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., 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
  • 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 Nutr, 1-10. 10.1017/S1368980017004116
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sarah Gerritsen, Susan Morton
  • Pundir, S., Mitchell, C. J., Thorstensen, E. B., Wall, C. R., Perrella, S. L., Geddes, D. T., & Cameron-Smith, D. (2018). Impact of Preterm Birth on Glucocorticoid Variability in Human Milk. Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association, 34 (1), 130-136. 10.1177/0890334417729339
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cameron Mitchell, David Cameron-Smith, Eric Thorstensen, Shikha Pundir
  • Krishnan, M., Shelling, A. N., Wall, C. R., Mitchell, E. A., Murphy, R., McCowan, L. M., ... Children of SCOPE Study Group (2018). Gene-by-activity interactions on obesity traits of 6-year-old New Zealand European children: A children of SCOPE study. Pediatric Exercise Science, 30 (1), 69-80. 10.1123/pes.2017-0077
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Thompson, Andrew Shelling, Edwin Mitchell, Lesley McCowan, Rinki Murphy, Mohanraj Krishnan, Alistair Stewart
  • Wall, C. R., Murphy, R., Waldie, K. E., Mitchell, E. A., Wati, P., & Thompson, J. M. D. (2018). Dietary intakes in children born small for gestational age and appropriate for gestational age: A longitudinal study (vol 13, e12373, 2017). MATERNAL AND CHILD NUTRITION, 14 (1)10.1111/mcn.12574
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Edwin Mitchell, Karen Waldie, John Thompson
  • Castro, T. G., Grant, C. C., Wall, C. R., Welch, M., Marks, E., Fleming, C., ... Morton, S. M. B. (2017). Breastfeeding indicators among a nationally representative multi-ethnic sample of New Zealand children. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130 (1466), 34-44.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Teresa Gontijo de Castro, Cameron Grant, Emma Marks, Susan Morton, Catherine Gilchrist
  • 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), 41 (12), 1755-1760. 10.1038/ijo.2017.182
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Wayne Cutfield, John Thompson, Lesley McCowan, Edwin Mitchell, Timothy Kenealy, Rinki Murphy, Eric Thorstensen, Philip Baker
  • 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

Contact details

Primary location

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