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Owen Mugridge MSc

Postgraduate Teaching Technician

School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition

After commencing employment at Massey University, Albany I have been co-ordinating research trials in several different strands of nutrition. As a Research Trials Manager I regularly deal with ethical proceedures, protocol design, literature research and review, data management and the recruitment  and collection of data from volunteers that make our research possible. My role also consists of the management of the School's archived data and Sharepoint/ITS systems, as a contact point and coordinator.

I am a co-coordinator of the nutrition symposia series, delivering the latest research in the areas of early life, the older adult and sports nutrition.

I coordinate the School of Exercise, Sport and Nutrition's quarterly body composition clinic, servicing the public domain in measurement of fat and fat-free mass.

Graduating with Msc. Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology from The University of Wales, Bangor in 2007, I worked with elite performance athletes in the fields of nutrition, hydration, body composition and rehabilitation before relocating to the Medical Research Council - Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge. There I co-ordinated several government-funded RCTs focusing on paediatric nutrition, cardiovascular disease risk factors, weight loss management and body composition validation and developed a wide range of practical, laboratory, ICT and literature writing attributes.

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Professional

Qualifications

  • Master of Science - University of Wales (2008)

Research Expertise

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Medical And Health Sciences (110000)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 0

Research Outputs

Journal

Mumme, KD., Conlon, C., Von Hurst, PR., Jones, B., De Seymour, JV., Stonehouse, W., . . . Beck, KL. (2022). Associations between dietary patterns and the metabolic syndrome in older adults in New Zealand: The REACH study. British Journal of Nutrition. 128(9), 1806-1816
[Journal article]Authored by: Beck, K., Coad, J., Conlon, C., Mugridge, O., Von Hurst, P.
Mumme, KD., Conlon, CA., von Hurst, PR., Jones, B., Haskell-Ramsay, CF., de Seymour, JV., . . . Beck, KL. (2022). Dietary patterns and cognitive function in older New Zealand adults: the REACH study. European Journal of Nutrition. 61(4), 1943-1956
[Journal article]Authored by: Beck, K., Coad, J., Conlon, C., Gammon, C., Mugridge, O., Von Hurst, P.
Smirk, E., Mazahery, H., Conlon, CA., Beck, KL., Gammon, C., Mugridge, O., . . . von Hurst, PR. (2021). Sugar-sweetened beverages consumption among New Zealand children aged 8-12 years: a cross sectional study of sources and associates/correlates of consumption. BMC Public Health. 21(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Beck, K., Conlon, C., Gammon, C., Mugridge, O., Von Hurst, P.
Lim, WXJ., Gammon, CS., von Hurst, PR., Chepulis, L., Mugridge, O., & Page, RA. (2021). Hypoglycemic effects of antioxidant-rich plant extracts on postprandial glycemic responses in participants with prediabetes (GLARE study). Functional Foods in Health and Disease. 11(11), 604-626
[Journal article]Authored by: Gammon, C., Mugridge, O., Page, R., Von Hurst, P.
Ali, A., McLachlan, C., McLaughlin, T., Mugridge, O., Conlon, C., Mumme, K., . . . Knightbridge-Eager, T. (2021). Fundamental movement skills and physical activity of 3–4-year-old children within early childhood centers in New Zealand. Children. 8(9)
[Journal article]Authored by: Ali, A., Conlon, C., McLaughlin, T., Mugridge, O.
Ali, A., McLachlan, C., Mugridge, O., McLaughlin, T., Conlon, C., & Clarke, L. (2021). The effect of a 10-week physical activity programme on fundamental movement skills in 3–4-year-old children within early childhood education centres. Children. 8(6)
[Journal article]Authored by: Ali, A., Conlon, C., McLaughlin, T., Mugridge, O.
Hiol, AN., von Hurst, PR., Conlon, CA., Mugridge, O., & Beck, KL. (2021). Body composition associations with muscle strength in older adults living in Auckland, New Zealand. PLoS ONE. 16(5 May)
[Journal article]Authored by: Beck, K., Conlon, C., Mugridge, O., Von Hurst, P.
