Faculty: Dr. Colleen O’Connor

Colleen O'ConnorAssociate Professor, Undergraduate Coordinator (Nutrition and Dietetics modules), School of Food and Nutritional Sciences
Office: MRW Rm 151
Email: colleen.oconnor@uwo.ca
Telephone: (519) 432-8353 ext 28249

Academic Background

  • PhD, Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph
  • MSc, Department of Human Nutritional Sciences,  University of Manitoba
  • BSc Honors, Human Ecology (Foods and Nutrition), Brescia University College

Research and Scholarly Interests

  • Assessment of nutritional status after stroke
  • The use of technology to promote healthy dietary behaviors, food literacy and local food consumption
  • Screening and assessment of vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Nutrigenomics as part of the Nutrition Care Process

 

Teaching

  • FN 3353A – Clinical Nutrition I
  • FN 4453A – Clinical Nutrition II
  • FN 4455B – Clinical Nutrition III
  • FN 9444B – Advances in Clinical Nutrition

Professional Memberships

  • College of Dietitians of Ontario
  • Dietitians of Canada

Committees

  • London Community Resource Centre Board of Directors

Representative Publications

  • Hartman, B, Donnelly-VanderLoo, M, Watson, T, O’Connor C, Madill, J. Proton-pump inhibitor therapy and vitamin B 12 status in an inpatient hospital setting. (2016) Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2016-0020.
  • Sadler, R., Wilk, P., O’Connor, C., Clark, A., Gilliland, J. Using GPS and activity tracking to reveal the influence of adolescents’ food environment exposure on junk food purchasing. (2016) Can J Public Health. 107(S1):S14-S20
  • Rinaldi, S., Campbell, E., Fournier, J., O’Connor, C., Madill J. A Comprehensive Review of the Literature Supporting Recommendations From The Canadian Diabetes Association for the Use of a Plant Based Diet for Type 2 Diabetes Management. (2016) Canadian Journal of Diabetes. In press.
  • Horne, J., Madill, J., O’Connor, C. Exploring Knowledge and Attitudes of Personal Nutrigenomics Testing among Dietetic Students and its Value as a Component of Dietetic Education and Practice. (2016) CJCN. 4(1): 50-62.
  • Kuikman, M., O’Connor, C. Sensory Evaluation of Moringa- Probiotic Yogurt Containing Banana, Sweet Potato or Avocado. (2015) J Food Res. 4(5): 165-71.
  • Gilliland, J., Sadler, R., Clark, A., O’Connor, C., Milczarek, M., Doherty, S. Using a Smartphone Application to Promote Healthy Dietary Behaviours and Local Food Consumption. (2015) BioMed Research International, Article ID 841368.
  • Peters, L., O’Connor, C., Giroux, I., Teasell, R., Foley, N. (2015) Screening & Assessment of Nutritional Status Following Stroke: Results from a National Survey of Registered Disabil. Rehabil. July (26): 1-5.
  • Siswanto, O., Smeall, K., Watson, T., Donnelly-Vanderloo, M., O’Connor, C., Foley, N., Madill, J. (May 2015) Examining the association between vitamin B12 deficiency and dementia in high-risk hospitalized patients. J. Nutr. Health and Aging. 19: 1003-8.
  • Fleming, L., Hernandez, D., Alexander-Dionisi, M., Gobert, C. (2011) The use of a hospital room service program as an educational tool for adults with diabetes. Presented in poster format at the Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2011, June 2–4, Guelph, ON.
  • Glen, K.E., Thomas, H.M., Loebach, J.E., Gilliland, J.A., and Gobert, C.P. (2011) Fruit and vegetable consumption patterns among junior elementary students in a London, Ontario neighbourhood. Presented in poster format at the Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2011, June 2–4, Guelph, ON.
  • Gobert, C.P., Glen, K.E., Thomas, H.M., Loebach, J.E., and Gilliland, J.A. (2011) Food consumption practices and body weights among senior elementary students in a London, Ontario neighbourhood. Presented in poster format at the Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2011, June 2–4, Guelph, ON.
  • Ayers, J., Theurer, J., Hekmat, S., Gobert, C., and Giroux, I. Assessment of dysphagia knowledge and confidence in skills amongst undergraduate nutrition students in London, Ontario. Presented in poster format at the Dietitians of Canada National Conference 2011, June 16–18, Edmonton, AB.
  • Gobert, C. P., Pipe, E. A., Capes, S. E., Darlington, G. A., Lampe, J. W. and Duncan, A. M. (2010) Effect of soy protein isolate on glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Br J Nutr.103:412–421.
  • Pipe E. A., Gobert C.P., Capes S.E., Darlington G.A., Lampe J.W., Duncan A.M. (2009) Soy protein reduces serum LDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol/HDL cholesterol and apolipoprotein B/apolipoprotein A-I in adults with type 2 diabetes. J Nutr. 139: 1700–6.
  • Gobert, C.P., and Duncan, A.M. (2009) Consumption, perceptions and knowledge of soy among adults with type 2 diabetes. J Am Coll Nutr. 28:203–18.
  • Gobert, C.P., and Duncan, A.M. (2008) The use of natural health products by adults with type 2 diabetes. Can J Diabetes. 32(4):260–272.
  • Gobert, C.P., Chandra, S., Post, J., Masters, R., MacAulay, C., and Duncan, A.M. (2008) Consumption, perception and knowledge of soy among adults with type 2 diabetes.  Presented in poster format at the Canadian Society for Clinical Nutrition-Canadian Society for Nutritional Sciences Joint Annual Scientific Meeting 2008, May 29–31, Toronto, ON.
  • Gobert, C.P., Phillips, E.A., Capes, S.E., Darlington, G.A., Lampe, J.W., and Duncan, A.M. (2007) Effect of soy protein isolate on glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes.  Presented in poster format at Experimental Biology 2007, April 28–May 2, 2007, Washington, DC.
  • Phillips, E.A., Gobert, C.P., Capes, S.E., Darlington, G.A., Lampe, J.W., and Duncan, A.M. (2007) Effect of soy protein isolate on serum lipids in adults with type 2 diabetes.  Presented in poster format at Experimental Biology 2007, April 28–May 2, 2007, Washington, DC.
  • Gobert, C.P., and Duncan, A.M. (2006) Prevalence and characterization of natural health product use in adults with type 2 diabetes.  Presented in poster format at Experimental Biology 2006, April 1–5, 2006, San Francisco, CA.
  • House, J.D., O’Connor, C.P., and Guenter, W. (2003) Plasma homocysteine and glycine are sensitive indices of folate status in a rodent model of folate depletion and repletion. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 51:4461–4467.
  • House, J.D., Braun, K., Balance, D.M., O’Connor, C.P., and Guenter, W. (2002) The enrichment of eggs with folic acid through supplementation of the laying hen diet. Journal of Poultry Science. 81:1332–1337.
  • House, J.D., and O’Connor, C.P. (2002) Plasma homocysteine and glycine are sensitive indices of folate repletion in a folate-depleted rodent model.  FASEB Summer Research Conference, Aug. 3–8, 2002, Snowmass Village, CO.