Dr Sze Yen Tan

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer, Nutrition Sciences

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

szeyen.tan@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 68977

Biography

Sze-Yen Tan is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and he completed his PhD degree at the University of Wollongong (Australia), post-doctoral fellowship at the Ingestive Behavior Research Center at Purdue University (USA), worked as a Lecturer at the University of South Australia and a Senior Research Fellow at the Clinical Nutrition Research Centre in Singapore prior to joining Deakin University. He is also an Associate Editor of Nutrition & Dietetics (journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia) and Scientific Reports (Nature Publisher).

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Research interests

Sze-Yen Tan's research focuses primarily on various dietary factors that influence human energy balance and metabolic health. He has conducted several clinical trials in humans that lasted from a few hours to 12 months.

His current research focuses on the effects of nuts and sweeteners on:

  1. Energy expenditure and fat oxidation
  2. Appetite regulation and eating behaviours
  3. Brain activation patterns
  4. Postprandial glycemic and lipidemic responses
  5. Body weight and body composition regulation in the long-term

Affiliations

  • Dietitians Association of Australia
  • Malaysian Dietitians’ Association
  • Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA), Australia
  • Whole Room Calorimeter Community

Teaching interests

  • Diet and Disease
  • Lifespan Nutrition

Units taught

HSN301 Diet and Disease

HSN702 Lifespan Nutrition

Knowledge areas

  • Obesity & weight management
  • Glycemic regulation
  • Diet and disease

Expertise

Human indirect calorimetry Appetite assessment Body weight and body composition Dietary assessment methodology Acute feeding and interventional studies
  • Diet and chronic disease
  • Food
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity

Professional activities

  • Associate Editor of Nutrition & Dietetics (journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia)
  • Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports (Nature Publisher)

Media appearances

Research groups

Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN)

Awards

  • Best Poster Award, ILSI Regional Symposium in Diabetes, 4 – 5 October 2017

Publications

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2018

The glycaemic index and insulinaemic index of commercially available breakfast and snack foods in an Asian population

W Tan, W Tan, S Ponnalagu, K Koecher, R Menon, S-Y Tan, C Henry

(2018), Vol. 119, pp. 1151-1156, British journal of nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., C1-1

journal

New equations to predict body fat in Asian-Chinese adults using age, height, skinfold thickness, and waist circumference

Christiani Henry, Shalini D/O Ponnalagu, Xinyan Bi, Sze-Yen Tan

(2018), Vol. 118, pp. 1263-1269, Journal of the academy of nutrition and diabetes, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Weight gain in first-semester university students: positive sleep and diet practices associated with protective effects

M-J Ludy, S-Y Tan, R Leone, A Morgan, R Tucker

(2018), Vol. 194, pp. 132-136, Physiology and behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2017

Effects of the physical-form and the degree-of-saturation of oil on postprandial plasma triglycerides, glycemia and appetite of healthy Chinese adults

S-Y Tan, E Peh, P Siow, A Marangoni, C Henry

(2017), Vol. 8, pp. 4433-4440, Food and Function, Cambridge, Eng., C1-1

journal

Influence of rice, pea and oat proteins in attenuating glycemic response of sugar-sweetened beverages

S-Y Tan, P Siow, E Peh, C Henry

(2017), European journal of nutrition, Heidelberg, Germany, C1-1

journal

Attitudes towards and experiences with research: differences between dietetics students and professionals in Australia and the United States

S-Y Tan, M Hemmelgarn, K Baumgardner, R Tucker

(2017), Vol. 74, pp. 388-395, Nutrition & Dietetics, Richmond, Vic., C1-1

journal

Physical form of dietary fat alters postprandial substrate utilization and glycemic response in healthy Chinese men

S-Y Tan, E Peh, E Lau, A Marangoni, C Henry

(2017), Vol. 147, pp. 1138-1144, Journal of Nutrition, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal

Ethnic variability in Glycemic response to sucrose and isomaltulose.

