Conjoint Associate Professor John Stuart

Conjoint Associate Professor

School of Medicine and Public Health (Paediatrics and Child Health)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise

Clinical research on health problems of Aboriginal children, particularly aetiology of chronic ear disease.



Teaching Expertise

General and behavioral paediatrics, Aboriginal Health,, Spina Bifida.



Administrative Expertise

Team Leader, Child and Family Health Team, Kaleidoscope Children's Network from 2004 to . Principal investigator on a number of research Grants.


Qualifications

  • Master of Medical Science (Clinical Epidemiology), University of Newcastle
  • Diploma of Child Health, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons - London
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, University of Western Australia
  • Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Aboriginal Health
  • Paediatrics

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111403 Paediatrics 40
111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 30
110899 Medical Microbiology not elsewhere classified 30

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/08/1987 - 1/12/1995 Senior Lecturer in Clinical Epidemiology and Paediatrics University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health- Clinical Epidemiology and Paediatrics
Australia
1/11/1969 - 1/03/1973 Research Officer The University of Queensland
Faculty of Medicine- Dept of Child Health
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/1996 -  Senior Staff Specialist Paediatrician Hunter New England Health
Health- Paediatrics
Australia
Edit

Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (30 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Ashhurst-Smith C, Hall ST, Burns CJ, Stuart J, Blackwell CC, 'Induction of inflammatory responses from THP-1 cells by cell-free filtrates from clinical isolates of Alloiococcus otitidis', INNATE IMMUNITY, 20 283-289 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1753425913490535
Co-authors Caroline Blackwell
2014 Ashhurst-Smith C, Hall ST, Burns CJ, Stuart J, Blackwell CC, 'Invitro inflammatory responses elicited by isolates of Alloiococcus otitidis obtained from children with otitis media with effusion', INNATE IMMUNITY, 20 320-326 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1753425913492181
Co-authors Caroline Blackwell
2012 Ashhurst-Smith CIJ, Hall ST, Stuart J, Burns CJ, Liet E, Walker PJ, et al., 'Alloiococcus otitidis: An emerging pathogen in otitis media', Journal of Infection, 64 233-235 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Caroline Blackwell
2007 Adams MC, Lucock MD, Stuart JE, Fardell S, Baker K, Ng X, 'Preliminary evidence for involvement of the folate gene polymorphism 19 bp deletion-DHFR in occurrence of autism', Neuroscience Letters, 422 24-29 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.neulet.2007.05.025
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 24
Co-authors Mark Lucock
2007 Ashhurst-Smith CIJ, Hall ST, Walker PJ, Stuart JE, Hansbro PM, Blackwell CC, 'Isolation of Alloiococcus otitidis from Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian children with chronic otitis media with effusion', FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology, 51 163-170 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1574-695X.2007.00297.x
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 17
Co-authors Caroline Blackwell, Philip Hansbro
2007 Stuart JE, 'Research Note: The Antiquity of Chronic Ear Disease in Australian Aboriginal Children', Health and History, 9 1-4 (2007) [C1]
2003 Hazell P, Stuart JE, 'A Randomized Controlled Trial of Clonidine Added to Psychostimulant Medication for Hyperactive and Aggressive Children', Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 42 886-894 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1097/01.CHI.0000046908.27264.00
Citations Scopus - 122Web of Science - 93
2003 Stuart JE, Butt HL, Walker PJ, 'The microbiology of glue ear in Australian Aboriginal children', Journal of Pediatrics & Child Health, 39 665-667 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1046/j.1440-1754.2003.00247.x
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2002 Mamoon H, Henry R, Stuart JE, Gibson PG, 'House dust mite allergen levels in carpeted sleeping accommodation are higher in private houses than public places', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 38 568-570 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Peter Gibson
2001 Walker PJ, Stuart JE, 'The screening value of tympanometry in Aboriginal children', Australian Journal of Otolaryngology, 4 (2) 107-110 (2001) [C1]
1996 Chayarpham S, Stuart J, Chongsuvivatwong V, Chinpairoj S, Lim A, 'A study of the prevalence of and risk factors for ear diseases and hearing loss in primary school children in Hat Yai, Thailand', Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, 79 (1996)
Citations Scopus - 9
1996 Gibson PG, Stuart JE, Wlodarczyk J, Olson LG, Hensley MJ, 'Nasal inflammation and chronic ear disease in Australian Aboriginal children', JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH, 32 143-147 (1996)
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1754.1996.tb00911.x
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Peter Gibson, Michael Hensley
1995 Stuart J, 'The History and Epidemiology of ear disese in Australian Aboriginal children', Australian Journal of Otolaryngology, 2 6-10 (1995) [C1]
1994 STUART J, 'GUIDELINES ON THE MANAGEMENT OF PEDIATRIC MIDDLE-EAR DISEASE', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 160 451-451 (1994)
Citations Web of Science - 1
1992 Stuart J, Hensley, Olson L, 'A Randomised Double Blind Controlled Trial of Nasal Beclomethasone in Ear Disease in Aboriginal Children', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 28 112-112 (1992)
Co-authors Michael Hensley
1989 Stuart J, 'Aboriginal Health Has there Been any Progress?', Australian Medicine, 1 114-115 (1989)
1987 stuart J, burgess M, 'acute abdominal distension following cryptosporidium infection', Australian Paediatric Journal, 23 257-258 (1987)
1985 Stuart J, 'Aboriginal Child Health', Australian Family Physician, 14 677-680 (1985) [C3]
1983 Procopis PG, Stuart J, Kan A, 'Amoebic Meningitis also Occurs in NSW', Clinical and Experimental Neurology, 19 77-80 (1983)
1978 STUART J, 'DEVELOPMENT OF SERUM IMMUNOGLOBULINS G, A AND M IN AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL INFANTS', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 1 4-5 (1978)
Citations Web of Science - 5
1975 STUART J, HARGREAVES D, 'BACTERIAL-FLORA OF EAR, NOSE AND THROAT IN ABORIGINAL INFANTS FROM BRISBANE AND CHERBOURG', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 1 S40-S44 (1975)
Citations Scopus - 2
1975 WELCH JS, STUART JE, 'LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF PARASITE INFECTIONS IN 120 QUEENSLAND ABORIGINAL INFANTS', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 1 14-16 (1975)
Citations Web of Science - 7
1975 Stuart JE, Quayle CJ, Lewis AN, 'Follow up studies of aboriginal children with ear disease and hearing loss at Cherbourg (Queensland)', Medical Journal of Australia, 1 38-40 (1975)

