Dr Elena George

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exer & Nutr Sciences

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, La Trobe University, 2018
Graduate Certificate of Higher Ed. Learning & Teaching, Deakin University, 2018
Master of Dietetics, , 2012
Bachelor of Food Science & Nutrition, Deakin University, 2011

Contact

elena.george@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 68622

Biography

Elena George is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics. She completed her PhD at La Trobe University investigating the efficacy of a Mediterranean diet and a low fat diet in the reversal of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and insulin resistance. Elena has experience in the private practice and the clinical research settings as a practising dietitian. She is interested in translational research, in particular enhancing evidence based practice in dietetics through research. Her interests are in traditional dietary patterns and their practical application for the prevention and management of chronic diseases. Her research also focuses on the provision of dietary interventions within multicultural cohorts prevalent in countries such as Australia. Elena is particularly interested in metabolic syndrome, diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and cardiovascular disease.

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Research interests

Dietary patterns e.g. Mediterranean diet  for the prevention and management of chronic diseases in clinical trials and nutrition epidemiology

The provision of dietary interventions and multi-modal lifestyle interventions within diverse clinical cohorts prevalent in countries such as Australia.

Metabolic syndrome, diabetes, metabolic associated fatty liver disease and cardiovascular disease.

Units taught

Principles of Dietetics

Dietary Modification to Improve Health

Research for Evidence Based Dietetic Practice

Clinical Dietetic Practice

Publications

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2022

Nutrient patterns are associated with discordant apoB and LDL: A population-based analysis

M Mazidi, R Webb, E George, N Shekoohi, J Lovegrove, I Davies

(2022), Vol. 128, pp. 712-720, British Journal of Nutrition, England, C1

journal article

Extra virgin olive oil high in polyphenols improves antioxidant status in adults: a double-blind, randomized, controlled, cross-over study (OLIVAUS)

K Sarapis, E George, W Marx, H Mayr, J Willcox, T Esmaili, K Powell, O Folasire, A Lohning, M Garg, C Thomas, C Itsiopoulos, G Moschonis

(2022), Vol. 61, pp. 1073-1086, European Journal of Nutrition, Germany, C1

journal article

Is there an association between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and cognitive function? A systematic review

E George, S Sood, R Daly, S Tan

(2022), Vol. 22, pp. 1-19, BMC Geriatrics, London, Eng, C1

journal article

Randomised controlled trial of a web-based low carbohydrate diet intervention for adults with type 2 diabetes: the T2Diet study protocol

J Dening, E George, K Ball, M Mohebbi, S Shariful Islam

(2022), Vol. 12, pp. 1-10, BMJ Open, London, England, C1

journal article

User-centered development of a digitally-delivered dietary intervention for adults with type 2 diabetes: The T2Diet study

J Dening, E George, K Ball, S Islam

(2022), Vol. 28, pp. 1-8, Internet Interventions, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Perspective: Is it Time to Expand Research on 'Nuts' to Include 'Seeds'? Justifications and Key Considerations

Elena George, Robin Daly, Siew Tey, Rachel Brown, Tommy Wong, Sze-Yen Tan

(2022), pp. 1-12, Advances in Nutrition, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article
2021

The association of red meat intake with inflammation and circulating intermediate biomarkers of type 2 diabetes is mediated by central adiposity

M Mazidi, A Kengne, E George, M Siervo

(2021), Vol. 125, pp. 1043-1050, British Journal of Nutrition, England, C1

journal article

Effectiveness of a mobile phone text messaging intervention on dietary behaviour in patients with type 2 diabetes: a post-hoc analysis of a randomised controlled trial

Sheikh Shariful Islam, Elena George, Ralph Maddison

(2021), Vol. 7, pp. 1-10, mHealth: A journal for research, validation, and discussion of mobile technology, digital health, and medicine, Shatin, Hong Kong, C1

journal article

The association between diet and hepatocellular carcinoma: A systematic review

E George, S Sood, A Broughton, G Cogan, M Hickey, W Chan, S Sudan, A Nicoll

(2021), Vol. 13, pp. 1-23, Nutrients, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Poor adherence to the Mediterranean diet is associated with increased likelihood of metabolic syndrome components in children: The Healthy Growth Study

E George, S Gavrili, C Itsiopoulos, Y Manios, G Moschonis

(2021), Vol. 24, pp. 2823-2833, Public Health Nutrition, England, C1

journal article

Associations between nut intake, cognitive function and non‐alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in older adults in the United States: NHANES 2011-14

S Tan, E Georgousopoulou, B Cardoso, R Daly, E George

(2021), Vol. 21, BMC Geriatrics, England, C1

journal article

Intake of Nuts and Seeds Is Associated with a Lower Prevalence of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in US Adults: Findings from 2005-2018 NHANES

B Cardoso, S Tan, R Daly, J Via, E Georgousopoulou, E George

(2021), Vol. 151, pp. 3507-3515, Journal of Nutrition, United States, C1

journal article

Dietary interventions with or without omega-3 supplementation for the management of rheumatoid arthritis: A systematic review

T Raad, A Griffin, E George, L Larkin, A Fraser, N Kennedy, A Tierney

(2021), Vol. 13, Nutrients, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Effects of an online education program on physiotherapists' confidence in weight management for people with osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial

Kim Allison, Sarah Jones, Rana Hinman, Andrew Briggs, Priya Sumithran, Jonathan Quicke, Melanie Holden, Neville Chiavaroli, Sam Crofts, Elena George, Nadine Foster, Kim Bennell

(2021), pp. 1-36, Arthritis Care & Research, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article
2020

