Professor Ian Rowland

Name and title

Professor Ian Rowland, Head of Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition


BSc (Hons) 1st Class. Microbiology University College London, 1969

PhD University College London, 1973

Registered Nutritionist (2003-)

Honorary Doctorate, University of Gent . Belgium (2005)

Previous employment

1972 – 1980Microbiologist, British Industrial Biological Research Association

1981- 1997 Head of Microbiology and Nutrition, BIBRA

1997-2007 Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Ulster, Coleraine

Current projects

Functional Food development from traditional fermented milks - Research collaboration with Russia - British Council Bridge Grant

Hydrocolloids as functional food ingredients – European Commission.

Effect of lactic acid bacteria on gut and immune function in elderly people – MRC/Yakult studentship

Effect ofprobiotics on Candida infections : Probiotics International studentship

Impact of increasing amounts of flavonoid-rich and flavonoid-poor fruit and vegetables on biomarkers of cancer risk in humans - Alpro Foundation

Current staff/students

Dr Jing Jin

Honglin Dong

Dr Annett Klinder

Dr Priya Ramnani

Sandra Tejero

External responsibilities

Council member of the Nutrition Society (2007)

1997-Associate Editor of Nutrition and Cancer

1998-Editorial Board, Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease

1998-Editorial Board, European Journal of Nutrition

2005-Editorial Board, Molecular nutrition and Food research

2002-Editorial Board: Current Opinions in Biotechnology

2004-Member: Nutrition and Ageing task Force British Nutrition Foundation

2005 – 2007 Health Research Board of Ireland, Cellular and Molecular Medicine Project review panel

2007-Member of Board of Governors, British Nutrition Foundation

Teaching responsibilities

Module coordinator : Bioavailability, diet and gut health


University of Ulster

North Caucasus State Technical University, Russia

University of Naples

Scottish Crops Research Institute

AgResearch Grasslands New Zealand


AirowlandTelephone: +44 (0) 118 378 8702 (internal 8702)
Email Address: i.rowland@

Page navigation


Search Form

A-Z lists