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A human nutritionist with a growing portfolio of research experience including clinical trials and population studies. Interests include vitamin D in health and disease, child health and nutrition, bone, metabolic syndrome and physical activity. Co-director of Massey's Vitamin D Research Centre, Involved in CPD in nutrition for health professionals, and the Massey Nutrition Symposia series.
I am interested in the prevention of chronic disease by achieving optimum nutrition and lifestyle, including physical activity. My main platform of research currently is investigating the role of vitamin D in health and disease. I am also interested in the interaction of genes and nutrients, and investigating the role of genetic differences in determining response to nutritional deficiencies.
The health and nutrition of children is a primary interest, especially increasing knowledge and self-efficacy, and changing behaviours.
Health and Well-being
Field of research codes
Clinical and Sports Nutrition (111101): Dietetics and Nutrigenomics (111102): Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Nutrition and Dietetics (111100): Public Nutrition Intervention (111104)
Clinical trial design and management
Project Title: Vitamin D deficiency risk and respiratory/allergy diseases in NZ 1 - 4 year olds
Date Range: 2011 - 2014
Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand