Research Team

Lead researcher & PhD candidate

PgGr, MSc Nutrition & Dietetics


Jeanette has a strong interest in infant and child health. She is a New Zealand Registered Dietitian working in the field of public health and child nutrition.

Jeanette Rapson


PRGN/RSCN, BSc Hons, MMedSci, PhD


Dr Cath Conlon is a senior lecturer in human nutrition and has expertise in maternal and infant feeding. She has extensive experience in running intervention trials in child health.

Dr Cath Conlon


GDipBus, BSc (Hons), PhD


Associate Professor Pamela von Hurst has a wealth of experience in designing intervention studies. She has research interests in vitamin D, child health and nutrition.

Dr Pam von Hurst
Kimberley Brown

Masters Dietetic Student


Kimberley Brown is a MSc in Nutrition & Dietetics student exploring mothers' diets during pregnancy and lactation. She is passionate about child health and nutrition.

Owen Mugridge

Research Trials Manager

Owen profile.jpg

Owen Mugridge, MSc, regularly deals with ethical procedures, study design, and collecting the data from volunteers that make our research possible.