Deepti Sharma

Deepti Sharma

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


My research program is clinical nutrition and identifying preventative strategies to improve bone health across life stages.

I am an experienced scientist with over 13 years of industrial research background before focussing on academic reserach in 2016. I am currently working as a post-doctoral researcher at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Research.

My current research project include investigating nutrition-gut-bone axis and to identify preventative strategies to reduce fracture risk due to osteoporosis.

Clinical Studies-

1. Investigating Nutritional Determinants of Bone Quality in Orthopaedic patients.

2. Investigating Functional outcomes in patients undergoing elective hip arthroplasty.

3. Investigating interactions between nutrition and gut health and its influence on bone metabolism. 

  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2016 - 2020 University of South Australia Australia PhD
    2000 - 2002 SNDT Women’s University India Masters
    1997 - 2000 University of Delhi India Bachelors of Applied Sciences
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    Nutrition Labelling of Packaged Foods Central Food Technological Research Institute India
    Nutrition Epidemiology Public Health Foundation of India India
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Sharma, D. K., Anderson, P. H., Morris, H. A., & Clifton, P. M. (2022). Acute C-Terminal Crosslinking Telopeptide of Type i Collagen (CTX-1) Suppression with Milk Calcium or Calcium Carbonate Is Independent of Visceral Fat in a Randomized Crossover Study in Lean and Overweight Postmenopausal Women. Journal of Nutrition, 152(4), 1006-1014.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS2
    2021 Alshabrawy, A. K., Bergamin, A., Sharma, D. K., Hickey, S. M., Brooks, D. A., O'Loughlin, P., . . . Anderson, P. H. (2021). LC-MS/MS analysis of vitamin D₃ metabolites in human serum using a salting-out based liquid-liquid extraction and DAPTAD derivatization. Journal of Chromatography B: Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences, 1173, 122654-1-122654-9.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS6 Europe PMC5
    2020 Sharma, D. K., Anderson, P. H., Morris, H. A., & Clifton, P. M. (2020). Visceral fat is a negative determinant of bone health in obese postmenopausal women. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(11), 12 pages.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS11 Europe PMC8
    2019 Sharma, D. K., Sawyer, R. K., Robertson, T. S., Stamenkov, R., Solomon, L. B., Atkins, G. J., . . . Anderson, P. H. (2019). Elevated Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels Are Associated with Improved Bone Formation and Micro-Structural Measures in Elderly Hip Fracture Patients.. Journal of clinical medicine, 8(11), 10 pages.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS9 Europe PMC5
    2005 Katyal, D., Ghugre, P., Udipi, S., & Sharma, D. (2005). Resistant starch in raw and processed legumes. International Journal of Food Science and Technology.
  • Books

    Year Citation
    2016 Chattopadhyay, N., & Sharma, D. K. (2016). Postmenopausal Osteoporosis and Its Therapies☆. Elsevier.
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  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2018 Sharma, D., Sawyer, R., Stamenkov, R., Robertson, T., Stapledon, C., Atkins, G., . . . Anderson, P. (2018). SERUM 25-HYDROXYVITAMIN D AND ITS METABOLISM IN BONE TISSUE IS ASSOCIATED WITH IMPROVED BONE QUALITY IN ELDERLY HIP FRACTURE PATIENTS. In JOURNAL OF BONE AND MINERAL RESEARCH Vol. 33 (pp. 205). Montreal, CANADA: WILEY.
    2017 Sharma, D., Robertson, T., Stamenkov, R., Stapledon, C., Atkins, G., Clifton, P., . . . Morris, H. (2017). Bone CYP27B1, CYP24A1 and Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D are Key Positive Factors for Trabecular Bone Architecture in Hip Fracture Patients. In JOURNAL OF BONE AND MINERAL RESEARCH Vol. 32 (pp. S101). Denver, CO: WILEY.

1. CALHN CEO Clinical Rapid Implementation Project Scheme (CRIPS), 2023Next Generation Sequencing as a Precision Medicine Tool in the treatment and management of patients with Prosthetic Joint Infection (AI-A).

2. Research Infrastructure Funding Awards 2022, The University of Adelaide (CI-D)

3. Australian Orthopaedics Association, Project Grant, 2022, 'Is Gut dysbioisis responsible for Prosthetic Joint Infection'? (CI-C)

3. Industry Funding, Synergy Lifesciences, 2022 (CI-A)

4. Emerging Researcher Seed Funding, Bone Health Foundation, “Does Vitamin K affects Femoral Bone Quality? (CI-A)

5. Thee Royal Adelaide Hospital Project Grant, 2018 “Acute effects of supplemental and dietary calcium on bone turnover markers in lean and overweight post-menopausal women”, 2018 (CI-A).

6. Bone Health Foundation, Project Grant, 2018, Interaction between Visceral adiposity and Bone turnover (CI-B)

  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 - 2022 Co-Supervisor The Role of B-vitamins and Homocysteine on Bone Microarchitecture in Patients undergoing Hip Arthroplasty The Royal Adelaide Hospital BACHELOR OF HEALTH AND MEDICAL SCIENCES Honours Full Time Nicole Bamhare

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