Delshad, M., Beck, KL., Conlon, CA., Mugridge, O., Kruger, MC., & von Hurst, PR. (2021). Validity of quantitative ultrasound and bioelectrical impedance analysis for measuring bone density and body composition in children. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 75(1), 66-72
[Journal article]Authored by: Beck, K., Conlon, C., Kruger, M., Mugridge, O., Von Hurst, P.
Delshad, M., Beck, KL., Conlon, CA., Mugridge, O., Kruger, MC., & von Hurst, PR. (2020). Fracture risk factors among children living in New Zealand. Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 200
[Journal article]Authored by: Beck, K., Conlon, C., Kruger, M., Mugridge, O., Von Hurst, P.
Mazahery, H., Conlon, CA., Beck, KL., Mugridge, O., Kruger, MC., Stonehouse, W., . . . von Hurst, PR. (2020). Inflammation (Il-1β) modifies the effect of vitamin d and omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids on core symptoms of autism spectrum disorder—an exploratory pilot study<sup>‡</sup>. Nutrients. 12(3)
[Journal article]Authored by: Beck, K., Conlon, C., Kruger, M., Mugridge, O., Von Hurst, P.
Delshad, M., Beck, KL., Conlon, CA., Mugridge, O., Kruger, MC., Jensen, BP., . . . von Hurst, PR. (2019). Wintertime Vitamin D status and its related risk factors among children living in Auckland, New Zealand. The New Zealand medical journal. 132(1504), 67-76
[Journal article]Authored by: Beck, K., Conlon, C., Kruger, M., Mugridge, O., Von Hurst, P.
Martin, NM., Conlon, CA., Smeele, RJM., Mugridge, OAR., Von Hurst, PR., McClung, JP., . . . Beck, KL. (2019). Iron status and associations with physical performance during basic combat training in female New Zealand Army recruits. British Journal of Nutrition. 121(8), 887-893
[Journal article]Authored by: Beck, K., Conlon, C., Mugridge, O., Von Hurst, P.
Mazahery, H., Conlon, CA., Beck, KL., Mugridge, O., Kruger, MC., Stonehouse, W., . . . von Hurst, PR. (2019). A Randomised-Controlled Trial of Vitamin D and Omega-3 Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in the Treatment of Core Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 49(5), 1778-1794
[Journal article]Authored by: Beck, K., Conlon, C., Kruger, M., Mugridge, O., Von Hurst, P.
Delshad, M., Beck, KL., von Hurst, PR., Mugridge, O., & Conlon, CA. (2019). The validity and reliability of the Dietary Index for a Child's Eating in 2–8-year old children living in New Zealand. Maternal and Child Nutrition. 15(3)
[Journal article]Authored by: Beck, K., Conlon, C., Mugridge, O., Von Hurst, P.
Mazahery, H., Conlon, CA., Beck, KL., Mugridge, O., Kruger, MC., Stonehouse, W., . . . von Hurst, PR. (2019). A randomised controlled trial of vitamin D and omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in the treatment of irritability and hyperactivity among children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 187, 9-16
[Journal article]Authored by: Beck, K., Conlon, C., Kruger, M., Mugridge, O., Von Hurst, P.
Ingram, MA., Jones, MB., Stonehouse, W., Jarrett, P., Scragg, R., Mugridge, O., . . . von Hurst, PR. (2018). Oral vitamin D<inf>3</inf> supplementation for chronic plaque psoriasis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Journal of Dermatological Treatment. 29(7), 648-657
[Journal article]Authored by: Mugridge, O., Von Hurst, P.
McLachlan, C., Smith, J., McLaughlin, T., Ali, A., Conlon, C., Mugridge, O., . . . Foster, S. (2017). Development of Teachers’ Knowledge and Skills in Implementing a Physical Education Curriculum: A New Zealand Early Childhood Intervention Study. International Journal of Early Childhood. 49(2), 211-228
[Journal article]Authored by: Ali, A., Conlon, C., McLaughlin, T., Mugridge, O.
Mazahery, H., Conlon, C., Beck, KL., Kruger, MC., Stonehouse, W., Camargo, CA., . . . von Hurst, PR. (2016). Vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acid supplements in children with autism spectrum disorder: A study protocol for a factorial randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Trials. 17(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Beck, K., Conlon, C., Kruger, M., Mugridge, O., Von Hurst, P.
Mazahery, H., Camargo, CA., Conlon, C., Beck, KL., Kruger, MC., & von Hurst, PR. (2016). Vitamin D and autism spectrum disorder: A literature review. Nutrients. 8(4)
[Journal article]Authored by: Beck, K., Conlon, C., Kruger, M., Mugridge, O., Von Hurst, P.

