(See all users)
Contributions by role
Contributions by subject area
José G B Derraik
Dr José Derraik is a Senior Research Fellow at the Liggins Institute (University of Auckland) in New Zealand. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at A Better Start National Science Challenge (a large multi-institutional project in New Zealand). Dr Derraik also holds honorary appointments as a researcher at Uppsala University (Uppsala, Sweden) and as an Honorary Associate Professor at the Children's Hospital at Zhejiang University School of Medicine (Hangzhou, China).
Dr Derraik has been involved in numerous randomised clinical trials and cross-sectional studies, which focused in particular on addressing the growing problem of obesity and non-communicable diseases. Currently, his research focuses primarily on the long-term effects of early life events (such as preterm birth) in childhood and adulthood. Dr Derraik's research also aims to understand, predict, and prevent childhood obesity and the associated comorbidities. In these areas, Dr Derraik leads international collaborations with colleagues in Sweden, China, and Thailand.
Dr Derraik has a PhD in Public Health and has previously worked as a Senior Advisor to the New Zealand government, providing expert advice on potential biosecurity threats to human health in that country.
He has an extensive research portfolio with 165 peer-reviewed publications, having also contributed to more than 70 international journals as an invited reviewer.