Dr Nathan Johnson

BMedSc, Master of Health Science (Hons), PhD, Graduate Certificate Education Studies (Higher Education
Senior Lecturer, Exercise and Sport Science

C43H - H Block
The University of Sydney

Telephone 93519137
Fax 93519204

Website Exercise Physiology and Nutrition Research Team

Biographical details

Nathan's primary research concerns the physiological consequences of lifestyle change (exercise and diet) in obesity and metabolic disease.
Nathan's research is currently supported by the Ramaciotti Foundation and Blackmores Australia.
Within the Faculty of Health Sciences, Nathan teaches undergraduate exercise science, clinical exercise physiology and postgraduate exercise physiology. His teaching philosophy focuses the development of practical skill mastery for exercise physiology and the promotion of evidence-based clinical practice.

Research interests

Nathan is a member of the Exercise Physiology and Nutrition research team:

http://sydney.edu.au/health-sciences/research/exercise-physiology/index.shtml

Exercise and diet; physiology of exercise; physical activity

Teaching and supervision

Nathan's teaching focuses on the physiology of exercise. Specifically, his teaching centres on the acute and adaptive responses to physical activity with a particular emphasis on the nexus between theoretical understanding and the development of practical competency for the Exercise Physiologist.Current research projects are undertaken by 5 PhD students and Honours candidates for whom Nathan is a supervisor.

Current research students

Project title Research student
An Investigation of the Association Between Habitual Diet and Fuel Partitioning During Exercise Anneliese REEVES
Novel exercise therapies to manage cardiovascular health in diabetes. Kim WAY

Themes

Exercise, Health and Performance

Selected grants

2016

  • Targeting metabolic and vascular health with high intensity exercise training in type 2 diabetes; Johnson N, Baker M, Chuter V, Keating S, George J, Caterson I, Byrne N; Collaborative Research Network for Advancing Exercise & Sports Science (CRN-AESS)/Research Capacity Building Seeding Grant Scheme.
  • Advancing the Metabolic Health Benefits of Almonds; Brinkworth G, Stonehouse W, Bowen J, Luscombe-Marsh N, Tran C, Thompson C, Rogers G, Johnson N; Almond Board of California/Research Support.
  • Impact of Exercise Intervention on the Phenome (Metabolism and Predictive Complications) in Well Characterised Prediabetes and New Onset Type 2 Diabetes Cohorts in China and Australia (The DiabEx.JointStudy); Twigg S, Bi Y, Colagiuri S, Johnson N, McLennan S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

2014

  • Gold-standard assessment of energy expenditure and aerobic fitness during interventions to prevent diabetes; Salis (nee Sainsbury) A, Markovic T, Caterson I, Brand-Miller J, Grunstein R, Johnson N; Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation/Equipment Grant.

2013

  • PLANET Sydney - the PhysicaL Activity NETwork Sydney University; Bauman A, Kay J, Sherrington C, Rissel C, Greaves S, Mulley C, Gill T, Davis G, Refshauge K, Fiatarone Singh M, Hardy L, Baur L, Allman-Farinelli M, Clemson L, Magnusson R, Kilbreath S, Neubeck A, Dhillon H, Chau J, Johnson N; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).
  • The University of Sydney Core Facility for Human Body Composition Assessment; Salis (nee Sainsbury) A, Caterson I, Brand-Miller J, Simpson S, Tam C, Johnson N, Grunstein R; DVC Research/Equipment Grant.
  • Gold-standard assessment of body composition during interventions to prevent diabetes and the frailty of old age; Salis (nee Sainsbury) A, Caterson I, Brand-Miller J, Simpson S, Johnson N, Franklin J, Yee B; Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation/Equipment Grant.

2012

  • Rev Up: A healthy lifestyle intervention program; Freeston J, Fiatarone Singh M, Johnson N, O'Connor H; Uniting Church in Australia/Inner City Development Fund.

2011

  • Lunar Prodigy Bone Densitometer Manufactured By General Electric Australia; Fiatarone Singh M, Davis G, Brand-Miller J, Kilbreath S, Brennan P, March L, Johnson N, Rooney K, Orr R; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.
  • Exercise and liver fat reduction in pre-diabetes: moving beyond weight loss; Johnson N, Caterson I, George J, O'Connor H; Diabetes Australia Research Trust (DART)/Research Grants.

2010

  • A novel exercise regime to reduce cardiometabolic risk in overweight sedentary individuals; Johnson N; Clive & Vera Ramaciotti Foundation/Awards for Biomedical Research: Establishment Gifts.

2008

  • Fitness versus fatness in the treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver; Johnson N; Faculty of Health Sciences/Cumberland Teaching and Learning Grant.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Johnson, N., Stannard, S. (2015). Fat Needs in Masters Athletes. In Peter R.J. Reaburn (Eds.), Nutrition and Performance in Masters Athletes, (pp. 91-113). London: CRC Press.

