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Dr Kym Rae

Research Academic

School of Medicine and Public Health (Indigenous Health)

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Kym Rae is an Early Career Researcher who completed her PhD studies at the University of New England in early 2007. Her PhD work looking at predicting the onset of labour in women provided a natural progression into her post-doctoral work aimed at reducing premature and low birth weight deliveries in Aboriginal communities. Dr Rae is committed to developing research in partnership with Aboriginal people and providing ongoing capacity building opportunities for early Aboriginal researchers.

Dr Kym Rae has been the Program Coordinator of the Gomeroi gaaynggal research program (NHMRC 569239) since the early phases of consultation with the Aboriginal communities of the Hunter New England Area Health Service. She has been heavily involved in community consultation and developed community connections in each of the project locations. Dr Rae continues to be in close communication with the Aboriginal communities of Tamworth and Walgett particularly. She has spent four years in community consultation with Aboriginal communities in the local and national arena.

Dr Rae is the program coordinator for both the Scientific research and ArtsHealth Gomeroi gaaynggal program. She has a personal interest in the capacity building of local Aboriginal people and has mentored the Aboriginal staff involved in the Gomeroi gaaynggal project to continue to build their research skills and return research capacity to local communities. She has personally mentored two Aboriginal women through to the successful completion of the Indigenous Research Capacity Building Cert IV.

Currently she is mentoring a beginning Indigenous Researcher from the University of Newcastle through the early stages of her project design and ethics applications. Despite the short time frame, she has published a number of conference and journal papers, and continues to increase her publication output. She continues to build her publications in Indigenous maternal and infant health, ArtsHealth and coordinate art exhibitions for the Gomeroi gaaynggal mothers.

Research Expertise
Dr Kym Rae completed her PhD studies at the University of New England in early 2007. Her PhD work looking at predicting the onset of labour in women provided a natural progression into her post-doctoral work aimed at reducing premature and low birth weight deliveries in Aboriginal communities. Dr Rae is committed to developing research in partnership with Aboriginal people and providing ongoing capacity building opportunities for early Aboriginal researchers. Dr Kym Rae has been the Program Coordinator of the Gomeroi gaaynggal research program since the early phases of consultation with the Aboriginal communities of the Hunter New England Area Health Service and has been instrumental in obtaining research funds of over $3.5million for the Gomeroi gaaynggal program. She has been heavily involved in community consultation and developed community connections in each of the project locations.

Dr Rae continues to be in close communication with the Aboriginal communities of Tamworth and Walgett particularly. Dr Rae is the program coordinator for both the Scientific research and ArtsHealth Gomeroi gaaynggal program. She has a personal interest in the capacity building of local Aboriginal people and has mentored the Aboriginal staff involved in the Gomeroi gaaynggal project to continue to build their research skills and return research capacity to local communities. She has published a number of conference and journal papers, and continues to increase her publication output. She continues to build her publications in Indigenous maternal and infant health, ArtsHealth and coordinate art exhibitions for the Gomeroi gaaynggal mothers. Despite a scientific background her commitment to ArtsHealth have lead to the Gomeroi gaaynggal program being awarded the Patronage of the Governor of NSW and the National Excellence award for an Indigenous ArtsHealth program. - 39 conference publications of which she is lead author on 24 - 8 journal publications of which she is lead author on 5 Dr Rae has received three recent awards - Vice Chancellors Award for Research at a Regional Centre (2012) - Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle Indigenous Research Collaboration Award (2012) - National Excellence award for an Indigenous ArtsHealth program (2011)

Administrative Expertise
Program Coordinator NHMRC funded Gomeroi gaaynggal program Manager of the Gomeroi gaaynggal Centre, Tamworth Member of Hunter New England Human Research Ethics Committee (2010-2013)


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of New England
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of New England
  • Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Teaching, University of New England

Keywords

  • Aboriginal Health
  • Endocrinology
  • Parturition
  • Reproduction

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified 25
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 50
190499 Performing Arts and Creative Writing not elsewhere classified 25

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Director of Gomeroi Gaaynggal Progr University of Newcastle
Faculty of Health and Medicine
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2009 -  Membership - Hunter New England Human Research Ethics Committee Hunter New England Human Research Ethics Committee
Australia
1/01/2000 -  Membership - Endocrine Society of Australia Endocrine Society of Australia
Australia
1/01/2000 -  Membership - Society for Reproductive Biology Society for Reproductive Biology
Australia
1/01/1999 - 1/12/2005 Senior Chemistry Teacher - High School Calrossy School, Brisbane Street, Tamworth
Calrossy School - Association of Independant Schools
Australia
1/01/1999 - 1/12/2003 Careers Adviser - High School Calrossy School, Brisbane Street, Tamworth
Calrossy School - Association of Independant Schools
Australia
1/01/1994 - 1/01/1999 Technical Officer I Hunter New Engalnd Pathology
Australia

