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Dr Abby Thompson

Director, Riddet Innovation

Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: Ext 81393, or direct dial 06 350 4948
    Location: A13, Riddet Institute, Ecology Building
    Campus: Turitea

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Food Science and Technology, including microencapsulation, dairy systems

Nutrition science, including human clinical studies

Commercialisation of science

Thematics

Health and Well-being, Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Clinical and Sports Nutrition (111101): Dietetics and Nutrigenomics (111102):
Engineering (090000): Food Chemistry and Molecular Gastronomy (excl. Wine) (090801): Food Engineering (090802): Food Nutritional Balance (090803): Food Packaging, Preservation and Safety (090804): Food Processing (090805): Food Sciences (090800):
Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Nutrition and Dietetics (111100)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Not Specified 1 0
Project Leader 12 27
Team Member 1 0

Current Projects

Project Title: PSAF: Novel nutraceutical for treatment of gluten sensitivity

Date Range: 2017 - 2020

Funding Bodies: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment; Massey Ventures Ltd

Project Team:

Project Title: NSC - Bioactive Food Systems (High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge)

Bioactive Food Systems will address the need to protect the health-promoting compounds (the 'bioactives') in foods during their journey from raw ingredients to finished food products. We will design food ingredients and processes that keep those bioactives in top condition within food products, then release them to the body when those food products are eaten.
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Date Range: 2016 - 2019

Funding Body: University of Auckland

Project Team:

Project Title: Meat Liquefaction - Project 5

Date Range: 2015 - 2021

Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Journal

Newens, KJ., Thompson, AK., Jackson, KG., & Williams, CM. (2015). Endothelial function and insulin sensitivity during acute non-esterified fatty acid elevation: Effects of fat composition andgender. Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases. 25(6), 575-581
[Journal article]Authored by: Thompson, A.
Thompson, AK., Newens, KJ., Jackson, KG., Wright, J., & Williams, CM. (2012). Glu298Asp polymorphism influences the beneficial effects of fish oil fatty acids on postprandial vascular function. Journal of Lipid Research. 53(10), 2205-2213
[Journal article]Authored by: Thompson, A.
Thompson, AK., Minihane, AM., & Williams, CM. (2011). Trans fatty acids and weight gain. International Journal of Obesity. 35(3), 315-324
[Journal article]Authored by: Thompson, A.
Newens, KJ., Thompson, AK., Jackson, KG., Wright, J., & Williams, CM. (2011). DHA-rich fish oil reverses the detrimental effects of saturated fatty acids on postprandial vascular reactivity. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 94(3), 742-748
[Journal article]Authored by: Thompson, A.
Barton, M., Turner, AT., Newens, KJ., Williams, CM., & Thompson, AK. (2011). Minimum Recovery Time Between Reactive Hyperemia Stimulus in the Repeated Measurement of Brachial Flow-Mediated Dilatation. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. 37(6), 879-883
[Journal article]Authored by: Thompson, A.
Thompson, AK., Przemska, A., Vasilopoulou, D., Newens, KJ., & Williams, CM. (2011). Combined Oral Contraceptive Pills Containing Desogestrel or Drospirenone Enhance Large Vessel and Microvasculature Vasodilation in Healthy Premenopausal Women. Microcirculation. 18(5), 339-346
[Journal article]Authored by: Thompson, A.
Newens, KJ., Thompson, AK., Jackson, KG., Wright, J., & Williams, CM. (2011). Acute effects of elevated NEFA on vascular function: A comparison of SFA and MUFA. British Journal of Nutrition. 105(9), 1343-1351
[Journal article]Authored by: Thompson, A.
Thompson, AK., Minihane, AM., & Williams, CM. (2011). Trans fatty acids, insulin resistance and diabetes. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 65(5), 553-564
[Journal article]Authored by: Thompson, A.
Thompson, AK., Singh, H., & Dalgleish, DG. (2010). Use of surface plasmon resonance (SPR) to study the dissociation and polysaccharide binding of casein micelles and caseins. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 58(22), 11962-11968
[Journal article]Authored by: Singh, H., Thompson, A.
Thompson, AK., Couchoud, A., & Singh, H. (2009). Comparison of hydrophobic and hydrophilic encapsulation using liposomes prepared from milk fat globule-derived phospholipids and soya phospholipids. Dairy Science and Technology. 89(1), 99-113
[Journal article]Authored by: Singh, H., Thompson, A.
Thompson, AK., Shaw, DI., Minihane, AM., & Williams, CM. (2008). Trans-fatty acids and cancer: The evidence reviewed. Nutrition Research Reviews. 21(2), 174-188
[Journal article]Authored by: Thompson, A.
Thompson, AK., Mozafari, MR., & Singh, H. (2007). The properties of liposomes produced from milk fat globule membrane material using different techniques. Dairy Science and Technology. 87(4-5), 349-360
[Journal article]Authored by: Singh, H., Thompson, A.
Thompson, AK., Haisman, D., & Singh, H. (2006). Physical stability of liposomes prepared from milk fat globule membrane and soya phospholipids. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 54(17), 6390-6397
[Journal article]Authored by: Haisman, D., Singh, H., Thompson, A.
Thompson, AK., & Singh, H. (2006). Preparation of liposomes from milk fat globule membrane phospholipids using a microfluidizer. Journal of Dairy Science. 89(2), 410-419
[Journal article]Authored by: Singh, H., Thompson, A.
Thompson, AK., Hindmarsh, JP., Haisman, D., Rades, T., & Singh, H. (2006). Comparison of the structure and properties of liposomes prepared from milk fat globule membrane and soy phospholipids. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 54(10), 3704-3711
[Journal article]Authored by: Haisman, D., Hindmarsh, J., Singh, H., Thompson, A.
Thompson, AK. (2003). Liposomes: from concept to application. Food New Zealand. 3(1), S23-S32
[Journal article]Authored by: Thompson, A.

