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Dr. Colleen O'Connor

Dr. Colleen O'ConnorColleen Gobert

Division of Food and Nutritional Sciences
Office: MRW Rm 151
Email: cgobert@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

  • Prevention and nutritional management of type 2 diabetes
  • Management of type 2 diabetes in the elderly
  • Role of natural health products in diabetes management
  • Determinants of obesity among children
  • Assessment of nutritional status after stroke

Teaching

  • FN 1021 Nutrition for Modern Living
  • FN 2232 Principles of Food Science
  • FN 2242A/B Nutrition Throughout the Human Life Cycle
  • FN 3353A/B Clinical Nutrition I
  • FN 4453A Clinical Nutrition II
  • FN 9711B Nutritional Epidemiology
  • FN 9111A Current Issues & Controversies in Foods & Nutrition

Professional Memberships

  • Canadian Nutrition Society
  • College of Dietitians of Ontario
  • Dietitians of Canada
  • Canadian Diabetes Association, Clinical and Scientific Section

Committiees

  • London Community Resource Centre Board of Directors

Representative Publications

  • 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.