Awards

Recognition

Year Award
2012 Indigenous Research Collaboration Award
Unknown
2011 National Excellence Award for Indigenous ArtsHealth program
Unknown

Research Award

Year Award
2012 Vice Chancellors Research Award
University of Newcastle
2005 Keith and Dorothy Mackay Fellowship
University of New England

Invitations

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2009 ArtsHealth Conference #2
Organisation: University of Newcastle Description: Gomeroi gaaynggal (Gomeroi Babies) is a unique ArtsHealth collaboration.
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Publications

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


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Rae KM, Weatherall L, 'Relationships in Indigenous Health Practice: Long conversations and embraced vulnerabilities within the Gomeroi gaaynggal Centre', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 153-160 (2014) [B1]

Journal article (16 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Ashman AM, Collins CE, Weatherall L, Brown LJ, Rollo ME, Clausen D, et al., 'A cohort of Indigenous Australian women and their children through pregnancy and beyond: the Gomeroi gaaynggal study.', J Dev Orig Health Dis, 7 357-368 (2016)
DOI 10.1017/S204017441600009X
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Roger Smith, John Attia, Megan Rollo, Kirsty Pringle, Clare Collins
2016 Rae K, Bohringer E, Ashman A, Brown L, Collins C, 'Cultural experiences of student and new-graduate dietitians in the Gomeroi gaaynggal ArtsHealth program: a quality assurance project', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, (2016)
DOI 10.1071/HE15028
Co-authors Clare Collins, Leanne Brown
2016 Rae KM, Mah B, 'Carers of Indigenous children: service and systems failure? Where to next?', Medical Journal of Australia, 205 19-20 (2016)
DOI 10.5694/mja16.00551
2016 Ashman A, Collins CE, Weatherall L, Keogh L, Brown L, Rollo M, et al., 'Dietary intakes and anthropometric measures of Indigenous Australian women and their infants in the Gomeroi gaaynggal cohort', Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, (2016)
DOI 10.1017/S2040174416000325
Co-authors Clare Collins, Leanne Brown, Megan Rollo, Roger Smith
2015 Pringle KG, Weatherall L, Corbisier de Meaultsart C, Keogh L, Sands S, Blackwell C, et al., 'The Gomeroi Gaaynggal Cohort: A Preliminary Study of the Maternal Determinants of Pregnancy Outcomes in Indigenous Australian Women', Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health, 3 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.4172/2376-127X.1000211
Co-authors Kirsty Pringle, Clare Collins, Caroline Blackwell, Roger Smith, Sharron Hall
2015 Pringle KG, Rae K, Weatherall L, Hall S, Burns C, Smith R, et al., 'Effects of maternal inflammation and exposure to cigarette smoke on birth weight and delivery of preterm babies in a cohort of Indigenous Australian women', Frontiers in Immunology, 6 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Pringle, Rae, Weatherall, Hall, Burns, Smith, Lumbers and Blackwell.Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), neonatal deaths, and deaths from infection are higher among Indige... [more]

© 2015 Pringle, Rae, Weatherall, Hall, Burns, Smith, Lumbers and Blackwell.Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), neonatal deaths, and deaths from infection are higher among Indigenous Australians. This study aimed to determine the effects of inflammatory responses and exposure to cigarette smoke, two important factors associated with sudden death in infancy, on preterm birth, and birth weight in a cohort of Indigenous mothers. Indigenous Australian women (n = 131) were recruited as part of a longitudinal study while attending antenatal care clinics during pregnancy; blood samples were collected up to three times in pregnancy. Serum cotinine, indicating exposure to cigarette smoke, was detected in 50.4% of mothers. Compared with non-Indigenous women, the cohort had 10 times the prevalence of antibodies to Helicobacter pylori (33 vs. 3%). Levels of immunoglobulin G, antibodies to H. pylori, and C-reactive protein (CRP) were all inversely correlated with gestational age (P < 0.05). CRP levels were positively associated with maternal body mass index (BMI; ¿ = 0.449, P = 0.001). The effects of cigarette smoke (cotinine) and inflammation (CRP) were assessed in relation to risk factors for SIDS: gestational age at delivery and birth weight. Serum cotinine levels were negatively associated with birth weight (¿ = -0.37, P < 0.001), this correlation held true for both male (¿ = -0.39, P = 0.002) and female (¿ = -0.30, P = 0.017) infants. Cotinine was negatively associated with gestational age at delivery (¿ = -0.199, P = 0.023). When assessed by fetal sex, this was significant only for males (¿ = -0.327, P = 0.011). CRP was negatively associated with gestational age at delivery for female infants (¿ = -0.46, P < 0.001). In contrast, maternal BMI was significantly correlated with birth weight. These data highlight the importance of putting programs in place to reduce cigarette smoke exposure in pregnancy and to treat women with chronic infections such as H. pylori to improve pregnancy outcomes and decrease risk factors for sudden death in infancy.

