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Dr Catherine Bondonno

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Contact Information Email: c.bondonno@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO8.512
Staff Member Details
Email: c.bondonno@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO8.512  

 

Catherine Bondonno is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Medical and Health Sciences.

Current Teaching

  • NUT3215 Exercise Nutrition

Background

Catherine Bondonno has PhD from the University of Western Australia. She is based at the Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation Building.

Professional Associations

  • Nutrition Society of Australia
  • Australian Atherosclerosis Society
  • High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia

Awards and Recognition

  • Nutrition Society of Australia Early Career Travel Grant
  • Heart Foundation Bendat Family Foundation Scholarship
  • Australian Atherosclerosis Society Travel Grant
  • Nutrition Society of Australia and Nestle Emerging Researcher of the Year Award
  • BUPA Emerging Researcher of the Year Finalist

Research Areas and Interests

The primary objective of Catherine’s research is providing evidence for dietary strategies to achieve and maintain cardiovascular health. In particular, she focuses on the cardiovascular benefits of dietary nitrate and flavonoids.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 2014.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Increased production of short chain fatty acids by the gut microbiome improves vascular health,  Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation,  Grant,  2017 - 2018,  $18,376.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Blekkenhorst, L., Prince, R., Ward, N., Croft, K., Lewis, J., Devine, A., Shinde, S., Woodman, R., Hodgson, J., Bondonno, C., (2017), Development of a reference database for assessing dietary nitrate in vegetables. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, In Press(In Press), 13p., Wiley - VCH - Verlag, DOI: 10.1002/mnfr.201600982.
  • Bondonno, N., Bondonno, C., Ward, N., Hodgson, J., Croft, K., (2017), The cardiovascular health benefits of apples: Whole fruit vs. isolated compounds. Trends in Food Science and Technology, In Press(In Press), 14p., Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.tifs.2017.04.012.
  • Bondonno, N., Lewis, J., Blekkenhorst, L., Shivappa, N., Woodman, R., Bondonno, C., Ward, N., Hebert, J., Thompson, P., Prince, R., Hodgson, J., (2017), Dietary inflammatory index in relation to sub-clinical atherosclerosis and atherosclerotic vascular disease mortality in older women. British Journal of Nutrition, 117(11), 1577-1586, United States, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/S0007114517001520.
  • Bondonno, C., Blekkenhorst, L., Prince, R., Ivey, K., Lewis, J., Devine, A., Woodman, R., Lundberg, J., Croft, K., Thompson, P., Hodgson, J., (2017), Association of vegetable nitrate intake with Carotid Atherosclerosis and Ischemic Cerebrovascular Disease in older women. Stroke, 48(7), 1724-1729, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.117.016844.
  • Blekkenhorst, L., Bondonno, C., Lewis, J., Devine, A., Woodman, R., Croft, K., Lim, W., Wong, G., Beilin, L., Prince, R., Hodgson, J., (2017), Association of dietary nitrate with atherosclerotic vascular disease mortality: a prospective cohort study of older adult women. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, epub ahead of print(epub ahead of print), 10p., USA, American Society for Nutrition, DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.116.146761.
  • Blekkenhorst, L., Hodgson, J., Lewis, J., Devine, A., Woodman, R., Lim, W., Wong, G., Zhu, K., Bondonno, C., Ward, N., Prince, R., (2017), Vegetable and Fruit Intake and Fracture-Related Hospitalisations: A Prospective Study of Older Women. Nutrients, 9(5), Article number 511, MDPI AG, DOI: 10.3390/nu9050511.
  • Bondonno, N., Lewis, J., Prince, R., Lim, W., Wong, G., Schousboe, J., Woodman, R., Kiel, D., Bondonno, C., Ward, N., Croft, K., Hodgson, J., (2016), Fruit intake and abdominal aortic calcification in elderly women: A prospective cohort study. Nutrients, 8(3), Article no. 159, MDPI AG, DOI: 10.3390/nu8030159.
  • Bondonno, N., Bondonno, C., Rich, L., Mas, E., Shinde, S., Ward, N., Hodgson, J., Croft, K., (2016), Acute effects of quercetin-3-O-glucoside on endothelial function and blood pressure: a randomized dose-response study. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 104(1), 97-103, American Society for Nutrition, DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.116.131268.
  • Hodgson, J., Prince, R., Woodman, R., Bondonno, C., Ivey, K., Bondonno, N., Rimm, E., Ward, N., Croft, K., Lewis, J., (2016), Apple intake is inversely associated with all-cause and disease-specific mortality in elderly women. The British Journal of Nutrition: an international journal of nutritional science , 115(5), 860-867, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/S0007114515005231.
