Esther Callcott

Dr Esther Callcott

Veterinary Technology

Agricultural, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences


Dr Callcott has extensive research experience in both veterinary and human medicine with a keen interest in medicinal biochemistry. Her work focusses on the therapeutic potential of natural bioactive compounds in reducing risk factors associated with lifestyle and metabolic diseases. Her work involves the use of laboratory-based methods in addition to conducting animal and nationally registered human clinical trials to investigate the feasibility and efficacy of natural bioactive compounds to develop nutraceutical products and functional foods.

Dr Callcott has supervised the successful completion of Honours students graduated under her supervision and is currently supervising PhD students on current projects.

Dr Callcott is a council member with the Australasian Grain Science Association and has an established publication record in peer-reviewed journals.

  • lifestyle and metabolic diseases
  • efficacy of natural bioactive compounds to develop nutraceutical products and functional foods
Full publications list on CRO

Recent publications

  • Willett, M., Campbell, M., Schoenfeld, E., & Callcott, E. (2022). Review of associated health benefits of algal supplementation in cattle with reference to bovine respiratory disease complex in feedlot systems. Animals, 12(15), 1-15. [1943].
  • Mahbub, R., Callcott, E., Rao, S., Ansari, O., Waters, D. LE., Blanchard, C., & Santhakumar, A. (2022). The effect of selected hemp seed protein hydrolysates in modulating vascular function. Food Bioscience, 45(February), 1-8. [101504].
  • Abdullah, S., Callcott, E., Francis, N., Santhakumar, A., & Blanchard, C. (2021). Reducing amylase-trypsin inhibitor in wheat varieties. 52. Abstract from 71st Australasian Grain Science Association 2021 Conference.
  • Callcott, E., Santhakumar, A., & Blanchard, C. (2019). Health benefits of coloured rice. Paper presented at EvokeAg, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
  • Callcott, E. T., Blanchard, C. L., Snell, P., & Santhakumar, A. B. (2019). The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of acute consumption of pigmented rice in humans. Food and Function, 10(12), 8230-8239.