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Dr Simone Radavelli-Bagatini

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Simone is a postdoctoral research fellow in ECU’s Nutrition & Health Innovation Research Institute. Her research aims to investigate the link between stress, mental and heart health. Simone is particularly interested in finding new methods to increase fruit and vegetable intake, to alleviate stress level and improve heart health and mental wellbeing. Other areas of interest include finding new strategies to elicit diet and lifestyle behaviour changes to improve quality of life in older people.

Background

Simone’s expertise is on nutrition epidemiological studies and clinical trials, with focus on improving fruit and vegetable consumption, to alleviate stress level, improve heart health and mental wellbeing. Her research has been published in leading nutrition journals, such as Clinical Nutrition and the European Journal of Nutrition, and other nutrition-related papers in the premier bone journal, the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, as well as reviews in Obesity Reviews.

Professional Associations

  • March 2022 - Core Member, Nutrition & Health Innovation Research Institute (NHIRI)
  • March 2022 - General committee member, Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA) Perth
  • March 2021 - Member, Institute for Nutrition Research (INR)
  • June 2021   - Member, International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR)
  • Sept 2019    - Member, Western Australian Cardiovascular Research Alliance (WACRA)
  • May 2020    - Member, American Society for Nutrition (ASN)
  • Sept 2018   - Member, NSA

Awards and Recognition

  • 2021 - Best research media campaign by a Higher Degree Research Student 2021 "Eating more fruit and vegetables linked to less stress"
  • 2021 - Winner of the American Society for Nutrition infographic competition 2021 "Can fruit and vegetable intake reduce stress?".  The ASN has members from over 100 countries and is the largest nutrition society in the world.  The winning infographic is on the ASN's social media channels and our website, nutrition.org.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Stress
  • Mental Health
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Musculoskeletal health
  • Diet and lifestyle
  • Healthy ageing

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2022.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Pokharel, P., Blekkenhorst, L., Bondonno, C., Murray, K., Radavelli Bagatini, S., Magliano, D., Daly, R., Shaw, J., Lewis, J., Hodgson, J., Bondonno, N. (2024). Associations of Vegetable and Potato Intakes With Markers of Type 2 Diabetes Risk in the AusDiab Cohort. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2024(Article in press), 16 pages. https://doi.org/10.1210/clinem/dgae333.

Journal Articles

  • Sim, M., Smith, C., Bondonno, N., Radavelli Bagatini, S., Blekkenhorst, L., Dalla Via, J., McCormick, R., Kun, Z., Hodgson, J., Prince, R., Lewis, J. (2023). Higher Dietary Vitamin K Intake is Associated with Better Physical Function and Lower Long-Term Injurious Falls Risk in Community-Dwelling Older Women. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 27(1), 38-45. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12603-022-1866-9.
  • Radavelli Bagatini, S., Macpherson, H., Scott, D., Daly, R., Hodgson, J., Laws, S., Zhu, K., Prince, R., Lewis, J., Sim, M. (2023). Impaired muscle function, including its decline, is related to greater long-term late-life dementia risk in older women. Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, 14(3), 1508-1519. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcsm.13227.
  • Murphy, M., Radavelli Bagatini, S., Allen, G., Hart, N., Mosler, A. (2023). Essential reporting items within a law enforcement recruit injury and physical performance database: A modified Delphi study. JSAMS Plus, 2(Article in press), Article number 100035. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsampl.2023.100035.

Journal Articles

  • Radavelli Bagatini, S., Sim, M., Blekkenhorst, L., Bondonno, N., Bondonno, C., Woodman, R., Dickson, J., Magliano, DJ., Shaw, JE., Daly, RM., Hodgson, J., Lewis, J. (2022). Associations of specific types of fruit and vegetables with perceived stress in adults: The AusDiab study. European Journal of Nutrition, 61(9), 2929-2938. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00394-022-02848-5.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1fo04209b.
  • Radavelli Bagatini, S., Gebre, A., Kennedy, M., Sim, M., Blekkenhorst, L., Bondonno, C., Jackson, B., Dimmock, J., Schlaich, MP., Hodgson, J., Lewis, J. (2022). Provision of non-invasive coronary and carotid vascular imaging results on changes in diet and physical activity in asymptomatic adults: A scoping review. Frontiers in Nutrition, 9(2022), Article Number 946378. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2022.946378.
  • Radavelli Bagatini, S., Sim, M., Blekkenhorst, L., Bondonno, N., Bondonno, C., Woodman, R., Dickson, J., Harms, C., Magliano, D., Shaw, J., Daly, R., Hodgson, J., Lewis, J. (2022). Higher Consumption of Fruit and Vegetables Is Associated With Lower Worries, Tension and Lack of Joy Across the Lifespan. Frontiers in Nutrition, 9(2 May 2022), Article number 837066. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2022.837066.

