Senior Lecturer in Nutrition Science, Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University

Dr. Sze-Yen Tan is an Accredited Practising Dietitian. He completed his PhD at the University of Wollongong and post-doctoral training at the Ingestive Behavior Research Centre at Purdue University (USA). Prior to joining Deakin University, he worked as a Lecturer at the University of South Australia and a Senior Research Fellow at the Singapore Institute of Clinical Sciences. His research interests lie in the effective dietary strategies that promote human energy balance regulation and metabolic health. He has conducted several clinical trials (ranging from acute feeding study to 52-week intervention trial) that examine the effects of various dietary factors such as eating patterns, macronutrient, nuts, sensory perception, and food-structure on appetite/food intake, energy expenditure, body weight regulation, and metabolic disease markers. His current research focuses on exploring the link between taste and human physiology, the metabolic effects of non-nutritive sweeteners, and the health effects of nuts. He is currently an editorial board member of Nutrition & Dietetics, the official journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia, as well as Scientific Reports (Nature Publisher).

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Nutrition Science, Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University