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Dr Catherine Bondonno

Research Fellow

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 4601
Email: c.bondonno@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO31.470B  

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

  • Investigating the Relationship between Dietary Components and Cardiometabolic Disease,  Raine Medical Research Foundation,  2020 Healy Research Collaboration Award,  2020 - 2022,  $51,723.
  • Nitrate and Human Health - From Villain to Hero,  Department of Health WA,  Near Miss Merit Awards,  2019 - 2021,  $75,000.
  • A new Western Australian flavonoid-rich apple, BravoTM, and vascular health,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2017 Open Round,  2018 - 2020,  $140,778.
  • A microbiome derived flavan-3-ol catabolite as a biomarker of intake,  Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation,  Springboard Grants,  2018 - 2020,  $19,930.
  • Increased production of short chain fatty acids by the gut microbiome improves vascular health,  Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation,  Grant,  2017 - 2019,  $18,376.
  • Can vegetable-derived nitrate improve cardiovascular health? ,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2018,  2018 - 2019,  $28,600.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Parmenter, B., Croft, K., Hodgson, J., Dalgaard, F., Bondonno, C., Lewis, J., Cassidy, A., Scalbert, A., Bondonno, N., (2020), An overview and update on the epidemiology of flavonoid intake and cardiovascular disease risk. Food and Function, 11(8), 6777-6806, DOI: 10.1039/D0FO01118E.
  • Bondonno, N., Murray, K., Bondonno, C., Lewis, J., Croft, K., Kyro, C., Gislason, G., Tjonneland, A., Scalbert, A., Cassidy, A., Piccini, J., Overvad, K., Hodgson, J., Dalgaard, F., (2020), Flavonoid intake and its association with atrial fibrillation. Clinical Nutrition, 2020(Article in press), 1-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.clnu.2020.04.025.
  • Anokye, R., Radavelli Bagatini, S., Bondonno, C., Sim, M., Blekkenhorst, L., Connolly, E., Bondonno, N., Schousboe, J., Woodman, R., Zhu, K., Szulc, P., Jackson, B., Dimmock, J., Schlaich, M., Cox, K., Kiel, D., Lim, W., Devine, A., Thompson, P., Gianoudis, J., De Ross, B., Daly, R., Hodgson, J., Lewis, J., Stanley, M., (2020), Implementation, mechanisms of impact and key contextual factors involved in outcomes of the Modification of Diet, Exercise and Lifestyle (MODEL) randomized controlled trial in Australian adults: protocol for a mixed-method process evaluation. BMJ Open, 10(11), Article number 036395, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036395.
  • Radavelli Bagatini, S., Bondonno, C., Sim, M., Blekkenhorst, L., Anokye, R., Connolly, E., Bondonno, N., Schoesboe, J., Woodman, R., Zhu , K., Szulc, P., Jackson, B., Dimmock, J., Schlaich, M., Cox, K., Kiel, D., Lim, W., Stanley, M., Devine, A., Thompson, P., Gianoudis, J., De Ross, B., Daly, R., Lewis, J., Hodgson, J., (2020), Modification Of Diet, Exercise and Lifestyle (MODEL) study: a randomised controlled trial protocol. BMJ Open, 10(11), e036366, DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036366.
  • Bondonno, C., Bondonno, N., Shinde, S., Shafaei Darestani, A., Boyce, M., Swinny, E., Jacob, S., Lacey, K., Woodman, R., Croft, K., Considine, M., Hodgson, J., (2020), Phenolic composition of 91 Australian apple varieties: towards understanding their health attributes. Food and Function, 11(8), 7115-7125, DOI: 10.1039/d0fo01130d.
  • Blekkenhorst, L., Sim, M., Radavelli Bagatini, S., Bondonno, N., Bondonno, C., Devine, A., Schousboe, J., Lim, W., Kiel, D., Woodman, R., Hodgson, J., Prince, R., Lewis, J., (2020), Cruciferous vegetable intake is inversely associated with extensive abdominal aortic calcification in elderly women: a cross-sectional study. The British Journal of Nutrition: an international journal of nutritional science, Online(July), 9p., DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114520002706.