Journals

  • Engelen, L., Bauman, A., Bellew, W., Caillaud, C., Merom, D., Fiatarone Singh, M., Mackey, M., Johnson, N., Davis, G., Shirley, D., Neubeck, A., Van Der Ploeg, H., Kite, J., Chau, J., Hardy, L., Phongsavan, P., Kummerfeld, R., Williams, K., Stevens, K. (2016). Capacity building in physical activity and non-communicable disease prevention: a low-cost online training course can reach isolated practitioners [Forthcoming]. Global Health Promotion, in press. [More Information]
  • Perreault, K., Bauman, A., Johnson, N., Britton, A., Rangul, V., Stamatakis, E. (2016). Does physical activity moderate the association between alcohol drinking and all-cause, cancer and cardiovascular diseases mortality? A pooled analysis of eight British population cohorts. British Journal of Sports Medicine, Article in press. [More Information]
  • Keating, S., Hackett, D., Parker, H., Way, K., O'Connor, H., Salis (nee Sainsbury), A., Baker, M., Chuter, V., Caterson, I., George, J., Johnson, N. (2016). Effect of resistance training on liver fat and visceral adiposity in adults with obesity: A randomized controlled trial. Hepatology Research, 2016. [More Information]
  • Keating, S., Parker, H., Pavey, T., Baker, M., Caterson, I., George, J., Johnson, N. (2016). Objectively Quantified Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Predicting Visceral Adiposity and Liver Fat. Journal of Obesity, 2016. [More Information]
  • Gow, M., Baur, L., Johnson, N., Cowell, C., Garnett, S. (2016). Reversal of type 2 diabetes in youth who adhere to a very-low-energy diet: a pilot study. Diabetologia, Article in press. [More Information]
  • Lanting, S., Johnson, N., Baker, M., Caterson, I., Chuter, V. (2016). The effect of exercise training on cutaneous microvascular reactivity: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Article In Press. [More Information]
  • Hoon, M., Fornusek, C., Chapman, P., Johnson, N. (2016). The effect of nitrate supplementation on muscle contraction in healthy adults. European Journal of Sport Science, 15(8), 712-719. [More Information]
  • Way, K., Hackett, D., Baker, M., Johnson, N. (2016). The Effect of Regular Exercise on Insulin Sensitivity in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Diabetes and Metabolism Journal, 40(4), 253-271. [More Information]
  • Keating, S., Hackett, D., Parker, H., O'Connor, H., Gerofi, J., Salis (nee Sainsbury), A., Baker, M., Chuter, V., Caterson, I., George, J., Johnson, N. (2015). Effect of aerobic exercise training dose on liver fat and visceral adiposity. Journal of Hepatology, 63(1), 174-182. [More Information]
  • Shephard, R., Johnson, N. (2015). Effects of physical activity upon the liver. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 115(1), 1-46. [More Information]
  • Parker, H., O'Connor, H., Keating, S., Cohn, J., Garg, M., Caterson, I., George, J., Johnson, N. (2015). Efficacy of the Omega-3 Index in predicting non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in overweight and obese adults: a pilot study. British Journal of Nutrition, 114(5), 780-787. [More Information]
  • Tanhoffer, R., Tanhoffer, A., Raymond, J., Johnson, N., Hills, A., Davis, G. (2015). Energy expenditure in individuals with spinal cord injury quantified by doubly-labelled water and a multi-sensor armband. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 12(2), 163-170. [More Information]
  • Keating, S., George, J., Johnson, N. (2015). The benefits of exercise for patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Expert Review of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 9(10), 1247-1250. [More Information]
  • Burdon, C., Ruell, P., Johnson, N., Chapman, P., O'Brien, S., O'Connor, H. (2015). The effect of ice-slushy consumption on plasma vasoactive intestinal peptide during prolonged exercise in the heat. Journal of Thermal Biology, 47, 59-62. [More Information]
  • Keating, S., Machan, E., O'Connor, H., Gerofi, J., Sainsbury, A., Caterson, I., Johnson, N. (2014). Continuous Exercise but Not High Intensity Interval Training Improves Fat Distribution in Overweight Adults. Journal of Obesity, 2014, 1-12. [More Information]
  • Hoon, M., Hopkins, W., Jones, A., Martin, D., Halson, S., West, N., Johnson, N., Burke, L. (2014). Nitrate supplementation and high-intensity performance in competitive cyclists. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 39(9), 1043-1049. [More Information]
  • Hoon, M., Jones, A., Johnson, N., Blackwell, J., Broad, E., Lundy, B., Rice, A., Burke, L. (2014). The effect of variable doses of inorganic nitrate-rich beetroot juice on simulated 2000-m rowing performance in trained athletes. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 9(4), 615-620. [More Information]
  • Burdon, C., Schmidt, C., Johnson, N., Chapman, P., O'Connor, H. (2014). The influence of ice slushy on voluntary contraction force following exercise-induced hyperthermia. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 39(7), 781-786. [More Information]
  • Burdon, C., Johnson, N., Chapman, P., Muhamed, A., O'Connor, H. (2013). Case study: Beverage temperature at aid stations in Ironman triathlon. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 23(4), 418-424.
  • Johnson, N., Chuter, V., Rooney, K. (2013). Conception of learning and clinical skill acquisition in undergraduate exercise science students: a pilot study. Advances in Physiology Education, 37(1), 108-111. [More Information]
  • Hughes, J., Chapman, P., Brown, S., Johnson, N., Stannard, S. (2013). Indirect measures of substrate utilisation following exercise-induced muscle damage. European Journal of Sport Science, 13(5), 509-517. [More Information]
  • Hackett, D., Johnson, N., Chow, C. (2013). Respiratory muscle adaptations: a comparison between bodybuilders and endurance athletes. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 53(2), 139-145.
  • Burdon, C., Hoon, M., Johnson, N., Chapman, P., O'Connor, H. (2013). The effect of ice slushy ingestion and mouthwash on thermoregulation and endurance performance in the heat. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 23(5), 458-469.
  • Hoon, M., Johnson, N., Chapman, P., Burke, L. (2013). The effect of nitrate supplementation on exercise performance in healthy individuals: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 23(5), 522-532.
  • Ryan, M., Itsiopoulos, C., Thodis, T., Ward, G., Trost, N., Hofferberth, S., O'Dea, K., Desmond, P., Johnson, N., Wilson, A. (2013). The Mediterranean diet improves hepatic steatosis and insulin sensitivity in individuals with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Journal of Hepatology, 59(1), 138-143. [More Information]
  • Hackett, D., Johnson, N., Chow, C. (2013). Training practices and ergogenic aids used by male bodybuilders. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 27(6), 1609-1617. [More Information]
  • Hackett, D., Johnson, N., Halaki, M., Chow, C. (2012). A novel scale to assess resistance-exercise effort. Journal of Sports Sciences, 30(13), 1405-1413. [More Information]
  • Ismail, I., Keating, S., Baker, M., Johnson, N. (2012). A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of aerobic vs. resistance exercise training on visceral fat. Obesity Reviews, 13(1), 68-91. [More Information]
  • Johnson, N., van Overbeek, D., Chapman, P., Thompson, M., Sachinwalla, T., George, J. (2012). Effect of prolonged exercise and pre-exercise dietary manipulation on hepatic triglycerides in trained men. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 112(5), 1817-1825. [More Information]
  • Keating, S., Hackett, D., George, J., Johnson, N. (2012). Exercise and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Hepatology, 57(1), 157-166. [More Information]
  • Johnson, N., Keating, S., George, J. (2012). Exercise and the Liver: Implications for Therapy in Fatty Liver Disorders. Seminars in Liver Disease, 32(1), 65-79. [More Information]
  • Hackett, D., Johnson, N., Chow, C. (2012). High-volume resistance training session acutely diminishes respiratory muscle strength. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 11, 26-30.
  • Burdon, C., Johnson, N., Chapman, P., O'Connor, H. (2012). Influence of beverage temperature on palatability and fluid ingestion during endurance exercise: A systematic review. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 22(3), 199-211.
  • Parker, H., Johnson, N., Burdon, C., Cohn, J., O'Connor, H., George, J. (2012). Omega-3 supplementation and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Hepatology, 56(4), 944-951. [More Information]
  • Parker, H., Johnson, N., George, J. (2012). Reply to: "The optimal dose of omega-3 supplementation for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease". Journal of Hepatology, 57(2), 469-470. [More Information]
  • Temesi, J., Johnson, N., Raymond, J., Burdon, C., O'Connor, H. (2011). Carbohydrate ingestion during endurance exercise improves performance in adults. The Journal of Nutrition, 141(5), 890-897. [More Information]