DOI 10.3389/fimmu.2015.00089
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Kirsty Pringle, Sharron Hall, Caroline Blackwell, Roger Smith
2015 Wakely L, Rae K, Keatinge D, 'Fragile forgotten families: Parenting a premature infant in a rural area, where is the evidence?', Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing, 18 8-17 (2015) [C1]

Background and aims Families in rural Australia are at higher risk of preterm birth and have poorer access to health services. This paper reviews the literature on parenting prema... [more]

Background and aims Families in rural Australia are at higher risk of preterm birth and have poorer access to health services. This paper reviews the literature on parenting premature infants and asks why so few studies examine the experiences of rurally residing parents. Methods CINAHL, Medline, Embase and the Maternity and Infant Care databases were searched and articles were analysed using qualitative content analysis. Results The literature search returned 17,237 articles, of which 23 met the inclusion criteria. One article examined experiences of rurally residing parents and no articles included Indigenous Australians. The following four themes emerged: The NICU environment, detailed parents' need to adjust to the NICU environment before they focus on their child. Connectedness, described connections parents develop to cope. Fragility refers to parents' perception of their premature infant as fragile and their fragile confidence in their parenting ability. Touch described the importance of touch and the distress caused by restriction of touch. Conclusions The evidence describing parenting a premature infant lacks accounts of different socio-economic and cultural groups, particularly rural families and Indigenous Australians. Implications for clinical practice Despite facing additional challenges accessing specialist care and local follow-up services, little is known about the experiences of rural parents.

Co-authors Luke Wakely
2014 Rae KM, Weatherall L, Blackwell CC, Pringle K, Smith R, Lumbers E, 'Long conversations: Gomeroi gaaynggal tackles renal disease in the Indigenous community', Australasian Epidemiologist, 21 44-48 (2014) [C2]
Co-authors Kirsty Pringle, Roger Smith, Caroline Blackwell
2013 Rae K, Weatherall L, Hollebone K, Apen K, McLean M, Blackwell C, et al., 'Developing research in partnership with Aboriginal communities - strategies for improving recruitment and retention', RURAL AND REMOTE HEALTH, 13 (2013) [C2]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Roger Smith, Caroline Blackwell
2011 Rees M, May JA, Rae KM, 'Is it me? Or is there something in the water? Client decision making in nursing', Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 28 67-73 (2011) [C1]
Co-authors Jenny May
2011 Rae KM, Weatherall LJ, Naden ML, Slater PE, Smith R, 'Gomeroi Gaaynggal - Moving forward', Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, 35 28-29 (2011) [C3]
Co-authors Roger Smith
2010 Wakely LT, Rae KM, Cooper R, 'Stoic survival: The journey of parenting a premature infant in the bush', Rural and Remote Health, 10 1475 (2010) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Luke Wakely
2010 Rae KM, 'Wearing someone else's shoes', Medical Humanities, 36 40-42 (2010) [C2]
DOI 10.1136/jmh.2009.003459
Citations Scopus - 2
2009 Fuery PJ, Smith R, Rae KM, Burgess R, Fuery KL, 'Morality, duty, and the arts in health: A project on Aboriginal underage pregnancy', Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, 1 36-47 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/17533010802528025
Co-authors Roger Smith
2009 Rae KM, Weatherall LJ, Smith R, Mackay PJ, 'The birth of Gomeroi Gaaynggal', Aboriginal & Islander Health Worker Journal, 33 9-11 (2009) [C1]
Co-authors Roger Smith
2007 Rae KM, Hollebone K, Clausen D, Chetty V, McFarlane J, 'Follistatin serum concentrations during full-term labour in women- significant differences between spontaneous and induced labours', Reproduction, 134 705-711 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1530/REP-07-0208
Citations Scopus - 9
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Review (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Rae KM, 'Breathing Deeply: Culture of Health and Well-being Conference, Bristol, 24-27 June 2013', Journal of Applied Arts and Health (2014) [O1]

