Dr Ian Brownlee

Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO Health and Biosecurity

Dr Iain Brownlee has been involved in research on how diet can affect the function of the human body since 1999. His research has particularly focused on how dietary fibre, seaweeds and whole grains can impact on human health. More recently, his work has also involved observation of dietary habit in younger Singaporeans and evaluation of health claims and food-based regulations/guidelines in Southeast Asia. He has an individual Hirsch-index of 22 and has been noted as amongst the most highly-cited authors in 3 journals he has published in. He has successfully supervised 4 PhD students to completion and is currently supervising on-going PhD projects in Malaysia and Singapore. Iain has supervised and co-supervised projects in excess of $2million to date. Since getting his first academic appointment in 2010, he has progressed to Associate Professor level as of 2017 and has acted as the Director of Operations for Newcastle University in Singapore’s Bsc (Hons) programme in Food & Human Nutrition.