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Dr Jill Haszard

BSc, MSc, BBiomedSc, PhD
Jill Haszard Photo2015

Tel: +64 3 479 7559
Room: Science II 6c1
Email jill.haszard@otago.ac.nz

Research Fellow

Jill is the departmental biostatistician. She completed a BSc and MSc in mathematics from the University of Waikato in 1999 and 2001. She then went on to study human nutrition at the University of Otago gaining a BBiomedSc in 2009 and a PhD in 2013. Jill has recently (2015) also completed a postgraduate diploma in biostatistics from the University of Melbourne. While Jill provides statistical advice and assistance across many different areas of human nutrition in the department, her own research interests are in how parenting impacts upon children’s weight. Her PhD thesis was entitled “Parental feeding practices in NZ” as part of a childhood obesity intervention trial, The MInT Study. She continues research in this area, particularly looking at the home food environment in children and contribution of fussy eating to overweight.

Jill was awarded a University of Otago Scholarship in Biomedical Science for her excellent achievement in her undergraduate degree and went on to receive a University of Otago PhD Scholarship. She was awarded a summer studentship in the Department of Human Nutrition in 2008.

Jill is extensively involved in the research component of the MDiet qualification, providing statistical assistance and supervision, which also extends to MSc and PhD students in the department. Jill was on the organising committee of the inaugural Postgraduate and Early Career Nutrition Conference in 2014 and is now on the organising committee for the 2015 conference. Jill facilitates the bi-monthly general biostatistics meetings for biostatisticians across the University of Otago and is a member of Box Plot. Within the department Jill facilitates both the postgraduate statistics advisor programme and the Nutrition Statistics Forum (aka “Geek Club”).

Current postgraduate students

PhD

Pouya Saeedi. Associations between dietary patterns and fitness, and indices of arterial stiffness among primary school aged children aged 9 to 11 years.

Melanie Dubyk. Intuitive eating in mid-age women in a nationwide prospective survey: a mixed-methods approach.

Claudia Leong. The MEAL study.

Master of Dietetics

Gabrielle Smith. The effects of regular activity breaks on appetite: secondary analysis of the ABPA study.

Rachael Bensley. Attitudes towards food, body image ad weight-related beliefs and how this relates to body composition in Otago adolescents.

Rachael Kerr. Can adolescents self report their heights and weights? Factors associated with self-reporting.

Recent graduates

Master of Science

Harriet Harrex. Sleep duration in 9-10 year old children and associations with diet and physical activity.

Rachel Davidson. Eating behaviour regulation and weight: A 5-year prospective study in mid-age women.

Master of Dietetics

Anna Horgan. Food availability in the homes of overweight children.

Jason Cocker. Dietary vitamin B12 and biomarkers of vitamin B12 status.

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Publications

Haszard, J. J., Russell, C. G., Byrne, R. A., Taylor, R. W., & Campbell, K. J. (2019). Early maternal feeding practices: Associations with overweight later in childhood. Appetite, 132, 91-96. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2018.10.008

Houghton, L. A., Trilok-Kumar, G., McIntosh, D., Haszard, J. J., Harper, M. J., Reid, M., … Bailey, K., & Gibson, R. S. (2019). Multiple micronutrient status and predictors of anemia in young children aged 12-23 months living in New Delhi, India. PLoS ONE, 14(2), e0209564. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0209564

Meredith-Jones, K., Haszard, J., Stanger, N., & Taylor, R. (2018). Precision of DXA-derived visceral fat measurements in a large sample of adults of varying body size. Obesity, 26(3), 505-512. doi: 10.1002/oby.22108

Meredith-Jones, K., Haszard, J., Moir, C., Heath, A.-L., Lawrence, J., Galland, B., Taylor, B., Gray, A., Sayers, R., & Taylor, R. (2018). Physical activity and inactivity trajectories associated with body composition in pre-schoolers. International Journal of Obesity, 42, 1621-1630. doi: 10.1038/s41366-018-0058-5

White, S. J., Carran, E. L., Reynolds, A. N., Haszard, J. J., & Venn, B. J. (2018). The effects of apples and apple juice on acute plasma uric acid concentration: A randomised controlled trial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 107(2), 165-172. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqx059