  • Bondonno, C., Croft, K., Hodgson, J., (2016), Dietary nitrate, nitric oxide, and cardiovascular health. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 56(12), 2036-2052, Taylor and Francis Inc., DOI: 10.1080/10408398.2013.811212.
  • Bondonno, C., Croft, K., Ward, N., Considine, M., Hodgson, J., (2015), Dietary flavonoids and nitrate: effects on nitric oxide and vascular function. Nutrition Reviews, 73(4), 216-235, Oxford University Press, DOI: 10.1093/nutrit/nuu014.
  • Bondonno, C., Liu, A., Croft, K., Ward, N., Puddey, I., Woodman, R., Hodgson, J., (2015), Short-Term Effects of a High Nitrate Diet on Nitrate Metabolism in Healthy Individuals. Nutrients, 7(3), 1906-1915, MDPI AG, DOI: 10.3390/nu7031906.
  • Bondonno, C., Liu, A., Croft, K., Considine, M., Puddey, I., Woodman, R., Hodgson, J., (2015), Antibacterial Mouthwash Blunts Oral Nitrate Reduction and Increases Blood Pressure in Treated Hypertensive Men and Women. American Journal of Hypertension, 28(5), 572-575, Oxford University Press, DOI: 10.1093/ajh/hpu192.
  • Bondonno, C., Liu, A., Croft, K., Ward, N., Shinde, S., Moodley, Y., Lundberg, J., Puddey, I., Woodman, R., Hodgson, J., (2015), Absence of an effect of high nitrate intake from beetroot juice on blood pressure in treated hypertensive individuals: a randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 102(2), 368-375, DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.114.101188.
  • Bondonno, N., Bondonno, C., Hodgson, J., Ward, N., Croft, K., (2015), The efficacy of quercetin in cardiovascular health. Current Nutrition Reports, 4(4), 290-303, DOI: 10.1007/s13668-015-0137-3.
  • Bondonno, C., Downey, L., Croft, K., Scholey, A., Stough, C., Yang, X., Considine, M., Ward, N., Puddey, I., Swinny, E., Mubarak, A., Hodgson, J., (2014), The acute effect of flavonoid-rich apples and nitrate-rich spinach on cognitive performance and mood in healthy men and women. Food and Function, 5(5), 849-858, Royal Society of Chemistry, DOI: 10.1039/c3fo60590f.
  • Hodgson, J., Croft, K., Woodman, R., Puddey, I., Bondonno, C., Wu, J., Beilin, L., Lukoshkova, E., Head, G., Ward, N., (2014), Effects of vitamin E, vitamin C and polyphenols on the rate of blood pressure variation: results of two randomised controlled trials. British Journal of Nutrition, 112(9), 1551-1561, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/S0007114514002542.
  • Hodgson, J., Woodman, R., Croft, K., Ward, N., Bondonno, C., Puddey, I., Lukoshkova, E., Head, G., (2014), Relationships of vascular function with measures of ambulatory blood pressure variation. Atherosclerosis, 233(1), 48-54, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2013.12.026.
  • Bondonno, C., Liu, A., Croft, K., Ward, N., Yang, X., Considine, M., Puddey, I., Woodman, R., Hodgson, J., (2014), Short-term effects of nitrate-rich green leafty vegetables on blood pressure and arterial stiffness in individuals with high-normal blood pressure. Free Radical Biology and Medicine, 77(December), 353-362, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2014.09.021.
  • Yang, X., Bondonno, C., Indrawan, A., Hodgson, J., Croft, K., (2013), An improved mass spectrometry-based measurement of NO metabolites in biological fluids. Free Radical Biology and Medicine, 56(2013), 1-8, Philadelphia, USA, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2012.12.002.
  • Liu, A., Bondonno, C., Croft, K., Puddey, I., Woodman, R., Rich, L., Ward, N., Vita, J., Hodgson, J., (2013), Effects of a nitrate-rich meal on arterial stiffness and blood pressure in healthy volunteers. Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry, 35(2013), 123-130, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.niox.2013.10.001.
  • Bondonno, C., Croft, K., Puddey, I., Considine, M., Yang, X., Ward, N., Hodgson, J., (2012), Nitrate causes a dose-dependent augmentation of nitric oxide status in healthy women. Food and Function, 3(5), 522-527, Cambridge, UK, Royal Society of Chemistry, DOI: 10.1039/c2fo10206d.
  • Bondonno, C., Yang, X., Croft, K., Considine, M., Ward, N., Rich, L., Puddey, I., Swinny, E., Mubarak, A., Hodgson, J., (2012), Flavonoid-rich apples and nitrate-rich spinach augment nitric oxide status and improve endothelial function in healthy men and women: a randomized controlled trial. Free Radical Biology and Medicine, 52(1), 95-102, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2011.09.028.

Conference Publications

  • Mubarak, A., Bondonno, C., Liu, A., Considine, M., Rich, L., Mas, E., Croft, K., Hodgson, J., (2012), Acute Effects of Chlorogenic Acid on Nitric Oxide Status, Endothelial Function, and Blood Pressure in Healthy Volunteers: A Randomized Trial. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 60(Oct 2011), 9130-9136, ACS Publications, DOI: 10.1021/jf303440j.
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