CM & McNaughton S (2015). Dietary patterns and healthy ageing: a systematic review. International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting. Poster presentation. Edinburgh, UK. 3rd-6th June.

Milte CM, Crawford D, Ball K, McNaughton SA (2015). Diet quality is associated with depression in older Australians: the WELL study. International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting. Edinburgh, UK. 3rd-6th June.

Milte CM*, Thorpe MG, Crawford D, Ball K, McNaughton SA (2014). Measures of diet quality are associated with physical and mental health status of older Australians: the WELL study. International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting. San Diego, United States. 21st-24th May.

Milte CM*, Thorpe MG, Crawford D, Ball K, McNaughton SA (2013). Diet quality is associated with physical and mental health status of older Australians. Nutrition Society of Australia and Nutrition Society of New Zealand Joint Annual Scientific Meeting. Brisbane, Australia. 4th-6th December.

Milte CM*, Thorpe MG, Crawford D, Ball K, McNaughton SA (2013). Diet quality is associated with physical and mental health status of older Australians. Australian Society for Medical Research Annual National Scientific Conference. Ballarat, Australia. 17th-20th November.

Milte CM*, Sinn N, Street SJ, Coates AM, Buckley J & Howe PRC (2012). Long chain omega-3 fatty acid supplementation improves cognition and mood in older Australians with memory problems. Biannual International Society of the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids Congress. Vancouver, Canada. 26th-30th May.

Professional activities

Deputy Course Director - Postgraduate Nutrition, Deakin University (2017 - current)
Annual Scientific Meeting 2016 Local Organising Committee and National Program Committee Member, Nutrition Society of Australia (2015-2016)
Melbourne Group Committee Member, Nutrition Society of Australia (2015 - current)
Human Ethics Advisory Group – Health Member, Deakin University (2013 - current)
Registered Nutritionist, Nutrition Society of Australia

Awards

2016 Highly Cited Research Award in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.
2013 15th John M Kinney Award in Pediatric Nutrition.
2012 Top 11 New Investigator Award in Lipids and Health.
2012 Healthy Development Adelaide Travel Grant Award.
2010 New Investigator Award in Lipids and Health.
2010 Healthy Development Adelaide Travel Grant Award.

Publications

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2016

A comparison of the dietary patterns derived by principal component analysis and cluster analysis in older Australians

Miss Maree Thorpe, Dr Catherine Milte, Prof David Crawford, A/Prof Sarah Mcnaughton

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 1-14, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1

journal

Associations between physical activity, television viewing and postnatal depressive symptoms amongst healthy primiparous mothers

Dr Megan Teychenne, Dr Gavin Abbott, Dr Paige van der Pligt, Prof Kylie Ball, Prof Karen Campbell, Dr Catherine Milte, A/Prof Kylie Hesketh

(2016), Vol. 10, pp. 62-67, Mental health and physical activity, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Dietary patterns and successful ageing: a systematic review

Dr Catherine Milte, A/Prof Sarah Mcnaughton

(2016), Vol. 55, pp. 423-450, European journal of nutrition, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

A revised Australian dietary guideline index and its association with key sociodemographic factors, health behaviors and body mass index in peri-retirement aged adults

Maree G Thorpe, Dr Catherine Milte, Prof David Crawford, A/Prof Sarah Mcnaughton

(2016), Vol. 8, pp. 160-172, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal

Higher adherence to the Australian dietary guidelines is associated with better mental health status among Australian adult first-time mothers

Rebecca Huddy, Dr Susan Torres, Dr Catherine Milte, A/Prof Sarah Mcnaughton, Dr Megan Teychenne, Prof Karen Campbell

(2016), Vol. 116, pp. 1406-1412, Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2015

Influence of health locus of control on recovery of function in recently hospitalized frail older adults

Dr Catherine Milte, Mary Luszcz, Julie Ratcliffe, Stacey Masters, Maria Crotty

(2015), Vol. 15, pp. 341-349, Geriatrics and gerontology international, Richmond, Vic, C1-1

journal

Costs and advance directives at the end of life: a case of the ‘Coaching Older Adults and Carers to have their preferences Heard (COACH)’ trial

Billingsley Kaambwa, Julie Ratcliffe, S. L. Bradley, Stacey Masters, Owen Davies, Craig Whitehead, Dr Catherine Milte, Ian D. Cameron, Tracey Young, Jason Gordon, Maria Crotty

(2015), Vol. 15, pp. 1-12, BMC health services research, London, Eng., C1

journal

Increased erythrocyte eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid are associated with improved attention and behavior in children with ADHD in a randomized controlled three-way crossover trial

Dr Catherine Milte, Natalie Parletta, John Buckley, Alison M. Coates, Ross McD. Young, Peter Howe

(2015), Vol. 19, pp. 954-964, Journal of attention disorders, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1

journal

Associations of diet quality with health-related quality of life in older Australian men and women

Dr Catherine Milte, Miss Maree Thorpe, Prof David Crawford, Prof Kylie Ball, A/Prof Sarah Mcnaughton

(2015), Vol. 64, pp. 8-16, Experimental gerontology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Family meetings for older adults in intermediate care settings: the impact of patient cognitive impairment and other characteristics on shared decision making

Dr Catherine Milte

(2015), Vol. 18, pp. 1030-1040, Health expectations, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Interaction of erythrocyte eicosapentaenoic acid and physical activity predicts reduced risk of mild cognitive impairment

Dr Catherine Milte

(2015), Vol. 19, pp. 885-891, Aging & mental health, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal
2014

Telomere shortening in elderly individuals with mild cognitive impairment may be attenuated with w-3 fatty acid supplementation : a randomized controlled pilot study

