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David Cameron-smith

Neonatology, Paediatric Endocrinology
Auckland University of Technology
New Zealand


Professor Cameron-Smith obtained his PhD in nutritional biochemistry from Deakin University, Australia. He undertook postdoctoral training at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, investigating endocrine disturbances and lipid metabolism in obesity. Returning to Deakin University, he established a clinical research programme focusing on the dynamic gene and signaling responses to nutrition and exercise. His appointment to the Chair in Nutrition at The University of Auckland complements the diverse nutritional research interests within the Liggins Institute and adds to the strategic growth of the University’s trans-disciplinary Food and Health Programme.

Research Interest

Understanding how nutrition regulates genes and the biochemical pathways that are essential for optimal human health. Research is directed towards understanding: The importance of nutrition in the maintenance of optimal health in an ageing population. The impact of nutrition in regulating the function of muscles to promote muscle growth and minimize fat gain. Where nutrients go after a meal and how these nutrients control genes and regulate metabolism.

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