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Biography

Professor John Attia obtained a BSc in Physiology (Faculty scholar at McGill University) and then won a 5 year MRC scholarship to complete his MD/PhD in Molecular Genetics (University of Toronto). He trained at McMaster University (Canada) in general internal medicine and obtained his fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. During this time he was awarded the Outstanding Housestaff award, the J.T. Walsh award for outstanding Internal Medicine resident, and Best Teacher in Internal Medicine. During his residency, he also completed his MSc in Epidemiology (McMaster University). He has been listed on the NHMRC register of Evidence-Based Medicine experts and has provided epidemiological expertise to the Therapeutic Goods Administration. In 2012, he won the senior research excellence award from both the Faculty of Health (University of Newcastle) and the Hunter Medical Research Institute. 

Between 1999 and 2013, he has collaborated in obtaining $13.6 million in grant income and published over 250 manuscripts (with another 5 submitted); these have garnered over 3000 citations, leading to an h-index of 30 (Scopus data April 2013). He has also submitted 7 government reports, and 7 book chapters. He has been supervisor or co-supervisor to 20 PhD students (10 graduated and 10 current) and 6 Master’s students (5 graduated, 1 current). He is currently academic director of general medicine at John Hunter Hospital responsible for the foundation and running of the advanced training program for general physicians, one of the only fully supported such programs in the state. He is also co-director of the Clinical Research Design, IT, and Statistical Support (CReDITSS) Unit, a unit that provides methodological and analysis advice to clinical researchers.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Toronto
  • Bachelor of Science, McGill University - Canada
  • Master of Science, McMaster University - Canada
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Research

Research keywords

  • clinical epidemiology
  • genetic epidemiology
  • public health

Research expertise

John's research expertise includes clinical, molecular, and genetic epidemiology methods. Clinical epidemiology covers such topics as population- and hospital-based observational studies (cohort, case-control, crossover) and controlled clinical trials as well as studies of diagnostic tests, meta-analyses, and health services research. Molecular epidemiology focuses mainly on evaluation of biomarkers. Genetic epidemiology covers design and analysis of genome-wide association studies of various complex diseases, particularly macular degeneration and stroke.

Languages

  • French

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
110300Clinical Sciences45
111700Public Health And Health Services40
010400Statistics15

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Appointments

Evidence-based medicine expert to assist groups in developing EBM guidelines
NHMRC (Australia)
01/01/2003
epidemiology expert to the complementary medicines advisory committee
Therapeutic goods administration (Australia)
01/01/2006

Awards

Research Award.

2005Dudley Homer Vose award
National Heart Foundation (Australia)
Awarded to the team of investigators for the grant of highest standard and significance in that year's granting round
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants66
Total funding$13,173,372

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2015 (1 grants)

Helping stroke physicians choose who to thrombolyse - the "Targeting Optimal Thrombolysis Outcomes" (TOTO) study$1,031,671
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Liz Holliday, Professor John Attia, Associate Professor Vincent Thijs, Dr Simon Koblar, Conjoint Associate Professor Jonathan Sturm, Associate Professor Jane Maguire, Dr Lisa Lincz
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,031,67120152018
GNo:G1400237

2014 (6 grants)

Does pneumococcal vaccination protect against cardiovascular disease? $1,815,627
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Professor 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
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,815,62720142018
GNo:G1300127

Reducing unnecessary ordering of pathology tests in hospitalised patients$372,927
Funding Body: HCF Health and Medical Research Foundation

Project Team
Professor 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
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$372,92720142017
GNo:G1301000

Evaluation of a tailored online hospital and post-discharge smoking cessation program for orthopaedic trauma surgery patients$364,658
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Professor Zsolt Balogh, Professor Amanda Baker, Professor Ian Harris, Professor John Attia, Conjoint Professor Christopher Doran, Dr Johnson George, Doctor Luke Wolfenden
SchemeRole
Partnership ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$364,65820142017
GNo:G1300686

Genetic and Environmental Determinants of Depressive Symptoms: Trajectory and Outcomes in a Longitudinal Population Data Set$30,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Brian Kelly, Associate Professor Paul Tooney, Professor Rodney Scott, Professor John Attia, Conjoint Associate Professor Murray Cairns, Professor Vaughan Carr
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00020142014
GNo:G1400594

Biological characterisation of genetic associations for large artery atherosclerotic stroke$25,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Doctor Liz Holliday, Professor Rodney Scott, Conjoint Professor Chris Levi, Professor John Attia, Associate Professor Jane Maguire
SchemeRole
Stroke Research Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020142014
GNo:G1301340

