A panel of experts who provide guidance and expertise to our editorial team on a voluntary basis. The advisory board do not necessarily review every article in Healthy Food Guide and make no warranty about the content of the magazine. Any questions about editorial content should be directed to the editor of Healthy Food Guide.
Professor Jim Mann
CNZM, PhD, DM, FRACP, FFPHM, FRSNZ
Professor in Human Nutrition and Medicine, University of Otago. Jim Mann has been consultant physician (Endocrinology) at Dunedin Hospital for the past 18 years. He lectured at the University of Oxford, UK, is author and co-author of over 200 papers, has written and edited several textbooks and popular books, and currently chairs the National Heart Foundation Scientific Committee.
Professor Lynnette R Ferguson
MSc (Hons), DPhil (Oxon), DSc. QSO
Lynnette R Ferguson is the programme leader of the New Zealand National Centre for Research Excellence in Nutrigenomics and is head of the Discipline of Nutrition at the University of Auckland. She has worked for many years on the relationship between diet and cancer, particularly focusing on ways in which individuals can be protected against the disease.
Professor Christine Thomson
Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Otago. Christine Thomson developed the sports nutrition programme for the University of Otago and has over 100 publications, peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and reports on her research into selenium and iodine in human nutrition and health. She is council member and past president of the Nutrition Society of New Zealand.
BSc (Hons), NZRD
Julie is a dietitian and senior nutritionist at Heinz Wattie’s, where she ensures nutrition is considered in all projects, from food development to marketing. Her expertise includes infant and child nutrition, food regulations and food composition. She is a member of Crop and Food’s advisory group on the food composition database and the New Zealand Nutrition Foundation’s Older Persons group.
Celia Murphy is a research associate for Quigley and Watts, public health specialists. She has served as executive director of the Obesity Action Coalition advocating on obesity issues, and spent 17 years as research writer for Consumer magazine. She is trained as a dietitian.
Jenny is assistant director at the New Zealand Food Safety Authority. She manages the composition and labelling aspects of trans-Tasman food regulations. Jenny has a strong history in public health nutrition, having worked for the government for 16 years. She is a member of the National Heart Foundation committee.