Warren Miner-Williams

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Research Officer - Rehab & Occ Research

Phone: 09 921 9999 ext 6231

Email: warren.minerwilliams@aut.ac.nz

PhysicalAddress:
Auckland University of Technology
AUT North Shore Campus,
90 Akoranga Drive,
Northcote,
Auckland, 0627
New Zealand.

Qualifications

PhD
MEd
MRSNZ

Memberships and Affiliations

Member of the Royal Society of New Zealand

Biography

Invited Reviewer:
1.    Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry.
2.    Journal of Nutrition.
3.    International Journal of Dental Hygiene.

Research Areas

My research interests lie in a number of key areas;
•    nutritional physiology,
•    neurobiology, and
•    medical sociology. 

Research Summary

My PhD studies were centred on the reaction of the human gut to dietary protein. As a direct result of this research I was invited to write two review articles exploring the absorption of oligopeptides by the human gut and its link to inflammatory bowel disease. Both of these reviews were published in Nutrition Research Reviews and have been cited by other researchers in the field.

My second research interest has evolved from my work with the absorption of peptides, and resulted in an invitation to write a book chapter, the neurobiology of attachment. This work will be published in "Attachment and Development", and discusses the psychological mechanisms that influence physiological systems responsible for maintaining homeostasis.

My third research interest results from being asked to research the racial disparities in cardiovascular disease in New Zealand. This has resulted in a third review that explores the contributory factors of racial disparity and how this should be redressed by government, district health boards and general practice physicians.

Current Research Projects

•    Key Member of Active Ageing Research Centre
•    The neurobiology of attachment.
•    The racial disparities in cardiovascular disease in New Zealand

Publications

1.    Miner-Williams, W.; Moughan, P. J.; Intestinal barrier dysfunction – Implications for chronic inflammatory conditions of the bowel. Nutrition Research Reviews, 29, 40-59. Epub 2016.
2.    Miner-Williams, W.; Stevens B. R., Moughan, P. J.; Are intact peptides absorbed from the healthy gut in the adult human? Nutrition Research Reviews, 2015, 27(2), 308-329.
3.    Moughan, P. J., Miner-Williams, W. Determination of protein digestibility in the growing pig. In: Blachier F, editor. Nutritional and Physiological Functions of Amino Acids in Pigs. Vienna: Springer-Verlag, 2014.
4.    Oliver, M., Badland, H. M., Duncan, S., Wooller, L., Wright, R., Miner-Williams, W., Evaluating a shared spaces intervention. A case study of street users in Auckland, New Zealand. Auckland, New Zealand: Human Potential Centre, Auckland University of Technology.
5.    Miner-Williams, W.; Moughan, P. J.; Fuller, M. F. Endogenous components of digesta protein from the terminal ileum of humans fed a diet containing; casein, enzyme hydrolysed casein or synthetic amino acid mixture. European journal of clinical nutrition 2014, 68 (3) 363-369.
6.    Miner-Williams, W.; Moughan, P. J.; Fuller, M. F. Methods for Bacterial Protein Analysis - a Comparative Study. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 2013, 97 (5) 951-959.
7.    Miner-Williams, W.; Moughan, P. J.; Fuller, M. F. Analysis of an ethanol precipitate from the soluble fraction of ileal digesta: evaluation of a method for the determination of mucin. Scientific Reports 2013, (3) Article number 3145
8.    Miner-Williams, W.; Moughan, P. J.; Fuller, M. F. Endogenous components of digesta protein from the terminal ileum of humans fed a casein based diet. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2012, 96 (3) 508-515.
Book Chapters
1.    Miner-Williams, W The neurobiology of attachment. In Misca, G, and Scherman, R, editors. Attachment and development. London: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
2.    Moughan, P. J., Miner-Williams, W. Determination of protein digestibility in the growing pig. In: Blachier F, editor. Nutritional and Physiological Functions of Amino Acids in Pigs. Vienna: Springer-Verlag, 2014.

Research Officer

Phone: 09 921 9999 ext 6231Warren Miner-Williams Identity Photograph

Email: warren.minerwilliams@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:

Auckland University of Technology
AUT North Shore Campus,
90 Akoranga Drive,
Northcote,
Auckland, 0627
New Zealand.

