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.
Senior Research Officer, Australian Institute of Family Studies
Research Officer, Australian Institute of Family Studies
Research Assistant, Murdoch Children's Research Institute
University of Melbourne , Doctor of Philosophy
University of Melbourne, Master of Science (Epidemiology) with Distinction
University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Science
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.