Book

Singh, H., Boland, M., & Thompson, AK. (Eds.) (2014). Milk Proteins: From expression to food. USA: Academic Press
[Edited Book]Authored by: Thompson, A.Edited by: Singh, H., Thompson, A.
Singh, H., Thompson, A., Liu, W., & Corredig, M. (2012). Liposomes as food ingredients and nutraceutical delivery systems. In Encapsulation Technologies and Delivery Systems for Food Ingredients and Nutraceuticals. (pp. 287 - 318).
[Chapter]Authored by: Singh, H., Thompson, A.
Singh, H., Ye, A., & Thompson, A. (2009). Nanoencapsulation systems based on milk proteins and phospholipids. (pp. 131 - 142).
[Chapter]Authored by: Singh, H., Thompson, A., Ye, A.
Thompson, A., Boland, M., & Singh, H. (Eds.) (2009). Milk proteins - From expression to food. United States: Academic Press an imprint of Elsevier Ltd
[Edited Book]Authored by: Thompson, A.Edited by: Boland, M., Singh, H.
(2008). Milk Proteins.
[Edited Book]Authored by: Thompson, A.
Thompson, AK., & Moughan, PJ. (2008). Innovation in the foods industry: Functional foods. (pp. 61 - 73).
[Chapter]Authored by: Moughan, P., Thompson, A.
Mozafari, MR., Thompson, AK., Reed, CJ., & Rostron, C. (2005). An introduction to lipid vesicles and their physicochemical properties.. In MR. Mozafari (Ed.) Nanoliposomes: From fundamentals to recent developments.
[Chapter]Authored by: Thompson, A.
Thompson, A., Boland, M., & Singh, H. (2008). Milk Proteins.
[Chapter]Authored by: Singh, H., Thompson, A.

Thesis

Thompson, AK. (2005). Structure and properties of liposomes prepared from milk phospholipids : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Food Technology. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Thompson, A.Edited by: Harding, D., Singh, H.

IP

Alexander, DLJ., Thompson, AK., Archer, RH., Boland, MJ., Munro, PA., & Haylock, J.(2005). . WO/2005/111955: Customised nutritional food and beverage dispensing system
[Patent]Authored by: Archer, R., Boland, M., Thompson, A.

Report

Williams, CM., Thompson, AK., Minihane, AM., & Shaw, DI. (2007). Update on trans fatty acids and health. A position statement by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition..
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Thompson, A.

Conference

Ellis, AM., & Thompson, A. (2013, July). Innovation in Iron fortifiication. Presented at NZIFST. Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ellis, A., Thompson, A.
Newens, KJ., Thompson, AK., Przemska, A., Vasilopoulou, D., Turner, AL., Jackson, KG., . . . Williams, CM. (2010). Insulin sensitivity during acute elevation of NEFA: influence of fat composition and gender. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. Vol. OEC6 (pp. E406 - E406). : Nutrition Society Summer Meeting
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Thompson, A.
Thompson, AK., Newens, KJ., Jackson, KG., & Williams, CM. (2010). Effect of raised NEFA levels on endothelial function is modified by fatty acid composition. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. Vol. OCE6 (pp. E480 - E480). : Nutrition Society Summer Meeting
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Thompson, A.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 3 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Wen Xin Lim - Doctor of Philosophy
    Stopping Progression of Prediabetes to Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: The Hypoglycaemic Potential of Antioxidant-Rich Food Extracts
  • Arup Nag - Doctor of Philosophy
    Understanding the factors affecting stability of probiotic bacteria during enhanced temperature storage
  • Xuejing Men - Doctor of Philosophy
    The potential role of milk-derived microRNAs in intestinal function

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