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Dr Alexis Hure

Senior Lecturer

School of Medicine and Public Health

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise

  • Fetal growth
  • Breastfeeding
  • Child nutrition
  • Nutrition during pregnancy
  • Diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity
  • Developmental origins of health and disease
  • Methyl metabolism and epigenetic programming

Qualifications

  • PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
  • Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Obesity
  • Pregnancy & Early Childhood Growth and Nutrion

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
110399Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified50
111199Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2015 - 30/06/2017Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
28/02/2011 - 24/07/2011Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia
18/12/2010 - 19/12/2010Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia
22/09/2009 - 18/12/2009Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia
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Publications

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Chapter (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Collins C, Hure A, Burrows T, Patterson A, 'Diet Quality and Its Potential Cost Savings', Diet Quality: An Evidenced-based Approach Volume 1, Humana Press, New York 41-49 (2013) [B1]
DOI10.1007/978-1-4614-7339-8_4
Co-authorsClare Collins, Tracy Burrows, Amanda Patterson
2012Hure AJ, Wright IM, 'Obesity in pregnancy: Implications for foetal and postnatal growth', Handbook of Growth and Growth Monitoring in Health and Disease, Springer, New York 221-234 (2012) [B1]
Co-authorsIan Wright

Journal article (34 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Hure AJ, Chojenta CL, Powers JR, Byles JE, Loxton D, 'Validity and Reliability of Stillbirth Data Using Linked Self-Reported and Administrative Datasets', JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, 25 30-37 (2015)
DOI10.2188/jea.JE20140032Author URL
Co-authorsDeborah Loxton, Jenny Powers, Catherine Chojenta, Julie Byles
2015Martin J, MacDonald-Wicks L, Hure A, Smith R, Collins CE, Collins CE, 'Reducing postpartum weight retention and improving breastfeeding outcomes in overweight women: A pilot randomised controlled trial', Nutrients, 7 1465-1479 (2015)

Overweight and obesity is prevalent among women of reproductive age (42% BMI > 25 kg/m2) and parity is associated with risk of weight gain. Weight gain greater than that recommended by the Institute of Medicine (IOM)is also associated with lower rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration in women. The aim of this pilot randomised controlled trial is to examine the feasibility of recruiting and maintaining a cohort of pregnant women with the view of reducing postpartum weight retention and improving breastfeeding outcomes. Women (BMI of 25¿35 kg/m2 (n = 36)) were recruited from the John Hunter Hospital antenatal clinic in New South Wales, Australia. Participants were stratified by BMI and randomised to one of three groups with follow-up to six months postpartum. Women received a dietary intervention with or without breastfeeding support from a lactation consultant, or were assigned to a wait-list control group where the dietary intervention was issued at three months postpartum. Feasibility and acceptability was assessed by participation rates and questionnaire. Analysis of variance and covariance was conducted to determine any differences between groups. Sixty-nine per cent of the participants were still enrolled at six months postpartum. This pilot demonstrated some difficulties in recruiting women from antenatal clinics and retaining them in the trial. Although underpowered; the results on weight; biomarkers and breastfeeding outcomes indicated improved metabolic health.

