Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
I was awarded my PhD in 2020 and currently I am a University of Adelaide postdoctoral researcher and member of the Robinson Research Institute. The overarching aim of my research is to enhance reproductive health via lifestyle modification such as dietary changes. Gestational diabetes is the most prevalent pregnancy complication in Australia and also common around the world. It can impact both mothers’ and children’s health through the entirety of their lifespans. The focus of my current research is to reduce gestational diabetes through personalised dietary modifications.
I have the skills and expertise in planning multidisciplinary research projects in my areas of interest which are reproductive health, the impact of parental factors on pregnancy and baby’s health, and mechanisms behind health and disease such as epigenetic modifications. I have these skills due to my experience as a clinical dietitian, completing my PhD in the area of reproductive and placental health, having a wide range of laboratory skills, and working on the current clinical and epidemiological post-doctoral research project.
I have experience in teaching different health-relevant topics. It provides me with an excellent opportunity to keep my knowledge updated, think more broadly and link different areas. Currently, I am the Biomedical Representative of the Robinson Research Institute Early and Mid-Career Researcher (EMCR) Council and a member of the EMCR committee of Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation in Health in Preconception, Pregnancy, and Postpartum (HiPPP). Through these positions, I contribute to organising events such as conferences and seminars.
Date Position Institution name 2021 - 2024 Post-doctoral Researcher University of Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2021 Award HDA Travel and Development Grants 2021 Healthy Development Adelaide Australia — 2019 Award Best oral poster presentation (2nd Prize) Nutrition Society of Australia Australia — 2016 Scholarship University of Adelaide Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia —
Date Institution name Country Title 2016 - 2020 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
Year Citation 2021 Habibi, N., Labrinidis, A., Leemaqz, S. Y. -L., Jankovic-Karasoulos, T., McCullough, D., Grieger, J. A., . . . Bianco-Miotto, T. (2021). Effect of selenium and iodine on oxidative stress in the first trimester human placenta explants. Nutrients, 13(3), 1-14.
2020 Habibi, N., Jankovic-Karasoulos, T., Leemaqz, S. Y. L., Francois, M., Zhou, S. J., Leifert, W. R., . . . Bianco-Miotto, T. (2020). Effect of iodine and selenium on proliferation, viability, and oxidative stress in HTR-8/SVneo placental cells. Biological Trace Element Research, 199(4), 1332-1344.
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2020 Habibi, N., Grieger, J. A., & Bianco-Miotto, T. (2020). A Review of the Potential Interaction of Selenium and Iodine on Placental and Child Health.. Nutrients, 12(9), 22 pages.
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2020 Habibi, N., Bianco-Miotto, T., Phoi, Y. Y., Jankovic-Karasoulos, T., Roberts, C. T., & Grieger, J. A. (2020). Maternal diet and offspring telomere length: a systematic review.. Nutr Rev, 79(2), 148-159.
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2017 Daneshi-Maskooni, M., Badri-Fariman, M., Habibi, N., Dorosty-Motlagh, A., Yavari, H., Kashani, A., & Hosseini, M. (2017). The relationship between food insecurity and esophageal and gastric cancers: A case-control study. Journal of Research in Health Sciences, 17(2), 7-14.
Scopus6 Europe PMC2
2017 Habibi, N., Hasaninasab, A., Esteghamati, A., Azam, K., Yosaee, S., & Djafarian, K. (2017). Comparison of serum total antioxidant capacity between subjects with and without metabolic syndrome according their body mass index. Journal of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, 2(3). 2016 Samadi, M., Zeinali, F., Habibi, N., & Ghotbodin-Mohammadi, S. (2016). Intake of dietary supplements and malnutrition in patients in intensive care unit. International Journal of Preventive Medicine, 7(1), 1-5.
2015 Habibi, N., Huang, M. S. L., Gan, W. Y., Zulida, R., & Safavi, S. M. (2015). Prevalence of Primary Dysmenorrhea and Factors Associated with Its Intensity Among Undergraduate Students: A Cross-Sectional Study. Pain Management Nursing, 16(6), 855-861.
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2015 Hariri, M., Salehi, R., Feizi, A., Mirlohi, M., Ghiasvand, R., & Habibi, N. (2015). A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical trial on probiotic soy milk and soy milk: effects on epigenetics and oxidative stress in patients with type II diabetes. Genes and Nutrition, 10(6), 1-8.
2015 Zeinali, F., Abdollahi, S., Azam, K., Habibi, N., & Djafarian, K. (2015). Pattern of Objectively Measured Physical Activity in Elderly Individuals and Its Associated Characteristics.. Journal of Applied Environmental and Biological Sciences, 5(10), 83-90. — Zeinali, F., Habibi, N., Samadi, M., Azam, K., & Djafarian, K. (n.d.). Relation between Lifestyle and Socio-Demographic Factors and Body Composition among the Elderly. Global Journal of Health Science, 8(8), 172.
2021 FOOD SC 3502WT - Nutrition III: guest lecturer on maternal diet and telomere length, and systematic review methodology
2021 PUB HLTH 3007 Nutrition: Ideology, Individuals & Industry: guest lecturer, assignment supervision and evaluation
2021 HLTH SC 3100 Exercise, Nutrition and Metabolism: guest lecturer
Date Role Membership Country 2021 - ongoing Member Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation in Health in Preconception, Pregnancy, and Postpartum (HiPPP) Australia 2021 - ongoing Representative Robinson Research Institute Australia 2019 - ongoing Member Nutrition Society of Australia Australia 2019 - 2021 Treasurer Postgraduate Association for Waite Students Australia 2017 - ongoing Member Epigenetics Consortium of South Australia Incorporated Australia 2016 - ongoing Member Healthy Development Adelaide (HDA) Australia
Date Event Name Event Type Institution Country 2021 - ongoing Health in Preconception, Pregnancy, and Postpartum EMR-C Conference Conference Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation (MCHRI) Australia 2020 - 2021 Annual Postgraduate Symposium Symposium School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide Australia 2019 - 2020 Annual Postgraduate Symposium Symposium School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide Australia
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