  • Green, J., Johnson, N., Sachinwalla, T., Cunningham, C., Thompson, M., Stannard, S. (2011). Moderate-intensity endurance exercise prevents short-term starvation-induced intramyocellular lipid accumulation but not insulin resistance. Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental, 60(8), 1051-1057. [More Information]
  • Burdon, C., O'Connor, H., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Shirreffs, S., Chapman, P., Johnson, N. (2010). Effect of drink temperature on core temperature and endurance cycling performance in warm, humid conditions. Journal of Sports Sciences, 28(11), 1147-1156. [More Information]
  • Hughes, J., Johnson, N., Brown, S., Sachinwalla, T., Walton, D., Stannard, S. (2010). Effects of eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage on intramyocellular lipid concentration and high energy phosphates. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 110, 1135-1141. [More Information]
  • Johnson, N., George, J. (2010). Fitness Versus Fatness: Moving Beyond Weight Loss in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Hepatology, 52(1), 370-381. [More Information]
  • Green, J., Johnson, N., Sachinwalla, T., Cunningham, C., Thompson, M., Stannard, S. (2010). Low-carbohydrate diet does not affect intramyocellular lipid concentration or insulin sensitivity in lean, physically fit men when protein intake is elevated. Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental, 59, 1633-1641. [More Information]
  • Johnson, N., Sachinwalla, T., Walton, D., Smith, K., Armstrong, A., Thompson, M., George, J. (2009). Aerobic exercise training reduces hepatic and visceral lipids in obese individuals without weight loss. Hepatology, 50(4), 1105-1112. [More Information]
  • Rowlands, D., Johnson, N., Thomson, J., Chapman, P., Stannard, S. (2009). Exogenous glucose oxidation is reduced with carbohydrate feeding during exercise after starvation. Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental, 58(8), 1161-1169. [More Information]
  • Johnson, N., St George, A., George, J. (2009). Impact of lifestyle modification on patients with chronic liver disease. Hot Topics in viral Hepatitis, 5(14), 17-22.
  • Warren, A., Howden, E., Williams, A., Fell, J., Johnson, N. (2009). Postexercise Fat Oxidation: Effect of Exercise Duration, Intensity, and Modality. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 19(6), 607-623.
  • Johnson, N., Walton, D., Sachinwalla, T., Thompson, C., Smith, K., Ruell, P., Stannard, S., George, J. (2008). Noninvasive assessment of hepatic lipid composition: advancing understanding and management of fatty liver disorders. Hepatology, 47, 1513-1523. [More Information]
  • Johnson, N., Sachinwalla, T., George, J. (2008). Reply: In Vitro Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Liver Tissue Informs In Vivo Hepatic Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Studies. Hepatology, 48(3), 1016-1017. [More Information]
  • Johnson, N., Stannard, S., Chapman, P., Thompson, M. (2006). Effect of altered pre-exercise carbohydrate availability on selection and perception of effort during prolonged cycling. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 98(1), 62-70.
  • Johnson, N., Stannard, S., Rowlands, D., Chapman, P., Thompson, C., O'Connor, H., Sachinwalla, T., Thompson, M. (2006). Effect of short-term starvation versus high-fat diet on intramyocellular triglyceride accumulation and insulin resistance in physically fit men. Experimental Physiology, 91(4), 693-703.
  • Stannard, S., Johnson, N. (2006). Energy well spent fighting the diabetes epidemic. Diabetes - Metabolism: Research and Reviews, 22(1), 11-19. [More Information]
  • Johnson, N., Stannard, S., Rowlands, D., Chapman, P., Thompson, C., Sachinwalla, T., Thompson, M. (2006). Short-term suppression of plasma free fatty acids fails to improve insulin sensitivity when intramyocellular lipid is elevated. Diabetic Medicine, 23(10), 1061-1068.
  • Johnson, N., Stannard, S., Thompson, M. (2004). Muscle triglyceride and glycogen in endurance exercise: implications for performance. Sports Medicine, 34(3), 151-164.
  • Stannard, S., Johnson, N. (2003). Insulin resistance and elevated triglyceride in muscle: more important for survival than 'thrifty' genes? The Journal of Physiology, 554(3), 595-607.
  • Johnson, N., Stannard, S., Mehalski, K., Trenell, M., Sachinwalla, T., Thompson, C., Thompson, M. (2003). Intramyocellular triacylglycerol in prolonged cycling with high- and low-carbohydrate availability. Journal of Applied Physiology, 94(4), 1365-1372.

