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Professor Jim Mann

CNZM MB ChB PhD(Cape Town) MA DM(Oxf) HonPhD(N-W S Af) FFPHM FRACP FRSNZ

Jim Mann
Tel: +64 3 470 9336
Email: jim.mann@otago.ac.nz

Jim Mann has been Professor in Human Nutrition and Medicine at the University of Otago. His research has principally been in the fields of lipids and carbohydrates as they relate to coronary heart disease and diabetes and in the field of obesity.

Jim Mann has been Professor in Human Nutrition and Medicine at the University of Otago and Consultant Physician (Endocrinology) in Dunedin Hospital for 25 years. In the preceding years he lectured at the University of Oxford and worked as a Consultant Physician in the Radcliffe Infirmary. 


He is also the Director of the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research (EDOR), the WHO Collaborating Centre for Human Nutrition and Principal Investigator for the Riddet Institute, a National Centre of Research Excellence at Massey University, Palmerston North.

His research has principally been in the fields of lipids and carbohydrates as they relate to coronary heart disease and diabetes and in the field of obesity. However he has also been particularly interested in the role of obesity as a cause of cancer and was a member of the Advisory Group and Panel of the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) which produced the recent Reports on “Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer”, and the 2009 Policy Report, “Policy and Action for Cancer Prevention”.


He has been author and coauthor of over 300 papers published in peer reviewed journals and written and edited several textbooks and popular books, including the “Essentials of Human Nutrition” (co-edited with Professor Stewart Truswell) which was published by Oxford University Press. The fourth edition was published in 2011.

He has been involved with a number of international and national organisations concerned with nutrition, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, several of which he has chaired or continues to chair. These include the Diabetes and Nutrition Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, the Evidence Based Nutrition Panel of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) and several WHO/FAO Expert Advisory Groups and Scientific Update Groups. He was appointed to the WHO Nutrition Guidance Expert Advisory Group (NUGAG) in 2009 and the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Nutrition in 2011.

In New Zealand he chaired the National Heart Foundation’s Scientific Committee, the Ministry of Health Nutrition Advisory Group and the committees which developed guidelines for cardiovascular risk assessment, obesity management and the management of type 2 diabetes. He currently serves on the Ministry of Health National Diabetes Services Improvement Group.

As Principal Investigator he was awarded the international Bristol-Myers Squibb/Mead Johnson Unrestricted Grant for Human Nutrition, was the third recipient of the University of Otago Distinguished Research Medal in 2002, the first recipient of the Himsworth Award (Nutrition Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) and in 2004 he received the Sir Charles Hercus Medal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. He was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Medicine in 2003. He was also awarded the Distinguished Researcher Award from the Dunedin School of Medicine for 2005.

Professor Mann serves as Medical Advisor to Diabetes New Zealand with particular reference to their publication “Diabetes”, Patron of Diabetes Otago and Trustee of several diabetes related charitable trusts. He is frequently invited to talk to community based organisations including Rotary Clubs, University of the Third Age, and local Diabetes Societies. He has served as chairperson and President of the New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD). He has been Honorary Consul for Finland since 2005.


Professor Mann is presently involved in teaching 200 and 300 level students in Human Nutrition, dietetic students, medical students in 3rd, 4th and 5th years and registrars in Medicine and General Practice.

Current postgraduate students

PhD

Devonia Kruimer. Carbon stable isotope ratios as a potential biomarker of sugars intake.

Professor Mann also shares supervision of a number of Master of Science and Master of Dietetics students.

Recent graduates

(a selection)

Rachael McLean (Senior Lecturer, Dept of Human Nutrition, UNiversity of Otago)

Lisa Te Morenga (Research Fellow, Dept of Human Nutrition, University of Otago)

Bernard Venn (Senior lecturer in Human Nutrition, University of Otago)

Alex Chisholm (Senior lecturer in Human Nutrition, University of Otago)

Lynn Riddell (Senior lecturer in Nutrition, Deakin University,Melbourne)

Tracy Perry (Senior lecturer in Nutrition, University of Otago)

Jane Elmslie (Research fellow and clinical dietitian, University of Otago, Christchurch)

Margaret Thorogood (Professor of Epidemiology, University of Warwick,UK)

Fiona Pixley (Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Western Australia)

