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)

  • 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, Tanith Alexander
  • 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
  • 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 epidemiology10.1111/ppe.12476
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Vanessa Jordan, Lesley McCowan, John Thompson
  • Oyamada, M., Lim, A., Dixon, R., Wall, C., & Bay, J. (2018). Development of understanding of DOHaD concepts in students during undergraduate health professional programs in Japan and New Zealand. Journal of developmental origins of health and disease, 9 (3), 253-259. 10.1017/s2040174418000338
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Robyn Dixon, Jacquie Bay
  • Gerritsen, S., Anderson, S. E., Morton, S. M., & Wall, C. R. (2018). Pre-school nutrition-related behaviours at home and early childhood education services: findings from the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study. Public health nutrition, 21 (7), 1222-1231. 10.1017/s1368980017004116
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sarah Gerritsen, Susan Morton
  • 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, 1-10. 10.1017/s1368980018000836
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cameron Grant, Teresa Gontijo de Castro, Susan Morton
  • Wall, C. R., Stewart, A. W., Hancox, R. J., Murphy, R., Braithwaite, I., Beasley, R., ... ISAAC Phase Three Study Group (2018). Association between Frequency of Consumption of Fruit, Vegetables, Nuts and Pulses and BMI: Analyses of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC). Nutrients, 10 (3).10.3390/nu10030316
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alistair Stewart, Rinki Murphy, Edwin Mitchell, Innes Asher, Philippa Ellwood
  • Teixeira, J. A., Castro, T. G., Grant, C. C., Wall, C. R., Castro, A. L. D. S., Francisco, R. P. V., ... Marchioni, D. M. (2018). Dietary patterns are influenced by socio-demographic conditions of women in childbearing age: a cohort study of pregnant women. BMC public health, 18 (1)10.1186/s12889-018-5184-4
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Teresa Gontijo de Castro, Cameron Grant

Contact details

Primary office location

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