Dr Janet Howieson completed an Honours degree in microbiology at the University of Western Australia in 1984, after which she went on to complete a Master of Science at UWA in municipal water supply microbiology in 1988 and a PhD in algal biotechnology at Murdoch University in 2001. She has previously held research positions in public health microbiology and algal biotechnology in the public and private sector and in strategic planning and policy at the WA Department of Fisheries. For the past nine years Dr Howieson has been working in post-harvest seafood industry research at Curtin University. She has led a number of research projects across multiple seafood sectors in the areas of supply chain monitoring and intervention, value chain analysis and implementation, new product development, market strategy development, traceability and provenance and utilisation of waste and byproduct. Dr Howieson has supervised a number of post-graduate research students and delivered training in seafood supply chain monitoring across Australia and overseas. More recently Dr Howieson has commenced new prodcut development and waste utilisation studies with horticulture industry.
Dr Howieson has been awarded for her work in the seafood industry, including the WAFIC Research, Development and Extension Award (2013), the Curtin University Innovation and Commercialisation award: Health Sciences (2014), the David Thomassen award for outstanding contribution to the Australian Seafood CRC (2015) and the WA and National Seafood Industry Award in People Development (2015).
Find a complete list of awards, successful funding applications and refereed publications below.
PhD (Biology) Murdoch University, 2001; M. Sc. (Microbiology) University of Western Australia, 1988; B. Sc. (Hons) (Microbiology) Curtin Univers, 1984
Successful Funding Applications (2008-2015)
McManus A, Howieson J (2008) Centre of Excellence Science Seafood & Health Department of Commerce Science, Innovation and Technology ($500,000)
McManus A, Howieson J. (2009) Integrated value chain performance bench marking studies (economic, logistics and product quality). Australian Seafood CRC ($700,000)
McManus A, Howieson J. (2009) Seafood CRC Research grant ($447,000) to develop, pilot,implement and evaluate sector/condition specific resource/education packages that seek to establish regular consumption of seafood as a healthy dietary choice.
Howieson J and Whalley A (2009) Seafood Women: Seizing the Initiative (2009): Office of Women ($34,500)
Howieson J, Williams H, Tamplin M, (2009): Improving the Supply chain for WA Seafood, Seafood CRC ($166,000) (2009-2012) with Approved Variation (2012) for further $75,000.
Howieson J, Tay G and Williams (2009): Dried WA Seafood Products for the Asian market: A Pilot Study seafood CRC ($74,000)
Lawley M, Howieson J and others (2009): Repositioning farmed barramundi on the domestic market (USC) Seafood CRC ($365,000)
Howieson J, Jecks P, Susman J, Barber A, Williams H (2010): Accelerated Value-added Product Development: blue swimmer crab pilot Seafood CRC ($203,000)
Howieson J, Stewart G, Hollamby K, Lawley M, Anderson D, Dentoni D, Gow H, White T (2010): Optimising quality and value in domestic prawn value chains Seafood CRC ($359,000) (2010-2013) with approved Variation (2011) for extra $49,000.
Howieson J, Giffney A and Rowe T (2010): New product development for low value, high volume species - WA Sardines Seafood CRC ($73,000)
Williams H and Howieson J: Finfish Waste (2010): Audit and Potential for Utilisation. : Seafood CRC Masters scholarship ($10000) (Student Jenny Ng)
Howieson J, Glencross B, Little S (2011) Understanding and minimising “greying” in farmed barramundi fillets Seafood CRC ($49,000)
Howieson J, Brooks K, Hollamby K, Fogarty J and Lawley M (2011) National Prawn Market Development Strategy, Seafood CRC ($350,000)
Howieson J (2011) To investigate the links between parasite infestation and fillet quality in farmed Yellowtail Kingfish in central Western Australia Seafood CRC masters scholarship (student Rowan Kleindienst) ($15300)
Tamplin M, Howieson J (2012) Time-temperature management to maximise returns through the prawn supply chain Seafood CRC ($150,000)
Howieson J, Tamplin M, Bremner A (2012) Innovation in Traceability the Australian Seafood Industry: Austral/NPF case study Seafood CRC $141000.
