Faculty of Health

Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research

Sara Cicerale

Position Lecturer in Applied Food Science
Email sara.cicerale@deakin.edu.au
Area School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Phone +61 3 92517282
Campus Melbourne Burwood Campus


Role and profile
Dr Sara Cicerale is a lecturer within the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, the deputy coordinator of the Food and Nutrition Bachelor Degree and a member of the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN).


Teaching responsibilities
Dr Cicerale teaches into the Food and Nutrition Bachelor Degree and co-supervises 2 PhD students.


Research interests
Dr Cicerale’s research interests include: Consumer perception, acceptance and preference of food; Health benefits of a traditional Mediterranean diet; and Non-nutritive food components.


Awards and prizes
Nutrition Society of Australia, Early Career International Conference Travel Scholarship
Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology, Young Investigator Malcolm Bird Award
Nutrition Society of Australia Prize for Best Poster Presentation



Memberships
Nutrition Society of Australia
Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology



Service to the University, discipline or community
Food and Nutrition Advisory Board Member
Faculty of Health Ethics Advisory Group Member
Reviewer for the journals: Clinical Nutrition, Natural Product Research and Current Drug Targets



Conferences
Cicerale S, Riddell LJ, Keast RSK. ‘The association between perceived sweetness intensity and dietary intake’. Poster. Nutrition Society of Australia, November 30th-December 2nd 2011, New Zealand.

Cicerale S, Conlan XA, Barnett NW, Sinclair AJ, Keast RSJ. ‘The concentration of oleocanthal in olive oil waste’. Oral. Nutrition Society of Australia, December 8th-December 11th 2009, Newcastle.

Cicerale S, Conlan XA, Barnett NW, Sinclair AJ, Keast RSJ. ‘The concentration of oleocanthal in olive oil waste’. Poster. 19th International Congress of Nutrition, October 4th-9th 2009, Bangkok.

Cicerale, S. ‘Oleocanthal- a natural anti-inflammatory agent in olive oil’. Oral. Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology, July 13th-16th 2009, Brisbane.

Cicerale S, Conlan XA, Barnett NW, Sinclair AJ, Keast RSJ. ‘The influence of heat on biological activity and concentration of oleocanthal- a natural anti-inflammatory agent’. Oral. Nutrition Society of Australia, November 30th-December 3rd 2008, Adelaide.

Cicerale S & Keast RSJ. ‘Sensory detection of oleocanthal, a natural anti-inflammatory agent’. Oral. Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology, July 21st-25th 2008, Sydney.

Cicerale S & Keast RSJ. ‘The secret to the Mediterranean diet- phenolics in virgin olive oil’. Poster. Population Health Congress, July 6th-9th 2008, Brisbane.

Cicerale S & Keast RSJ. ‘Sensory detection of oleocanthal, a natural anti-inflammatory agent’. Oral. Australia New Zealand Sensory Symposium, January 22nd-24th 2008, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria.

Cicerale S, Conlan XA, Sinclair AJ, Keast RSJ. ‘Does heat degrade the concentration of phenolic compounds in extra virgin olive oil thereby negating their healthful properties?’ Poster. Nutrition Society of Australia, December 2nd 2008.

Cicerale S, Conlan XA, Sinclair AJ, Keast RSJ. ‘Application of heat to virgin olive oils: Does heat degrade the concentration of oleocanthal in olive oil?’ Oral. Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology Convention, July 22nd-25th 2007, Melbourne.

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12th June 2012