Professor Ian Caterson AM

Boden Professor of Human Nutrition
Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders, Sydney Medical School

K25 - Medical Foundation Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: +61 2 9036 3105
F: +61 2 9036 3176
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Research interests

Ian Caterson has been interested in insulin resistance, its causes, mechanisms and effects.

He is a recognised expert on obesity, its epidemiology, causes and management.

Current national competitive grants*


Identification of microbiome control of weight loss during dietary intervention in obesity
Holmes A, Paulsen I, Caterson I, Reeves P
NHMRC Project Grants ($625,479 over 3 years)

Long-term effects of very low energy diet versus conventional diet on adiposity, lean body mass, muscle strength and bone density in obese adults, and mechanisms promoting changes
Salis A, Byrne N, Caterson I
NHMRC Project Grants ($906,044 over 4 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney

International links

Korea South. (Inju University) Investigator initiated diet intervention.
United Kingdom. (International Obesity Task Force) Scientific Advisory Board.