Assembling the puzzle of functional gut disorders and defining Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Our research focus
Professor Nicole Roy
Nicole Roy is the Principal Scientist and Science Team Leader of Food Nutrition and Health for AgResearch and is based in Palmerston North. Her research interest is in how nutrition and food components can modify inter-organ nutrient partitioning. Nicole is also an adjunct associate professor and senior lecturer at the Riddet Institute.
Dr Matthew Barnett
Matthew is the lead for the research project a2 Milk for gut comfort, jointly funded by High-Value Nutrition and the a2 Milk Company. He has held a range of roles at AgResearch Ltd, including research associate and research scientist. Matthew is involved in a range of projects investigating the importance of nutrition for health throughout life.
a2 Milk for digestive health
Dr Matthew Barnett, Senior Research Scientist at AgResearch Ltd, and Dr Andrew Clarke, Chief Scientific Officer at a2 Milk, are working on a project to research whether milk from a2 cows prevents intestinal inflammation, and are therefore suitable for people who don’t consume milk due to intolerance symptoms.
Digestive Health highlights
As barbeque season gets into full swing, New Zealand researchers are investigating whether certain kinds of red meat could actually protect against heart disease. Researchers have recruited men aged 35-55 willing to eat free meat three times a week for eight weeks in...
The High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge has secured $53.2m funding to continue its mission-led programme of innovative research into the health and wellbeing attributes of New Zealand produced foods for our major export markets for a further five years....
Plant and Food Research and High Value Nutrition National Science Challenge are hosting an interactive workshop to deliver the consumer insights gained from the latest research trip to Chinese, where our researchers spoke with consumers living with immune health...