Conference

Wen, WXJ., Von Hurst, P., Gammon, C., Chepulis, L., Mugridge, O., & Page, R. (2020). Investigating the hypoglycaemic potential of antioxidant-rich plant extracts (GLARE study). Poster session presented at the meeting of The 13th European Nutrition Conference, Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS) 2019. Dublin, Ireland
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Gammon, C., Mugridge, O., Page, R., Von Hurst, P.
Delshad, M., Beck, K., Conlon, C., Mugridge, O., Kruger, M., & Von Hurst, P. (2019, May). Wintertime vitamin D status and its related risk factors among children living in Auckland, New Zealand. Presented at 22nd International Scientific Conference on Vitamin D. New York City, USA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Beck, K., Conlon, C., Kruger, M., Mugridge, O., Von Hurst, P.
Delshad, M., Beck, K., Conlon, CA., Mugridge, O., Kruger, MC., & Von Hurst, PR. (2019, May). Risk factors for fractures in New Zealand school children. Presented at 2019 International Congress on Vitamin D. New York City, USA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Beck, K., Conlon, C., Kruger, M., Mugridge, O., Von Hurst, P.
Beck, K., Mazahery, H., Conlon, CA., Mugridge, O., Kruger, MC., Stonehouse, W., . . . Von Hurst, PR. (2019). Inflammation (IL-1β) modifies the effect of vitamin D and omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids on core symptoms of Autism Spectrum. In 2019 Annual Meeting of the Nutrition Society of New Zealand Vol. 58 , 2019 Annual Meeting of the Nutrition Society of New Zealand: Cambridge University Press
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beck, K., Conlon, C., Kruger, M., Mugridge, O., Von Hurst, P.
Mazahery, H., Conlon, C., Beck, K., Mugridge, O., Kruger, M., Stonehouse, W., . . . Von Hurst, P. (2020). Inflammation (IL-1β) Modifies the Effect of Vitamin D and Omega-3 Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on Core Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder- An Exploratory Pilot Study. , 2019 Annual Meeting of the Nutrition Society of New Zealand
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beck, K., Conlon, C., Kruger, M., Mugridge, O., Von Hurst, P.
Delshad, M., Beck, K., Conlon, C., Mugridge, O., Kruger, M., & Von Hurst, P. (2019). Fracture risk factors among children living in New Zealand. Vol. 19 , 2019 Annual Meeting of the Nutrition Society of New Zealand
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beck, K., Conlon, C., Kruger, M., Mugridge, O., Von Hurst, P.
Mazahery, H., Conlon, C., Beck, K., Kruger, M., Stonehouse, M., Camargo, JCA., . . . Von Hurst, P. (2019). A randomised controlled trial of vitamin D and omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in the treatment of irritability and hyperactivity among children with autism spectrum disorder. Vol. 187 (pp. 9 - 16). , 21st International Vitamin D Workshop
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beck, K., Conlon, C., Kruger, M., Mugridge, O., Von Hurst, P.
Delshad, M., Beck, K., Von Hurst, P., Mugridge, O., & Conlon, C. (2018, August). The validity and reliability of the Dietary Index for a Child’s Eating (DICE) in 2-8 year old children living in New Zealand. Presented at 75th Anniversary Jubilee Conference by Dietitians New Zealand. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Beck, K., Conlon, C., Mugridge, O., Von Hurst, P.
Martin, N., Conlon, C., Smeele, R., Mugridge, O., Von Hurst, P., McClung, J., . . . Beck, K. (2019). Iron status and associations with physical performance in female New Zealand Army recruits. , 2018 Annual Meeting of the Nutrition Society of New Zealand
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beck, K., Conlon, C., Mugridge, O., Von Hurst, P.
Von Hurst, PR., Mazahery, H., Mugridge, O., Conlon, C., Kruger, M., & Camargo, CA. (2017). Vitamin D status and its predictors in children with autism spectrum disorder.. , International Vitamin D Workshop, , USA, 28-31 March 2017
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Conlon, C., Kruger, M., Mugridge, O., Von Hurst, P.