A random sample of 100 Aboriginal primary school children originally examined in February, 1970, was followed up in February, 1971, and February, 1972. Over this period, the incid... [more]

A random sample of 100 Aboriginal primary school children originally examined in February, 1970, was followed up in February, 1971, and February, 1972. Over this period, the incidence of hearing loss dropped from 41% to 23%. Most of the improvement occurred in the younger children, and, while this could be attributed to treatment in a few cases, the majority of children appeared to improve spontaneously. A complete school grade of 37 children aged six years in 1970 was retested 6 times over a period of 3 yr. Again, there was a general improvement, from 60% incidence of hearing loss in 1970 to 22% in 1972. Most of this improvement was spontaneous. During the 3 yr of observation (1970, 1971, 1972), 30 Aboriginal children underwent surgery including myringotomy, myringoplasty and mastoidectomy. Operative successes and failures in these children are discussed.

Citations Scopus - 5
1974 Lewis AN, Barry M, Stuart J, 'Screening Procedures for the Identification of Hearing and Ear Disorders in Australian Aboriginal Children', The Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 88 335-347 (1974)
Citations Scopus - 3
1973 Stuart JE, Connellan P, 'Ascorbic Acid Studies in Aborigines', Australian Paediatric Journal, 9 159-163 (1973)
1973 Stuart JE, Lewis AN, Barry M, 'HEARING AND EAR DISEASE IN PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN ON THREE QUEENSLAND ABORIGINAL SETTLEMENTS', Australian Paediatric Journal, 9 164-171 (1973)
Citations Scopus - 3
1973 Stuart JE, 'Dr John Stuart', Identity, 11-11 (1973)
1973 Stuart JE, Dugdale AE, Prestwood U, 'NEONATAL AND INFANT MORTALITY RATES AMONG AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES', Medical Journal of Australia, 2 633-635 (1973)
Citations Scopus - 2
1973 Stuart JE, Welch JS, 'Trial of Thiabendazole and Viprynium Embonate in Combination for Trichuriasis in Aboriginal Children', Medical Journal of Australia, 2 1017-1019 (1973)
Citations Scopus - 1
1966 Close G, Murphy E, Goodwin A, Sherwood J, Blunden S, Carter P, et al., 'Guidelines for the prevention and control of otitis media and its sequelae in Aboriginal children', Medical Journal of Australia, 164 S1-S17 (1966)
Show 27 more journal articles

