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Iain has research interests in most elements of gastrointestinal health and disease. He is particularly interested in a better understanding of how dietary intake could impact on gastric reflux (the backflow of stomach contents up the oseophagus and beyond). His collaborative work on modelling the gastrointestinal system could be applied to early evaluation of a wide range of a wide range of foods, nutraceuticals and novel bioactives of interest but has particularly focused on individual dietary fibres and seaweeds to date. He has also been involved in 3 dietary surveillance projects in young Singaporeans and other projects related international health claims, including randomised, controlled trials in humans.

Iain's previous research has resulted in two international patents and the development of a spinout company.

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  • Acceptability of alginate enriched bread and its effect on fat digestion in humans, Houghton, D., Wilcox, M., Brownlee, I., Chater, P., Seal, C., Pearson, J. 1 Aug 2019, In: Food Hydrocolloids
  • An overview of whole grain regulations, recommendations and research across Southeast Asia, Brownlee, I., Durukan, E., Masset, G., Hopkins, S., Tee, E. 11 Jun 2018, In: Nutrients
  • The impact of supplementation with dietary fibers on weight loss: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials, Chew, K., Brownlee, I. 1 Apr 2018, In: Bioactive Carbohydrates and Dietary Fibre
  • Whole-grain food consumption in Singaporean children aged 6–12 years, Neo, J., Salleh, S., Toh, Y., How, K., Tee, M., Mann, K., Hopkins, S., Thielecke, F., Seal, C., Brownlee, I. 4 Aug 2016, In: Journal of Nutritional Science
  • Analysis of the lipolytic activity of whole-saliva and site-specific secretions from the oral cavity of healthy adults, Lai, W., Chua, J., Gill, S., Brownlee, I. 18 Jan 2019, In: Nutrients
  • Alpha-amylase, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory activities of Eucheuma denticulatum (N.L. Burman) F.S. Collins and Hervey, Balasubramaniam, V., Lee, J., Noh, M., Ahmad, S., Brownlee, I., Ismail, A. 1 Jun 2016, In: Journal of Applied Phycology
  • Inhibitory activity of extracts of Hebridean brown seaweeds on lipase activity, Chater, P., Wilcox, M., Cherry, P., Herford, A., Mustar, S., Wheater, H., Brownlee, I., Seal, C., Pearson, J. 1 Apr 2016, In: Journal of Applied Phycology
  • Wholegrain food acceptance in young Singaporean adults, Neo, J., Brownlee, I. 8 Apr 2017, In: Nutrients
  • Memories of traditional food culture in the kampong setting in Singapore, Xiong, D., Brownlee, I. 1 Jun 2018, In: Journal of Ethnic Foods
  • The effect of high β-glucan flour incorporation into instant rice porridge on satiety and energy intake, Ng, J., Brownlee, I. Jul 2017, In: Bioactive Carbohydrates and Dietary Fibre

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  • Editorial work: Nutrients (Journal) 2018
  • Editorial work: Data in Brief (Journal) 2018
  • Editorial work: Food Hydrocolloids (Journal) 2016
  • Editorial work: Bioactive Carbohydrates and Dietary Fibre (Journal) 2015
  • Invited talk: The role of hydrocolloids as dietary fibre and the influence on human health 2017
  • Oral presentation: Assessing the overall diet quality of 6 to 12-year-old Singaporean children 2019
  • Invited talk: Issues on Definition of Whole Grains and Dietary Fiber: Towards Harmonization in Southeast Asia 2019

Katie Boulton Informing solution to diet and lifestyle management of reflux-associated upper gut symptoms. Start Date: 01/10/2022

  • Teaching & Learning PGCert September 30 2211
  • Member Physiological Society 2019

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