The role of perceived stress on the onset of type 2 diabetes in women.$21,500
Funding Body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund

Project Team
Doctor Melissa Harris, Professor John Attia, Doctor Judy Luu, Associate Professor Deb Loxton
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$21,50020142014
GNo:G1301440

2013 (4 grants)

A genome wide association study on childhood brain tumours$110,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Rodney Scott, Doctor Frank Alvaro, Miss Tiffany Evans, Professor John Attia, Doctor Liz Holliday, Dr Elizabeth Milne, Professor Bruce Armstrong
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$110,00020132013
GNo:G1301149

Hunter Community Study$15,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor John Attia
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020132015
GNo:G1300200

The genetic determinants of brain haemorrhage associated with stroke thrombolysis$10,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Chris Levi, Professor John Attia, Doctor Liz Holliday, Dr Simon Koblar, Professor Rodney Scott, Conjoint Associate Professor Jonathan Sturm, Associate Professor Jonathan Rosand, Doctor Lisa Lincz, Associate Professor Jane Maguire
SchemeRole
Near MissInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020132013
GNo:G1300704

The genetic determinants of brain haemorrhage associated with stroke thrombolysis$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Chris Levi, Professor John Attia, Doctor Liz Holliday, Dr Simon Koblar, Professor Rodney Scott, Conjoint Associate Professor Jonathan Sturm, Associate Professor Jonathan Rosand, Doctor Lisa Lincz, Associate Professor Jane Maguire
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020132013
GNo:G1300475

2012 (5 grants)

An olfactory 'stress test' for early detection of Alzheimer's disease$756,087
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Schofield, Professor John Attia, Professor Alison Jones, Conjoint Associate Professor Grant Bateman
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$756,08720122015
GNo:G1100221

Double blind randomised controlled trial of electronic alcohol screening and brief intervention (e-SBI) for hospital outpatients$359,031
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Kypros Kypri, Doctor Natalie Johnson, Professor John Saunders, Professor Richard Saitz, Professor John Attia
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$359,03120122015
GNo:G1100111

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

Project Team
Doctor Alexis Hure, Professor John Attia, Mr Mark McEvoy
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020122012
GNo:G1200266

The genetic determinants of brain haemorrhage associated with stroke thrombolysis$20,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Chris Levi, Professor John Attia, Doctor Liz Holliday, Professor Rodney Scott, Conjoint Associate Professor Jonathan Sturm, Doctor Lisa Lincz
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020122012
GNo:G1200675

Plasma protein profiles in normal brain ageing and early stages of dementia$1,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Perminder Sachdev, Dr Anne Poljak, Professor John Attia, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Schofield, Dr John Crawford, Professor Mark Duncan
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,00020122014
GNo:G1200767

2011 (1 grants)

Implementation of quality use of advanced CT imaging in acute stroke$1,075,461
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Mark Parsons, Conjoint Professor Chris Levi, Professor Geoff Donnan, Professor Stephen Davis, Professor John Attia, Dr C Bladin, Mr Qing Yang, Associate Professor Peter Mitchell, Associate Professor Stacy Goergen, Professor Ramamohanarao Kotagiri
SchemeRole
Partnership ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,075,46120112015
GNo:G1000535

2010 (10 grants)

Evaluating the effectiveness of a strategy to increase the adoption of best evidence practice. A cluster randomised controlled trial in acute stroke care$772,950
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Conjoint Professor Chris Levi, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Professor Mark Parsons, Dr C Bladin, Professor Richard Lindley, Professor John Attia
SchemeRole
Partnership ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$772,95020102014
GNo:G0189781

Men, Depression and Social Networks in Rural Communities: Linking Epidemiologic Evidence to Effective Interventions$324,809
Funding Body: Beyond Blue Ltd

Project Team
Professor Brian Kelly, Professor John Attia, Doctor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Conjoint Associate Professor Terry Lewin, Professor Amanda Baker, Mr Trevor Hazell, Doctor Kerry Inder
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$324,80920102012
GNo:G1000456

Xstrata Coal Fellow in Depression$300,000
Funding Body: Xstrata Coal Australia Pty Ltd

Project Team
Professor Brian Kelly, Professor John Attia, Doctor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Conjoint Associate Professor Terry Lewin, Professor Amanda Baker, Mr Trevor Hazell, Doctor Kerry Inder
SchemeRole
Xstrata Coal Fellow in DepressionInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$300,00020102012
GNo:G0900102

Genetic associations of early retinal pathologic phenotypes: Data pooling and meta-analyses of multiple populations$182,438
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor Jie Wang, Professor Eric Boerwinkle, Dr Gerald Liew, Professor Pablo Moscato, Dr Shyong Tai, Dr Alexander Hewitt, Professor John Attia, Associate Professor Yik Teo, Professor Ronald Klein, Doctor Patrick McElduff
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$182,43820102012
GNo:G1101153

Experimental Studies of the Effects of the Research Process on Participant Behaviour$178,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Kypros Kypri, Dr Jim McCambridge, Professor John Attia, Mr Steven Bowe
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$178,00020102012
GNo:G0190025

Persistence of depressive symptoms and factors associated with depressive symptoms, across urban, rural and regional communities$52,500
Funding Body: Australian Rotary Health

Project Team
Professor Brian Kelly, Professor John Attia, Doctor Kerry Inder
SchemeRole
Mental Health Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$52,50020102013
GNo:G0900233

Evaluating the effectiveness of a strategy to increase the adoption of best evidence practice. A cluster randomised controlled trial in acute stroke care $50,000
Funding Body: Victorian Department of Health

Project Team
Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Conjoint Professor Chris Levi, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Professor Mark Parsons, Dr C Bladin, Professor Richard Lindley, Professor John Attia
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,00020102014
GNo:G1100824

Implementation of thrombolytic therapy in acute stroke. A cluster randomised trial$30,000
Funding Body: BellBerry Limited

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Chris Levi, Professor John Attia, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Professor Mark Parsons, Dr C Bladin, Professor Richard Lindley, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este
SchemeRole
Near MissInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00020102014
GNo:G0900221

Zinc as a target for prevention of type-2 diabetes$15,000
Funding Body: Hunter Children`s Research Foundation

Project Team
Professor John Attia, Doctor Milton Hasnat, Mr Mark McEvoy, Doctor Amanda Patterson, Doctor Sham Acharya, Mr Steven Bowe
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020102010
GNo:G1000450

Genetic influences in colorectal cancer: a global consortium$9,998
Funding Body: Hunter Children`s Research Foundation

Project Team
Professor Rodney Scott, Professor John Attia, Mr Mark McEvoy
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,99820102010
GNo:G0900152

2009 (5 grants)

Australian stroke genetics collaborative - Genome-wide association study in ischaemic stroke$1,108,000
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Chris Levi, Conjoint Associate Professor Jonathan Sturm, Professor John Attia, Professor Rodney Scott, Doctor Lisa Lincz, Dr Simon Koblar, Professor Pablo Moscato
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,108,00020092011
GNo:G0188856

Health Behaviour Research Centre (HBRC)$267,361
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Alison Jones, Conjoint Professor David Durrheim, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Associate Professor Erica James, Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Conjoint Associate Professor Colin Bell, Doctor Allison Boyes, Professor Kypros Kypri, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Professor John Attia, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Doctor Frank Tuyl, Ms Lyn Francis, Ms Megan Freund, Dr Claire Johnson, Doctor Josephine Gwynn, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Doctor Sue Outram, Doctor Marita Lynagh, Doctor Natalie Johnson, Doctor Conor Gilligan, Conjoint Professor David Sibbritt, Doctor Edouard Tursan D'Espaignet, Doctor Libby Campbell
SchemeRole
Priority Research CentreInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$267,36120092012
GNo:G0189877

LDX analyser (fingerprick unit) x4, piCo Smokerlyzer (Carboxymeter)x4, Universal cardboard disposable mouthpieces for piCo smokerlyzer x4 and Universal d pieces for piCo Smokerlyzer x4$20,775
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Amanda Baker, Doctor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Doctor Alyna Turner, Doctor Juanita Todd, Professor Robin Callister, Ms Sally Hunt, Professor Brian Kelly, Professor John Attia, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Doctor Paula Wye
SchemeRole
Equipment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,77520092009
GNo:G0189849

Development and transfer of data linkage key and dataset for SHOAMP data and blood samples$13,387
Funding Body: Department of Veterans` Affairs

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Professor John Attia
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$13,38720092009
GNo:G1000008

Vascular Ischaemia Study$10,400
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Chris Levi, Professor John Attia, Professor Rodney Scott, Doctor Michael Seldon, Doctor Lisa Lincz, Conjoint Associate Professor Jonathan Sturm
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,40020092009
GNo:G0900120

