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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

Code Description Percentage
110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified 30
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 50
111499 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine not elsewhere classified 20

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2007 -  Co-ordinator of MRANZCOG written (SAQ) examination Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
1/01/2000 - 1/07/2004 Chairman of O&G Research Governance Group South Derbyshire NHS Trust
United Kingdom
1/01/1998 - 1/09/2004 Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Medical Education The University of Nottingham
School of Human Development
United Kingdom

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Member - The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Wiley Online Library
Australia
Editorial Board Member of Best Practice and Research: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology Elsevier Australia
Member of RANZCOG Board of Examiners Royal 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 Education UK Academy of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
United Kingdom

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/09/2004 -  Senior Staff Specialist Hunter Area Health Service
Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Awards

Recognition

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

Research Award

Year Award
1990 Young 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)

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

Journal article (39 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Southgate E, Kelly BJ, Symonds IM, 'Disadvantage and the 'capacity to aspire' to medical school.', Med Educ, 49 73-83 (2015)
DOI 10.1111/medu.12540
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Erica Southgate, Brian Kelly
2014 Wan 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)
DOI 10.1111/aji.12168
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Nikola Bowden, Rodney Scott, Joanna Latter
2014 Wan 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.

DOI 10.1111/aji.12168
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Nikola Bowden, Rodney Scott, Joanna Latter
2013 Symonds 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]
DOI 10.5694/mja13.10656
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Nicholas Talley
2013 Symonds 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.

DOI 10.1016/j.ogrm.2012.11.005
2012 Foster 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]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
2012 Nair 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]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Michael Hensley
2012 Lynagh 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]
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Alix Hall, Christopher Oldmeadow, Marita Lynagh, Billie Bonevski, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012 Galal M, Symonds IM, Murray H, Petraglia F, Smith R, 'Postterm pregnancy', Facts, Views & Visions in OBGYN, 4 175-187 (2012) [C1]
Co-authors Roger Smith
2011 Amirshahi 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]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Joanna Latter
2011 Lynagh 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]
DOI 10.1093/ntr/ntr108
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Billie Bonevski, Marita Lynagh
2010 Lumsden MA, Symonds IM, 'New undergraduate curricula in the UK and Australia', Best Practice and Research: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 24 795-806 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2010.05.002
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2010 Proietto 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.canep.2010.03.005
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 25
Co-authors John Attia, Rodney Scott, Katie Ashton
2010 Palliser 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]
DOI 10.1177/1933719110371517
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Jon Hirst, Hannah Palliser
2010 Ashton 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]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2407-10-382
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 22
Co-authors Katie Ashton, Rodney Scott, John Attia
2009 Ashton 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2009.02185.x
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 25
Co-authors Katie Ashton, Rodney Scott, John Attia
2009 James 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]
DOI 10.1186/1472-6920-9-67
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Miles Bore
2009 Ashton 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]
DOI 10.1186/1897-4287-7-3
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Katie Ashton, Rodney Scott
2009 Symonds IM, 'Screening for gynaecological conditions', Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine, 19 301-307 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ogrm.2009.07.005
Citations Scopus - 1
2009 Angstetra 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1479-828x.2009.01095.x
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2009 Ashton 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.ygyno.2008.12.036
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 26
Co-authors Katie Ashton, John Attia, Rodney Scott
2008 Ashton 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]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2407-8-272
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Katie Ashton, Rodney Scott, John Attia
2008 James 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2923.2008.03006.x
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 15
2007 Symonds IM, 'Screening for gynaecological conditions', The Foundation Years, 3 263-267 (2007) [C2]
2006 Symonds IM, 'Screening for gynaecological conditions', Current Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 16 337-343 (2006) [C2]
Citations Scopus - 1
2006 Symonds IM, 'Gynaecological surgery: Techniques, training, skills and assessment - Preface', Best Practice & Research in Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 20 1-2 (2006) [C3]
2006 Symonds I, 'Preface', Best Practice and Research: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 20 1-2 (2006)
DOI 10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2005.09.002
2005 Fraser DM, Symonds IM, Cullen L, 'Multiprofessional or interprofessional education in gynaecology', The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, 7 271-275 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1576/toag.7.4.271.27123
2004 Tobin 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]
DOI 10.1039/b306689d
2003 Symonds IM, 'Evidence based management of ectopic pregnancy', Sri Lankan Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 25 (2003) [C3]
2003 Condous 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]
2003 Symonds 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]
DOI 10.1080/0142159021000061404
2003 Cullen 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]
DOI 10.1016/S0260-6917(03)00049-2
2002 Symonds IM, Cullen L, Fraser D, 'Inter-professional education in obstetrics using formative team objective structured clinical examination', ANZJ Obstet Gynaecol, 42 (2002) [C3]
2002 Symonds 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]
2002 Tobin 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]
2002 Tamizian 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]
2001 Symonds I, 'Balliere''s Best Practice', Research in Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 15 381-391 (2001) [C1]
2001 Nunns 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2005 Soltani 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]
2003 Symonds I, 'Ultrasound, hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy in the investigation of endometrial cancer', Review in Gynaecological Practice (2003) [D2]

Conference (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Lynagh 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]
DOI 10.1017/jsc.2013.26
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Christopher Oldmeadow, Marita Lynagh, Alix Hall, Billie Bonevski
2011 Palliser 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-authors Jon Hirst, Hannah Palliser
2011 Palliser 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-authors Hannah Palliser, Jon Hirst
2010 Lynagh 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]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Marita Lynagh, Billie Bonevski
2008 Ashton 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-authors Katie Ashton, John Attia, Rodney Scott
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 20
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 body NSW Health
Project Team Laureate 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
Scheme Evaluation of Quit for New Life
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1401375
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

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

Funding body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund

Funding body John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund
Project Team Doctor Eric Wang, Professor Eugenie Lumbers, Professor Ian Symonds
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500373
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

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 body John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund
Project Team Professor Jon Hirst, Professor Ian Symonds, Doctor Hannah Palliser
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400122
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Marita Lynagh, Professor Ian Symonds
Scheme Career Enhancement Fellowship for Academic Women
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1201123
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20124 grants / $259,454

Nikon C2 + Si Confocal Microscope$75,000

Funding body: Ramaciotti Foundations

Funding body Ramaciotti Foundations
Project Team Professor Ian Symonds, Doctor John Fitter
Scheme Major Equipment Award
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200728
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Nikon C2 + Si Confocal Microscope$75,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor John Fitter, Professor Ian Symonds
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200747
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research)
Project Team Associate Professor 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
Scheme UMAT Consortium Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1201096
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

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 body John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund
Project Team Professor Jon Hirst, Professor Ian Symonds, Doctor Hannah Palliser
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200176
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

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 body National Heart Foundation of Australia
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Associate Professor Marita Lynagh, Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Professor Ian Symonds, Professor Robert Carter, Professor Anthony Scott
Scheme Grant-In-Aid
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000355
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

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

Funding body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund

Funding body John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund
Project Team Doctor Kirsty Pringle, Professor Eugenie Lumbers, Professor Ian Symonds
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100637
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

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 body John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund
Project Team Doctor Hannah Palliser, Professor Jon Hirst, Professor Ian Symonds
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000119
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20084 grants / $87,868

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

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding body NSW Health
Project Team Conjoint Professor Louise Newman, Conjoint Associate Professor Adrian Dunlop, Professor Ian Symonds, Mr Peter Walsh
Scheme Drug and Alcohol Grants Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189627
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

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

Funding body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund

Funding body John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund
Project Team Professor Jon Hirst, Doctor Hannah Palliser, Professor Ian Symonds
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189368
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

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

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor 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
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188543
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

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

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding body NSW Health
Project Team Doctor Kumudu Rathnayaka, Conjoint Professor Louise Newman, Conjoint Associate Professor Adrian Dunlop, Professor Ian Symonds, Mr Peter Walsh
Scheme Drug and Alcohol Grants Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189628
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20071 grants / $25,670

Beta Radiation Counter Instrument facility$25,670

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor 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
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188194
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20064 grants / $1,454,256

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Laureate 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
Scheme Priority Research Centre
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186945
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Professor Kenneth Beagley, Conjoint Associate Professor Michael Boyle, Professor Ian Symonds, Professor Peter Timms
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0185156
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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

Funding body: National Health & Medical Research Council

Funding body National Health & Medical Research Council
Project Team
Scheme Unknown
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Ian Symonds, Doctor Libby Campbell, Conjoint Professor Warwick Giles
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186078
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed2
Current1

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.25

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 PhD New insights into the histopathological and clinical diagnosis of vulvar lichenoid dermatoses
General Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2003 Honours Comparison of infrared microspectroscopic analysis of cytologically normal cervical cells in women at low and high risk of cervical neoplasia
Medical Science, Unknown
Sole Supervisor
2001 Honours Analysis 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

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

Office

Room BB1-19
Building Bowman Building
Location Other

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