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Biography

Dr Scott is a Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Priority Research Centre in Asthma and Respiratory Diseases. She undertook her PhD studies between 2008 and 2011 within the Centre. Her PhD investigated the association between obesity and asthma, where she was the first to propose a plausible inflammatory mechanism driving the association. This led her to investigate the effect of weight loss on asthma outcomes and airway inflammation, where her background in Nutrition and Dietetics positioned her well to play a major role in both the design and conduct of the weight loss intervention. Currently, Dr Scott is utilising her expertise in dietetics to perform weight loss counselling in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and her clinical expertise on several other projects. She is chief investigator for a project examining the long-term effects of weight loss on COPD outcomes and is working towards conducting postdoctoral research further examining the inflammatory effects of obese-asthma.

The excellence of Dr Scott’s work has been recognised externally as she was recently awarded the Nutrition Society of Australia and Nestle Nutrition Institute Emerging Researcher Award, 2011. She was the secretary of the Newcastle Branch of the Nutrition Society of Australia for 2010 and 2011, and was promoted to co-chair of the group for 2012. Dr Scott plans to utilise her expertise in nutrition, weight loss counselling, body composition analysis and respiratory disease to achieve her research objective of developing a better understanding of the role of dietary factors in respiratory disease, to ensure better nutritional management of this population.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 20/02/2012
  • Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours), University of Newcastle, 11/12/2006

Research

Research keywords

  • Asthma
  • Fatty acids
  • Inflammation
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Respiratory Disease

Research expertise

Dr Scott is a Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Priority Research Centre in Asthma and Respiratory Diseases, where she completed her PhD studies. Her research focus is obesity in the context of asthma and inflammation, and the effects of weight loss in asthma. It is well known that there is an association between obesity and asthma, but to date the mechanisms have yet to be elucidated. Dr Scott was the first to establish a plausible inflammatory mechanism driving this association and her future work seeks to investigate this further. Dr Scott is a chief investigator of a project examining the long-term effects of weight loss in individuals with COPD. She also works as a Research Associate for the Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, where she is assisting with several publications.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
110199Medical Biochemistry And Metabolomics Not Elsewhere Classified50
110203Respiratory Diseases50
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Publications

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Chapter (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Scott H, Wood LG, Garg ML, Gibson PG, 'Asthma and Inflammation', Nutrition and Physical activity in inflammatory diseases, CABI, Oxford, UK 299-321 (2013) [B1]

