Mrs Maria Bowman

HMRI Research Assistant

School of Medicine and Public Health (Public Health)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise

Radioimmunoassays: All aspects, from preparation and purification of radioactive label using HPLC to immunisation of rabbits and analysis of antibodies. Have experience in developing and optimising assays for commercially unavailable peptides.

Molecular: PCR, DNA and RNA extractions.

Cell culturing: Anterior pituitary cells pituitaries collected from abattoir, cells isolated, plated and treated. AtT20 cells mouse pituitary cell line.

Perifusion Studies: Sheep and rat anterior pituitary cells suspended in gel columns and treated. Eluate collected and assayed.

Computer Skills: Proficient in Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Word, and Endnote.

Hospital PIMS training.

Data Management: Responsible (together with midwife) for Mathematical Model Access Database, which is approaching 3,000 samples and over 500 patients. Data entered and retrieved from respiratory Controls access database.

Clinical: Assessment, recruitment and follow-up of participants in Respiratory research studies. Information collection and data entry into trial databases. Experience in various procedures including spirometry, saline challenge, exhaled carbon monoxide (ECO), exhaled nitric oxide (ENO), exhaled breath condensate (EBC), allergy skin prick test.



Administrative Expertise

Administration: Confidential letters containing assay results sent to doctors and pathology laboratories. Experience collecting, editing and presenting information in relevant format, including grant submissions, ethics applications, journal papers and conference posters/talks. Compilation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

Negotiating skills ordering products and equipment needed for laboratory.


Keywords

  • HPLC
  • Preterm labour
  • Radioimmunoassays

Languages

  • Greek (Fluent)

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111716Preventive Medicine50
111499Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine not elsewhere classified50

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/03/2005 - 1/03/2007Clinical Research OfficerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
1/11/1990 - Research Assistant (Medicine)University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
1/01/1990 - 1/08/1990Research Assistant (Organic Chemistry)University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Membership - Endocrine Society of Australia Endocrine Society of Australia
Australia
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Publications

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


Chapter (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2000Smith R, Changs E-C, Mesiano S, Nicholson R, Cheng Y-H, Bowman M, et al., 'Regulation of parturition: The role of CRH', Hormones and Women's Health The Reproductive Years, Harwood Academic Publishers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 215-219 (2000) [B1]
Co-authorsJohn Fitter, Vicki Clifton, Gemma Madsen, Roger Smith