Conferences

  • Parker, H., O'Connor, H., Cohn, J., Garg, M., Johnson, N., Caterson, I., George, J. (2015). Effect of combined fish oil plus coenzyme Q10 supplementation on Omega-3 Index and cardiovascular risk markers in overweight men. Joint Annual Scientific Meeting of the Nutrition Society of New Zealand and the Nutrition Society of Australia, New Zealand: Nutrition Society of Australia and Nutrition Society of New Zealand.
  • Parker, H., O'Connor, H., Keating, S., Cohn, J., Garg, M., Caterson, I., George, J., Johnson, N. (2014). Efficacy of the Omega-3 Index in predicting NAFLD in overweight and obese adults: a pilot study. 2014 Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, Australia: Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society.
  • Parker, H., O'Connor, H., Keating, S., Cohn, J., Garg, M., Caterson, I., George, J., Johnson, N. (2014). Omega-3 Index and liver fat: an unexpected relationship. Nutrition Society of Australia 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting, Australia.
  • Parker, H., Keating, S., O'Connor, H., Cohn, J., Johnson, N. (2013). Is the Omega-3 Index predictive of fatty liver in overweight men and women? Joint Annual Scientific Meeting of the Nutrition Society of New Zealand and the Nutrition Society of Australia, New Zealand: Nutrition Society of Australia and Nutrition Society of New Zealand.
  • Butler, J., Ada, L., Johnson, N. (2013). Physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness and walking capacity in children with cerebral palsy: a descriptive study. APA Conference 2013 'New Moves', Melbourne: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Parker, H., Keating, S., O'Connor, H., Cohn, J., Caterson, I., George, J., Johnson, N. (2012). Can reported short-term dietary intake predict fatty liver? Nutrition Society of Australia 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting, Not-Known.
  • Parker, H., Burdon, C., O'Connor, H., George, J., Cohn, J., Johnson, N. (2011). Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in humans: a systematic review and meta- analysis. International Conference on the Science of Nutrition in Medicine and Healthcare 2011, Sydney, Australia: The Science of Nutrition in Medicine and Healthcare.
  • Johnson, N., Stannard, S., Chapman, P., Thompson, M. (2006). Effect of altered pre-exercise carbohydrate availability on selection and perception of effort during prolonged cycling. 2nd Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science Conference, Brisbane: Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS).
  • Johnson, N., Stannard, S., Rowlands, D., Chapman, P., O'Connor, H., Sachinwalla, T., Thompson, C., Thompson, M. (2006). Short term restriction of dietary carbohydrate mediates muscle triglyceride accumulation and insulin resistance independent of fat intake. 2nd Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science Conference, Brisbane: Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS).
  • Johnson, N., Stannard, S., Mehalski, K., Trenell, M., Thompson, C., Thompson, M., Sachinwalla, T. (2002). Intramyocellular lipid utilisation in the highly trained athlete: Performance following CHO- and placebo-loading. 2002 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, : British Medical Journal Publishing Group.
  • Johnson, N., Stannard, S., Trenell, M., Thompson, C., Thompson, M., Fairbairn, K., Sachinwalla, C. (2002). The role of intramyocellular lipid in prolonged cycling performance. Third Research Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia: University of Sydney.
  • Johnson, N., Stannard, S., Thompson, M. (2001). Is carbohydrate loading a placebo effect? Exercise, Muscle and Metabolism, : Ads & Adea.

2016

  • Engelen, L., Bauman, A., Bellew, W., Caillaud, C., Merom, D., Fiatarone Singh, M., Mackey, M., Johnson, N., Davis, G., Shirley, D., Neubeck, A., Van Der Ploeg, H., Kite, J., Chau, J., Hardy, L., Phongsavan, P., Kummerfeld, R., Williams, K., Stevens, K. (2016). Capacity building in physical activity and non-communicable disease prevention: a low-cost online training course can reach isolated practitioners [Forthcoming]. Global Health Promotion, in press. [More Information]
  • Perreault, K., Bauman, A., Johnson, N., Britton, A., Rangul, V., Stamatakis, E. (2016). Does physical activity moderate the association between alcohol drinking and all-cause, cancer and cardiovascular diseases mortality? A pooled analysis of eight British population cohorts. British Journal of Sports Medicine, Article in press. [More Information]
  • Keating, S., Hackett, D., Parker, H., Way, K., O'Connor, H., Salis (nee Sainsbury), A., Baker, M., Chuter, V., Caterson, I., George, J., Johnson, N. (2016). Effect of resistance training on liver fat and visceral adiposity in adults with obesity: A randomized controlled trial. Hepatology Research, 2016. [More Information]
  • Keating, S., Parker, H., Pavey, T., Baker, M., Caterson, I., George, J., Johnson, N. (2016). Objectively Quantified Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Predicting Visceral Adiposity and Liver Fat. Journal of Obesity, 2016. [More Information]
  • Gow, M., Baur, L., Johnson, N., Cowell, C., Garnett, S. (2016). Reversal of type 2 diabetes in youth who adhere to a very-low-energy diet: a pilot study. Diabetologia, Article in press. [More Information]
  • Lanting, S., Johnson, N., Baker, M., Caterson, I., Chuter, V. (2016). The effect of exercise training on cutaneous microvascular reactivity: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Article In Press. [More Information]
  • Hoon, M., Fornusek, C., Chapman, P., Johnson, N. (2016). The effect of nitrate supplementation on muscle contraction in healthy adults. European Journal of Sport Science, 15(8), 712-719. [More Information]
  • Way, K., Hackett, D., Baker, M., Johnson, N. (2016). The Effect of Regular Exercise on Insulin Sensitivity in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Diabetes and Metabolism Journal, 40(4), 253-271. [More Information]