Conference (63 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Mah B, Weatherall L, Burrows J, Blackwell C, Wadhwa P, Lumbers E, et al., 'Psychological Distress in Pregnant Australian Indigenous Women Residing in Rural and Remote New South Wales of Australia', REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES (2016)
Co-authors Julie Burrows, Roger Smith
2016 Mohapatra L, Senior A, Hure A, Rae KM, Simpson S, Raubenheimer D, et al., 'Links between dietary amino acids in pregnancy, gestational length and birth weight', Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Conference (2016)
Co-authors Clare Collins, Roger Smith, Alexis Hure
2016 Collier J, Weatherall L, Keogh L, Slater P, Mah B, Wright P, Rae KM, 'Painting a clearer picture for social and emotional wellbeing: ArtsHealth innovation within Australian Indigenous families', Conference Proceedings (2016)
2016 Mah B, Weatherall L, Burrows J, Blackwell C, Wadwha P, Lumbers ER, et al., 'Psychological Distress in pregnant Australian Indigenous women residing in rural and remote New South Wales', Conference Proceedings (2016)
Co-authors Julie Burrows
2016 Bohringer E, Brown LJ, Ashman A, Corby C, Rae K, 'Engaging students in a remote community placement experience: Making tracks for the future' (2016)
Co-authors Emma Bohringer, Leanne Brown
2015 Pringle K, Grimson S, Wang Y, Weatherall L, Smith R, Rae KM, et al., 'Cytokine Gene Polymorphisms in an Indigenous Australian Pregnancy Population', Reproductive Sciences (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Roger Smith, Kirsty Pringle, Caroline Blackwell
2015 Langham J, Wakely L, Johnston CL, Rae K, 'Physical activity of rural residing children with disabilities: Perceptions of parents/carers', 13th National Rural Health Conference.Handbook (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wakely, Cath Johnston
2015 Rae KM, Weatherall L, Collins C, Smith R, Lumbers ER, Pringle K, 'Maternal obesity negatively impacts on fetal maternal health and birth outcomes in an Indigenous Australian cohort', Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Roger Smith, Clare Collins, Kirsty Pringle
2015 Weatherall L, Smith R, Collins C, Rae KM, Lumbers ER, Pringle K, 'Risk factors for development of future chronic disease from an Indigenous Australian cohort', Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Roger Smith, Clare Collins
2015 Weatherall L, Slater P, Bailey J, Rae KM, 'Dollmaking: Yarning with Elders about motherhood', 13th National Rural Health Conference. Proceedings and Handbook (2015) [E3]
2015 Rollo M, Ashman A, Brown L, Rae KM, Weatherall L, Skinner G, Smith R, 'A brief tool for assessing diet quality and selected nutrient intakes from image-based dietary records: Design and preliminary results from use in pregnant women' (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Geoff Skinner, Megan Rollo, Roger Smith, Leanne Brown
2015 Rae KM, Pringle K, Sykes S, Weatherall L, Clausen D, Smith R, et al., 'Factors affecting blood pressure and renal health in Australian Indigenous Women', Reproductive Sciences (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Caroline Blackwell, Roger Smith, Kirsty Pringle
2015 Pringle K, Sykes S, Weatherall L, Clausen D, Smith R, Rae KM, Lumbers E, 'Interrelationships between circulating and urinary components of the renin-angiotensin system in Indigenous pregnant women', Reproductive Sciences (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Roger Smith, Kirsty Pringle
2015 Smith R, Rae K, Lumbers E, Kandasamy Y, Pringle K, Weatherall L, 'Preterm birth and low birthweight in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Population', BJOG-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Roger Smith, Kirsty Pringle
2015 Pringle KG, Weatherall L, Collins CE, Smith R, Rae K, 'Maternal Obesity negatively impacts on fetal kidney development, maternal health and birth outcomes in an Indigenous Australian cohort', Society of Reproductive Biology/Endocrine Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting. Oral Abstracts (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Clare Collins, Kirsty Pringle, Roger Smith
