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BSc in Nutrition BPhEd (Hons) in Sports Science MSc PhD (Otago)
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Meredith Peddie has a BPhEd (Hons) in Sports Science, a BSc and MSc in Nutrition, and graduated with her PhD from the University of Otago in 2012. Between 2012 and 2020 Meredith worked in the Department in research positions funded by the National Heart Foundation of New Zealand. She joined the Department permanently as a Senior Lecture in February 2020. Meredith's main area of research focuses on the postprandial metabolic effects of interrupting sitting time with short bouts of physical activity, but she is also interested in how moving more and sitting less impacts health in a broader sense. Meredith's other research interests include the impact of nutrition, sedentary behaviour and physical activity on cardiometabolic risk.

Meredith welcomes post-graduate students with an interested in sedentary behaviour, physical activity and nutrition.


Hargreaves, E. A., Shaw, S., Scott, T., Calverley, J., & Peddie, M. C. (2023). Feasibility and pilot outcomes of the Move More @ Work intervention designed to encourage employees to be physically active for 2 minutes after every 30 minutes of sitting. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 65(11), 905-917. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000002920

Ranasinghe, C., Peddie, M., Smith, C., Scott, T., Fleming, E., Webster, K., Brown, R., Haszard, J., & Houghton, L. (2023). Prevalence of inadequacy of micronutrient intake in a sample of vegetarian and non-vegetarian female adolescents in New Zealand. Medical Sciences Forum, 18(1), 29. doi: 10.3390/msf2023018029

Gale, J. T., Wei, D. L., Haszard, J. J., Brown, R. C., Taylor, R. W., & Peddie, M. C. (2023). Breaking up evening sitting with resistance activity improves postprandial glycemic response: A randomized crossover study. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1249/mss.0000000000003166

Gale, J., Haszard, J., Scott, T., Brown, R., Houghton, L., Heath, A.-L., & Peddie, M. (2022). Micronutrient status of vegetarians and non-vegetarians in a sample of New Zealand female adolescents. Medical Sciences Forum, 9, 16. doi: 10.3390/msf2022009016

Peddie, M., Scott, T., Ranasinghe, C., Fleming, E., Webster, K., Brown, R., Houghton, L., & Haszard, J. (2022). Macronutrient intakes of a sample of New Zealand adolescent females consuming vegetarian and omnivorous diets. Medical Sciences Forum, 9, 21. doi: 10.3390/msf2022009021

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