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Jane Elmslie

Clinical Senior Lecturer

DipHSc PGDipSci PhD (Otago)


Jane Elmslie is a dietitian in Specialist Mental Health Services where she is also Clinical Leader, Dietetics.

Her research interests include the emerging problem of food addiction and dietary approaches to the prevention and treatment of weight gain and related chronic illness in people with psychiatric illness.

Jane has contributed to the registrar training programme and supervises nutrition related postgraduate research projects.


Every-Palmer, S., Huthwaite, M. A., Elmslie, J. L., Grant, E., & Romans, S. E. (2018). Long-term psychiatric inpatients' perspectives on weight gain, body satisfaction, diet and physical activity: A mixed methods study. BMC Psychiatry, 18, 300. doi: 10.1186/s12888-018-1878-5

Huthwaite, M., Elmslie, J., Every-Palmer, S., Grant, E., & Romans, S. E. (2017). Obesity in a forensic and rehabilitation psychiatric service: A missed opportunity? Journal of Forensic Practice, 19(4), 269-277. doi: 10.1108/JFP-03-2017-0007

Borich, A., & Elmslie, J. (2017). Totara House Healthy Eating Study: The feasibility of adapting the Senior Chef programme for patients in a mental health setting. Nutrients, 9(4). doi: 10.3390/nu9040348

Sellman, D., Schroder, R., Deering, D., Elmslie, J., Foulds, J., & Frampton, C. (2017). Psychosocial enhancement of the Green Prescription for obesity recovery: A randomised controlled trial. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1450), 44-54. Retrieved from

Chew-Harris, J. S. C., Florkowski, C. M., Elmslie, J. L., Livesey, J. H., Endre, Z. H., & George, P. M. (2015). Lean mass and age are strong determinants of glomerular filtration rate in healthy men. Pathology, 47(Suppl. 1), (pp. S82-S83). doi: 10.1097/01.PAT.0000461558.08084.7f

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