Dr Felicia Low

MSc (Hons I), PhD

Biography

Felicia has worked closely with Sir Peter Gluckman since 2008, on both academic research matters and Chief Science Advisor-related activities. Her work has spanned basic research through to policy-informing evidence syntheses. She has made conceptual contributions to, and produced critical reviews in the fields of evolutionary medicine, developmental epigenetics, and the developmental origins of health and disease. She has also authored and co-authored government-commissioned reports with a public health focus.

Felicia is currently working with Sir Peter at the science-policy interface at the newly established Centre for Science in Policy, Diplomacy and Society (SciPoDS), based at the Public Policy Institute in the University of Auckland. She is taking a lead in knowledge synthesis, focusing on her particular interests in digital transformation and well-being, social licence for new technologies, and how the post-truth/post-trust environment impacts on societal decision making.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Gluckman, P. D., Hanson, M. A., & Low, F. M. (2019). Evolutionary and developmental mismatches are consequences of adaptive developmental plasticity in humans and have implications for later disease risk. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences, 374 (1770)10.1098/rstb.2018.0109
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peter Gluckman
  • Low, F. M., Beaglehole, R., Gluckman, P. D., Office of the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor, & Royal Society Te Apārangi (2018). The health benefits and risks of folic acid fortification of food. Auckland, New Zealand: Office of the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peter Gluckman
  • Bardsley, A., Low, F., Gluckman, P., & Office of the PM’s Chief Science Advisor (2018). Methamphetamine contamination in residential properties: Exposures, risk levels, and interpretation of standards. Auckland, New Zealand: Office of the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Anne Bardsley, Peter Gluckman
  • Low, F. M., Gluckman, P. D., & Hanson, M. A. (2018). A life course approach to public health: Why early life matters. In M. van den Bosch, W. Bird (Eds.) Oxford textbook of nature and public health: The role of nature in improving the health of a population (pp. 11-25). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. 10.1093/med/9780198725916.003.0031
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/42687
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peter Gluckman
  • Low, F. M., Gluckman, P. D., & Godfrey, K. M. (2017). Early‐life development and epigenetic mechanisms: Mediators of metabolic programming and obesity risk. In M. Kussman, P. J. Stover (Eds.) Nutrigenomics and proteomics in health and disease: Towards a systems-level understanding of gene-diet interactions (pp. 42-63). UK: Wiley-Blackwell. 10.1002/9781119101277.ch3
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34779
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peter Gluckman
  • Gluckman, P., Beedle, A., Buklijas, T., Low, F., & Hanson, M. (2016). Principles of evolutionary medicine (2nd). England, UK: Oxford University Press. Pages: 401. 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663927.001.0001
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Tatjana Buklijas, Peter Gluckman
  • Low, F. M., & Gluckman, P. D. (2016). Evolutionary medicine III. Mismatch. In R. M. Kliman (Ed.) The encyclopedia of evolutionary biology (pp. 69-76). Oxford, England, UK: Academic Press. 10.1016/B978-0-12-800049-6.00292-4
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peter Gluckman
  • Low, F. M., Gluckman, P. D., & Hanson, M. A. (2015). Evolutionary and developmental origins of chronic disease. In M. P. Muehlenbein (Ed.) Basics in human evolution (pp. 369-381). UK: Academic Press. 10.1016/B978-0-12-802652-6.00026-8
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peter Gluckman

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