2015

  • Keating, S., Hackett, D., Parker, H., O'Connor, H., Gerofi, J., Salis (nee Sainsbury), A., Baker, M., Chuter, V., Caterson, I., George, J., Johnson, N. (2015). Effect of aerobic exercise training dose on liver fat and visceral adiposity. Journal of Hepatology, 63(1), 174-182. [More Information]
  • Parker, H., O'Connor, H., Cohn, J., Garg, M., Johnson, N., Caterson, I., George, J. (2015). Effect of combined fish oil plus coenzyme Q10 supplementation on Omega-3 Index and cardiovascular risk markers in overweight men. Joint Annual Scientific Meeting of the Nutrition Society of New Zealand and the Nutrition Society of Australia, New Zealand: Nutrition Society of Australia and Nutrition Society of New Zealand.
  • Shephard, R., Johnson, N. (2015). Effects of physical activity upon the liver. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 115(1), 1-46. [More Information]
  • Parker, H., O'Connor, H., Keating, S., Cohn, J., Garg, M., Caterson, I., George, J., Johnson, N. (2015). Efficacy of the Omega-3 Index in predicting non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in overweight and obese adults: a pilot study. British Journal of Nutrition, 114(5), 780-787. [More Information]
  • Tanhoffer, R., Tanhoffer, A., Raymond, J., Johnson, N., Hills, A., Davis, G. (2015). Energy expenditure in individuals with spinal cord injury quantified by doubly-labelled water and a multi-sensor armband. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 12(2), 163-170. [More Information]
  • Johnson, N., Stannard, S. (2015). Fat Needs in Masters Athletes. In Peter R.J. Reaburn (Eds.), Nutrition and Performance in Masters Athletes, (pp. 91-113). London: CRC Press.
  • Keating, S., George, J., Johnson, N. (2015). The benefits of exercise for patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Expert Review of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 9(10), 1247-1250. [More Information]
  • Burdon, C., Ruell, P., Johnson, N., Chapman, P., O'Brien, S., O'Connor, H. (2015). The effect of ice-slushy consumption on plasma vasoactive intestinal peptide during prolonged exercise in the heat. Journal of Thermal Biology, 47, 59-62. [More Information]

2014

  • Keating, S., Machan, E., O'Connor, H., Gerofi, J., Sainsbury, A., Caterson, I., Johnson, N. (2014). Continuous Exercise but Not High Intensity Interval Training Improves Fat Distribution in Overweight Adults. Journal of Obesity, 2014, 1-12. [More Information]
  • Parker, H., O'Connor, H., Keating, S., Cohn, J., Garg, M., Caterson, I., George, J., Johnson, N. (2014). Efficacy of the Omega-3 Index in predicting NAFLD in overweight and obese adults: a pilot study. 2014 Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, Australia: Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society.
  • Hoon, M., Hopkins, W., Jones, A., Martin, D., Halson, S., West, N., Johnson, N., Burke, L. (2014). Nitrate supplementation and high-intensity performance in competitive cyclists. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 39(9), 1043-1049. [More Information]
  • Parker, H., O'Connor, H., Keating, S., Cohn, J., Garg, M., Caterson, I., George, J., Johnson, N. (2014). Omega-3 Index and liver fat: an unexpected relationship. Nutrition Society of Australia 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting, Australia.
  • Hoon, M., Jones, A., Johnson, N., Blackwell, J., Broad, E., Lundy, B., Rice, A., Burke, L. (2014). The effect of variable doses of inorganic nitrate-rich beetroot juice on simulated 2000-m rowing performance in trained athletes. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 9(4), 615-620. [More Information]
  • Burdon, C., Schmidt, C., Johnson, N., Chapman, P., O'Connor, H. (2014). The influence of ice slushy on voluntary contraction force following exercise-induced hyperthermia. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 39(7), 781-786. [More Information]