DOI10.3390/nu7031464
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Clare Collins, Lesley Wicks
2015Blumfield ML, Nowson C, Hure AJ, Smith R, Simpson SJ, Raubenheimer D, et al., 'Lower Protein-to-Carbohydrate Ratio in Maternal Diet is Associated with Higher Childhood Systolic Blood Pressure up to Age Four Years.', Nutrients, 7 3078-3093 (2015)
DOI10.3390/nu7053078Author URL
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Lesley Wicks, Clare Collins
2014Vashum KP, McEvoy M, Milton AH, McElduff P, Hure A, Byles J, Attia J, 'Dietary zinc is associated with a lower incidence of depression: findings from two Australian cohorts.', J Affect Disord, 166 249-257 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.jad.2014.05.016Author URL
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsMilton Hasnat, John Attia, Julie Byles
2014Lai JS, Attia JR, McEvoy M, Hure AJ, 'Biochemical Validation of the Older Australian¿s Food Frequency Questionnaire Using Carotenoids and Vitamin E', Nutrients, 6 4906-4917 (2014)
DOI10.3390/nu6114906
Co-authorsJohn Attia
2014Anderson AE, Hure AJ, Forder PM, Powers J, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Loxton DJ, 'Risky drinking patterns are being continued into pregnancy: a prospective cohort study.', PLoS One, 9 e86171 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0086171Author URL
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsPeta Forder, Amy Anderson, Deborah Loxton, Jenny Powers, F Kaylambkin
2014Lai JS, Hiles S, Bisquera A, Hure AJ, McEvoy M, Attia J, 'A systematic review and meta-analysis of dietary patterns and depression in community-dwelling adults', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION, 99 181-197 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.3945/ajcn.113.069880Author URL
CitationsScopus - 22Web of Science - 23
Co-authorsJohn Attia
2014Potter JL, Collins CE, Brown LJ, Hure AJ, 'Diet quality of Australian breast cancer survivors: A cross-sectional analysis from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health', Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 27 569-576 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1111/jhn.12198
Co-authorsLeanne Brown, Clare Collins
2014Cardoso MA, Hure AJ, 'Nutrition in the first 500 days of life', Public Health Nutrition, 17 1907-1908 (2014) [C3]
DOI10.1017/S1368980014001530
2014Martin JE, Hure AJ, Macdonald-Wicks L, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Predictors of post-partum weight retention in a prospective longitudinal study', Maternal and Child Nutrition, 10 496-509 (2014)
DOI10.1111/j.1740-8709.2012.00437.x
Co-authorsLesley Wicks, Roger Smith, Clare Collins
2014Martin JE, Hure AJ, Macdonald-Wicks L, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Predictors of post-partum weight retention in a prospective longitudinal study', Maternal and Child Nutrition, 10 496-509 (2014) [C1]

Post-partum weight retention (WR) occurs in 60-80% of women with some retaining =10kg with contributing factors reported as pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI), gestational weight gain (GWG) and breastfeeding. A longitudinal study of pregnancy, with 12-month post-partum follow-up was conducted to determine factors associated with WR. Pregnant women (n=152) were recruited from the John Hunter Hospital antenatal clinic in New South Wales, Australia. Pre-pregnancy weight was self-reported; weight was measured four times during pregnancy (for GWG) and in the first 12 months post-partum. Infant feeding data were obtained via questionnaires. Breastfeeding was categorised as exclusive, predominant, complementary or not breastfeeding. Linear mixed models tested the predictors of WR, with and without adjustment for potential confounders. Compared with pre-pregnancy weight, 68% of women retained weight at 12 months, median (interquartile range) [4.5kg (2.1-8.9)]. After adjustment, GWG was positively associated with WR (P<0.01), but pre-pregnancy weight did not predict WR. For each additional week of any breastfeeding, 0.04kg less weight was retained. Compared with women who retained weight, those women who did retain had higher rates of exclusive breastfeeding at three months (P<0.05), but the number of weeks of exclusive breastfeeding failed to predict WR for all women. WR following childbirth is common and associated with GWG, while the number of weeks of 'any' breastfeeding contributed to post-partum weight loss. Whether these factors are modifiable strategies to optimise the weight status of women at this life stage requires further research.

DOI10.1111/j.1740-8709.2012.00437.x
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsClare Collins, Roger Smith, Lesley Wicks
2014Fealy S, Hure A, Browne G, Prince C, 'Developing a clinical care pathway for obese pregnant women: A quality improvement project', Women and Birth, 27 e67-e71 (2014) [C1]

Problem: Obesity in pregnancy is associated with an increased incidence of maternal and foetal morbidity and mortality, from conditions like preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, preterm birth and stillbirth. Between 20% and 25% of pregnant women in Australia are presenting to their first antenatal appointment with a body mass index (BMI) =30kg/m2, defined as obesity in pregnancy. These figures are concerning for midwifery and obstetric staff directly involved in the clinical care of these women and their families. In the absence of national or state clinical practice guidelines for managing the risks for obese pregnant women, a local quality improvement project was conducted. Aim: To plan, implement, and evaluate the impact of an alternative clinical care pathway for pregnant women with a BMI=35kg/m2 at their first antenatal visit. Project setting: The project was undertaken in the antenatal clinic of a rural referral hospital in NSW, Australia. Subjects: Eighty-two women with a BMI=35kg/m2 were eligible for the alternative care pathway, offered between January and December 2010. Intervention: The alternative care pathway included the following options, in addition to usual care: written information on obesity in pregnancy, referral to a dietitian, early plus repeat screening for gestational diabetes, liver and renal function pathology tests, serial self-weighing, serial foetal growth ultrasounds, and a pre-labour anaesthetic consultation. Findings: Despite being educated on the risk associated with obesity in pregnancy, women did not take up the offers of dietetic support or self-weighing at each antenatal visit. Ultrasounds were well received and most women underwent gestational diabetes screening.

DOI10.1016/j.wombi.2014.09.001
Co-authorsGraeme Browne
2014Gresham E, Byles JE, Bisquera A, Hure AJ, 'Effects of dietary interventions on neonatal and infant outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION, 100 1298-1321 (2014)
Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsJulie Byles
2014Hure A, Gresham E, Lai J, Anderson A, Martin J, Fealy S, Blumfield M, 'Nutrition in pregnancy: The balancing act', International Journal of Birth and Parent Education, 1 7-12 (2014) [C2]
Co-authorsAmy Anderson
2014Lai JS, Attia JR, McEvoy M, Hure AJ, 'Biochemical Validation of the Older Australian¿s Food Frequency Questionnaire Using Carotenoids and Vitamin E', Nutrients, 6 4906-4917 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.3390/nu6114906
Co-authorsJohn Attia
2014Gresham E, Byles JE, Bisquera A, Hure AJ, 'Effects of dietary interventions on neonatal and infant outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.', Am J Clin Nutr, 100 1298-1321 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.3945/ajcn.113.080655Author URL
CitationsScopus - 2
Co-authorsJulie Byles
2014Anderson AE, Hure AJ, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Loxton DJ, 'Women's perceptions of information about alcohol use during pregnancy: a qualitative study.', BMC Public Health, 14 1048 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1471-2458-14-1048Author URL
Co-authorsF Kaylambkin, Amy Anderson, Deborah Loxton
2014Ashman AM, Collins CE, Hure AJ, Jensen M, Oldmeadow C, 'Maternal diet during early childhood, but not pregnancy, predicts diet quality and fruit and vegetable acceptance in offspring', Maternal and Child Nutrition, (2014)

Studies have identified prenatal flavour exposure as a determinant of taste preferences in infants; however, these studies have focused on relatively small samples and limited flavours. As many parents struggle with getting children to accept a variety of nutritious foods, a study of the factors influencing food acceptance is warranted. The objective of this study was to determine whether exposure to a wider variety of fruit and vegetables and overall higher diet quality in utero results in acceptance of a greater variety of these foods and better diet quality for offspring during childhood. This study is a secondary data analysis of pregnant women (n=52) and their resulting offspring recruited for the Women and Their Children's Health study in NSW, Australia. Dietary intake of mothers and children was measured using food frequency questionnaires. Diet quality and vegetable and fruit variety were calculated using the Australian Recommended Food Score and the Australian Child and Adolescent Recommended Food Score. Associations between maternal and child diet quality and variety were assessed using Pearson's correlations and the total effect of in utero maternal pregnancy diet on childhood diet was decomposed into direct and indirect effect using mediation analysis. Maternal pregnancy and post-natal diet were both correlated with child diet for overall diet quality and fruit and vegetable variety (P<0.001). Mediation analyses showed that the indirect effect of maternal pregnancy diet on child diet was mediated through maternal post-natal diet, particularly for fruit (P=0.045) and vegetables (P=0.055). Nutrition intervention should therefore be aimed at improving diet quality and variety in mothers with young children, in order to subsequently improve eating habits of offspring.

