A/Prof. Tim Crowe

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Casual Academic

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science, Monash University, 1991
Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 1995
Master of Nutrition & Dietetics, University of Sydney, 2000

Biography summary

Associate Professor Tim Crowe is a nutrition academic within the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and is also an Accredited Practising Dietitian. He teaches across the undergraduate and postgraduate programs in nutrition dietetics in the areas of nutritional physiology and biochemistry as well as the applied role of nutrition in disease prevention and management, particularly obesity, diabetes and cancer. He is actively involved in several areas of nutrition research including specialised nutrition in the prevention of surgical complications; malnutrition identification; and nutrition support in wound healing.

Research interests

Associate Professor Crowes research interests focus on the use of specialised nutrition support in wound healing (particularly pressure ulcers), the prevention of post-surgical complications in cancer patients using immuno-enhancing nutrients, and the identification and treatment of malnutrition in hospitalised patients.

Affiliations

Dietitians Association of Australia
Nutrition Australian
Australian Medical Writers Association

Teaching interests

Unit Chair: HSN701 Principles of Nutrition

Lecturer: HSN201 Principles of Nutrition
Lecturer: HSN301 Diet and Disease
Lecturer: HSN307 Sports Nutrition
Lecturer: HSN744 Principles of Dietetics
Lecturer: HSN740 Nutrition Research Skills
Lecturer: HSN742 Food Service Management

Supervises 1 PhD student

Conferences

1. O’Reilly S, Crowe TC. Team-based learning in dietetics: new method, better outcomes? Dietitians Association of Australia 30th National Conference, Canberra, May 2013 ORAL

2. Barker LA, Gray K, Wilson L, Thomson B, Shedda S, Crowe TC. Preoperative immunonutrition and its effect on postoperative outcomes in gastrointestinal surgery patients: a randomised control trial. International Congress of Dietetics, Sydney, September 2012 ORAL

3. Desneves K, Leigh B, Pearce L, Rafferty J, King J, Brown D, Woodward M, Martin R, Crowe T. The effect of different doses of an arginine-containing supplement on the healing of pressure injuries. International Congress of Dietetics, Sydney, September 2012 ORAL

4. Chapman B, Hamilton K, Brockbank C, Pearce L, Gow P, Crowe T. Does oral branched chain amino acid supplementation in patients awaiting liver transplantation improve nutritional outcomes? Dietitians Association of Australia 29th National Conference, Adelaide, May 2011 ORAL

5. Gout B, Garth A, Fetterplace K, Barker L, Crowe T. Malnutrition identification, diagnosis and dietetic referrals – does education to dietitians improve documentation of malnutrition? Dietitians Association of Australia 29th National Conference, Adelaide, May 2011 POSTER

6. Hill A, Kiss A, Hodgson B, Crowe TC, Walsh A. Associations between nutritional status, weight loss, radiotherapy treatment toxicity and treatment outcomes in gastrointestinal cancer patients: a pilot study. Dietitians Association of Australia 28th National Conference, Melbourne, May 2010 POSTER

7. Desneves K, Pearce L, Jervis-Reid E, Bramley A, Evans R, Lauder A, Gojanovic M, Crowe TC. Investigation of factors impacting on fluid intake adequacy of patients with dyspahgia in three Melbourne Health Networks. Dietitians Association of Australia 28th National Conference, Melbourne, May 2010 POSTER

8. Barker L, Gray C, Wilson L, Thomson B, Shedda S, Crowe TC. The effect of pre-operative oral immunonutrition therapy on postoperative outcomes in gastrointestinal surgery patients. Dietitians Association of Australia 28th National Conference, Melbourne, May 2010 POSTER

9. Brewer S, Desneves K, Pearce L, Mills K, Dunn L, Brown D, Crowe TC. A pilot study of the effect of a specialised nutritional supplement on pressure ulcer healing in community spinal patients. Dietitians Association of Australia 28th National Conference, Melbourne, May 2010 POSTER

10. Brewer S, Desneves K, Pearce L, Mills K, Dunn L, Brown D, Crowe TC. Effect of an arginine-containing supplement on the healing of pressure ulcers in community spinal patients. Australian Wound Management Conference, Perth, March 2010 ORAL

Awards

• Nutrition Australia Life Membership
• Deakin University Award for Teaching Excellence 2008
• Joan Woodhill Prize 1999 – by the Dietitians Association of Australia for the best research project undertaken by a dietetics student at the University of Sydney
• Servier Award 1995 - by the Endocrine Society of Australia for the best published paper by a researcher under the age of 35 years

Publications

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2016

Can early dietetic intervention improve outcomes in patients with hip fracture?