Howieson J (2012) Review the Tasmania paralytic shellfish toxin (PST) event and SafeFish recommendations and determine an interim risk management approach for WA DOHWA ($27000)
Howieson J (2013) Australian Seafood Apprentice Chef and Commercial Cookery Online Training Series Seafood CRC ($99800)
Howieson J (2013) (Prawn QA) Maximising the quality of Australian wild-caught prawns (Quality Assurance) (ACPF) Seafood CRC ($350000)
Howieson J, Jecks P (2014) Waste transformation methods for value added products for the catering market Seafood CRC ($270000)
Howieson J (2015) 2013/711.20 CESSH:Management, Communication and Network Seafood CRC/FRDC ($677740) (under CRC 2013/711)
Howieson J (2015) 2013/711.30 New Opportunities for Underutilised species Seafood CRC/FRDC ($88000) (under 2013/711)
Howieson J (2015) 2013/711.40 New options for Seafood Processing Waste Seafood CRC/FRDC ($116000) (under 2013/711)
Seafood, supply chain monitoring, new product development, value chain analysis
- Winner WA and National Seafood Industry People Development Award.
- Winner: David Thomassen award for outstanding contribution to the Seafood CRC, 2015
- Winner: Curtin University Innovation and Commercialisation Award: Health Sciences, 2014
- Runner-up: Australian Seafood Industry Research, Development and Extension Award, 2013
- Winner: WAFIC Research, Development and Extension Award, 2013
- Director at Large: Womens Industry Network Seafood Community, 2006-2011
- 2007-2011 WINSC Board Member
- 2001-2008 ASQAAC Committee Member
- ACACA technical Exchange - Invited scientist, China, 2015
- Invited leader of seafood cold chain management training, Singapore, 2014, 2015
Post Graduate Supervision (completed)
Post Graduate Supervision (current)
- Siddik, M. A. B., J. Howieson, R. Fotedar, and G. J. Partridge. 2021. "Enzymatic fish protein hydrolysates in finfish aquaculture: a review." Reviews in Aquaculture 13 (1): 406-430.
- Siddik, M. A. B., M. R. Chaklader, M. J. Foysal, J. Howieson, R. Fotedar, and S. K. Gupta. 2020. "Influence of fish protein hydrolysate produced from industrial residues on antioxidant activity, cytokine expression and gut microbial communities in juvenile barramundi Lates calcarifer." Fish and Shellfish Immunology 97: 465-473.
- Siddik, M. A. B., R. Fotedar, M. R. Chaklader, M. J. Foysal, A. Nahar, and J. Howieson. 2020. "Fermented Animal Source Protein as Substitution of Fishmeal on Intestinal Microbiota, Immune-Related Cytokines and Resistance to Vibrio mimicus in Freshwater Crayfish (Cherax cainii)." Frontiers in Physiology 10
- Chaklader, M. R., R. Fotedar, J. Howieson, M. A. B. Siddik, and M. J. Foysal. 2020. "The ameliorative effects of various fish protein hydrolysates in poultry by-product meal based diets on muscle quality, serum biochemistry and immunity in juvenile barramundi, Lates calcarifer." Fish and Shellfish Immunology 104: 567-578.
- Gupta, S. K., R. Fotedar, M. J. Foysal, M. Priyam, M. A. B. Siddik, M. R. Chaklader, T. T. T. Dao, and J. Howieson. 2020. "Impact of varied combinatorial mixture of non-fishmeal ingredients on growth, metabolism, immunity and gut microbiota of Lates calcarifer (Bloch, 1790) fry." Scientific Reports 10 (1)
- Siddik, M. A. B., J. Howieson, and R. Fotedar. 2019. "Beneficial effects of tuna hydrolysate in poultry by-product meal diets on growth, immune response, intestinal health and disease resistance to Vibrio harveyi in juvenile barramundi, Lates calcarifer." Fish and Shellfish Immunology 89: 61-70.