2008 (2 grants)

Genes and environment in the risk of early age-related macular degeneration: a population-based case-control study$701,224
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Professor John Attia, Conjoint Professor Wayne Smith, Professor Pablo Moscato
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$701,22420082010
GNo:G0189168

HMRI Senior Research Fellow$160,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor John Attia, Emeritus Professor Maree Gleeson, Professor Rodney Scott, Conjoint Professor Vaughan Carr, Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland, Professor Michael Hazelton, Professor Trevor Day
SchemeRole
Senior FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$160,00020082009
GNo:G0188558

2007 (7 grants)

Systematic Review of the effects of Long Work Hours on Workplace Safety & Performance$69,000
Funding Body: National Occupational Health & Safety Commission

SchemeRole
TenderInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$69,00020072007
GNo:12332389

Prevention of heart disease by pneumococcal vaccination$50,000
Funding Body: Pfizer Australia

Project Team
Professor Phil Hansbro, Dr Sukumaran Thambar, Professor John Attia, Mr Mark McEvoy
SchemeRole
Cardiovascular Lipid Research GrantsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,00020072007
GNo:G0186642

Cancer Cluster Study$48,030
Funding Body: Newcastle Innovation

Project Team
Doctor Maya Guest, Ms Sandra McBurnie, Professor John Attia, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este
SchemeRole
Administered ResearchInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$48,03020072008
GNo:G0188347

Healthy Airways and Obstructive Lung Disease (HAROLD)$20,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Wayne Smith, Associate Professor Lisa Wood, Professor John Attia, Associate Professor Regina Berretta, Professor Pablo Moscato
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020072007
GNo:G0187246

Hewlett Packard 7890 series gas chromatograph with accessories$20,000
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

The impact of Asymmetrical Dimethylarginine on Cognition in a population-based cohort$7,678
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Mr Mark McEvoy, Conjoint Professor Wayne Smith, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Schofield, Professor John Attia
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,67820072007
GNo:G0187872

Genetic polymorphisms in the native thrombolytic systems as risk factors for ischaemic stroke.$5,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Chris Levi, Professor John Attia, Professor Rodney Scott, Dr Amanda Thrift
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020072007
GNo:G0187320

2006 (8 grants)

PRC - Priority Research Centre for Bioinformatics, Biomarker Discovery & Information-Based Medicine (CIBM)$621,143
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Pablo Moscato, Professor Rodney Scott, Emeritus Professor John Rostas, Professor John Forbes, Conjoint Professor Peter Hersey, Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland, Conjoint Professor Wayne Smith, Emeritus Professor Peter Dunkley, Emeritus Professor Leonie Ashman, Professor John Attia, Associate Professor Phillip Dickson, Associate Professor Liz Milward, Professor Alistair Sim, Associate Professor Paul Tooney, Associate Professor Regina Berretta, Conjoint Professor David Sibbritt, Conjoint Professor Chris Levi, Professor Xu Dong Zhang, Conjoint Associate Professor Patricia Crock, Conjoint Associate Professor Jeannette Lechner-Scott
SchemeRole
Priority Research CentreInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$621,14320062013
GNo:G0186919

Prevention of heart disease by pneumococcal vaccination$55,000
Funding Body: Pfizer Cardiovascular lipid research grants

SchemeRole
Cardiovascular Lipid Research GrantsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$55,00020062007
GNo:12332304

The impact of Anticholinergic activity, apolipoprotein E and high-affinity choline transporter genotype on cognition in a population-based co-hort: a pilot study$15,500
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Mr Mark McEvoy, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Schofield, Conjoint Professor Wayne Smith, Doctor Janine Duke, Professor John Attia
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,50020062006
GNo:G0186170

The rEMISS Study. Exploring the Experience of Mood Disturbance in community dwelling Stroke Survivors: a longitudinal study$14,500
Funding Body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund

SchemeRole
Charitable Trusts and Foundations ProjectInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$14,50020062007
GNo:12332324

Is pneumococcal vaccination protective for cardiovascular disease? Elucidating the relationship between pneumococcal vaccination and protective anti-oxidised LDL antibodies$13,448
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor John Attia
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$13,44820062006
GNo:G0186696

10 year follow-up of patients attending a flexible eating insulin education program$10,000
Funding Body: Novo Nordisk Foundation

SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020062007
GNo:12332350

Elucidating the mechanics of transgenerational toxicity in the ageing male$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Shaun Roman, Professor John Attia, Dr Elizabeth Gillam
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020062006
GNo:G0186080

Identification of single nucleotide polymorphisms that are associated with an increased risk of colectoral cancer$9,050
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Rodney Scott, Professor Robyn Ward, Assoc. Prof Nicholas Hawkins, Professor John Attia, Conjoint Professor David Sibbritt, Professor Pablo Moscato
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,05020062006
GNo:G0186073

2005 (4 grants)

Genetic polymorphisms in the native thrombolytic and thrombotic systems as risk factors for ischaemic stroke$106,488
Funding Body: National Heart Foundation of Australia

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Chris Levi, Professor John Attia, Professor Rodney Scott, Dr Amanda Thrift
SchemeRole
Grant-In-AidInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$106,48820052006
GNo:G0184034

Prevalence and risk factors for peripheral neuropathy in newly-diagnosed type 2 diabetes$30,000
Funding Body: Diabetes Australia

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Wayne Smith, Professor John Attia, Conjoint Associate Professor Julia Lowe, Doctor Janine Duke
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00020052005
GNo:G0185002

The effect of dietary folate, environmental toxins, and genetic polymorphisms in parents and children in determining the risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia$20,000
Funding Body: Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Project Team
Professor John Attia, Doctor Anne Ronan
SchemeRole
Arnott Fellowship in Cancer ResearchChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020052005
GNo:G0185060

Kryos cryogenic vessel controller$9,600
Funding Body: National Health & Medical Research Council

SchemeRole
Infrastructure GrantsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,60020052005
GNo:12332363

2004 (4 grants)

Nature, nuture and acute childhood lymphoblastic leukaemia$193,500
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Rodney Scott, Professor John Attia
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$193,50020042006
GNo:G0183209

Ambient baroque music in dementia$30,000
Funding Body: Bernard Judd Foundation

Project Team
Professor Kichu Nair, Professor John Attia, Conjoint Professor John Marley
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00020042004
GNo:G0184809

Novel genetic and environmental risk factors in atherothrombosis: The role of variation in Cox-2, tpA and PAI-1 activity$28,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Chris Levi, Conjoint Professor David Henry, Dr Patricia McGettigan, Professor John Attia, Professor Mark Parsons, Dr Michael Seldon, Professor Rodney Scott
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$28,00020042004
GNo:G0183749

Visit of Mrs Ammarin Thakkinstain 1 March 2004 to 30 May 2004$4,565
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor John Attia
SchemeRole
Visitor GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,56520042004
GNo:G0183802

2003 (1 grants)

Research Fellows in Epidemiology$195,000
Funding Body: Vicent Fairfax Family Foundation

Project Team
Professor Julie Byles, Professor John Attia, Conjoint Professor Wayne Smith
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$195,00020032005
GNo:G0182726

2002 (4 grants)

Study of health outcomes in aircraft maintenance personnel (Phase II and III)$893,786
Funding Body: Commonwealth department of veterans affairs

SchemeRole
TenderInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$893,78620022004
GNo:12332427

Study of health outcomes in aircraft maintenance personnel (Phase I)$275,000
Funding Body: Commonwealth department of veterans' affairs

SchemeRole
TenderInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$275,00020022003
GNo:12332449

American-Heart Association/Asia Pacific Scientific Forum, Hawaii, 23-26 April 2002$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor John Attia
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020022002
GNo:G0181696

World Congress of Epidemiology, Montreal, Canada 18-22 August, 2002$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor John Attia
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020022002
GNo:G0182156

2001 (2 grants)

The Genetic Origins of Childhood Cancer.$40,000
Funding Body: John Hunter Children`s Hospital Research Foundation

Project Team
Professor Rodney Scott, Professor John Attia, Doctor Frank Alvaro
SchemeRole
Research Grant (Defunct)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$40,00020012001
GNo:G0181219

Development of two courses in molecular and genetic epidemiology.$28,600
Funding Body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Project Team
Professor John Attia, Professor Julie Byles
SchemeRole
Innovative Projects in Relation to PHERPChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$28,60020012001
GNo:G0180974

2000 (1 grants)

The effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme gene variants on survival post-myocardial infarction and on response to ACE inhibitors.$9,200
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor John Attia
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,20020002000
GNo:G0179327

1998 (1 grants)

