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Obesity

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Dr Alex Chisholm (Human Nutrition)

Butter and margarine studies; Dietary added fats; Diets to lower/modify blood lipids; Incorporation of nuts in the diet; Diabetes and incorporation of nuts in the diet; Vegetarian diets; Diets to facilitate weight maintenance; Optimum diets for persons with diabetes; Diets to reduce cardiovascular risk
Work: 64 3 479 7514
Email: alex.chisholm@otago.ac.nz

Associate Professor Caroline Horwath (Human Nutrition)

Facilitation of eating behaviour change and lifestyle change; Non-dieting approaches to overweight and obesity; Women's weight control practices; Food choice - social and psychological influences; Mechanisms of behaviour change; Stress-driven and emotional eating
Work: 64 3 479 7946
Email: caroline.matthaei@otago.ac.nz

Associate Professor Jeremy Krebs (Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington)

Obesity; Diabetes; Endocrinology
Work: 64 21 286 7324
Email: jeremy.krebs@otago.ac.nz

Professor Jim Mann

Coronary heart disease; Diabetes; Diet and blood lipids; Modification of the obesogenic environment; Research and clinical work in the fields of nutrition, lipids and carbohydrates as they relate to diabetes, coronary heart disease and obesity
Work: 64 3 479 7719 | Mobile: 64 21 678 925
Email: jim.mann@otago.ac.nz

Dr Rachael McLean (Preventive and Social Medicine/Human Nutrition)

Nutrition public health ; Chronic disease; Salt; Sodium; Obesity; Nutritional epidemiology
Work: 64 3 479 9427/479 7943
Email: rachael.mclean@otago.ac.nz

Dr Geraldine (Geri) McLeod (Psychological Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch)

Psychosocial aspects of obesity; Skin cancer prevention
Work: 64 3 372 6747 | Mobile: 64 21 158 0344
Email: geraldine.mcleod@otago.ac.nz

Dr Helen Paterson (Women's and Children's Health)

Long acting reversible contraception (LARC) - decreasing unintended pregnancy rates; Healthy weight gain in pregnancy
Work: 64 3 474 0999 x 58933
Email: helen.paterson@otago.ac.nz

Dr Paula Skidmore (Human Nutrition)

Childhood nutrition; Childhood obesity; Nutrition and chronic disease
Work: 64 3 479 8374
Email: paula.skidmore@otago.ac.nz

Professor Richard Stubbs (Wakefield Research Group, University of Otago, Wellington)

Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery ; Liver tumours ; Bariatric surgery; Management of liver tumours ; Management of severe obesity and its comorbidities by gastric bypass surgery; Colorectal cancer metastases; Obesity and diabetes ; Insulin resistance and its resolution by gastric bypass surgery
Work: 64 4 806 1504
Email: richard.stubbs@otago.ac.nz

Professor Barry Taylor (Dunedin School of Medicine)

Child Health; Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS); Sleep disorders in children; Paediatric endocrinology (Growth disorders); Diabetes in Children and Youth; Childhood obesity
Work: 64 3 470 9755 | Mobile: 64 21 616 229
Email: barry.taylor@otago.ac.nz

Professor Rachael Taylor (Edgar Diabetes & Obesity Research)

Body composition and obesity (prevention and management) in children
Work: 64 3 479 5262
Email: rachael.taylor@otago.ac.nz

Dr Lisa Te Morenga (Human Nutrition)

Human nutrition; Public health nutrition; Obesity; Diabetes; Metabolic syndrome; Sugar; Fat; Carbohydrates
Work: 64 3 479 3978 | Mobile: 64 21 042 7283
Email: lisa.temorenga@otago.ac.nz

Professor Andre van Rij (Surgical Sciences)

Clinical audit and surgical outcomes; Obesity surgery; Vascular surgery and disease; Surgical education; Surgical policy
Work: 64 3 474 0999 x 58834 | Home: 64 3 477 2602
Email: andre.vanrij@otago.ac.nz

Professor Robert Walker (Medicine)

Kidney disease, dialysis and transplantation; Cardiovascular risk factors in chronic kidney disease; Drug nephrotoxicity – drug-induced kidney injury ; Oxidative stress in Chronic Kidney Disease; Obesity and metabolic syndrome; Interventions in acute renal failure; Renal genetics and developmental abnormalities -renal cystic disease; Primary cilia and renal disease; Kidney function in endurance sports
Work: 64 3 474 0999 x 58538
Email: rob.walker@otago.ac.nz

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