Qualifications:

PhD (Massey)

MEd (Bristol)

MRSNZ

Memberships and Affiliations:

Member of the Royal Society of New Zealand

Biography:

Invited Reviewer:

  1. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry.
  2. Journal of Nutrition.
  3. International Journal of Dental Hygiene.

Research Areas:

My research interests lie in a number of key areas;

  1. Nutritional physiology,
  2. Neurobiology, and
  3. Medical sociology.

Research Summary:

My PhD studies were centred on the reaction of the human gut to dietary protein. As a direct result of this research I was invited to write two review articles exploring the absorption of oligopeptides by the human gut and its link to inflammatory bowel disease. Both of these reviews were published in Nutrition Research Reviews and have been cited by other researchers in the field.

My second research interest has evolved from my work with the absorption of peptides, and resulted in an invitation to write a book chapter, the neurobiology of attachment. This work will be published in "Attachment and Development", and discusses the psychological mechanisms that influence physiological systems responsible for maintaining homeostasis.

My third research interest results from being asked to research the racial disparities in cardiovascular disease in New Zealand. This has resulted in a third review that explores the contributory factors of racial disparity and how this should be redressed by government, district health boards and general practice physicians.

Current Research Projects:

  1. Key Member of Active Ageing Research Centre,
  2. The neurobiology of attachment.
  3. The racial disparities in cardiovascular disease in New Zealand

Publications:

Journal articles

  1. Miner-Williams, W.; Moughan, P. J.; Intestinal barrier dysfunction – Implications for chronic inflammatory conditions of the bowel. Nutrition Research Reviews, 29, 40-59. Epub 2016.
  2. Miner-Williams, W.; Stevens B. R., Moughan, P. J.; Are intact peptides absorbed from the healthy gut in the adult human? Nutrition Research Reviews, 2015, 27(2), 308-329.
  3. Moughan, P. J., Miner-Williams, W. Determination of protein digestibility in the growing pig. In: Blachier F, editor. Nutritional and Physiological Functions of Amino Acids in Pigs. Vienna: Springer-Verlag, 2014.
  4. Oliver, M., Badland, H. M., Duncan, S., Wooller, L., Wright, R., Miner-Williams, W., Evaluating a shared spaces intervention. A case study of street users in Auckland, New Zealand. Auckland, New Zealand: Human Potential Centre, Auckland University of Technology.
  5. Miner-Williams, W.; Moughan, P. J.; Fuller, M. F. Endogenous components of digesta protein from the terminal ileum of humans fed a diet containing; casein, enzyme hydrolysed casein or synthetic amino acid mixture. European journal of clinical nutrition 2014, 68 (3) 363-369.
  6. Miner-Williams, W.; Moughan, P. J.; Fuller, M. F. Methods for Bacterial Protein Analysis - a Comparative Study. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 2013, 97 (5) 951-959.
  7. Miner-Williams, W.; Moughan, P. J.; Fuller, M. F. Analysis of an ethanol precipitate from the soluble fraction of ileal digesta: evaluation of a method for the determination of mucin. Scientific Reports 2013, (3) Article number 3145
  8. Miner-Williams, W.; Moughan, P. J.; Fuller, M. F. Endogenous components of digesta protein from the terminal ileum of humans fed a casein based diet. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2012, 96 (3) 508-515.
  9. Miner-Williams, W.; Moughan, P. J.; Fuller, M. F. Methods for Mucin Analysis - a Comparative Study. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 2009, 57(14), 6029-6035.
  10. Miner-Williams, W.; Moughan, P. J.; Fuller, M. F. Endogenous components of digesta protein from the terminal ileum of pigs fed a casein based diet. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. 2009, 57(5), 2072-2078.
  11. Moughan, P. J.; Fuller, M. F.; Han, K. S.; Kies, A. K.; Miner-Williams, W. Food-derived bioactive peptides influence gut function. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 2007, 17, S5-S22.
  12. Miner-Williams, W. M. Surfactant Inhibition of Cholesterol Oxidase. Clinica Chimica Acta 1980, 101, 77-84.

Book Chapters

  1. Miner-Williams, W The neurobiology of attachment. In Misca, G, and Scherman, R, editors. Attachment and development. London: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
  2. Moughan, P. J., Miner-Williams, W. Determination of protein digestibility in the growing pig. In: Blachier F, editor. Nutritional and Physiological Functions of Amino Acids in Pigs. Vienna: Springer-Verlag, 2014.