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)

  • Eyles, H., Bhana, N., Lee, S. E., Grimes, C., McLean, R., Nowson, C., & Wall, C. (2018). Measuring Children's Sodium and Potassium Intakes in NZ: A Pilot Study. Nutrients, 10 (9).10.3390/nu10091198
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Helen Eyles, Bibiana Lee
  • Marsh, S., Jiang, Y., Carter, K., & Wall, C. (2018). Evaluation of a Free Milk in Schools Program in New Zealand: Effects on Children's Milk Consumption and Anthropometrics. The Journal of school health, 88 (8), 596-604. 10.1111/josh.12649
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Samantha Marsh, Yannan Jiang
  • Teixeira, J. A., Castro, T. G., Wall, C. R., Marchioni, D. M., Berry, S., Morton, S. M., & Grant, C. C. (2018). Determinants of folic acid supplement use outside national recommendations for pregnant women: results from the Growing Up in New Zealand cohort study. Public health nutrition, 21 (12), 2183-2192. 10.1017/s1368980018000836
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cameron Grant, Teresa Gontijo de Castro, Susan Morton
  • Bloomfield, F. H., Harding, J. E., Meyer, M. P., Alsweiler, J. M., Jiang, Y., Wall, C. R., ... DIAMOND Study Group (2018). The DIAMOND trial - DIfferent Approaches to MOderate & late preterm Nutrition: Determinants of feed tolerance, body composition and development: protocol of a randomised trial. BMC pediatrics, 18 (1)10.1186/s12887-018-1195-7
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Frank Bloomfield, Jane Harding, Jane Alsweiler, Yannan Jiang, David Cameron-Smith, Caroline Crowther, Justin O'Sullivan, Tanith Alexander
  • Pundir, S., Mäkelä J, Nuora, A., Junttila, N., Wall, C. R., Linderborg, K., ... Lagström H (2018). Maternal influences on the glucocorticoid concentrations of human milk: The STEPS study. Clinical Nutrition10.1016/j.clnu.2018.06.980
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: David Cameron-Smith
  • Bulloch, R. E., Lovell, A. L., Jordan, V. M. B., McCowan, L. M. E., Thompson, J. M. D., & Wall, C. R. (2018). Maternal folic acid supplementation for the prevention of preeclampsia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology, 32 (4), 346-357. 10.1111/ppe.12476
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Vanessa Jordan, Lesley McCowan, John Thompson
  • Marks, E. J., Grant, C. C., de Castro, T. G., Bandara, D. K., Wall, C., & Morton, S. M. B. (2018). Agreement between Future Parents on Infant Feeding Intentions and Its Association with Breastfeeding Duration: Results from the Growing Up in New Zealand Cohort Study. International journal of environmental research and public health, 15 (6).10.3390/ijerph15061230
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Teresa Gontijo de Castro, Emma Marks, Cameron Grant, Susan Morton
  • Murphy, R., Stewart, A. W., Hancox, R. J., Wall, C. R., Braithwaite, I., Beasley, R., ... ISAAC Phase Three Study Group (2018). Obesity, underweight and BMI distribution characteristics of children by gross national income and income inequality: results from an international survey. Obesity science & practice, 4 (3), 216-228. 10.1002/osp4.169
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rinki Murphy, Edwin Mitchell, Innes Asher

Contact details

Primary office location

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