DOI10.1111/mcn.12151
Co-authorsChristopher Oldmeadow, Clare Collins
2013Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, Macdonald-Wicks L, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Micronutrient intakes during pregnancy in developed countries: systematic review and meta-analysis', NUTRITION REVIEWS, 71 118-132 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1111/nure.12003Author URL
CitationsScopus - 15Web of Science - 14
Co-authorsLesley Wicks, Roger Smith, Clare Collins
2013Anderson AE, Hure AJ, Forder P, Powers JR, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Loxton DJ, 'Predictors of antenatal alcohol use among Australian women: A prospective cohort study', BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 1366-1374 (2013) [C1]

Objective To identify predictors of antenatal alcohol consumption among women who usually consume alcohol. Design Prospective cohort study. Setting Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH). Population or Sample A total of 1969 women sampled from the ALSWH 1973-78 cohort. Methods Women were included if they were pregnant in 2000, 2003, 2006 or 2009. The relationship between antenatal alcohol consumption and sociodemographics, reproductive health, mental health, physical health, health behaviours, alcohol guidelines and healthcare factors was investigated using a multivariate logistic regression model. Main outcome measures Alcohol use during pregnancy. Results Most (82.0%) women continued to drink alcohol during pregnancy. Women were more likely to drink alcohol during pregnancy if they had consumed alcohol on a weekly basis before pregnancy (odds ratio [OR] 1.47; 95% confidence interval [95% CI] 1.13-1.90), binge drank before pregnancy (OR 2.28; 95% CI 1.76-2.94), or if they were pregnant while alcohol guidelines recommended low alcohol versus abstinence (OR 1.60; 95% CI 1.26-2.03). Drinking during pregnancy was less likely if women had a Health Care Card (OR 0.63; 95% CI 0.45-0.88) or if they had ever had fertility problems (OR 0.64; 95% CI 0.48-0.86). Conclusions Most Australian women who drank alcohol continued to do so during pregnancy. Prepregnancy alcohol consumption was one of the main predictors of antenatal alcohol use. Alcohol guidelines, fertility problems and Health Care Card status also impacted antenatal alcohol consumption. © 2013 RCOG.