Effect of high polyphenol extra virgin olive oil on markers of cardiovascular disease risk in healthy Australian adults (OLIVAUS): a protocol for a double-blind randomised, controlled, cross-over study

W Marx, E George, H Mayr, C Thomas, K Sarapis, G Moschonis, G Kennedy, A Pipingas, J Willcox, L Prendergast, C Itsiopoulos

(2020), Vol. 77, pp. 523-528, Nutrition and dietetics, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Tomato and lycopene consumption is inversely associated with total and cause-specific mortality: A population-based cohort study, on behalf of the International Lipid Expert Panel (ILEP)

M Mazidi, N Katsiki, E George, M Banach

(2020), Vol. 124, pp. 1303-1310, British Journal of Nutrition, England, C1

journal article

Measuring nutrition-related outcomes in a cohort of multi-trauma patients following intensive care unit discharge

K Wittholz, K Fetterplace, M Clode, E George, C MacIsaac, R Judson, J Presneill, A Deane

(2020), Vol. 33, pp. 414-422, Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Association Between Nutrient Patterns and Hypertension Among Adults in the United States: A Population-Based Survey

M Mazidi, R Ofori-Asenso, E George, H Vatanparast

(2020), Vol. 27, pp. 133-138, High Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Prevention, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Effect of Dietary and Supplemental Lycopene on Cardiovascular Risk Factors: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

A Tierney, C Rumble, L Billings, E George

(2020), Vol. 11, pp. 1453-1488, Advances in Nutrition, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

The effect of high polyphenol extra virgin olive oil on blood pressure and arterial stiffness in healthy australian adults: A randomized, controlled, cross-over study

K Sarapis, C Thomas, J Hoskin, E George, W Marx, H Mayr, G Kennedy, A Pipingas, J Willcox, L Prendergast, C Itsiopoulos, G Moschonis

(2020), Vol. 12, pp. 1-17, Nutrients, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Web-based interventions for dietary behavior in adults with Type 2 diabetes: Systematic review of randomized controlled trials

Jedha Dening, Sheikh Islam, Elena George, Ralph Maddison

(2020), pp. 1-13, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Pittsburgh, Pa., C1

journal article

Dietary interventions with or without omega-3 supplementation for the management of rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review protocol

Tala Raad, Elena George, Anne Griffin, Louise Larkin, Alexander Fraser, Norelee Kennedy, Audrey Tierney

(2020), Vol. 3, pp. 1-9, HRB open research, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2019

The effect of high-polyphenol extra virgin olive oil on cardiovascular risk factors: A systematic review and meta-analysis

E George, S Marshall, H Mayr, G Trakman, O Tatucu-Babet, A Lassemillante, A Bramley, A Reddy, A Forsyth, A Tierney, C Thomas, C Itsiopoulos, W Marx

(2019), Vol. 59, pp. 2772-2795, Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, United States, C1

journal article

Effect of dietary intervention, with or without co-interventions, on inflammatory markers in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: a systematic literature review

A Reddy, E George, S Roberts, A Tierney

(2019), Vol. 77, pp. 765-786, Nutrition reviews, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article
2018

Practical dietary recommendations for the prevention andmanagement of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in adults

E George, A Forsyth, C Itsiopoulos, A Nicoll, M Ryan, S Sood, S Roberts, A Tierney

(2018), Vol. 9, pp. 30-40, Advances in Nutrition, United States, C1

journal article

The role of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus: a narrative review

C Itsiopoulos, W Marx, H Mayr, O Tatucu-Babet, S Dash, E George, G Trakman, J Kelly, C Thomas, L Brazionis

(2018), Vol. 14, pp. 42-51, Journal of nutrition and intermediary metabolism, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

A Mediterranean diet model in australia: Strategies for translating the traditional Mediterranean diet into a multicultural setting

E George, T Kucianski, H Mayr, G Moschonis, A Tierney, C Itsiopoulos

(2018), Vol. 10, Nutrients, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Randomization to 6-month Mediterranean diet compared with a low-fat diet leads to improvement in Dietary Inflammatory Index scores in patients with coronary heart disease: the AUSMED Heart Trial

H Mayr, C Thomas, A Tierney, T Kucianski, E George, M Ruiz-Canela, J Hebert, N Shivappa, C Itsiopoulos

(2018), Vol. 55, pp. 94-107, Nutrition Research, United States, C1

journal article

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease patients attending two metropolitan hospitals in Melbourne, Australia: high risk status and low prevalence

E George, S Roberts, A Nicoll, A Reddy, T Paris, C Itsiopoulos, A Tierney

(2018), Vol. 48, pp. 1369-1376, Internal Medicine Journal, Australia, C1

journal article
2017

What is the optimal dietary composition for NAFLD?

Elena George, Audrey Tierney, Katrina Campbell, Graeme Macdonald, Ingrid Hickman

(2017), Vol. 16, pp. 346-355, Current hepatology reports, Cham, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2016

A randomised controlled trial of a Mediterranean Dietary Intervention for Adults with Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (MEDINA): Study protocol

E Papamiltiadous, S Roberts, A Nicoll, M Ryan, C Itsiopoulos, A Salim, A Tierney

(2016), Vol. 16, BMC Gastroenterology, England, C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Associations between nut intake, cognition function and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in older adults

Dr Sze Yen Tan, Dr Barbara Rita Cardoso, Dr Elena George, Prof Robin Daly

International Nut and Dried Fruit Council Foundation Research Grant

  • 2021: $18,146
  • 2019: $18,559

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2022

Jedha Dening

Thesis entitled: Web-Based Low Carbohydrate Dietary Intervention for People with Type 2 Diabetes

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