2015 Lumbers ER, Sykes SD, Weatherall L, Clausen D, Smith R, Rae K, Pringle KG, 'INTERRELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN CIRCULATING AND URINARY COMPONENTS OF THE RENIN-ANGIOTENSIN SYSTEM IN INDIGENOUS PREGNANT WOMEN', HYPERTENSION (2015) [O1]
Co-authors Kirsty Pringle, Roger Smith
2015 Ashman A, Collins C, Brown LJ, Rollo M, Rae K, 'Investigating dietary intakes of Indigenous Australian women and their infants in the Gomeroi gaaynggal study', A Healthy Start for the Human Race... 2015 DOHaD Conference. (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Clare Collins, Megan Rollo
2014 Logue J, Wakely LT, Rae K, Shipley L, Weatherall L, Van der Laan D, 'Beyond the booklet: Collaborative community consultation to develop a child development booklet', Proceeding of 2014 NSW Rural Health and Research Congress (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wakely
2014 Rae KM, 'Artshealth: translating research for Indigenous communities', Proceedings of the 3rd Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation (2014) [E3]
2014 Pringle K, Rae KM, Weatherall L, Hall S, Burns C, Smith R, et al., 'Effects of cigarette smoke and maternal inflammation in pregnancy on birth weight and gestational age at delivery in an Indigenous Australian population', Proceedings of the 57th ESA and 45th SRB Annual Conference (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Sharron Hall, Kirsty Pringle, Caroline Blackwell, Roger Smith
2014 Rae KM, Weatherall, 'From the Coast to the Australian Outback: Arts, Health and Science connecting in the Gomeroi gaaynggal program', Published proceedings of the Culture Health and Wellbeing conference (2014) [E3]
2014 Rae KM, Pringle KG, Sykes SD, Weatherall L, Clausen D, Smith R, et al., 'Factors affecting blood pressure and renal health in young Indigenous pregnant women', State of the Heart 2014 Congress (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Caroline Blackwell, Roger Smith, Kirsty Pringle
2014 Wakely LT, Shipley L, Rae K, Weatherall L, Naden M, Logue J, van der Laan D, 'Beyond the booklet: Collaborative community consultation to develop a child development resource', Surf's Up: Ride the Wave's SARRAH National Conference for Rural and Remote Allied Health Professionals (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wakely
2014 Pringle KG, Sykes S, Diehm C, Weatherall L, Galal M, Clausen D, et al., 'The intrarenal renin angiotensin system in pregnancy and its potential in predicting renal dysfunction and fetal kidney development in Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian women', Abstracts of the 18th Congress of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) (2014) [E3]
DOI 10.1111/jpc.12528/abstract
Co-authors Kirsty Pringle, Roger Smith
2014 Lumbers ER, Pringle KG, Sykes SD, Weatherall L, Clausen DC, Rae K, Smith R, 'THE INTRARENAL RENIN-ANGIOTENSIN SYSTEM (RAS) IN HUMAN PREGNANCY', HYPERTENSION (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Roger Smith, Kirsty Pringle
2014 Ashman A, Weatherall L, Brown LJ, Collins C, Naden M, Rae K, et al., 'Infant feeding practices in an Aboriginal cohort of pregnancy and infancy - the Gomeroi gaaynggal study', Aboriginal Health Conference 2014 (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Megan Rollo, Clare Collins, Roger Smith
2014 Wakely LT, Rae K, Keatinge D, 'Touching the fragile connections: Parenting a premature infant in a rural area. A thematic review of the literature', Compassion and Care in a Changing World The 3rd Asia-Pacific International Conference on Qualitative Research in Nursing, Midwifery and Health (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wakely
2013 Pringle KG, Sykes SD, Weatherall L, Clausen D, Smith R, Rae KM, Lumbers ER, 'Novel Urinary Biomarkers for Predicting Pregnancy Outcome in Indigenous and Non- Indigenous Australian Women', Published proceedings of the Fetal and Neonatal Workshop (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Roger Smith, Kirsty Pringle
