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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.


Peddie, M., Gale, J., Taylor, R., Brown, R., & Haszard, J. (2023). Do regular activity breaks performed in the laboratory impact subsequent free living activity patterns? A randomized crossover study. Journal of Sport & Exercise Science, 7(4), (pp. 148). doi: 10.36905/jses.2023.04.01

Scoon, C., Walker, X. J., Gale, J. T., Gerrard, D., Peddie, M., Russell-Camp, T., Waters, D. L., Osborne, H., … Vlietstra, L. (2023). The physical function of retired elite athletes compared to the general population: A preliminary analysis. Journal of Sport & Exercise Science, 7(4), (pp. 134). doi: 10.36905/jses.2023.04.01

Peddie, M. C., Gale, J. T., Haszard, J. J., Scott, T., Ranasinghe, C., Heath, A.-L. M., Gibson, R. S., & Houghton, L. A. (2023). Micronutrient status of New Zealand adolescent women consuming vegetarian and non-vegetarian diets. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 32(4), 434-443. doi: 10.6133/apjcn.202312_32(4).0008

Gale, J. T., Peddie, M. C., & Hargreaves, E. (2023). Perceived barriers and facilitators to performing regular activity breaks at home in the evening. Journal of Sport & Exercise Science, 7(4), (pp. 57). doi: 10.36905/jses.2023.04.01

Gale, J. T., Haszard, J. J., Wei, D. L., Brown, R. C., Taylor, R. W., & Peddie, M. (2023). Effects of activity breaks in the evening on subsequent sleep and physical activity in healthy adults: A randomized crossover trial. Proceedings of the New Zealand Branch of the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) Sleep in Aotearoa Annual Scientific Meeting. A8. Retrieved from

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