Tea tree oil as a topical decolonisation solution for adult inpatients with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureas$96,480
Funding Body: Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation

Project Team
Professor John Attia, Meredith Caelli, Assoc. Prof T Riley
SchemeRole
Research and Development ProjectChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$96,48019982000
GNo:G0177627
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions10
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL2

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

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142022PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid)Co-SupervisorDoes Weighing During Pregnancy Prevent Excessive Gestational Weight Gain? A Mixed-Method Study
20142018PhD (Behavioural Science)Co-SupervisorSmoke-Free Recovery From Trauma Surgery: A Randomised Control Trial of an Online Smoking Cessation Program for Trauma Surgery Inpatients
20132019PhD (Medicine)Co-SupervisorImpact of Dietary Protein on Postprandial Blood Glucose Levels in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
20122016PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid)Principal SupervisorThe Role of Autoantibodies in the Development of Depression
20122020PhD (Clinical Pharm)Co-SupervisorPotential Cardio-Protective Effect of Pneumococcal Vaccine
20122016PhD (Medical Genetics)Co-SupervisorGenetic and Non-Genetic Studies of Type 2 Diabetes in Three Susceptible Asian Populations: Malay, Chinese and Indian
20122016PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid)Principal SupervisorThe Association of Dietary Patterns, the Related Nutritional Factors and Depression Among Older Australians
20102014PhD (Psychiatry)Co-SupervisorHealth Determinants in Australian Communities: A Multilevel Investigation of the Influence of Personal and Contextual Characteristics
20102014PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid)Co-SupervisorThe Role of Zinc in Chronic Disease
20052012PhD (Immunology & Microbiol)Co-SupervisorEnvironmental Triggers of Systemic Autoimmunity

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014M Philosophy (ComMed&ClinEpid)Co-SupervisorThe Relationship Between Early Alzheimer's Disease, Apolipoprotein E Genotyping & Hippocampal MRI Volumes
2014PhD (Medicine)Co-SupervisorThe Optimal Timing of Surgical Fracture Stabilization in Trauma Patients
2014PhD (Psychiatry)Co-SupervisorThe Inflammation Hypothesis of Depression: Cross Sectional Associations, Temporal Relationships and the Confounds of Comorbidity
2014PhD (Medicine)Co-SupervisorExploring the Long-Term Experience of Psychological Morbidity in Community-Dwelling Stroke Survivors
2013PhD (Psychiatry)Co-SupervisorSuicide in Urban and Rural Australia: Determinants, Moderators and Treatment Options for Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours
2012M Philosophy (ComMed&ClinEpid)Co-SupervisorSystematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis of Intravenous Ibuprofen Vs. Intravenous Indomethacin Vs. Placebo in the Management of Clinically and/or Echocardiographically Important Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Preterm Infants at Greater than 24 Hours of Life
2012PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid)Sole SupervisorFactor V Leiden and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome
2012PhD (Behavioural Science)Co-SupervisorThe Food and Nutrient Intake and Physical Activity of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Non-Indigenous Rural Children
2012PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid)Co-SupervisorThe Study of Health Outcomes in Aircraft Maintenance Personnel: Sensory System Effects
2010PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid)Sole SupervisorThe Clinical Efficacy of Tea Tree Oil as an Alternative Topical Decolonisation Agent for Adult Inpatients with Meticillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
2010PhD (Medicine)Co-SupervisorGenetic Polymorphisms of Platelet Glycoprotein and Cyclooxygenase-2 Genes and Their Influence on Risk of Ischaemic Stroke, 90 Day Post-Stroke Outcome, and Gene-Environment Interactions
2007PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid)Co-SupervisorClinical Epidemiology of B Natriuretic Peptides as Tests for Heart Failure in Australian General Practice
2006PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid)Co-SupervisorCardiovascular Risk Factors in Asians and Caucasians
2004PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid)Principal SupervisorMolecular Epidemiological Study of Childhood Cancer
2004PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid)Principal SupervisorMeta-analysis of Molecular Association Studies
2003PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid)Principal SupervisorDiet, Lifestyle, and Risk Factors for Forearm Fracture in Postmenopausal Women
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Professor John Attia

Work Phone(02) 4042 0500
Fax(02) 40420039
Email
PositionAcademic Director
CReDITSS Unit
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Office
3014,
Hunter Medical Research Institute Building,
Kookaburra Circuit, John Hunter Hospital Campus New Lambton NSW 2305
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/john-attia