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Professor Ian Symonds

Head of School

School of Medicine and Public Health

Career Summary

Biography

I have extensive experience in the design and funding of research project protocols including ethical committee approval, Health and Safety regulations, animal experiment regulations and regulations for the use of radioactive substances. As a Research Fellow funded by the Cancer Research Campaign in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Nottingham University I developed an anti-mucin monoclonal antibody for use in the management of gynaecological cancer and set up a phase I clinical imaging study in patients with ovarian cancer. Results of this work were submitted for the degree of Doctor of Medicine. With Professor Arulkumaran I established the academic department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Derby in 1998. During its first 3 years the Department obtained external grant funding of more than ¿1.3 million.

In 2004 I took up the post of Head of Discipline and Professor of Reproductive Medicine in Newcastle. Although I am continuing to publish results of work carried out in the UK I have concentrated on buidling new reseach collaborations in Australia which would not have been sufficiently advanced to produced publications by the end of 2006. These include ongoing projects in immunity to sexually transmitted infections, genetics of endometrial cancer, psychosocial effects of maternal ageing and medical student selection. This has been achieved while also having been heavily involved in the undergraduate and postrgraduate education.

Research Expertise
I have had a broad range of research interests in obstetrics, gynaecology and medical education. I have been the principle investigator at Derby on projects on the detection of intrapartum fetal hypoxia by fetal ECG-ST analysis, treatment of dysfunctional uterine bleeding, genetics of pre-eclampsia, infrared spectroscopic analysis of cervical smears and detection of ovarian cancer using Tc-99 labeled monoclonal antibody. I have ongoing research projects in inate immunity to chlamydia, medical education including medical student selection and the psychosocial aspects of maternal age

Teaching Expertise
As Head of Discipline of Reproductive medicine at Newcastle University I am the course-coordinator for the 4th year module in reproductive health. I am a member of the Bachelor of Medicine Curriculum Committee at Newcastle and in this capacity I have a role in the development and monitoring of the medical course as a whole. I took an active role in the development of the new Nottingham Graduate Entry Medical Course in 2003 In collaboration with Child Health I helped to set up in 2002 an exchange scheme, supported by ERASMUS, to allow 2 students from Nottingham each year to undertake their O&G training in Oslo.

I helped to develop an inter-professional education programme for midwives and doctors in Newcastle and Nottingham. The results of this work have been published in peer review medical education journals and presented at international and national meetings. Postgraduate In addition to my undergraduate teaching I also lectured on taught masters courses in oncology and assisted reproduction.

I contribute to the formal and informal teaching of other groups of health care workers. I was a member of the faculty for the postgraduate diploma and Master of Science in midwifery courses at Nottingham. I devised a graduate research methods training programme for students undertaking research based higher degrees in Nottingham. This was subsequently combined with a similar programme from another school to from the basis of the current faculty-wide graduate training programme. I devised and supervised a Teaching fellowship programme for junior doctors in obstetrics and gynaecology based at Derby City Hospital. I was appointed as an examiner for the MRANZCOG in 2006

Administrative Expertise
1998 - 2002 Member of the mid-Trent postgraduate training education committee, UK 1998 - 2004 RCOG Education supervisor at Derby City Hospital 1999 - 2004 Lead clinician for out-patient hysteroscopy service at Derby City General Hospital 1999 - 2004 Chairman of O&G gynaecology development committee, Derby City Hospital 2000 - 2004 Chairman of O&G research governance group, Derby, UK 2001 - 2004 Member of hospital Research and Development Committee, SDAH Trust, UK 2002 - 2004 Lead academic for admissions to the Graduate Entry (GEM) Course at Derby 2004 Member of Committee for Continuing Medical Eduction John Hunter Hospital 2005 ITP supervisor for RANZCOG John Hunter Hospital 1997 - 2004 Member of the teaching sub-committee of the School of Human Development 2000 -2004 Faculty member for the postgraduate diploma and Master of Science in midwifery 2001- 2004 Member of the Curriculum Policy Group of Faculty of Health Sciences 2001 - 2003 Derby Research Strategy Group 2002 - 2004 Faculty Board Member, Nottingham Medical School, UK 2002 - 2004 Member of the admissions committee for Medicine, Nottingham, UK 2003 - Member of the Nottingham Faculty Advisory Group on Interprofessional Education 2003 - 2004 Member of Nottingham University Widening Access Group 2004 Member of Bachelor of Medicine Programme Committee Newcastle 2004 Course co-ordinator for Reproductive Medicine, University of Newcastle 2005 Chair Assessment Working Group 2006 Chair of the Curriculum Implementation Committee for UN-UNE joint medical programme


