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Emma Spencer Research Fellow

BBiomedSc(Hons) PhD (Otago)

Tel +64 3 364 1648

Research interests

Dr Emma Vlasiuk is involved in clinical studies investigating the bioavailability and potential health effects of vitamin C.

Health Research Open Day Lecture

Watch Dr Vlasiuk's short presentation from the UOC Health Research Open Day in September 2016 on her PhD research which targeted cancer cells with compounds from nature.


Vlasiuk, E., Zawari, M., Storer, M., Maze, M. J., Williman, J., Chambers, S. T., & Carr, A. C. (2024). SunGold kiwifruit consumption restores adequate to optimal vitamin C status in people with a history of severe respiratory infections. Antioxidants, 13, 272. doi: 10.3390/antiox13030272

Carr, A. C., Vlasiuk, E., Zawari, M., Scott-Thomas, A., Storer, M., Maze, M., & Chambers, S. T. (2023). Low vitamin C concentrations in patients with community-acquired pneumonia resolved with pragmatic administration of intravenous and oral vitamin C. Antioxidants, 12, 1610. doi: 10.3390/antiox12081610

Carr, A. C., Bradley, H. A., Vlasiuk, E., Pierard, H., Beddow, J., & Rucklidge, J. J. (2023). Inflammation and vitamin C in women with prenatal depression and anxiety: Effect of multinutrient supplementation. Antioxidants, 12, 941. doi: 10.3390/antiox12040941

Lunt, H., Carr, A. C., Heenan, H. F., Vlasiuk, E., Zawari, M., Prickett, T., & Frampton, C. (2023). People with diabetes and hypovitaminosis C fail to conserve urinary vitamin C. Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology, 31, 100316. doi: 10.1016/j.jcte.2023.100316

Rosengrave, P. C., Wohlrab, C., Spencer, E., Williman, J., Shaw, G., & Carr, A. C. (2022). Effect of intravenous vitamin C on arterial blood gas analyser and Accu-Chek point-of-care glucose monitoring in critically ill patients. Critical Care & Resuscitation, 24(2), 175-182. doi: 10.51893/2022.2.Oa7

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