2013

  • Burdon, C., Johnson, N., Chapman, P., Muhamed, A., O'Connor, H. (2013). Case study: Beverage temperature at aid stations in Ironman triathlon. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 23(4), 418-424.
  • Johnson, N., Chuter, V., Rooney, K. (2013). Conception of learning and clinical skill acquisition in undergraduate exercise science students: a pilot study. Advances in Physiology Education, 37(1), 108-111. [More Information]
  • Hughes, J., Chapman, P., Brown, S., Johnson, N., Stannard, S. (2013). Indirect measures of substrate utilisation following exercise-induced muscle damage. European Journal of Sport Science, 13(5), 509-517. [More Information]
  • Parker, H., Keating, S., O'Connor, H., Cohn, J., Johnson, N. (2013). Is the Omega-3 Index predictive of fatty liver in overweight men and women? Joint Annual Scientific Meeting of the Nutrition Society of New Zealand and the Nutrition Society of Australia, New Zealand: Nutrition Society of Australia and Nutrition Society of New Zealand.
  • Butler, J., Ada, L., Johnson, N. (2013). Physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness and walking capacity in children with cerebral palsy: a descriptive study. APA Conference 2013 'New Moves', Melbourne: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Hackett, D., Johnson, N., Chow, C. (2013). Respiratory muscle adaptations: a comparison between bodybuilders and endurance athletes. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 53(2), 139-145.
  • Burdon, C., Hoon, M., Johnson, N., Chapman, P., O'Connor, H. (2013). The effect of ice slushy ingestion and mouthwash on thermoregulation and endurance performance in the heat. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 23(5), 458-469.
  • Hoon, M., Johnson, N., Chapman, P., Burke, L. (2013). The effect of nitrate supplementation on exercise performance in healthy individuals: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 23(5), 522-532.
  • Ryan, M., Itsiopoulos, C., Thodis, T., Ward, G., Trost, N., Hofferberth, S., O'Dea, K., Desmond, P., Johnson, N., Wilson, A. (2013). The Mediterranean diet improves hepatic steatosis and insulin sensitivity in individuals with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Journal of Hepatology, 59(1), 138-143. [More Information]
  • Hackett, D., Johnson, N., Chow, C. (2013). Training practices and ergogenic aids used by male bodybuilders. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 27(6), 1609-1617. [More Information]

2012

  • Hackett, D., Johnson, N., Halaki, M., Chow, C. (2012). A novel scale to assess resistance-exercise effort. Journal of Sports Sciences, 30(13), 1405-1413. [More Information]
  • Ismail, I., Keating, S., Baker, M., Johnson, N. (2012). A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of aerobic vs. resistance exercise training on visceral fat. Obesity Reviews, 13(1), 68-91. [More Information]
  • Parker, H., Keating, S., O'Connor, H., Cohn, J., Caterson, I., George, J., Johnson, N. (2012). Can reported short-term dietary intake predict fatty liver? Nutrition Society of Australia 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting, Not-Known.
  • Johnson, N., van Overbeek, D., Chapman, P., Thompson, M., Sachinwalla, T., George, J. (2012). Effect of prolonged exercise and pre-exercise dietary manipulation on hepatic triglycerides in trained men. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 112(5), 1817-1825. [More Information]
  • Keating, S., Hackett, D., George, J., Johnson, N. (2012). Exercise and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Hepatology, 57(1), 157-166. [More Information]
  • Johnson, N., Keating, S., George, J. (2012). Exercise and the Liver: Implications for Therapy in Fatty Liver Disorders. Seminars in Liver Disease, 32(1), 65-79. [More Information]
  • Hackett, D., Johnson, N., Chow, C. (2012). High-volume resistance training session acutely diminishes respiratory muscle strength. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 11, 26-30.
  • Burdon, C., Johnson, N., Chapman, P., O'Connor, H. (2012). Influence of beverage temperature on palatability and fluid ingestion during endurance exercise: A systematic review. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 22(3), 199-211.
  • Parker, H., Johnson, N., Burdon, C., Cohn, J., O'Connor, H., George, J. (2012). Omega-3 supplementation and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Hepatology, 56(4), 944-951. [More Information]
  • Parker, H., Johnson, N., George, J. (2012). Reply to: "The optimal dose of omega-3 supplementation for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease". Journal of Hepatology, 57(2), 469-470. [More Information]

2011

  • Temesi, J., Johnson, N., Raymond, J., Burdon, C., O'Connor, H. (2011). Carbohydrate ingestion during endurance exercise improves performance in adults. The Journal of Nutrition, 141(5), 890-897. [More Information]
  • Green, J., Johnson, N., Sachinwalla, T., Cunningham, C., Thompson, M., Stannard, S. (2011). Moderate-intensity endurance exercise prevents short-term starvation-induced intramyocellular lipid accumulation but not insulin resistance. Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental, 60(8), 1051-1057. [More Information]
  • Parker, H., Burdon, C., O'Connor, H., George, J., Cohn, J., Johnson, N. (2011). Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in humans: a systematic review and meta- analysis. International Conference on the Science of Nutrition in Medicine and Healthcare 2011, Sydney, Australia: The Science of Nutrition in Medicine and Healthcare.

2010

  • Burdon, C., O'Connor, H., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Shirreffs, S., Chapman, P., Johnson, N. (2010). Effect of drink temperature on core temperature and endurance cycling performance in warm, humid conditions. Journal of Sports Sciences, 28(11), 1147-1156. [More Information]
  • Hughes, J., Johnson, N., Brown, S., Sachinwalla, T., Walton, D., Stannard, S. (2010). Effects of eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage on intramyocellular lipid concentration and high energy phosphates. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 110, 1135-1141. [More Information]
  • Johnson, N., George, J. (2010). Fitness Versus Fatness: Moving Beyond Weight Loss in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Hepatology, 52(1), 370-381. [More Information]
  • Green, J., Johnson, N., Sachinwalla, T., Cunningham, C., Thompson, M., Stannard, S. (2010). Low-carbohydrate diet does not affect intramyocellular lipid concentration or insulin sensitivity in lean, physically fit men when protein intake is elevated. Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental, 59, 1633-1641. [More Information]

