Professor & Director, Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA), University of South Australia

Jon Buckley is the Director of the Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA) at the University of South Australia. He is also Joint Editor-in-Chief of the journal Nutrients, which is an open access journal publishing work related to the broad field of diet and nutrition. He is also a member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts which provides strategic advice regarding the use of Federal research funding.

Jon’s major research interests are in evaluating the effects of nutrition and exercise on physical function, cardio-metabolic health, and cognitive performance in populations ranging from patients with chronic disease to elite athletes.

His work has resulted in more than 125 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, 10 patents, and changes in national and international food policy, the introduction of novel foods into the food supply, and changes in Australian national testing protocols for elite athletes.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor & Director, Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA), University of South Australia