Associate Professor Janet Bryan
|Position:||Associate Head of School: Teaching & Learning / Senior Lecturer|
|Division/Portfolio:||Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences|
|School/Unit:||School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy|
|Telephone:||+61 8 830 24385|
|Fax:||+61 8 830 24729|
|URL for Business Card:||http://people.unisa.edu.au/janet.bryan|
Janet Bryan is the Associate Head of School: Teaching and Learning for the School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy. She is also a Senior Lecturer and a member of the Nutritional Physiology Research Centre. Her research interests include the cognitive assessment of adults, in particular the development of the executive functions across the life-span, and the impact of nutrition on cognitive functioning and mental health.
- Research methods
- Psychological assessment
- Research supervision
|BEHL 4052||Psychology Research Methods|
|BEHL 4003||Introduction to Psychological Assessment|
|BEHL 4063||Conducting and Communicating Research|
Member of Australian Psychological Society
Fellow of Australian Association of Gerontology
Member of the Nutrition Society of Australia
BA(Hons First Class), Flinders University
PhD, Flinders University
- Cognitive change across the life-span
- The development of the executive functions during emerging adulthood and older adulthood
- Nutrition, life-style, cognition and psychological well-being
PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES AND BOOKS - LAST FIVE YEARS
Bryan, J. (2008). The psychological effects of dietary components of tea: caffeine and L-theanine. A review of existing literature.. Nutrition Reviews, 66, 82-90. IF = 2.937. [ERA ranking A]
Best, T., Bryan, J., & Burns, N. (2008). An investigation of the effects of saccharides on the memory performance of middle-aged adults. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 12, 657-662.
Sinn, N., Bryan, J., & Wilson, C. (2008). Cognitive effects of polyunsaturated fatty acids in children with ADHD symptoms: A randomized controlled trial. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes & Essential Fatty Acids, 78, 311-326. IF = 2.261. [ERA ranking B].
Best, T., Kemps, E., & Bryan, J. (2009). Association between dietary saccharide intake and self-reported memory performance in middle-aged adults. British Journal of Nutrition, 101, 93-99. IF = 2.708. [ERA ranking A]
Sinn N, Bryan J, Wilson C (2009). Nutrition and ADHD: Omega-3 fatty acids, micronutrients and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. VDM Verlag: Saarbrücken.
Best, T., Kemps, E., & Bryan, J. (2010). Saccharide effects on cognition and well-being in middle-aged adults A randomised controlled trial. Developmental Neuropsychology, 35, 66-80. [ERA ranking A]
Crichton, G.E., Murphy, K.J., & Bryan, J. (2010). Dairy intake and cognitive health in middle-aged South Australians. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 19, 161-171. [ERA ranking C]
Crichton, G.E., Bryan, J., Murphy, K.J., & Buckley, J. (2010). Review of Dairy Consumption and Cognitive Performance in Adults: Findings and Methodological Issues. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 30, 352-361. [ERA ranking B]
Berry, N.M., Robinson, M.J., Bryan, J., Buckley, J.D., Murphy, K.J., & Howe, P.R.C. (2011). Acute effects of an Avena sativa herb extract on responses to the Stroop colour word test, Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine,17, 635-637. [ERA ranking A*]
Crichton, G.E., Bryan, J., Buckley, J., & Murphy, K. (2011). Dairy consumption and metabolic syndrome: A systematic review of findings and methodological issues. Obesity Reviews. 12, e190–e201 [ERA ranking A*].
McDonnell, M., Bryan, J., Smith, A., & Esterman, A. (2011) Assessing cognitive impairment following stroke. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 33, 945-953 [ERA ranking B]
Crichton, G.E., Elias, M.F., Buckley, J., Murphy, K.J., Bryan, J., & Frisardi, V. (2012). Metabolic Syndrome, Cognitive Performance and Dementia: a Review. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. 30, S77-S87. [Impact factor = 4.261].
Best, T., Kemps, E., & Bryan, J. (2012). Perceived changes in well-being following polysaccharide intake in middle-aged adults. Applied Research in Quality of Life., 7, 183-192.