DOI10.1111/1471-0528.12356
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsJenny Powers, Peta Forder, Deborah Loxton, F Kaylambkin, Amy Anderson
2013Hure AJ, Powers JR, Chojenta CL, Byles JE, Loxton D, 'Poor Adherence to National and International Breastfeeding Duration Targets in an Australian Longitudinal Cohort', PLOS ONE, 8 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0054409Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsJenny Powers, Deborah Loxton, Julie Byles, Catherine Chojenta
2012Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Smith R, Simpson SJ, Giles WB, et al., 'Dietary balance during pregnancy is associated with fetal adiposity and fat distribution', American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 96 1032-1041 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 10
Co-authorsLesley Wicks, Roger Smith, Clare Collins
2012Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Systematic review and meta-analysis of energy and macronutrient intakes during pregnancy in developed countries', Nutrition Reviews, 70 322-336 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 15Web of Science - 13
Co-authorsLesley Wicks, Roger Smith, Clare Collins
2012Hure AJ, Collins CE, Giles WB, Wright IM, Smith R, 'Protocol for the Women and Their Children's Health (WATCH) Study: A cohort of pregnancy and beyond', Journal of Epidemiology, 22 267-275 (2012) [C3]
DOI10.2188/jea.JE20110079
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsIan Wright, Roger Smith, Clare Collins
2012Hure AJ, Collins CE, Smith R, 'A longitudinal study of maternal folate and vitamin B12 status in pregnancy and postpartum, with the same infant markers at 6 months of age', Maternal and Child Health Journal, 16 792-801 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsClare Collins, Roger Smith
2012Hure AJ, Collins CE, Giles WB, Paul JW, Smith R, 'Greater maternal weight gain during pregnancy predicts a large but lean fetal phenotype: A prospective cohort study', Maternal and Child Health Journal, 16 1374-1384 (2012) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s10995-011-0904-8
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Clare Collins
2012Pezdirc KB, Hure AJ, Blumfield ML, Collins CE, 'Listeria monocytogenes and diet during pregnancy; balancing nutrient intake adequacy v. adverse pregnancy outcomes', Public Health Nutrition, 15 2202-2209 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsClare Collins
2012Anderson AE, Hure AJ, Powers JR, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Loxton DJ, 'Determinants of pregnant women's compliance with alcohol guidelines: A prospective cohort study', BMC Public Health, 12 1-10 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsDeborah Loxton, F Kaylambkin, Jenny Powers, Amy Anderson
2012Hure AJ, Powers JR, Mishra GD, Herbert DL, Byles JE, Loxton DJ, 'Miscarriage, preterm delivery, and stillbirth: Large variations in rates within a cohort of Australian women', PLOS One, 7 1-8 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsJenny Powers, Julie Byles, Deborah Loxton
2012Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Smith R, Simpson S, Raubenheimer D, Collins CE, 'The association between the macronutrient content of maternal diet and the adequacy of micronutrients during pregnancy in the Women and Their Children's Health (WATCH) Study', Nutrients, 4 1958-1976 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsLesley Wicks, Roger Smith, Clare Collins
2011Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Patterson AJ, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Disparities exist between National Food Group Recommendations and the dietary intakes of women', BMC Women's Health, 11 37 (2011) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 10
Co-authorsAmanda Patterson, Clare Collins, Roger Smith, Lesley Wicks
2011Paul JW, Maiti K, Read MA, Hure AJ, Smith JI, Chan EC, Smith R, 'Phasic phosphorylation of caldesmon and ERK 1/2 during contractions in human myometrium', PLoS ONE, 6 1-7 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0021542
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsRoger Smith
2009Hure AJ, Young AF, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Diet and pregnancy status in Australian women', Public Health Nutrition, 12 853-861 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1017/s1368980008003212
CitationsScopus - 35Web of Science - 24
Co-authorsAnne Young, Roger Smith, Clare Collins
2008Hure AJ, Smith R, Collins CE, 'A recruiting failure turned success', BMC Health Services Research, 8 1-6 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1472-6963-8-64
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 10
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Clare Collins
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Conference (36 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Potter J, Collins CE, Brown L, Hure A, 'Diet quality of Australian breast cancer survivors: A cross-sectional analysis from the Australian longitudinal study on women¿s health', Nutrition and Dietetics, Brisbane, Australia (2014) [E3]
Co-authorsLeanne Brown, Clare Collins
2014Chai LK, MacDonald-Wicks L, Hure AJ, Burrows T, Collins C, 'Disparities exist between the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating and the dietary patterns of Australian pre-schoolers', ISBNPA 2014 Abstract Book, San Diego, USA (2014) [E3]
Co-authorsClare Collins, Tracy Burrows, Lesley Wicks
2014Lai J, Hure A, McEvoy M, Byles J, Attia J, 'Diet Quality And Depressive Symptoms In Mid-age Australian Women: Results From Preliminary Analysis', International Society for Affective Disorders Oral Abstract Book, Berlin, Germany (2014) [E3]
Co-authorsJohn Attia, Julie Byles
2013Lai JS, Hiles S, Hure AJ, McEvoy M, Attia J, 'SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS OF DIETARY PATTERNS AND DEPRESSION: OBSERVATIONAL STUDIES', ANNALS OF NUTRITION AND METABOLISM (2013) [E3]
Author URL
Co-authorsJohn Attia
2013Gresham E, Bisquera A, Hure A, Byles J, 'A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS OF DIETARY INTERVENTION DURING PREGNANCY ON MATERNAL HYPERTENSIVE DISORDERS AND PRETERM DELIVERY', ANNALS OF NUTRITION AND METABOLISM (2013) [E3]
Author URL
Co-authorsJulie Byles
2012Baines SK, Hutchesson MJ, Palmer MA, Hure AJ, Burrows TL, MacDonald-Wicks LK, et al., 'Systematic review updating the evidence of the effect of low GI/GL diets in the treatment of overweight and obesity in adults', Nutrition & Dietetics: Special Issue: Dietitians Association of Australia 16th International Congress of Dietetics, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsLesley Wicks, Lauren Williams, Clare Collins, Melinda Hutchesson, Tracy Burrows, Surinder Baines
2012Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Foetal abdominal fat area is predicted by the protein-to-carbohydrate ratio of maternal diet during pregnancy', Nutrition & Dietetics: Special Issue: Dietitians Association of Australia 16th International Congress of Dietetics, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsLesley Wicks, Roger Smith, Clare Collins
2012Gresham E, Byles JE, Loxton DJ, Hure AJ, 'Poorer diet quality predicts hypertension in pregnancy', Nutrition & Dietetics: Special Issue: Dietitians Association of Australia 16th International Congress of Dietetics, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsDeborah Loxton, Julie Byles
2012MacDonald-Wicks LK, Hutchesson MJ, Palmer MA, Williams LT, Hure AJ, Burrows TL, et al., 'Systematic review updating the evidence of the effect of omega 3 fatty acids in the treatment of overweight and obesity in adults', Nutrition & Dietetics: Special Issue: Dietitians Association of Australia 16th International Congress of Dietetics, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsClare Collins, Melinda Hutchesson, Tracy Burrows, Surinder Baines, Lauren Williams, Lesley Wicks
