Dr Emilie Combet


Dr Combet’s research is multi-disciplinary and focuses on how food (including whole foods, specific nutrients, and the way we eat) impacts on health throughout life, from the time peri-conception to old age. A key focus is iodine, from a food science, molecular nutrition and public health perspective.

Iodine/thyroid journal publications

  1. Bouga M & Combet E (2016) Dietary interventions and increase of dietary iodine intake – a systematic review Proc Nutr Soc 75 (OCE3) E211Combet, E., and Lean, M.E.J. (2014) Validation of a short food frequency questionnaire specific for iodine in UK females of childbearing age. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 27(6). pp. 599-605. (doi:10.1111/jhn.12219)
  2. Bouga M Lean MEJ, & Combet E (2016) Dietary guidance during pregnancy and iodine nutrition: a qualitative approach  Proc Nutr Soc75 (OCE3) E83
  3. Bouga M, Layman S, Mullaly S et al. (2015) Iodine intake and excretion are low in British breastfeeding mothers. Proc Nutr Soc 74, E25.
  4. Bouga M & Combet E (2015) Seaweed and seaweed-containing foods in the UK: focus on labeling, iodine content, toxicity and nutrition Proc Nutr Soc 74 OCE5
  5. Bouga M, Cousins F, Lean  MEJ, & Combet E (2015) Influence of goitrogenic foods intake on thyroid functions in healthy females of childbearing age with low habitual iodine intake  Proc Nutr Soc 74 (OCE1), E39
  6. Combet, E., Ma, Z. F., Cousins, F., Thompson, B., and Lean, M. E. J.(2014) Low-level seaweed supplementation improves iodine status in iodine-insufficient women. British Journal of Nutrition, 112(5). pp. 753-761. (doi:10.1017/S0007114514001573)
  7. Hernández, M., Wilson, K.L., Combet, E., and Wardlaw, J.M. (2013) Brain findings associated with iodine deficiency identified by magnetic resonance methods: a systematic review. Open Journal of Radiology, 3(4). pp. 180-195. (doi:10.4236/ojrad.2013.34030)
  8. Lean, M.I.F.A., Lean, M.E.J., Yajnik, C.S., Bhat, D., Joshi, S.M., Raut, D.A., Lubree, H.G., and Combet, E. (2013) Iodine status during pregnancy in India and related neonatal and infant outcomes. Public Health Nutrition. (doi:10.1017/S1368980013001201)
  9. Lampropoulou M,  Lean MEJ, Combet E (2012) Iodine status of women of childbearing age in Scotland. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 71 (OCE2), E143
  10. Williamson C, Lean MEJ, Comebt E (2012) Dietary recommendations and iodine awareness among mothers in the UK Proc Nutr Soc, 71 (OCE2), E141
  11. Williamson C, Lean MEJ & Combet E (2012) Dietary iodine: awareness, knowledge and current practice among midwives. Proc Nutr Soc 71, E142