Journal - Research Article

Haszard, J. J., Russell, C. G., Byrne, R. A., Taylor, R. W., & Campbell, K. J. (2019). Early maternal feeding practices: Associations with overweight later in childhood. Appetite, 132, 91-96. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2018.10.008

Houghton, L. A., Trilok-Kumar, G., McIntosh, D., Haszard, J. J., Harper, M. J., Reid, M., … Bailey, K., & Gibson, R. S. (2019). Multiple micronutrient status and predictors of anemia in young children aged 12-23 months living in New Delhi, India. PLoS ONE, 14(2), e0209564. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0209564

Meredith-Jones, K., Haszard, J., Stanger, N., & Taylor, R. (2018). Precision of DXA-derived visceral fat measurements in a large sample of adults of varying body size. Obesity, 26(3), 505-512. doi: 10.1002/oby.22108

White, S. J., Carran, E. L., Reynolds, A. N., Haszard, J. J., & Venn, B. J. (2018). The effects of apples and apple juice on acute plasma uric acid concentration: A randomised controlled trial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 107(2), 165-172. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqx059

Meredith-Jones, K., Haszard, J., Moir, C., Heath, A.-L., Lawrence, J., Galland, B., Taylor, B., Gray, A., Sayers, R., & Taylor, R. (2018). Physical activity and inactivity trajectories associated with body composition in pre-schoolers. International Journal of Obesity, 42, 1621-1630. doi: 10.1038/s41366-018-0058-5

Leong, C., Taylor, R. W., Haszard, J. J., Fleming, E. A., Tannock, G. W., Szymlek-Gay, E. A., … Carter, H., … Heath, A.-L. M. (2018). Relative validity and reproducibility of a food frequency questionnaire to assess nutrients and food groups of relevance to the gut microbiota in young children. Nutrients, 10(11), 1627. doi: 10.3390/nu10111627

Williams Erickson, L., Taylor, R. W., Haszard, J. J., Fleming, E. A., Daniels, L., Morison, B. J., Leong, C., Fangupo, L. J., Wheeler, B. J., Taylor, B. J., Te Morenga, L., McLean, R. M., & Heath, A.-L. M. (2018). Impact of a modified version of baby-led weaning on infant food and nutrient intakes: The BLISS randomized controlled trial. Nutrients, 10(6), 740. doi: 10.3390/nu10060740

Kendall, F. E., Marchand, O., Haszard, J. J., & Venn, B. J. (2018). The comparative effect on satiety and subsequent energy intake of ingesting sucrose or isomaltulose sweetened trifle: A randomized crossover trial. Nutrients, 10(10), 1504. doi: 10.3390/nu10101504

Taylor, R. W., Haszard, J. J., Meredith-Jones, K. A., Galland, B. C., Heath, A.-L. M., Lawrence, J., Gray, A. R., Sayers, R., Hanna, M., & Taylor, B. J. (2018). 24-h movement behaviors from infancy to preschool: Cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships with body composition and bone health. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity, 15, 118. doi: 10.1186/s12966-018-0753-6

Morison, B. J., Heath, A.-L. M., Haszard, J. J., Hein, K., Fleming, E. A., Daniels, L., Erickson, E. W., Fangupo, L. J., Wheeler, B. J., Taylor, B. J., & Taylor, R. W. (2018). Impact of a modified version of baby-led weaning on dietary variety and food preferences in infants. Nutrients, 10, 1092. doi: 10.3390/nu10081092

Russell, C. G., Haszard, J. J., Taylor, R. W., Heath, A.-L. M., Taylor, B., & Campbell, K. J. (2018). Parental feeding practices associated with children's eating and weight: What are parents of toddlers and preschool children doing? Appetite, 128, 120-128. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2018.05.145

Fu, X., Conlon, C. A., Haszard, J. J., Beck, K. L., von Hurst, P. R., Taylor, R. W., & Heath, A.-L. M. (2018). Food fussiness and early feeding characteristics of infants following Baby-Led Weaning and traditional spoon-feeding in New Zealand: An internet survey. Appetite, 130, 110-116. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2018.07.033