2012Martin JE, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Bouncing back to your pre-baby body: A RCT to reduce postpartum weight gain', Nutrition & Dietetics: Special Issue: Dietitians Association of Australia 16th International Congress of Dietetics, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Lesley Wicks, Clare Collins
2012Hutchesson MJ, Palmer MA, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Williams LT, Burrows TL, Hure AJ, et al., 'Are best practice guidelines enough? A survey of dietitians to inform the revision of the Best Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults', Nutrition & Dietetics: Special Issue: Dietitians Association of Australia 16th International Congress of Dietetics, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsLesley Wicks, Surinder Baines, Tracy Burrows, Melinda Hutchesson, Clare Collins, Lauren Williams
2011Hure AJ, Collins CE, Giles WB, Paul JW, Smith R, 'A large but lean fetal phenotype is associated with greater maternal weight gain during pregnancy', Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, Adelaide (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Clare Collins
2011Paul JW, Maiti K, Read MA, Hure AJ, Smith JI, Chan EC, Smith R, 'Studying laboring myometrium misses phosphorylation changes associated with contraction', Reproductive Sciences, Miami Beach (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsRoger Smith
2011Hure AJ, Collins CE, Martin JE, Smith R, 'Breastfeeding and metabolic risk reduction at the time of lactation: The Women and Their Children's Health (WATCH) Cohort', Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, Portland, Oregon (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Clare Collins
2011Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Energy and macronutrient intakes during pregnancy over the last 50 years', 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) eProceedings, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Clare Collins, Lesley Wicks
2011Hure AJ, Lorien S, Griffis D, Wright IM, 'Potential for high magnesium intakes from infant formula made up using bottled water', PSANZ 2011 15th Annual Congress: Poster Abstracts, Hobart, TAS (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsIan Wright
2011Martin JE, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Smith R, Smith JI, Collins CE, 'Pre-pregnancy BMI and pregnancy weight gain predict post-partum weight retention', Nutrition and Dietetics: Dietitians Association of Australia 29th National Conference Oral Program, Adelaide (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsClare Collins, Roger Smith, Lesley Wicks
2011Pezdirc K, Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, Collins CE, 'Avoiding consumption of potential food sources of listeria monocytogenes is associated with poor nutrients in takes in women of child bearing age', Nutrition and Dietetics: Dietitians Association of Australia 29th National Conference Poster Abstracts, Adelaide (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsClare Collins
2010Martin J, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Relationship between pregnancy weight status and breastfeeding patterns', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsLesley Wicks, Roger Smith, Clare Collins
2010Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Patterson AJ, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Dietary intakes of Australian women prior to conception', Nutrition & Dietetics, Melbourne (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsClare Collins, Lesley Wicks, Roger Smith, Amanda Patterson
2010Hure AJ, Wright IM, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Evidence-based best-practice guidelines for nutritional supplementation in pregnancy', Nutrition & Dietetics, Melbourne (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsClare Collins, Ian Wright, Roger Smith
2010Fletcher K, Hure AJ, Collins CE, Smith R, 'Infant feeding patterns within the Watch Study', Nutrition & Dietetics, Melbourne (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Clare Collins
2009Hure AJ, Collins CE, Smith R, 'Maternal pregnancy folate predicts homocysteine in the six month old infant', Reproductive Sciences, Glasgow, Scotland (2009) [E3]
DOI10.1177/193371912009163s167
Co-authorsClare Collins, Roger Smith
2009Hure AJ, Collins CE, Smith R, 'Maternal weight change in pregnancy predicts fetal size but not adiposity', Reproductive Sciences, Glasgow, Scotland (2009) [E3]
DOI10.1177/193371912009163s167
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Clare Collins
2009Hure AJ, Collins CE, Smith R, 'Vitamin B12, folate and homocysteine in the six month old infant', Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, Santiago, Chile (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsClare Collins, Roger Smith
2009Hure AJ, Wright IM, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Nutrient supplementation in pregnancy: Development of evidence-based best-practice guidelines', Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, Santiago, Chile (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsIan Wright, Roger Smith, Clare Collins
2009Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Patterson AJ, Smith R, Collins CE, 'The food choices of Australian women during pregnancy', Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Amanda Patterson, Clare Collins, Lesley Wicks
2009Gresham E, Hure AJ, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Maternal macronutrient and micronutrient profiles in pregnancy and postpartum', Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Clare Collins
2009Hure AJ, Wright IM, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Nutrient supplementation in pregnancy: Development of evidence-based best-practice guidelines', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Darwin, NT (2009) [E3]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-1754.2009.01475.x
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Ian Wright, Clare Collins
2008Hure AJ, Collins CE, Smith R, 'Maternal and infant vitamin B12, folate and homocysteine in pregnancy and postpartum', Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Adelaide, SA (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Clare Collins
2008Hure AJ, Giles WB, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Maternal weight change in pregnancy predicts fetal size but not adiposity', Proceedings of the Australian Health and Medical Research Congress 2008, Brisbane, QLD (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsClare Collins, Roger Smith
2007Hure AJ, Young AF, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Is diet quality higher during pregnancy?', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Melbourne (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsAnne Young, Roger Smith, Clare Collins
2007Hure AJ, Smith R, Giles WB, Somerset DA, Collins CE, 'Fetal fatness is not associated with maternal adiposity in pregnancy', Early Human Development, Perth, W.A. (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Clare Collins
2006Hure AJ, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Energy intake versus expenditure in breastfed infants: Aren't we missing something?', Nutrition & Dietetics, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Center-Sydney (2006) [E3]
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Clare Collins
2006Hure AJ, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Methodological barriers to studying the predictive adaptive response in humans', Obesity Reviews, Sydney (2006) [E3]
Co-authorsClare Collins, Roger Smith
2006Hure AJ, Young AF, Smith R, Collins CE, 'A comparison of diet quality in young Australian women according to pregnancy status', Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Sydney (2006) [E3]
Co-authorsClare Collins, Roger Smith, Anne Young
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Other (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Smith R, Simpson SJ, Giles WB, et al., 'Dietary balance during pregnancy is associated with fetal adiposity and fat distribution', ( pp.103-104): S. Karger AG (2014) [O1]
DOI10.1159/000356110
Co-authorsClare Collins, Roger Smith, Lesley Wicks