2013 Pringle KG, Sykes SD, Weatherall L, Galal, Clausen D, Smith R, et al., 'The intrarenal renin angiotensin system in pregnancy and its potential in predicting pregnancy outcome and renal dysfunction in Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian women', Published proceedings of the Society for Reproductive Biology (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Roger Smith
2013 Pringle K, Sykes SD, Weatherall L, Clausen D, Smith R, Rae KM, Lumbers ER, 'Novel renal biomarkers for predicting pregnancy outcome', Published proceedings of the Symposium on Vasoactive Peptides (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Roger Smith, Kirsty Pringle
2013 Rae KM, Weatherall L, Clausen D, Maxwell C, Bowman M, Milgate P, et al., 'Gomeroi gaaynggal: Empowerment of Aboriginal communities to understand health implications of research in pregnancy', Proceedings of th 12th National Rural Health Conference (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Maria Bowman, Sharron Hall, Roger Smith
2013 Rae KM, Lumbers ER, Pringle KG, Sykes SD, Weatherall L, Clausen D, Smith R, 'Measurement of the activity of the circulating and intrarenal renin-angiotensin system (iRAS) in pregnant and non-pregnant subjects PP036', Pregnancy Hypertension (2013)
Co-authors Roger Smith, Kirsty Pringle
2013 Rae KM, Weatherall L, 'Creative start to health, a healthy start to life', 11th National Rural Health Alliance Conference. Handbook (2013)
2013 Pringle, Lumbers, Sykes, Weatherall, Clausen D, Rae KM, Smith, 'The intrarenal renin angiotensin system and pregnancy outcome.', Pregnancy Hypertension: an International Journal of Women's Cardiovascular Health (2013) [E3]
DOI 10.1016/j.preghy.2013.04.063
Co-authors Kirsty Pringle, Roger Smith
2013 Lumbers, Pringle, Sykes, Weatherall, Clausen D, Rae KM, Smith, 'Measurement of the activity of the circulating and intrarenal renin-angiotensin system (iRAS) in pregnant and non-pregnant subjects.', Pregnancy Hypertension: an International Journal of Women¿s Cardiovascular Health. (2013) [E3]
DOI 10.1016/j.preghy.2013.04.053
Co-authors Roger Smith, Kirsty Pringle
2012 Weatherall LJ, Rae KM, Naden ML, Smith R, 'Research skills build healthy Aboriginal communities', International Indigenous Development Research Conference. Keynote Speakers: Biographies and Abstracts (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Roger Smith
2012 Rae KM, Weatherall L, Clausen D, Maxwell C, Bowman M, Milgate P, et al., 'The role of maternal renal health in an Australian Aboriginal population in fetal growth and renal development' (2012)
Co-authors Maria Bowman, Sharron Hall, Roger Smith
2012 Weatherall L, Naden M, Slater P, Rae KM, 'Gomeroi gaaynggal: Elders yarning about Motherhood project' (2012)
2011 Rae KM, Weatherall L, 'Unfurling our creative spirits', 11th National Rural Health Alliance Conference. Handbook (2011)
2011 Rae KM, Rees M, May J, 'Reflections of Chronic Care in the Bush', Proceedings of the 11th National Rural Health Alliance Conference (2011)
Co-authors Jenny May
2011 Milgate P, Hall S, Carlin A, Boyd J, Bowman M, Rae KM, et al., 'The Birra-li Research Project: Pathways to better kidney health in the future', Proceedings of the 3rd Coalition for Research to Improve Aboriginal Health (CRIAH)Aboriginal Health Research conference (2011)
Co-authors Maria Bowman, Roger Smith, Sharron Hall
2011 Rae KM, Weatherall L, Hall S, Milgate P, Boyd J, Bowman M, et al., 'Tackling pregnancy outcomes ¿ the Gomeroi gaaynggal program' (2011)
Co-authors Maria Bowman, Roger Smith, Sharron Hall
2011 Rae KM, Reid S, Naden M, 'Through our mothers eyes ¿ Participant perspectives from the Gomeroi gaaynggal program' (2011)
2011 Weatherall LJ, Rae KM, Milgate P, Hall ST, Carlin A, Boyd J, et al., 'A place of connections: The Gomeroi Gaaynggal Centre', Proceedings of the 3rd Coalition for Research to Improve Aboriginal Health (CRIAH) Aboriginal Health Research Conference (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Maria Bowman, Sharron Hall, Roger Smith
2010 Rae KM, Weatherall LJ, 'Research that gives back, working with community', 2010 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts (2010) [E3]
2010 Rae KM, Weatherall LJ, Malin M, 'Gomeroi Gaaynggal - research skill building and empowerment of Aboriginal staff', 2010 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts (2010) [E3]
2010 Rees M, May JA, Rae KM, 'Storming the barricades. Improving rural client outcomes by addressing client decision making barriers', 2010 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny May
2010 Rae KM, 'Gomeroi gaaynggal in Tamworth', ArtsHealth Symposium - Space and Wellbeing (2010) [E3]
2010 Weatherall L, Bruno A, Rae KM, 'Crossing the bridge, step by step, day by day' (2010)
2010 Rae KM, Weatherall L, 'Gomeroi gaaynggal - ArtsHealth for Healthy pregnancy' (2010)
2010 Rae KM, Weatherall L, 'Gomeroi gaaynggal ¿ research skill building and empowerment of Aboriginal staff' (2010)
2009 Lusumbami P, Rae KM, May JA, 'Smoking in pregnant indigenous women and smoking cessation interventions: A literature review', 2009 General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference: Abstracts and Presentations (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny May
2009 Rae KM, Agnew L, Colditz I, Kauter K, McFarlane J, Watson K, 'Modulation of Leukocyte hsp70 Expression by Gender, Menstrual cycle phase and Oral Contraceptives', 4th Annual Meeting of the Biomedical Society for Stress Response Conference. Programme and Abstract Book (2009)
2009 Rae KM, 'Gomeroi gaaynggal (Gomeroi babies): Tamworth', The 2nd ArtsHealth Conference Proceedings (2009) [E3]
2008 Blake J, Rae KM, Green G, Draws R, 'Action time: Research to guide appropriate Aboriginal antenatal services', 2008 General Practice & Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts (2008) [E3]
2008 Wakely LT, Rae KM, Cooper RJ, 'Experience of parenting a premature infant: A literature review', 2008 General Practice & Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wakely
2008 Rae KM, Hollebone K, Apen K, Martin T, Smith R, 'Investigating life event stress could help reduce the incidence of preterm birth in Aboriginal Australians', Aboriginal Health Research Conference 2008: Conference Program and Abstract Book (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Roger Smith
2008 Blake J, Green G, Draws R, Rae KM, 'Are there barriers to accessing antenatal, child and family health services for Aboriginal families in the Tamworth area?', Aboriginal Health Research Conference 2008: Conference Program and Abstract Book (2008) [E3]
2008 Wakely LT, Cooper RJ, Rae KM, 'Experience of parenting a premature ilnfant in a rural area', NSW Rural and Remote Health Conference 2008: Conference Program (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wakely
2007 Rae KM, Hollebone K, Clausen DC, O'Connor AE, Phillips DJ, Macfarlane JR, 'Follistatin activin A and other inflammatory proteins through parturition', Endocrine Journal (2007) [E3]
2007 Kreamer R, Rae KM, Cooper RJ, 'Out of the NICU but not home yet - The postcode lottery of birth', 4th Biennial NSW Primary Health Care Research & Evaluation Conference. Programme and Abstract Book (2007) [E3]
2007 Blake J, Green G, Dawes R, Cooper R, Rae KM, 'Are there barriers to accessing antenatal, child and family health services for Aboriginal families in the Tamworth area?', 4th Biennal NSW Primary Health Care Research and Evaluation Conference Programme and Abstract Book (2007)
2007 Wakely L, Cooper R, Rae KM, 'Experience of Parenting a Non- Indigenous Premature Infant in a Rural Area', 4th Biennial NSW Primary Health Care Research and Evaluation Conference. Programme and Abstract Book (2007)
Co-authors Luke Wakely
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Other (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Pringle K, Rae KM, 'The Art of Pregnancy', ( issue.March). VIC: Control Publications (2016)
Co-authors Kirsty Pringle
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 15
Total funding $4,103,798

