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Dr Meredith Peddie

PhD (Otago), MSc, BPhEd (Hons) in Sports Science, BSc in Nutrition
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Tel: 64 3 479 5673
Room: Science II 6c9

Meredith Peddie is a Post Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago. A National Heart Foundation Fellowship funds her position. She has a BPhEd (Hons) in Sports Science, and BSc in Nutrition. Meredith’s passion for the health benefits of physical activity lead to her to complete her PhD with Dr Tracy Perry (and Dr Nancy Rehrer, School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences) on the effects of interrupting sedentary behavior with physical activity on postprandial metabolism. Her postdoctoral research extends that of her PhD, further investigating the effects of interrupting sedentary behavior with different patterns of activity, with a specific focus on lipid and carbohydrate metabolism.

PhD/MSc position available
Dr Peddie is currently looking for a PhD/MSc student to investigate the energy expenditure and possible dietary compensation associated with prolonged sitting, continuous physical activity, and regular activity breaks.
University of Otago Scholarships to undertake a PhD are available to those candidates with an excellent academic record.
Please contact Dr Peddie or Dr Perry if you are interested