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)

  • Sam, C. H. Y., Skidmore, P., Skeaff, S., Wall, C., Bradbury, K. E., & Parackal, S. (2020). Relative Validity and Reproducibility of a Short FoodFrequency Questionnaire to Assess Nutrient Intakesof New Zealand Adults. Nutrients, 12 (3).10.3390/nu12030619
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kathryn Bradbury
  • Flynn, A. C., Thompson, J. M. D., Dalrymple, K. V., Wall, C., Begum, S., Pallippadan Johny, J., ... Godfrey, K. M. (2020). Childhood dietary patterns and body composition at age 6 years: the Children of SCOPE study. The British journal of nutrition, 1-21. 10.1017/s0007114520000628
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lesley McCowan
  • Lepre, B., Crowley, J., Mpe, D., Bhoopatkar, H., Mansfield, K. J., Wall, C., & Beck, E. J. (2020). Australian and New Zealand Medical Students' Attitudes and Confidence Towards Providing Nutrition Care in Practice. Nutrients, 12 (3).10.3390/nu12030598
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Harsh Bhoopatkar
  • Lawrence, R. L., Wall, C. R., & Bloomfield, F. H. (2020). Dietary Patterns and Dietary Adaptations in Women with and without Gestational Diabetes: Evidence from the Growing Up in New Zealand Study. Nutrients, 12 (1).10.3390/nu12010227
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Frank Bloomfield
  • Slykerman, R. F., Thompson, J. M., Coomarasamy, C., Wall, C. R., Waldie, K. E., Murphy, R., & Mitchell, E. A. (2019). Early adolescent physical activity, sleep and symptoms of depression at 16 years of age. Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)10.1111/apa.15140
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Thompson, Edwin Mitchell, Karen Waldie, Rinki Murphy
  • 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
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/49652
    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

Contact details

Primary office location

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