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Professor Roger Smith

Professor

School of Medicine and Public Health

Career Summary

Biography

I am an internationally recognised leader in the pathophysiology of human pregnancy. I have been awarded medals and published in Nature, Nature Medicine and the New England Journal of Medicine and Scientific American; Science has reviewed my work. I have been a visiting Professor at Harvard, Yale and the NIH Perinatal Research Branch.

Research Expertise
Clinical and basic science expertise in the physiology of human birth and the pathophysiology of premature birth.

Teaching Expertise
Teaching endocrinology to medical students

Administrative Expertise
Previous assistant dean research, currently Director of the Department of Endocrinology John Hunter Hospital and Co-Director of the University of Newcastle Priority Research Centre in Reproductive Science and Director of the Mothers and Babies Research Centre.


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of London
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, University of Sydney

Keywords

  • endocrinology
  • premature labour
  • preterm birth

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
060499 Genetics not elsewhere classified 15
110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified 35
111499 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Professor University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia

Awards

Distinction

Year Award
2012 Life Member Endocrine Society of Australia for services rendered
Endocrine Society of Australia

Recognition

Year Award
2013 Member of the Order of Australia
Council for the Order of Australia
2012 Indigenous Collaboration Staff Excellence Award
University of Newcastle
2010 Excellence in Innovation Award
Newcastle Innovation
2009 Santa Chiara Prize for Multidisciplinary Research
University of Siena
2003 Fellowship ad eundem
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG)
2000 Asia & Oceania Medal
Society for Endocrinology
2000 Award for Research Excellence
Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2005 1st International Summit on Preterm Birth
Organisation: Society for Gynaecological Investigation Description: Roger was invited to give a Plenary lecture "Stress and the onset of human labour" in the session called "Preterm labour - mechanisms". This was the first in a series of landmark meetings focussed on topics vital to global reproductive health. This Summit addressed the important research questions relating to the prediction and prevention of preterm birth. The goal of the Summit was to produce an expert consensus document defining the current state of knowledge and important questions to be addressed in future research. Roger was also invited to be on the Scientific Committee of the Summit. This report and supporting documents were published in the Journal of the Society of Gynecological Reproduction.
2004 2nd International workshop on Biomarkers and PTD
Organisation: World Health Organisation Description: Roger was one of two Australian participants. The goals for this workshop were to generate a forum for international projects, future collaborations scientific progress based on fruitful discussions, exchange of ideas and potentially friendship. The final product was to be scientific protocols owned by all participants. 5 protocols on genetics, preconception identification of women at risk for PTB, Pathways, Time trends and preventions and interventions were generated. The International PREterm BIrth Collaborative (PREBIC) was formed at this meeting.
2003 46th RCOG Study Group
Organisation: Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Description: Invited to participate in the 46th Royal College Obstetrics & Gynecology Study Group on preterm labour convened in London 21-23 Oct 2003 A small number of selected people were chosen to meet for three days to discuss preterm labour. The college attaches great importance to the Study groups both nationally and internationally through the resulting publication. Roger's talk was titled Control of the length of gestation lessons from women". This led to the following publication. Smith R, Mesiano S, Nicholson R, Zakar T, Chan E-C, Bisits A, Clifton V, Giles W. Control of the Length of Gestation-Lessons from Women. Pre-term Birth Study Group. Eds. Bennet and Thornton. Publisher: Royal College Obstetrics Gynecology 2004.
2003 24th Winter Neuropeptide Conference, Breckenridge, Colorado 1st-4th Feb
Organisation: National Institute of Health Description: Roger was invited by Dr Cathy Spong, Head of the NIH Perinatal Study Section, to Chair the session "Neuropeptides and Development".
2002 Placenta and Brain, Birth and Behavior, Health and Disease, Washington, 10th June
Organisation: American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists Description: Roger was invited to give the opening presentation "Regulation of Human Parturition". This symposium established collaborations which led to Roger Smith and Rick Nicholson being co-chief investigators on a major NIH program grant. The following publication resulted from this symposium:- Smith R, Mesiano S, Nicholson R, Clifton V, Zakar T, Chan E-C, Bisits A, Giles W. The Regulation of Human Parturition. In Birth Distress and Disease. Eds. Michael Power, Jay Schulkin. Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK pp77-90 2006
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Publications

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


Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2001 Smith R, The Endocrinology of Parturition ¿ Basic Science and Clinical Application, Karger, London, 316 (2001) [A3]

Chapter (13 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Smith R, Paul J, Chan C, Keelan J, 'The role of the primate placenta in term and preterm parturition', The Placenta: Development, Function and Diseases, Nova Science, Hauppaugue, NY 335-346 (2013) [B1]
Co-authors Jonathan Paul
2012 Schjenken JE, Tolosa Gonzalez JM, Paul JW, Clifton VL, Smith R, 'Mechanisms of maternal immune tolerance during pregnancy', Recent Advances in Research on the Human Placenta, InTech, Rijeka, Croatia 211-242 (2012) [B1]
Co-authors Jonathan Paul
2012 Pan X, Smith R, Zakar T, 'DNA methylation in development', Embryology - Updates and Highlights on Classic Topics, InTech, Rijeka, Croatia 143-170 (2012) [B1]
DOI 10.5772/37696
2011 Young IR, Renfree MB, Mesiano S, Shaw G, Jenkin G, Smith R, 'The comparative physiology of parturition in mammals: Hormones and paturition in mammals', Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates Volume 5: Mammals, Elsevier, Amsterdam 95-116 (2011) [B1]
Citations Scopus - 3
2010 Smith R, Smith JI, Bisits AM, 'The Endocrine Regulation of Human Labour', Preterm Birth: Prevention and Management, Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken 78-87 (2010) [B1]
2010 Smith R, Lau SL, 'The endocrinology of human pregnancy and parturition', Endocrinology: Adult and Pediatric, Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA 2612-2623 (2010) [B2]
2007 Smith R, 'Stress and the pathophysiology of human birth', Preterm Birth: Mechanisms, Mediators, Prediction, Prevention and Interventions, Informa Healthcare, London, United Kingdom 42-48 (2007) [B1]
2006 Murphy VE, Smith R, Giles WB, Clifton VL, 'The role of the mother, placenta, and fetus in the control of fetal growth during human pregnancy', Perinatal Programming: Early Life Determinants of Adult Health & Disease, Taylor & Francis, London 3-16 (2006) [B1]
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Vicki Clifton
2005 Smith R, Mesiano S, Nicholson RC, Clifton VL, Zakar T, Chan EC, et al., 'The Regulation of Human Parturition', Birth, Distress and Disease: Placental-Brain Interactions, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 77-90 (2005) [B1]
Co-authors Vicki Clifton
2005 Smith R, Mesiano S, Nicholson R, Clifton V, Zakar T, Chan E-C, et al., 'The regulation of human parturition', Birth, Distress and Disease: Placental-Brain Interactions, Cambridge University Press 74-87 (2005)

Preterm birth accounts for 70% of neonatal mortality and is a common cause for intellectual handicap among survivors. Approximately 50% of cases of cerebral palsy are associated w... [more]

Preterm birth accounts for 70% of neonatal mortality and is a common cause for intellectual handicap among survivors. Approximately 50% of cases of cerebral palsy are associated with preterm birth, in turn preterm birth increases the risk of cerebral palsy by 40 times! (Goldenberg, 2002). Preterm labor thus afflicts individuals at the very beginning of their lives, depriving them of opportunities and increasing health and educational costs for families and society in general. Unfortunately the rates of preterm birth have not changed for over 30 years due to an inability to predict the event and lack of effective therapies. This clinical problem has driven research into the mechanisms that regulate the timing of human birth and the disorders which cause preterm birth. For reasons of ethics most research in the past has focused on animal work, especially in the sheep. Unfortunately studies have revealed substantial differences between parturition in humans and that in other animals. Thus animal studies provide us with clues as to how systems operate to regulate delivery in mammals but frustrate us with uncertainty as to whether particular mechanisms operate in the human. Experimental in vivo studies provide the strongest evidence for cause and effect, yet the closer we come to the human state in our near relatives the apes, the larger the ethical constraints on experimental studies become.

DOI 10.1017/CBO9780511545658.004
Citations Scopus - 6
2004 Smith R, Mesiano S, Nicholson RC, Zakar T, Chan EC, Bisits AM, et al., 'Control of the length of gestation: lessons from women', Preterm Birth, RCOG Press, London 13-27 (2004) [B1]
Co-authors Vicki Clifton
2001 Cole S, Smith R, Bisits AM, 'Pharmacotherapy for Preterm Labour', The Endocrinology of Parturition, Karger, Switzerland 279-307 (2001) [B1]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
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 Maria Bowman, John Fitter, Gemma Madsen, Vicki Clifton
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Journal article (233 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Mah BL, Bakermans-Kranenburg MJ, Van Ijzendoorn MH, Smith R, 'Oxytocin promotes protective behavior in depressed mothers: A pilot study with the enthusiastic stranger paradigm', Depression and Anxiety, 32 76-81 (2015)

Background Successful parenting requires maternal behaviors that promote infant survival such as protection from predators. In animal studies, oxytocin (OT) has been linked to mat... [more]

Background Successful parenting requires maternal behaviors that promote infant survival such as protection from predators. In animal studies, oxytocin (OT) has been linked to maternal aggression to protect offspring. No human study has explored this topic. Mothers with a diagnosis of postnatal depression (PND) are at higher risk of neglecting their infants. We hypothesized that intranasal OT administration would increase the protective behaviors of mothers with PND, toward their infants. Methods Sixteen mothers with a diagnosis of PND participated in a double-blind, randomized-controlled, within-subject pilot study. Participants received intranasal OT during one visit and placebo spray on the alternate visit. Maternal protective behavior toward their infant was measured, in the presence of a socially intrusive stranger. Results The enthusiastic stranger paradigm stimulated participants' protective responses in the presence of an intrusive stranger. Furthermore, this protective response of mothers with a diagnosis of PND was increased in the OT condition. Conclusions The study introduces a new paradigm, the enthusiastic stranger paradigm, which may be used to examine a neglected type of parental behavior, that is, protection of offspring. The protective response of mothers with PND increased, in line with the 'tend and defend' effects of OT in animal models. In future work it should be tested whether this protection effect can also be found in nonclinical samples, or whether it is specific for clinically depressed mothers.

DOI 10.1002/da.22245
Citations Scopus - 1
2015 De Sousa SMC, Maiti K, Smith R, Mccormack AI, 'Corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH) expression in the dermoid component of ovarian teratomas', Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, (2015)
DOI 10.1111/jdv.13035
2015 Mah BL, Bakermans-Kranenburg MJ, Van IJzendoorn MH, Smith R, 'Oxytocin promotes protective behavior in depressed mothers: a pilot study with the enthusiastic stranger paradigm.', Depress Anxiety, 32 76-81 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/da.22245
Citations Scopus - 1
2015 Martin J, MacDonald-Wicks L, Hure A, Smith R, Collins CE, Collins CE, 'Reducing postpartum weight retention and improving breastfeeding outcomes in overweight women: A pilot randomised controlled trial', Nutrients, 7 1465-1479 (2015)

Overweight and obesity is prevalent among women of reproductive age (42% BMI > 25 kg/m2) and parity is associated with risk of weight gain. Weight gain greater than that recommend... [more]

Overweight and obesity is prevalent among women of reproductive age (42% BMI > 25 kg/m2) and parity is associated with risk of weight gain. Weight gain greater than that recommended by the Institute of Medicine (IOM)is also associated with lower rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration in women. The aim of this pilot randomised controlled trial is to examine the feasibility of recruiting and maintaining a cohort of pregnant women with the view of reducing postpartum weight retention and improving breastfeeding outcomes. Women (BMI of 25¿35 kg/m2 (n = 36)) were recruited from the John Hunter Hospital antenatal clinic in New South Wales, Australia. Participants were stratified by BMI and randomised to one of three groups with follow-up to six months postpartum. Women received a dietary intervention with or without breastfeeding support from a lactation consultant, or were assigned to a wait-list control group where the dietary intervention was issued at three months postpartum. Feasibility and acceptability was assessed by participation rates and questionnaire. Analysis of variance and covariance was conducted to determine any differences between groups. Sixty-nine per cent of the participants were still enrolled at six months postpartum. This pilot demonstrated some difficulties in recruiting women from antenatal clinics and retaining them in the trial. Although underpowered; the results on weight; biomarkers and breastfeeding outcomes indicated improved metabolic health.

DOI 10.3390/nu7031464
Co-authors Alexis Hure, Lesley Wicks, Clare Collins
2015 Mah BL, Bakermans-Kranenburg MJ, Van Ijzendoorn MH, Smith R, 'Oxytocin promotes protective behavior in depressed mothers: A pilot study with the enthusiastic stranger paradigm', Depression and Anxiety, 32 76-81 (2015) [C1]

Background Successful parenting requires maternal behaviors that promote infant survival such as protection from predators. In animal studies, oxytocin (OT) has been linked to mat... [more]

Background Successful parenting requires maternal behaviors that promote infant survival such as protection from predators. In animal studies, oxytocin (OT) has been linked to maternal aggression to protect offspring. No human study has explored this topic. Mothers with a diagnosis of postnatal depression (PND) are at higher risk of neglecting their infants. We hypothesized that intranasal OT administration would increase the protective behaviors of mothers with PND, toward their infants. Methods Sixteen mothers with a diagnosis of PND participated in a double-blind, randomized-controlled, within-subject pilot study. Participants received intranasal OT during one visit and placebo spray on the alternate visit. Maternal protective behavior toward their infant was measured, in the presence of a socially intrusive stranger. Results The enthusiastic stranger paradigm stimulated participants' protective responses in the presence of an intrusive stranger. Furthermore, this protective response of mothers with a diagnosis of PND was increased in the OT condition. Conclusions The study introduces a new paradigm, the enthusiastic stranger paradigm, which may be used to examine a neglected type of parental behavior, that is, protection of offspring. The protective response of mothers with PND increased, in line with the 'tend and defend' effects of OT in animal models. In future work it should be tested whether this protection effect can also be found in nonclinical samples, or whether it is specific for clinically depressed mothers.

DOI 10.1002/da.22245
Citations Scopus - 1
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.', Front Immunol, 6 89 (2015)
DOI 10.3389/fimmu.2015.00089
Co-authors Kirsty Pringle
2015 Chai LK, Macdonald-Wicks L, Hure AJ, Burrows TL, Blumfield ML, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Disparities exist between the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating and the dietary intakes of young children aged two to three years', Nutrition and Dietetics, (2015)

Aim: To compare dietary intakes of young children to the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating (AGHE) and Nutrient Reference Values (NRVs). Methods: Dietary intakes of 54 children (5... [more]

Aim: To compare dietary intakes of young children to the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating (AGHE) and Nutrient Reference Values (NRVs). Methods: Dietary intakes of 54 children (50% girls) aged two to three years (mean 2.7 years) from the Women and Their Children's Health (WATCH) study were reported by mothers using a validated 120-item food frequency questionnaire. Daily consumption of AGHE food group servings, macronutrients, and micronutrients were compared to the AGHE and NRVs using t-test with significance set at P<0.05. Results: No child achieved all AGHE targets, with the majority consuming less breads/cereals (1.9 vs 4.0 servings/day), vegetables (1.3 vs 2.5), and meat/alternatives (0.7 vs 1.0), all P<0.0001. Adequate servings were observed for dairy (2.2 vs 1.5) and fruit (1.3 vs 1.0). Macronutrients were within recommended ranges, although 96% exceeded saturated fatty acid recommendations. Children who met selected NRVs consumed more fruit (1.4 vs 1.0; P<0.0086), dairy (2.2 vs 1.5; P<0.0001) and discretionary foods (2.6 vs =1.0; P<0.0001) but less breads/cereals (2.0 vs 4.0; P<0.0001) and vegetables (1.3 vs 2.5; P<0.0001) servings, compared to the AGHE recommended servings. Conclusions: Child dietary intakes did not align with AGHE, while adequate nutrient profiles were achieved by various dietary patterns. Future studies involving data from larger, representative samples of children are warranted.

DOI 10.1111/1747-0080.12203
Co-authors Lesley Wicks, Clare Collins, Tracy Burrows, Alexis Hure
2015 Chan E-C, Smith R, 'RNA-Binding Protein ELAV1 imRNA Increases With Labor in the Human Myometrium.', REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES, 22 332A-332A (2015)
2015 Smith R, Imtiaz M, Banney D, Paul JW, Young RC, 'Why the heart is like an orchestra and the uterus is like a soccer crowd.', Am J Obstet Gynecol, 213 181-185 (2015)
DOI 10.1016/j.ajog.2015.06.040
Co-authors Jonathan Paul
2015 Blumfield ML, Nowson C, Hure AJ, Smith R, Simpson SJ, Raubenheimer D, et al., 'Lower Protein-to-Carbohydrate Ratio in Maternal Diet is Associated with Higher Childhood Systolic Blood Pressure up to Age Four Years.', Nutrients, 7 3078-3093 (2015)
DOI 10.3390/nu7053078
Co-authors Alexis Hure, Clare Collins, Lesley Wicks
2015 Burns C, Hall ST, Smith R, Blackwell C, 'Cytokine Levels in Late Pregnancy: Are Female Infants Better Protected Against Inflammation?', Front Immunol, 6 318 (2015)
DOI 10.3389/fimmu.2015.00318
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Sharron Hall
2015 Tolosa JM, Parsons KS, Hansbro PM, Smith R, Wark PA, 'The placental protein syncytin-1 impairs antiviral responses and exaggerates inflammatory responses to influenza.', PLoS One, 10 e0118629 (2015)
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0118629
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Philip Hansbro, Peter Wark
2014 Kandasamy Y, Smith R, Lumbers ER, Rudd D, 'Nephrin - a biomarker of early glomerular injury.', Biomarker Research, 2 1-8 (2014) [C1]
2014 Parkington HC, Stevenson J, Tonta MA, Paul J, Butler T, Maiti K, et al., 'Diminished hERG K+ channel activity facilitates strong human labour contractions but is dysregulated in obese women', Nature Communications, 5 (2014) [C1]

Human ether-a-go-go-related gene (hERG) potassium channels determine cardiac action potential and contraction duration. Human uterine contractions are underpinned by an action pot... [more]

Human ether-a-go-go-related gene (hERG) potassium channels determine cardiac action potential and contraction duration. Human uterine contractions are underpinned by an action potential that also possesses an initial spike followed by prolonged depolarization. Here we show that hERG channel proteins (a-conducting and ßinhibitory subunits) and hERG currents exist in isolated patch-clamped human myometrial cells. We show that hERG channel activity suppresses contraction amplitude and duration before labour, thereby facilitating quiescence. During established labour, expression of ß-inhibitory protein is markedly enhanced, resulting in reduced hERG activity that is associated with an increased duration of uterine action potentials and contractions. Thus, changes in hERG channel activity contribute to electrophysiological mechanisms that produce contractions during labour. We also demonstrate that this system fails in women with elevated BMI, who have enhanced hERG activity as a result of low ß-inhibitory protein expression, which likely contributes to the weak contractions and poor labour outcomes observed in many obese women necessitating caesarean delivery. © 2014 Macmillan Publishers Limited.

DOI 10.1038/ncomms5108
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Jonathan Paul
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, Caroline Blackwell, Kym Rae
2014 Chai SY, Smith R, Fitter JT, Mitchell C, Pan X, Ilicic M, et al., 'Increased progesterone receptor a expression in labouring human myometrium is associated with decreased promoter occupancy by the histone demethylase JARID1A', Molecular Human Reproduction, 20 442-453 (2014) [C1]

Progesterone regulates female reproductive function predominantly through two nuclear progesterone receptors (PRs), PR-A and PR-B. During human parturition myometrial PR expressio... [more]

Progesterone regulates female reproductive function predominantly through two nuclear progesterone receptors (PRs), PR-A and PR-B. During human parturition myometrial PR expression is altered to favour PR-A, which activates pro-labour genes. We have previously identified histone H3 lysine 4 trimethylation (H3K4me3) as an activator of myometrial PR-A expression at labour. To further elucidate the mechanisms regulating PR isoform expression in the human uterus at labour, we have (i) determined the methylation profile of the cytosine-guanine dinucleotides (CpG) island in the promoter region of the PR gene and (ii) identified the histone-modifying enzymes that target the H3K4me3 mark at the PR promoters in term and preterm human myometrial tissues obtained before and after labour onset. Bisulphite sequencing showed that despite overall low levels of PR CpG island methylation, there was a significant decrease in methylated CpGs with labour in both preterm (P < 0.05) and term (P < 0.01) groups downstream of the PR-B transcription start site. This methylation change was not associated with altered PR-B expression, but may contribute to the increase in PR-A expression with labour. Chromatin immunoprecipitation revealed that the histone methyltransferase, SET and MYND domain-containing protein 3 (SMYD3), bound to the PR gene at significantly higher levels at the PR-A promoter compared with the PR-B promoter (P < 0.010), with no labour-associated changes observed. The H3K4 demethylase, Jumonji AT-rich interactive domain 1A (JARID1A), also bound to the PR-A, but not to the PR-B promoter prior to term labour, and decreased significantly at the onset of labour (P = 0.014), providing a mechanism for the previously reported increase in H3K4me3 level and PR-A expression with labour. Our studies suggest that epigenetic changes mediated by JARID1A, SMYD3 and DNA methylation may be responsible, at least in part, for the functional progesterone withdrawal that precipitates human labour. © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1093/molehr/gau005
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors John Fitter, Gemma Madsen
2014 Smith CJA, Bensing S, Maltby VE, Zhang M, Scott RJ, Smith R, et al., 'Intermediate lobe immunoreactivity in a patient with suspected lymphocytic hypophysitis', Pituitary, 17 22-29 (2014)
DOI 10.1007/s11102-013-0461-9
Co-authors Rodney Scott, Vicki E Maltby
2014 Smith CJA, Bensing S, Maltby VE, Zhang M, Scott RJ, Smith R, et al., 'Intermediate lobe immunoreactivity in a patient with suspected lymphocytic hypophysitis', Pituitary, 17 22-29 (2014) [C1]

Lymphocytic hypophysitis is an organ-specific autoimmune disease characterised by destruction of pituitary hormone-secreting cells due to attack by self-reactive T lymphocytes. Th... [more]

Lymphocytic hypophysitis is an organ-specific autoimmune disease characterised by destruction of pituitary hormone-secreting cells due to attack by self-reactive T lymphocytes. The spectrum of pituitary autoantibodies characterised by indirect immunofluorescence (IF) in these patients has not been substantially defined. The purpose of this study was to determine the spectrum of pituitary autoantibodies in 16 lymphocytic hypophysitis patients. Pituitary sections were prepared from guinea pigs and sera from 16 lymphocytic hypophysitis patients (13 biopsy proven and 3 suspected cases) and 13 healthy controls were evaluated for immunoreactivity to the pituitary tissue by immunofluorescence. A single patient was found to have high titre pituitary autoantibodies against guinea pig pituitary tissue. Immunoreactivity was directed against cells of the intermediate lobe. We present the case report of the patient who is a 24 year old woman that presented with headaches, polyuria and polydipsia. A uniformly enlarged pituitary mass was visible on MRI and a diagnosis of suspected lymphocytic hypophysitis was made. Based on our IF study, we postulate this patient has an autoimmune process directed towards the major cell type in the intermediate lobe, the melanotroph. Pre-adsorption with peptides representing adrenocorticotropic hormone, a-melanocyte stimulating hormone or ß-endorphin did not affect the IF signal suggesting our patient's pituitary autoantibodies may target some other product of Proopiomelanocortin (POMC) processing, such as corticotrophin-like intermediate peptide or ¿-lipoprotein. Alternatively, the autoantibodies may target a peptide completely unrelated to POMC processing. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York.

DOI 10.1007/s11102-013-0461-9
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Rodney Scott, Vicki E Maltby
2014 Martin JE, Hure AJ, Macdonald-Wicks L, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Predictors of post-partum weight retention in a prospective longitudinal study', Maternal and Child Nutrition, 10 496-509 (2014)
DOI 10.1111/j.1740-8709.2012.00437.x
Co-authors Lesley Wicks, Clare Collins, Alexis Hure
2014 Martin JE, Hure AJ, Macdonald-Wicks L, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Predictors of post-partum weight retention in a prospective longitudinal study', Maternal and Child Nutrition, 10 496-509 (2014) [C1]

Post-partum weight retention (WR) occurs in 60-80% of women with some retaining =10kg with contributing factors reported as pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI), gestational weight... [more]

Post-partum weight retention (WR) occurs in 60-80% of women with some retaining =10kg with contributing factors reported as pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI), gestational weight gain (GWG) and breastfeeding. A longitudinal study of pregnancy, with 12-month post-partum follow-up was conducted to determine factors associated with WR. Pregnant women (n=152) were recruited from the John Hunter Hospital antenatal clinic in New South Wales, Australia. Pre-pregnancy weight was self-reported; weight was measured four times during pregnancy (for GWG) and in the first 12 months post-partum. Infant feeding data were obtained via questionnaires. Breastfeeding was categorised as exclusive, predominant, complementary or not breastfeeding. Linear mixed models tested the predictors of WR, with and without adjustment for potential confounders. Compared with pre-pregnancy weight, 68% of women retained weight at 12 months, median (interquartile range) [4.5kg (2.1-8.9)]. After adjustment, GWG was positively associated with WR (P<0.01), but pre-pregnancy weight did not predict WR. For each additional week of any breastfeeding, 0.04kg less weight was retained. Compared with women who retained weight, those women who did retain had higher rates of exclusive breastfeeding at three months (P<0.05), but the number of weeks of exclusive breastfeeding failed to predict WR for all women. WR following childbirth is common and associated with GWG, while the number of weeks of 'any' breastfeeding contributed to post-partum weight loss. Whether these factors are modifiable strategies to optimise the weight status of women at this life stage requires further research.

DOI 10.1111/j.1740-8709.2012.00437.x
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Lesley Wicks, Clare Collins, Alexis Hure
2014 Kandasamy Y, Smith R, Wright IMR, Lumbers ER, 'Reduced nephron endowment in the neonates of Indigenous Australian peoples', JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL ORIGINS OF HEALTH AND DISEASE, 5 31-35 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1017/S2040174413000494
Co-authors Ian Wright
2014 Tong W-C, Tribe RM, Smith R, Taggart MJ, 'Computational Modeling Reveals Key Contributions of KCNQ and hERG Currents to the Malleability of Uterine Action Potentials Underpinning Labor', PLoS ONE, 9 e114034-e114034 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0114034
Citations Scopus - 1
2013 Smith R, Zakar T, Madsen G, 'Mammalian Labor: Variations on a Theme by Amniota', ENDOCRINOLOGY, 154 584-588 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1210/en.2012-2262
Co-authors Gemma Madsen
2013 Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, Macdonald-Wicks L, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Micronutrient intakes during pregnancy in developed countries: systematic review and meta-analysis', NUTRITION REVIEWS, 71 118-132 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/nure.12003
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Lesley Wicks, Alexis Hure, Clare Collins
2013 Smith R, Maiti K, Aitken RJ, 'Unexplained antepartum stillbirth: A consequence of placental aging?', PLACENTA, 34 310-313 (2013) [C3]
DOI 10.1016/j.placenta.2013.01.015
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors John Aitken
2013 Mah BL, Van IJzendoorn MH, Smith R, Bakermans-Kranenburg MJ, 'Oxytocin in postnatally depressed mothers: Its influence on mood and expressed emotion', Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 40 267-272 (2013) [C1]

Background: Postnatal depression is common and negatively affects the mother-baby relationship; oxytocin has been found to have positive effects on parenting behavior. We hypothes... [more]

Background: Postnatal depression is common and negatively affects the mother-baby relationship; oxytocin has been found to have positive effects on parenting behavior. We hypothesize that intranasal administration of oxytocin to mothers with depression will influence their parenting related expressed emotion, creating a better basis for sensitive parenting. Methods: Twenty-five postnatally depressed mothers with infants less than one year participated in a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled within-subject clinical study in 2011. Mothers attended an out-patient perinatal psychiatry setting in NSW, Australia. They received 24. IU of oxytocin alternating with placebo approximately one week apart in random order, prior to completing outcome measures. The outcome measures were the Five Minute Speech Sample, the Self-Assessment Manikin and the Controlled Oral Word Association Test. Results: In the oxytocin condition mothers were sadder (p= .01), and they more often initially described their babies as difficult (p= .038), but they reported that the quality of their relationship with their infant was more positive (p= .036). Limitations: Despite an adequate sample size to answer our central hypothesis, a larger sample may have elucidated a moderating effect of childhood trauma. Conclusion: Oxytocin did not make depressed mothers happier but their perception of the relationship with their baby improved. Treatment with intranasal oxytocin might show some unwanted side-effects in depressed individuals. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.

DOI 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2012.10.005
Citations Scopus - 24
2013 Butler T, Paul J, Europe-Finner N, Smith R, Chan E-C, 'Role of serine-threonine phosphoprotein phosphatases in smooth muscle contractility', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-CELL PHYSIOLOGY, 304 C485-C504 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1152/ajpcell.00161.2012
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Jonathan Paul
2013 Kandasamy Y, Smith R, Wright IMR, 'Relationship between the Retinal Microvasculature and Renal Volume in Low-Birth-Weight Babies', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PERINATOLOGY, 30 477-481 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1055/s-0032-1326993
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Ian Wright
2013 Kandasamy Y, Smith R, Wright IMR, Lumbers ER, 'Extra-uterine renal growth in preterm infants: Oligonephropathy and prematurity', PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY, 28 1791-1796 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00467-013-2462-3
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Ian Wright
2013 Kandasamy Y, Smith R, Wright I, Hartley L, 'Use of digital retinal imaging in screening for retinopathy of prematurity', JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH, 49 E1-E5 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2012.02557.x
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Ian Wright
2013 Kandasamy Y, Smith R, Wright IMR, Lumbers ER, 'Relationships between glomerular filtration rate and kidney volume in low-birth-weight neonates', JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY, 26 894-898 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.5301/jn.5000220
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Ian Wright
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 - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Kym Rae, Caroline Blackwell
2013 Chen Y, Allars M, Pan X, Maiti K, Angeli G, Smith R, Nicholson RC, 'Effects of corticotrophin releasing hormone (CRH) on cell viability and differentiation in the human BeWo choriocarcinoma cell line: a potential syncytialisation inducer distinct from cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP)', REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY AND ENDOCRINOLOGY, 11 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1477-7827-11-30
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Giavanna Angeli
2013 Kandasamy Y, Smith R, Wright IMR, 'Measuring Cystatin C to Determine Renal Function in Neonates', PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, 14 318-322 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1097/PCC.0b013e318271f4a5
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Ian Wright
2013 Torricelli M, Voltolini C, Vellucci FL, Conti N, Bocchi C, Severi FM, et al., 'Fetal gender effects on induction of labor in postdate pregnancies', Reproductive Sciences, 20 670-674 (2013) [C1]

Objective: To determine delivery outcome in women undergoing induction of labor for postdate pregnancy in relation to fetal gender. Study Design: A total of 365 nulliparous and 12... [more]

Objective: To determine delivery outcome in women undergoing induction of labor for postdate pregnancy in relation to fetal gender. Study Design: A total of 365 nulliparous and 127 multiparous women carrying singleton postdate pregnancies with unfavorable cervix were enrolled. Clinical characteristics and delivery outcome were analyzed in relation to fetal gender. Results: Women carrying male fetuses showed higher rate of caesarean section than those carrying females, in both nulliparous and multiparous women. Moreover, women carrying male fetuses presented more frequently with (i) interval between induction of labor and delivery >24 hours (P < .0002); (ii) augmentation of labor after cervical ripening (P < .0391); (iii) meconium-stained liquor (P< .0126); and (iv) higher neonatal weight (P < .0011) than those carrying females. Conclusion: Male fetuses are more likely to be associated with higher rates of cesarean section. In maternal fetal medicine, gender differences may add prognostic information on the delivery outcome in women induced for postdate pregnancy. © The Author(s) 2013.

