Mrs 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., 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
  • 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)10.1038/s41366-018-0026-0
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cameron Grant, Emma Marks, Susan Morton, Caroline Walker, Russell Snell
  • 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). Now We Are Four: Describing the preschool years. Auckland: Growing Up in New Zealand. Related URL.
    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
  • Santos, N. L. G. O., Pellegrinelli, A. L. R., Barufaldi, L. A., Conde, W. L., Leite, M. S., Schuch, I., & Castro, T. G. (2015). Distribution of resistance, reactance and phase angle values among indigenous Kaingáng students Kaingáng, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Distribuicao dos valores de resistencia, reactancia e angulo de fase entre indigenas escolares Kaingang, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil). DEMETRA: Alimentação, Nutrição & Saúde, 10 (4), 933-945. 10.12957/demetra.2015.16759
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/29091
  • Castro, T. G., Matos, E. L. C., Leite, M. S., Conde, W. L., Schuch, I., Veiga, J., ... Dutra, C. L. C. (2014). Características de gestão, funcionamento e cardápios do Programa Nacional de Alimentação Escolar em escolas indígenas Kaingáng, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil (Management, operations, and menus in Kaingáng indigenous schools participating in the National School Nutrition Program in Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil). Cadernos de Saúde Pública, 30 (11), 2401-2412. 10.1590/0102-311X00215513
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/29098