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20161 grants / $1,435,280

Gomeroi gaaynggal - Safety and Wellbeing$1,435,280

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Kym Rae
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1600981
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20153 grants / $138,870

Susan Alberti PhD Scholarship$81,210

Funding body: Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation

Funding body Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation
Project Team Doctor Kirsty Pringle, Doctor Kym Rae, Dr Adrienne Gordon
Scheme Postgraduate Scholarship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1500948
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Wiser Women: Educational Aspirations and Participation of Indigenous Women of Reproductive Age in Regional, Rural and Remote Communities$55,660

Funding body: Leslie Family Foundation

Funding body Leslie Family Foundation
Project Team Professor Penny Jane Burke, Doctor Kym Rae, Professor Peter Radoll, Associate Professor Maree Gruppetta, Associate Professor Seamus Fagan, Mrs Sher Campbell
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501246
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Society for Reproductive Investigation 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting, San Fransisco USA, 24-28 March 2015$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Kym Rae
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500306
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20145 grants / $741,805

An early indicator of renal dysfunction in Indigenous women at risk of pregnancy complications $645,358

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Kirsty Pringle, Professor Eugenie Lumbers, Doctor Kym Rae, Professor Fiona Broughton-Pipkin, Laureate Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1300183
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Using Art to improve the health of Aboriginal mothers and their babies$49,042

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Laureate Professor Roger Smith, Doctor Kym Rae
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1401528
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Does a novel biomarker of renal function in pregnant Indigenous Australian women predict their future renal and cardiovascular health?$25,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Eugenie Lumbers, Doctor Kirsty Pringle, Doctor Kym Rae, Laureate Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301370
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Gomeroi gaaynggal Community ArtsHealth$21,500

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Kym Rae
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1401087
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

3rd Annual NHMRC Research Translation Faculty Symposium, Achieving better health outcomes for Australians liing with chronic conditions through more effective research translation, Sofitel Melbourne, $905

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Kym Rae
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400963
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20131 grants / $2,000

Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference, Bristol United Kingdom, 24-26 June 2013$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Kym Rae
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300526
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20121 grants / $1,723,519

Understanding the Origins of Diabetes and Kidney Disease in Aboriginal Children and Their Mothers$1,723,519

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Roger Smith, Professor Mark McLean, Professor Eugenie Lumbers, Professor Sandra Eades, Emeritus Professor John Boulton, Doctor Kym Rae, Professor Clare Collins
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1100137
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20102 grants / $11,100

Healthy Mums, Healthy Bubs, Healthy Communities 2011$10,000

Funding body: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Funding body Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Project Team Doctor Kym Rae
Scheme Family relationship program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100673
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Indigenous Women and Wellness Conference, Darwin, 22 - 28 August 2010$1,100

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Kym Rae
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000733
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20091 grants / $27,040

Stress during pregnancy and the developmental origins of renal disease in Aboriginal Australians$27,040

Funding body: Kidney Health Australia

Funding body Kidney Health Australia
Project Team Doctor Kym Rae, Laureate Professor Roger Smith, Professor Eugenie Lumbers
Scheme Medical Research Project Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0189886
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

20081 grants / $24,184

Linking Cigarette Smoking to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Aboriginal Women$24,184

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Laureate Professor Roger Smith, Conjoint Professor Peter Jones, Doctor Kym Rae
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188464
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current6

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.3
PhD1.2

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD The Impact of Nutrition, Obesity and Diabetes on Maternal Kidney Function and Fetal Kidney Development in Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians.
PhD (Human Physiology), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Participation in Arts Health and its Impact on the Social and Emotional Wellbeing for Mothers and Female Carers of Indigenous Infants and Preschool Aged Children
PhD (Psychiatry), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2016 Masters Role of Protein to Carbohydrate Ratio in Determining Gestational Length and Birth Weight
M Philosophy (Medicine), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 Masters Factors Influencing Renal Development and Function in Indigenous Australians; the Roles of Preterm Birth, Intrauterine Growth and Maternal Renal Health
M Philosophy (Medicine), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Optimising Dietary Intake and Nutrition-Related Health Outcomes in Aboriginal Women and their Children
PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD Experience of Parenting a Premature Infant in Rural Area
PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
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News

Kym Rae

PhD Scholarship - Indigenous Women’s and Children’s Health

June 9, 2016

A PhD scholarship is available in the area of Indigenous women’s and children’s health for a student from any of the disciplines of medicine, allied health, science, biomedical science or Indigenous studies under the supervision of Dr Kym Rae and Dr Kirsty Pringle.

$1.5 million federal grant secures Indigenous health centre’s future

May 17, 2016

The Federal Government has provided a crucial $1.5 million grant to the University of Newcastle’s Gomeroi gaaynggal health centre at Tamworth and Walgett, enabling it to continue operating beyond the end of 2016.

Operation Angel Award for UON academic

December 5, 2014

University of Newcastle research academic Dr Kym Rae is being honoured for her dedication to kidney health research in Indigenous Australians.

Dr Kym Rae

Positions

Research Academic
Mothers and Babies Research Centre
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Director of Gomeroi Gaaynggal Programs
Mothers and Babies Research Centre
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Indigenous Health

Contact Details

Email kym.rae@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 02-67652698
Mobile 0431379872
Fax 02 6765 3743

Office

Room Gomeroi gaaynggal Centre 2/1 Hinkler Street
Building Gomeroi gaaynggal Centre
Location Tamworth NSW 2340

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