Dr Emma Marks

BSc – University of Auckland (1999) PhD – University of Auckland (2007)

Research | Current

My research largely revolves around studying the evolution of breeding behaviour, communication, sexual selection and mate choice in colonially breeding animal species. I am also affilliated with the Bioinfomatics Institute and maintain a wide range of research interests relating to the evolutionary patterns of life.

I am currently involved with Growing Up in New Zealand a longitudinal study that aims to understand child development in New Zealand over time. The conceptual framework for Growing Up in New Zealand takes a lifecourse approach to child development. It recognises the dynamic interactions between children and their environments across a broad range of influences, from their immediate family environments to their wider societal context. In particular, I am working on the influences of child genetics, epigenetics and microbiome on child health and development.

 

Areas of expertise

Behavioural ecology, Bioinformatics approaches to ecological data, multivariate statistical analyses & longitudinal data and research methodologies (including the use of biological samples for genetic, epigenetic and microbiome analyses).

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Berry, S. D., Walker, C. G., Ly, K., Snell, R. G., Atatoa Carr, P. E., Bandara, D., ... Morton, S. M. B. (2018). Re: "Widespread prevalence of a CREBRF variant amongst Māori and Pacific children is associated with weight and height in early childhood". International journal of obesity (2005), 42 (7), 1392-1393. 10.1038/s41366-018-0026-0
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cameron Grant, Susan Morton, Caroline Walker, Teresa Gontijo de Castro, Russell Snell
  • 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, Cameron Grant, Susan Morton, Clare Wall
  • 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, Susan Morton, Catherine Gilchrist, Clare Wall
  • Berry, S. D., Walker, C. G., Ly, K., Snell, R. G., Atatoa Carr, P. E., Bandara, D., ... Morton, S. M. B. (2017). Widespread prevalence of a CREBRF variant amongst Māori and Pacific children is associated with weight and height in early childhood. International Journal of Obesity10.1038/ijo.2017.230
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Caroline Walker, Russell Snell, Susan Morton, Cameron Grant, Teresa Gontijo de Castro
  • Castro, T., Grant, C., Wall, C., Welch, M., Marks, E., Fleming, C. J., ... Berry, S. (2016). Breastfeeding duration among a nationally representative multi-ethnic sample of New Zealand children. Paper presented at Paediatric Society of New Zealand 68th Annual Scientific Meeting 2016, Tauranga, New Zealand. 16 November - 19 November 2016.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/32207
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Teresa Gontijo de Castro, Catherine Gilchrist, Susan Morton, Cameron Grant, Clare Wall
  • Grant, C. C., Chen, M.-H., Bandara, D. K., Marks, E. J., Gilchrist, C. A., Lewycka, S., ... Camargo, C. A. (2016). Antenatal immunisation intentions of expectant parents: Relationship to immunisation timeliness during infancy. Vaccine, 34 (11), 1379-1388. 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.01.048
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cameron Grant, Catherine Gilchrist, Susan Morton
  • Grant, C., Chen, M. H., Bandara, D., Marks, E., Gilchrist, C., Lewycka, S., ... Camargo Jr. C (2015). Antenatal immunisation intentions of expectant parents: Relationship to immunisation timeliness. Paper presented at 9th New Zealand Immunisation Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand. 2 September - 5 September 2015.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Catherine Gilchrist, Cameron Grant, Susan Morton, Theo Brandt
  • Berry, S., Morton, S., Atatoa Carr, P., Marks, E., Ritchie, S., Upton, A., ... Grant, C. (2015). Colonisation with Staphylococcus aureus and streptococcus pyogenes in New Zealand preschool children. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128 (1410), 60-67.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cameron Grant, Stephen Ritchie, Susan Morton

Contact details

Office hours

Mon-Wed ONLY

Primary office location

TAMAKI BUILDING 730 - Bldg 730
Level 3, Room 301
TAMAKI CAMPUS GATE 1, 261 MORRIN RD
ST JOHNS
AUCKLAND 1072
New Zealand