Dr Ben Albert

BHB, MBChB, Dip Paeds, GDipSci, FRACP

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Research Fellow

Biography

Ben graduated in medicine from The University of Auckland School of Medicine in 2003 and began clinical work in Rotorua and later Whangarei before returning to Auckland.
He has qualified as a Paediatrician and is in the process of specializing in Paediatric Endocrinology.  As part of this Ben is working towards a PhD, the title of which is ‘Metabolic effects of Omega-3’.

Research | Current

PhD research project investigating the pathogenesis of insulin resistance and the metabolic syndrome, and the role of dietary functional lipids in the prevention and treatment of these conditions.

Funding:

Sir Graeme and Lady Douglas Fellowship

 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Sjardin, N., Reed, P., Albert, B., Mouat, F., Carter, P. J., Hofman, P., ... Jefferies, C. (2018). Increasing incidence of type 2 diabetes in New Zealand children<15 years of age in a regional-based diabetes service, Auckland, New Zealand. Journal of paediatrics and child health10.1111/jpc.13924
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Paul Hofman, Wayne Cutfield, Alistair Gunn
  • Albert, B. B., & Cutfield, W. S. (2018). A Weighty Matter: Can PUFAs in Pregnancy Prevent Obesity?. Diabetes, 67 (4), 548-549. 10.2337/dbi17-0051
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Wayne Cutfield
  • Selvakumar, D., Al-Sallami, H. S., de Bock, M., Ambler, G. R., Benitez-Aguirre, P., Wiltshire, E., ... Carter, P. J. (2017). Insulin regimens for newly diagnosed children with type 1 diabetes mellitus in Australia and New Zealand: A survey of current practice. Journal of paediatrics and child health, 53 (12), 1208-1214. 10.1111/jpc.13631
  • Gunn, E. R., Albert, B. B., Hofman, P. L., Cutfield, W. S., Gunn, A. J., Jefferies, C. A., & Starbase Diabetes Working Group, Paediatric Diabetes Service, Starship Children's Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand (2017). Pathways to reduce diabetic ketoacidosis with new onset type 1 diabetes: Evidence from a regional pediatric diabetes center: Auckland, New Zealand, 2010 to 2014. Pediatric Diabetes, 18 (7), 553-558. 10.1111/pedi.12456
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Paul Hofman, Wayne Cutfield, Alistair Gunn
  • Albert, B. B., Vickers, M. H., Gray, C., Reynolds, C. M., Segovia, S. A., Derraik, J. G., ... Cutfield, W. S. (2017). Fish oil supplementation to rats fed high-fat diet during pregnancy prevents development of impaired insulin sensitivity in male adult offspring. Scientific Reports, 7.10.1038/s41598-017-05793-0
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/36101
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mark Vickers, Clare Reynolds, José Derraik, David Cameron-Smith, Paul Hofman, Wayne Cutfield
  • Albert, B. B., Derraik, J. G. B., Garg, M. L., Cameron-Smith, D., & Cutfield, W. S. (2017). Concerns with the Study on Australian and New Zealand Fish Oil Products by Nichols et al. (Nutrients 2016, 8, 703). Nutrients, 9 (2)10.3390/nu9020137
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34428
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: José Derraik, David Cameron-Smith, Wayne Cutfield, Paul Hofman
  • Albert, B. B., Derraik, J. G. B., Vickers, M. H., Garg, M. L., Cameron-Smith, D., Hofman, P. L., & Cutfield, W. S. (2017). Reply to "Letter to the Editor: Determining the potential effects of oxidized fish oils in pregnant women requires a more systematic approach". American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 312 (2)10.1152/ajpregu.00531.2016
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/33237
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: José Derraik, Mark Vickers, David Cameron-Smith, Paul Hofman, Wayne Cutfield
  • Albert, B. B., Vickers, M. H., Gray, C., Reynolds, C. M., Segovia, S. A., Derraik, J. G. B., ... Cutfield, W. S. (2017). FISH OIL SUPPLEMENTATION DURING INSULIN RESISTANT PREGNANCY PREVENTS THE DEVELOPMENT OF INSULIN RESISTANCE IN THE ADULT OFFSPRING. HORMONE RESEARCH IN PAEDIATRICS. (pp. 2).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mark Vickers, Clare Reynolds, José Derraik, Wayne Cutfield, Paul Hofman, David Cameron-Smith