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)

  • 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
  • Craig, A. G., Thompson, J. M. D., Slykerman, R., Wall, C., Murphy, R., Mitchell, E. A., & Waldie, K. E. (2018). The Long-term Effects of Early Paternal Presence on Children's Behavior. JOURNAL OF CHILD AND FAMILY STUDIES, 27 (11), 3544-3553. 10.1007/s10826-018-1206-1
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Karen Waldie, John Thompson, Rinki Murphy
  • Lovell, A. L., Davies, P. S. W., Hill, R. J., Milne, T., Matsuyama, M., Jiang, Y., ... Grant, C. C. (2018). Compared with Cow Milk, a Growing-Up Milk Increases Vitamin D and Iron Status in Healthy Children at 2 Years of Age: The Growing-Up Milk-Lite (GUMLi) Randomized Controlled Trial. The Journal of nutrition, 148 (10), 1570-1579. 10.1093/jn/nxy167
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Trecia Wouldes, Cameron Grant, Yannan Jiang, Rachel Chen
  • Michelini, S., Balakrishnan, B., Parolo, S., Matone, A., Mullaney, J. A., Young, W., ... Lombardo, R. (2018). A reverse metabolic approach to weaning: in silico identification of immune-beneficial infant gut bacteria, mining their metabolism for prebiotic feeds and sourcing these feeds in the natural product space. Microbiome, 6 (1)10.1186/s40168-018-0545-x
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Biju Balakrishnan
  • 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
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/44795
    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
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/44886
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Frank Bloomfield, Jane Harding, Jane Alsweiler, Yannan Jiang, David Cameron-Smith, Caroline Crowther, Justin O'Sullivan, Tanith Alexander, Michael O'Sullivan

Contact details

Primary office location

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