MacDonell, S. O., Miller, J. C., Harper, M. J., Reid, M. R., Haszard, J. J., Gibson, R. S., & Houghton, L. A. (2018). A comparison of methods for adjusting biomarkers of iron, zinc, and selenium status for the effect of inflammation in an older population: A case for interleukin 6. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy052

Galland, B. C., Short, M. A., Terrill, P., Rigney, G., Haszard, J. J., Coussens, S., … Biggs, S. N. (2018). Establishing normal values for pediatric nighttime sleep measured by actigraphy: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sleep, zsy017. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsy017

McKenzie, B. L., Edmonds, L., Thomson, R., Haszard, J. J., & Houghton, L. A. (2018). Nutrition practices and predictors of postnatal growth in preterm infants during hospitalization: A longitudinal study. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, 66(2), 312-317. doi: 10.1097/mpg.0000000000001747

Leong, C., Haszard, J. J., Lawley, B., Otal, A., Taylor, R. W., Szymlek-Gay, E. A., Fleming, E. A., Daniels, L., Fangupo, L. J., Tannock, G. W., & Heath, A.-L. M. (2018). Mediation analysis as a means of identifying dietary components that affect the fecal microbiota of infants weaned by modified baby-led, compared to traditional, approaches. Applied & Environmental Microbiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1128/aem.00914-18

Daniels, L., Taylor, R. W., Williams, S. M., Gibson, R. S., Fleming, E. A., Wheeler, B. J., Taylor, B. J., Haszard, J. J., & Heath, A.-L. M. (2018). Impact of a modified version of baby-led weaning of iron intake and status: A randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019036

Lubransky, A., Monro, J., Mishra, S., Yu, H., Haszard, J. J., & Venn, B. J. (2018). Postprandial glycaemic, hormonal and satiety responses to rice and kiwifruit preloads in Chinese adults: A randomised controlled crossover trial. Nutrients, 10(8), 1110. doi: 10.3390/nu10081110

Saeedi, P., Black, K. E., Haszard, J. J., Skeaff, S., Stoner, L., Davidson, B., Harrex, H. A. L., Meredith-Jones, K., Quigg, R., … Skidmore, P. M. L. (2018). Dietary patterns, cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness in 9-11-year-old children from Dunedin, New Zealand. Nutrients, 10, 887. doi: 10.3390/nu10070887

Keown, M. K., Skeaff, C. M., Perry, T. L., Haszard, J. J., & Peddie, M. C. (2018). Device measured sedentary behaviour patterns in office based university employees. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/jom.0000000000001467

Mete, E. M., Perry, T. L., Haszard, J. J., Homer, A. R., Fenemor, S. P., Rehrer, N. J., Skeaff, C. M., & Peddie, M. C. (2018). Interrupting prolonged sitting with regular activity breaks does not acutely influence appetite: A randomised controlled trial. Nutrients, 10(2), 125. doi: 10.3390/nu10020125

Harrex, H. A. L., Skeaff, S. A., Black, K. E., Davison, B. K., Haszard, J. J., Meredith-Jones, K., Quigg, R., Saeedi, P., … Skidmore, P. M. L. (2018). Sleep timing is associated with diet and physical activity levels in 9-11-year-old children from Dunedin, New Zealand: The PEDALS study. Journal of Sleep Research, 27(4), e12634. doi: 10.1111/jsr.12634

McIntosh, N. D., Love, T. D., Haszard, J. J., Osborne, H. R., & Black, K. E. (2018). β-hydroxy β-methylbutyrate (HMB) supplementation effects on body mass and performance in elite male rugby union players. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 32(1), 19-26. doi: 10.1519/jsc.0000000000001695

Choukri, M. A., Conner, T. S., Haszard, J. J., Harper, M. J., & Houghton, L. A. (2018). Effect of vitamin D supplementation on depressive symptoms and psychological wellbeing in healthy adult women: A double-blind randomised controlled clinical trial. Journal of Nutritional Science, 7, e23. doi: 10.1017/jns.2018.14