Conference (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Ashhurst-Smith CIJ, Hall ST, Stuart JE, Liet E, Walker PJ, Dorrington R, et al., 'Alloiococcus otitidis: The major isolate from both urban and rural/remote children with chronic otitis media with effusion (glue ear)', Proceedings of the 3rd Coalition for Research to Improve Aboriginal Health (CRIAH) Aboriginal Health Research Conference, Sydney, NSW (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Caroline Blackwell
2011 Ashhurst-Smith CIJ, Hall ST, Stuart JE, Walker PJ, Dorrington R, Eisenberg R, et al., 'Antibiotic resistance among alloiococcus otitidis isolates from Indigenous and non-Indigenous children with otitis media with effusion (OME)', Proceedings of the 3rd Coalition for Research to Improve Aboriginal Health (CRIAH) Aboriginal Health Research Conference, Sydney, NSW (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Caroline Blackwell
Edit

Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 8
Total funding $226,600

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


20071 grants / $8,190

Development of 16s ribsome DNA for identification of bacteria causing ear infections in Aboriginal Children from rural communities$8,190

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Professor Caroline Blackwell, Conjoint Associate Professor John Stuart
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187856
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20042 grants / $39,000

Vitamin B12 and gene interactions in autism$20,000

Funding body: Hunter Children`s Research Foundation

Funding body Hunter Children`s Research Foundation
Project Team Doctor Michelle Adams, Associate Professor Mark Lucock, Conjoint Associate Professor John Stuart
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184142
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Assessment of Allioiococcus Otitis for its potential as a pathogen in otitis media$19,000

Funding body: Hunter Children`s Research Foundation

Funding body Hunter Children`s Research Foundation
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor John Stuart, Conjoint Professor Caroline Blackwell
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184566
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20021 grants / $24,000

The effects of cigarette smoke on immune and inflammatory responses in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children with middle ear infections.$24,000

Funding body: John Hunter Children`s Hospital Research Foundation

Funding body John Hunter Children`s Hospital Research Foundation
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor John Stuart, Conjoint Professor Caroline Blackwell
Scheme Research Grant (Defunct)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182334
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20011 grants / $31,800

Randomized double blind placebo control trial of clonidine augmentation of psychostimulant treatment for children aged 6-14 years with comorid ADHD and Oppositi$31,800

Funding body: Australian Rotary Health

Funding body Australian Rotary Health
Project Team Conjoint Professor Philip Hazell, Conjoint Associate Professor John Stuart
Scheme Mental Illness Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180194
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

20001 grants / $30,000

Clonidine plus psychostimulants for ADHD and Behaviour Problems.$30,000

Funding body: Australian Rotary Health

Funding body Australian Rotary Health
Project Team Conjoint Professor Philip Hazell, Conjoint Associate Professor John Stuart
Scheme Mental Illness Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0178799
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

19941 grants / $13,610

The Patterns of Breastfeeding & Their Effect on the Time of Resumption of Menses in Urban Areas in Indonesia 1994$13,610

Funding body: World Health Organisation

Funding body World Health Organisation
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor John Stuart
Scheme Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0175432
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

19891 grants / $80,000

Upper Airway Allergy and Ear Disease in Aboriginal Children$80,000

Funding body: GlaxoSmithKline Australia

Funding body GlaxoSmithKline Australia
Project Team
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1989
Funding Finish 1994
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y
Edit

Conjoint Associate Professor John Stuart

Position

Conjoint Associate Professor
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Paediatrics and Child Health

Contact Details

Email john.stuart@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4924 6400
Fax (02) 4924 6401

Office

Building Harker Building
Location Other

,
Edit