Robert Gibson

Professor, BSc, PhD

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1972 …2024

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Professor Robert Gibson is a clinical biochemist/nutritionist who has published over 350 peer reviewed papers in a variety of paediatric, nutrition and biochemical journals. He has designed and conducted a range of randomised clinical trials involving nutrition interventions in the perinatal period.  He has tested the effects of interventions with iron, selenium, probiotics, nucleotides and long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) on infant biochemistry, growth, physiology and developmental outcome. Professor Gibson was awarded the 2003 Nutrition Society of Australia, Research Medal and in 2004 was made a Fellow, Nutrition Society of Australia. In 2012 he was awarded the Alexander Leaf Distinguished Scientist Award for Lifetime Achievement and in 2016 made a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL).

In 1998 he established and led the Child Nutrition Research Centre which has continued as one of Australia’s leading nutrition research groups particularly in the area of fatty acids in the perinatal period.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, PhD (Agriculture), University of Adelaide

Award Date: 1 Nov 1975

Bachelor of Science (Honours), BSc (Biology), Carleton University

Award Date: 1 Nov 1970

External positions

Emeritus Professor of Functional Food Science, University of Adelaide


  • nutrition
  • omega-3 fatty acids
  • dietary fatty acids
  • lipid biochemistry
  • perinatal

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