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Dr. Jennifer Crowley | Web-Literature | Excellence in Research

Dr. Jennifer Crowley, University of Auckland , New Zealand 

Dr. Jennifer Jean Crowley is an esteemed nutritionist and educator, currently serving as an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Auckland. With over 11 years of research experience, Dr. Crowley’s expertise lies in exploring the intersection of nutrition education and medical practice, particularly within primary care settings. Holding a PhD in Nutritional Science from the University of Auckland, she has been instrumental in highlighting the need for enhanced nutrition education for medical students and general practitioners. Her pioneering work has earned her recognition, including the prestigious Need for Nutrition Education Programme (NNEdPro) Global Institute for Food Nutrition and Health Award for Creativity and Voluntary Excellence in Nutrition in 2022. Dr. Crowley’s dedication to advancing nutrition knowledge and her commitment to improving patient care exemplify her passion for promoting health and well-being. ūüĆĪ

Professional Profiles:



 Academic Qualifications

  • 2016: PhD (Nutritional Science), Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Health Sciences, University of Auckland
  • 2001: Master of Philosophy (Nutritional Science), Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health, Massey University, Albany
  • 1978: Registered Dietitian, Auckland Hospital
  • 1974: Diploma in Teaching, Auckland Secondary Teachers College
  • 1973: Diploma in Home Science, School of Home Science, Otago University

Professional Positions Held

  • 2017: Professional Teaching Fellow, University of Auckland, Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • 2016: Professional Teaching Fellow, University of Auckland, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • 2015: Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Auckland, Goodfellow Unit
  • 2011-2021: Tutor, Auckland School of Medicine
  • 2004-2009: Nutrition Lecturer, Research Officer, Auckland University of Technology
  • 2008: Consultant Dietitian ‚Äď Football New Zealand
  • 1998-2008: Researcher (Nutritional Data Management), Auckland Medical School
  • 2004-2008: Dietitian, East Med Doctors, St Heliers, Auckland
  • 1994-2008: Teacher, Rangitoto College, Mairangi Bay, Auckland
  • 2002: Sport Nutrition Lecturer and Consultant (March-October), UNITEC, Auckland
  • 1999: Sports Nutrition Lecturer, Barbara Rigg and Associates-Diet Therapy Clinic, Auckland
  • 1988-1993: Teacher, HOD, PR1 (Home Economics and Clothing), Palmerston North Girls High
  • 1980-1987: Continuing Education Tutor, Queen Elizabeth College, Palmerston North
  • 1985-1987: Senior Manual Teacher, Manawatu-Wanganui Region
  • 1980-1987: Home Economics Teacher, Intermediate Normal School, Palmerston North
  • 1979: Staff Dietitian, Palmerston North Hospital
  • 1975: Home Economics and Clothing Teacher, Waiheke Island Area School, Auckland

Present Research/Professional Specialty

  • Using mixed methods, Dr. Crowley’s doctoral research investigated whether undergraduate nutrition education at Auckland School of Medicine is sufficient for doctors to leverage into their medical careers, focusing on the primary care setting. The research demonstrated the need to improve nutrition education provided to medical students and GPs to enhance their knowledge, skills, and support in providing nutrition care.

 Total Years Research Experience

  • 11 years of research experience

Professional Distinctions and Memberships

  • 2022: Need for Nutrition Education Programme (NNEdPro) Global Institute for Food Nutrition and Health, Australia and New Zealand Network Award for Creativity and Voluntary Excellence in Nutrition
  • 2016: Sir John Logan Campbell Medical Fellowship
  • 2015: Visiting Academic Scholar, Wolfson College, Cambridge, England
  • 2015: Sir John Logan Campbell Travel Grant
  • 2014: Daniel Drummond and Olga Archibald Scholarship


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