Massey University (NZL)

Nutrition during pregnancy study


We are recruiting 450 pregnant women to help us with a research study looking at food sources and dietary intakes of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. These nutrients are important for the baby’s growth and brain development and to support a health pregnancy. The study involves an anonymous online questionnaire which will only take about 15 – 20 minutes of your time. In New Zealand we have very limited information about the diets of pregnant women and it is unknown if dietary recommendations for these key nutrients are being met. Further information for the study in available here. This study is part of my Masters in Human Nutrition and has been reviewed and approved by the Massey University Human Ethics Committee: Northern, Application 14/027. If you have any concerns about the conduct of this research, please contact Dr Lily George, Acting Chair, Massey University Human Ethics Committee: Northern, telephone 09 414 0800 x 43279 email [email protected] Michele EickstaedtMSc Human Nutrition StudentDepartment of Human Nutrition Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health, College of HealthMassey University, Albany Campus, Auckland New ZealandTel: 09 414 0800 ext 43815 / Mob: 021 123 71 [email protected]

Emotion recognition in Intellectual Disability – Urgently seeking middle aged (women 44-58 yrs and men 39-55 yrs) comparison group without Intellectual Disability


Massey University Doctoral Research StudyPeople with intellectual disability often experience impairments in social and vocational adjustment. It remains unclear whether reading facial emotions is a main contributor to the social difficulties experienced by this group. The purpose of this study is to trial a computer based test designed to measure the emotion recognition abilities of people with an intellectual disability. We hope that this research will help clarify to the link between emotion recognition and social skills, and in time help coordinate better care and social learning opportunities for individuals with an intellectual disability.We are seeking men (39-55) and women (44-58 yrs) for a comparison group.  Participants must not have intellectual disability or an autism spectrum disorder. Unfortunately due to this being student research this is an unpaid study. A $10 voucher (Warehouse or MTA) will be offered as a token of our appreciation. The experiment will be completed in one session that takes about two hours. Sessions will take place at the Massey University School of Psychology in Albany Village (URL detailing our location is provided below). Alternative arrangements may be made in special circumstances.We look forward to hearing from you!
For and aged 39 to 60
Includes healthy volunteers
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Sweet Taste Study


If you commute to or live not far from Albany... you may want to take part in the Sweet Taste Study!Researchers at the School of Food and Nutrition at Massey University are looking for female volunteers to participate in the Sweet Taste Study to understand the relationship between sweet taste perception and food choice.Who can take part?• New Zealand European women between the ages of 20-40 years• Who are not pregnant or breastfeeding• Do not smokeWhat does the study require?• Four visits (approx. 1.5 hours each) to the Albany Campus following an overnight fast• Maintain a four day food recordWhat will you receive?• Compensation for travel ($100 petrol voucher after the fourth visit)• Individual body composition results (BMI and body fat %)• Breakfast after each sessionIf you would like to participate or find out more information about the study, please contact the Sweet taste study team:Email: [email protected] Human ethic committee Approval Statement “This project has been evaluated by peer review and judged to be low risk. Consequently, it has not been reviewed by one of the University’s Human Ethics Committees. The researcher(s) named above are responsible for the ethical conduct of this research. If you have any concerns about the conduct of this research that you wish to raise with someone other than the researcher(s), please contact Professor John O’Neill, Director, Research Ethics, telephone 06 350 5249, email [email protected]”.
For aged 20 to 40
Includes healthy volunteers
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Massey University Albany Caffeine Study


Massey University Albany Caffeine StudyResearchers from the School of Sport and Exercise are looking to determine the effects of genetics and caffeine ingestion on endurance performance, perception and cognition.We are looking for:·        Adult males·        Non-smoking·        Able to run 10km comfortably·        Consumes caffeine at least once per week (Chocolate, coffee, tea, energy drinks)Participants will be asked to come in for a familiarisation session, two main trials (±3-4h each) and two days following each trial (±30min). Each main trial involves a series of physiological and cognitive measures before and after ingestion of caffeine/placebo followed by a 10km time trial and another set of physiological and cognitive measures.Participants will receive:·        Compensation for travel ($50 petrol voucher)·        Feedback as to your responses of caffeine consumption (genetic test results) If you would like to participate in this study or want more information please feel free to contact me:Email: Kyle Southward -  k.a.southward[email protected] Approval Statement This project has been reviewed and approved by the Massey University Human Ethics Committee: Southern A, Application 15/12.  If you have any concerns about the conduct of this research, please contact Mr Jeremy Hubbard, Acting Chair, Massey University Human Ethics Committee: Southern A, telephone 04 801 5799 x 63487, email [email protected] regards, Kyle Southward
For aged 18 to 65
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The Athlete Diet Index Study


Hi there, The nutrition team at Massey University are developing an interactive tool to assess dietary intake in athletes.  We are looking for 100 athletes in the Auckland region to take part in a study to validate this tool.  Athletes need to be aged 16 years and over and represent their main sport at regional level or higher (eg. as a minimum represent North Harbour or Auckland)  For further information and to register your interest in the study please click on the following link. http://www.massey.ac.nz/adi/ All athletes who complete the study will receive general feedback on their diet and $40 reimbursement for their time. 
For and aged 16 to 45
Includes healthy volunteers
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PROMISE Study


Welcome to the PROMISE Study!www.massey.ac.nz/promiseWe are conducting a new research study focusing on women so we can better understand how to prevent obesity so women can achieve a healthy body weight.  This important research is supported by the Health Research Council of New Zealand.  We encourage all eligible women to participate in our study. What is the research study all about?We want to understand how diet, physical activity, sleep and taste affect the gut bacteria of New Zealand's European women and Pacific women and how this may be linked to long-term health and a healthy body weight. What will I have to do for this study?If you would like to help, you will visit our Human Nutrition Research Unit at Massey University's Auckland campus for two visits for about 2 hours each time.  The two visits will be a fortnight apart.  During your visits you will undergo tests including:Full body composition assessment, blood sample, urine sample and blood pressure measurementTaste testingData collection relating to your diet, eating behaviour, sleep and physical activityBetween these visits, you will be asked to:Wear a watch and a small hip-worn device for 7 days to collect information on your physical activity and sleep patternsRecord your physical activity for 7 daysCollect small faecal (stool) samplesRecord what you eat for 5 days What will I gain from participating in the study?Your free body composition assessment (normally valued at $125)$100 supermarket or petrol voucherFree buffet breakfast during your first visitYour blood test results including blood sugar, cholesterol and liver function tests
For aged 20 to 40
Includes healthy volunteers
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Are you a young person who has stopped committing crime?


 Kia ora, I am interviewing young people about their experiences of giving up crime. I am interested in what that experience is like and how we might use your experiences to help other young people who may be in the process of, or thinking about giving up crime.  
For and aged 18 to 25
Includes healthy volunteers
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