Nathan O`Callaghan, Natalie Parletta, Dr Catherine Milte, Bianca Benassi-Evans, Michael Fenech, Peter Howe

(2014), Vol. 30, pp. 489-491, Nutrition, New York, N. Y., C1-1

journal

How important is health status in divining quality of life for older people? An exploratory study of the views of older South Australians

Dr Catherine Milte, Ruth Walker, Mary Luszcz, A/Prof Emily Lancsar, Billingsley Kaambwa, Julie Ratcliffe

(2014), Vol. 12, pp. 73-84, Applied health economics and health policy, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal

Relationship between erythrocyte omega-3 content and obesity is gender dependent

Peter Howe, Jonathan Buckley, Karen J. Murphy, Tahna Pettman, Dr Catherine Milte, Alison M. Coates

(2014), Vol. 6, pp. 1850-1860, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1-1

journal
2013

Nutritional modulation of cognitive function and mental health

N. Parletta, Dr Catherine Milte, A/Prof Barbara J Meyer

(2013), Vol. 24, pp. 725-743, Journal of nutritional biochemistry, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Dairy foods and dairy protein consumption is inversely related to markers of adiposity in obese men and women

Karen J. Murphy, Georgina Crichton, Kathryn Dyer, Alison M. Coates, Tahna Pettman, Dr Catherine Milte, Alicia A. Thorpe, Narelle Berry, Jonathan Buckley, Manny Noakes, Peter Howe

(2013), Vol. 5, pp. 4665-4684, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1-1

journal
2012

Eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids, cognition, and behavior in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A randomized controlled trial

Dr Catherine Milte, N. Parletta, Jonathan Buckley, Alison M. Coates, Ross McD. Young, Peter Howe

(2012), Vol. 28, pp. 670-677, Nutrition: an international journal of applied and basic nutritional science, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal

Effects of n-3 fatty acids, EPA v. DHA, on depressive symptoms, quality of life, memory and executive function in older adults with mild cognitive impairment: a 6-month randomised controlled trial

Dr Natalie Sinn, Dr Catherine Milte, Steven J. Street, Jonathan Buckley, Alison M. Coates, John Petkov, Peter Howe

(2012), Vol. 107, pp. 1682-1693, British journal of nutrition : an international journal of nutritional science, Cambridge, England, C1-1

journal
2011

Erythrocyte polyunsaturated fatty acid status, memory,cognition and mood in older adults with mild cognitive impairment and healthy controls

Dr Catherine Milte, Dr Natalie Sinn, Steven J. Street, Jonathan Buckley, Alison M. Coates, Peter Howe

(2011), Vol. 84, pp. 153-161, Prostaglandins, leukotrienes & essential fatty acids, London, England, C1-1

journal

Diet and sleep in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder : Preliminary data in Australian children

Sarah Lee Blunden, Dr Catherine Milte, Dr Natalie Sinn

(2011), Vol. 15, pp. 14-24, Journal of child health care, London, England, C1-1

journal

Polyunsaturated fatty acids, cognition and literacy in children with ADHD with and without learning difficulties

Dr Catherine Milte, Dr Natalie Sinn, Jonathan Buckley, Alison M. Coates, Ross McD. Young, Peter Howe

(2011), Vol. 15, pp. 299-311, Journal of child health care, London, England, C1-1

journal
2010

Oiling the brain : a review of randomized controlled trials of omega-3 fatty acids in psychopathology across the lifespan

Dr Natalie Sinn, Dr Catherine Milte, Peter Howe

(2010), Vol. 2, pp. 128-170, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1-1

journal

Dose-dependent increases in heart rate variability and arterial compliance in overweight and obese adults with DHA-rich fish oil supplementation

Nicholas J. Sjoberg, Dr Catherine Milte, Jonathan Buckley, Peter Howe, Alison M. Coates, David A. Saint

(2010), Vol. 103, pp. 243-248, British journal of nutrition : an international journal of nutritional science, Cambridge, England, C1-1

journal
2009

From ADHD to Alzheimer’s : Omega-3 fatty acids and mental health

Dr Natalie Sinn, Dr Catherine Milte, Peter Howe

(2009), pp. 611-641, Fatty acids in health promotion and disease causation, Urbana, Ill., B1-1

chapter

Polyunsaturated fatty acid status in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, and Alzheimer's disease : towards an omega-3 index for mental health?

Dr Catherine Milte, Dr Natalie Sinn, Peter Howe

(2009), Vol. 67, pp. 573-590, Nutrition reviews, Washington, D.C., C1-1

journal
2008

Dose-dependent effects of docosahexaenoic acid-rich fish oil on erythrocyte docosahexaenoic acid and blood lipid levels

Dr Catherine Milte, Alison M. Coates, Jonathan Buckley, Alison M. Hill, Peter Howe

(2008), Vol. 99, pp. 1083-1088, British journal of nutrition : an international journal of nutritional science, Cambridge, England, C1-1

journal
2007

Ghrelin selectively reduces mechanosensitivity of upper gastrointestinal vagal afferents

Amanda J. Page, James A. Slattery, Dr Catherine Milte, Rhianna C. Laker, Tracey O'Donnell, Camilla Dorian, Stuart M. Brierley, L. Ashley Blackshaw

(2007), Vol. 292, pp. G1376-G1384, American journal of physiology : gastrointestinal and liver physiology, Bethesda, Md., C1-1

journal

Grants

Industry and Other Funding

Understanding the importance of a healthy diet for preserving cognitive function of older Australians

Dr Catherine Milte, A/Prof Sarah Mcnaughton, Prof David Crawford, Prof Kylie Ball

  • 2014: $48,514

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2016

Maree Thorpe

Thesis entitled: Dietary patterns and cardiometabolic risk among older adults

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences