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Catherine Wall ImageBSc (Human Nutrition) PG Dip Diet MSc PhD (Otago)


  • Research Fellow in Gastrointestinal Unit for Translational Studies (GUTS)
  • New Zealand Registered Dietitian

Catherine has an undergraduate degree in Human Nutrition and a postgraduate diploma in dietetics. Her PhD research focused on nutritional therapy for adults with active Crohn's disease. Thereafter, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in nutrition screening and dietary management of inflammatory bowel disease at King's College London, United Kingdom.

Catherine has specific research skills in nutrition focused assessment, including anthropometric, biochemical and dietary assessment methods, and human clinical intervention studies. Catherine conducts research, and supervises student research, in the fields of nutrition and gastrointestinal diseases and disorders, in particular inflammatory bowel disease.


Roy, N. C., Bayer, S., Maggo, J., Ng, H. M., Wall, C., Carco, C., … Gearry, R. B. (2023, August). Dietary interventions, digestive physiology, and microbiome modulation. Verbal presentation at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) Microbiomes Satellite, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Brown, S. C., Whelan, K., Frampton, C., Wall, C. L., Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2023). Food-related quality of life in children and adolescents with Crohn Disease. Clinical Nutrition ESPEN, 58, (pp. 751). doi: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2023.10.015

Diep-Pham, H.-T., Donald, N., & Wall, C. L. (2023). Malnutrition screening tool use in a New Zealand hospital: Reliability and rates of malnutrition screening on admission. Nutrition & Dietetics, 80, 530-537. doi: 10.1111/1747-0080.12838

Gearry, R., Wall, C., & Frizelle, F. (2023, August). You are what you eat: Your gut, nutrition and the bowel. Public Talk Series: Celebrating 50 years of University of Otago, Christchurch, Otautahi, New Zealand. Retrieved from

Brown, S., Wall, C. L., Frampton, C., Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2023). The low FODMAP diet for Children with inflammatory bowel disease and overlapping functional gastrointestinal symptoms: A case series. Recent Progress in Nutrition, 3(2), 009. doi: 10.21926/rpn.2302009

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