H Klemm, J Bailey, K Desneves, T Crowe

(2016), Vol. 73, pp. 336-341, Nutrition and dietetics, London, Eng., C1

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A combination of omega-3 fatty acids, folic acid and B-group vitamins is superior at lowering homocysteine than omega-3 alone: a meta-analysis

S Dawson, S Bowe, T Crowe

(2016), Vol. 36, pp. 499-508, Nutrition research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2015

Nutritional management of gastrointestinal surgical patients in Victoria's public hospitals

L Barker, T Crowe

(2015), Vol. 72, pp. 240-246, Nutrition & dietetics, London, Eng., C1

journal

The Paleo diet - does it have a role in the management of diabetes?

T Crowe

(2015), Diabetes management journal, London, Eng., C1

journal
2013

Preoperative immunonutrition and its effect on postoperative outcomes in well-nourished and malnourished gastrointestinal surgery patients: a randomised controlled trial

L Barker, C Gray, L Wilson, B Thomson, S Shedda, T Crowe

(2013), Vol. 67, pp. 802-807, European journal of clinical nutrition, London, England, C1

journal
2012

The effect of different doses of an arginine-containing supplement on the healing of pressure ulcers

B Leigh, K Desneves, J Rafferty, L Pearce, S King, M Woodward, D Brown, R Martin, T Crowe

(2012), Vol. 21, pp. 150-156, Journal of wound care, London, England, C1

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2011

Associations between nutritional status, weight loss, radiotherapy treatment toxicity and treatment outcomes in gastrointestinal cancer patients

A Hill, N Kiss, B Hodgson, T Crowe, A Walsh

(2011), Vol. 30, pp. 92-98, Clinical nutrition, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

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Use of an arginine-enriched oral nutrition supplement in the healing of pressure ulcers in patients with spinal cord injuries : an observational study

B Chapman, K Mills, L Pearce, T Crowe

(2011), Vol. 68, pp. 208-213, Nutrition and dietetics, Richmond, Vic., C1-1

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Hospital malnutrition : prevalence, identification and impact on patients and the healthcare system

L Barker, B Gout, T Crowe

(2011), Vol. 8, pp. 514-527, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal
2010

Nutritional status, nutrition practices and post-operative complications in patients with gastrointestinal cancer

A Garth, C Newsome, N Simmance, T Crowe

(2010), Vol. 23, pp. 393-401, Journal of human nutrition and dietetics, Oxford, England, C1

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Effect of an arginine-containing nutritional supplement on pressure ulcer healing in community spinal patients

S Brewer, K Desneves, L Pearce, K Mills, L Dunn, D Brown, T Crowe

(2010), Vol. 19, pp. 311-316, Journal of wound care, London, England, C1

journal
2009

Dietary portfolio approach to reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease : the polymeal revisited

T Crowe, M Shabani, C Brockbank

(2009), Vol. 66, pp. 164-169, Nutrition and dietetics, Brisbane, Qld., C1

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Pilot study of an innovative model for clinical education in dietetics

N Roberts, S Brockington, E Doyle, L Pearce, A Bowie, N Simmance, S Evans, T Crowe

(2009), Vol. 66, pp. 39-46, Nutrition and dietetics, Brisbane, Qld., C1

journal

Nutrition therapy in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers

T Crowe, C Brockbank

(2009), Vol. 17, pp. 90-99, Wound practice and research, West Leederville, W.A., C1

journal

Innovative model for clinical education in dietetics

N Roberts, S Brockington, E Doyle, L Pearce, A Bowie, N Simmance, S Evans, T Crowe

(2009), Vol. 66, pp. 33-38, Nutrition and dietetics, Brisbane, Qld., C1

journal

Effects of conjugated linoleic acid on myogenic and inflammatory responses in a human primary muscle and tumor coculture model

A Larsen, T Crowe

(2009), Vol. 61, pp. 687-695, Nutrition and cancer, Abingdon, England, C1

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Malnutrition identification, diagnosis and dietetic referrals: Are we doing a good enough job?

