Professor Manohar Garg occupies a Personal Chair in Nutritional Biochemistry and is the Director of the Nutraceuticals Research Unit at the University of Newcastle. He is also the Co-Director of the newly formed Clinical Nutrition Research Centre which is a cross-institutional collaboration between the University of Newcastle, University of South Australia and the Swinburn University. Recently he has also been appointed as a Honorary Professor of the Riddet Institute (National Centre of Research Excellence) at the Massey University in New Zealand. A recognised world authority on fatty acid nutrition; anti-inflammatory, anti-aggregatory and anti-oxidant benefits of bioactive nutrients, in particular resveratrol, carotenoids, phytosterols, omega-3 fatty acids, he has fostered strategic alliances with the food industry to develop functional foods. He has published over 210 publications in high impact international journals. He served as the Immediate Past President (2001-2013); as President (2009-2011) and President Elect of NSA between 2007-2009 of the Nutrition Society of Australia. He is the current Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism and Associate Editor for the international journals: Progress in Lipid Research and Journal of the Science of Food & Agriculture.

Professor Garg was recognised as a Fellow of the Nutrition Society of Australia, a rare and the highest award of the Nutrition Society of Australia in 2013. Professor Garg has been awarded the 2012 Professor Austin Doyle Medal in recognition of his outstanding contributions in cardiovascular sciences especially role of nutrition, in particular prevention of complications of cardiovascular disease by the Indian Society of Hypertension. He has also been awarded the 2012 Nutrition Society of Australia Medal which is awarded to Australian nutrition scientists with an outstanding record in the field of animal or human nutrition with the work carried out predominantly in Australia. More recently he has been awarded the 2014 Excellence in Research Innovation Award in recognition his research on nutraceuticals.