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Publications

Zhao, M.-M., Krebs, J., Cao, X., Cui, J., Chen, D.-N., Li, Y., … Mann, J., & Yang, J.-K. (2019). Helicobacter pylori infection as a risk factor for serum bilirubin change and less favourable lipid profiles: A hospital-based health examination survey. BMC Infectious Diseases, 19, 157. doi: 10.1186/s12879-019-3787-8

NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC), including Mann, J. I., McLean, R. M., Miller, J. C., & Parnell, W. R. (2019). Rising rural body-mass index is the main driver of the global obesity epidemic in adults. Nature, 569(7755), 260-264. doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1171-x

Taylor, R. W., Haszard, J. J., Farmer, V. L., Richards, R., Te Morenga, L., Meredith-Jones, K., & Mann, J. I. (2019). Do differences in compositional time use explain ethnic variation in the prevalence of obesity in children? Analyses using 24-hour accelerometry. International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1038/s41366-019-0377-1

Wan, Y., Wang, F., Yuan, J., Li, J., Jiang, D., Zhang, J., … Mann, J., & Li, D. (2019). Effects of dietary fat on gut microbiota and faecal metabolites, and their relationship with cardiometabolic risk factors: A 6-month randomised controlled-feeding trial. Gut. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2018-317609

Reynolds, A., Mann, J., Cummings, J., Winter, N., Mete, E., & Te Morenga, L. (2019). Carbohydrate quality and human health: A series of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Lancet. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31809-9

Edited Book - Research

Mann, J., & Truswell, A. S. (Eds.). (2017). Essentials of human nutrition (5th ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 720p.

Bier, D. M., Mann, J., Alpers, D. H., Vorster, H. H., & Gibney, M. J. (Eds.). (2015). Nutrition for the primary care provider: World review of nutrition and dietetics (Vol. 111). Basel, Switzerland: Karger, 210p. doi: 10.1159/isbn.978-3-318-02667-2

Mann, J., & Truswell, A. S. (Eds.). (2012). Essentials of human nutrition (4th ed.). Oxford University Press, 640p.

Mann, J., & Truswell, A. S. (Eds.). (2007). Essentials of human nutrition (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press, 599p.

Mann, J., & Truswell, A. S. (Eds.). (1998). Essentials of Human Nutrition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 637p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Truswell, A. S., & Mann, J. (2017). Introduction. In J. Mann & A. S. Truswell (Eds.), Essentials of human nutrition. (5th ed.) (pp. 3-10). Oxford University Press.

Skeaff, C. M., & Mann, J. (2017). Lipids. In J. Mann & A. S. Truswell (Eds.), Essentials of human nutrition. (5th ed.) (pp. 40-59). Oxford University Press.

Mann, J. (2017). Ischaemic heart disease in vegetarians and those consuming a predominantly plant-based diet. In F. Mariotti (Ed.), Vegetarian and plant-based diets in health and disease prevention. (pp. 415-428). London, UK: Academic Press. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-803968-7.00023-X

Cummings, J., & Mann, J. (2017). Carbohydrates. In J. Mann & A. S. Truswell (Eds.), Essentials of human nutrition. (5th ed.) (pp. 13-39). Oxford University Press.

Mann, J., & McLean, R. (2017). Cardiovascular diseases. In J. Mann & A. S. Truswell (Eds.), Essentials of human nutrition. (5th ed.) (pp. 381-407). Oxford University Press.

Truswell, A. S., & Mann, J. (2017). Vitamins C and E. In J. Mann & A. S. Truswell (Eds.), Essentials of human nutrition. (5th ed.) (pp. 229-238). Oxford University Press.

Mann, J. (2017). Dietary assessment. In J. Mann & A. S. Truswell (Eds.), Essentials of human nutrition. (5th ed.) (pp. 465-479). Oxford University Press.

Mann, J. (2017). Diabetes mellitus and the metabolic syndrome. In J. Mann & A. S. Truswell (Eds.), Essentials of human nutrition. (5th ed.) (pp. 424-440). Oxford University Press.

