Natalie Parletta (formerly Natalie Sinn) has a background in Psychology and did her PhD in nutrition and ADHD. She currently works as a researcher in the University of South Australia's School of Population Health and Sansom Institute for Health ...
QualificationsBachelor of Psychology (Honours), University of South Australia
PhD: University of South Australia / CSIRO Human Nutrition
Awards and PublicationsAwards
2011 Finalist and winner of the Early Career STEM Professional - Health and Life Sciences category of the South Australian Science Excellence Awards.
2007-2010 APDI – 3-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Australian Research Council
2005 Nominated as a Fresh Scientist (www.freshscience.org)
2005 Winner: Fresh Science Week People’s Choice Award
2003-06 PhD Scholarship top-up, CSIRO Human Nutrition
2003-2006 Australian Postgraduate Award (3-year PhD Scholarship), University of South Australia
Jones RA, Lubans DR, Morgan PJ, Okely AD, Parletta N, Wolfenden L, de Silva-Sanigorski A, Gibbs L, Waters E (revisions pending approval). School-based obesity prevention interventions: Practicalities and considerations. Obesity Research and Clinical Practice.
Parletta N, Cooper P, Gent D, Petkov J, O’Dea K (in press). Effects of fish oil supplementation on learning and behaviour of children from Australian Indigenous remote community schools: A randomised controlled trial. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids. Accepted 09/05/13.
Peters J, Parletta N, Lynch J, Campbell K (under review). A comparison of parental views of their pre-school children’s ‘healthy’ versus ‘unhealthy’ diets: A qualitative study.
Schranz N, Tomkinson G, Parletta N, Petkov J, Olds T (in press). Can resistance training change the strength, body composition and self-concept of overweight and obese adolescent males? A randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Parletta N*, Milte CM, Meyer B (2013). Nutritional modulation of cognitive function and mental health. Invited review, Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, 24(5):725-743. .
Peters J, Parletta N, Campbell K, Lynch J (in press). Parental influences on the diets of 2-5 year old children: Systematic review of qualitative research. Journal of Early Childhood Research. Accepted 17/04/12
Parletta N, Peters J, Owen A, Tsiros MD, Brennan L (2012). Parenting styles, communication and child/adolescent diets and weight status: let’s talk about it. Early Child Development and Care - Special issue: Parental influences on childhood obesity. 182(8): 1089-1103
Peters J, Dollman J, Petkov J, Parletta N* (2012). Associations between parenting styles and nutrition knowledge and 2-5 year old children’s fruit, vegetable and non-core food consumption. Public Health Nutrition, doi:10.1017/S1368980012004648.
Frensham L, Bryan J, Parletta N (2012). Influences of micronutrient and omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on cognition, learning and behaviour: Methodological considerations and implications for general populations of children and adolescents in developed societies. Nutrition Reviews, 70(10):594-610.
Milte C, Parletta N, Buckley JD, Coates AM, Young RM, Howe PRC (2012). Eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids, learning and behavior in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Nutrition 28(6): 670-677
Zarnowiecki D, Sinn N, Petkov J, Dollman J (2012). Parental attitudes, beliefs and nutrition knowledge as predictors of 5-6 year old children’s healthy food knowledge. Public Health Nutrition. 15(7):1284-90.
Sinn N, Milte C, Street SJ, Buckley JD, Coates AM, Petkov J, Howe PRC (2012). Effects of omega-3 fatty acids EPA versus DHA on depressive symptoms, quality of life, memory and executive function in older adults with mild cognitive impairment: A 6-month randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Nutrition, 107:1682-1693.
Sinn N, Cooper P, O'Dea K (2011). Fish oil supplementation, learning and behaviour in Indigenous Australian children from a remote community school: A pilot feasibility study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(5):493-494.
Milte CM, Sinn N, Buckley JD, Coates AM, Young R, Howe PRC (2011). Polyunsaturated fatty acids, behaviour and literacy in children with ADHD and learning difficulties. Journal of Child Health Care, 15(4):299-311.
Jones RA, Sinn N, Campbell K, Hesketh K, Denny-Wilson E, Morgan PJ, Lubans D, Magarey A (2011). The importance of long-term follow-up in child and adolescent obesity prevention interventions. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 6(3-4):178-181.
Peters J, Sinn N, Campbell K, Lynch J (2011). Parental influences on the diets of 2-5 year old children: Systematic review of interventions. Early Child Development and Care DOI:10.1080/03004430.2011.586698.
