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Research

The team here at the Department of Nutrition have a wide range of interests across many fields of Human Nutrition.

Whether it is staff members, PhD or Masters Students the areas of research our team are involved in have high international reputations. As the longest established university Department of Human Nutrition in New Zealand we make a major contribution to the discipline of nutrition both nationally and internationally.

Many of the projects are carried out in collaboration with other departments and institutions both within the University and overseas - Dusseldorf, Guelph, London, Oxford, Sydney, Oregon State University, Wageningen, Vanderbilt University, Human Nutrition Research Centre, Grand Forks, USA; Centre for Human Nutrition, University of Colorado, Denver, USA; College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Malawi, Africa, Institute of Food Research, Norwich, UK.

Our team also collaborates with other staff within the Department and University, including the School of Physical Education and Departments of Medicine, Anatomy and Preventive and Social Medicine.

We maintain links with a number of sporting organisations including High Performance Sport NZ, Drug Free Sport NZ, provincial rugby unions, Super Rugby franchises and a number of national sporting bodies.

Research areas you can read more on include:

Other areas we have conducted research in include:

  • Antioxidants
  • Community Nutrition
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Fatty Acids
  • Dietary Assessment
  • Health Promotion
  • Hyperlipidaemia
  • Infant Nutrition
  • Nutrition Education
  • Nutrition in Later Life
  • Qualitative Inquiry
  • Trace Elements

Another core research facility is the LINZ Nutrition and Activity Research Unit.

Read more on our current PhD students and their research.

If you are interested in participating in current research studies, please contact the nutrition office 64 3 479 7959 or email human-nutrition@otago.ac.nz