Bryan, J., Tuckey, M., Einöther, S.J.L., Garczarek, U., Garrick, A., & De Bruin, E.A. (2012). Relationships between tea and other beverage consumption to work performance and mood. Appetite, 58, 339-346.
Bryan, J., Ranzijn, R., Balfour, C., Tuckey, M., Hayward, R., Pearson, E., Jackman, G., & Lushington, K (2012). Increasing the Work-Readiness of Australian Psychology Undergraduates by Changing the Curriculum. In S. McCarthy, J. Cranney, K. L. Dickson, A. Trapp and V. Karandashev (Eds.) Teaching Psychology around the World: Volume 3. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Hayward, R., Ranzijn, R., Bryan, J., & Pearson, E. (2012). Developing Program Learning Objectives to Enhance the Work Readiness of Australian Psychology Graduates. In S. McCarthy, J. Cranney, K. L. Dickson, A. Trapp and V. Karandashev (Eds.) Teaching Psychology around the World: Volume 3. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Frensham, L.J., Bryan, J., & Sinn, N. (2012). Influences of micronutrient and omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on cognition, learning and behaviour: Methodological considerations and implications for general populations of children and adolescents in developed societies. Nutrition Reviews, 70, 594-10.
Crichton, G.E., Murphy, K.J., Howe, P.R.C., Buckley, J.D., & Bryan, J. (2012). Dairy consumption and working memory performance in overweight and obese adults. Appetite, 59, 34-40.
Wong, R.H.X., Howe, P.R.C., Bryan, J., Coates, A.M. Buckley, J.D., & Berry, N.M. (2012). Chronic effects of a wild green oat extract supplementation on cognitive performance in older adults: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial. Nutrients 2012, 4, 331-342.
Crichton, G.E., Howe, P.R.C., Buckley, J.D., Coates, A.M., Murphy, K.J., & Bryan, J. (2012). Long term dietary intervention trials: critical issues and challenges, Trials, 13, 1-11.
Wong, R.H.X., Berry, N.M., Coates, A.M., Buckley, J.D., Bryan, J., Kunzc, I., & Howe, P.R.C. (2013, in press). Chronic resveratrol consumption improves brachial flow-mediated dilatation in healthy obese adults. Journal of Hypertension. [ERA ranking A; Accepted 29/04/13 DOI:10.1097/HJH.0b013e328362b9d6].
Crichton, G.E., Bryan, J., & Murphy, K.J. (2013; Accepted) Dietary antioxidants, cognitive function and dementia - a systematic review. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition [No ERA ranking; Impact Factor = 2.5, accepted 18/06/13].
Crichton, G.E., Bryan, J., Hodgson, J.M., & Murphy, K.J. (2013; Accepted). Mediterranean diet adherence and self-reported psychological functioning in an Australian sample. Appetite [ERA ranking B; accepted 17/06/13]
Best, T., Howe, P., Bryan, J., Buckley, J., & Scholey, A. (Accepted). Acute effects of a dietary non-starch polysaccharide supplement on cognitive performance in healthy middle-aged adults. Nutritional Neuroscience.
The validity of the measurement of the executive functions.
Cognitive development and the development of the executive functions across the life-span.
The association between dietary components, dietary intake and cognitive performance.
Effects of bioactive nutrients on cardiovascular biomarkers and cognitive performance
|PhD candidate: Rachel Wong|
Principal supervisor: Dr Narelle Berry
Co-supervisors: Alison Coates, peter Howe Janet Bryan
|This project is being undertaken by:|
Elena Rudnik, School of Psychology and supported by Spencer Gulf Rural Health Centre, Whyalla
Co-supervised by Matt Haren, Health Sciences
|PhD Candidate: Alice Granger, School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy|
Principal supervisor: Janet Bryan
Co-supervisor: Dr Manny Noakes, CSIRO Human Nutrition
|Project undertaken by Georgina Crichton, Nutritional Physiology Research Centre|
Principal supervisor: Dr Karen Murphy, Nutritional Physiology Research Centre
Co-supervisor: Dr Janet Bryan, School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
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