B Gout, L Barker, T Crowe

(2009), Vol. 66, pp. 206-211, Nutrition & dietetics, Richmond, Vic., C1

journal
2008

Recognition by medical and nursing professionals of malnutrition and risk of malnutrition in elderly hospitalised patients

N Adams, T Crowe, A Bowie, N Simmance, M Murray

(2008), Vol. 65, pp. 144-150, Nutrition and dietetics, Brisbane, Qld., C1

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Conjugated linoleic acid suppresses myogenic gene expression in a model of human muscle cell inflammation

A Larsen, D Cameron-Smith, T Crowe

(2008), Vol. 138, pp. 12-16, Journal of nutrition, Bethesda, Md., C1

journal
2006

Actions of short-term fasting on human skeletal muscle myogenic and atrogenic gene expression

A Larsen, R Tunstall, K Carey, G Nicholas, R Kambadur, T Crowe, D Cameron-Smith

(2006), Vol. 50, pp. 476-481, Annals of nutrition and metabolism, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal

What is all the fuss about trans fatty acids?

A Sinclair, T Crowe, D Cameron-Smith

(2006), Vol. 73, pp. 13-15, Chemistry in Australia, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal
2005

Treatment with supplementary arginine, vitamin C and zinc in patients with pressure ulcers: A randomised controlled trial

K Desneves, B Todorovic, A Cassar, T Crowe

(2005), Vol. 24, pp. 979-987, Clinical nutrition, Edinburgh, Scotland, C1

journal

Safety of low-carbohydrate diets

T Crowe

(2005), Vol. 6, pp. 235-245, Obesity reviews, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Ovarian cancer

T Crowe

(2005), Vol. 4, pp. 83-88, Journal of complementary medicine, Chatswood, N.S.W., C1

journal
2004

Energy density of foods and beverages in the Australian food supply: influence of macronutrients and comparison to dietary intake

T Crowe, H La Fontaine, C Gibbons, D Cameron-Smith, B Swinburn

(2004), Vol. 58, pp. 1485-1491, European journal of clinical nutrition, London, England, C1

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Two important exceptions to the relationship between energy density and fat content: food with reduced-fat claims and high-fat vegetable-based dishes

H La Fontaine, T Crowe, B Swinburn, C Gibbons

(2004), Vol. 7, pp. 563-568, Public health nutrition, Wallingford, England, C1

journal
2003

Low carbohydrate diets: what are the potential short and long term health implications?

S Bilsborough, T Crowe

(2003), Vol. 12, pp. 397-404, Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Dermatan sulphate as a nutraceutical for application in the field of muscle growth: the effect of dermatan sulphate on human muscle cells

A/Prof David Cameron-Smith, A/Prof Tim Crowe, Prof Aaron Russell

  • 2009: $20,000
  • 2008: $80,000

Exploring options for the development of a comprehensive food database to support the Australian government's Industry Partnership Initiative

A/Prof Caroline Chan, Dr Susan Keller, A/Prof David Cameron-Smith, A/Prof Tim Crowe

  • 2010: $98,800

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2014

Lisa Barker

Thesis entitled: Malnutrition: Significance, Prevalence and Management of the Hospitalised Surgery Patient

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

2012

Aimee Dordevic

Thesis entitled: Investigation of the acute nutrigenomic responses in adipose tissue

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

2009

Amy Larsen

Thesis entitled: Evaluation of Novel Dairy Fatty Acids in Inflammatory Muscle Wasting Conditions

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

Associate Supervisor
2010

Marissa Caldow (nee Trenerry)

Thesis entitled: Investigation of the JAK/STAT Signaling in Human Skeletal Muscle

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