Co Directors

  • Prof Jane Coad

    Prof Jane Coad

    Professor in Nutrition - School of Food and Advanced Technology

    I am the leader of the Human Nutrition expertise group at Massey University.

    I am also the academic leader of the programmes in human nutrition at Massey - these include the BSc in Human Nutrition and postgraduate courses such as MSc in Human Nutrition. I act as course advisor for Human Nutrition students.

    Students seeking advice about courses in Human Nutrition can contact me: 06 951 6321 or extension 83321 or

    Co-director of the Human Nutrition Research Unit, Manawatu campus.

  • Associate Professor Pamela Von Hurst

    Associate Professor Pamela Von Hurst

    Associate Professor - School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition

    A human nutritionist with a growing portfolio of research experience including clinical trials and population studies. Interests include vitamin D in health and disease, child health and nutrition, bone, metabolic syndrome and physical activity. Co-director of Massey's Vitamin D Research Centre, Involved in CPD in nutrition for health professionals, and the Massey Nutrition Symposia series.


Phd Students


Michelle Ingram

Michelle is a PhD candidate based within the Human Nutrition department at Massey University, Albany.  Her research investigates the effects of vitamin D on psoriasis, a chronic skin condition.  Alongside vitamin D, Michelle's other areas of interest include psychosocial influences on nutritional behaviour, and nutrition for fertility, maternal and infant health.


Merrin Quilter

Merrin is a nutritionist currently working towards her PhD at Massey University investigating the role of vitamin D in vascular health. She originally studied Zoology (BSc) and Management (GDipMgmt), and after several years working overseas she returned to NZ to study Human Nutrition. Her research interests are reproductive health, fertility, preconception nutrition and the assessment of micronutrient status.

PhD title: Vitamin D in Cardiovascular Disease.



A/Professor Carlos Camargo
Massachusetts General Hospital, Ma, USA

A/Prof Darryl Eyles
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland, Australia

Dr Andrew Foskett
Exercise and Sport Science, Massey University, Albany.

Dr Mark Fulcher
Sports Physician, Unisports Sports Medicine Centre, East Tamaki, Auckland

Dr Cameron Grant
A/Prof Paediatrics, Starship Childrens Hospital, Auckland

Dr Colleen Higgins
Auckland University of Technology

Professor Bruce Hollis
Professor of Paediatric Nutrition, Medical University of South Carolina, USA

Dr Donald Love
Director, Diagnostic Genetics, LabPlus Auckland.

Professor Giovanni Mann
Professor of Vascular Physiology, Cardiovascular Division, School of Medicine, Kings College London, UK.

Dr Barry McDonald
IIMS, Massey University, Albany

Professor David Raubenheimer
Leonard P Ullman Chair in Nutritional Ecology and Nutrition Theme Leader
Charles Perkins Centre, Faculty of Veterinary Science, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Sydney

Professor Robert Scragg
School of Population Health, University of Auckland

Dr Lynette Singleton
Exercise and Sport Science, Massey University, Manawatu.

Professor Reinhold Vieth
Director Bone Mineral Laboratory, Toronto University, Canada.

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