Dr Alan Barclay

BSc; Grad Dip (Dietetics); PhD, APD, AN

Alan has a PhD on the association between glycemic carbohydrate (glycemic index and glycemic load) and the risk of developing lifestyle-related diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers. The main chapters of his thesis, and associated works, have been published in some of the world’s leading nutrition and diabetes journals, and have been presented at scientific conferences around the globe. He is currently the Chief Scientific Officer at Glycemic Index Foundation (part-time). Alan worked for Diabetes Australia/Australian Diabetes Council in both a full and part-time capacity, from 1998–2014. Alan is an official Media Spokesperson for the Dietitians Association of Australia. Alan is also a co-author of Managing type 2 diabetes (

Alan sees people for personalised dietary advice at his clinic in Sydney. He sees people who need to manage their weight, have diabetes, heart disease or have food allergies or intolerances. Alan is registered under Medicare and with most private health insurance companies in Australia. For an appointment please contact 02 9502 3355.

Alan is an expert in food regulations including the development of food endorsement programs and health claims.

Alan is an experienced public speaker on the topic of carbohydrate nutrition, sweeteners and health and has spoken at conference throughout Australia and the world.

Alan is available for consultancy work and lectures.

Forthcoming Appearances & Events

2014 Rice International Conference, Pingtung, TAIWAN

The glycemic impact of rice

Ms Philippa Sandall

BA (English and History)

Philippa is editor of the University of Sydney Human Nutrition Unit’s GI News newsletter (, which has more than 100,000 subscribers worldwide. She is also coauthor, with Jennie Brand-Miller, of several books in the New York Times-bestselling New Glucose Revolution series. A long time book editor, she now runs her own editorial consulting agency, Philippa Sandall Publishing Services, in New South Wales, Australia, which provides research, writing and editorial services especially in the areas of food, health and nutrition.

Books co-authored by Philippa include: