Dr Barbara Williams

Senior Research Fellow

Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
b.williams@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52987

Overview

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

  • (2017) Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Black, John L., Williams, B. A. and Gidley, M. J. (2009). Metabolic regulation of feed intake in monogastric mammals. In Voluntary Feed Intake in Pigs (pp. 189-213) : Wageningen Academic Publishers. doi:10.3921/978-90-8686-689-2

  • Black, J.L., Williams, B. A. and Gidley, M. J. (2009). Metabolic regulation of feed intake in monogastric mammals. In David Torrallardona and Eugeni Roura (Ed.), Voluntary feed intake in pigs (pp. 189-214) Wageningen, Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Rzepus, Marcin, Roura, Eugeni, de Jager, Nadia, Gidley, Michael J., Williams, Barbara A. and Preston, Maxine (2015). Iso-energetic diets containing beta-glucan or arabinoxylan show different expression of Tas1R3 and similar expression of fatty acid sensing genes in the porcine gastrointestinal tract. In: Abstracts from the 24th Annual Meeting of the European Chemoreception Research Organization (ECRO 2014). 24th Annual Meeting of the European Chemoreception Research Organization (ECRO), Dijon, France, (257-257). 10-13 September 2014. doi:10.1093/chemse/bju073

  • Mikkelsen, Deirdre, Netzel, Gabriele, Chan, Chui Ying, Gidley, Michael and Williams, Barbara (2014). Bacterial Cellulose as a Model System to Study In Vitro Fermentability of Black Carrot Phytonutrients. In: Rowett-INRA 2014 Gut Microbiology: from sequence to function, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, (). 16-19 June 2014.

  • Gorham, John, Gidley, Michael, Williams, Barbara and Mikkelsen, Deirdre (2014). Development of enzymatic and histological methods complementing fluorescence in situ hybridisation to visualise and localise porcine gastrointestinal microbiota-dietary substrate associations. In: 9th Joint Rowett-INRA Symposium. Gut Microbiology: from Sequence to Function, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, (). 16-19 June, 2014.

  • Mikkelsen, Deirdre, Williams, Barbara A., Godwin, Scott, Gulino, Lisa-Maree, Ouwerkerk, Diane, Ismail, Munirah, Klieve, Athol and Gidley, Michael (2014). Effects of arabinoxylan dietary fibre fine structure on gut microbiota dynamics. In: ASM Meeting 2014. Programme and Abstracts. ASM Meeting 2014: Australian Society for Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting 2014, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (). 6-9 July, 2014.

  • Mikkelsen, Deirdre, Williams, Barbara, Ismail, Munirah, Godwin, Scott, Gulino, Lisa-Maree, Ouwerkerk, Diane, Klieve, Athol and Gidley, Michael (2014). Fermentability of Arabinose Depleted Arabinoxylan. In: Rowett-INRA 2014 Gut Microbiology: from sequence to function, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, (). 16-19 June 2014.

  • Gorham, John, Williams, Barbara, Gidley, Michael and Mikkelsen, Deirdre (2014). Microbial Population Shifts in Response to Dietary Arabinoxylan and Protein Changes. In: Rowett-INRA 2014 Gut Microbiology: from sequence to function, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, (). 16-19 June 2014.

  • Netzel, G., Mikkelsen, D., Flanagan, B., Netzel, M., Gidley, M. J. and Williams, B. (2014). Modulation of in vitro fermentation by polyphenol-rich black carrot fractions. In: Abstracts of the 29th International Horticultural Congress. 29th International Horticultural Congress, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (02677-02677). 17-22 September 2014.

  • Low, Dorrain, Williams, Barbara, Netzel, Gabi, Netzel, Michael, D'Arcy, Bruce and Gidley, Michael (2014). Polyphenol fermentation and metabolism in vitro. In: Polyphenols Communications 2014. ICP2014 Proceedings. ICP2014: XXVIIth International Conference on Polyphenols & The 8th Tannin Conference, Nagoya, Japan, (375-376). 2-6 September, 2014.

  • Grant, Lucas, Mikkelsen, Deirdre, Gulino, Lisa-Maree, Godwin, Scott, Ouwerkerk, Diane, Klieve, Athol, Gidley, Michael and Williams, Barbara (2014). The Effect of Dietary Pectin on Microbial Community Profiles of the Porcine Large Intestine. In: Rowett-INRA 2014 Gut Microbiology: from sequence to function, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, (). 16-19 June 2014.

  • Grant, Lucas, Mikkelsen, Deirdre, Godwin, Scott, Gulino, Lisa-Maree, Ouwerkerk, Diane, Klieve, Athol, Gidley, Michael and Williams, Barbara (2014). The Effect of Fruit Phytonutrients on Microbial Community Profiles of the Porcine Large Intestine. In: Rowett-INRA 2014 Gut Microbiology: from sequence to function, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, (). 16-19 June 2014.

  • Grant, Lucas, Gulino, Lisa-Maree, Godwin, Scott, Mikkelsen, Deirdre, Gidley, Michael J. and Williams, Barbara A. (2014). The effect of dietary fibre on the microbial community profile of the porcine gastrointestinal tract. In: ASM Meeting 2014. Programme and Abstracts. ASM Meeting 2014: Australian Society for Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting 2014, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (). 6-9 July, 2014.

  • Netzel, G., Mikkelsen, D., Flanagan, B., Netzel, M., Gidley, M. J. and Williams, B. A. (2013). Black carrot polyphenols and their effect on plant cell wall fermentability. In: NSA 2013 ASM: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia (2013). NSA NSNZ 2013 Joint Annual Scientific Meeting: 37th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Nutrition Society of Australia in conjunction with the Nutrition Society of New Zealand, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (653-653). 4-6 December, 2013.

  • Mikkelsen, D., Netzel, G. A., Williams, B. A. and Gidley, M. J. (2012). Bacterial cellulose (BC): a model system to study in vitro fermentability of plant cell wall analogues. In: 8th INRA-Rowett Symposium on Gut Microbiology: Gut microbiota: friend or foe?. 8th INRA-Rowett Symposium on Gut Microbiology, Clermont-Ferrand, France, (116-116). 17 - 20 June 2012.

  • Shelat, Kinnari, Gorham, Barbara, Nicholson, Timothy, Gidley, Michael J. and Williams, Barbara (2012). Dynamic in vitro digestion technique to model small intestinal digestion of food matrices containing soluble dietary fibre. In: Food Structures, Digestion and Health Conference 2012, Palmerston North, New Zealand, (). 7-9 March 2012.

  • Mikkelsen, D., Netzel, G. A., Williams, B. A. and Gidley, M. J. (2012). In vitro fermentability of purple carrot phytonutrients and effects on large intestinal microflora. In: 8th INRA-Rowett Symposium on Gut Microbiology, Clermont-Ferrand, France, (). 17 - 22 June 2012.

  • Williams, B. A., Walsh, C., Liao, M. L., Pettolino, F., Mikkelsen, D., Gidley, M. J. and Bacic, A. (2012). Investigating the relationship between grain fibre fraction molecular structures and in vitro fermentability. In: 8th INRA-Rowett Symposium on Gut Microbiology, Clermont-Ferrand, France, (). 17-20 June 2012.

  • Hanan, Jim, Belward, John, Williams, Barbara A., Shelat, Kinnari and Gidley, Michael J. (2012). Linking in vitro and in vivo models of digestion: a computational modelling approach. In: Food Structures, Digestion and Health Conference 2012, Palmerston North, New Zealand, (). 7-9 March 2012.

  • Pluschke, A. M., Gidley, M. J. and Williams, B. A. (2012). Reduced small intestinal a-amylase activity in the presence of soluble fibre arabinoxylan. In: XII International Symposium on Digestive Physiology of Pigs: Program and Book of Abstracts. 12th International Symposium on Digestive Physiology in Pigs, Keystone, CO, United States, (138-138). 29 May - 1 June 2012.