- Siddik, M. A. B., P. Chungu, R. Fotedar, and J. Howieson. 2019. "Bioprocessed poultry by-product meals on growth, gut health and fatty acid synthesis of juvenile barramundi, Lates calcarifer (Bloch)." PLoS ONE 14 (4)
- Chaklader, M. R., M. A. B. Siddik, R. Fotedar, and J. Howieson. 2019. "Insect larvae, Hermetia illucens in poultry by-product meal for barramundi, Lates calcarifer modulates histomorphology, immunity and resistance to Vibrio harveyi." Scientific Reports 9 (1)
- Siddik, M. A. B., J. Howieson, I. Ilham, and R. Fotedar. 2018. "Growth, biochemical response and liver health of juvenile barramundi (Lates calcarifer) fed fermented and nonfermented tuna hydrolysate as fishmeal protein replacement ingredients." PeerJ 2018 (6)
- Siddik, M. A. B., J. Howieson, G. J. Partridge, R. Fotedar, and H. Gholipourkanani. 2018. "Dietary tuna hydrolysate modulates growth performance, immune response, intestinal morphology and resistance to Streptococcus iniae in juvenile barramundi, Lates calcarifer." Scientific Reports 8 (1)
- Howieson, J., M. Lawley, and K. Hastings. 2016. "Value chain analysis: an iterative and relational approach for agri-food chains." Supply Chain Management 21 (3): 352-362.
- Denham, F., W. Biswas, V. Solah, and J. Howieson. 2016. "Greenhouse gas emissions from a Western Australian finfish supply chain." Journal of Cleaner Production 112: 2079-2087.
- Hastings, K., J. Howieson, and M. Lawley. 2016. "Creating value chains: the role of relationship development." British Food Journal 118 (6): 1384-1406.
- Fuentes-Amaya, L. F., S. Munyard, J. Fernandez-Piquer, and J. Howieson. 2016. "Sensory, microbiological and chemical changes in vacuum-packaged Blue Spotted Emperor (Lethrinus sp), Saddletail Snapper (Lutjanus malabaricus), Crimson Snapper (Lutjanus erythropterus), Barramundi (Lates calcarifer) and Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) fillets stored at 4 degrees c." Food Science and Nutrition 4 (3): 479-489.
- Johns, C. M., N. Kimber, J. Howieson, and M. Lawley. 2016. "Evaluating the outcomes of VCA-led improvement projects: A case study of an Australian prawn fishery." British Food Journal 118 (12): 2997-3011.
- Denham, F., J. Howieson, V. Solah, and W. Biswas. 2015. "Environmental supply chain management in the seafood industry: past, present and future approaches." Journal of Cleaner Production 90: 82-90.
- Lawley, M., and J. Howieson. 2015. "What Chefs Want When Buying Australian Seafood." Journal of Food Products Marketing 21 (1): 1-11.
- Howieson, J., M. Lawley, and W. Selen. 2014. "New Product Development in Small Food Enterprises." Journal of New Business Ideas & Trends 12 (1): 11-26.
- Howieson, J., K. Hastings, and M. Lawley. 2013. "Creating Value in the supply Chain for Australian Farmed Barramundi: Whole of Chain Perspective." Journal of International Food and Agribusiness Marketing 25 (4): 287-297.
- Mcmanus, A., W. Hunt, J. Howieson, B. Cuesta-Briand, J. Mcmanus, and J. Storey. 2012. "Attitudes towards seafood and patterns of consumption in an Australian coastal town." Nutrition Bulletin 37 (3): 224-231.
- Howieson, J., and M. Lawley. 2010. "Implementing whole of chain analysis for the seafood industry: A toolbox approach." In Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC) Annual Conference 2010, Nov 29, 2010, Unviersity of Canterbury, Christchurch New Zealand: Department of Management, College of Business and Economics, University of Canterbury.
- McManus, A., J. White, W. Newton, J. Howieson, J. Storey, and J. McManus.. "Kidzone." Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia: Centre of Excellence Science Seafood & Health (CESSH). Inpress.