2009

  • Johnson, N., Sachinwalla, T., Walton, D., Smith, K., Armstrong, A., Thompson, M., George, J. (2009). Aerobic exercise training reduces hepatic and visceral lipids in obese individuals without weight loss. Hepatology, 50(4), 1105-1112. [More Information]
  • Rowlands, D., Johnson, N., Thomson, J., Chapman, P., Stannard, S. (2009). Exogenous glucose oxidation is reduced with carbohydrate feeding during exercise after starvation. Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental, 58(8), 1161-1169. [More Information]
  • Johnson, N., St George, A., George, J. (2009). Impact of lifestyle modification on patients with chronic liver disease. Hot Topics in viral Hepatitis, 5(14), 17-22.
  • Warren, A., Howden, E., Williams, A., Fell, J., Johnson, N. (2009). Postexercise Fat Oxidation: Effect of Exercise Duration, Intensity, and Modality. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 19(6), 607-623.

2008

  • Johnson, N., Walton, D., Sachinwalla, T., Thompson, C., Smith, K., Ruell, P., Stannard, S., George, J. (2008). Noninvasive assessment of hepatic lipid composition: advancing understanding and management of fatty liver disorders. Hepatology, 47, 1513-1523. [More Information]
  • Johnson, N., Sachinwalla, T., George, J. (2008). Reply: In Vitro Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Liver Tissue Informs In Vivo Hepatic Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Studies. Hepatology, 48(3), 1016-1017. [More Information]

2006

  • Johnson, N., Stannard, S., Chapman, P., Thompson, M. (2006). Effect of altered pre-exercise carbohydrate availability on selection and perception of effort during prolonged cycling. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 98(1), 62-70.
  • Johnson, N., Stannard, S., Chapman, P., Thompson, M. (2006). Effect of altered pre-exercise carbohydrate availability on selection and perception of effort during prolonged cycling. 2nd Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science Conference, Brisbane: Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS).
  • Johnson, N., Stannard, S., Rowlands, D., Chapman, P., Thompson, C., O'Connor, H., Sachinwalla, T., Thompson, M. (2006). Effect of short-term starvation versus high-fat diet on intramyocellular triglyceride accumulation and insulin resistance in physically fit men. Experimental Physiology, 91(4), 693-703.
  • Stannard, S., Johnson, N. (2006). Energy well spent fighting the diabetes epidemic. Diabetes - Metabolism: Research and Reviews, 22(1), 11-19. [More Information]
  • Johnson, N., Stannard, S., Rowlands, D., Chapman, P., O'Connor, H., Sachinwalla, T., Thompson, C., Thompson, M. (2006). Short term restriction of dietary carbohydrate mediates muscle triglyceride accumulation and insulin resistance independent of fat intake. 2nd Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science Conference, Brisbane: Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS).
  • Johnson, N., Stannard, S., Rowlands, D., Chapman, P., Thompson, C., Sachinwalla, T., Thompson, M. (2006). Short-term suppression of plasma free fatty acids fails to improve insulin sensitivity when intramyocellular lipid is elevated. Diabetic Medicine, 23(10), 1061-1068.

2004

  • Johnson, N., Stannard, S., Thompson, M. (2004). Muscle triglyceride and glycogen in endurance exercise: implications for performance. Sports Medicine, 34(3), 151-164.

2003

  • Stannard, S., Johnson, N. (2003). Insulin resistance and elevated triglyceride in muscle: more important for survival than 'thrifty' genes? The Journal of Physiology, 554(3), 595-607.
  • Johnson, N., Stannard, S., Mehalski, K., Trenell, M., Sachinwalla, T., Thompson, C., Thompson, M. (2003). Intramyocellular triacylglycerol in prolonged cycling with high- and low-carbohydrate availability. Journal of Applied Physiology, 94(4), 1365-1372.

2002

  • Johnson, N., Stannard, S., Mehalski, K., Trenell, M., Thompson, C., Thompson, M., Sachinwalla, T. (2002). Intramyocellular lipid utilisation in the highly trained athlete: Performance following CHO- and placebo-loading. 2002 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, : British Medical Journal Publishing Group.
  • Johnson, N., Stannard, S., Trenell, M., Thompson, C., Thompson, M., Fairbairn, K., Sachinwalla, C. (2002). The role of intramyocellular lipid in prolonged cycling performance. Third Research Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia: University of Sydney.

2001

  • Johnson, N., Stannard, S., Thompson, M. (2001). Is carbohydrate loading a placebo effect? Exercise, Muscle and Metabolism, : Ads & Adea.

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