Davison, B., Saeedi, P., Black, K., Harrex, H., Haszard, J., Meredith-Jones, K., Quigg, R., Skeaff, S., … Skidmore, P. (2017). The association between parent diet quality and child dietary patterns in nine- to eleven-year-old children from Dunedin, New Zealand. Nutrients, 9(5), 483. doi: 10.3390/nu9050483

Diana, A., Haszard, J. J., Purnamasari, D. M., Nurulazmi, I., Luftimas, D. E., Rahmania, S., … Gibson, R. S., & Houghton, L. (2017). Iron, zinc, vitamin A and selenium status in a cohort of Indonesian infants after adjusting for inflammation using several different approaches. British Journal of Nutrition, 118(10), 830-839. doi: 10.1017/S0007114517002860

Diana, A., Mallard, S. R., Haszard, J. J., Purnamasari, D. M., Nurulazmi, I., Herliani, P. D., … Gibson, R. S., & Houghton, L. (2017). Consumption of fortified infant foods reduces dietary diversity but has a positive effect on subsequent growth in infants from Sumedang district, Indonesia. PLoS ONE, 12(4), e0175952. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175952

Wong, J. E., Haszard, J. J., Howe, A. S., Parnell, W. R., & Skidmore, P. M. L. (2017). Development of a healthy dietary habits index for New Zealand adults. Nutrients, 9(5), 454. doi: 10.3390/nu9050454

Kibblewhite, R., Nettleton, A., McLean, R., Haszard, J., Fleming, E., Kruimer, D., & Te Morenga, L. (2017). Estimating free and added sugar intakes in New Zealand. Nutrients, 9(12), 1292. doi: 10.3390/nu9121292

Jeffs, E., Haszard, J. J., Sharp, B., Gullam, J., & Paterson, H. (2016). Pregnant women lack accurate knowledge of their BMI and recommended gestational weight gain. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1439), 37-45. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Carran, E. L., White, S. J., Reynolds, A. N., Haszard, J. J., & Venn, B. J. (2016). Acute effect of fructose intake from sugar-sweetened beverages on plasma uric acid: A randomised controlled trial. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 70, 1034-1038. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2016.112

Morison, B. J., Taylor, R. W., Haszard, J. J., Schramm, C. J., Williams Erickson, L., Fangupo, L. J., Fleming, E. A., … Heath, A.-L. M. (2016). How different are baby-led weaning and conventional complementary feeding? A cross-sectional study of infants aged 6-8 months. BMJ Open, 6(5), e010665. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010665

Wheeler, B. J., Taylor, B. J., Herbison, P., Haszard, J. J., Mekhail, A., Jones, S., Harper, M. J., & Houghton, L. A. (2016). High-dose monthly maternal cholecalciferol supplementation during breastfeeding affects maternal and infant vitamin D status at 5 months postpartum: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Nutrition, 146(10), 1999-2006. doi: 10.3945/jn.116.236679

Leong, S. L., Gray, A., Haszard, J., & Horwath, C. (2016). Weight-control methods, 3-year weight change, and eating behaviors: A prospective nationwide study of middle-aged New Zealand women. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, 116, 1276-1284. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2016.02.021

Harington, K., Smeele, R., Van Loon, F., Yuan, J., Haszard, J. J., Drewer, A., & Venn, B. J. (2016). Desire for sweet taste unchanged after eating: Evidence of a dessert mentality? Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 35(6), 581-586. doi: 10.1080/07315724.2015.1117956

Richardson, A. C., Heath, A.-L. M., Haszard, J. J., Polak, M. A., Houghton, L. A., & Conner, T. S. (2015). Higher body iron is associated with greater depression symptoms among young adult men but not women: Observational data from the Daily Life Study. Nutrients, 7, 6055-6072. doi: 10.3390/nu7085270

Taylor, R. W., Brown, D. A., Meredith-Jones, K., Dawson, A. M., Haszard, J. J., & Williams, S. M. (2015). Wanting to and doing So: Parental intent to change weight does not translate into behavior. Journal of Child & Adolescent Behavior, 3(1), 183. doi: 10.4172/2375-4494.1000183

