Cliona
Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu
Lead, Nutrition

c.nimhurchu@auckland.ac.nz

https://unidirectory.auckland.ac.nz/profile/c-nimhurchu

Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu is Director of the DIET research programme. Cliona trained in Human Nutrition and Dietetics at Trinity College Dublin and worked as a Clinical Dietitian before doing her PhD in Public Health Nutrition at the University of Southampton. She undertakes research related to nutrition, dietary interventions, and food policy, and is recognised internationally for her expertise in population nutrition interventions. Her key areas of interest are food pricing (health-related food and beverage taxes), nutrition labelling, nutrient profiling, and technologies to support dietary change. Cliona is a member of a number of national and international advisory committees including Food Standards Australia New Zealand Social Sciences & Economics Advisory Group, and the New Zealand Health Star Rating Labelling Advisory Group. She is Deputy Director of the Healthier Lives National Science Challenge.