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Dr Bianca Benassi-Evans

Nutrition and Health Research Clinic Manager - Research Scientist


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PO BOX 11060


Dr Benassi-Evans leads the Nutrition & Health Research Clinic, based at SAHMRI, South Australia. The Research Clinic has over 30 years experience in food and diet substantiation research and has worked with Australian and Global food industries to substantiate foods, food components and nutritional supplements.

Bianca has broad experience in clinical trial design, protocol development, implementation and management of nutritional physiology clinical intervention substantiation studies, using both physiological and cellular biomarkers. She provides oversight for a range of clinical studies, spanning from acute feeding trials to longer-term trials of up to two years or more, ranging from 20 to 400 participants and in various population groups. Studies include whole of diet interventions, incorporation of one or more test foods into habitual diets and also complementary medicine trials, notified with the TGA (CTN).

Bianca is a Registered Nutritionist (Nutrition Society of Australia), has formal systematic review training (Joanna Briggs Institute, University of Adelaide) and training in Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP) for Research Professionals training (Research Excellence Training, RXT). She is an accredited GCP Trainer (Sophie Mepham GCP, TransCelerate Biopharma approved).

Academic Qualifications

  • 2011

    Graduate Certificate of Public Health
    University of Adelaide

  • 2008

    PhD Nutritional Physiology
    University of Adelaide

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2009-current

    Nutrition Society of Australia Committee - Adelaide Branch

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