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

Code Description Percentage
111716 Preventive Medicine 50
111499 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/03/2005 - 1/03/2007 Clinical Research Officer University 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 - 1/08/1990 Research Assistant (Organic Chemistry) University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2000 Smith 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-authors John Fitter, Vicki Clifton, Gemma Madsen, Roger Smith

Journal article (10 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Hodyl 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]
DOI 10.1164/rccm.201007-1188oc
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Vicki Clifton, Peter Gibson
2009 Smith 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]
DOI 10.1210/jc.2008-2257
Citations Scopus - 69Web of Science - 64
Co-authors Roger Smith, Patrick Mcelduff
2006 Power 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]
DOI 10.1002/ajp.20215
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Roger Smith
2001 Bowman 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]
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 23
Co-authors Roger Smith
2000 McCluskey 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]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Roger Smith, Adam Mccluskey
2000 McLean 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]
Citations Scopus - 41Web of Science - 36
Co-authors Roger Smith, Vicki Clifton
1999 Smith 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]
Citations Scopus - 53Web of Science - 44
Co-authors Roger Smith, Gemma Madsen
1999 Keller 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]
Citations Scopus - 36Web of Science - 37
Co-authors Roger Smith, Adam Mccluskey
1997 Bowman 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]
DOI 10.1046/j.1365-2826.1997.00665.x
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Roger Smith
1993 Smith 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Stirrat 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)
Co-authors Roger Smith
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, Adelaide (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Roger Smith, Kym Rae, Sharron Hall
2012 Maiti 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-authors Roger Smith, John Aitken
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, Sydney, NSW (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Kym Rae, Roger Smith, Sharron Hall
2010 Hodyl 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-authors Vicki Clifton
2008 Smith 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-authors Patrick Mcelduff, Roger Smith
2008 Smith 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-authors Roger Smith
2007 Smith 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-authors Roger Smith
2006 Power 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-authors Roger Smith
2006 Smith 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-authors Roger Smith
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 1
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 body Department of Education, Training & Youth Affairs
Project Team Emeritus 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
Scheme Targetted Institutional Links Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0176589
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y
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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

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

Office

Room 3534, Level 3
Building John Hunter Hospital
Location John Hunter Hospital

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