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Nottingham - UK
  • Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Honours), University of Nottingham - UK
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University of Nottingham - UK
  • Master of Medical Sciences in Clinical Education, University of Nottingham - UK

Keywords

  • Cervical screening
  • Fetal ECG
  • Gynaecology
  • Medical Education
  • Near Infrared spectroscopy
  • Obstetrics
  • Ovarian cancer

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
110399Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified30
111799Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified50
111499Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine not elsewhere classified20

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2007 - Co-ordinator of MRANZCOG written (SAQ) examinationRoyal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
1/01/2000 - 1/07/2004Chairman of O&G Research Governance GroupSouth Derbyshire NHS Trust
United Kingdom
1/01/1998 - 1/09/2004Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Medical EducationThe University of Nottingham
School of Human Development
United Kingdom

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Member - The Obstetrician and GynaecologistWiley Online Library
Australia
Editorial Board Member of Best Practice and Research: Clinical Obstetrics and GynaecologyElsevier Australia
Member of RANZCOG Board of ExaminersRoyal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Clinical Panel Member - AMC (overseas trained doctors examination)Australian Medical Council (AMC)
Australia
Member - UK Academy of Teaching and Learning in Higher EducationUK Academy of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
United Kingdom

Professional appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/09/2004 - Senior Staff SpecialistHunter Area Health Service
Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Awards

Recognition

YearAward
2003Lord Dearing Award for Teaching and Learning
The University of Nottingham

Research Award

YearAward
1990Young MRCOG new investigators award
Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2004Arulkumaran S, Symonds IM, Fowlie A, Oxford Handbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom, 804 (2004) [A3]
2004Symonds EM, Symonds IM, Essential obstetrics and gynaecology, Churchill Livingstone, New York, United States, 394 (2004) [A3]
2002Symonds IM, Baker PN, Kean L, Problem Orientated Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Arnold, London, United Kingdom, 326 (2002) [A1]

Journal article (39 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Southgate E, Kelly BJ, Symonds IM, 'Disadvantage and the 'capacity to aspire' to medical school.', Med Educ, 49 73-83 (2015)
DOI10.1111/medu.12540Author URL
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsErica Southgate, Brian Kelly
2014Wan C, Latter JL, Amirshahi A, Symonds I, Finnie J, Bowden N, et al., 'Progesterone Activates Multiple Innate Immune Pathways in Chlamydia trachomatis-Infected Endocervical Cells', American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 71 165-177 (2014)
DOI10.1111/aji.12168
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsNikola Bowden, Rodney Scott, Joanna Latter
2014Wan C, Latter JL, Amirshahi A, Symonds I, Finnie J, Bowden N, et al., 'Progesterone Activates Multiple Innate Immune Pathways in Chlamydia trachomatis-Infected Endocervical Cells', American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 71 165-177 (2014) [C1]

Problem: Susceptibility to Chlamydia trachomatis infection is increased by oral contraceptives and modulated by sex hormones. We therefore sought to determine the effects of femal... [more]