Journal article (10 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Hodyl NA, Stark MJ, Osei-Kumah A, Bowman M, Gibson PG, Clifton VL, 'Fetal glucocorticoid-regulated pathways are not affected by inhaled corticosteroid use for asthma during pregnancy', American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 183 716-722 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1164/rccm.201007-1188oc
CitationsScopus - 18Web of Science - 13
Co-authorsVicki Clifton, Peter Gibson
2009Smith R, Smith JI, Shen XB, Engel PJ, Bowman M, McGrath SA, et al., 'Patterns of plasma corticotropin-releasing hormone, progesterone, estradiol, and estriol change and the onset of human labor', Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 94 2066-2074 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1210/jc.2008-2257
CitationsScopus - 65Web of Science - 62
Co-authorsRoger Smith
2006Power ML, Bowman M, Smith R, Ziegler TE, Layne DG, Schulkin J, Tardif SD, 'Pattern of maternal serum corticotropin-releasing hormone concentration during pregnancy in the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus)', American Journal of Primatology, 68 181-188 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1002/ajp.20215
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 12
Co-authorsRoger Smith
2001Bowman M, Lopata A, Jaffe R, Golos T, Wickings J, Smith R, 'Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone-Binding Protein in Primates', American Journal of Primatology, 53 123-130 (2001) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 30Web of Science - 23
Co-authorsRoger Smith
2000McCluskey A, Finn M, Bowman M, Keller PA, Smith R, '2,7-dimethylthiazolo[4,5-d] pyradazine-4-(5H)-thione: a corticotrophin releasing hormone type 1 receptor agonist', Australian journal of chemistry, 905-908 (2000) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Adam Mccluskey
2000McLean M, Bowman M, Clifton VL, Smith R, Grossman AB, 'Expression of the Heme Oxygenase-Carbon Monoxide Signalling system in Human Placenta', The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 85 2345-2349 (2000) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 41Web of Science - 35
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Vicki Clifton
1999Smith R, Wicking J, Bowman M, Belleoud A, Dubreuil G, Davies J, Madsen GM, 'Corticotropin-releasing hormone in chimpazee and gorilla pregnancies', Journal of clinical endocrinology and Metabolism, (Aug);84/8 2820-2825 (1999) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 52Web of Science - 44
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Gemma Madsen
1999Keller PA, Bowman M, Dang KH, Garner JA, Leach SP, Smith R, McCluskey A, 'Pharmacophore development for corticotropin-releasing hormone: new insights into inhibitor activity', Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 42, No. 13 2351-2357 (1999) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 36Web of Science - 37
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Adam Mccluskey
1997Bowman M, Robinson PJ, Smith R, 'Atrial natriuretic peptide, cyclic GMP analogues and modulation of guanylyl cyclase do not alter stimulated POMC peptide release from perifused rat or sheep corticotrophs', Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 9 929-936 (1997) [C1]
DOI10.1046/j.1365-2826.1997.00665.x
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsRoger Smith
1993Smith R, Chan E, Bowman M, Winthrop JH, Phippard AF, 'Corticotropin-releasing hormone in the baboon pregnancy', Journal Clinical Endocrinology Metab, 76 1063-1068 (1993) [C1]
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Conference (10 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Stirrat L, O'Reilly J, Riley S, Howie A, Bowman M, Smith R, et al., 'Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal Axis Hormones Are Reduced in Obese Pregnancy', REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES (2015)
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Co-authorsRoger Smith
2013Rae 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, Adelaide (2013) [E1]
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Kym Rae, Sharron Hall
2012Maiti K, Gravina FS, Bowman M, Aitken RJ, Smith R, 'The ageing placenta and still birth', Abstracts. The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia and the Society for Reproductive Biology 2012, Gold Coast, QLD (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsRoger Smith, John Aitken
2011Weatherall 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, Sydney, NSW (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsKym Rae, Roger Smith, Sharron Hall
2010Hodyl NA, Stark MJ, Osei-Kumah A, Bowman M, Clifton VL, 'The effect of inhaled corticosteroid treatment for asthma during pregnancy on markers of maternal, placental and fetal systemic function', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health: Abstracts of the 14th Annual Congress of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand 2010, Wellington, NZ (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsVicki Clifton
2008Smith R, Smith JI, Shen X, Bisits AM, Engel PJ, Giles WB, et al., 'The onset of human labor is associated with a fall in the ration of progesterone to estrogens and an increase in the estriol to estradiol ratio', 51st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia and Society of Reproductive Biology: Meeting Proceedings and Abstract Book, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsRoger Smith
2008Smith R, Smith JI, Bowman M, Equils O, Vali S, Bisits AM, 'Use of mathematical modelling to predict pregnancy outcomes and behaviour of the uterus', The Twenty-Second Fetal and Neonatal Workshop of Australia and New Zealand Abstract Book, Runaway Bay, QLD (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsRoger Smith
2007Smith R, Smith J, Bowman M, McGrath SA, Giles WB, 'Rate of change of corticotrophin releasing hormone and hCG nadir provide accurate identification of women at risk of preterm birth', Reproductive Sciences (Scientific Program & Abstracts: 54th Annual Meeting, SGI), Reno, Nevada (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsRoger Smith
2006Power ML, Bowman M, Smith R, Layne DG, Ziegler TE, Tardif SD, Schulkin J, 'Expression and function of corticotropin-releasing hormone (crh) in anthropoid primate placenta', American Journal of Primatology, San Antonio, TX (2006) [E3]
Co-authorsRoger Smith
2006Smith J, Norris A, Bowman M, Engel T, Bisits AM, Giles WB, et al., 'Rate of change of corticotrophin releasing hormone and HCG Nadir provide accurate identification of women at risk of preterm birth', Endocrine Journal-Continuation of Endocrinologia Japonica, Queensland, Australia (2006) [E3]
Co-authorsRoger Smith
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants1
Total funding$244,500

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19961 grants / $244,500

South-East Asian Australian Preterm Labour Study Group.$244,500

Funding body: Department of Education, Training & Youth Affairs

Funding bodyDepartment of Education, Training & Youth Affairs
Project TeamEmeritus Professor William Walters, Professor Roger Smith, Conjoint Professor Warwick Giles, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bisits, Doctor Cheng Chan, Dr Stephen O'Callaghan, Doctor Jenny Stewart Williams, Mrs Maria Bowman, Doctor John Fitter
SchemeTargetted Institutional Links Program
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1996
Funding Finish1996
GNoG0176589
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY
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Mrs Maria Bowman

Position

HMRI Research Assistant
MBRC
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Public Health

Contact Details

Emailmaria.bowman@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 4374
Fax(02) 492 14394

Office

Room3534, Level 3
BuildingJohn Hunter Hospital
LocationJohn Hunter Hospital

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