W Tan, S-Y Tan, C Henry

(2017), Vol. 9, pp. 347-347, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1-1

journal

Effects of almond consumption on the post-lunch dip and long-term cognitive function in energy-restricted overweight and obese adults

J Dhillon, S-Y Tan, R Mattes

(2017), Vol. 117, pp. 395-402, British Journal of Nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., C1-1

journal

Effects of liquid oil vs. oleogel co-ingested with a carbohydrate-rich meal on human blood triglycerides, glucose, insulin and appetite

S-Y Tan, E Wan-Yi Peh, A Marangoni, C Henry

(2017), Vol. 8, pp. 241-249, Food & Function, Cambridge, Eng., C1-1

journal
2016

Almond consumption during energy restriction lowers truncal fat and blood pressure in compliant overweight or obese adults

J Dhillon, S-Y Tan, R Mattes

(2016), Vol. 146, pp. 2513-2519, Journal of Nutrition, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal

Gross and relative energy cost of domestic household activities in Asian men

H-J Goh, P Govindharajulu, S Camps, S-Y Tan, C Henry

(2016), Vol. 70, pp. 1414-1419, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Estimated portion size versus actual intake of eight commonly consumed foods by healthy adults

A Nguyen, C Chern, S Tan

(2016), Vol. 73, pp. 490-497, Nutrition and Dietetics, Richmond, Vic., C1-1

journal
2015

Chemosensory properties of pungent spices: their role in altering nutrient intake

M Ludy, R Tucker, S Tan

(2015), Vol. 8, pp. 131-137, Chemosensory perception, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal

Anticipatory and reactive responses to chocolate restriction in frequent chocolate consumers

C Keeler, R Mattes, S-Y Tan

(2015), Vol. 23, pp. 1130-1135, Obesity, Hoboken, N.J., C1-1

journal
2014

No protein intake compensation for insufficient indispensable amino acid intake with a low-protein diet for 12 days

E Martens, S-Y Tan, R Mattes, M Westerterp-Plantenga

(2014), Vol. 11, pp. 1-8, Nutrition and metabolism, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Protein leverage effects of beef protein on energy intake in humans

E Martens, S-Y Tan, M Dunlop, D Mattes, M Westerterp-Plantenga

(2014), Vol. 99, pp. 1397-1406, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal

Relative validity of 3 accelerometer models for estimating energy expenditure during light activity

A Wetten, M Batterham, S-Y Tan, L Tapsell

(2014), Vol. 11, pp. 638-647, Journal of Physical Activity & Health, Champaign, Ill., C1-1

journal
2013

Appetitive, dietary and health effects of almonds consumed with meals or as snacks: a randomized, controlled trial

S Tan, R Mattes

(2013), Vol. 67, pp. 1205-1214, European journal of clinical nutrition, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Effects of fruit and vegetable, consumed in solid vs beverage forms, on acute and chronic appetitive responses in lean and obese adults

J Houchins, S-Y Tan, W Campbell, R Mattes

(2013), Vol. 37, pp. 1109-1115, International journal of obesity, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Validity and reproducibility of an iodine-specific food frequency questionnaire to estimate dietary iodine intake in older Australians

L Tan, K Charlton, S Tan, G Ma, M Batterham

(2013), Vol. 70, pp. 71-78, Nutrition and dietetics, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal
2011

Increased intake of dietary polyunsaturated fat does not promote whole body or preferential abdominal fat mass loss in overweight adults

S-Y Tan, M Batterham, L Tapsell

(2011), Vol. 4, pp. 352-357, Obesity Facts, Basel, Switzerland, C1-1

journal

Activity counts from accelerometers do not add value to energy expenditure predictions in sedentary overweight individuals during weight loss interventions

S Tan, M Batterham, L Tapsell

(2011), Vol. 8, pp. 675-681, Journal of Physical Activity and Health, Champaign, Ill., C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

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