Problem: Susceptibility to Chlamydia trachomatis infection is increased by oral contraceptives and modulated by sex hormones. We therefore sought to determine the effects of female sex hormones on the innate immune response to C. trachomatis infection. Method of study: ECC-1 endometrial cells, pre-treated with oestradiol or progesterone, were infected with C. trachomatis and the host transcriptome analysed by Illumina Sentrix HumanRef-8 microarray. Primary endocervical epithelial cells, prepared at either the proliferative or secretory phase of the menstrual cycle, were infected with C. trachomatis and cytokine gene expression determined by quantitative RT-PCR analysis. Results: Chlamydia trachomatis yield from progesterone-primed ECC-1 cells was significantly reduced compared with oestradiol-treated cells. Genes upregulated in progesterone-treated and Chlamydia-infected cells only included multiple CC and CXC chemokines, IL-17C, IL-29, IL-32, TNF-a, DEFB4B, LCN2, S100A7-9, ITGAM, NOD2, JAK1, IL-6ST, type I and II interferon receptors, numerous interferon-stimulated genes and STAT6. CXCL10, CXCL11, CX3CL1 and IL-17C, which were also upregulated in infected secretory-stage primary cells, and there was a trend towards higher levels of immune mediators in infected secretory-phase compared with proliferative-phase cells. Conclusion: Progesterone treatment primes multiple innate immune pathways in hormone-responsive epithelial cells that could potentially increase resistance to chlamydial infection. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

DOI10.1111/aji.12168
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsNikola Bowden, Rodney Scott, Joanna Latter
2013Symonds IM, Talley NJ, 'Can professionalism be taught?: Yes, but a more strategic approach should replace didactic methods', Medical Journal of Australia, 199 380-381 (2013) [C3]
DOI10.5694/mja13.10656
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsNicholas Talley
2013Symonds IM, 'Screening for gynaecological conditions', Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine, 23 14-19 (2013) [C1]

Well-organized cervical screening programmes have reduced the mortality from cervical cancer by up to 50% in the developed world. Despite the successful development of human papil... [more]

Well-organized cervical screening programmes have reduced the mortality from cervical cancer by up to 50% in the developed world. Despite the successful development of human papillomavirus vaccines there is likely to remain a need for cervical screening for the foreseeable future. In contrast, the value of mass screening for other gynaecological cancers remains unproven, although current screening methods can detect early stage ovarian cancer in asymptomatic individuals. Breast screening does appear to be associated with a reduction in mortality in women aged 50-69 years but disagreement remains about its value in younger and older women. Testing for sexually transmitted infections is effective in reducing morbidity but tends to be selective at present because of concerns over the cost and psychosocial implications of general population screening. © 2012.

