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)

  • 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
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rajshri Roy
  • 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 obesity10.1111/ijpo.12537
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Thompson, Lesley McCowan, Andrew Shelling
  • 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
  • Wall, C. R., Hill, R. J., Lovell, A. L., Matsuyama, M., Milne, T., Grant, C. C., ... Davies, P. S. W. (2019). A multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the effect of consuming Growing Up Milk "Lite" on body composition in children aged 12-23 mo. The American journal of clinical nutrition, 109 (3), 576-585. 10.1093/ajcn/nqy302
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cameron Grant, Yannan Jiang, Rachel Chen, Trecia Wouldes, Amy Lovell
  • Teixeira, J. A., Castro, T. G., Wall, C. R., Marchioni, D. M., Berry, S., Morton, S. M., & Grant, C. C. (2019). Effects of folic acid food fortification scenarios on the folate intake of a multi-ethnic pregnant population. Public health nutrition, 22 (4), 738-749. 10.1017/s1368980018003026
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Teresa Gontijo de Castro, Cameron Grant, Susan Morton
  • Lovell, A. L., Milne, T., Jiang, Y., Chen, R. X., Grant, C. C., & Wall, C. R. (2019). Evaluation of the Effect of a Growing up Milk Lite vs. Cow's Milk on Diet Quality and Dietary Intakes in Early Childhood: The Growing up Milk Lite (GUMLi) Randomised Controlled Trial. Nutrients, 11 (1).10.3390/nu11010203
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rachel Chen, Yannan Jiang, Cameron Grant, Amy Lovell

Contact details

Primary office location

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