Taylor, R. W., Williams, S. M., Dawson, A. M., Haszard, J. J., & Brown, D. A. (2015). Parental motivation to change body weight in young overweight children. Public Health Nutrition, 18(10), 1807-1814. doi: 10.1017/S1368980014002171

Haszard, J. J., Skidmore, P. M. L., Williams, S. M., & Taylor, R. W. (2015). Associations between parental feeding practices, problem food behaviours and dietary intake in New Zealand overweight children aged 4-8 years. Public Health Nutrition, 18(6), 1036-1043. doi: 10.1017/S1368980014001256

Taylor, R. W., Cox, A., Knight, L., Brown, D. A., Meredith-Jones, K., Haszard, J. J., Dawson, A. M., Taylor, B. J., & Williams, S. M. (2015). A tailored family-based obesity intervention: A randomized trial. Pediatrics, 136(2), 281-289. doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-0595

Dawson, A. M., Brown, D. A., Cox, A., Williams, S. M., Treacy, L., Haszard, J., Meredith-Jones, K., Hargreaves, E., Taylor, B. J., Ross, J., & Taylor, R. W. (2014). Using motivational interviewing for weight feedback to parents of young children. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 50(6), 461-470. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12518

Walker, N., Love, T. D., Baker, D. F., Healey, P. B., Haszard, J., Edwards, A. S., & Black, K. E. (2014). Knowledge and attitudes to vitamin D and sun exposure in elite New Zealand athletes: A cross-sectional study. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 11, 47. doi: 10.1186/s12970-014-0047-6

Haszard, J. J., Williams, S. M., Dawson, A. M., Skidmore, P. M. L., & Taylor, R. W. (2013). Factor analysis of the Comprehensive Feeding Practices Questionnaire in a large sample of children. Appetite, 62, 110-118. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2012.11.017

Taylor, R. W., Brown, D., Dawson, A. M., Haszard, J., Cox, A., Rose, E. A., Taylor, B. J., Meredith-Jones, K., Treacy, L., Ross, J., & Williams, S. M. (2010). Motivational interviewing for screening and feedback and encouraging lifestyle changes to reduce relative weight in 4-8 year old children: Design of the MInT study. BMC Public Health, 10, 271. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-271

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Taylor, R. W., Heath, A.-L. M., & Haszard, J. J. (2018). A baby-led approach to complementary feeding: Reply. JAMA Pediatrics, 172(2), 197-198. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.4683

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

McIntosh, D., Trilok-Kumar, G., Haszard, J. J., Gibson, R. S., & Houghton, L. A. (2017). Suboptimal feeding practices among young Indian children aged 12-24 months living in the slums of New Delhi. Proceedings of the Otago Global Health Institute (OGHI) 10th Annual Conference. (pp. 9). Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/global-health/annual-conference

MacDonell, S., Miller, J., Harper, M., Reid, M., Haszard, J., Gibson, R., & Houghton, L. (2017). Multiple micronutrient deficiencies exist in aged-care residents, with serum zinc, not iron, being a major predictor of anemia. FASEB Journal, 31(1 Suppl), 460.2. [Abstract]

Saeedi, P., Skeaff, S. A., Haszard, J., Black, K., & Skidmore, P. M. L. (2017). Dietary patterns and markers of arterial health in primary school-age children. Proceedings of the Otago Global Health Institute (OGHI) 10th Annual Conference. (pp. 9). Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/global-health/annual-conference

Galland, B., Short, M., Haszard, J., Rigney, G., Terrill, P., Coussens, S., … Biggs, S. (2017). A meta-analysis to provide normative paediatric data for actigraphy variables. Journal of Sleep Research, 26(Suppl. 1), (pp. 26). doi: 10.1111/jsr.54_12618

Davison, B., Saeedi, P., Black, K., Harrex, H., Haszard, J., Meredith-Jones, K., Quigg, R., Skeaff, S., … Skidmore, P. (2017). The association between parent diet quality and child dietary patterns in nine to eleven year old children from Dunedin, New Zealand. Proceedings of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting. (pp. 364-365). ISBNPA. Retrieved from https://www.isbnpa.org

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