Dr Terri Grassby

Lecturer in Food Science
BSc, PhD
+44 (0)1483 686405
22 AY 03
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 10.30-6.00, Thu 10.30-12.00


Areas of specialism

Food Science; Dietary Fibre; Plant Polysaccharides

University roles and responsibilities

  • Module Organiser, BMS2053 Food Analysis and Quality Control
  • Module Organiser, BMS3059 Food: Chemistry, Functionality and Health Effects

    My qualifications

    BSc Chemistry with Industrial Experience
    University of Bristol
    PhD Biological Sciences
    Institute of Food Research (now Quadram Institute Bioscience) & University of East Anglia

    Affiliations and memberships

    Higher Education Academy
    Associate Fellow

    Business, industry and community links


    Research interests

    Research projects


    Postgraduate research supervision

    Postgraduate research supervision

    My teaching

    Courses I teach on


    Postgraduate taught

    My publications


    Analysis of starch amylolysis using plots of first-order kinetics

    PJ Butterworth, FJ Warren, T Grassby, H Patel, PR Ellis

    Carbohydrate Polymers (2012) 87(3), 2189-2197


    Mandalari G, Grundy MM, Grassby T, Parker ML, Cross KL, Chessa S, Bisignano C, Barreca D, Bellocco E, Laganà G, Butterworth PJ, Faulks RM, Wilde PJ, Ellis PR, Waldron KW (2014)The effects of processing and mastication on almond lipid bioaccessibility using novel methods of in vitro digestion modelling and micro-structural analysis., In: Br J Nutr112(9)pp. 1521-1529
    Grassby T, Jay AJ, Merali Z, Parker ML, Parr AJ, Faulds CB, Waldron KW (2013)Compositional analysis of Chinese water chestnut (Eleocharis dulcis) cell-wall material from parenchyma, epidermis, and subepidermal tissues., In: J Agric Food Chem61(40)pp. 9680-9688
    Knudsen GM, Nielsen MB, Grassby T, Danino-Appleton V, Thomsen LE, Colquhoun IJ, Brocklehurst TF, Olsen JE, Hinton JC (2012)A third mode of surface-associated growth: immobilization of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium modulates the RpoS-directed transcriptional programme., In: Environ Microbiol14(8)pp. 1855-1875
    Grassby T, Edwards CH, Grundy M, Ellis PR (2013)Functional Components and Mechanisms of Action of ‘Dietary Fibre’ in the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract: Implications for Health, In: Harding SE (eds.), Stability of Complex Carbohydrate Structures Biofuels, Foods, Vaccines and Shipwrecks(4)pp. 36-55 Royal Society of Chemistry
    Butterworth PJ, Warren FJ, Grassby T, Patel H, Ellis PR (2011)Analysis of starch amylolysis using plots for first-order kinetics, In: Carbohydrate Polymers87(3)pp. 2189-2197 Elsevier
    Parker M, Grundy M, Grassby Terri, Smeriglio A, Bisignano C, Raciti R, Trombetta D, Baer D, Wilde P, Mandalari G (2018)Understanding the Effect of Particle Size and Processing on Almond Lipid Bioaccessibility through Microstructural Analysis: From Mastication to Faecal Collection, In: Nutrients10(2)213 MDPI
    Grassby Terri, Shen Y, Wagner L, Beckett S, Hall W, Berry S (2016)Predicting Initial Lipid Release from Masticated Tree Nuts Using Mathematical Modelling, In: FASEB Journal30(Sup 1)405.6 Federation of American Society of Experimental Biology
    Grassby Terri, Wagner L, Beckett S, Hall W, Berry S (2015)Predicting initial lipid release from masticated cashews and walnuts using mathematical modelling, In: Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism67(Sup 1) Karger Publishers
    Grassby T, Picout DR, Mandalari G, Faulks RM, Kendall CWC, Rich GT, Wickham MSJ, Lapsley K, Ellis PR (2014)Modelling of nutrient bioaccessibility in almond seeds based on the fracture properties of their cell walls, In: FOOD & FUNCTION5(12)pp. 3096-3106 ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY
    Ellis P, Grundy M, Grassby Terri, Mandalari G, Faulks R, Berry S, Waldron K, Butterworth P (2012)The role of dietary fiber in regulating lipid bioaccessibility of almonds during mastication, In: The FASEB Journal26(Sup 1) Federation of American Society of Experimental Biology
    Butterworth P, Warren F, Edwards C, Grassby Terri, Patel H, Ellis P (2012)How analysis of data from alpha-amylase catalysed starch digestibility performed in vitro contributes to an understanding of rates and extent of digestion starchy foods, In: FASEB Journal26(Sup 1) Federation of American Society of Experimental Biology
    Grassby Terri, Mandalari G, Grundy MM-L, Edwards CH, Bisignano C, Trombetta D, Smeriglio A, Chessa S, Ray S, Sanderson J, Berry SB, Ellis PR, Waldron KW (2017)In vitro and in vivo modeling of lipid bioaccessibility and digestion from almond muffins: The importance of the cell-wall barrier mechanism, In: Journal of Functional Foods37pp. 263-271 Elsevier
    Lovegrove A, Edwards CH, De Noni I, Patel H, El SN, Grassby T, Zielke C, Ulmius M, Nilsson L, Butterworth PJ, Ellis PR, Shewry PR (2015)Role of Polysaccharides in Food, Digestion and Health., In: Critical reviews in food science and nutrition57(2)pp. 237-253 Taylor & Francis