Constantine Gasser

Senior Research Officer, Australian Institute of Family Studies

Dr Constantine Gasser is a Senior Research Officer in the Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies team at the Australian Institute of Family Studies. In 2019, he completed a PhD at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. This PhD focused on diet, obesity and socioeconomic status in children and adolescents, and included four peer-reviewed publications in leading international journals.

Constantine has presented at various forums, including LSAC’s Child Health CheckPoint retreats and the 2018 AIFS Conference, and was interviewed by Dr Norman Swan on ABC Radio National regarding his systematic review and meta-analysis that was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Outside of work, Constantine is actively involved in adjudicating secondary school debates for the Debaters Association of Victoria, enjoys cycling, and is a passionate Western Bulldogs supporter and member.

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Senior Research Officer, Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • 2018–2019
    Research Officer, Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • 2015–2016
    Research Assistant, Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Education

  • 2019 
    University of Melbourne , Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2015 
    University of Melbourne, Master of Science (Epidemiology) with Distinction
  • 2013 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Science

Publications

  • 2019
    British Journal of Nutrition, Gasser CE, Mensah FK, Clifford SA, Kerr JA, Cassim R, Wake M. Bidirectional associations between diet and body composition measures from 2 to 15 years: Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Br J Nutr. 2019 Jan;121(2):212-20. doi: 10.1017/S0007114518003173. Epub 2018 Oct 30.
  • 2018
    Public Health Nutrition, Kerr JA, Gillespie AN, Gasser CE, Mensah FK, Burgner D, Wake M. Childhood dietary trajectories and adolescent cardiovascular phenotypes: Australian community-based longitudinal study. Public Health Nutr. 2018 Oct;21(14):2642-53. doi: 10.1017/S1368980018001398. Epub 2018 Jun 27.
  • 2018
    Public Health Nutrition, Gasser CE, Mensah FK, Clifford SA, Kerr JA, Wake M. Parental health behavior predictors of childhood and adolescent dietary trajectories. Public Health Nutr. 2018 Jul;21(10):1874-85. doi: 10.1017/S1368980018000563. Epub 2018 Mar 21.
  • 2017
    Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Gasser CE, Mensah FK, Kerr JA, Wake M. Early life socioeconomic determinants of dietary score and pattern trajectories across six waves of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2017 Dec;71(12):1152-60. doi: 10.1136/jech-2017-209641. Epub 2017 Oct 9.
  • 2017
    Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Liu RS, Aiello AE, Mensah FK, Gasser CE, Rueb K, Cordell B, Juonala M, Wake M, Burgner DP. Socioeconomic status in childhood and C reactive protein in adulthood: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2017 Aug;71(8):817-26.
  • 2017
    British Journal of Nutrition , Gasser CE, Kerr JA, Mensah FK, Wake M. Stability and change in dietary scores and patterns across six waves of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Br J Nutr. 2017 Apr;117(8):1137-50.
  • 2016
    American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Gasser CE, Mensah FK, Russell M, Dunn SE, Wake M. Confectionery consumption and overweight, obesity, and related outcomes in children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016 May;103(5):1344-56.