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

  • Longitudinal Study of the Nutritonal Staus of Toddlers
  • The Effect of Growing up Milks on Body Composition in Toddlers
  • Children of SCOPE - Follow up study at 5 years
  • Auckland Birthweight Collaborative Study
  • Growing up in New Zealand
  • Weaning foods and their effect on the gut microbiota


Research interests


Teaching | Current

Director of the MHSc Nutrition and Dietetic Programme

Course Director: MEDSCI 712, MBCHB 221 Digestive System



Head of Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics

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)

  • Wall, C. R., Murphy, R., Waldie, K. E., Mitchell, E. A., Thompson, J. M. D., & ABC Study Group (2017). Dietary intakes in children born small for gestational age and appropriate for gestational age: A longitudinal study. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 13 (4)10.1111/mcn.12373
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Karen Waldie, Edwin Mitchell, John Thompson, Rinki Murphy
  • Pundir, S., Mitchell, C. J., Thorstensen, E. B., Wall, C. R., Perrella, S. L., Geddes, D. T., & Cameron-Smith, D. (2017). Impact of Preterm Birth on Glucocorticoid Variability in Human Milk. Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association10.1177/0890334417729339
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cameron Mitchell, David Cameron-Smith
  • Krishnan, M., Shelling, A. N., Wall, C. R., Mitchell, E. A., Murphy, R., McCowan, L. M. E., ... Children of SCOPE Study Group (2017). Gene-by-environment interactions of the CLOCK, PEMT, and GHRELIN loci with average sleep duration in relation to obesity traits using a cohort of 643 New Zealand European children. Sleep Medicine, 37, 19-26. 10.1016/j.sleep.2017.05.017
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lesley McCowan, Andrew Shelling, John Thompson, Edwin Mitchell, Rinki Murphy, Mohanraj Krishnan
  • Boyle, V. T., Thorstensen, E. B., Thompson, J. M. D., McCowan, L. M. E., Mitchell, E. A., Godfrey, K. M., ... Cutfield, W. (2017). The relationship between maternal 25-hydroxyvitamin D status in pregnancy and childhood adiposity and allergy: An observational study. International journal of obesity (2005)10.1038/ijo.2017.182
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Wayne Cutfield, John Thompson, Lesley McCowan, Edwin Mitchell, Timothy Kenealy, Rinki Murphy
  • Gerritsen, S., Dean, B., Morton, S. M. B., & Wall, C. R. (2017). Do childcare menus meet nutrition guidelines? Quantity, variety and quality of food provided in New Zealand Early Childhood Education services. Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, 41 (4), 345-351. 10.1111/1753-6405.12667
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sarah Gerritsen, Susan Morton
  • Braithwaite, I. E., Stewart, A. W., Hancox, R. J., Murphy, R., Wall, C. R., Beasley, R., ... ISAAC Phase Three Study Group (2017). Body mass index and vigorous physical activity in children and adolescents: an international cross-sectional study. Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992), 106 (8), 1323-1330. 10.1111/apa.13903
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alistair Stewart, Edwin Mitchell, Rinki Murphy, Philippa Ellwood, Eamon Ellwood, Innes Asher
  • Mitchell, E. A., Stewart, A. W., Braithwaite, I., Hancox, R. J., Murphy, R., Wall, C., ... ISAAC Phase Three Study Group (2017). Birth weight and subsequent body mass index in children: an international cross-sectional study. Pediatric obesity, 12 (4), 280-285. 10.1111/ijpo.12138
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Edwin Mitchell, Alistair Stewart, Rinki Murphy, Philippa Ellwood, Innes Asher
  • Krishnan, M., Shelling, A. N., Wall, C. R., Mitchell, E. A., Murphy, R., McCowan, L. M. E., & Thompson, J. M. D. (2017). Gene-By-Activity Interactions on Obesity Traits of Six Year Old New Zealand European Children: A Children of SCOPE Study. Pediatric exercise science, 1-55. 10.1123/pes.2017-0077
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Thompson, Andrew Shelling, Edwin Mitchell, Lesley McCowan

Contact details

Primary location

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