  • Connolly, E., Bondonno, C., Sim, M., Radavelli Bagatini, S., Croft, K., Boyce, M., James, A., Clark, K., Anokye, R., Bondonno, N., Woodman, R., Devine, A., Gan, SK., Schultz, C., Mithen, R., Lewis, J., Hodgson, J., Blekkenhorst, L., (2020), A randomised controlled crossover trial investigating the short-term effects of different types of vegetables on vascular and metabolic function in middle-aged and older adults with mildly elevated blood pressure: the VEgetableS for vaScular hEaLth (VESSEL) study protocol. Nutrition Journal, 19(1), Article number 41, DOI: 10.1186/s12937-020-00559-3.
  • Gopinath, B., McMahon, C., Lewis, J., Bondonno, N., Bondonno, C., Burlutsky, G., Hodgson, J., Mitchell, P., (2020), Associations between Intake of Dietary Flavonoids and 10-Year Incidence of Age-Related Hearing Loss. Nutrients, 12(11), 3297, DOI: 10.3390/nu12113297.
  • Gopinath, B., Liew, G., Lewis, J., Bondonno, N., Bondonno, C., Burlutsky, G., Hodgson, J., Mitchell, P., (2020), Associations between dietary flavonoids and retinal microvasculature in older adults. European Journal of Nutrition, 59(7), 3093-3101, DOI: 10.1007/s00394-019-02148-5.
  • Blekkenhorst, L., Lewis, J., Bondonno, C., Sim, M., Devine, A., Zhu, K., Lim, WH., Woodman, RJ., Beilin, LJ., Thompson, PL., Prince, RL., Hodgson, J., (2020), Vegetable diversity in relation with subclinical atherosclerosis and 15-year atherosclerotic vascular disease deaths in older adult women. European Journal of Nutrition, 59(1), 217-230, DOI: 10.1007/s00394-019-01902-z.
  • Sim, M., Blekkenhorst, L., Bondonno, N., Radavelli Bagatini, S., Peeling, P., Bondonno, C., Magliano, D., Shaw, J., Woodman , R., Murray, K., Lewis, J., Daly, R., Hodgson, J., (2020), Dietary nitrate intake is positively associated with muscle function in men and women independent of physical activity levels. The Journal of Nutrition, -(-), -, -, DOI: in press.
  • Gopinath, B., Liew, G., Lewis, J., Blekkenhorst, L., Bondonno, C., Burlutsky, G., Hodgson, J., Mitchell, P., (2020), Association of dietary nitrate intake with retinal microvascular structure in older adults. European Journal of Nutrition, 59(5), 2057–2063, DOI: 10.1007/s00394-019-02055-9.
  • Sim, M., Lewis, J., Prince, R., Levinger, I., Brennan-Speranza, T., Palmer, C., Bondonno, C., Bondonno, N., Devine, A., Ward, N., Byrnes, E., Schultz, C., Woodman, R., Croft, K., Hodgson, J., Blekkenhorst, L., (2020), The effects of vitamin K-rich green leafy vegetables on bone metabolism: a 4-week randomised controlled trial in middle-aged and older individuals. Bone Reports, 12(June 2020), Article number 100274, Netherlands, DOI: 10.1016/j.bonr.2020.100274.
  • Bondonno, N., Bondonno, C., Ward, N., Woodman, R., Hodgson, J., Croft, K., (2020), Enzymatically-Modified Isoquercitrin Improves Endothelial Function in Volunteers at Risk of Cardiovascular Disease. The British Journal of Nutrition: an international journal of nutritional science, 123(2), 182-189, DOI: 10.1017/S0007114519002137.
  • Bondonno, N., Lewis, J., Blekkenhorst, L., Bondonno, C., Shin, JH., Croft, KD., Woodman, RJ., Wong, G., Lim, WH., Gopinath, B., Flood, VM., Russell, J., Mitchell, P., Hodgson, J., (2020), Association of flavonoids and flavonoid-rich foods with all-cause mortality: The Blue Mountains Eye Study. Clinical Nutrition, 39(1), 141-150, Netherlands, DOI: 10.1016/j.clnu.2019.01.004.