Mann, J. (2015). Diabetes mellitus. In D. M. Bier, J. Mann, D. H. Alpers, H. H. E. Vorster & M. J. Gibney (Eds.), Nutrition for the primary care provider: World review of nutrition and dietetics (Vol. 111). (pp. 110-115). Basel, Switzerland: Karger. doi: 10.1159/000362770

Mann, J. (2015). Macronutrients: Requirements and distribution. In D. M. Bier, J. Mann, D. H. Alpers, H. H. E. Vorster & M. J. Gibney (Eds.), Nutrition for the primary care provider: World review of nutrition and dietetics (Vol. 111). (pp. 24-29). Basel, Switzerland: Karger. doi: 10.1159/000362293

Cummings, J., & Mann, J. (2012). Carbohydrates. In J. Mann & A. S. Truswell (Eds.), Essentials of human nutrition. (4th ed.) (pp. 21-48). Oxford University Press.

Truswell, S., & Mann, J. (2012). Introduction. In J. Mann & A. S. Truswell (Eds.), Essentials of human nutrition. (4th ed.) (pp. 1-7). Oxford University Press.

Mann, J., & Bingham, S. (2012). Dietary assessment. In J. Mann & A. S. Truswell (Eds.), Essentials of human nutrition. (4th ed.) (pp. 491-504). Oxford University Press.

Mann, J. (2012). Diabetes mellitus and the metabolic syndrome. In J. Mann & A. S. Truswell (Eds.), Essentials of human nutrition. (4th ed.) (pp. 375-394). Oxford University Press.

Truswell, S., & Mann, J. (2012). Vitamins C and E. In J. Mann & A. S. Truswell (Eds.), Essentials of human nutrition. (4th ed.) (pp. 236-245). Oxford University Press.

Mann, J., & Chisholm, A. (2012). Cardiovascular diseases. In J. Mann & A. S. Truswell (Eds.), Essentials of human nutrition. (4th ed.) (pp. 326-358). Oxford University Press.

Skeaff, C. M., & Mann, J. (2012). Lipids. In J. Mann & A. S. Truswell (Eds.), Essentials of human nutrition. (4th ed.) (pp. 49-69). Oxford University Press.

Te Morenga, L., & Mann, J. (2011). Nutrition: Its relevance in development and treatment of the metabolic syndrome. In C. D. Byrne & S. H. Wild (Eds.), The metabolic syndrome. (2nd ed.) (pp. 297-326). Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell.

Mann, J. (2007). Diabetes mellitus and the metabolic syndrome. In J. Mann & A. S. Truswell (Eds.), Essentials of human nutrition. (3rd ed.) (pp. 327-342). Oxford University Press.

Mann, J., & Skeaff, M. (2007). Lipids. In J. Mann & A. S. Truswell (Eds.), Essentials of human nutrition. (3rd ed.) (pp. 33-52). Oxford University Press.

Mann, J., & Chisholm, A. (2007). Cardiovascular diseases. In J. Mann & A. S. Truswell (Eds.), Essentials of human nutrition. (3rd ed.) (pp. 282-312). Oxford University Press.

Truswell, S., & Mann, J. (2007). Introduction. In J. Mann & A. S. Truswell (Eds.), Essentials of human nutrition. (3rd ed.) (pp. 1-7). Oxford University Press.

Cummings, J., & Mann, J. (2007). Carbohydrates. In J. Mann & A. S. Truswell (Eds.), Essentials of human nutrition. (3rd ed.) (pp. 8-32). Oxford University Press.

Mann, J., & McAuley, K. (2005). Nutrition: Its relevance in development and treatment of the metabolic syndrome. In C. D. Byrne & S. H. Wild (Eds.), The metabolic syndrome. (pp. 333-352). Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons.

Mann, J. (2005). Cardiovascular disease. In C. A. Geissler & H. J. Powers (Eds.), Human nutrition. (11th ed.) (pp. 363-377). London, UK: Elsevier.

Mann, J. (2004). Cardiovascular disease. In M. J. Gibney, B. M. Margetts, J. M. Kearney & L. Arab (Eds.), Public health nutrition. (pp. 317-329). Oxford, UK: Blackwell Science.

Toeller, M., & Mann, J. (2003). Nutrition in the etiology and management of type 2 diabetes. In B. J. Goldstein & D. Müller-Wieland (Eds.), Textbook of type 2 diabetes. (pp. 51-63). London: Marin Dunitz.

