Dr Clare Rosemary Wall


Clare's main research focus is the interrelationship between the determinants of nutritional status and health outcomes in the paediatric population. The nutritional environment is the  new frontier for human adaptation because more and more people are living in environments which are not conducive of good nutrition practices and which are becoming increasingly more challenging. She has been researching this topic by examining the relationship between nutritional status, dietary intake and health in early life.

Research | Current

  • Auckland Birthweight Collaborative Study
  • Growing up in New Zealand
  • Weaning foods and their effect on the diversity of the gut microbiome and immune health


Teaching | Current

Director of the MHSc Nutrition and Dietetic Programme

Course Director: MEDSCI 712, MBCHB 221 Digestive System



Academic Director School of Medical Sciences

Head of Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics

Science Leadership Team Member - High Value Nutrition- National Science Challenge


Committees/Professional groups/Services

School of Medical Sciences Executive Commitee

Food and Health Programme Management Committee

BSc Food Science and Nutrition - Management Commitee


Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Gerritsen, S., Wall, C., Morton, S., & Gontijo, D. C. T. (2020). Social, cultural and economic determinants of infant feeding practices: Findings from the Growing Up in New Zealand cohort study. Paper presented at ISBNPA 2020 General Meeting. ISBNPA XChange.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sarah Gerritsen, Susan Morton, Teresa Gontijo de Castro
  • de Seymour, J. V., Jones, M. B., Okesene-Gafa, K. A. M., McKinlay, C. J. D., Taylor, R. S., Wall, C. R., & McCowan, L. M. E. (2020). An analysis of omega-3 fatty acid status in a population of pregnant women with obesity, at higher risk of preterm birth. European journal of clinical nutrition, 74 (10), 1478-1482. 10.1038/s41430-020-0613-8
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Karaponi Okesene-Gafa, Chris McKinlay, Rennae Taylor, Lesley McCowan
  • Gontijo de Castro, T., Gerritsen, S., Teixeira Araujo, J., Pillai, A., Marchioni, D., Grant, C., ... Wall, C. R. (2020). Adherence to national infant feeding guidelines is associated with child overweight/obesity and central obesity at age 54- months: results from the Growing up in New Zealand cohort study. Paper presented at ISBNPA 2020 General Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand. 17 June - 20 June 2020. ISBNPA XChange.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sarah Gerritsen, Teresa Gontijo de Castro, Avinesh Pillai, Cameron Grant, Susan Morton
  • Pundir, S., Gridneva, Z., Pillai, A., Thorstensen, E. B., Wall, C. R., Geddes, D. T., & Cameron-Smith, D. (2020). Human Milk Glucocorticoid Levels Are Associated With Infant Adiposity and Head Circumference Over the First Year of Life. Frontiers in Nutrition, 7.10.3389/fnut.2020.00166
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Avinesh Pillai, Eric Thorstensen, David Cameron-Smith
  • Lovell, A. L., Davies, P. S. W., Hill, R. J., Milne, T., Matsuyama, M., Jiang, Y., ... Wall, C. R. (2020). Validation and calibration of the Eating Assessment in Toddlers FFQ (EAT FFQ) for children, used in the Growing Up Milk - Lite (GUMLi) randomised controlled trial. The British journal of nutrition, 1-11. 10.1017/s0007114520002664
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Amy Lovell, Yannan Jiang, Cameron Grant
  • Bulloch, R. E., Wall, C. R., Thompson, J. M. D., Taylor, R. S., Poston, L., Roberts, C. T., ... Myers, J. E. (2020). Folic acid supplementation is associated with size at birth in the Screening for Pregnancy Endpoints (SCOPE) international prospective cohort study. Early human development, 14710.1016/j.earlhumdev.2020.105058
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Thompson, Rennae Taylor, Lesley McCowan
  • Galante, L., Reynolds, C. M., Milan, A. M., Alexander, T., Bloomfield, F. H., Cameron-Smith, D., ... Vickers, M. H. (2020). Preterm human milk: associations between perinatal factors and hormone concentrations throughout lactation. PEDIATRIC RESEARCH10.1038/s41390-020-1069-1
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mark Vickers, Amber Milan, Frank Bloomfield, David Cameron-Smith, Tanith Alexander, Yannan Jiang, Jane Harding, Jane Alsweiler
  • Slykerman, R. F., Thompson, J. M., Coomarasamy, C., Wall, C. R., Waldie, K. E., Murphy, R., & Mitchell, E. A. (2020). Early adolescent physical activity, sleep and symptoms of depression at 16 years of age. Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992), 109 (7), 1394-1399. 10.1111/apa.15140
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Thompson, Rebecca Slykerman, Ed Mitchell, Karen Waldie, Rinki Murphy

Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 504 - Bldg 504
Level 2, Room 236
New Zealand