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Ms Catherine Properzi


Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5242
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.226  

Catherine is a lecturer in Nutrition Bioscience in the School of Medical and Health Sciences.

Current Teaching

  • NUT5112 Nutrients and Metabolism
  • NUT5115 Nutritional Biochemistry


Catherine is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with more than 20 years of experience working in Nutrition and Dietetics. She has extensive experience in clinical care both in hospital and home-based settings. She is currently completing a PhD in the use of a Mediterranean diet in the treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Professional Associations

  • Accredited Practising Dietitian
  • Dietitians Association of Australia.  Member since 1998.  Western Australian Branch Committee Member (2010-2011).

Awards and Recognition

  • ECU Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) winner and Asia-Pacific Semi-finalist (2016)

Research Areas and Interests

  • Relationship between diet and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Mediterranean diet
  • Dietary methodology
  • Use of indirect calorimetry to predict patient energy requirements


  • Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Wollongong, 2009.
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Class 1, University of Wollongong, 1998.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Properzi, C., O'Sullivan, T., Sherriff , J., Ching, H., Jeffery, G., Buckley, R., Tibballs, J., Macquillan, G., Garas, G., Adans, L. (2018). Ad libitum Mediterranean and Low Fat Diets both Significantly Reduce Hepatic Steatosis: a Randomized Controlled Trial. Hepatology, 68(5), 1741-1754.

Journal Articles

  • Sherriff, J., O'Sullivan, T., Properzi, C., Oddo, J., Adams, L. (2016). Choline, Its Potential Role in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, and the Case for Human and Bacterial Genes. Advances in Nutrition, 7(1), 5-13.

Research Projects

  • Investigation of the relationship between nutrition and cognitive markers in The Healthy Brain Project (The healthy brain project: An investigation of genetic, psychological, lifestyle and cognitive markers of Alzheimer’s disease in middle-aged adults), Edith Cowan University, ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme – 2017 Round 2, 2018 ‑ 2019, $5,620.
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