Mann, J. (2002). Cardiovascular diseases. In J. I. Mann & A. S. Truswell (Eds.), Essentials of Human Nutrition. (2nd ed.) (pp. 299-334). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Mann, J. (2002). Diabetes mellitus. In J. I. Mann & A. S. Truswell (Eds.), Essentials of Human Nutrition, 2nd edition. (2nd ed.) (pp. 355-369). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Mann, J., & Skeaff, C. M. (2002). Lipids. In J. I. Mann & A. S. Truswell (Eds.), Essentials of Human Nutrition. (2nd ed.) (pp. 31-53). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Key, T. J., Appleby, P. N., Allen, N. E., Thorogood, M., Davey, G. K., & Mann, J. (2001). Plant based diets: Findings from the Oxford Vegetarian Study and other prospective studies of vegetarians. In T. Carr & K. Descheemaeker (Eds.), Nutrition and Health. (pp. 76-84). Oxford, UK: Blackwell Science.

Mann, J. (2001). Dietary cholesterol: A review of research and practice over 30 years. In A. R. Leeds & J. Gray (Eds.), Dietary Cholesterol as a Cardiac Risk Factor. Myth or Reality? (pp. 11-16). London: Smith-Gordon.

Mann, J., & Toeller, M. (2001). Type 2 diabetes: Aetiology and environmental factors. In J.-M. Ekoé, P. Zimmet & R. Williams (Eds.), The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus. An International Perspective. (pp. 133-140). Chichester, England: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Mann, J. (2001). Carbohyrates. In B. A. Bowman & R. M. Russell (Eds.), Present Knowledge in Nutrition (8th Edition). (pp. 59-70). Washington DC: International Life Sciences Institute.

Mann, J. I. (2000). Diseases of the heart and circulation: The role of dietary factors in aetiology and management. In J. Garrow, W. P. T. James & A. Ralph (Eds.), Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 10th edition. (pp. 689-714). Edinburgh, United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone.

Marmot, M. G., Mann, J., & Meade, T. W. (2000). Epidemiology and prevention of ischaemic heart disease. In J. G. G. Ledingham & D. A. Warrell (Eds.), Concise Oxford Textbook of Medicine. (pp. 56-63). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Mann, J. (1998). Diabetes mellitus. In J. I. Mann & A. S. Truswell (Eds.), Essentials of Human Nutrition. (pp. 327-338). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Mann, J. (1998). Cardiovascular Diseases. In J. I. Mann & A. S. Truswell (Eds.), Essentials of Human Nutrition. (pp. 279-307). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Mann, J., & Skeaff, M. (1998). Lipids. In J. Mann & A. S. Truswell (Eds.), Essentials of Human Nutrition. (pp. 29-50). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Mann, J. (1998). Insulin resistance: aetiology and association with disease. In M. J. Sadler, B. Caballero & J. J. Strain (Eds.), Encyclopaedia of Human Nutrition. (pp. 1132-1137). London: Academic Press.

Mann, J., & Lewis-Barned, N. J. M. (1997). Dietary management of diabetes mellitus in Europe and North America. In K. G. M. M. Alberti, R. A. DeFronzo, P. Zimmet & H. Keen (Eds.), International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 2nd edition. (pp. 759-771). Chichester; New York: J. Wiley.

Mann, J. I. (1996). The effect of lifestyle modification on lipid profiles. In D. J. Betteridge (Ed.), Lipids: Current Perspectives. (pp. 215-225). London: Martin Dunitz.

Mann, J. I. (1996). Diabetes. In M. Lawrence, A. Neil, G. Fowler & D. Mant (Eds.), (Oxford General Practice Series 33) Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: in Primary Care. (pp. 105-119). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Mann, J., & Marmot, M. G. (1996). Ischaemic heart disease: epidemiology and prevention. In J. G. G. Ledingham, D. A. Warrell & D. J. Weatherall (Eds.), Oxford Textbook of Medicine. 3rd edn. (pp. 2305-2318). New York: Oxford University Press.

Mann, J. (1996). Diseases of overnourished societies and the need for dietary changes. In J. G. G. Ledingham, D. A. Warrell & D. J. Weatherall (Eds.), Oxford Textbook of Medicine, 3rd edn. (pp. 1326-1332). New York: Oxford University Press.

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