Journal article (11 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Morgan PJ, Scott HA, Young MD, Plotnikoff RC, Collins CE, Callister R, 'Associations between program outcomes and adherence to Social Cognitive Theory tasks: process evaluation of the SHED-IT community weight loss trial for men', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, 11 (2014) [C1]
2014Scott HA, Jensen ME, Wood LG, 'Dietary interventions in asthma', Current Pharmaceutical Design, 20 1003-1010 (2014)
2014Periyalil HA, Wood LG, Scott HA, Jensen ME, Gibson PG, 'Macrophage activation, age and sex effects of immunometabolism in obese asthma.', Eur Respir J, (2014)
2013Scott HA, Gibson PG, Garg ML, Pretto JJ, Morgan PJ, Callister R, Wood LG, 'Dietary restriction and exercise improve airway inflammation and clinical outcomes in overweight and obese asthma: a randomized trial', Clinical and Experimental Allergy, 43 36-49 (2013) [C1]
2013Morgan PJ, Barnett LM, Cliff DP, Okely AD, Scott HA, Cohen KE, Lubans DR, 'Fundamental movement skill interventions in youth: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Pediatrics, 132 (2013) [C1]
2012Scott HA, Gibson PG, Garg ML, Pretto JJ, Morgan PJ, Callister R, Wood LG, 'Relationship between body composition, inflammation and lung function in overweight and obese asthma.', Respir Res, 13 10 (2012) [C1]
2012Wood LG, Garg ML, Smart JM, Scott HA, Barker D, Gibson PG, 'Manipulating antioxidant intake in asthma: A randomized controlled trial', American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 96 534-543 (2012) [C1]
2012Wood LG, Baines KJ, Fu J, Scott HA, Gibson PG, 'The neutrophilic inflammatory phenotype is associated with systemic inflammation in asthma', Chest, 142 86-93 (2012) [C1]
2011Scott HA, Gibson PG, Garg ML, Wood LG, 'Airway inflammation is augmented by obesity and fatty acids in asthma', European Respiratory Journal, 38 594-602 (2011) [C1]
2009McFarlane J, Scott HA, Robertson VJ, Gleeson C, Vanderkroft D, Wilson K, 'General practitioner and paediatrician self-reported capacity for the diagnosis and management of childhood and adolescent overweight and obesity', Nutrition & Dietetics, 66 176-185 (2009) [C1]
2009Wood LG, Scott HA, Garg ML, Gibson PG, 'Innate immune mechanisms linking non-esterified fatty acids and respiratory disease', Progress in Lipid Research, 48 27-43 (2009) [C1]
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Conference (24 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Scott HA, Gibson PG, Garg ML, Smart J, Wood LG, 'Female Reproductive Stage Drives The Association Between Obesity And Neutrophilic Airway Inflammation In Adults With Asthma', American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Philadelphia, PA (2013) [E3]
2013Scott HA, Gibson PG, Garg ML, Smart JM, Wood LG, 'The Association Between Obesity and Asthma is Driven By Female Reproductive Stage', Australasian Medical Journal, Brisbane (2013) [E3]
2013Scott HA, Gibson PG, Garg ML, Smart J, Wood LG, 'REPRODUCTIVE STAGE DRIVES LINK BETWEEN OBESITY AND NEUTROPHILIC AIRWAY INFLAMMATION IN FEMALES WITH ASTHMA', RESPIROLOGY (2013) [E3]
2012Scott HA, Gibson PG, Garg ML, Smart JM, Wood LG, 'Female reproductive stage drives the association between obesity and neutrophilic airway inflammation in adults with asthma', Abstracts. American Thoracic Society 2012 International Conference, San Francisco, CA (2012) [E3]
2012Scott HA, Gibson PG, Garg ML, Smart JM, Wood LG, 'Reproductive stage drives link between obesity and neutrophilic airway inflammation in females with asthma', Abstracts. TSANZ Annual Scientific Meeting 2012, Canberra, ACT (2012) [E3]
2012Wood LG, Garg ML, Smart JM, Scott HA, Barker D, Gibson PG, 'Manipulating antioxidant intake in asthma: A randomized clinical trial', Respirology, Canberra, ACT (2012) [E3]
2012Scott HA, Gibson PG, Garg ML, Pretto JJ, Morgan PJ, Callister R, Wood LG, 'Weight loss improves clinical asthma outcomes and airway inflammation in overweight and obese asthmatics', Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, Auckland, New Zealand (2012) [E3]
2011Scott HA, Gibson PG, Garg ML, Pretto JJ, Morgan PJ, Callister R, Wood LG, 'Clinical asthma outcomes are improved after body fat reduction in overweight and obese asthmatics', American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Denver, CO (2011) [E3]
2011Scott HA, Gibson PG, Garg ML, Pretto JJ, Morgan PJ, Callister R, Wood LG, 'Body fat reduction improves clinical asthma outcomes in overweight and obese asthma', Respirology, Perth, WA (2011) [E3]
2011Wood LG, Scott HA, Gibson PG, 'Systemic inflammation is increased in neutrophilic asthma', American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Denver, CO (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Lisa Wood, Peter Gibson

2011Wood LG, Scott HA, Gibson PG, 'The neutrophilic inflammatory phenotype is associated increased systemic inflammation in asthma', Respirology, Perth, WA (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Lisa Wood, Peter Gibson

2011Scott HA, Gibson PG, Garg ML, Pretto JJ, Morgan PJ, Callister R, Wood LG, 'The influence of body composition and inflammation on lung function in asthma', Australasian Medical Journal, Queenstown, NZ (2011) [E3]
2011Scott HA, Gibson PG, Garg ML, Pretto JJ, Morgan PJ, Callister R, Wood LG, 'Success in a weight loss trial is greatest in subjects with more severe asthma', American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Denver, CO (2011) [E3]
2011Scott HA, Gibson PG, Garg ML, Pretto JJ, Morgan PJ, Callister R, Wood LG, 'Success in a weight loss trial is related to asthma severity', Respirology, Perth, WA (2011) [E3]
2011Fu J, Baines KJ, Gibson PG, Scott HA, Wood LG, 'Systemic inflammation mediates airway neutrophilia via the regulation of IL-8 receptor mRNA expression', Respirology, Shanghai (2011) [E3]
2011Fu J, Baines KJ, Wood LG, Scott HA, Gibson PG, 'Low-grade systemic inflammation is associated with airway neutrophilia in asthma', Respirology, Shanghai (2011) [E3]
2010Scott HA, Gibson PG, Garg ML, Pretto JJ, Morgan PJ, Callister R, Wood LG, 'Caloric consumption and exercise improve clinical asthma outcomes in overweight and obese asthma', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
2010Scott HA, Gibson PG, Garg ML, Pretto JJ, Morgan PJ, Callister R, Wood LG, 'Caloric restriction and exercise improve clinical asthma outcomes in overweight and obese asthma', Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
2010Scott HA, Gibson PG, Garg ML, Pretto JJ, Morgan PJ, Callister R, Wood LG, 'Clinical asthma outcomes are improved by caloric restriction and exercise in overweight and obese asthma', Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia, Perth (2010) [E3]
2010Scott HA, Gibson PG, Garg ML, Smart JM, Wood LG, 'Fatty acids and obesity differentially affect airway inflammation in males and females with asthma', American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, New Orleans (2010) [E3]
2009Scott HA, Gibson PG, Garg ML, Smart J, Wood LG, 'Neutrophilic Airway Inflammation Links Asthma and Obesity', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE (2009) [E3]
2009Scott HA, Gibson PG, Garg ML, Smart JM, Wood LG, 'Plasma fatty acid profiles are different in obese versus non-obese asthma', Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009Scott HA, Gibson PG, Garg ML, Smart JM, Wood LG, 'Asthma and obesity are linked via neutrophilic airway inflammation', Respirology, Darwin, NT (2009) [E3]
2008Scott HA, Gibson PG, Garg ML, Smart JM, Wood LG, 'Obesity is associated with increased inflammation in asthma', Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Adelaide, SA (2008) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

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Number of grants6
Total funding$107,367

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2014 (3 grants)

Greaves Family Early Career Support Grant$30,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Doctor Hayley Scott
SchemeRole
Bridging GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00020142014
GNo:G1301292

Exercise Training as a Potential Treatment for Eosinophilic Airway Inflammation in Asthma$26,648
Funding Body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund

Project Team
Doctor Hayley Scott, Associate Professor Lisa Wood, Conjoint Associate Professor Nick Saltos
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$26,64820142014
GNo:G1400219

12th International congress on Obesity, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, 17-20 March 2014$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Doctor Hayley Scott
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020142014
GNo:G1400427

2013 (1 grants)

The Effect of Exercise on Asthmatic Airway Inflammation$23,810
Funding Body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund

Project Team
Doctor Hayley Scott, Conjoint Associate Professor Nick Saltos
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$23,81020132013
GNo:G1300780

2012 (2 grants)

Follow-Up of a Weight Loss Intervention in COPD$14,989
Funding Body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund

Project Team
Associate Professor Lisa Wood, Doctor Hayley Scott, Emeritus Professor Michael Hensley
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$14,98920122013
GNo:G1200763

The Role of Sex Hormones and Leptin in Obese-Asthma$9,920
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Hayley Scott
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,92020122012
GNo:G1200809
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2013Honours Nutrition & Dietetics
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorAdipokines and the role in overweight and obese asthma
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Dr Hayley Scott

Work Phone02 4042 0113
Fax02 4042 0046
Email
PositionConjoint Fellow
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Office
Level 2 West Wing,
HMRI Building,
Centre for Asthma & Respiratory Diseases, Level 2 West Wing, HMRI Building
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/hayley-scott