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Dr Benjamin Haddon Parmenter

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Staff Member Details

Ben is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Nutrition & Health Innovation Research Institute.

Ben's research focuses on investigations into the cardio-pulmonary protective effects of bioactive components of fruits and vegetables, with a particular interest in flavonoids.

Professional Associations

  • Nutrition Society of Australia (member 2021 ongoing)

Research Areas and Interests

  • Nutrition
  • Flavonoids
  • Chronic disease


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 2023.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Thompson, AS., Jennings, A., Bondonno, N., Tresserra-Rimbau, A., Parmenter, B., Hill, C., Perez-Cornago, A., Kühn, T., Cassidy, A. (2024). Higher habitual intakes of flavonoids and flavonoid-rich foods are associated with a lower incidence of type 2 diabetes in the UK Biobank cohort. Nutrition and Diabetes, 14(1), article number 32.

Journal Articles

  • Parmenter, B., Pokharel, P., Dalgaard, F., Murray, K., Cassidy, A., Bondonno, C., Lewis, J., Kyrø, C., Tjønneland, A., Overvad, K., Hodgson, J., Bondonno, N. (2023). Higher Habitual Dietary Intakes of Flavanols and Anthocyanins Differentially Associate with Lower Incidence of Ischemic Stroke Subtypes—A Follow-Up Analysis. The Journal of Nutrition, 2023(Article in press), TBD.
  • Parmenter, B., Shinde, S., Croft, K., Murray, K., Bondonno, C., Genoni, A., Christophersen, C., Bindon, K., Kay, C., Mena, P., Del Rio, D., Hodgson, J., Bondonno, N. (2023). Performance of Urinary Phenyl-γ-Valerolactones as Biomarkers of Dietary Flavan-3-ol Exposure. The Journal of Nutrition, 153(8), 2193-2204.
  • Parmenter, B., Dalgaard, F., Murray, K., Marquis-Gravel, G., Cassidy, A., Bondonno, C., Lewis, J., Croft, K., Kyrø, C., Gislason, G., Scalbert, A., Tjønneland, A., Overvad, K., Hodgson, J., Bondonno, N. (2023). Intake of dietary flavonoids and incidence of ischemic heart disease in the Danish Diet, Cancer, and Health cohort. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 77(2), 270-277.

Journal Articles

  • Bondonno, N., Parmenter, B., Dalgaard, F., Murray, K., Rasmussen, D., Kyrø, C., Cassidy, A., Bondonno, C., Lewis, J., Croft, K., Gislason, G., Scalbert, A., Tjønneland, A., Overvad, K., Olsen, A., Hodgson, J. (2022). Flavonoid intakes inversely associate with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in smokers. European Respiratory Journal, 60(2), article number 2102604.
  • Adu, D., Bondonno, C., Parmenter, B., Sim, M., Davey, R., Murray, K., Radavelli Bagatini, S., Magliano, D., Daly, R., Shaw, J., Lewis, J., Hodgson, J., Bondonno, N. (2022). Association between non-tea flavonoid intake and risk of type 2 diabetes: the Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study. Food & Function, 13(8), 4459-4468.
  • Parmenter, B., Bondonno, C., Murray, K., Schousboe, J., Croft, K., Prince, R., Hodgson, J., Bondonno, N., Lewis, J. (2022). Higher Habitual Dietary Flavonoid Intake Associates With Less Extensive Abdominal Aortic Calcification in a Cohort of Older Women. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, 42(12), 1482-1494.

Research Projects

  • Post Doctoral Fellow – Novel Dietary Bioactives (flavonoid) , Queen's University Belfast, Grant, 2023 ‑ 2024, $150,345.

Research Student Supervision

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