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Ms Anna deMello

PositionAssistant Research Fellow
DepartmentsDepartment of Medicine (Dunedin), Department of Preventive and Social Medicine
QualificationsBSc (majors in Biology and French) MSc (Human Nutrition) RD (Registered Dietitian) Canadian-trained and registered in Ontario, Canada
Research summaryPolicy development related to promotion and facilitation of population-level eating patterns
Memberships
  • Registered Nutritionist with the Nutrition Society of NZ
  • Member of Ora Taiao, the NZ Climate and Health Council
  • Registered Dietitian, College of Dietitians of Ontario (CDO), Canada

Research

Anna is actively involved in grant writing within the Cancer Society Social and Behavioural Research Unit; she contributes to and edits papers that are intended for publication and also performs literature reviews. She is actively involved in project development for a new and exciting area of research that aims to examine NZ adult cancer survivors’ sources of nutrition information, as well as their dietary habits.

Within the Department of Medicine, Anna currently coordinates and runs a research study that aims to assess 24-hour movement patterns among NZ children and teenagers, via the use of innovative technologies. This project is called Time-2-Move.

Publications

Egan, R., Graham-DeMello, A., Ramage, S., & Keane, B. (2018). Spiritual care: What do cancer patients and their family members want? A co-design project. Journal for the Study of Spirituality, 8(2), 142-159. doi: 10.1080/20440243.2018.1523073

Young, J., Egan, R., Walker, S., Graham-DeMello, A., & Jackson, C. (2018). The euthanasia debate: Synthesising the evidence on New Zealander's attitudes. Kōtuitui. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2018.1532915

Journal - Research Article

Egan, R., Graham-DeMello, A., Ramage, S., & Keane, B. (2018). Spiritual care: What do cancer patients and their family members want? A co-design project. Journal for the Study of Spirituality, 8(2), 142-159. doi: 10.1080/20440243.2018.1523073

Young, J., Egan, R., Walker, S., Graham-DeMello, A., & Jackson, C. (2018). The euthanasia debate: Synthesising the evidence on New Zealander's attitudes. Kōtuitui. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2018.1532915

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