Milte C, Sinn N, Street S, Buckley JD, Coates AM, Howe PRC (2011). Erythrocyte polyunsaturated fatty acid status, memory and cognition in older adults with mild cognitive impairment and healthy controls. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes & Essential Fatty Acids, 84:153-161.
Blunden S, Milte C, Sinn N (2011). Diet and sleep in children with ADHD: Preliminary data in Australian children. Journal of Child Health Care, 15(1):14-24.
Sinn N, Rucklidge J (2011). The role of nutrition and diet in learning and behaviour of children with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In Lifetime Nutritional Influences on Cognition, Behaviour and Psychiatric Illness, pp323-358, Benton D (Ed). Woodhead Publishing Ltd: Cambridge UK.
Zarnowiecki D, Dollman J, Sinn N (2011). A tool for assessing healthy food knowledge of 5-6 year old Australian children. Public Health Nutrition, 14(7): 1177-1183.
Sinn N, Milte C, Howe P (2010). Oiling the brain: A review of randomised controlled trials in omega-3 fatty acids and psychopathology across the lifespan. Nutrients 2:128-170. Open Access: http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/2/2/128/.
Tsiros MD, Sinn N, Coates AM (2009). Cognitive behavioural therapy: A treatment for overweight and obese adolescents. VDM Verlag:Saarbrücken. ISBN-10: 3639219295; ISBN-13: 978-3639219296
Milte C, Sinn N, Howe, P (2009). Polyunsaturated fatty acid status in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression and Alzheimer’s disease: Towards an omega-3 index for mental health? Nutrition Reviews, 67(10):573-590.
Ng Ka-Hung, Meyer BJ, Reece L, Sinn N (2009). Dietary polyunsaturated fatty acid intakes in children with ADHD symptoms. British Journal of Nutrition, 102:1635-1641.
Thorp A, Sinn N , Buckley JD, Coates AM, Howe PRC (2009). Soy isoflavone supplementation enhances spatial working memory in men. British Journal of Nutrition, 102:1348-1354.
Sinn N, Bryan J, Wilson C (2009). Nutrition and ADHD: Omega-3 fatty acids, micronutrients and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. VDM Verlag: Saarbrücken. ISBN: 978-3-639-10471-4.
Sinn N, Milte C, Howe PRC (2009). From ADHD to Alzheimer's: Omega-3 fatty acids and mental health. In Fatty Acids in Health Promotion and Disease Causation, Watson RR (ed), pp 611-641. Urbana, Illinois: AOCS press.
Sinn N (2008). Nutritional and dietary influences on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Nutrition Reviews. 66(10):558-568.
Sinn N, Bryan J, Wilson C (2008). Cognitive effects of polyunsaturated fatty acids in children with ADHD symptoms: A randomised controlled trial. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes & Essential Fatty Acids, 78(4-5):311-326.
Sinn N, Howe PRC (2008). Mental health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids may be mediated by improvements in cerebral vascular function. Bioscience Hypotheses, 1(2):103-108. [Sister journal to
Tsiros MD, Sinn N, Brennan L, Coates AM, Walkley JD, Petkov J, Howe PRC, Buckley JD (2008). Cognitive behavioural therapy improves diet and body composition in overweight and obese adolescents. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 87:1134-1140.
Tsiros MD, Sinn N, Coates AM, Howe PRC, Buckley JD (2008). Treatment of adolescent overweight and obesity. European Journal of Pediatrics, 167(1):9-16.
Hodge L, Kruger M, Meyer B, Morgan W, Richardson A, Sinclair A, Sinn N, Helman T (2007). Omega-3 fatty acids: Essential nutrients for our children. Arbor Clinical Nutrition Updates (Sep); 283S:1-3.
Sinn N (2007). Physical fatty acid deficiency signs in children with ADHD symptoms. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes & Essential Fatty Acids, 77(2):109-115.
Sinn N (2007). Polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation for ADHD symptoms: Response to commentary. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 28(3):262-263.
Sinn N, Bryan J (2007). Effect of supplementation with polyunsaturated fatty acids and micronutrients on ADHD-related problems with attention and behaviour. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 28(2):82-91.
Sinn N, Wilson C (2006). Dietary supplementation with highly unsaturated fatty acids: Implications for interventions with persons with mental retardation from research on infant cognitive development, ADHD, and other developmental disabilities. International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, 32, 159-196.
Gannon N, Ranzijn R (2005). Does emotional intelligence predict unique variance in life satisfaction beyond IQ and personality? Personality and Individual Differences,38:1353-1364.