Dr. Colleen O’Connor

Dr. Colleen O’Connor

Job Title:

 Associate Professor & Academic Director, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences


 Full-Time Faculty




 519.432.8353 x28249


 Ursuline Hall 308

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

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


  • 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
    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.