  • Day, Li, Netzel, Michael, Williams, Barbara A. and Gidley, Michael J. (2012). Structure and digestion in plant cell wall materials: does size matter?. In: Abstracts of the 6th international Symposium on Food Rheology and Structure. 6th international Symposium on Food Rheology and Structure (ISFRS 2012), Zurich, Switzerland, (130-130). 10-13 April 2012.

  • Williams, B. A., Shelat, K., Hanan, J., Dhital, S. and Gidley, M. J. (2011). An in vitro technique to model digestive behavior of feeds containing soluble fibers. In: 12th International Symposium on Digestive Physiology in Pigs, Keystone, CO, United States, (130-131). 29 May - 1 June 2012.

  • Black, J. L., Williams, B. A., Roura, E. and Gidley, M. (2011). Physiological and metabolic regulation of feed intake. In: Robert van Barneveld, Manipulating Pig Production XIII: Proceedings of the 13th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association. Australasian Pig Science Association Conference (APSA 2011), Adelaide, Australia, (118-127). 27-30 November 2011.

  • Shelat, Kinnari, Nicholson, Timothy, Williams, Barbara, Gilbert, Robert and Gidley, Michael J. (2011). Viscoelastic characteristics of pig digesta are influenced by wheat arabinoxylan. In: AACC International - 2011 Meeting Abstract. American Association of Cereal Chemists International Annual Meeting (AACC), Palm Springs, CA, United States, (). 12-19 October 2011.

  • Wang, D. J., Turner, M. S., D'Arcy, B. R., Williams, B. A. and Ferruzi, M. G. (2010). Changes in pig ileal bacterial numbers upon exposure to grape seed extract. In: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia (2010) 34. Nutrition Society of Australia 34th Annual Scientific Meeting (NSA2010), Perth, Australia, (105-105). 30 November - 3 December 2010.

  • Wang, Dongjie, D'Arcy, Bruce, Willilams, Barbara and Ferruzi, Mario (2010). Is in vitro fermentation of starch by porcine ileal and fecal microflora altered by the presence of grapeseed extract?. In: 2010 Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo, Chicago, IL, United States, (). 17-20 July 2010.

  • Belobrajdic, D. P., Gidley, M. J., Williams, B. A., Zhang, D., Bryden, W. L., Conlon, M. A., Bird, A. R. and Topping, D. L. (2009). Arabinoxylan reduces diet-induced colonocyte DNA damage in pigs. In: Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 19th International Congress of Nutrition, Bangkok, Thailand, (547-547). 4-9 October 2009.

  • Wang, Dongjie, Ng, Y.X., Williams, Barbara, Ferruzzi, M. G. and D'Arcy, Bruce (2009). Compared to wine, grape seed extract significantly increased the gas production of pig small intestine microbiota in vitro. In: Proceedings of Thirty-Third Annual Scientific Meeting. The Nutrition Society of Australia & Nutration Society of Newzealand, 2009 Joint Annual Scientific Meeting, Newcastle, Australia, (114-114). 8-11 December 2009.

  • Al-Rabadi, G. J., Williams, B. A., Torley, P., Bryden, W. L., Nielsen, S. G. and Gidley, M. J. (2009). Effect of particle size on hydration properties of barley and sorghum. In: Dr Robert J. Van Berneveld, Manipulating Pig Production XII: Proceedings of the Twelfth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA) Cairns, Australia. Twelfth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association, Cairns, Australia, (115-115). 22 - 25 November 2009.

  • Al-Rabadi, G.J., Williams, B. A., Torley, P., Bryden, W. L., Nielsen, S. and Gidley, M. J. (2009). Effect of particle size on in vitro starch digestion of barley and sorghum by porcine a-Amylase. In: Dr Robert J. Van Berneveld, Manipulating Pig Production XII: Proceedings of the Twelfth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA) Cairns, Australia. Twelfth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association, Cairns, Australia, (58-58). 22-25 November 2009.

  • Al-Rabadi, G. J., Williams, B. A., Torey, P., Bryden, W. L. and Gidley, M. J. (2009). Effect of particle size on viscosity and pasting properties of milled sorghum. In: Dr Robert J. Van Berneveld, Manipulating Pig Production XII: Proceedings of the Twelfth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA) Cairns, Australia. Twelfth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association, Cairns, Australia, (59-59). 22 - 25 November 2009.