Report (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Collins CE, Hutchesson MJ, Palmer MA, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Williams LT, Baines SK, et al., 'DAA Best Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults; Report to inform the 2011 revision of the 2005 guidelines', Dieticians Association of Australia, 173 (2012) [R1]
Co-authorsLauren Williams, Lesley Wicks, Tracy Burrows, Melinda Hutchesson, Clare Collins, Surinder Baines
2012Dobson A, Byles JE, Brown W, Mishra G, Loxton DJ, Hockey R, et al., 'Adherence to health guidelines: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health', Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, 90 (2012) [R1]
Co-authorsJulie Byles, Amy Anderson, Catherine Chojenta, Deborah Loxton, Jenny Powers
2011Probst Y, Ralston R, Riley M, Sutherland RL, Truby H, Walker K, et al., 'A review of the evidence to address targeted questions to inform the revision of the Australian Dietary Guidelines', National Health and Medical Research Council, 1078 (2011) [R1]
Co-authorsClare Collins, Lauren Williams, Lesley Wicks, Amanda Patterson, Surinder Baines, Tracy Burrows, Melinda Hutchesson
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants14
Total funding$2,407,510

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20143 grants / $2,208,554

Does pneumococcal vaccination protect against cardiovascular disease? $1,815,627

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor John Attia, Professor Catherine D'Este, Dr Walter Abhayaratna, Professor Andrew Tonkin, Conjoint Professor Chris Levi, Conjoint Professor David Durrheim, Professor Joseph Hung, Mr Mark McEvoy, Doctor Alexis Hure
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1300127
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Reducing unnecessary ordering of pathology tests in hospitalised patients$372,927