DOI10.1016/j.ogrm.2012.11.005
2012Foster AB, Symonds IM, 'A comparative study of efficacy and outcomes of large loop excision of the transformation zone procedure performed under general anaesthesia versus local anaesthesia', Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 52 128-132 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 2
2012Nair BR, Hensley MJ, Parvathy MSD, Lloyd DM, Murphy B, Ingham K, et al., 'A systematic approach to workplace-based assessment for international medical graduates', Medical Journal of Australia, 196 399-402 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsMichael Hensley
2012Lynagh MC, Bonevski B, Sanson-Fisher RW, Symonds IM, Scott A, Hall AE, Oldmeadow CJ, 'An RCT protocol of varying financial incentive amounts for smoking cessation among pregnant women', BMC Public Health, 12 1032 (2012) [C3]
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
Co-authorsAlix Hall, Christopher Oldmeadow, Marita Lynagh, Billie Bonevski, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012Galal M, Symonds IM, Murray H, Petraglia F, Smith R, 'Postterm pregnancy', Facts, Views & Visions in OBGYN, 4 175-187 (2012) [C1]
Co-authorsRoger Smith
2011Amirshahi A, Wan C, Beagley K, Latter JL, Symonds IM, Timms P, 'Modulation of the Chlamydia trachomatis In vitro transcriptome response by the sex hormones estradiol and progesterone', BMC Microbiology, 11 150 (2011) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsJoanna Latter
2011Lynagh MC, Bonevski B, Symonds IM, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Paying women to quit smoking during pregnancy? Acceptability among pregnant women', Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 13 1029-1036 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1093/ntr/ntr108
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 11
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Billie Bonevski, Marita Lynagh
2010Lumsden MA, Symonds IM, 'New undergraduate curricula in the UK and Australia', Best Practice and Research: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 24 795-806 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2010.05.002
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2010Proietto AM, Otton GR, Symonds IM, McEvoy MA, Attia JR, Gilbert M, et al., 'Polymorphisms in genes of the steroid hormone biosynthesis and metabolism pathways and endometrial cancer risk', Cancer Epidemiology, 34 328-337 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.canep.2010.03.005
CitationsScopus - 25Web of Science - 25
Co-authorsJohn Attia, Rodney Scott, Katie Ashton
2010Palliser HK, Zakar T, Symonds IM, Hirst JJ, 'Progesterone receptor isoform expression in the guinea pig myometrium from normal and growth restricted pregnancies', Reproductive Sciences, 17 776-782 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1177/1933719110371517
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsJon Hirst, Hannah Palliser
2010Ashton KA, Proietto AM, Otton GR, Symonds IM, McEvoy MA, Attia JR, Scott R, 'Toll-Like Receptor (TLR) and Nucleosome-binding Oligomerization Domain (NOD) gene polymorphisms and endometrial cancer risk', BMC Cancer, 10 1-7 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1471-2407-10-382
CitationsScopus - 21Web of Science - 21
Co-authorsKatie Ashton, Rodney Scott, John Attia
2009Ashton KA, Proietto AM, Otton GR, Symonds IM, McEvoy MA, Attia JR, et al., 'Estrogen receptor polymorphisms and the risk of endometrial cancer', BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 116 1053-1061 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1471-0528.2009.02185.x
CitationsScopus - 27Web of Science - 25
Co-authorsKatie Ashton, Rodney Scott, John Attia
2009James D, Ferguson E, Powis DA, Bore MR, Munro D, Symonds IM, Yates J, 'Graduate entry to medicine: Widening psychological diversity', BMC Medical Education, 9 1-8 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1472-6920-9-67
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 10
Co-authorsMiles Bore
2009Ashton KA, Proietto AM, Otton GR, Symonds IM, Scott R, 'Genetic variants in MUTYH are not associated with endometrial cancer risk', Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice, 7 1-5 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1897-4287-7-3
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsKatie Ashton, Rodney Scott
2009Symonds IM, 'Screening for gynaecological conditions', Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine, 19 301-307 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.ogrm.2009.07.005
CitationsScopus - 1
2009Angstetra D, Tait T, Tan J, Symonds IM, 'Should liquid-based cytology be performed prior to colposcopy? A comparison of the accuracy, unsatisfactory rates and cost in a tertiary referral setting', Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 49 681-684 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1479-828x.2009.01095.x
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2009Ashton KA, Proietto AM, Otton GR, Symonds IM, McEvoy MA, Attia JR, et al., 'Polymorphisms in TP53 and MDM2 combined are associated with high grade endometrial cancer', Gynecologic Oncology, 113 109-114 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.ygyno.2008.12.036
CitationsScopus - 26Web of Science - 26
Co-authorsKatie Ashton, John Attia, Rodney Scott
2008Ashton KA, Proietto AM, Otton GR, Symonds IM, McEvoy MA, Attia JR, et al., 'The influence of the Cyclin D1 870 G>A polymorphism as an endometrial cancer risk factor', BMC Cancer, 8 1-6 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1471-2407-8-272
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsKatie Ashton, Rodney Scott, John Attia
2008James D, Feguson E, Powis DA, Symonds I, Yates J, 'Graduate entry to medicine: Widening academic and socio-demographic access', Medical Education, 42 294-300 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1365-2923.2008.03006.x
CitationsScopus - 18Web of Science - 14
2007Symonds IM, 'Screening for gynaecological conditions', The Foundation Years, 3 263-267 (2007) [C2]
2006Symonds IM, 'Screening for gynaecological conditions', Current Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 16 337-343 (2006) [C2]
CitationsScopus - 1
2006Symonds IM, 'Gynaecological surgery: Techniques, training, skills and assessment - Preface', Best Practice & Research in Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 20 1-2 (2006) [C3]
2006Symonds I, 'Preface', Best Practice and Research: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 20 1-2 (2006)
DOI10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2005.09.002
2005Fraser DM, Symonds IM, Cullen L, 'Multiprofessional or interprofessional education in gynaecology', The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, 7 271-275 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1576/toag.7.4.271.27123
2004Tobin MJ, Chesters MA, Chalmers JM, Rutten JM, Fisher SE, Symonds IM, et al., 'Infrared microscopy of epithelial cancer cells in whole tissues and in tissue culture, using synchrotron radiation.', Faraday Discussions, 126 27-40 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1039/b306689d
2003Symonds IM, 'Evidence based management of ectopic pregnancy', Sri Lankan Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 25 (2003) [C3]
2003Condous GS, Arulkumaran SA, Symonds IM, Chapman R, Sinha A, Razvi K, 'The "tamponade test" in the management of massive postpartum haemorrhage.', Obstetrics and Gynecology, 101 767-772 (2003) [C1]
2003Symonds IM, Cullen L, Fraser D, 'An Evaluation of a Formative Interprofessional Team Objective Structured Clinical Examination (ITOSCE): a Method of Shared Learning in Maternity Education.', Medical Teacher, 25 38-41 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1080/0142159021000061404
2003Cullen L, Fraser D, Symonds IM, 'Strategies for interprofessional education: the Interprofessional Team Objective Structured Clinical Examination for midwifery and medical students', Nurse Education Today, 23 427-433 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1016/S0260-6917(03)00049-2
2002Symonds IM, Cullen L, Fraser D, 'Inter-professional education in obstetrics using formative team objective structured clinical examination', ANZJ Obstet Gynaecol, 42 (2002) [C3]
2002Symonds IM, Thomas A-M, Rutten F, Hitchcock A, Chesters M, 'Single cell analysis of cervical smears using infrared microspectroscopy', ANZJ Obstet Gynaecol, 42 (2002) [C3]
2002Tobin M, Rutten F, Chesters M, Chalmers J, Symonds IM, Fisher S, et al., 'Investigating the Potential for Infrared Microanalysis in Cancer Screening.', European Clinical Laboratory 2002, (2002) [C1]
2002Tamizian O, Gilby J, Symonds IM, Cust MP, Arulkumaran SA, 'Immediate and associated complications of hysterectomy for benign disease.', ANZJ Obstet Gynaecol, 2002 :42:2:292, (2002) [C1]
2001Symonds I, 'Balliere''s Best Practice', Research in Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 15 381-391 (2001) [C1]
2001Nunns D, Symonds IM, 'The Vulval Pain Syndromes.', Journal of Pediatrics,Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2001:27(6);42-48., 42-48 (2001) [C1]
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Review (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2005Soltani H, Dickinson F, Symonds IM, 'Placental cord drainage after spontaneous vaginal delivery as part of the management of the third stage of labour', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2005) [D1]
2003Symonds I, 'Ultrasound, hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy in the investigation of endometrial cancer', Review in Gynaecological Practice (2003) [D2]

Conference (5 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Lynagh MC, Bonevski B, Sanson-Fisher R, Symonds I, Scott A, Hall A, Oldmeadow C, 'Should we pay pregnant smokers to quit? Preliminary findings of a feasibility trial.', Journal of Smoking Cessation, Sydney (2013) [E3]
DOI10.1017/jsc.2013.26
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Christopher Oldmeadow, Marita Lynagh, Alix Hall, Billie Bonevski
2011Palliser HK, Welsh TN, Zakar T, Symonds IM, Hirst JJ, 'Changes to the balance of prostaglandin synthesis and metabolism with intrauterine growth restriction contributes to preterm labour in the guinea pig', Reproductive Sciences, Miami Beach, Florida (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsJon Hirst, Hannah Palliser
2011Palliser HK, Welsh TN, Zakar T, Symonds IM, Hirst JJ, 'Intrauterine growth restriction leads to increased prostaglandin synthesis and reduced metabolism contributing to preterm labour in the guinea pig', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Hobart, Tasmania (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsHannah Palliser, Jon Hirst
2010Lynagh M, Symonds I, Sanson-Fisher R, Bonevski B, 'THE ACCEPTABILITY OF PERSONAL FINANCIAL INCENTIVES(PFI) FOR REDUCING ANTENATAL SMOKING', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2010) [E3]
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Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Marita Lynagh, Billie Bonevski
2008Ashton KA, Proietto AM, Otton GR, Symonds IM, McEvoy MA, Attia JR, et al., 'Combined tp53 r72p and mdm2 snp309 genotypes are associated with high grade endometrial cancer', ASMR XVII NSW Scientific Meeting: Programme and Abstracts, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsKatie Ashton, John Attia, Rodney Scott
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants20
Total funding$2,378,915