  • Williams, B. A., Peucker, S. K. J., Finn, A. M., Nielsen, S. G., Tredrea, A. T., Singh, D. N., van Barneveld, R. J. and Gidley, M. J. (2009). Fermentation end-products from the small and large intestines of pigs fed grain-based diets. In: Robert J. Van Berneveld, Manipulating Pig Production XII: Proceedings of the Twelfth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA) Cairns, Australia. Twelfth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association, Cairns, Queensland, Australia, (56-56). 22-25 November, 2009.

  • Wang, D. J., Williams, B. A., Ferruzzi, M. G. and D'Arcy, B. (2009). Grape seed extract metabolites found after fermentation by pig ileal microbiota. In: Moyez Jiwa, The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia. Thirty-Third Annual Scientific Meeting: Joint Annual Scientific Meeting of the Nutrition Society of Australia & the Nutrition Society of New Zealand. Newcastle 2009: Nutrition Society of Australia 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting. Joint Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA) & The Nutrition Society of New Zealand (NSNZ): Nutrition in the 21st Century, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, (73-73). 8-11 December 2009. doi:10.4066/AMJ.2010.207

  • Williams, B. A., Peucker, S. K. J., Finn, A. M., Nielsen, S. G., Tredrea, A. T., Singh, D. N., van Barnveld, R. J. and Gidley, M. J. (2009). Ileal digestibility of grains also includes fermentation as indicated by end-products. In: Dr Robert J. Van Berneveld, Manipulating Pig Production XII: Proceedings of the Twelfth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA) Cairns, Australia. Twelfth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association, Cairns, Australia, (113-113). 22- 25 November 2009.

  • Williams, B. A., Peucker, S. K. J., Finn, A. M., Nielsen, S. G., Tredrea, A. T., Singh, D. N., van Barneveld, R. J. and Gidley, M. J. (2009). Variation in fermentation end-products from faeces of grower pigs fed different grains. In: Robert J. Van Berneveld, Manipulating Pig Production XII: Proceedings of the Twelfth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association. APSA 2009: 12th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association, Cairns, QLD, Australia, (57-57). 22-25 November 2009.

  • Awati, A., D'Urso, S., Williams, B. A., Bosch, M. and Verstegen, M. W. A. (2007). Changes in the fermentation end-product profile in the GIT of piglets during post-colostrum suckling period. In: J.A. Fernandez, M.S. Hedemann, B.B. Jensen, H. Jørgensen, K.E. Bach Knudsen and H.N. Lærke, Livestock Science: 10th International Symposium on Digestive Physiology in Pigs, Denmark 2006, Part 1. 10th International Symposium on Digestive Physiology in Pigs, Denmark 2006, Part 1, Denmark, (156-158). 2006. doi:10.1016/j.livsci.2007.01.036

  • Williams, B. A. and Gidley, M. J. (2007). Fermentation and porcine gut health. In: Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition in Australia, Vol 16. Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition in Australia, UNE, Armidale, NSW, (149-155). 9-11 July, 2007.

  • Williams, B. A. and Gidley, M. (2007). Use of cumulative gas production to assess feed ingredient for gastro-intestinal fermentability. In: Manipulating Pig Production XI. Eleventh biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association, Brisbane, Australia, (95-95). 25-28 November 2007.

  • Stevenson, M. C., Williams, B. A., Sopade, P. A., Bryden, W. L. and Hosking, B. J. (2007). Use of rapid visco analyser for feed grain evaluation. In: 11th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association. Manipulating Pig Production XI, Brisbane, Australia, (73-73). 25-28 November 2007.

  • Stevenson, M. C., Williams, B. A., Sopade, P. A., Bryden, W. L. and Hosking, B. J. (2007). Use of the rapid visco analyser to evaluate finished feeds. In: Proceedings of the Eleventh Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association. Manipulating Pig Production XI, Brisbane, Australia, (99-99). 25-28 November 2007.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision