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)

  • Lawrence, R. L., Wall, C. R., & Bloomfield, F. H. (2019). Prevalence of gestational diabetes according to commonly used data sources: an observational study. BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 19 (1)10.1186/s12884-019-2521-2
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Frank Bloomfield
  • Bulloch, R. E., McCowan, L. M. E., Thompson, J. M. D., Houghton, L. A., & Wall, C. R. (2019). Plasma folate and its association with folic acid supplementation, socio-demographic and lifestyle factors among New Zealand pregnant women. The British journal of nutrition, 122 (8), 910-918. 10.1017/s0007114519001788
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lesley McCowan, John Thompson
  • Dalrymple, K. V., Thompson, J. M. D., Begum, S., Godfrey, K. M., Poston, L., Seed, P. T., ... North, R. (2019). Relationships of maternal body mass index and plasma biomarkers with childhood body mass index and adiposity at 6 years: The Children of SCOPE study. Pediatric obesity, 14 (10)10.1111/ijpo.12537
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Edwin Mitchell, John Thompson, Lesley McCowan, Andrew Shelling
  • Matsuyama, M., Morrison, M., Cao, K.-A. L., Pruilh, S., Davies, P. S. W., Wall, C., ... Hill, R. J. (2019). Dietary intake influences gut microbiota development of healthy Australian children from the age of one to two years. Scientific reports, 9 (1)10.1038/s41598-019-48658-4
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Amy Lovell
  • Okesene-Gafa, K. A. M., Li, M., McKinlay, C. J. D., Taylor, R. S., Rush, E. C., Wall, C. R., ... Thompson, J. M. D. (2019). Effect of antenatal dietary interventions in maternal obesity on pregnancy weight-gain and birthweight: Healthy Mums and Babies (HUMBA) randomized trial. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 221 (2), 152.e1-152.e13. 10.1016/j.ajog.2019.03.003
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/47206
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Karaponi Okesene-Gafa, Chris McKinlay, Rennae Taylor, Rinki Murphy, Lesley McCowan, John Thompson, Caroline Crowther
  • Pundir, S., Mäkelä J, Nuora, A., Junttila, N., Wall, C. R., Linderborg, K., ... Lagström H (2019). Maternal influences on the glucocorticoid concentrations of human milk: The STEPS study. Clinical nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland), 38 (4), 1913-1920. 10.1016/j.clnu.2018.06.980
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/46179
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Shikha Pundir, David Cameron-Smith
  • Roy, R., Soo, D., Conroy, D., Wall, C. R., & Swinburn, B. (2019). Exploring University Food Environment and On-Campus Food Purchasing Behaviors, Preferences, and Opinions. Journal of nutrition education and behavior, 51 (7), 865-875. 10.1016/j.jneb.2019.03.003
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48072
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rajshri Roy, Boyd Swinburn
  • Lovell, A. L., Davies, P. S. W., Hill, R. J., Milne, T., Matsuyama, M., Jiang, Y., ... Wall, C. R. (2019). A comparison of the effect of a Growing Up Milk - Lite (GUMLi) v. cows' milk on longitudinal dietary patterns and nutrient intakes in children aged 12-23 months: the GUMLi randomised controlled trial. The British journal of nutrition, 121 (6), 678-687. 10.1017/s0007114518003847
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Yannan Jiang, Rachel Chen, Cameron Grant, Amy Lovell

Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 504 - Bldg 504
New Zealand