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Biographical entry Brand-Miller, Janette Cecile (Jennie) (1952 - )


30 May 1952
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Nutrition scientist


Jennie Brand-Miller is international known for her advocacy of the role of the glycaemic index (GI) in health and disease, and the way in which carbohydrates are viewed by scientists, physicians and the public. Her research programs include insulin resistance, lactose intolerance, oligosaccharides in infant nutrition, and the evolutionary nutrition and diet of Australian Aborigines. Brand-Miller's books on GI have sold in their millions. Between 2003 and 2017 she was Professor of Nutrition at the University of Sydney.



Education - BSc (hons), University of New South Wales
1976 - 1978
Career position - Lecturer in Nutrition and Physiology, East Sydney Technical College
1978 - 1986
Career position - Lecturer (later Senior Lecturer) in Human Nutrition, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, University of Sydney
Education - PhD, University of New South Wales
1987 - 1994
Career position - Senior Lecturer, Human Nutrition Unit, Department of Biochemistry, University of Sydney
1990 -
Career position - Professional Member, American Diabetes Association
1994 - 2000
Career position - Editor, Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia
1995 -
Career position - Member, Australian Diabetes Society
1995 - 2000
Career position - Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Australian Nutrition Foundation
1995 - 2002
Career position - Associate Professor in Human Nutrition, Department of Biochemistry and School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences, University of Sydney
1998 -
Career position - Fellow, National Australian Institute of Science and Technology
2000 -
Career position - Member, Australian Society for the Study of Obesity
2000 -
Career position - Director and President, Glycemic Index Foundation Ltd
2002 - 2005
Career position - President, Nutrition Society of Australia
2003 -
Career position - Member, International Diabetes Federation
Award - Clunies Ross Prize for Science and Technology, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
2003 - 2013
Career position - Professor of Human Nutrition (personal chair), School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences, University of Sydney
Award - Award of Merit, Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology
2004 - 2006
Career position - Editor, British journal of nutrition
2006 -
Award - Fellow, Nutrition Society of Australia
2006 - 2008
Career position - Member, Technical Reference Group, Children's Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey, Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing
2007 - 2010
Career position - Chair, National Committee on Nutrition, Australian Academy of Science
2008 - 2010
Career position - Chair, Ministerial Committee in Hearing, New South Wales Health
Award - Sir Kempson Maddox Award, Diabetes Australia
2010 - 2012
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, International journal of nutrition and exercise
2011 -
Career position - Member, American College of Sports Medicine
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to people in the field of human nutrition as a researcher and academic, and as a supporter of people with a hearing impairment
2012 - 2015
Career position - Member, Hearing Services Consultative Committee, Commonwealth Government
2014 - 2017
Career position - Professor of Human Nutrition, Charles Perkins Centre and School of Life and Environmental Biosciences, University of Sydney
2015 -
Career position - Sub-editor, Nutrients
2018 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science

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  • Robson, Alexandra K., Production Manager and Editor, Who's who in Australia 2019 (Southbank, Vic.: AAP Directories, 2018), 1788 pp. Details

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