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DSM staff profile

Dr Sherly Parackal

PositionResearch Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine (DSM)
QualificationsBSc MSc PGDip (Nut Sci) PhD (Nut Sci)
Research summaryAlcohol consumption by women of childbearing age, pregnancy and breastfeeding; Asian Health Research
MembershipsMember of the Expert Advisory Group for the CMDHB Improving Infant Nutrition Project; Nutrition Society of New Zealand

Research

Interested in maternal and child health and currently working on a project funded by the Health Promotion Agency of New Zealand investigating the modifiable factors associated with periconceptional alcohol consumption.

Also interested in Asian/migrant health, focussing on dietary acculturation and investigating the reasons for the loss of the healthy migrant status in different Asian sub-groups.

Publications

Parackal, M., Parackal, S., Eusebius, S., & Mather, D. (2017). The use of Facebook advertising for communicating public health messages: A campaign against drinking during pregnancy in New Zealand. JMIR Public Health & Surveillance, 3(3), e49. doi: 10.2196/publichealth.7032

Parackal, M., & Parackal, S. (2017). Implication of alcohol consumption on aggregate wellbeing. Perspectives in Public Health, 137(4), 220-226. doi: 10.1177/1757913916669538

Parackal, S. (2016). Dietary transition in the South Asian diaspora: Implications for diabetes prevention strategies. Current Diabetes Reviews. Advance online publication. Retrieved from http://benthamscience.com/journals/current-diabetes-reviews/

Parackal, S. M., Smith, C., & Parnell, W. R. (2015). A profile of New Zealand 'Asian' participants of the 2008/09 Adult National Nutrition Survey: Focus on dietary habits, nutrient intakes and health outcomes. Public Health Nutrition, 18(5), 893-904. doi: 10.1017/S1368980014001049

Parackal, S. M., Parackal, M. K., & Harraway, J. A. (2013). Prevalence and correlates of drinking in early pregnancy among women who stopped drinking on pregnancy recognition. Maternal & Child Health Journal, 17(3), 520-529. doi: 10.1007/s10995-012-1026-7

Journal - Research Article

Parackal, M., Parackal, S., Eusebius, S., & Mather, D. (2017). The use of Facebook advertising for communicating public health messages: A campaign against drinking during pregnancy in New Zealand. JMIR Public Health & Surveillance, 3(3), e49. doi: 10.2196/publichealth.7032

Parackal, M., & Parackal, S. (2017). Implication of alcohol consumption on aggregate wellbeing. Perspectives in Public Health, 137(4), 220-226. doi: 10.1177/1757913916669538

Parackal, S. (2016). Dietary transition in the South Asian diaspora: Implications for diabetes prevention strategies. Current Diabetes Reviews. Advance online publication. Retrieved from http://benthamscience.com/journals/current-diabetes-reviews/

Parackal, S. M., Smith, C., & Parnell, W. R. (2015). A profile of New Zealand 'Asian' participants of the 2008/09 Adult National Nutrition Survey: Focus on dietary habits, nutrient intakes and health outcomes. Public Health Nutrition, 18(5), 893-904. doi: 10.1017/S1368980014001049

Parackal, S. M., Parackal, M. K., & Harraway, J. A. (2013). Prevalence and correlates of drinking in early pregnancy among women who stopped drinking on pregnancy recognition. Maternal & Child Health Journal, 17(3), 520-529. doi: 10.1007/s10995-012-1026-7

Parackal, S. M., Parackal, M. K., & Harraway, J. A. (2010). Warning labels on alcohol containers as a source of information on alcohol consumption in pregnancy among New Zealand women. International Journal of Drug Policy, 21(4), 302-305. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2009.10.006

Parackal, S. M., Parackal, M. K., Harraway, J. A., & Ferguson, E. L. (2009). Opinions of non-pregnant New Zealand women aged 16-40 years about the safety of alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Drug & Alcohol Review, 28(2), 135-141. doi: 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2008.00018.x

Parackal, S., Ferguson, E., & Harraway, J. (2007). Alcohol and tobacco consumption among 6-24-months post-partum New Zealand women. Maternal & Child Nutrition, 3, 40-51.

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