Funding body: HCF Health and Medical Research Foundation

Funding bodyHCF Health and Medical Research Foundation
Project TeamProfessor John Attia, Conjoint Professor Christopher Doran, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Searles, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Conjoint Professor Anne Duggan, Conjoint Associate Professor Huy Tran, Mr Nigel Lyons, Ms Tracy McCosker, Doctor Alexis Hure
SchemeHealth Services Research Grants Program
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1301000
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category1NS
UONY

Dietary iron during pregnancy: finding the right balance$20,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamDoctor Alexis Hure, Doctor Amanda Patterson, Doctor Liz Holliday, Associate Professor Deb Loxton, Dr Amina Khambalia
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1401399
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

20131 grants / $23,994

A life course perspective on the identification of risk factors for low birth weight$23,994

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamDoctor Alexis Hure, Associate Professor Deb Loxton, Doctor Catherine Chojenta, Ms Amy Anderson, Doctor Melissa Harris
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300904
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

20121 grants / $25,000

Validation of the food frequency questionnaire used in the Hunter Community Study using carotenoids and fatty acids$25,000

Funding body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund

Funding bodyJohn Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund
Project TeamDoctor Alexis Hure, Professor John Attia, Mr Mark McEvoy
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200266
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

20114 grants / $40,500

Cognitive and behavioural testing of the 4 year old offspring from a prospective cohort of pregnancy and childhood$25,000

Funding body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund

Funding bodyJohn Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund
Project TeamDoctor Alexis Hure, Doctor Rebecca Glover, Professor Clare Collins
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100242
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

DNA methylation in a cohort study of nutrition during pregnancy and childhood$10,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamDoctor Alexis Hure, Mr David Mossman, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Roger Smith
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1101167
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

PULSE Education Prize$4,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamDoctor Alexis Hure
SchemePULSE Education Prize
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1200174
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

7th World COngress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD), Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel, 18 - 21 September 2011$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamDoctor Alexis Hure
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100813
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20101 grants / $9,091

Preliminary work to revise the DAA Best Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults$9,091

Funding body: Dietitians Association of Australia

Funding bodyDietitians Association of Australia
Project TeamProfessor Clare Collins, Conjoint Professor Lauren Williams, Associate Professor Surinder Baines, Doctor Lesley MacDonald-Wicks, Doctor Tracy Burrows, Doctor Alexis Hure, Doctor Melinda Hutchesson
SchemeProject Consultancy
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1001022
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

20092 grants / $93,121

The contribution of nutrition to achieving healthy pregnancy outcomes for mothers and babies $68,181

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamProfessor Clare Collins, Doctor Lesley MacDonald-Wicks, Professor Roger Smith, Doctor Alexis Hure
SchemeNewcastle Permanent Building Society
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0189769
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Validation of energy intake and expenditure in young children using Food Frequency Questionnaires, doubly-labelled water and accelerometers.$24,940

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamProfessor Clare Collins, Conjoint Professor Ian Wright, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Alexis Hure
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0190405
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

20081 grants / $5,000

Development of evidence-based best-practice guidelines for nutrient supplementation in pregnancy$5,000

Funding body: Dietitians Association of Australia

Funding bodyDietitians Association of Australia
Project TeamDoctor Alexis Hure
SchemeSmall Grants Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189639
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

20061 grants / $2,250

Research excursion to Pune, India$2,250

Funding body: Dairy Australia

Funding bodyDairy Australia
Project TeamDoctor Alexis Hure
SchemeResearch and Development Grants
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186210
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Does Weighing During Pregnancy Prevent Excessive Gestational Weight Gain? A Mixed-Method Study
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2014Pregnancy and Postnatal Nutrition for Child IQ and Development
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2014Role of Protein to Carbohydrate Ratio in Determining Gestational Length and Birth Weight
General Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2012The Association of Dietary Patterns, the Related Nutritional Factors and Depression Among Older Australians
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2011Women's Reproductive Health and Nutrition
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2010Assessing Alcohol Use in Pregnant Women Using Data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013Weight Retention in the Postpartum Period
Nutrition & Dietetics, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2013Nutrition During Pregnancy: An Evaluation of Maternal Dietary Intake and the Development of Foetal Adiposity
Nutrition & Dietetics, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Alexis Hure

Position

Senior Lecturer
Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Emailalexis.hure@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 40420683
Fax(02) 40420044

Office

RoomW4-121
BuildingHMRI
LocationW4-121, HMRI

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