Christiani Jeyakumar HENRY

Professor

+65 6407 0778
bchchjh@nus.edu.sg

Affiliations

Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS.
Director of Clinical Nutritional Sciences, Singapore Institute of Clinical Sciences, A*STAR.

Education

Degree and Institution Year(s)
PhD (Human Nutrition) London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. University of London 1980-1984
MSc (Human Nutrition) London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. University of London 1978-1980
BSc (Tech) Food Technology, 1st Class, Department of Chemical Technology, University of Bombay 1974-1977

Professional Experience

Title Year(s)
Director of Clinical Nutritional Sciences, Singapore Institute of Clinical Sciences, A*STAR June 2011-Present
Director Functional Foods Centre, Oxford 2009-2011
Professor of Food & Human Nutrition at Oxford Brookes University 1997-2011
General Scientific Advisory Committee member, UK Food Standards Agency 2007-2011
Royal Society Visiting Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong Jul-Sep 2000
Supervisor, Special Studies Programme for year 4 medical students, Oxford University 2000-2011
Team member, Nutritional Advisor to Asian Development Bank. Development of nutrition policy for China 2000–2004
Board Member UK Government, Food Standards Agency (FSA) 2000–2003
Secondment to UNICEF New York, Delhi, and Beijing as nutritionist. (Sponsors Dr R Shrimpton, DR R Yip, Ms D. Srivastava) May-Sep 1999
Summer School Lecturer on Nutrition, University College Cork, Ireland 1996–2006
Reader in Human Nutrition and Head of Nutrition & Food Sciences Group, Oxford Brookes University 1992–1997
Nutrition Tutor, Refugee Studies Programme, University of Oxford 1988–Date
Nutrition and Food Science Tutor, Rewley House, University of Oxford 1988–1990
Senior Lecturer in Food Science and Human Nutrition, Oxford Brookes University 1984–1992
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. University of London 1984
Research Assistant, Lipid/Protein Metabolism, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. University of London 1979-1980
Rice & Legume Processing Advisor, Nirmal Mills, Sri Lanka 1977-1978
In service training in Food Technology at the Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, India 1976

Research Interest

Christiani Jeyakumar Henry’s laboratory focuses on:

* Food nutrient interactions
* Body weight control
* Functional foods
* Energy regulation and metabolism
* Development of high energy foods
* Development of low glycaemic diet for diabetes & cardiovascular disease
* International nutrition

Selected Publications

  1. Henry, C.J.K., & Ranawana, V. (2012). Sugar: A problem of developed countries. Nature, 482(7386): 471. (DOI:10.1038/482471a)

  2. Ranawana DV, Henry CJK. (2010) Are caloric beverages compensated for in the short-term by young adults? An investigation with particular focus on gender differences. Appetite 2010; 55:137-46.

  3. Wolever TM, … Henry CJ and Lightowler H (2008): Measuring the glycaemic index of foods: interlaboratory study. Am J. Clin Nutr. 87 247S-57S.

  4. Henry CJK (2005): Basic metabolic rate studies in humans: Measurement and development of new equations. Public Health Nutr. 8 (7A), 1133-1152.

  5. Warren JM, Henry CJK and Simonite V (2003): Low glycemic index breakfasts and reduced food intake in preadolescent children. Pediatrics 112, e414.

  6. G.Lietz, Henry, CJK, Mulokozi G, Mugyabuso JKL, Ballart, A, Ndossi, GD, Lorri, W and Tomkins, A (2001) Comparison of the effects of supplemental red palm oil and sunflower oil on maternal vitamin A status. Am J Clin Nutr. 74, 501-509.

  7. Henry CJK (2000): Mechanisms of changes in basal metabolism during ageing. Eur. J. Clin. Nutr. 54 (suppl 3), S77-S91.

  8. Tomkins A and Henry CJK (1992) Comparison of nutrient composition of refugee rations with pet foods. Lancet, 340-368.