Jennie Brand-Miller, Ph.D., one of the world’s foremost authorities on carbohydrates and the glycemic index, has championed the GI approach to nutrition for more than 20 years. Professor of Nutrition at the University of Sydney and the President of the Nutrition Society of Australia, Brand-Miller manages a GI food-labeling program in Australia (www.gisymbol.com.au) with Diabetes Australia and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to ensure that claims about the GI are scientifically correct and applied only to nutritious foods. Winner of Australia’s prestigious ATSE Clunies Ross Award in 2004 for her commitment to advancing science and technology, Brand-Miller is one of the world’s most in-demand speakers on the GI and her laboratory at the University of Sydney is the world’s foremost GI-testing center.
Kaye Foster-Powell, M. Nutr & Diet, an accredited dietitian-nutritionist with extensive experience in diabetes management, counsels hundreds of people a year on how to improve their health and well-being and reduce their risk of diabetic complications through a low-GI diet. She is the lead author of the authoritative tables of GI and glycemic load values published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. She is the coauthor of all books in the Glucose Revolution series.
Stephen Colagiuri, MD is the Director of the Diabetes Centre and Head of the Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, New South Wales. He graduated from the University of Sydney and received his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He has a joint academic appointment at the University of New South Wales. He has more than 100 scientific papers to his name, many concerned with the importance of carbohydrates in the diet of people with diabetes, and is coauthor of several books in the Glucose Revolution series.
Alan Barclay is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and is completing a PhD at the University of Sydney, researching the association between glycemic carbohydrate and the risk of developing chronic lifestyle-related diseases like Type 2 diabetes.
He is a member of the Editorial Board of Diabetes Australia’s Health Professional magazine, Diabetes Management Journal, and was a founding Director of Glycemic Index Ltd, the company behind Australia’s Glycemic Index Symbol Program, which provides information about the glycemic index on food labels