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Prof Tim Green

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Affiliate Professor Discipline of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health, School of Medicine, The University of Adelaide


BSc, MSc, PhD


Tim Green joined the Healthy Mothers, Babies and Children theme in January 2016. Previously he was a Professor of Human Nutrition at the University of British Columbia and a Scientist at BC’s Child & Family Research Institute. Prior to that, Tim spent eight years as a lecturer in human nutrition at the University of Otago in NZ. Within the past five years, Tim has had funding from The Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Global Affairs Canada, International Development Research Council, Grand Challenges Canada, The Micronutrient Initiative, and Harvest Plus. 

His research focuses on micronutrients in pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, lactation, and early life (first 1000 days) with studies conducted in Canada, NZ, Asia and Africa. His group seeks to: identify micronutrient deficiencies through nutrition surveys; better define micronutrient requirements and pregnancy outcomes in these groups through RCTs; and develop sustainable strategies to improve micronutrient status.

Recent publications

Aviva I Rappaport, Kyly C Whitfield, Gwen E Chapman, Rickey Y Yada, Khin Meng Kheang, Jennie Louise, Alastair J Summerlee, Gavin R Armstrong, and Timothy J Green. Randomized controlled trial assessing the efficacy of a reusable fish-shaped iron ingot to increase haemoglobin concentration in anaemic, rural Cambodian women Am J Clin Nutr (in press)

Karakochuk CD, Barker MK, Whitfield KC, Barr SI, Vercauteren SM, Devlin AM, Hutcheon JA, Houghton LA, Prak S, Hou K, Chai TL, Stormer A, Ly S, Devenish R, Oberkanins C, Pühringer H, Harding KB, De-Regil LM, Kraemer K, Green TJ. The effect of oral iron with or without multiple micronutrients on hemoglobin concentration and hemoglobin response among nonpregnant Cambodian women of reproductive age: a 2 x 2 factorial, double-blind, randomized controlled supplementation trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 May 10. pii: ajcn140996. doi:10.3945/ajcn.116.140996. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28490515.

Karakochuk CD, Rappaport AI, Barr SI, Green TJ. Mean hemoglobin concentrations in fasting venous and non-fasting capillary blood of Cambodian women using a hemoglobinometer and an automated hematology analyzer. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2017 Apr 17. pii: /j/cclm.ahead-of-print/cclm-2017-0118/cclm-2017-0118.xml. doi: 10.1515/cclm-2017-0118. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28412720.

Jeruszka-Bielak M, Isman C, Schroder TH, Li W, Green TJ, Lamers Y. South Asian Ethnicity Is Related to the Highest Risk of Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Pregnant Canadian Women. Nutrients. 2017 Mar 23;9(4). pii: E317. doi: 10.3390/nu9040317. PubMed PMID: 28333089; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5409656.

Janmohamed A, Karakochuk CD, McLean J, Green TJ. Improved Sanitation Facilities are Associated with Higher Body Mass Index and Higher Hemoglobin Concentration Among Rural Cambodian Women in the First Trimester of Pregnancy. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Nov 2;95(5):1211-1215. Epub 2016 Aug 22. PubMed PMID:27549631; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5094240.

Whitfield KC, Karakochuk CD, Kroeun H, Hampel D, Sokhoing L, Chan BB, Borath M, Sophonneary P, McLean J, Talukder A, Lynd LD, Li-Chan EC, Kitts DD, Allen LH, Green TJ. Perinatal Consumption of Thiamine-Fortified Fish Sauce in Rural Cambodia: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Oct 3;170(10):e162065. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.2065. Epub 2016 Oct 3. PubMed PMID: 27532780.

Whitfield KC, Karakochuk CD, Kroeun H, Sokhoing L, Chan BB, Borath M, Sophonneary P, Moore K, Tong JK, McLean J, Talukder A, Lynd LD, Li-Chan EC, Kitts DD, Green TJ. Household Consumption of Thiamin-Fortified Fish Sauce Increases Erythrocyte Thiamin Concentrations among Rural Cambodian Women and Their Children Younger Than 5 Years of Age: A Randomized Controlled Efficacy Trial. J Pediatr. 2017 Feb;181:242-247.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.10.066. Epub 2016 Dec 7. PubMed PMID: 27939124.

Whitfield KC, Wozniak R, Pradinuk M, Karakochuk CD, Anabwani G, Daly Z, MacLeod SM, Larson CP, Green TJ. Anthropometric measures are simple and accurate paediatric weight-prediction proxies in resource-poor settings with a high HIV prevalence. Arch Dis Child. 2017 Jan;102(1):10-16. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2015-309645. Epub 2016 Apr 12. PubMed PMID: 27073160.

Harvey-Leeson S, Karakochuk CD, Hawes M, Tugirimana PL, Bahizire E, Akilimali, PZ, Michaux KD, Lynd LD, Whitfield KC, Moursi M, Boy E, Foley J, McLean J, Houghton LA, Gibson RS, Green TJ. Anemia and micronutrient status of women of childbearing age and children 6-59 months in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Nutrients. 2016 17:8.

Janmohamed A, Karakochuk CD, Boungnasiri S, Chapman GE, Janssen PA, Brant R, Green TJ, McLean J. Prenatal supplementation with Corn Soya Blend Plus reduces the risk of maternal anemia in late gestation and lowers the rate of preterm birth but does not significantly improve maternal weight gain and birth anthropometric measurements in rural Cambodian women: a randomized trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016 103: 559-66.

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