Dr Juliet Ansell
BSc, Human Parasitology, King's College London, United Kingdom
DPhil, Human Parasitology, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Research Interests & Activities
Food and nutrition research which focuses on human digestive health using in vitro and animal models as well as human clinical trials. Particularly interested in the interactions between food and host and the role that microbes play in biochemical and physiological development and maintenance of a healthy, large bowel.
Institute for Food Research (IFR), UK
Prof. Martin Wickham, Head of Nutrition, Leatherhead Food Research
Prof. Glenn Gibson, Head of Food Microbial Sciences, Reading University, UK
Honours & Awards
Board of Directors, International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP)
Royal Society of New Zealand Bilateral Research Activities Project (BRAP) multi-year grant
Crop & Food Research Scholarship for NZIM Executive Management Course
Invited conference presentations:
Invited expert at International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics meeting, October 2012
1st UK international Functional Food Conference, 25th – 26th November 2010, “ Interactions between macro- and micronutrients in the diet: implications for gut health”, J. Sutherland (nee. Ansell), G. Paturi, C. Butts, J. Monro, T. Mandimika, S. Mishra, N. Joyce, R. Butler, K. Bentley-Hewitt, S. Parkar.
VitaFoods Europe, 10-12th May Geneva 2011: “Whole kiwifruit confer gut health and immune benefits both directly and indirectly through prebiotic effects”, J. Ansell, J. Monro, S. Hurst, I. Sims, T. Pernthaner, L.Drummond.
Paturi G., Butts C.A., Stoklosinski H., Ansell J., 2012. Effects of early dietary intervention with a fermentable fibre on colonic microbiota activity and mucin gene expression in newly weaned rats. Journal of Functional Foods, doi: 10.1016/j.jff.2012.02.013.
Mandimika T, Paturi G, De Guzman CE, Butts CE, Nones K, Monro JA, Butler RC, Joyce NI, Mishra S, Ansell J 2012. Effects of dietary broccoli fibre and corn oil on serum lipids, faecal bile acid excretion and hepatic gene expression in rats. Food Chemistry 131(4): 1272–1278.
Paturi G, Butts CA, Monro JA, Hedderley D, Stoklosinski H, Roy NC, Ansell J 2012. Evaluation of gastrointestinal transit in rats fed dietary fibres differing in their susceptibility to large intestine fermentation. Journal of Functional Foods, 4: 107-115
Ansell J, Drummond LM 2011. Establishing the prebiotic potential of whole kiwifruit. AgroFOOD Industry hi-tech November/December 2011, 22(6).
Paturi G, Mandimika T, Butts CA, Zhu S, Roy NC, McNabb WC, Sutherland J (Ansell J) 2012. Influence of dietary blueberry and broccoli on cecal microbiota activity and colon morphology in mdr1a-/- mice, a model of inflammatory bowel diseases. Nutrition, 28: 324-330