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School of Food and Advanced Technology – nutritional science staff

Head of Nutritional Science Group

  • Prof Jane Coad

    Prof Jane Coad

    Professor - School of Food and Advanced Technology

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    Jane Coad is research professor in Nutrition Science in the School of Food & Advanced Technology. Her research focuses on mechanisms by which nutrients affect health, particularly conditions involving inflammation (e.g. osteoarthritis, coeliac disease and inflammatory bowel disease) and cardiometabolic health (e.g. metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease). Jane has also carried out research into factors affecting maternal and infant health, healthy ageing and gut microbiota.

    Jane is currently leading the National Science Challenges (NSC) High-Value Nutrition (HVN) research project “Effects of collagen hydrolysate on enhancing joint comfort, improving skin appearance and promoting recovery after sport”.

Nutritional Science staff

  • Associate Professor Louise Brough

    Associate Professor Louise Brough

    Associate Professor - School of Food and Advanced Technology

  • Prof Jane Coad

    Prof Jane Coad

    Professor - School of Food and Advanced Technology

    Jane Coad is research professor in Nutrition Science in the School of Food & Advanced Technology. Her research focuses on mechanisms by which nutrients affect health, particularly conditions involving inflammation (e.g. osteoarthritis, coeliac disease and inflammatory bowel disease) and cardiometabolic health (e.g. metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease). Jane has also carried out research into factors affecting maternal and infant health, healthy ageing and gut microbiota.

    Jane is currently leading the National Science Challenges (NSC) High-Value Nutrition (HVN) research project “Effects of collagen hydrolysate on enhancing joint comfort, improving skin appearance and promoting recovery after sport”.

  • Dr David Popovich

    Dr David Popovich

    Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition - School of Food and Advanced Technology

    My work is very much focused on plant secondary metabolites and potential to alter or prevent disease. I am particular interested in New Zealand grown plant food phytochemical profiles. . 

  • Dr Janet Weber

    Dr Janet Weber

    Senior Lecturer - School of Food and Advanced Technology



Nutrition Laboratory staff

  • Derek Body

    Derek Body

    Laboratory Technician - School of Food and Advanced Technology

  • Karl Dale

    Karl Dale

    Technician - School of Food and Advanced Technology

  • Wibha Desai

    Wibha Desai

    Technician - School of Food and Advanced Technology

  • Fliss Jackson

    Fliss Jackson

    Manager, Nutrition Laboratory - School of Food and Advanced Technology

    Manager, Nutrition Laboratory

  • Yvonne Moore

    Yvonne Moore

    Laboratory Technician - School of Food and Advanced Technology

  • Adrienne Portch

    Adrienne Portch

    Laboratory Technician - School of Food and Advanced Technology

  • Vilma Rodriguez

    Vilma Rodriguez

    Technical Officer - School of Food and Advanced Technology

  • Leiza Turnbull

    Leiza Turnbull

    Laboratory Technician - School of Food and Advanced Technology