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20152 grants / $297,130

Evaluating the Quit for New Life $271,908

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding bodyNSW Health
Project TeamLaureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Doctor Mariko Carey, Doctor Jamie Bryant, Doctor Lisa Mackenzie, Mr Justin Walsh, Doctor Josephine Gwynn, Doctor Christopher Oldmeadow, Professor Peter Radoll, Professor Ian Symonds, Professor Sandra Eades
SchemeEvaluation of Quit for New Life
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1401375
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

Novel mechanisms whereby fetal sex and the maternal decidua regulates labour onset$25,222

Funding body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund

Funding bodyJohn Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund
Project TeamDoctor Eric Wang, Professor Eugenie Lumbers, Professor Ian Symonds
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1500373
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

20141 grants / $27,512

Progesterone therapy for preterm labour - evaluation of effects on fetal neuroactive steroid profiles$27,512

Funding body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund

Funding bodyJohn Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund
Project TeamProfessor Jon Hirst, Professor Ian Symonds, Doctor Hannah Palliser
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400122
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

20131 grants / $50,000

Teaching Relief - $50,000 - Lynagh ALL COMMUNICATIONS REGARDING TEACHING RELIEF FUNDS TO BE DIRECTED TO THE HEAD OF SCHOOL ONLY” $50,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Marita Lynagh, Professor Ian Symonds
SchemeCareer Enhancement Fellowship for Academic Women
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1201123
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20124 grants / $259,454

Nikon C2 + Si Confocal Microscope$75,000

Funding body: Ramaciotti Foundations

Funding bodyRamaciotti Foundations
Project TeamProfessor Ian Symonds, Doctor John Fitter
SchemeMajor Equipment Award
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200728
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

Nikon C2 + Si Confocal Microscope$75,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor John Fitter, Professor Ian Symonds
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200747
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

The validity of UMAT and other selection tools for predicting student academic and non-academic performance in a medical program$75,000

Funding body: ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research)

Funding bodyACER (Australian Council for Educational Research)
Project TeamDoctor Marita Lynagh, Professor Brian Kelly, Doctor Graeme Horton, Conjoint Professor David Powis, Doctor Miles Bore, Conjoint Associate Professor Donald Munro, Professor Ian Symonds, Professor Nicky Hudson
SchemeUMAT Consortium Research Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1201096
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

Disruption of gestational neurosteroid concentrations by stressful events leads to adverse neurodevelopmental and behavioural outcomes in children form these pregnancies$34,454

Funding body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund

Funding bodyJohn Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund
Project TeamProfessor Jon Hirst, Professor Ian Symonds, Doctor Hannah Palliser
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200176
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

20112 grants / $154,000

Randomised controlled trial of a personal financial incentive (PFI) intervention to reduce antenatal smoking in women receiving public antenatal care$129,000

Funding body: National Heart Foundation of Australia

Funding bodyNational Heart Foundation of Australia
Project TeamLaureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Doctor Marita Lynagh, Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Professor Ian Symonds, Professor Robert Carter, Professor Anthony Scott
SchemeGrant-In-Aid
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1000355
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category1NS
UONY

Role of the renin-angiotensin system in pregnancies complicated by placental insufficiency$25,000

Funding body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund

Funding bodyJohn Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund
Project TeamDoctor Kirsty Pringle, Professor Eugenie Lumbers, Professor Ian Symonds
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1100637
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

20101 grants / $23,025

Investigation of IUGR-associated preterm labour using a guinea pig model$23,025

Funding body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund

Funding bodyJohn Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund
Project TeamDoctor Hannah Palliser, Professor Jon Hirst, Professor Ian Symonds
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000119
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

20084 grants / $87,868

An attachment-based group parenting intervention for substance dependent mothers and infants$54,000

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding bodyNSW Health
Project TeamConjoint Professor Louise Newman, Conjoint Associate Professor Adrian Dunlop, Professor Ian Symonds, Mr Peter Walsh
SchemeDrug and Alcohol Grants Program
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189627
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

Does fetal growth restriction increase uterine activity and upregulate labour associated genes preterm?$15,208

Funding body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund

Funding bodyJohn Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund
Project TeamProfessor Jon Hirst, Doctor Hannah Palliser, Professor Ian Symonds
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189368
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

LED fluorescence illuminators and filter set (525nm + 575DF20) for LAS3000 image analysis system$9,600

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Roger Smith, Professor Ian Symonds, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bisits, Conjoint Professor Tam Zakar, Doctor John Fitter, Doctor Cheng Chan, Conjoint Associate Professor Rick Nicholson, Doctor Giavanna Angeli, Doctor Kaushik Maiti, Doctor Jonathan Paul, Professor Jon Hirst, Doctor Hannah Palliser, Professor Eugenie Lumbers
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188543
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Improving parenting risk assessment in a 'high risk' drug and alcohol abusing antenatal population$9,060

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding bodyNSW Health
Project TeamDoctor Kumudu Rathnayaka, Conjoint Professor Louise Newman, Conjoint Associate Professor Adrian Dunlop, Professor Ian Symonds, Mr Peter Walsh
SchemeDrug and Alcohol Grants Program
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189628
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

20071 grants / $25,670

Beta Radiation Counter Instrument facility$25,670

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Roger Smith, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Conjoint Professor Tam Zakar, Conjoint Associate Professor Rick Nicholson, Dr Mark Read, Doctor Cheng Chan, Doctor John Fitter, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bisits, Professor Jon Hirst, Doctor Hannah Palliser, Professor Ian Symonds
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188194
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

20064 grants / $1,454,256

PRC - Priority Research Centre for Reproductive Science$544,282

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamLaureate Professor John Aitken, Professor Roger Smith, Professor Eileen McLaughlin, Associate Professor Brett Nixon, Doctor Shaun Roman, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Conjoint Professor Warwick Giles, Professor Jon Hirst, Conjoint Associate Professor Rick Nicholson, Professor Ian Symonds
SchemePriority Research Centre
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186945
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Innate immunity and Chlamydia infection: Bacterial:epithelial cell cross-talk at the mucosal surface$479,349

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamConjoint Professor Kenneth Beagley, Conjoint Associate Professor Michael Boyle, Professor Ian Symonds, Professor Peter Timms
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0185156
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Innate immunity and Chlamydia infection: Bacterial: epithelial cell cross-talk at the mucosal surface $420,625

Funding body: National Health & Medical Research Council

Funding bodyNational Health & Medical Research Council
Project Team
SchemeUnknown
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2007
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

The psyhcosocial consequences of advance maternal age: a longitudinal study$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Ian Symonds, Doctor Libby Campbell, Conjoint Professor Warwick Giles
SchemeNear Miss Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186078
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014New insights into the histopathological and clinical diagnosis of vulvar lichenoid dermatoses
General Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2003Comparison of infrared microspectroscopic analysis of cytologically normal cervical cells in women at low and high risk of cervical neoplasia
Medical Science, Unknown
Sole Supervisor
2001Analysis of cervical smears using infrared microspectroscopy
Medical Science, Unknown
Sole Supervisor
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News

Health and Medical conference

Global health and medical powerhouse

March 27, 2015

Innovation in health and medical professional education and challenges in clinical training will be on the table when hundreds of the field's global leaders converge in Newcastle this week for two global conferences.

Joint Medical Program

Future doctors examined

December 6, 2013

The bedside manner of Australia's potential future doctors is being put to the test this week at the University of Newcastle and University of New England as candidates compete for a place in the prestigious Bachelor of Medicine - Joint Medical Program (JMP).

University of Newcastle wins international medical conference

April 26, 2013

More than four hundred medical education experts will flock to Newcastle in March 2015 for The Asian Medical Education Association (AMEA) Conference 2015 to be held at the University of Newcastle.

Professor Ian Symonds

Position

Head of School
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Emailian.symonds@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 7776
Fax(02) 4921 7788

Office

RoomBB1-19
BuildingBowman Building
LocationOther

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