Dr Mark Holmes - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Accessibility links

Staff profile

Dr Mark Holmes

BSc(Hons) W.Aust., PhD W.Aust., MRACI

  • Program Coordinator, Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Senior Lecturer, Nutritional Biochemistry
Email
Telephone
+61 7 5430 2844
Office location
T3.08
Campus
Sunshine Coast
Dr Mark Holmes

Dr Mark Holmes was educated in Perth and completed a PhD in metabolic biochemistry at the University of Western Australia in 1991. After completing his PhD, Mark took up a lecturing position at Central Queensland University (CQU), Rockhampton, where he taught basic science, clinical biochemistry and sports biochemistry to nursing and human movement students for 7 years.

In 1998, Mark moved to the Sunshine Coast and took up a lecturing position in nutritional biochemistry at USC. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1999. Mark's research interests now lie principally in the area of molecular epidemiology, nutrition and lipid metabolism. His research group is currently developing methods for the determination of selected biomarkers of dietary lipid intake and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in venous and capillary blood. These blood biomarkers will be used in research projects designed to assess the influence of dietary lipid intake on the premature development of CVD in the human population.

Research areas

  • molecular biomarkers of dietary lipid intake and cardiovascular disease risk
  • exercise metabolism and nutrition

Teaching areas

  • Human Nutrition
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Nutrition Across the Lifespan
  • Introductory Bioscience (Nursing students)

Mark's specialist areas of knowledge include: biomedical science, human nutrition, clinical nutrition, bioscience, exercise metabolism

More USC experts...