Journal Articles

  • Bondonno, N., Davey, R., Murray, K., Radavelli Bagatini, S., Bondonno, C., Blekkenhorst, L., Sim, M., Magliano, D., Daly, R., Shaw, J., Lewis, J., Hodgson, J. (2021). Associations between fruit intake and risk of diabetes in the AusDiab cohort. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 106(10), E4097-E4108. https://doi.org/10.1210/clinem/dgab335.
  • Radavelli Bagatini, S., Blekkenhorst, L., Sim, M., Prince, R., Bondonno, N., Bondonno, C., Woodman, R., Anokye, R., Dimmock, J., Jackson, B., Costello, L., Devine, A., Stanley, M., Dickson, J., Magliano, D., Shaw, J., Daly, R., Hodgson, J., Lewis, J. (2021). Fruit and vegetable intake is inversely associated with perceived stress across the adult lifespan. Clinical Nutrition, 40(5), 2860-2867. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnu.2021.03.043.
  • Radavelli Bagatini, S., Anokye, R., Bondonno, N., Sim, M., Bondonno, C., Stanley, M., Harms, C., Woodman, R., Magliano, D., Shaw, J., Daly, R., Hodgson, J., Lewis, J., Blekkenhorst, L. (2021). Association of habitual intake of fruits and vegetables with depressive symptoms: the AusDiab study. European Journal of Nutrition, 60(7), 3743-3755. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00394-021-02532-0.
  • 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. (2021). Dietary nitrate intake is positively associated with muscle function in men and women independent of physical activity levels. The Journal of Nutrition, 151(5), 1222 - 1230. https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxaa415.
  • 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. (2021). 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, 125(3), 337-345. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114520002706.
  • Rees, J., Radavelli Bagatini, S., Lo, J., Hodgson, J., Christophersen, C., Daly, R., Magliano, D., Shaw, J., Sim, M., Bondonno, C., Blekkenhorst, L., Dickson, J., Lewis, J., Devine, A. (2021). Association between Fruit and Vegetable Intakes and Mental Health in the Australian Diabetes Obesity and Lifestyle Cohort. Nutrients, 13(5), Article number 1447. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13051447.

Journal Articles

  • 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) randomised controlled trial in Australian adults: Protocol for a mixed-method process evaluation. BMJ Open, 10(11), Article number 036395. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036395.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12937-020-00559-3.
  • Hill, C., Blekkenhorst, L., Radavelli Bagatini, S., Sim, M., Woodman, R., Devine, A., Shaw, J., Hodgson, J., Daly, R., Lewis, J. (2020). Fruit and Vegetable Knowledge and Intake within an Australian Population: The AusDiab Study. Nutrients, 12(12), Article number 3628. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12123628.
  • 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), Article number 036366. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036366.

Journal Articles

  • Lewis, J., Radavelli Bagatini, S., Rejnmark, L., Chen, JS., Simpson, JM., Lappe, JM., Mosekilde, L., Prentice, RL., Prince, RL. (2014). The effects of calcium supplementation on verified coronary heart disease hospitalization and death in postmenopausal women: A collaborative meta-Analysis of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 30(1), 165-175. https://doi.org/10.1002/jbmr.2311.
  • Radavelli Bagatini, S., Zhu, K., Lewis, J., Prince, R. (2014). Dairy food intake, peripheral bone structure, and muscle mass in elderly ambulatory women. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 29(7), 1691-1700. https://doi.org/10.1002/jbmr.2181.

Journal Articles

  • Radavelli Bagatini, S., Zhu, K., Lewis, J., Dhaliwal, SS., Prince, RL. (2013). Association of Dairy Intake with Body Composition and Physical Function in Older Community-Dwelling Women. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 113(12), 1669-1674. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2013.05.019.

Research Projects

  • Understanding the barriers and motivators for consumption of fruit and vegetables in women post-stroke: a focus groups from patients and carers perspective, Australian Health Research Alliance, Women's Health Research Translation Network Early and Mid-Career Researcher Award, 2023 ‑ 2024, $11,971.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Evaluating the role of diet and dietary components on cognitive function and late-life dementia in older Australian women.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Discerning an estimate of dietary vitamin K requirements to improve cardiovascular related health outcomes in Australia
  • Master of Medical and Health Science by Research, Nutritional factors influencing frailty in older adults
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