  • Sim, M., Lewis, J., Blekkenhorst, L., Bondonno, C., Devine, A., Zhu, K., Peeling, P., Prince, R., Hodgson, J., (2019), Dietary nitrate intake is associated with muscle function in older women. Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, 10(3), 601-610, DOI: 10.1002/jcsm.12413.
  • Mubarak, A., Croft, K., Bondonno, C., Din, N., (2019), Comparison of liberica and arabica coffee: Chlorogenic acid, caffeine, total phenolic and DPPH radical scavenging activity. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Biology, 7(1), 130-136.
  • Bondonno, N., Dalgaard, F., Kyro, C., Murray, K., Bondonno, C., Lewis, J., Croft, K., Gislason, G., Scalbert, A., Cassidy, A., Tjonneland, A., Overvad, K., Hodgson, J., (2019), Flavonoid intake is associated with lower mortality in the Danish Diet Cancer and Health Cohort. Nature Communications, 10(1), Article number 3651, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-11622-x.
  • Dalgaard, F., Bondonno, N., Murray, K., Bondonno, C., Lewis, J., Croft, K., Kyro, C., Gislason, G., Scalbert, A., Cassidy, A., Tjonneland, A., Overvad, K., Hodgson, J., (2019), Associations between habitual flavonoid intake and hospital admissions for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease: a prospective cohort study. The Lancet Planetary Health, 3(11), 450-459, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2542-5196(19)30212-8.
  • Liu, AH., Bondonno, C., Russell, J., Flood, VM., Lewis, J., Croft, KD., Woodman, RJ., Lim, WH., Kifley, A., Wong, G., Mitchell, P., Hodgson, J., Blekkenhorst, L., (2019), Relationship of dietary nitrate intake from vegetables with cardiovascular disease mortality: a prospective study in a cohort of older Australians. European Journal of Nutrition, 58(7), 2741–2753, DOI: 10.1007/s00394-018-1823-x.
  • Raubenheimer, K., Bondonno, C., Blekkenhorst, L., Wagner, K., Peake, J., Neubauer, O., (2019), Effects of dietary nitrate on inflammation and immune function, and implications for cardiovascular health. Nutrition Reviews, 77(8), 584-599, DOI: 10.1093/nutrit/nuz025.
  • Jackson, J., Patterson, A., Macdonald-Wicks, L., Forder, P., Blekkenhorst, L., Bondonno, C., Hodgson, J., Ward, N., Holder, C., Oldmeadow, C., Byles, J., McEvoy, M., (2019), Vegetable Nitrate Intakes Are Associated with Reduced Self-Reported Cardiovascular-Related Complications within a Representative Sample of Middle-Aged Australian Women, Prospectively Followed up for 15 Years. Nutrients, 11(2), Article number 240, DOI: 10.3390/nu11020240.
  • Blekkenhorst, L., Lewis, J., Prince, R., Devine, A., Bondonno, N., Bondonno, C., Wood, L., Puddey, I., Ward, N., Croft, K., Woodman, R., Beilin, L., Hodgson, J., (2018), Nitrate-rich vegetables do not lower blood pressure in individuals with mildly elevated blood pressure: a 4-wk randomized controlled crossover trial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 107(6), 894-908, Oxford University Press, DOI: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy061.
  • Sim, M., Blekkenhorst, L., Lewis, J., Bondonno, C., Devine, A., Zhu, K., Woodman, R., Prince, R., Hodgson, J., (2018), Vegetable Diversity, Injurious Falls, and Fracture Risk in Older Women: A Prospective Cohort Study. Nutrients, 10(8), Article no.1081, Switzerland, MDPIAG, DOI: 10.3390/nu10081081.
  • Jackson, J., Patterson, A., Macdonald-Wicks, L., Bondonno, C., Blekkenhorst, L., Ward, N., Hodgson, J., Byles, J., McEvoy, M., (2018), Dietary Nitrate and Diet Quality: An Examination of Changing Dietary Intakes within a Representative Sample of Australian Women. Nutrients, 10(8), article no.1005, Switzerland, MDPIAG, DOI: 10.3390/nu10081005.
