Rebecca McCarroll

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Professional Teaching Fellow

Biography

Rebecca McCarroll (née McLean) is a Professional Teaching Fellow and the Public Health Domain Lead for the Nutrition and Dietetics Programme in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. She studied nutrition and dietetics at the University of Otago and worked as a Dietitian at the Heart Foundation before completing a Master of Health Sciences at the National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI). Her thesis explored the effect of the SaltSwitch smartphone app on purchases of lower-salt foods for patients with cardiovascular disease. In addition to her teaching role at the University of Auckland, Rebecca also works as a Public Health Dietitian in Planning and Funding at Waitemata and Auckland District Health Boards. Her role is predominantly focused on nutrition policy and childhood obesity. 

Research | Current

Research interests

  • Mobile health technology
  • Nutrition and cardiovascular disease
  • Food and health policy
  • Childhood obesity
  • Social media

Teaching | Current

Lectures for:

DIETETIC 704 - Professional Skills 1

DIETETIC 705 - Professional Skills 2

 

 

Postgraduate supervision

Clinical supervision for:

DIETETIC  706 - Professional Skills 3

Distinctions/Honours

2014 - PBRF Grant

                                                           

Responsibilities

  • Public Health Domain Lead for Nutrition and Dietetics

Areas of expertise

Public health nutrition, childhood obesity, mobile health nutrition

Committees/Professional groups/Services

2016 - current, National District Health Board Healthy Food Policy Nutrient Criteria Working Group

2016 - current, Northern Region Child Health Obesity Working Group

2015 - current, Healthy Auckland Together Interagency Group

2013 - current, Agencies for Nutrition Action Strategic Council

2013 - current, Practice Evidence-based Nutrition Advisory Committee (Australia)

2012 - 2013, Heart Foundation Certificate in Pacific Nutrition Mentor

2011 - current, Dietitians New Zealand Public Health Special Interest Group

2011 - current, New Zealand Registered Dietitian 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • McCarroll, R., Eyles, H., & Mhurchu, C. N. (2017). Effectiveness of mobile health (mHealth) interventions for promoting healthy eating in adults: A systematic review. Preventive medicine10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.08.022
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Helen Eyles, Cliona Ni Mhurchu

Contact details

Primary location

M&HS BUILDING 504 - Bldg 504
Level 2, Room 201
85 PARK RD
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand