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Dr Nikki Renall

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Centre for Hauora and Health

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Key Researcher / Named Investigator / Associate Investigator 1 0
Project Leader 1 0

Current Projects

Project Title: HRC-Hohua Tutengaehi Fellowship - Matauranga Kai - Nikki Renall

Date Range: 2022 - 2026

Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand

Project Team:

Research Outputs


Renall, N., Lawley, B., Vatanen, T., Merz, B., Douwes, J., Corbin, M., . . . Tannock, GW. (2023). The fecal microbiotas of women of Pacific and New Zealand European ethnicities are characterized by distinctive enterotypes that reflect dietary intakes and fecal water content. Gut Microbes. 15(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Corbin, M., Douwes, J., Renall, N., Te Morenga, L.
Kindleysides, S., Kruger, R., Douwes, J., Tannock, GW., Renall, N., Slater, J., . . . Breier, BH. (2019). Predictors linking obesity and the gut microbiome (the PROMISE Study): Protocol and recruitment strategy for a cross-sectional study on pathways that affect the gut microbiome and its impact on obesity. JMIR Research Protocols. 8(8)
[Journal article]Authored by: Douwes, J., Firestone, R., Renall, N., Signal, T.


Renall, N., Merz, B., Lawley, B., Tannock, GW., Corbin, M., Douwes, J., . . . Breier, BH.Body composition of New Zealand European and Pacific women is associated with lower dietary fibre intake and gut microbiota diversity. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY. 79 (OCE2)(pp. E685 - E685). 0029-6651.
[Conference]Authored by: Douwes, J., Renall, N.


Renall, N., & Te Morenga, L. (2023). Whāia te mātauranga hei oranga mō koutou: A visual timeline of the influences on Māori wellbeing. Research Centre for Hauora & Health, Massey University
[Other]Authored by: Renall, N., Te Morenga, L.

Teaching and Supervision

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 2 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Hinako Percival - Doctor of Philosophy
    Bringing manaakitanga to waitlists with tailored Smart Start letters
  • Asher Regan - Doctor of Philosophy
    How can Māori chefs shape the future of kai in Aotearoa NZ and contribute to improving wellbeing for Māori and Aotearoa NZ as a whole?