  • Gopinath, B., Liew, G., Kifley, A., Lewis, J., Bondonno, C., Joachim, N., Hodgson, J., Mitchell, P., (2018), Association of Dietary Nitrate Intake with the 15-Year Incidence of Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 118(12), 2311-2314, United States, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jand.2018.07.012.
  • Sim, M., Blekkenhorst, L., Lewis, J., Bondonno, C., Devine, A., Zhu, K., Woodman, R., Prince, R., Hodgson, J., (2018), Vegetable and fruit intake and injurious falls risk in older women: a prospective cohort study. The British Journal of Nutrition: an international journal of nutritional science, 120(8), 925-934, United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/S0007114518002155.
  • Blekkenhorst, L., Bondonno, N., Liu, A., Ward, N., Prince, R., Lewis, J., Devine, A., Croft, K., Hodgson, J., Bondonno, C., (2018), Nitrate, the oral microbiome, and cardiovascular health: a systematic literature review of human and animal studies. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 107(4), 504-522, United States, American Society of Nutrition, DOI: 10.1093/ajcn/nqx046.
  • Bondonno, C., Blekkenhorst, L., Liu, AH., Bondonno, N., Ward, NC., Croft, KD., Hodgson, J., (2018), Vegetable-derived bioactive nitrate and cardiovascular health. Molecular Aspects of Medicine, 61(June 2018), 83-91, London, United Kingdom, Pergamon Press, DOI: 10.1016/j.mam.2017.08.001.
  • Bondonno, N., Bondonno, C., Blekkenhorst, L., Considine, M., Maghzal, G., Stocker, R., Woodman, R., Ward, N., Hodgson, J., Croft, K., (2018), Flavonoid-rich apple improves endothelial function in individuals at risk for cardiovascular disease: A randomized controlled clinical trial. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 62(3), Article number 1700674, Germany, Wiley-VCH, DOI: 10.1002/mnfr.201700674.
  • Blekkenhorst, L., Sim, M., Bondonno, C., Bondonno, N., Ward, N., Prince, R., Devine, A., Lewis, J., Hodgson, J., (2018), Cardiovascular Health Benefits of Specific Vegetable Types: A Narrative Review. Nutrients, 10(5), Article no.595, Switzerland, MDPIAG, DOI: 10.3390/nu10050595.
  • Blekkenhorst, L., Bondonno, C., Lewis, J., Woodman, R., Devine, A., Bondonno, N., Lim, W., Zhu, K., Beilin, L., Thompson, P., Prince, R., Hodgson, J., (2018), Cruciferous and Total Vegetable Intakes Are Inversely Associated With Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Older Adult Women. Journal of the American Heart Association, 7(8), Article no.e008391, United States, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Inc, DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.117.008391.
  • 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, Basel, Switzerland, MDPI AG, DOI: 10.3390/nu9050511.
  • 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, 106(1), 207-216, Maryland, USA, American Society for Nutrition, DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.116.146761.
  • 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, Philadelphia, USA, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.117.016844.
  • 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, 61(8), Article no. 1600982, Weinheim, Germany, 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, 69(April 2017), 243-256, United Kingdom, Pergamon Press, DOI: 10.1016/j.tifs.2017.04.012.
  • Blekkenhorst, L., Bondonno, C., Lewis, J., Devine, A., Zhu, K., Lim, W., Woodman, R., Beilin, L., Prince, R., Hodgson, J., (2017), Cruciferous and allium vegetable intakes are inversely associated with 15-year Atherosclerotic Vascular disease deaths in older adult women. Journal of the American Heart Association, 6(10), Article number e006558, United States, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd, DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.117.006558.
  • 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. The British Journal of Nutrition: an international journal of nutritional science, 117(11), 1577-1586, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/S0007114517001520.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy: Impact of Dietary Nitrate On Measures of Cardiovascular Health
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