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Contact Details

Email
rana.peniamina@otago.ac.nz
Position
Research Fellow
Department
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine
Qualifications
BSc MSc PhD (Otago)
Research summary
Public health nutrition, well-being, chronic health conditions, non-communicable disease

Research

Rana is currently working on research looking at the provision of nutrition information and support in the management of / recovery from cancer as well as being involved with the Cancer Society Research Collaboration.

Rana has a PhD (Food Science) from the University of Otago. Her Doctoral research was an interdisciplinary project investigating the impact of food allergies on quality of life. She has a particular interest in public health nutrition as well as identifying and understanding issues involved in the management of chronic health conditions, and finding ways to improve health outcomes, wellbeing and quality of life.

Publications

Peniamina, R., & McLean, R. M. (2024). Experiences of healthcare practitioners providing nutrition care to people with cancer in New Zealand: A qualitative study. Nutrition & Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/02601060231207439

Peniamina, R., McNoe, B., Kerr, J., Cleghorn, C., & Signal, L. (2024). Strong public support for healthy food policies in Aotearoa. The Briefing, (15 January). Retrieved from https://www.phcc.org.nz/briefing/strong-public-support-healthy-food-policies-aotearoa

Peniamina, R., & McLean, R. (2022). Nutrition support in oncology care in Aotearoa New Zealand: Current practice, and where to from here? New Zealand Medical Journal, 135(1549), 11-25. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Peniamina, R., Davies, C., Moata'ane, L., Signal, L., Tavite, H., Te Morenga, L., & McLean, R. (2021). Food, nutrition and cancer: Perspectives and experiences of New Zealand cancer survivors. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1545), 22-35. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Peniamina, R., Skeaff, S., Haszard, J. J., & McLean, R. (2019). Comparison of 24-h diet records, 24-h urine, and duplicate diets for estimating dietary intakes of potassium, sodium, and iodine in children. Nutrients, 11(12), 2927. doi: 10.3390/nu11122927

Dufour, J.-P., Wierda, R., Pierre, E., & Fletcher, G. (2006). Assessment of fresh salmon quality under different storage conditions using solid phase micro-extraction. In W. L. P. Bredie & M. A. Petersen (Eds.), Flavour science: Recent advances and trends. (pp. 253-256). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier.

Chapter in Book - Research

Peniamina, R., & McLean, R. M. (2024). Experiences of healthcare practitioners providing nutrition care to people with cancer in New Zealand: A qualitative study. Nutrition & Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/02601060231207439

Journal - Research Article

Peniamina, R., & McLean, R. (2022). Nutrition support in oncology care in Aotearoa New Zealand: Current practice, and where to from here? New Zealand Medical Journal, 135(1549), 11-25. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Peniamina, R., Davies, C., Moata'ane, L., Signal, L., Tavite, H., Te Morenga, L., & McLean, R. (2021). Food, nutrition and cancer: Perspectives and experiences of New Zealand cancer survivors. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1545), 22-35. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Peniamina, R., Skeaff, S., Haszard, J. J., & McLean, R. (2019). Comparison of 24-h diet records, 24-h urine, and duplicate diets for estimating dietary intakes of potassium, sodium, and iodine in children. Nutrients, 11(12), 2927. doi: 10.3390/nu11122927

Journal - Research Article

Conner, T. S., Mirosa, M., Bremer, P., & Peniamina, R. (2018). The role of personality in daily food allergy experiences. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 29. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00029

Journal - Research Article

Peniamina, R. L., Mirosa, M., Bremer, P., & Conner, T. S. (2016). The stress of food allergy issues in daily life. Psychology & Health, 31(6), 750-767. doi: 10.1080/08870446.2016.1143945

Journal - Research Article

Peniamina, R. L., Bremer, P., Conner, T. S., & Mirosa, M. (2014). Understanding the needs of food-allergic adults. Qualitative Health Research, 24(7), 933-945. doi: 10.1177/1049732314539733

Journal - Research Article

Peniamina, R., Bremer, P., Conner, T. S., & Mirosa, M. (2014). The food allergy journey: Understanding the lived experiences of food-allergic consumers as a pathway towards improving their wellbeing. Journal of Research for Consumers, 25, 20-52.

Journal - Research Article

Wierda, R. L., Fletcher, G., Xu, L., & Dufour, J.-P. (2006). Analysis of volatile compounds as spoilage indicators in fresh King salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) during storage using SPME-GC-MS. Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry, 54, 8480-8490.

Journal - Research Article

Dufour, J.-P., Wierda, R., Leus, M., Lissens, G., Delvaux, F., Derdelinckx, G., & Larsen, D. S. (2002). Quantitative analysis of beer aromatic alcohols using stable isotope dilution assay. Journal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists, 60(2), 88-96.

Journal - Research Article

Peniamina, R., McNoe, B., Kerr, J., Cleghorn, C., & Signal, L. (2024). Strong public support for healthy food policies in Aotearoa. The Briefing, (15 January). Retrieved from https://www.phcc.org.nz/briefing/strong-public-support-healthy-food-policies-aotearoa

Journal - Research Other

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