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Cortie, Colin Dr

Clinical trials coordinator

  • Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health

Overview


I'm a passionate scientist looking to make a difference in the world. I love using data to tell stories.

As a lifelong student, I like jobs where I am constantly learning, discussing, and teaching.

My PhD investigated the role of lipid peroxidation in aging and disease. I'm currently the trial coordinator /postdoctoral researcher on an NHMRC-funded, multi-center trial examing whether omega-3 dietary supplements decrease aggression in prisoners.

Our research group is always looking for MEDI350, honours, masters, or PhD students - if you are interested email me at colinc@uow.edu.au.

Available as Research Supervisor

Available for Collaborative Projects

Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • Aggressive and violent behaviour in prisons has a detrimental effect both within prison walls and in the greater community beyond them. Aggression and violence in prisons is a psychological and economic burden that affects prisoners, prison staff, their families, and the wider community. <br /><br /> This is a global problem, and Goal 16 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals is closely linked with criminal justice and prison reform including the reduction of violence in prisons.<br /><br />I am currently working on a clinical trial in Australian prisons to test if dietary supplementation with omega-3 (similar to the omega-3 capsules you can buy at the shops) decrease aggression and violent behaviour. Omega-3 supplementation has been shown to decrease aggression in prisoners in the UK and the Netherlands, but this Australian study is the largest of its type.<br /><br /> If the study finds the omega-3 does decrease aggression, the research team hopes to influence prison policies to include dietary changes or supplementation across Australian prisons.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Current topics:
    - Methods of measuring aggression in prisons.
    - Examining relationships between health,         impulsivity, and aggression.
    - Lipid transport in healthy and unhealthy pregnancy.

    Projects on this topics are co-supervised by Prof. Barbara Meyer and Assoc/Prof. Mitch Byrne, and are available as MEDI350, Honours, or Masters projects.





Full Name


  • C Colin Hilton Cortie, H

Mailing Address


  • School of Medicine

    University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

  • School of Medicine

    University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • Aggressive and violent behaviour in prisons has a detrimental effect both within prison walls and in the greater community beyond them. Aggression and violence in prisons is a psychological and economic burden that affects prisoners, prison staff, their families, and the wider community. <br /><br /> This is a global problem, and Goal 16 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals is closely linked with criminal justice and prison reform including the reduction of violence in prisons.<br /><br />I am currently working on a clinical trial in Australian prisons to test if dietary supplementation with omega-3 (similar to the omega-3 capsules you can buy at the shops) decrease aggression and violent behaviour. Omega-3 supplementation has been shown to decrease aggression in prisoners in the UK and the Netherlands, but this Australian study is the largest of its type.<br /><br /> If the study finds the omega-3 does decrease aggression, the research team hopes to influence prison policies to include dietary changes or supplementation across Australian prisons.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Current topics:
    - Methods of measuring aggression in prisons.
    - Examining relationships between health,         impulsivity, and aggression.
    - Lipid transport in healthy and unhealthy pregnancy.

    Projects on this topics are co-supervised by Prof. Barbara Meyer and Assoc/Prof. Mitch Byrne, and are available as MEDI350, Honours, or Masters projects.





Full Name


  • C Colin Hilton Cortie, H

Mailing Address


  • School of Medicine

    University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

  • School of Medicine

    University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia