Dr Teresa Gontijo de Castro

Biography

I am a dietitian, with the undergraduate degree concluded in 2002 at the Federal University of Vicosa (UFV), Brazil.  I concluded my Masters Degree (in 2004) and my PhD in Nutrition and Public Health (2007) at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. From October 2006 to March 2009 I worked as an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul- Brazil (Department of Preventive Medicine) and from March 2009 to February 2015 I worked as an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais-Brazil (Department of Nutrition), Brazil. Since July 2015 I have been working as a Research Fellow at the University of Auckland. My areas of expertise and interests are: Nutritional Epidemiology/ Health and Nutrition in Infancy and Childhood/ Health and Nutrition of Indigenous Populations/Food and Nutrition Education and Interventions/ Food and Nutrition Surveillance/ Food Security.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • 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
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cameron Grant, Clare Wall, Susan Morton
  • 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, Emma Marks, Susan Morton, Caroline Walker, 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: Emma Marks, Cameron Grant, Susan Morton, Clare Wall
  • Teixeira, J. A., Castro, T. G., Grant, C. C., Wall, C. R., Castro, A. L. D. S., Francisco, R. P. V., ... Marchioni, D. M. (2018). Dietary patterns are influenced by socio-demographic conditions of women in childbearing age: a cohort study of pregnant women. BMC public health, 18 (1)10.1186/s12889-018-5184-4
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cameron Grant, 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: Cameron Grant, Emma Marks, 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: Emma Marks, Caroline Walker, Russell Snell, Susan Morton, Cameron Grant
  • Morton, S. M. B., Grant, C. C., Berry, S. D., Walker, C. G., Corkin, M., Ly, K., ... Mohal, J. (2017). Growing up in New Zealand: Now we are four: Describing the preschool years. Auckland, New Zealand: Growing Up in New Zealand.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34682
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lisa Underwood, Susan Morton, Cameron Grant, Caroline Walker, Maria Corkin, Kien Ly, Jacinta Fa'alili-Fidow
  • Fernandes, E. C., Castro, T. G., & Sartorelli, D. S. (2017). Associated factors to malnutrition among African children under 5 years old, Bom Jesus, Angola. Revista de Nutrição, 30 (1), 33-44. 10.1590/1678-98652017000100004
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/32931