DOI 10.1177/1933719112462631
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2012 Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Smith R, Simpson SJ, Giles WB, et al., 'Dietary balance during pregnancy is associated with fetal adiposity and fat distribution', American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 96 1032-1041 (2012) [C1]
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Co-authors Clare Collins, Lesley Wicks, Alexis Hure
2012 Kandasamy Y, Smith R, Wright IM, Hartley L, 'Optic disc measurements in full term infants', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 96 662-664 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Ian Wright
2012 Wynne OL, Horvat JC, Smith R, Hansbro PM, Clifton VL, Hodgson DM, 'Effect of neonatal respiratory infection on adult BALB/c hippocampal glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid receptors', Developmental Psychobiology, 54 568-575 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Vicki Clifton, Jay Horvat, Deborah Hodgson, Olivia Wynne, Philip Hansbro
2012 Smith R, Maiti K, 'The placenta, a transducer linking maternal nutrition to adult disease in the offspring?', Endocrinology, 153 1572-1574 (2012) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2012 Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Systematic review and meta-analysis of energy and macronutrient intakes during pregnancy in developed countries', Nutrition Reviews, 70 322-336 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Alexis Hure, Lesley Wicks, Clare Collins
2012 Tolosa Gonzalez JM, Schjenken JE, Clifton VL, Vargas A, Barbeau B, Lowry P, et al., 'The endogenous retroviral envelope protein syncytin-1 inhibits LPS/PHA-stimulated cytokine responses in human blood and is sorted into placental exosomes', Placenta, 33 933-941 (2012) [C1]
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2012 Kandasamy Y, Smith R, Wright IM, 'Retinal microvascular changes in low-birth-weight babies have a link to future health', Journal of Perinatal Medicine, 40 209-214 (2012) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Ian Wright
2012 Kandasamy Y, Smith R, Wright IM, 'Oligonephropathy of prematurity', American Journal of Perinatology, 29 115-120 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Ian Wright
2012 Kandasamy Y, Smith R, Wright IM, Hartley L, 'Relationship between birth weight and retinal microvasculature in newborn infants', Journal of Perinatology, 32 443-447 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Ian Wright
2012 Hure AJ, Collins CE, Giles WB, Wright IM, Smith R, 'Protocol for the Women and Their Children's Health (WATCH) Study: A cohort of pregnancy and beyond', Journal of Epidemiology, 22 267-275 (2012) [C3]
DOI 10.2188/jea.JE20110079
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Ian Wright, Clare Collins, Alexis Hure
2012 Smith R, Paul JW, Maiti K, Tolosa Gonzalez JM, Madsen GM, 'Recent advances in understanding the endocrinology of human birth', Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism, 23 516-523 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Jonathan Paul, Gemma Madsen
2012 Hure AJ, Collins CE, Smith R, 'A longitudinal study of maternal folate and vitamin B12 status in pregnancy and postpartum, with the same infant markers at 6 months of age', Maternal and Child Health Journal, 16 792-801 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Clare Collins, Alexis Hure
2012 Hure AJ, Collins CE, Giles WB, Paul JW, Smith R, 'Greater maternal weight gain during pregnancy predicts a large but lean fetal phenotype: A prospective cohort study', Maternal and Child Health Journal, 16 1374-1384 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10995-011-0904-8
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Alexis Hure, Jonathan Paul, Clare Collins
2012 Abou-Seif C, Shipman KL, Allars MJ, Norris MH, Chen Y, Smith R, Nicholson RC, 'Tissue specific epigenetic differences in CRH gene expression', Frontiers in Bioscience, 17 713-725 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2012 Chai S, Smith R, Zakar T, Mitchell CM, Madsen GM, 'Term myometrium is characterized by increased activating epigenetic modifications at the progesterone receptor-A promoter', Molecular Human Reproduction, 18 401-409 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Gemma Madsen
2012 Wadhwa PD, Simhan HN, Entringer S, Buss C, Smith R, Hobel CJ, et al., 'Variation in the maternal corticotrophin releasing hormone-binding protein (CRH-BP) gene and birth weight in Blacks, Hispanics and Whites', PLOS One, 7 1-10 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2012 Galal M, Symonds IM, Murray H, Petraglia F, Smith R, 'Postterm pregnancy', Facts, Views & Visions in OBGYN, 4 175-187 (2012) [C1]
Co-authors Ian Symonds
2012 Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Smith R, Simpson S, Raubenheimer D, Collins CE, 'The association between the macronutrient content of maternal diet and the adequacy of micronutrients during pregnancy in the Women and Their Children's Health (WATCH) Study', Nutrients, 4 1958-1976 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Clare Collins, Lesley Wicks, Alexis Hure
2011 Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Patterson AJ, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Disparities exist between National Food Group Recommendations and the dietary intakes of women', BMC Women's Health, 11 37 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Amanda Patterson, Clare Collins, Alexis Hure, Lesley Wicks
2011 Paul JW, Maiti K, Read MA, Hure AJ, Smith JI, Chan EC, Smith R, 'Phasic phosphorylation of caldesmon and ERK 1/2 during contractions in human myometrium', PLoS ONE, 6 1-7 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0021542
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Alexis Hure, Jonathan Paul
2011 Torricelli M, Novembri R, Voltolini C, Conti N, Biliotti G, Piccolini E, et al., 'Biochemical and biophysical predictors of the response to the induction of labor in nulliparous postterm pregnancy', American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 204 e1-e6 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ajog.2010.08.014
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 3
2011 Maiti K, Paul JW, Read MA, Chan EC, Riley SC, Nahar P, Smith R, 'G-1-activated membrane estrogen receptors mediate increased contractility of the human myometrium', Endocrinology, 152 2448-2455 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1210/en.2010-0979
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Jonathan Paul
2011 Kandasamy Y, Smith R, Wright IM, 'Retinal microvasculature measurements in full-term newborn infants', Microvascular Research, 82 381-384 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Ian Wright
2011 Scott NM, Hodyl NA, Osei-Kumah A, Stark MJ, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'The presence of maternal asthma during pregnancy suppresses the placental pro-inflammatory response to an immune challenge in vitro', Placenta, 32 454-461 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Vicki Clifton
2011 Osei-Kumah A, Smith R, Jurisica I, Caniggia I, Clifton VL, 'Sex-specific differences in placental global gene expression in pregnancies complicated by asthma', Placenta, 32 570-578 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 20
2011 Wynne OL, Horvat JC, Kim RY, Ong LK, Smith R, Hansbro PM, et al., 'Neonatal respiratory infection and adult re-infection: Effect on glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid receptors in the hippocampus in BALB/c mice', Brain Behavior and Immunity, 25 1214-1222 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.bbi.2011.03.014
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Olivia Wynne, Philip Hansbro, Jay Horvat, Vicki Clifton, Linkooi Ong, Deborah Hodgson
2011 Wynne OL, Horvat JC, Osei-Kumah A, Smith R, Hansbro PM, Clifton VL, Hodgson DM, 'Early life infection alters adult BALB/c hippocampal gene expression in a sex specific manner', Stress-the International Journal on the Biology of Stress, 14 247-261 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.3109/10253890.2010.532576
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Olivia Wynne, Philip Hansbro, Vicki Clifton, Jay Horvat, Deborah Hodgson
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 Kym Rae
2011 Kandasamy Y, Smith R, Wright IM, Hartley L, 'Pain relief for premature infants during ophthalmology assessment', Journal of AAPOS, 15 276-280 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Ian Wright
2011 Chen Y, Allars MJ, Maiti K, Angeli GL, Abou-Seif C, Smith R, Nicholson RC, 'Factors affecting cytotrophoblast cell viability and differentiation: Evidence of a link between syncytialisation and apoptosis', International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, 43 821-828 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.biocel.2011.02.007
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Giavanna Angeli
2010 Sokolowski P, Saison F, Giles W, McGrath SA, Smith D, Smith JI, Smith R, 'Human uterine wall tension trajectories and the onset of parturition', Plos One, 5 1-10 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0011037
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
2010 Equils O, Nambiar P, Hobel CJ, Smith R, Simmons CF, Vali S, 'A computer simulation of progesterone and Cox2 inhibitor treatment for preterm labor', Plos One, 5 e8502 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0008502
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
2010 Hodyl NA, Wyper HJ, Osei-Kumah A, Scott NM, Murphy VE, Gibson PG, et al., 'Sex-specific associations between cortisol and birth weight in pregnancies complicated by asthma are not due to differential glucocorticoid receptor expression', Thorax, 65 677-683 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1136/thx.2009.123091
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Vicki Clifton, Peter Gibson
2010 Osei-Kumah A, Wark PA, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'Asthma during pregnancy alters immune cell profile and airway epithelial chemokine release', Inflammation Research, 59 349-358 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00011-009-0102-y
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Vicki Clifton, Peter Wark
2010 Clifton VL, Hodyl NA, Murphy VE, Giles WB, Baxter RC, Smith R, 'Effect of maternal asthma, inhaled glucocorticoids and cigarette use during pregnancy on the newborn insulin-like growth factor axis', Growth Hormone and IGF Research, 20 39-48 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ghir.2009.07.004
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Vicki Clifton
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 Kym Rae
2009 Macintyre DA, Smith R, Yeo G, Kwek K, Bisits AM, Chan EC, 'Spontaneous and induced labour are associated with different myometrial proteomes in the human', Proteomics Clinical Applications, 3 288-298 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/prca.200800050
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2009 Merlino A, Welsh T, Erdonmez T, Madsen GM, Zakar T, Smith R, et al., 'Nuclear progesterone receptor expression in the human fetal membranes and decidua at term before and after labor', Reproductive Sciences, 16 357-363 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1933719108328616
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Co-authors Gemma Madsen
2009 Clifton VL, Engel PJ, Smith R, Gibson PG, Brinsmead MW, Giles WB, 'Maternal and neonatal outcomes of pregnancies complicated by asthma in an Australian population', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 49 619-626 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1479-828x.2009.01077.x
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Co-authors Peter Gibson
2009 Tyson EK, Smith R, Read MA, 'Evidence that corticotropin-releasing hormone modulates myometrial contractility during human pregnancy', Endocrinology, 150 5617-5625 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1210/en.2009-0348
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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
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Co-authors Patrick Mcelduff, Maria Bowman
2009 Scott NM, Hodyl NA, Murphy VE, Osei-Kumah A, Wyper H, Hodgson DM, et al., 'Placental cytokine expression covaries with maternal asthma severity and fetal sex', Journal of Immunology, 182 1411-1420 (2009) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 37Web of Science - 33
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Deborah Hodgson, Vicki Clifton
2009 Carlin A, Norman J, Cole S, Smith R, 'Tocolytics and preterm labour: Whether to treat or not is the real dilemma, not which drug to use', British Medical Journal, 339 727-728 (2009) [C3]
DOI 10.1136/bmj.b195
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 3
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 Kym Rae
2009 Hure AJ, Young AF, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Diet and pregnancy status in Australian women', Public Health Nutrition, 12 853-861 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1017/s1368980008003212
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Co-authors Clare Collins, Alexis Hure, Anne Young
2008 Osei-Kumah A, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'Maternal and cord plasma cytokine and chemokine profile in pregnancies complicated by asthma', Cytokine, 43 187-193 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.cyto.2008.05.008
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Vicki Clifton
2008 Hure AJ, Smith R, Collins CE, 'A recruiting failure turned success', BMC Health Services Research, 8 1-6 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-8-64
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Clare Collins, Alexis Hure
2008 Leong A, Norman JE, Smith R, 'Vascular and myometrial changes in the human uterus at term', Reproductive Sciences, 15 59-65 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1933719107309646
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2008 Uh A, Nicholson RC, Gonzalez GV, Simmons CF, Gombart A, Smith R, Equils O, 'Lipopolysaccharide stimulation of trophoblasts induces corticotropin-releasing hormone expression through MyD88', American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 199 317.e1-317.e6 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ajog.2008.06.091
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2008 Engel PJ, Smith R, Brinsmead MW, Bowe SJ, Clifton VL, 'Male sex and pre-existing diabetes are independent risk factors for stillbirth', Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 48 375-383 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1479-828x.2008.00863.x
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Co-authors Vicki Clifton
2008 Macintyre DA, Tyson EK, Read MA, Smith R, Yeo G, Kwek K, Chan EC, 'Contraction in human myometrium is associated with changes in small heat shock proteins', Endocrinology, 149 245-252 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1210/en.2007-0662
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2008 Tyson EK, Macintyre DA, Smith R, Chan EC, Read MA, 'Evidence that a protein kinase A substrate, small heat-shock protein 20, modulates myometrial relaxation in human pregnancy', Endocrinology, 149 6157-6165 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1210/en.2008-0593
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2008 Johnson RF, Rennie N, Murphy VE, Zakar T, Clifton VL, Smith R, 'Expression of glucocorticoid receptor messenger ribonucleic acid transcripts in the human placenta at term', Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 93 4887-4893 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1210/jc.2008-1077
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 19
Co-authors Vicki Clifton, Vanessa Murphy
2008 Lau SL, McGrath S, Evain-Brion D, Smith R, 'Clinical and biochemical improvement in acromegaly during pregnancy', JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION, 31 255-261 (2008) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 15
2007 Tolosa Gonzalez JM, Schjenken JE, Civiti TD, Clifton VL, Smith R, 'Column-based method to simultaneously extract DNA, RNA, and proteins from the same sample', Biotechniques, 43 799-804 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.2144/000112594
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Co-authors Vicki Clifton
2007 Macintyre DA, Chan EC, Smith R, 'Myometrial activation: Coordination, connectivity and contractility', Fetal and Maternal Medicine Review, 18 333-356 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1017/s0965539507002033
Citations Scopus - 2
2007 Smith R, Nicholson RC, 'Corticotrophin releasing hormone and the timing of birth', Frontiers in Bioscience, 12 912-918 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.2741/2113
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2007 Madsen GM, Macintyre DA, Mesiano S, Smith R, 'Progesterone receptor or cytoskeletal protein?', Reproductive Sciences, 14 217-222 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1933719107302380
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Gemma Madsen
2007 Macintyre DA, Smith R, Chan EC, 'Differential enrichment of high- and low-molecular weight proteins and concurrent RNA extraction (vol 359, pg 274, 2006)', Analytical Biochemistry, 364 95 (2007) [C3]
DOI 10.1016/j.ab.2007.01.042
2007 Smith R, Van Helden DF, Hirst JJ, Zakar T, Read MA, Chan EC, et al., 'Pathological interactions with the timing of birth and uterine activation', Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 47 430-437 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1479-828x.2007.00775.x
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Hannah Palliser, Jon Hirst, Dirk Vanhelden
2007 Smith R, 'Parturition', New England Journal of Medicine, 356 271-283 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1056/NEJMra061360
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2007 Murphy VE, Fittock RJ, Zarzycki PK, Delahunty MM, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'Metabolism of synthetic steroids by the human placenta', Placenta, 28 39-46 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.placenta.2005.12.010
Citations Scopus - 39Web of Science - 30
Co-authors Vicki Clifton, Vanessa Murphy
2006 Osei-Kumah A, Ammit AJ, Smith R, Ge Q, Clifton VL, 'Inflammatory mediator release in normal bronchial smooth muscle cells is altered by pregnant maternal and fetal plasma independent of asthma', Placenta, 27 847-852 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.placenta.2005.08.007
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Vicki Clifton
2006 Murphy VE, Smith R, Giles WB, Clifton VL, 'Endocrine regulation of human fetal growth: The role of the mother, placenta, and fetus', Endocrine Reviews, 27 141-169 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1210/er.2005-0011
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Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Vicki Clifton
2006 Gill AW, Madsen GM, Knox M, Bisits AM, Giles WB, Tudehope D, et al., 'Neonatal neurodevelopmental outcomes following tocolysis with glycerol trinitrate patches', American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 195 484-487 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ajog.2006.01.103
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Gemma Madsen
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 Maria Bowman
2006 Shipman KL, Robinson PJ, King BR, Smith R, Nicholson RC, 'Identification of a family of DNA-binding proteins with homology to RNA splicing factors', Biochemistry and Cell Biology-Biochimie Et Biologie Cellulaire, 84 9-19 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1139/o05-139
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Bruce King
2006 Murphy VE, Johnson RF, Wang YC, Akinsanya K, Gibson PG, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'Proteomic study of plasma proteins in pregnant women with asthma', Respirology, 11 41-48 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2006.00782.x
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 18
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Vicki Clifton, Peter Gibson
2006 Zarzycki PK, Kulhanek KM, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'Determination of steroids in human plasma using temperature-dependent inclusion chromatography for metabolomic investigations', Journal of Chromatography A, 1104 203-208 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.chroma.2005.11.119
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 27
Co-authors Vicki Clifton
2006 Macintyre DA, Smith R, Chan EC, 'Differential enrichment of high- and low-molecular weight proteins and concurrent RNA extraction', Analytical Biochemistry, 359 274-276 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ab.2006.07.044
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2005 Murphy VE, Gibson PG, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'Asthma during pregnancy: mechanisms and treatment implications', European Respiratory Journal, 25 731-750 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1183/09031936.05.00085704
Citations Scopus - 80Web of Science - 65
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Vicki Clifton, Peter Gibson
2005 Clifton VL, Crompton R, Read MA, Gibson PG, Smith R, Wright IM, 'Microvascular Effects of Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone in Human Skin Vary in Relation to Estrogen Concentration During the Menstrual Cycle', Journal of Endocrinology, 186 69-76 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1677/joe.1.06030
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Ian Wright, Vicki Clifton, Peter Gibson
2005 Murphy VE, Johnson RF, Wang Y-C, Akinsanya K, Gibson PG, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'The Effect of Maternal Asthma on Placental and Cord Blood Protein Profiles', Society for Gynecological Investigation Journal, 12 349-355 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jsgi.2005.01.024
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Vicki Clifton, Peter Gibson
2005 Zarzycki P, Kulhanek K, Smith R, Bartozsuk M, Lamparczyk H, 'Planar Chromatography shows potential to kick its column counterpart out of the limelight', LC GC North America:, 23 2-7 (2005) [C3]
2005 Zarzycki PK, Kulhanek KM, Smith R, Bartoszuk MA, Lamparczyk H, 'Planar chromatography versus column chromatography: A performance comparison', Lc Gc North America, 23 286-300 (2005) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12
2005 Bisits AM, Smith R, Mesiano S, Yeo GS, Kwek K, Macintyre DA, Chan EC, 'Inflammatory Aetiology of Human Myometrial Activation Tested Using Directed Graphs', PLoS Computational Biology, 1 0132-136 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pcbi.0010019
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 29
2004 Madsen GM, Zakar T, Ku CY, Sanborn B, Smith R, Mesiano S, 'Prostaglandins Differentially Modulate Progesterone Receptor-A and -B Expression in Human Myometrial Cells: Evidence for Prostaglandin-Induced Functional Progesterone Withdrawal', Endocrinology and Metabolism, 89 1010-1013 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1210/jc.2003-031037
Citations Scopus - 68Web of Science - 55
Co-authors Gemma Madsen
2004 Ni X, Hou Y, King BR, Tang X, Read MA, Smith R, Nicholson RC, 'Estrogen Receptor-Mediated Down-Regulation of Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone Gene Expression Is Dependant on a Cyclic Adenosine 3', 5'-Monophosphate Syncytiotrophoblast Cells', The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 89 2312-2318 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1210/jc.2003-030948
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 29
Co-authors Bruce King
2004 Walker FR, Brogan AE, Smith R, Hodgson DM, 'A profile of the immediate endocrine, metabolic and behavioural responses following a dual exposure to endotoxin in early life', Physiology & Behavior, 83 495-504 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.physbeh.2004.08.030
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 18
Co-authors Rohan Walker, Deborah Hodgson
2004 Bisits AM, Madsen GM, Knox M, Gill AW, Smith R, Yeo GS, et al., 'The Randomized Nitric Oxide Tocolysis Trial (RNOTT) for the treatment of preterm labor', American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 191 683-690 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ajog.2004.02.019
Citations Scopus - 32Web of Science - 22
Co-authors Gemma Madsen
2004 Madsen GM, Zakar T, Manuelpillai U, Wallace E, Kwek K, Yeo GS, et al., 'Intracrine Control of Estrogen Action in Human Gestational Tissues at Parturition', Society for Gynecologic Investigation. Journal, 11 213-219 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jsgi.2003.12.003
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Gemma Madsen
2004 Nicholson RC, King BR, Smith R, 'Complex Regulatory Interactions Control CRH Gene Expression', Frontiers in Bioscience, 9 32-39 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.2741/1204
Citations Scopus - 36Web of Science - 34
Co-authors Bruce King
2004 Ni X, Hou Y, Yang R, Tang X, Smith R, Nicholson R, 'Progesterone Receptors A and B differentially modulate corticotrophin-releasing hormone gene expression in placental cells through a cyclic adenosine 3', 5'-monophosphate regulatory element', Cellular And Molecular Life Sciences, 61 1114-1122 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00018-004-4030-2
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 32
2004 Cole S, Smith R, Giles WB, 'Tocolysis: Current controversies, future directions', Current Opinion in Investigational Drugs, 5 (2004) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6
2003 Crompton R, Clifton VL, Bisits AM, Read MA, Smith R, Wright IM, 'Corticotropin-releasing hormone causes vasodilation in human skin via mast cell-dependent pathways', Journal Of Clinical Endocrinology And Metabolism, 88 5427-5432 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1210/jc.2003-030377
Citations Scopus - 56Web of Science - 47
Co-authors Vicki Clifton, Ian Wright
2003 Murphy VE, Gibson PG, Giles WB, Zakar T, Smith R, Bisits AM, et al., 'Maternal Asthma Is Associated with Reduced Female Fetal Growth', American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, 168 1317-1323 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1164/rccm.200303-374OC
Citations Scopus - 127Web of Science - 119
Co-authors Peter Gibson, Vicki Clifton, Vanessa Murphy
2003 Smith R, Mesiano S, Clifton V, Chan EC, Zakar T, Nicholson R, et al., 'The pathway to human birth', Cuadernos de Medicina Reproductiva, 9 43-51 (2003)

Preterm labour remains a major obstetric problem with only poor methods for prediction of preterm birth and treatments of preterm labour with limited efficacy. Regulation of human... [more]

Preterm labour remains a major obstetric problem with only poor methods for prediction of preterm birth and treatments of preterm labour with limited efficacy. Regulation of human parturition is demonstrably different from that in most animals restricting opportunities for relevant research. Recent work suggests a placental clock mechanism regulating the length of pregnancy through the production of the placental peptide Corticotrophin Releasing Hormone. At the end of pregnancy most animals initiate labour with a fall in circulating progesterone concentrations but this does not happen in humans. In humans a functional progesterone withdrawal is initiated by a change in myometrial expression of progesterone receptors, specifically increase expression of the PRA isoforms, which is a dominant repressor of the activating receptor PRB. This new knowledge may help design better strategies for prediction and treatment of preterm labour.

2003 Smith R, Mesiano S, Clifton VL, Chan EC, Zakar T, Nicholson RC, et al., 'The Pathway to Human Birth', Cuadernos de Medicina Reproductiva, 9 43-51 (2003) [C1]
Co-authors Vicki Clifton
2002 Clifton VL, Crompton R, Smith R, Wright ML, 'Microvascular Effects of CRH in Human Skin Vary in Relation to Gender', The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 87(1) 267-270 (2002) [C1]
DOI 10.1210/jc.87.1.267
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 25
Co-authors Ian Wright, Vicki Clifton
2002 Murphy VE, Zakar T, Smith R, Giles WB, Gibson PG, Clifton VL, 'Reduced 11 -Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase Type 2 Activity Is Associated with Decreased Birth Weight Centile in Pregnancies Complicated by Asthma', The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 87(4) 1660-1668 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 91Web of Science - 88
Co-authors Peter Gibson, Vanessa Murphy, Vicki Clifton
2002 Ni X, Nicholson RC, King B, Chan EC, Read M, Smith R, 'Estrogen Represses whereas the Estrogen-Antagonist ICI 182780 Stimulates Placental CRH Gene Expression', Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 87(8) 3774-3778 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 38Web of Science - 33
Co-authors Bruce King
2002 Chan EC, Fraser S, Yin S, Yeo G, Kwek K, Fairclough RJ, Smith R, 'Human myometrial genes are differentially expressed in labour', Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 87 2435-2441 (2002) [C1]
DOI 10.1210/jc.87.6.2435
Citations Scopus - 62Web of Science - 55
2002 Mesiano S, Chan EC, Fitter JT, Kwek K, Yeo G, Smith R, 'Progesterone withdrawal and estrogen activation in human parturition are coordinated by progesterone receptor-A expression in the myometrium', Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 87 2924-2930 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 195Web of Science - 176
Co-authors John Fitter
2002 Clifton VL, Wallace EM, Smith R, 'Short-term effects of glucocorticoids in the human fetal-placental circulation in vitro', Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 87 2838-2842 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 22
Co-authors Vicki Clifton
2002 Smith R, Mesiano S, McGrath SA, 'Hormone trajectories leading to human birth', Regulatory Peptides, 108 159-164 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 80Web of Science - 69
2002 Holloway AC, Howe DC, Chan G, Clifton VL, Smith R, Challis JRG, 'Urocortin: A mechanism for the sustained activation of the HPA axis in the late-gestation ovine fetus?', American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism, 283 (2002)

We hypothesized that urocortin might be produced in the pituitary of the late-gestation ovine fetus in a manner that could contribute to the regulation of ACTH output. We used in ... [more]

We hypothesized that urocortin might be produced in the pituitary of the late-gestation ovine fetus in a manner that could contribute to the regulation of ACTH output. We used in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry to identify urocortin mRNA and protein in late-gestation fetal pituitary tissue. Levels of urocortin mRNA rose during late gestation and were associated temporally with rising concentrations of pituitary proopiomelanocortin (POMC) mRNA. Urocortin was localized both to cells expressing ACTH and to non-ACTH cells by use of dual immunofluorescence histochemistry. Transfection of pituitary cultures with urocortin antisense probe reduced ACTH output, whereas added urocortin stimulated ACTH output from cultured pituitary cells. Cortisol infusion for 96 h in chronically catheterized late-gestation fetal sheep significantly stimulated levels of pituitary urocortin mRNA. We conclude that urocortin is expressed in the ovine fetal pituitary and localizes with, and can stimulate output of, ACTH. Regulation of urocortin by cortisol suggests a mechanism to override negative feedback and sustain feed-forward of fetal hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal function, leading to birth.

Citations Scopus - 11
2002 King B, Smith R, Nicholson RC, 'Novel glucocorticoid and cAMP interactions on the CRH gene promoter', Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, 194 19-28 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 58Web of Science - 51
Co-authors Bruce King
2002 O'Dwyer DT, Clifton VL, Hall AL, Smith R, Robinson P, Crock PA, 'Pituitary Autoantibodies in Lymphocytic Hypophysitis Target Both - and - Enolase - A Link with Pregnancy?', Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry, 110(1-2) 94-98 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 49
Co-authors Vicki Clifton
2002 Schwartz J, Revskoy S, Redei E, Clifton VL, Smith R, Cherny R, 'Corticotrophs and peptides', Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry, 110 146-153 (2002) [C1]
Co-authors Vicki Clifton
2002 McGrath SA, Smith R, 'Prediction of preterm delivery using plasma corticotrophin-releasing hormone and other biochemical variables', Annals of Medicine, 34 28-36 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
2002 Young I, Chan EC, Smith R, Chrousos GP, Veldhuis JD, Canny BJ, 'Effect of antalarmin, a novel corticotrophin-releasing hormone antagonist, on the dynamic function of the ovine fetal hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis', Neuroendocrinology, 76 47-54 (2002) [C1]
DOI 10.1159/000063683
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2002 Holloway AC, Howe DC, Chan G, Clifton VL, Smith R, Challis RG, 'Urocortin: A mechanism for the sustained activation of the HPA axis in the late gestation ovine fetus?', American Journal of Physiology ¿ Endocrinology and Metabolism, 283 165-171 (2002) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Vicki Clifton
2002 Zarzycki PK, Kulhanek KM, Smith R, 'Chromatographic behaviour of selected steroids and their inclusion complexes with beta-cyclodextrin on octadecylsilica stationary phases with different carbon loads', Journal of Chromatography A, 71-78 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 18
2002 McGrath SA, McLean M, Smith D, Bisits AM, Giles WB, Smith R, 'Maternal plasma corticotropin-releasing hormone trajectories vary depending on the cause of preterm delivery', American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 186 257-260 (2002) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 29
2002 McGrath S, McLean M, Smith D, Bisits A, Giles W, Smith R, 'Maternal serum activin A, inhibin A, and follistatin in pregnancies with appropriately grown and small-for-gestational-age fetuses classified by umbilical artery Doppler ultrasound', American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 186 283-287 (2002)

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of maternal serum activin A, inhibin A, and follistatin with fetal growth and placental function. STUDY DESIGN... [more]

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of maternal serum activin A, inhibin A, and follistatin with fetal growth and placental function. STUDY DESIGN: Inhibin A, activin A, and follistatin were measured in maternal serum that was stored from normally grown (control subjects, n = 50) and small-for-gestational-age pregnancies (n = 49), prospectively classified as normal small-for-gestational-age pregnancy or fetal growth-restricted pregnancy with the use of umbilical artery Doppler ultrasound. RESULTS: Activin A and inhibin A were significantly increased in fetal growth-restricted pregnancies compared with control subjects (activin A: regression coefficient, 0.54, P < .001; inhibin A: regression coefficient, 0.47, P = .003). The activin:follistatin ratio was significantly higher in fetal growth-restricted pregnancies compared with control subjects (P < .001). There were no significant differences between analyte levels of normal small-for-gestational-age pregnancies and control subjects. CONCLUSION: Maternal serum activin A, inhibin A, and activin:follistatin ratio are raised in fetal growth-restricted pregnancies but not in normal small-for-gestational age pregnancies. This provides further evidence of the difference between subgroups within small-for-gestational-age pregnancies and emphasizes the need to stratify for this in research.

DOI 10.1067/mob.2002.119777
Citations Scopus - 26
2001 Zarzycki P, Smith R, 'Separation of steriods using temperature-dependent inclusion chromatography', Journal of Chromatography A, 912 45-52 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 29
2001 King BR, Smith R, Nicholson RC, 'The regulation of human corticotrophin-releasing hormone gene expression in the placenta (vol 22, pg 795, 2001)', PEPTIDES, 22 1939-+ (2001)
DOI 10.1016/S0196-9781(01)00485-5
Co-authors Bruce King
2001 King BR, Smith R, Nicholson RC, 'The regulation of human corticotrophin-releasing hormone gene expression in the placenta.', Peptides, 22 1941-1947 (2001)

Corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH) is a 41 amino acid neuropeptide that is expressed in the hypothalamus and the human placenta. Placental CRH production has been linked to th... [more]

Corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH) is a 41 amino acid neuropeptide that is expressed in the hypothalamus and the human placenta. Placental CRH production has been linked to the determination of gestational length in the human. Although encoded by a single copy gene, CRH expression in the placenta is regulated differently to the hypothalamus. Glucocorticoids stimulate CRH promoter activity in the placenta but inhibit it's activity in the hypothalamus, via mechanisms involving different regions of the CRH promoter. We discuss how various stimuli alter CRH promoter activity and why these responses are unique to the placenta.

DOI 10.1016/S0196-9781(01)00486-7
Citations Scopus - 9
Co-authors Bruce King
2001 King BR, Smith R, Nicholson RC, 'The regulation of human corticotrophin-releasing hormone gene expression in the placenta', Peptides, 22 795-801 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 32Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Bruce King
2001 Bowman ME, Lopata A, Jaffe RB, Golos TG, Wickings J, Smith R, 'Circannual changes in the secondary sexual adornments of semifree-ranging male and female mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx)', American Journal of Primatology, 53 109-121 (2001)

Male mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx) have spectacular secondary sexual adornments. These include red and blue sexual skin on the face, rump, and genitalia; a sternal scent-marking g... [more]

Male mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx) have spectacular secondary sexual adornments. These include red and blue sexual skin on the face, rump, and genitalia; a sternal scent-marking gland; and a "fatted" rump. Mandrills are seasonal breeders, and in other seasonally-breeding primate species members of both sexes may show increased expression of secondary sexual characteristics during the mating season. We examined changes in male secondary sexual adornments and testosterone levels, in relation to seasonal changes in the female reproductive cycle and sexual skin morphology, in two semifree-ranging mandrill groups. Females showed circannual changes in sexual skin tumescence, and periods of tumescence peaked from May-July in a long-established group. However, formation of a second, smaller group, two years previous to commencement of the study, disrupted the seasonal pattern of sexual skin tumescence and births. As the groups occupied adjacent enclosures, it appears that social factors, as well as physical environment, affected the seasonal patterning of reproduction in females. Male mandrills, by contrast, did not exhibit marked circannual changes in secondary sexual traits. Although adult male testicular volume and circulating testosterone levels increased significantly during the mating season, sexual skin coloration and rump "fattedness" showed no consistent changes with season. There was some evidence to suggest that maturing males (ages 5-8 yr) showed increased development of red sexual skin during mating periods, but once males had fully developed secondary sexual adornments, they remained stable throughout the year. The possible reasons for this are discussed in relation to intermale competition and social organization in mandrills. © 2001 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

DOI 10.1002/1098-2345(200103)53:3<109::AID-AJP2>3.0.CO;2-I
Citations Scopus - 32
2001 McGrath SA, Smith R, 'Corticotrophin-releasing hormone and parturition', Clinical Endocrinology, 55 593-595 (2001) [C2]
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 8
2001 Gu Q, Clifton VL, Schwartz J, Madsen G, Sha JY, Smith R, 'Characterization of urocortin in human pregnancy', CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL, 114 618-622 (2001)
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
2001 King BR, Nicholson RC, Smith R, 'Placental Corticotrophin-releasing Hormone, Local Effects and Fetomaternal Endocrinology', Stress: the international journal on the biology of stress, 4 219-233 (2001) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 10
Co-authors Bruce King
2001 Chan EC, Smith R, 'Lessons in Labour', Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism, 12 44-46 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2001 Clifton VL, Giles WB, Smith R, Bisits AM, Hempenstall P, Kessell C, Gibson PG, 'Alterations of Placental Vascular Function in Asthmatic Pregnancies', American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 164 546-553 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 44Web of Science - 36
Co-authors Peter Gibson, Vicki Clifton
2001 Leung T, Chung T, Madsen GM, Lam P, Sahota D, Smith R, 'Rate of rise in maternal plasma corticotrohpin-releasing hormone and its relation to gestational length', BJOG: An international Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 108 527-532 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Gemma Madsen
2001 McLean M, Smith R, 'Corticotrophin-releasing hormone and human parturition', Reproduction, 121 493-501 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 98Web of Science - 73
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 Maria Bowman
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 Adam Mccluskey, Maria Bowman
2000 Cheng Y, Nicholson RC, King BR, Chan EC, Fitter JT, Smith R, 'Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone Gene Expresssion in Primary Placental Cells is Modulated by Cyclic Adenosine 3',5'-Monophosphate', The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 85 1239-1244 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 34
Co-authors John Fitter, Bruce King
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 Vicki Clifton, Maria Bowman
2000 Cheng Y, Nicholson RC, King BR, Chan EC, Fitter JT, Smith R, 'Glucocorticoid stimulation of Corticiotrophin-releasing hormone gene expression requires a Cyclic Adenosine 3',5'-Monophosphate regulatory element in human primary Placental Cytotrophoblast Cells', The journal of Clinical Endocrinology And Metabolism, 85 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 62Web of Science - 56
Co-authors John Fitter, Bruce King
2000 Clifton VL, Qing G, Murphy VE, Schwartz J, Madsen GM, Smith R, 'Localization and Characterization of Urocortin during Human Pregancy', Placenta, 21 782-788 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 44Web of Science - 39
Co-authors Vicki Clifton, Gemma Madsen, Vanessa Murphy
2000 Donoghue J, Leitch I, Boura A, Walters W, Giles W, Smith R, Read M, 'Fetal placental vascular responses to corticotropin-releasing hormone in vitro. Effects Of variation in oxygen tension', Placenta, 21 711-717 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 8
2000 Leung TN, Chung T, Madsen GM, Lam C, Lam P, Walters W, Smith R, 'Analysis of mid-trimester corticotrophin-releasing hormone and a-fetoprotein concentrations for predicting pre-eclampsia', Human Reproduction, 15 1813-1818 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 19
Co-authors Gemma Madsen
2000 Smith R, 'An end to violence: I should only make myself ridiculous in my own eyes if I clung to life', Futures, Nature, 406 (2000) [C3]
2000 Giles W, Bisits A, Knox M, Madsen GM, Smith R, 'The effect of fetal fibronectin testing on admissions to a tertiary maternal-fetal medicine unit and cost savings', American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 182 439-442 (2000) [C1]
Co-authors Gemma Madsen
1999 Smith R, 'Corticotropin-releasing hormone and the fetoplacental clock: an Australian perspective', Americal Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jan 180(1 Pt 3) 269-271 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3
1999 McLean M, Bisits AM, Davies J, Walters W, Hackshaw A, De Voss K, Smith R, 'Predicting risk of preterm delivery by second trimester measurement of maternal plasma corticotropin-releasing hormone and alpha-fetoprotein', American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, (Sep);181(1) 207-215 (1999) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 66
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 Gemma Madsen, Maria Bowman
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 Adam Mccluskey, Maria Bowman
1999 Paul A, Bowman M, Kor HD, Garner J, Leach S, Smith R, McCluskey A, 'Pharmacophore development for coticotrophin-releasing hormone: new insights into inhibitor activity', Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 42(13) 2351-2357 (1999) [C1]
1999 Smith R, 'The Timing of Birth', Scientific American, March 68-75 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 46Web of Science - 32
1999 Leung TN, Chung T, Madsen GM, McLean M, Chang AMZ, Smith R, 'Elevated mid-trimester maternal coritcotropin-releasing hormone levels in pregnancies destined to deliver preterm before 34 weeks', British Jounal of Obsetrics and Gynecology, (Oct);106 1041-1046 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 60Web of Science - 48
Co-authors Gemma Madsen
1999 McLean M, Smith R, 'Corticotropin-releasing hormone in human pregnancy and parturition', Trends in Endocrinology and metabolism, 10(5) 174-178 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 65Web of Science - 60
1998 Majzoub JA, Schulkin J, McGregor JA, Goland RS, Lockwood CJ, Smith R, Taggart MS, 'A central theory of preterm and term labor: putative role for corticotropin-releasing hormone', American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 180 232-241 (1998)
1998 Bisits AM, Madsen GM, McLean MT, Ocallaghan S, Smith R, Giles WB, 'CRH- a biomechnaical predictor of preterm delivery in a pilot randomised trial - of the treatment of preterm labour', American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 178 862-866 (1998) [C1]
Co-authors Gemma Madsen
1998 Bisits A, Madsen GM, McLean M, Ocallaghan S, Smith R, Giles W, 'Corticotropin-releasing hormone:a biochemical predictor of preterm delivery in a pilot randomised trial of the treatment of preterm labour', American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 178(4) 862 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 27
Co-authors Gemma Madsen
1998 Jaffe RB, Mesiano S, Smith R, Coulter CL, Spencer SJ, Chakravorty A, 'The regulation and role of fetal adrenal development in human pregnancy', Endocrine Research, 24(3-4) 919-926 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 17
1998 Chan EC, Falconer J, Madsen GM, Rice KC, Webster EL, Chrousos GP, Smith R, 'Corticotropin-releasing hormone type 1 receptor antagonist delays parturition in sheep', Endocrinology, 139(7) 3357-3360 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 56Web of Science - 46
Co-authors Gemma Madsen
1998 Smith R, Mesiano S, Chan EC, Brown S, Jaffe RB, 'Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone Directly and Preferentially Stimulates Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulphate Secretion by Human Fetal Adrenak cortical Cells', Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 83/8 2916-2920 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 160Web of Science - 147
1998 Leitch IM, Boura ALA, Botti C, Read MA, Walters WAW, Smith R, 'Vasodilator Actions of Urocortin and Related Peptides in the Human Perfused Placenta In Vitro', Journal of Clinical Endocrinology anfd Metabolism, 83/12 4510-4513 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 69Web of Science - 61
1998 Smith R, 'Alterations in the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis during pregnancy and the placental clock that determines the length of parturition', Journal of Reproductive Immunology., 39 215-220 (1998) [C1]
1997 Ni X, Chan EC, Fitter JT, Smith R, 'Nitric oxide inhibits corticotropin-releasing hormone exocytosis but not synthesis by cultured human trophoblasts', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, 82 4171-4175 (1997)
DOI 10.1210/jc.82.12.4171
Citations Scopus - 32Web of Science - 26
Co-authors John Fitter
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 Maria Bowman
1996 Roe CM, Leitch IM, Boura ALA, Smith R, 'Nitric oxide regulation of corticotropin-releasing hormone release from the human perfused placenta in vitro', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, 81 763-769 (1996)
DOI 10.1210/jc.81.2.763
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 26
1996 Clifton VL, Read MA, Boura ALA, Robinson PJ, Smith R, 'Adrenocorticotropin causes vasodilatation in the human fetal-placental circulation', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, 81 1406-1410 (1996)
DOI 10.1210/jc.81.4.1406
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 20
Co-authors Vicki Clifton
1996 Giles WB, McLean M, Davies JJ, Smith R, 'Abnormal umbilical artery Doppler waveforms and cord blood corticotropin-releasing hormone', OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 87 107-111 (1996)
DOI 10.1016/0029-7844(95)00338-X
Citations Scopus - 54Web of Science - 44
1996 Li H, Liu JP, Smith R, Robinson PJ, 'Identification of cGMP-dependent protein kinase and its specific substrates in the anterior pituitary', MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR ENDOCRINOLOGY, 122 159-171 (1996)
DOI 10.1016/0303-7207(96)03881-6
Citations Web of Science - 10
1995 CLIFTON VL, OWENS PC, ROBINSON PJ, SMITH R, 'IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF A CORTICOTROPIN-RELEASING HORMONE-RECEPTOR IN HUMAN PLACENTA', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGY, 133 591-597 (1995)
Citations Scopus - 35Web of Science - 34
Co-authors Vicki Clifton
1995 McLean M, Bisits A, Davies J, Woods R, Lowry P, Smith R, 'A placental clock controlling the length of human pregnancy', Nature Medicine, 1 460-463 (1995) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 580Web of Science - 523
1995 CLIFTON VL, READ MA, LEITCH IM, GILES WB, BOURA ALA, ROBINSON PJ, SMITH R, 'CORTICOTROPIN-RELEASING HORMONE-INDUCED VASODILATATION IN THE HUMAN FETAL-PLACENTAL CIRCULATION - INVOLVEMENT OF THE NITRIC OXIDE CYCLIC GUANOSINE 3',5'-MONOPHOSPHATE-MEDIATED PATHWAY', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, 80 2888-2893 (1995)
DOI 10.1210/jc.80.10.2888
Citations Scopus - 121Web of Science - 111
1995 MCLEAN M, SMITH R, 'CUSHINGS-SYNDROME - HOW SHOULD WE INVESTIGATE IN 1995', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 163 153-154 (1995)
Citations Scopus - 1
1995 HARTE JL, EIFERT GH, SMITH R, 'THE EFFECTS OF RUNNING AND MEDITATION ON BETA-ENDORPHIN, CORTICOTROPIN-RELEASING HORMONE AND CORTISOL IN PLASMA, AND ON MOOD', BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 40 251-265 (1995)
DOI 10.1016/0301-0511(95)05118-T
Citations Scopus - 51Web of Science - 37
1994 SUN K, SMITH R, ROBINSON PJ, 'BASAL AND KCL-STIMULATED CORTICOTROPIN-RELEASING HORMONE-RELEASE FROM HUMAN PLACENTAL SYNCYTIOTROPHOBLASTS IS INHIBITED BY SODIUM-NITROPRUSSIDE', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, 79 519-524 (1994)
DOI 10.1210/jc.79.2.519
Citations Scopus - 34Web of Science - 38
1994 CLIFTON VL, READ MA, LEITCH IM, BOURA ALA, ROBINSON PJ, SMITH R, 'CORTICOTROPIN-RELEASING HORMONE-INDUCED VASODILATATION IN THE HUMAN FETAL-PLACENTAL CIRCULATION', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, 79 666-669 (1994)
DOI 10.1210/jc.79.2.666
Citations Scopus - 90Web of Science - 89
1994 MCLEAN M, THOMPSON D, ZHANG HP, BRINSMEAD M, SMITH R, 'CORTICOTROPIN-RELEASING HORMONE AND BETA-ENDORPHIN IN LABOR', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGY, 131 167-172 (1994)
Citations Scopus - 49Web of Science - 45
1993 CHAN EC, SMITH R, LEWIN T, BRINSMEAD MW, ZHANG HP, CUBIS J, et al., 'PLASMA CORTICOTROPIN-RELEASING HORMONE, BETA-ENDORPHIN AND CORTISOL INTERRELATIONSHIPS DURING HUMAN-PREGNANCY', ACTA ENDOCRINOLOGICA, 128 339-344 (1993)
Citations Scopus - 74Web of Science - 69
Co-authors Terry Lewin
1993 SMITH R, CHAN EC, BOWMAN ME, HAREWOOD WJ, PHIPPARD AF, 'CORTICOTROPIN-RELEASING HORMONE IN BABOON PREGNANCY', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, 76 1063-1068 (1993)
DOI 10.1210/jc.76.4.1063
Citations Scopus - 38Web of Science - 43
1993 POWELL KA, SMITH R, ROBINSON PJ, 'IMMUNOCYTOCHEMICAL LOCALIZATION OF DEPHOSPHIN, A NEURONAL PROTEIN-KINASE-C SUBSTRATE, IN THE RAT-BRAIN', JOURNAL OF NEUROCHEMISTRY, 61 S134-S134 (1993)
1993 McLean M, Walters WAW, Smith R, 'Prediction and early diagnosis of preterm labor: A critical review', Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey, 48 209-225 (1993)
Citations Scopus - 74
1992 CHAN EC, SMITH R, 'BETA-ENDORPHIN IMMUNOREACTIVITY DURING HUMAN-PREGNANCY', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, 75 1453-1458 (1992)
DOI 10.1210/jc.75.6.1453
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 20
1992 GUDE NM, BOURA ALA, KING RG, BRENNECKE SP, JAMAL OS, SMITH R, WALTERS WAW, 'EVIDENCE FOR INHIBITION BY ENDOTHELIUM-DERIVED RELAXING FACTOR OF THROMBOXANE-A2 RECEPTOR-MEDIATED VASOCONSTRICTION IN THE FETAL VESSELS OF THE HUMAN PERFUSED PLACENTA', PLACENTA, 13 597-605 (1992)
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 27
1992 BOULTON TJC, SMITH R, SINGLE T, 'PSYCHOSOCIAL GROWTH FAILURE - A POSITIVE RESPONSE TO GROWTH-HORMONE AND PLACEBO', ACTA PAEDIATRICA, 81 322-325 (1992)
DOI 10.1111/j.1651-2227.1992.tb12235.x
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11
1991 MULLINS RJ, RUSSELL A, MCGRATH GJ, SMITH R, SUTHERLAND DC, 'BREAST-FEEDING ANAPHYLAXIS', LANCET, 338 1279-1280 (1991)
DOI 10.1016/0140-6736(91)92152-R
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 5
1991 MADSEN G, CHAN EC, FALCONER J, HO KY, SMITH R, 'REVERSE HEMOLYTIC PLAQUE-ASSAY STUDY OF CORTICOTROPIN-RELEASING HORMONE AND ARGININE VASOPRESSIN INTERACTION IN OVINE CORTICOTROPES', JOURNAL OF NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY, 3 193-197 (1991)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2826.1991.tb00262.x
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 5
1991 FALCONER J, DAVIES JJ, ZHANG HP, SMITH R, 'RELEASE OF INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR-I BY THE SHEEP PLACENTA INVITRO', REPRODUCTION FERTILITY AND DEVELOPMENT, 3 379-384 (1991)
DOI 10.1071/RD9910379
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7
1991 DAVIES JJ, FALCONER J, ZHANG HP, CHAN EC, MCLEAN M, SMITH R, 'PERIFUSED OVINE PLACENTAL TISSUE SECRETES BETA-ENDORPHIN IMMUNOREACTIVITY', REPRODUCTION FERTILITY AND DEVELOPMENT, 3 397-404 (1991)
DOI 10.1071/RD9910397
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
1990 SMITH R, CUBIS J, BRINSMEAD M, LEWIN T, SINGH B, OWENS P, et al., 'MOOD CHANGES, OBSTETRIC EXPERIENCE AND ALTERATIONS IN PLASMA-CORTISOL, BETA-ENDORPHIN AND CORTICOTROPIN RELEASING HORMONE DURING PREGNANCY AND THE PUERPERIUM', JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOMATIC RESEARCH, 34 53-69 (1990)
DOI 10.1016/0022-3999(90)90008-R
Citations Scopus - 72Web of Science - 69
Co-authors Terry Lewin
1990 THOMSON M, CHAN EC, DAVIES J, FALCONER J, MADSEN G, GERAGHTY S, SMITH R, 'INTRACELLULAR MECHANISMS GOVERNING THE ACUTE PHASE OF BETA-ENDORPHIN SECRETION FROM THE CORTICOTROPE INVITRO', NEUROSCIENCE LETTERS, 110 343-348 (1990)
DOI 10.1016/0304-3940(90)90871-6
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5
1990 CHAN EC, BRINSMEAD MW, CHEN SE, NANRA R, SIMM B, MCLEAN M, SMITH R, 'URINARY CORTICOTROPIN-RELEASING HORMONE IMMUNOREACTIVITY IS ELEVATED DURING HUMAN-PREGNANCY', GYNECOLOGICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY, 4 233-244 (1990)
DOI 10.3109/09513599009024977
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 8
1990 CHAN EC, THOMSON M, MADSEN G, BOETTCHER B, FALCONER J, SMITH R, 'LARGE MOLECULAR-WEIGHT IMMUNOREACTIVE CORTICOTROPIN-RELEASING HORMONE HAS BIOACTIVITY ON SUPERFUSED OVINE PITUITARY-CELLS', JOURNAL OF NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY, 2 95-101 (1990)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2826.1990.tb00399.x
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 6
1990 THOMSON M, CHAN EC, FALCONER J, MADSEN G, GERAGHTY S, CURRYER N, et al., 'DESENSITIZATION OF SUPERFUSED ISOLATED OVINE ANTERIOR-PITUITARY-CELLS TO HUMAN CORTICOTROPIN-RELEASING FACTOR', JOURNAL OF NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY, 2 181-187 (1990)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2826.1990.tb00848.x
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 15
1989 OWENS PC, OWENS JA, LOVELOCK M, CHAN EC, FALCONER J, ROBINSON JS, SMITH R, 'RESTRICTION OF PLACENTAL GROWTH IN SHEEP ENHANCES PLACENTAL METABOLISM OF FETAL BETA-ENDORPHIN-LIKE IMMUNOREACTIVITY', JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY, 11 63-71 (1989)
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
1989 KUSNECOV AW, HUSBAND AJ, KING MG, SMITH R, 'MODULATION OF MITOGEN-INDUCED SPLEEN-CELL PROLIFERATION AND THE ANTIBODY-FORMING CELL RESPONSE BY BETA-ENDORPHIN INVIVO', PEPTIDES, 10 473-479 (1989)
DOI 10.1016/0196-9781(89)90061-2
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 24
1988 LEVICK M, SAUNDERS N, SMITH R, LOVELOCK M, 'BETA-ENDORPHIN AND THE VENTILATORY RESPONSE TO HYPERCAPNIA IN HUMANS', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 18 542-542 (1988)
1988 BOULTON J, SMITH R, HALL C, GLEESON M, GERAGHTY S, 'GROWTH-HORMONE SECRETION IN GROWTH FAILURE FROM EMOTIONAL DEPRIVATION AND DEPRESSION', AUSTRALIAN PAEDIATRIC JOURNAL, 24 77-78 (1988)
Co-authors Maree Gleeson
1988 CHAN EC, THOMSON M, MADSEN G, FALCONER J, SMITH R, 'DIFFERENTIAL PROCESSING OF CORTICOTROPHIN-RELEASING HORMONE BY THE HUMAN-PLACENTA AND HYPOTHALAMUS', BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, 153 1229-1235 (1988)
DOI 10.1016/S0006-291X(88)81359-7
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 25
1988 OWENS PC, CHAN EC, LOVELOCK M, FALCONER J, SMITH R, 'IMMUNOREACTIVE METHIONINE-ENKEPHALIN IN CEREBROSPINAL-FLUID AND BLOOD-PLASMA DURING ACUTE STRESS IN CONSCIOUS SHEEP', ENDOCRINOLOGY, 122 311-318 (1988)
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 9
1988 SMITH R, LOVELOCK M, OWENS PC, CHAN EC, FALCONER J, 'THE EFFECT OF REPETITIVE HEMORRHAGE ON PLASMA-CORTISOL, BETA-ENDORPHIN AND N-TERMINAL PRO-OPIOMELANOCORTIN IN CONSCIOUS SHEEP', HORMONE AND METABOLIC RESEARCH, 20 612-615 (1988)
DOI 10.1055/s-2007-1010898
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 8
1988 FALCONER J, CHAN EC, MADSEN G, THOMSON M, DAVIES J, SMITH R, 'SECRETION OF BETA-ENDORPHIN INTO THE MATERNAL CIRCULATION BY UTEROPLACENTAL TISSUES IN RESPONSE TO HYPOGLYCEMIC STRESS', JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGY, 118 R5-R8 (1988)
DOI 10.1677/joe.0.118R005
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 15
1988 THOMSON M, CHAN EC, FALCONER J, MADSEN G, SMITH R, 'SECRETION OF CORTICOTROPIN-RELEASING HORMONE BY SUPERFUSED HUMAN PLACENTAL FRAGMENTS', GYNECOLOGICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY, 2 87-100 (1988)
DOI 10.3109/09513598809023617
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 24
1987 Ross RJM, Borges F, Grossman A, Smith R, Ngahfoong L, Rees LH, et al., 'Growth hormone pretreatment in man blocks the response to growth hormone-releasing hormone; evidence for a direct effect of growth hormone.', Clinical Endocrinology, 26 117-123 (1987)
1987 SMITH R, OWENS PC, BRINSMEAD MW, SINGH B, HALL C, 'THE NONSUPPRESSIBILITY OF PLASMA-CORTISOL PERSISTS AFTER PREGNANCY', HORMONE AND METABOLIC RESEARCH, 19 41-42 (1987)
DOI 10.1055/s-2007-1011733
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 16
1987 OWENS PC, SMITH R, BRINSMEAD MW, HALL C, ROWLEY M, HURT D, et al., 'POSTNATAL DISAPPEARANCE OF THE PREGNANCY-ASSOCIATED REDUCED SENSITIVITY OF PLASMA-CORTISOL TO FEEDBACK INHIBITION', LIFE SCIENCES, 41 1745-1750 (1987)
DOI 10.1016/0024-3205(87)90603-5
Citations Scopus - 38Web of Science - 38
Co-authors Terry Lewin
1987 OWENS PC, SMITH R, 'OPIOID-PEPTIDES IN BLOOD AND CEREBROSPINAL-FLUID DURING ACUTE STRESS', BAILLIERES CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM, 1 415-437 (1987)
Citations Web of Science - 31
1986 SMITH R, OWENS PC, LOVELOCK M, CHAN EC, FALCONER J, 'ACUTE HEMORRHAGIC STRESS IN CONSCIOUS SHEEP ELEVATES IMMUNOREACTIVE BETA-ENDORPHIN IN PLASMA BUT NOT IN CEREBROSPINAL-FLUID', ENDOCRINOLOGY, 118 2572-2576 (1986)
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 33
1986 SINGH B, GILHOTRA M, SMITH R, BRINSMEAD M, LEWIN T, HALL C, 'POSTPARTUM PSYCHOSES AND THE DEXAMETHASONE SUPPRESSION TEST', JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS, 11 173-177 (1986)
DOI 10.1016/0165-0327(86)90026-1
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Terry Lewin
1985 BRINSMEAD M, SMITH R, SINGH B, LEWIN T, OWENS P, 'PERIPARTUM CONCENTRATIONS OF BETA-ENDORPHIN AND CORTISOL AND MATERNAL MOOD STATES', AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY, 25 194-197 (1985)
DOI 10.1111/j.1479-828X.1985.tb00642.x
Citations Scopus - 32Web of Science - 27
Co-authors Terry Lewin
1985 FALCONER J, OWENS PC, SMITH R, 'CANNULATION OF THE CISTERNA MAGNA IN SHEEP - A METHOD FOR CHRONIC STUDIES OF CEREBROSPINAL-FLUID', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY AND MEDICAL SCIENCE, 63 157-162 (1985)
DOI 10.1038/icb.1985.17
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 5
1985 OWENS P, LOVELOCK M, CHAN EC, FALCONER J, LING N, SMITH R, 'SECRETION OF N-TERMINAL PRO-OPIOMELANOCORTIN-DERIVED PEPTIDES IN RESPONSE TO ACUTE HEMORRHAGIC STRESS IN CONSCIOUS SHEEP', BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, 133 648-653 (1985)
DOI 10.1016/0006-291X(85)90954-4
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 6
1985 SMITH R, BESSER GM, REES LH, 'THE EFFECT OF SURGERY ON PLASMA BETA-ENDORPHIN AND METHIONINE-ENKEPHALIN', NEUROSCIENCE LETTERS, 55 17-21 (1985)
DOI 10.1016/0304-3940(85)90305-2
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 25
1985 SMITH R, GROSSMAN A, BOYCE MJ, BESSER GM, REES LH, 'EFFECT OF HISTAMINE INFUSION ON CIRCULATING METHIONINE-ENKEPHALIN AND CATECHOLAMINE CONCENTRATIONS', NEUROSCIENCE LETTERS, 55 289-292 (1985)
DOI 10.1016/0304-3940(85)90450-1
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 11
1985 SMITH R, GROSSMAN A, GIMSON AES, BESSER GM, REES LH, 'EFFECT OF LIVER AND RENAL DYSFUNCTION ON CIRCULATING METHIONINE-ENKEPHALIN IMMUNOREACTIVITY', NEUROSCIENCE LETTERS, 60 301-305 (1985)
DOI 10.1016/0304-3940(85)90594-4
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 5
1984 OWENS PC, SMITH R, GREEN D, FALCONER L, 'EFFECT OF HYPOGLYCEMIC STRESS ON PLASMA AND CEREBROSPINAL-FLUID IMMUNOREACTIVE BETA-ENDORPHIN IN CONSCIOUS SHEEP', NEUROSCIENCE LETTERS, 49 1-6 (1984)
DOI 10.1016/0304-3940(84)90126-5
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 21
1984 OWENS PC, SMITH R, OWENS JA, FALCONER J, BRINSMEAD MW, ROBINSON JS, 'FETAL PRODUCTION AND PLACENTAL CONSUMPTION OF PLASMA BETA-ENDORPHIN', JOURNAL OF STEROID BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, 20 1430-1430 (1984)
DOI 10.1016/0022-4731(84)90547-8
Citations Web of Science - 1
1981 Smith R, Smith R, Grossman A, Gaillard R, Clement-Jones V, Ratter S, et al., 'Studies on circulating met-enkephalin and beta-endorphin: normal subjects and patients with renal and adrenal disease.', Clinical Endocrinology, 15 291-300 (1981)
1981 Smith R, Grossman A, Gaillard R, Clement-Jones V, Ratter S, Mallinson J, et al., 'Studies on circulating met-enkephalin and ß-endorphin: normal subjects and patients with renal and adrenal disease.', Clinical Endocrinology, 15 291-300 (1981)
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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, San Fransico, California (2015)
Co-authors Kirsty Pringle, Kym Rae
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, San Fransisco, California (2015)
Co-authors Kym Rae, Kirsty Pringle
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, San Francisco, California (2015)
Co-authors Kirsty Pringle, Kym Rae
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, San Francisco, California (2015)
Co-authors Kym Rae, Kirsty Pringle
2015 Wark P, Tolosa J, Parsons K, Hansbro P, Smith R, 'THE PLACENTAL PROTEIN SYNCYTIN-1 IMPAIRS ANTIVIRAL RESPONSES AND EXAGGERATES INFLAMMATORY RESPONSES TO INFLUENZA', RESPIROLOGY (2015)
Co-authors Philip Hansbro
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 Maria Bowman
2015 Pringle K, Sykes S, Weatherall L, Clausen D, Smith R, Rae K, Lumbers E, 'Interrelationships Between Circulating and Urinary Components of the Renin-Angiotensin System in Australian Indigenous Pregnant Women', REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES (2015)
Co-authors Kirsty Pringle
2015 Pringle KG, Grimson SD, Wang Y, Weatherall L, Smith R, Rae K, et al., 'Cytokine Gene Polymorphisms in an Indigenous Australian Pregnancy Population', REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES (2015)
Co-authors Kirsty Pringle
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, San Fransico, California (2015)
Co-authors Kirsty Pringle, Kym Rae
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, San Fransisco, California (2015)
Co-authors Kym Rae, Kirsty Pringle
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, Melbourne (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Kirsty Pringle, Caroline Blackwell, Sharron Hall, Kym Rae
2014 Lumbers ER, Sykes SD, Weatherall L, Clausen D, Smith R, Rae KM, Pringle KG, 'Interrelationships between circulating and urinary components of the Renin-Angiotensin System in Indigenous pregnant women', Proceedings of the State of the Heart 2014 Congress, Adelaide (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Kirsty Pringle, Kym Rae
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, Adelaide (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Caroline Blackwell, Kym Rae, Kirsty Pringle
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), Perth (2014) [E3]
DOI 10.1111/jpc.12528/abstract
Co-authors Kym Rae, Kirsty Pringle
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, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Kym Rae, Kirsty Pringle
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), Perth (2014)
DOI 10.1111/jpc.12528/abstract
Co-authors Kym Rae, Kirsty Pringle
2014 Wark PPW, Tolosa JMJT, Parsons K, Smith R, 'The placental derived protein syncytin-1 impairs antiviral responses and exaggerates inflammatory responses to influenza', Cytokine, Melbourne, Vic (2014) [E3]
DOI 10.1016/j.cyto.2014.07.154
Co-authors Peter Wark
2014 Pan X, Smith R, Scott RJ, Fitter J, Zakar T, 'Corticotropin Releasing Hormone (CRH) Expression Is Controlled by DNA Methylation in the Trophoblast', REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Rodney Scott, John Fitter
2014 Tolosa JM, Parsons K, Wark P, Smith R, 'HOW THE PLACENTA MAKES PREGNANT WOMEN VULNERABLE TO INFLUENZA (FLU)', PLACENTA, Paris, FRANCE (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Peter Wark
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, Perth (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Megan Rollo, Clare Collins, Kym Rae, Leanne Brown
2014 Stirrat L, O'Reilly J, Riley S, Howie A, Smith R, Walker B, et al., 'PPO.21 Altered maternal hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity in obese pregnancy: a potential mechanism underlying macrosomia and prolonged pregnancy.', Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed (2014) [E3]
DOI 10.1136/archdischild-2014-306576.461
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, Adelaide, Australia (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Kirsty Pringle, Kym Rae
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, Sydney (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Kym Rae
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, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Kym Rae, 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, Adelaide (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Maria Bowman, Kym Rae, Sharron Hall
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, Tromso, Norway (2013) [E3]
DOI 10.1016/j.preghy.2013.04.063
Co-authors Kym Rae, Kirsty Pringle
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., Tromso, Norway (2013) [E3]
DOI 10.1016/j.preghy.2013.04.053
Co-authors Kirsty Pringle, Kym Rae
2012 Chai S, Fitter JT, Smith R, Madsen GM, 'DNA methylation of progesterone receptor isoforms in term human myometrium', 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 Gemma Madsen, John Fitter
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 Maria Bowman, John Aitken
2012 Pan X, Nicholson RC, Scott R, Fitter JT, Smith R, Zakar T, 'DNA methylation associated with induction of CRH gene expression in trophoblast cells', 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 Rodney Scott, John Fitter
2012 Smith R, 'International Conference of Physiological Sciences 2012', International Conference of Physiological Sciences 2012. Program, Suzhou, China (2012) [E3]
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, Auckland, NZ (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Kym Rae
2012 Parkington HC, Paul JW, Tonta MA, Chan EC, Sheehan PJ, Brennecke SP, et al., 'Human labour is associated with decreased myometrial ether-a-go-go related gene (hERG) potassium channels that modulate contractility', Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Fetal and Neonatal Physiological Society, Zeist, The Netherlands (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Jonathan Paul
2012 Kandasamy Y, Smith R, Wright IM, 'The relationship between birthweight and retinal microvasculature in term infants', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Ian Wright
2012 Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Foetal abdominal fat area is predicted by the protein-to-carbohydrate ratio of maternal diet during pregnancy', Nutrition & Dietetics: Special Issue: Dietitians Association of Australia 16th International Congress of Dietetics, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Alexis Hure, Clare Collins, Lesley Wicks
2012 Martin JE, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Bouncing back to your pre-baby body: A RCT to reduce postpartum weight gain', Nutrition & Dietetics: Special Issue: Dietitians Association of Australia 16th International Congress of Dietetics, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Alexis Hure, Lesley Wicks, Clare Collins
2012 Smith R, 'What controls labour in humans?', Endocrine Abstracts, Florence, Italy (2012) [E3]
2012 Smith R, 'Regulation of CRF in reproduction', 59th Annual Meeting of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation. ¿¿¿Improving Women¿¿¿s Health through Personalized Medicine¿¿¿, San Diego, CA (2012) [E3]
2011 Hure AJ, Collins CE, Giles WB, Paul JW, Smith R, 'A large but lean fetal phenotype is associated with greater maternal weight gain during pregnancy', Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, Adelaide (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Jonathan Paul, Alexis Hure, Clare Collins
2011 Chai SY, Smith R, Zakar T, Mitchell CM, Madsen GM, 'Term myometrium is characterized by increased activating epigenetic marks on the progesterone receptor A promoter', Reproductive Sciences, Miami Beach, Florida (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Gemma Madsen
2011 Paul JW, Maiti K, Read MA, Hure AJ, Smith JI, Chan EC, Smith R, 'Studying laboring myometrium misses phosphorylation changes associated with contraction', Reproductive Sciences, Miami Beach (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Jonathan Paul, Alexis Hure
2011 Hure AJ, Collins CE, Martin JE, Smith R, 'Breastfeeding and metabolic risk reduction at the time of lactation: The Women and Their Children's Health (WATCH) Cohort', Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, Portland, Oregon (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Clare Collins, Alexis Hure
2011 Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Energy and macronutrient intakes during pregnancy over the last 50 years', 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) eProceedings, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Alexis Hure, Clare Collins, Lesley Wicks
2011 Tsai MH, Vears D, Sadleir L, Berkovic SF, Smith R, Scheffer IE, 'Clinical genetic studies in benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS)', Epilepsia, Rome, Italy (2011) [E3]
2011 Wynnea O, Horvat JC, Kim RY, Ong LK, Smith R, Hansbro PM, et al., 'Sex differences in the effect of neonatal infection and adult re-infection on hippocampal corticosterone receptors and stress response outcomes', Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, Chicago, Illinois (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Deborah Hodgson, Philip Hansbro, Linkooi Ong, Jay Horvat
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, Sharron Hall, Maria Bowman
2011 Martin JE, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Smith R, Smith JI, Collins CE, 'Pre-pregnancy BMI and pregnancy weight gain predict post-partum weight retention', Nutrition and Dietetics: Dietitians Association of Australia 29th National Conference Oral Program, Adelaide (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Lesley Wicks, Clare Collins, Alexis Hure
2010 Martin J, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Relationship between pregnancy weight status and breastfeeding patterns', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Alexis Hure, Lesley Wicks, Clare Collins
2010 Hodyl NA, Smith R, Bisits AM, Gibson PG, Clifton VL, 'The effect of inhaled corticosteroids on maternal and fetal systemic function and placental activity in women with asthma', Reproductive Sciences, Orlando, Florida (2010) [E3]
DOI 10.1177/193371912010173s003
Co-authors Peter Gibson, Vicki Clifton
2010 Maiti K, Paul JW, Read MA, Chan EC, Smith R, 'Human labor Is associated with internalization and oligomerization of the membrane estrogen receptor, GPR30', Reproductive Sciences, Orlando, Florida (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Jonathan Paul
2010 Chan EC, Smith R, 'Differential expression of MicroRNA with labour in the human myometrium', The Endocrine Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting Meeting Proceedings and Abstract Book, Sydney (2010) [E3]
2010 Maiti K, Paul JW, Chan EC, Smith R, 'GPR30, the novel membrane estrogen receptor, stimulates contractility of myometrium by increasing expression of h-caldesmon', The Endocrine Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting Meeting Proceedings and Abstract Book, Sydney (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Jonathan Paul
2010 Paul JW, Maiti K, Read MA, Smith R, 'Caldesmon phosphorylation and phasic regulation of ERK 1/2 during contractions in human myometrium', The Endocrine Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting Proceedings and Abstract Book, Sydney (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Jonathan Paul
2010 Tolosa Gonzalez JM, Schjenken JE, Clifton VL, Smith R, 'A new function for the fusogenic endogenous retroviral envelope protein syncytin-1: assessment of its immunosuppressive properties', The Endocrine Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting Proceedings and Abstract Book, Sydney (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Vicki Clifton
2010 Chai S, Smith R, Madsen GM, 'Epigenetic regulation of progesterone receptor isoform expression in term human myometrium', The Endocrine Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting Proceedings and Abstract Book, Sydney (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Gemma Madsen
2010 Tolosa Gonzalez JM, Schjenken JE, Clifton VL, Smith R, 'The retroviral envelope protein syncytin-1 is immunosuppressive and has hijacked the exosomal pathway in the human placenta', Placenta, Kumamoto, Japan (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Vicki Clifton
2010 Smith R, 'CRH & the onset of labor', ENDO 2010: The 92nd Annual Scientific Meeting and Expo Abstracts, San Diego, CA (2010) [E3]
2010 Schjenken JE, Tolosa Gonzalez JM, Clifton VL, Smith R, 'The endogenous retroviral envelope protein syncytin-1 inhibits the release of TNF alpha and IFN gamma in human blood cells', Journal of Reproductive Immunology, Palm Grove, QLD (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Vicki Clifton
2010 Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Patterson AJ, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Dietary intakes of Australian women prior to conception', Nutrition & Dietetics, Melbourne (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Alexis Hure, Lesley Wicks, Clare Collins, Amanda Patterson
2010 Hure AJ, Wright IM, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Evidence-based best-practice guidelines for nutritional supplementation in pregnancy', Nutrition & Dietetics, Melbourne (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Clare Collins, Ian Wright, Alexis Hure
2010 Fletcher K, Hure AJ, Collins CE, Smith R, 'Infant feeding patterns within the Watch Study', Nutrition & Dietetics, Melbourne (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Clare Collins, Alexis Hure
2010 Chen Y, Allars MJ, Abou-Seif C, Smith R, Nicholson RC, 'Differential Effects of cAMP and CRH in Cell Viability and Cell Fusion of Cytotrophoblastic Cells', Reproduction, Fertility and Development, Sydney (2010) [E3]
2009 Hure AJ, Collins CE, Smith R, 'Maternal pregnancy folate predicts homocysteine in the six month old infant', Reproductive Sciences, Glasgow, Scotland (2009) [E3]
DOI 10.1177/193371912009163s167
Co-authors Clare Collins, Alexis Hure
2009 Hure AJ, Collins CE, Smith R, 'Maternal weight change in pregnancy predicts fetal size but not adiposity', Reproductive Sciences, Glasgow, Scotland (2009) [E3]
DOI 10.1177/193371912009163s167
Co-authors Alexis Hure, Clare Collins
2009 Maiti K, Paul JW, Read MA, Chan EC, Smith R, 'Demonstration that activation of the cell surface estrogen receptor GPR30 causes phosphorylation of HSP27 and MAPK p42/44 in term human myometrial tissue and explants', Reproductive Sciences, Glasgow, Scotland (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Jonathan Paul
2009 Schjenken JE, Tolosa Gonzalez JM, Clifton VL, Smith R, 'Corticotrophin releasing hormone modulates the production of immunosuppressive factors FasL, Syncytin and Exosomes by the human placenta', Reproductive Sciences, Glasgow, Scotland (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Vicki Clifton
2009 Hure AJ, Collins CE, Smith R, 'Vitamin B12, folate and homocysteine in the six month old infant', Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, Santiago, Chile (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Clare Collins, Alexis Hure
2009 Hure AJ, Wright IM, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Nutrient supplementation in pregnancy: Development of evidence-based best-practice guidelines', Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, Santiago, Chile (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Ian Wright, Alexis Hure, Clare Collins
2009 Paul JW, Read MA, Smith R, 'Phosphorylation events associated with myometrial awakening and the development of contractile force in humans', Reproductive Sciences, Glasgow, Scotland (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Jonathan Paul
2009 Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Patterson AJ, Smith R, Collins CE, 'The food choices of Australian women during pregnancy', Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Amanda Patterson, Clare Collins, Lesley Wicks, Alexis Hure
2009 Gresham E, Hure AJ, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Maternal macronutrient and micronutrient profiles in pregnancy and postpartum', Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Alexis Hure, Clare Collins
2009 Clarke NF, Monnier N, Smith R, Kornberg AJ, Farrell MA, Waddell L, et al., 'RYR1 is a common cause of congenital fibre type disproportion with ptosis, ophthalmoplegia, scoliosis and pronounced axial muscle weakness', Neuromuscular Disorders, Geneva, Switzerland (2009) [E3]
2009 Hure AJ, Wright IM, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Nutrient supplementation in pregnancy: Development of evidence-based best-practice guidelines', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Darwin, NT (2009) [E3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2009.01475.x
Co-authors Alexis Hure, Clare Collins, Ian Wright
2009 Knox M, Smith R, Engel T, Wright IM, 'Transfers into a regional perinatal centre: Can we do better?', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Darwin, NT (2009) [E3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2009.01475.x
Co-authors Ian Wright
2009 Fernando I, Athauda RI, Cohen M, Henskens FA, Smith R, 'Towards data-oriented clinical information systems and data mining in psychiatry: Can they beat clinical trials?', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Adelaide, SA (2009) [E3]
DOI 10.1080/00048670902940075
Co-authors Frans Henskens, Rukshan Athauda
2008 Wynne OL, Horvat JC, Smith R, Hansbro PM, Clifton VL, Hodgson DM, 'Impact of neonatal infection on adult hippocampal glucocorticoid receptor, mineralocorticoid receptor and corticotrophin releasing hormone mRNA abundance', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Hobart, TAS (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Olivia Wynne, Deborah Hodgson, Vicki Clifton, Philip Hansbro, Jay Horvat
2008 Hure AJ, Collins CE, Smith R, 'Maternal and infant vitamin B12, folate and homocysteine in pregnancy and postpartum', Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Adelaide, SA (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Alexis Hure, Clare Collins
2008 Hure AJ, Giles WB, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Maternal weight change in pregnancy predicts fetal size but not adiposity', Proceedings of the Australian Health and Medical Research Congress 2008, Brisbane, QLD (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Clare Collins, Alexis Hure
2008 Schjenken JE, Tolosa Gonzalez JM, Clifton V, Tuch B, Smith R, 'Lessons from pregnancy that may help in transplantation', Transplantation, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E3]
2008 Smith R, 'Predicting the future during pregnancy', Reproductive Sciences, San Diego, CA (2008) [E3]
2008 Wynne OL, Horvat JC, Smith R, Hansbro PM, Clifton VL, Hodgson DM, 'Impact of neonatal infection on adult hippocampal glucocorticoid receptor and mineralocorticoid receptor abundance', 15th Annual Meeting of the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society: Program, Madison, WISC (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Jay Horvat, Olivia Wynne, Philip Hansbro, Deborah Hodgson, Vicki Clifton
2008 Abou-Seif C, Shipman KL, Allars MJ, Smith R, Nicholson RC, 'Tissue specific epigenetic regulation of CRH gene expression', 51st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia and Society of Reproductive Biology: Meeting Proceedings and Abstract Book, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [E3]
2008 Maiti K, Paul JW, Read MA, Chan EC, Smith R, 'Presence of the novel membrane estrogen receptor G-Protein coupled receptor 30 (GPR30) a membrane estrogen receptor in human pregnant myometrium and its biochemical characterization', 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 Jonathan Paul
2008 Osei-Kumah A, Wark PA, Smith R, Ammit A, Clifton VL, 'A model of pregnancy induced changes in asthma', 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 Vicki Clifton, Peter Wark
2008 Paul JW, Read MA, Chan EC, Smith R, 'Phospho-proteomic determination of contraction associated proteins in the human uterus', 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 Jonathan Paul
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 Maria Bowman, Patrick Mcelduff
2008 Hodyl N, Wyper H, Scott NM, Osei-Kumah A, Murphy VE, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'Relationship between placental glucocorticoid receptor expression and fetal growth in pregnancies complicated by asthma', 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 Vanessa Murphy, Vicki Clifton
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, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Kym Rae
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 Maria Bowman
2008 Chuter VH, Smith R, 'The effect of shoe design on rearfoot kinematics, kinetics and plantar forces', 13th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science. Book of Abstracts, Estoril, Portugal (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Vivienne Chuter
2007 Tolosa Gonzalez JM, Schjenken JE, Scott NM, Clifton VL, Smith R, 'Immunosuppressive properties of a synthetic peptide analogous to human syncytin immunosuppressive peptide', Endocrine Journal, Christchurch, N.Z. (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Vicki Clifton
2007 Schjenken JE, Tolosa Gonzalez JM, Clifton VL, Smith R, 'Potential role of CRH in mediating immune function in pregnancy', Endocrine Journal, Christchurch, New Zealand (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Vicki Clifton
2007 Hure AJ, Young AF, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Is diet quality higher during pregnancy?', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Melbourne (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Alexis Hure, Anne Young, Clare Collins
2007 Scott NM, Stark MJ, Wright IM, Hodgson DM, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'Placental inflammatory response in pregnancies complicated by preterm delivery or asthma', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Melbourne (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Ian Wright, Vicki Clifton, Deborah Hodgson
2007 Bisits AM, Smith R, Macintyre DA, Kwek K, Yeo G, Taylor KA, Chan EC, 'Causal pathway modelling of mRNA data supports inflammatory drive towards labor onset', Reproductive Sciences (Scientific Program & Abstracts: 54th Annual Meeting, SGI), Reno, Nevada (2007) [E3]
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 Maria Bowman
2007 Tolosa Gonzalez JM, Schjenken JE, Clifton VL, Smith R, 'Evidence for syncytin expression in human placental exosomes', Reproductive Sciences (Scientific Program & Abstracts: 54th Annual Meeting, SGI), Reno, Nevada (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Vicki Clifton
2007 Tyson EK, Macintyre DA, Smith R, Chan EC, Read MA, 'A novel mode of action for oxytocin and cyclic nucleotides in the regulation of myometrial contractility', Reproductive Sciences (Scientific Program & Abstracts: 54th Annual Meeting, SGI), Reno, Nevada (2007) [E3]
2007 Macintyre DA, Read MA, Smith R, Tyson EK, Kwek K, Yeo G, Chan EC, 'Evidence for a novel mechanism for human myometrial activation', Reproductive Sciences (Scientific Program & Abstracts: 54th Annual Meeting, SGI), Reno, Nevada (2007) [E3]
2007 Wynne OL, Horvat JC, Smith R, Hansbro PM, Clifton VL, Hodgson DM, 'Impact of neonatal infection on adult hippocampal corticosterone receptor abundance and circulating corticosterone', Early Human Development, Perth (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Olivia Wynne, Vicki Clifton, Deborah Hodgson, Philip Hansbro, Jay Horvat
2007 Hure AJ, Smith R, Giles WB, Somerset DA, Collins CE, 'Fetal fatness is not associated with maternal adiposity in pregnancy', Early Human Development, Perth, W.A. (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Alexis Hure, Clare Collins
2007 Schjenken JE, Tolosa Gonzalez JM, Civiti TD, Clifton VL, Smith R, 'An improved method to simultaneously extract DNA, RNA and protein from the same sample', Endocrine Journal, Christchurch, N.Z. (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Vicki Clifton
2007 Shipman KL, Smith R, Nicholson RC, 'Investigation into the effect of CREAP on CRH promoter activity in JEG-3 cells', Endocrine Journal, Christchurch, N.Z. (2007) [E3]
2007 Smith R, 'Turning on the uterus: How the clock works and the womb wakes', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Melbourne (2007) [E3]
2007 Smith R, Leong A, Norman JE, 'Endothelial and myometrial cell changes in the human uterus at term', Reproductive Sciences (Scientific Program & Abstracts: 54th Annual Meeting, SGI), Reno, Nevada (2007) [E3]
2007 Scott NM, Stark MJ, Wright IM, Hodgson DM, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'Response of placental explants from term and preterm pregnancies to an immune challenge', Reproductive Sciences (Scientific Program & Abstracts: 54th Annual Meeting, SGI), Reno, Nevada (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Deborah Hodgson, Vicki Clifton, Ian Wright
2007 Nicholson RC, Uh A, Smith R, Equils O, 'Stimulation of toll-like receptors (TLR) increases CRH expression in placenta', Program & Abstracts: The Endocrine Society's 89th Annual Meeting ENDO 07, Toronto, Ont. (2007) [E3]
2007 Shen X, Smith D, Smith R, Smith J, 'Computer visualisation of interrelationships between multiple variables across human pregnancy', Proceedings 4th International Conference Medical Information Visualisation: BioMedical Visualisation: MediViz 2007, Zurich, Switzerland (2007) [E1]
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 Maria Bowman
2006 Macintyre DA, Read MA, Smith R, Tyson EK, Yeo GS, Kwek K, Chan EC, 'Evidence for a novel mechanism for human myometrial activation', Endocrine Journal-Continuation of Endocrinologia Japonica, Queensland, Australia (2006) [E3]
2006 Tyson EK, Macintyre DA, Smith R, Chan EC, Read MA, 'A novel mode of action for oxytocin and camp in regulating myometrial contractility', Endocrine Journal-Continuation of Endocrinologia Japonica, Queensland, Australia (2006) [E3]
2006 Minahan KL, Clulow J, Mahony MJ, Smith R, Fitter JT, 'Different environmental stresses elicit differential CRH responses in limnodynastes peronii', Endocrine Journal-Continuation of Endocrinologia Japonica, Queensland, Australia (2006) [E3]
Co-authors John Fitter, John Clulow
2006 King BR, Smith R, Nicholson RC, 'cAMP regulates CRH gene expression through a multi-element response unit', Endocrine Journal-Continuation of Endocrinologia Japonica, Queensland, Australia (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Bruce King
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 Maria Bowman
2006 Scott NM, Stark MJ, Wright IM, Hodgson DM, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'Differences in tumour mecrosis factor alpha production by term and preterm placentae', Endocrine Journal-Continuation of Endocrinologia Japonica, Queensland, Australia (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Vicki Clifton, Deborah Hodgson, Ian Wright
2006 Hure AJ, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Energy intake versus expenditure in breastfed infants: Aren't we missing something?', Nutrition & Dietetics, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Center-Sydney (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Clare Collins, Alexis Hure
2006 Hure AJ, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Methodological barriers to studying the predictive adaptive response in humans', Obesity Reviews, Sydney (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Alexis Hure, Clare Collins
2006 Hure AJ, Young AF, Smith R, Collins CE, 'A comparison of diet quality in young Australian women according to pregnancy status', Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Sydney (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Alexis Hure, Clare Collins, Anne Young
2006 Tyson EK, Smith R, Read MA, 'Effect of progesterone pretreatment on myometrial contractile responses to corticotrophin releasing hormone and rolipram (Poster presentation)', Journal of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation (Vol 13, No. 2 Supp 1), Toronto, Ontario (2006) [E3]
2006 Macintyre DA, Read MA, Smith R, Tyson EK, Yeo G, Kwek K, Chan EC, 'Onset of human myometrium activation at labor is associated with increased phosphorylation of heat shock protein 27 and decreased levels of heat shock protein 20 (Poster presentation)', Journal of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation (Vol. 13, no. 2: 237) Scientific Program and Abstracts 53rd Annual Meeting - March 22-25, 2006 Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, Ontario (2006) [E3]
2006 Clifton VL, Wyper H, Smith R, Johnson R, Osei-Kumah A, 'Placental glucocorticoid receptor expression in pregnancies complicated by asthma.', JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR GYNECOLOGIC INVESTIGATION, Toronto, CANADA (2006)
2006 Tyson E, Smith R, Read M, 'Effect of progesterone pretreatment on myometrial contractile responses to corticotrophin releasing hormone and rolipram.', JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR GYNECOLOGIC INVESTIGATION, Toronto, CANADA (2006)
2006 Osei-Kumah A, Ammit A, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'Maternal and cord plasma cytokine profiles in pregnancies complicated by asthma.', JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR GYNECOLOGIC INVESTIGATION, Toronto, CANADA (2006)
2006 Clifton VL, Wyper H, Smith R, Johnson RF, Osei-Kumah A, 'Placental glucocorticoid receptor expression in pregnancies complicated by asthma (poster presentation)', Journal of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation (Vol. 13, no. 2: 667) Scientific Program and Abstracts 53rd Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Vicki Clifton
2006 Osei-Kumah A, Ammit A, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'Maternal and cord plasma cytokine profiles in pregnancies complicated by asthma (Poster presentation)', Journal of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation (Vol. 13, no. 2: 667) Scientific Program and Abstracts 53rd Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Vicki Clifton
2006 Scott NM, Wyper HJ, Osei-Kumah A, Smith R, Murphy VE, Clifton VL, 'Sex specific differences in placental cytokine expression and their relationship to fetal glucocorticoid exposure', Journal of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation. Scientific Program and Abstracts 53rd Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Vicki Clifton
2005 Gibson PG, Giles WB, Zakar T, Smith R, Kessell CG, Clifton VL, Murphy VE, 'Inflammatory factors have sex-specified effects on fetal growth in humans', Ceska Gynekologie, Czech Republic (2005) [C3]
Co-authors Peter Gibson, Vanessa Murphy, Vicki Clifton
2005 Fittock R, Murphy VE, Smith R, Zarzycki PK, Clifton VL, 'Metabolism of synthetic glucocorticoids used for the treatment of asthma by placental 11beta-hydoxysteroid dehydrogenase 2', Endocrine Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, 22-25 Sept, 2002, Adelaide (2005) [E3]
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Vicki Clifton
2005 King BR, Edwards (Ext) M, Smith R, Scheffer I, 'Doublecortin gene defects. Are they a cause of pseudopseudohypoparathyrodisim?', Hormone Research, Lyon, France (2005) [E3]
Co-authors Bruce King
2005 Clifton VL, Murphy VE, Gibson PG, Smith R, Giles WB, Scott N, 'Gender specific differences in response to changes in glucocorticoid concentration in the human fetus: Relationship to birthweight', PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, Toronto, CANADA (2005)
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson
2004 Nicholson RC, Ni X, Hou Y, Yang R, Tang X, Smith R, 'Progesterone Receptors A and B Differentially Modulate Placental Expression of the CRH Gene Through a CRE', Proceedings of the 12th International Congress of Endocrinology, Bologna, Italy (2004) [E1]
2004 Osei-Kumah A, Smith R, Ge Q, Ammit A, Clifton V, 'Feto-placental derived factors alter cytokine release and cell adhesion molecule expression in bronchial smooth muscle cells', PLACENTA, Asilomar, CA (2004)
2004 Clifton V, Dierkx L, Read M, Smith R, Wright I, 'The role of corticotropin-releasing hormone in the microvascular physiology of pregnancy', PLACENTA, Asilomar, CA (2004)
2004 Bisits AM, Mesiano S, Kwek K, Yeo GSH, Smith R, Chan EC, 'Pathways of gene interactions in the initiation of labour.', JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR GYNECOLOGIC INVESTIGATION, Houston, TX (2004)
2004 Clifton VL, Murphy VE, Osei-Kumah A, Giles WB, Smith R, Gibson PG, 'Gender specific mechanisms of human fetal cortisol metabolism and immunity.', JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR GYNECOLOGIC INVESTIGATION, Houston, TX (2004)
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson
2004 Gibson PG, Murphy VE, Kessell CG, Talbot PI, Giles WB, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'Effect of fetal gender on maternal athsma during pregnancy', American Journal of Respiratory Care, Not Known (2004) [C3]
Co-authors Vicki Clifton, Vanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson
2004 Talbot PI, Murphy VE, Kessell CG, Giles WB, Smith R, Gibson PG, Clifton VL, 'Effect of fetal gender on maternal asthma during pregnancy', Respirology, Australia (2004) [C3]
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Vicki Clifton, Peter Gibson
2004 Johnson RF, Mitchell CM, Murphy VE, Wang Y, Akinsanya K, Smith R, Zakar T, 'Proteomic analyss of proteins in the human amnion during late gestation and labor', reproductive Sciences, United States (2004) [C3]
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy
2004 Edwards MJ, Smith R, McKenzie F, Fietz M, 'Siblings with a congential disorder of glycosylation syndrome (CDGS) causing hydrops, contractures, protein losing enteropathy and stillbirth or neonatal death', Conference Abstract, Fremantle, Western Australia (2004) [E3]
2004 Delahunty M, Fittock R, Murphy VE, Smith R, Zarzycki PK, Clifton VL, 'Metabolism of synthetic glucocortcoids used for the treatment of asthma by the human placenta', Conference of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, 15-19 March, 2004, Sydney (2004) [E3]
Co-authors Vicki Clifton, Vanessa Murphy
2004 MacDermot K, Bonora E, McKenzie F, Smith R, Sykes N, Coupe A-M, et al., 'Identification of FOXP2 truncation as a novel cause of nonsyndromic developmental speech disorder', Poster Presentation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (2004) [E3]
2003 Murphy VE, Gibson PG, Giles WB, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'A novel model for examining fetal growth restriction in human pregnancy', Reproductive Sciences, United States (2003) [C3]
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Vicki Clifton, Peter Gibson
2003 Murphy VE, Johnson RF, Wang Y, Akinsanya K, Gibson PG, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'A proteomic analysis of maternal plasma, umbilical cord plasma and placenta in asthmatic and non-asthmatic pregnancies', Australian Society for Medical Research, National Scientific Conference, Glenelg, 22-24 Nov, 2003, Not Known (2003) [E3]
Co-authors Peter Gibson, Vicki Clifton, Vanessa Murphy
2003 Murphy VE, Gibson PG, Giles WB, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'The effect of fetal gender on maternal inflammation and lung function in asthmatic pregnancies', Endocrine Society of Australia Annual Meeting, Melbourne 14-17 Sept, 2003, Melbourne (2003) [E3]
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson, Vicki Clifton
2003 Murphy VE, Gibson PG, Giles WB, Smith R, Zarzycki PK, 'Placental and maternal inflammatory pathways in pregnancies complicated by asthma', Placenta, United Kingdom (2003) [C3]
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson
2003 Clifton VL, Fittock R, Murphy VE, Smith R, 'Metabolism of semi-synthetic glucocorticoids by the human placenta', Placenta, United Kingdom (2003) [C3]
Co-authors Vicki Clifton, Vanessa Murphy
2002 Murphy VE, Zakar T, Smith R, Giles WB, Kessell CG, Clifton VL, 'Maternal asthma affects fetal growth in a gender specific manner and is associated with reduced placental 11beta-HSD2 activity and altered sensitivity to cortisol', Reproductive Sciences, United States (2002) [C3]
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Vicki Clifton
2002 Murphy VE, Gibson PG, Giles WB, Zakar T, Smith R, Kessell CG, Clifton VL, 'Sex-specific changes in placental function and fetal growth and development in pregnancies complicated by ashtma', Endocrine Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, 22-25 Sept, 2002, Adelaide (2002) [E3]
Co-authors Peter Gibson, Vanessa Murphy, Vicki Clifton
2001 Murphy VE, Zakar T, Gibson PG, Giles WB, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'Pleacental 11beta-HSD2 activity in asthmatic women', Reproductive sciences, United States (2001) [C3]
Co-authors Vicki Clifton, Vanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson
2001 Murphy VE, Zakar T, Smith R, Giles WB, Gibson PG, Clifton VL, 'A potential mechnism for growth retardation in pregnancies complicated by asthma', Endocrine Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Gold Coast, 9-12 Sept, 2001, Gold Coast (2001) [E3]
Co-authors Peter Gibson, Vanessa Murphy, Vicki Clifton
1999 Majzoub JA, McGregor JA, Lockwood CJ, Smith R, Taggart MS, Schulkin J, 'A central theory of preterm and term labor: Putative role for corticotropin-releasing hormone', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, WASHINGTON, D.C. (1999)
DOI 10.1016/S0002-9378(99)70707-6
Citations Web of Science - 56
1998 Giles WB, Knox M, Masden G, Bisits AM, Smith R, 'The effect of fetal fibronectin usage on admissions to a tertiary maternal fetal medicine unit and cost saving', American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Miami, 1998 (1998) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 42Web of Science - 33
Co-authors Gemma Madsen
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Patent (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2008 Smith R, Assay for the detection of biomarkers associated with pregnancy disorders (2008) [I2]
2008 Smith R, Detection of biomarkers associated with pregnancy disorders (2008) [I1]
2007 Smith R, Assay for the detection of biomarkers associated with pregnancy related conditions (2007) [I2]
2004 Smith R, Smith DW, A method for analysis of biological systems (2004) [I2]
1995 Smith R, Method for determining term of pregnancy (1995) [I2]
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Other (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Smith R, Simpson SJ, Giles WB, et al., 'Dietary balance during pregnancy is associated with fetal adiposity and fat distribution', ( pp.103-104): S. Karger AG (2014) [O1]
DOI 10.1159/000356110
Co-authors Lesley Wicks, Alexis Hure, Clare Collins
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 130
Total funding $20,354,349

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20153 grants / $638,441

Is placental aging the key to understanding, predicting and preventing stillbirth?$458,957

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Laureate Professor John Aitken, Professor Jonathan Morris
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1400191
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Measurement of Maternal Stress Study (subproject of the National Children's Study)$146,484

Funding body: Northwestern University

Funding body Northwestern University
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Professor Pathik Wadhwa
Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500094
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

Daily Experiences in Pregnancy Study$33,000

Funding body: University of California, Irvine

Funding body University of California, Irvine
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Shared Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500092
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

20147 grants / $822,313

An early indicator of renal dysfunction in Indigenous women at risk of pregnancy complications $624,583

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, Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1300183
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Is placental aging the key to understanding, predicting and preventing stillbirth$78,688

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400089
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
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 Professor Roger Smith, Doctor Kym Rae
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
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, 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

Achieving Targeted Delivery of Drugs to Uterine Muscle in Women for the Prevention of Preterm Labour$25,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Jonathan Paul, Doctor Susan Hua, Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1401504
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Progesterone Receptors in the Human Myometrium and Epigenetic Regulation of Labour $10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Conjoint Professor Tam Zakar
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301405
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Is placental aging the key to understanding, predicting and preventing stillbirth?$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Laureate Professor John Aitken
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301406
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20135 grants / $1,504,530

HMRI MRSP Infrastructure (12-16) – PRRP (Pregnancy & Reproduction Research Program)$851,574

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Laureate Professor John Aitken
Scheme NSW MRSP Infrastructure Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300914
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Understanding the regulation of hERG potassium channel in the myometrium at the time of labour$577,956

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Professor Nick Europe-Finner, Doctor Susan Hua
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200367
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Epigenetic Regulation of Progesterone Receptors and the Onset of Labour$25,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Conjoint Professor Tam Zakar
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300472
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Epigenetic Regulation of Progesterone Receptors and the Onset of Labour$25,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Conjoint Professor Tam Zakar
Scheme Near Miss
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300811
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y

Protecting Pregnant Women from Death during influenza epidemics$25,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Professor Phil Hansbro, Conjoint Professor Peter Wark
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1301181
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20127 grants / $2,625,580

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 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 Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100137
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Pregnancy and Reproduction MRSP 2011-12 $369,134

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Laureate Professor John Aitken, Conjoint Professor Keith Jones
Scheme NSW MRSP Infrastructure Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1101192
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

BD FACSAria III Cell Sorter: 3 laser 10-colour Flow Cytometer$180,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Paul Foster, Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson, Laureate Professor John Aitken, Professor Roger Smith, Professor Rodney Scott
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100746
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

BD FACSAria III Cell Sorter: 3 laser 10-colour Flow Cytometer$150,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Laureate Professor Paul Foster, Professor Trevor Day, Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson, Laureate Professor John Aitken, Professor Roger Smith, Professor Rodney Scott
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100744
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

BD FACSAria III Cell Sorter: 3 laser 10-colour Flow Cytometer$122,927

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Laureate Professor Paul Foster, Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson, Laureate Professor John Aitken, Professor Roger Smith, Professor Rodney Scott
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200668
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

MBRC RAG Special Grant$70,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Special Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1201170
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Precellys Tissue Homogeniser$10,000

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Professor Eugenie Lumbers, Conjoint Professor Tam Zakar, Professor Jon Hirst, Conjoint Professor Ian Wright, Doctor Gemma Madsen, Doctor Kaushik Maiti
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100979
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20118 grants / $1,067,125

Role of Placental Retroviral Protein Syncytin Carried on Exosomes in Mediating Vulnerability of Pregnant Women to Influenza$622,968

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Conjoint Professor Peter Wark
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000294
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

An Advanced Mass Spectrometer for Applications in Phospho-Proteomics, Glycomics and Top-Down Sequencing of Proteins$250,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Mark Baker, Laureate Professor John Aitken, Professor Roger Smith, Conjoint Professor Keith Jones, Conjoint Professor Ray Rose, Professor Lois Salamonsen
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000632
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Research microscope, confocal ready nikon eclipse 90i microscope$69,157

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Conjoint Professor Tam Zakar, Professor Jon Hirst, Doctor Kaushik Maiti, Doctor Gemma Madsen, Professor Rodney Scott, Conjoint Professor Peter Wark, Laureate Professor Paul Foster, Professor Phil Hansbro, Conjoint Professor Ian Wright
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100024
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

SCIREQ FlexiVentFX system + FlexiVentFX extension$45,000

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Phil Hansbro, Laureate Professor Paul Foster, Professor Joerg Mattes, Doctor Simon Keely, Doctor Jay Horvat, Doctor Nicole Hansbro, Doctor Ming Yang, Doctor Catherine Ptaschinski, Doctor Kelly Asquith, Doctor Gough Au, Conjoint Professor Peter Wark, Laureate Professor John Aitken, Conjoint Professor Keith Jones, Professor Roger Smith, Professor Judith Black, Professor Rakesh Kumar, Professor Paul Hertzog
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100037
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Reorganisation of myometrial contracteome at the time of labour$30,000

Funding body: BellBerry Limited

Funding body BellBerry Limited
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Near Miss
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G0900224
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

MicroRNA and the onset of human labour$25,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Doctor Cheng Chan
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1001048
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

An Advanced Mass Spectrometer for Applications in Phospho-Proteomics, Glycomics and Top-Down Sequencing of Proteins$15,000

Funding body: Prince Henry's Institute of Medical Research

Funding body Prince Henry's Institute of Medical Research
Project Team Doctor Mark Baker, Laureate Professor John Aitken, Professor Roger Smith, Conjoint Professor Keith Jones, Conjoint Professor Ray Rose, Professor Lois Salamonsen
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100844
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

DNA methylation in a cohort study of nutrition during pregnancy and childhood$10,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Alexis Hure, Mr David Mossman, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1101167
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20105 grants / $1,282,177

HMRI MRSP Infrastructure Grant (10-11) - PREGNANCY & REPRODUCTION$362,277

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Laureate Professor John Aitken, Conjoint Professor Keith Jones
Scheme NSW MRSP Infrastructure Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1100474
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Laser microdissection microscopy system for cell and development biology$350,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Eileen McLaughlin, Conjoint Professor Keith Jones, Laureate Professor John Aitken, Associate Professor Brett Nixon, Doctor Shaun Roman, Professor Alan Brichta, Doctor Rick Thorne, Doctor Doug Smith, Associate Professor David McCurdy, Conjoint Professor Ray Rose, Professor Christopher Grof, Emeritus Professor Leonie Ashman, Professor Gordon Burns, Doctor Brett Graham, Associate Professor Paul Tooney, Professor Roger Smith, Laureate Professor Paul Foster, Professor Trevor Day, Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190369
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Estrogen receptors and the onset of labour$324,900

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Doctor Kaushik Maiti
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190158
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Epigenetic regulation of the CRH gene in gestational tissues$30,000

Funding body: BellBerry Limited

Funding body BellBerry Limited
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Professor Rodney Scott, Conjoint Associate Professor Rick Nicholson, Conjoint Professor Tam Zakar
Scheme Near Miss
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0900225
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20096 grants / $1,769,545

Stress during pregnancy and the developmental origins of renal disease in aboriginal Australians$832,535

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Professor Eugenie Lumbers, Conjoint Professor Caroline Blackwell, Dr Edouard Tursan D'Espaignet, Professor Pathik Wadhwa, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bisits
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0188884
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

HMRI MRSP Infrastructure Grant (09-10) Pregnancy and Reproduction$296,789

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Laureate Professor John Aitken, Conjoint Professor Keith Jones
Scheme NSW MRSP Infrastructure Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G1000642
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

The contribution of nutrition to achieving healthy pregnancy outcomes for mothers and babies $68,181

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Lesley MacDonald-Wicks, Professor Roger Smith, Doctor Alexis Hure
Scheme Newcastle Permanent Building Society
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189769
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

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, Professor Roger Smith, Professor Eugenie Lumbers
Scheme Medical Research Project Grants
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189886
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

20086 grants / $614,009

Reduction of teenage pregnancy in aboriginal communities$344,500

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189178
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Lessons for transplantation from pregnancy$210,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188595
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

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 Professor Roger Smith, Conjoint Professor Peter Jones, Doctor Kym Rae
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188464
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Colibri high-performance LED illumination system for fluorescence live cell microscopy$23,225

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Rick Thorne, Dr Charles De Bock, Professor Xu Dong Zhang, Doctor Lisa Lincz, Professor Gordon Burns, Conjoint Professor Peter Hersey, Professor Dirk Van Helden, Conjoint Professor Keith Jones, Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188545
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

LED fluorescence illuminators and filter set (525nm + 575DF20) for LAS3000 image analysis system$9,600

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Professor Ian Symonds, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bisits, Conjoint Professor Tam Zakar, Doctor John Fitter, Doctor Cheng Chan, Conjoint Associate Professor Rick Nicholson, Doctor Giavanna Angeli, Doctor Kaushik Maiti, Doctor Jonathan Paul, Professor Jon Hirst, Doctor Hannah Palliser, Professor Eugenie Lumbers
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188543
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Preventing prematurity: establishing a network for innovation and discovery, Dallas Texas, USA$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189903
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20079 grants / $1,821,409

HMRI - Pregnancy and Reproductive Research program$762,155

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Laureate Professor John Aitken
Scheme NSW MRSP Infrastructure Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187760
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

CRH Receptors in Myometrium$442,750

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Assoc. Prof Dimitris Grammatopoulos, Conjoint Professor Warwick Giles
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0186409
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Heat Shock Proteins in Myometrium$437,750

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Emeritus Professor Peter Dunkley, Professor Alistair Sim, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bisits
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0186406
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Equipment Grant - Centrifuge$68,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Laureate Professor John Aitken
Scheme NSW Dept Health - Infrastructure Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188006
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

(28) PRC - Priority Research Centre for Reproductive Science$38,999

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Laureate Professor John Aitken
Scheme Publication Performance Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187970
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Beta Radiation Counter Instrument facility$25,670

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Conjoint Professor Tam Zakar, Conjoint Associate Professor Rick Nicholson, Dr Mark Read, Doctor Cheng Chan, Doctor John Fitter, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bisits, Professor Jon Hirst, Doctor Hannah Palliser, Professor Ian Symonds
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188194
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Inflammatory Pathway to Myometrial Activation$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bisits, Doctor Cheng Chan
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187193
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Identification of regulatory protein interactions on the CRH promoter$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Rick Nicholson, Professor Roger Smith, Conjoint Professor Tam Zakar
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187195
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

HMRI Equipment Grant - Elisa Plate Washer$6,085

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188230
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20065 grants / $653,119

PRC - Priority Research Centre for Reproductive Science$544,282

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Laureate Professor John Aitken, Professor Roger Smith, Professor Eileen McLaughlin, Associate Professor Brett Nixon, Doctor Shaun Roman, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Conjoint Professor Warwick Giles, Professor Jon Hirst, Conjoint Associate Professor Rick Nicholson, Professor Ian Symonds
Scheme Priority Research Centre
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186945
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

The effect of maternal asthma and its treatment on placental and fetal glucocorticoid receptor expression$50,000

Funding body: Asthma Foundation of New South Wales

Funding body Asthma Foundation of New South Wales
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson, Professor Roger Smith, Conjoint Professor Warwick Giles, Mrs Pip Talbot
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186137
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

Corticotropin Releasing Hormone Induced Homologous and Hetereologous Desensitisation and Labour$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bisits, Conjoint Professor Warwick Giles
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186056
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Endocrine and molecular regulation of placental CRH expression$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Rick Nicholson, Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186062
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Effect of Maternal Asthma during Pregnancy on the Fetal Immune System$18,837

Funding body: Asthma Foundation of New South Wales

Funding body Asthma Foundation of New South Wales
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Professor Roger Smith, Ms Naomi Scott
Scheme PhD Scholarships
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0185987
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

20059 grants / $1,217,297

Computer program to predict premature birth$388,000

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Development Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185086
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Proteomics and Genomis Project$300,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0186092
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Lessons from pregnancy that may help transplantation in Diabetes$140,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Doctor Jorge Tolosa Gonzalez
Scheme Kiriwina Investment Group
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185766
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

2005 RIBG allocation$137,715

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Research Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185789
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

NanoDrop ND-1000 Spectrophotometer (with PC)$18,030

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185469
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Molecular endocrinology of CRH gene regulation$12,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Rick Nicholson, Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184713
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Mechanisms of human parturition: The role of CRH and progesterone withdrawal$12,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Doctor Cheng Chan, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bisits
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184721
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

SGI 1st International Summit - 'Preterm Birth', 9-12 November 2005$2,363

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0186011
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20043 grants / $336,888

Biacore3000-Expansion of Proteomics Facility$187,341

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Alistair Sim, Laureate Professor John Aitken, Emeritus Professor Peter Dunkley, Emeritus Professor John Rostas, Associate Professor Phillip Dickson, Emeritus Professor Leonie Ashman, Professor Roger Smith, Professor Gordon Burns, Professor Adam McCluskey, Associate Professor Paul Tooney, Dr Fraser Ross, Conjoint Professor Ray Rose
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183030
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

To determine the biochemical mechanism which regulates activation of the human utreus at term & preterm labour$89,547

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Dr Elisa Tyson, Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Scholarships - Medical and Dental Postgraduate Research
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183995
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Identification of Predictors of Infection in pregnant women/IgA responses to infection in pregnancy$60,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Kiriwina Investment Group
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183830
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20037 grants / $130,034

Effect of fat metabolism on placental CRH production (Identification and isolation of a Transciption silencer)$32,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Conjoint Associate Professor Rick Nicholson
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183362
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

The origin and control of oxidative stress in the placenta$29,666

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Laureate Professor John Aitken, Professor Roger Smith, Doctor Shaun Roman
Scheme Multi-Year Project Grant Scholarship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182393
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Multicentre trial of calcium channe, blocker versus calcium channel blocker plus Cox2 inhibitor in preterm labour - BORN trial.$23,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183313
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Use of SELDI-TOF-MS to identify proteins relevant to human labour$17,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Conjoint Professor Tam Zakar, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bisits
Scheme Special Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183114
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Ultra low tempertaure freezer including racking systems and boxes$15,868

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183063
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Neonatal Neuroendocrine Programming of Adult Susceptibility to Cancer$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Deborah Hodgson, Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182319
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Mother and Infant: Perinatal Influences on Health Montreal 16-19 June 2003$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183235
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20026 grants / $1,501,000

Multicentre Trial of Calcium Channel Blocker versus Calcium Channel Blocker Plus Cox2 Inhibitor in Preterm Labour$635,000

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Professor Warwick Giles, Professor Roger Smith, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bisits, Dr Andrew Gill
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0180887
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Endocrine and molecular regulation of placental CRH expression$465,000

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Conjoint Associate Professor Rick Nicholson
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0180918
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Antagonist of Corticotrophin Releasing Hormone as Therapeutic Agents for the Prevention of Premature Birth in Humans$375,000

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Adam McCluskey, Dr P Keller, Professor Roger Smith, Dr A Ruhmann
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0180905
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Expression of the homeobox gene HOXA10 in human parturition$13,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor John Fitter, Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181295
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Oxidative Stress in the placenta: analysis of the source of free radicals$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Laureate Professor John Aitken, Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181444
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Human Pregnancy: Implantation to delivery, from 3 October to 5 October 2002$3,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Conference Establishment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182579
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20019 grants / $796,752

Mothers and Babies$600,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme NSW Dept Health - Infrastructure Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0183304
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Molecular regulation of CRH gene expression in the human placenta.$70,285

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Conjoint Associate Professor Rick Nicholson
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0179696
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

A Quantitative Model for the Timing of Parturition$62,127

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Associate Professor David Smith
Scheme Multi-Year Project Grant Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0178926
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Beckman Coulter HPLC Detector and software. Extech circulation heating bath with accessories and software$19,000

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Doctor Sam Mesiano, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bisits, Conjoint Professor Warwick Giles
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0181174
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

A mathematical model of human pregnancy.$14,500

Funding body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund

Funding body John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund
Project Team Conjoint Professor Warwick Giles, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bisits, Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0181006
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Characterisation of a novel transcription factor from placenta.$12,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Rick Nicholson, Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180070
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Beckman Coulter HPLC Detector and software. Extech circulation heating bath with accessories and software$10,836

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Doctor Sam Mesiano, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bisits, Conjoint Professor Warwick Giles
Scheme University/NHMRC Equipment Grant Funds
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0181175
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Equipment grant for the Mothers and Babies Research Centre.$8,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Equipment/Infrastructure Stroud Rodeo
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180647
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Mapping the processes of human birth.$4

Funding body: Andrew Thyne Reid Charitable Trust

Funding body Andrew Thyne Reid Charitable Trust
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Research Grant - ANONYMOUS
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0181225
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

20006 grants / $227,105

Endocrine Research$150,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Kiriwina Investment Group
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0179866
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Identification and functional analysis of a mammalian transcriptional regulatory protein related to an insect steroid hormone receptor.$52,131

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Conjoint Associate Professor Rick Nicholson
Scheme Multi-Year Project Grant Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0178908
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Synthesis of Drugs for Prevention of Pre-Term Delivery.$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Adam McCluskey, Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0178828
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Award for Research Excellence.$10,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0180173
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Human Parturition on the Beach (Beach Babes), 27/28 October 2000$3,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Conference Establishment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0180416
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Annual Meeting of the Society for Gynecologial Investigation, 2000, Chicago, USA.$1,974

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0180331
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19999 grants / $281,921

Clinical effectiveness of transdermal nitrates for the treatment of preterm labour$202,710

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Professor Warwick Giles, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bisits, Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0178332
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Mothers and Babies Centre for research into Premature Delivery.$15,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Western Suburbs Leagues Club
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0178707
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Rapid Microscale Synthesis of Drugs for the Prevention of Pre-Term Delivery$13,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Adam McCluskey, Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0178022
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Mechanism by which estrogens regulate labour and delivery.$13,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Sam Mesiano, Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0178171
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Identification and isolation of a transcription silencer.$11,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Conjoint Associate Professor Rick Nicholson
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0178172
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Corticotropin-releasing hormone effects on connexin expression and gap junction formation in human myometrium$10,193

Funding body: Ramaciotti Foundations

Funding body Ramaciotti Foundations
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0177963
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Commercial in confidence: Mathematical Model for the analysis of pathophysiology of pregnancy (mMAPp)$9,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor David Smith, Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Small Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0178042
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Visitor Grant - Dr Ni Xin 1 March 2000 to 1 September 2000.$6,018

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Visitor Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0179188
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Dexamethasone Induction of Human Corticotropin-releasing Hormone Gene Expression Requires a cAMP-Awarded to Dr Y H Cheng$1,000

Funding body: Society for Gynecologic Investigation

Funding body Society for Gynecologic Investigation
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Presidents Presenter Award
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0178768
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

19986 grants / $692,407

Corticotrophin - releasing hormone and human parturition$501,759

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Doctor Cheng Chan, Conjoint Professor Phillip Robinson
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177190
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Effect of severe asthma during pregnancy on placental function and fetal outcome$90,000

Funding body: Asthma Foundation of New South Wales

Funding body Asthma Foundation of New South Wales
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson, Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177659
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

Low molecular weight ligands for corticotrophin releasing hormone receptors: Drugs for intervention during human pregnancy$47,664

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Adam McCluskey, Dr P Keller, Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Special Scholarship Initiative Grants
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177742
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Molecular Dynamics Storm 860 Tri-mode Analysis System$35,000

Funding body: Ramaciotti Foundations

Funding body Ramaciotti Foundations
Project Team Professor Alistair Sim, Emeritus Professor John Rostas, Emeritus Professor Peter Dunkley, Dr Stephen Bunn, Dr Tat Cheah, Conjoint Professor Kenneth Beagley, Conjoint Professor Ray Rose, Professor Judith Scott, Doctor Cheng Chan, Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177453
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

The regulation and the signalling pathway of placental corticotropin-releasing hormone receptor/s in human pregnancy$14,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor John Fitter, Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177268
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Visitor: Jeffrey Schwartz, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC., USA, 1/7/98 - 31/8/98.$3,984

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Visitor Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177882
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19975 grants / $689,056

Maternal Health Research Centre$386,000

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding body NSW Health
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Research & Development Infrastructure Grants Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0177571
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Urocortin and placental vascular resistance$195,766

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Ian Leitch
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0176230
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Characterisation of a Pituitary Target Autoantigen$79,290

Funding body: John Hunter Children`s Hospital Research Foundation

Funding body John Hunter Children`s Hospital Research Foundation
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Research Grant (Defunct)
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0177049
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Computer Asisted Design and Chemical Synthesis of Novel Therapeutic Agents Affecting Pregnancy the Duration of Human Pregnancy$16,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Professor Adam McCluskey, Professor Alan Boura
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0176726
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone Receptors (CRH-R) in the Human Myometrium$12,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Cheng Chan, Professor Roger Smith, Conjoint Professor Phillip Robinson
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0176728
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19962 grants / $248,270

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

Visit by Professor P Lowry, Unviersity of Reading, United Kingdom. From 10/11/96 to 10/11/97.$3,770

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Visitor Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0176081
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19953 grants / $490,232

Regulation and effect of placental corticotropin releasing hormone.$479,680

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Roger Smith, Doctor Cheng Chan, Conjoint Professor Phillip Robinson
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0174573
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Dr Xin Ni, Lecturer, Department of Neurobiology, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China. From 1/2/95 to 1/2/96. Regulation of CRH secretion from th$5,552

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Visitor Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0175394
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Factors regulating the Proopiomelanocortin gene in the human placenta.$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Cheng Chan, Professor Roger Smith, Conjoint Professor Phillip Robinson
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0174900
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19932 grants / $501,043

Maternal Health research grant$275,136

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding body NSW Health
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Research & Evaluation Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo G0176537
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Mechanism of Inhibition of ACTH Release By cGMP - Mediated Pathways.$225,907

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Professor Phillip Robinson, Professor Roger Smith, Dr J Liu
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo G0173186
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

19921 grants / $297,064

92,93,94 GRANT. Placental Corticotrophin-releasing Hormone$297,064

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1992
Funding Finish 1992
GNo G0174275
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

19911 grants / $147,032

Placental Effects On The Maternal Hypothamami C-pituitary-adrenal Exis$147,032

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1991
Funding Finish 1991
GNo G0173959
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed17
Current10

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.3
PhD3.35

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 Masters Pregnancy and Postnatal Nutrition for Child IQ and Development
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Understanding Human Labour: Emergence of Synchrony in the Myometrium
Medical Studies, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Increased Oxidative Damage and Premature Placental Aging Contribute to the Aetiology of Stillbirth
Medical Studies, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Pathways to Improving Maternal Mortality in Rural Nepal
Medical Studies, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Role of Protein to Carbohydrate Ratio in Determining Gestational Length and Birth Weight
General Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Systemic Dependence Between Leadership and Collaborative Success?
General Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Epigenetic Regulation of Progesterone Receptors and the Onset of Labour
Medical Studies, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD Development of an Insulin Delivery Algorithm for Management of Meals for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in Children
Paediatrics, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD Elucidating the Role of Myosin Phosphatase in the Contractility of Myometrial Smooth Muscle
Medical Studies, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2009 PhD Epigenetic Regulation of Progesterone Receptor Isoforms in Human Paturition
Medical Studies, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013 Masters Weight Retention in the Postpartum Period
Nutrition & Dietetics, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Nutrition During Pregnancy: An Evaluation of Maternal Dietary Intake and the Development of Foetal Adiposity
Nutrition & Dietetics, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Relationship Between Renal Volume, Prematurity, Birth Weight and Retinal Microvasculature
Medical Studies, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD Effect of Maternal Asthma During Pregnancy on Aspects of Placental Immune Function
Medical Studies, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD Human Endogenous Retroviruses and Immune Tolerance in Pregnancy
General Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Syncytin and Placental Exosomes: New Insights in Immunology of Pregnancy
Medical Studies, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2009 PhD Nutritional Influences in Pregnancy and Postpartum for Women and Their Children
Nutrition & Dietetics, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2009 PhD Regulation of Myometrial Contractility: Pathways to Human Birth
General Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2009 PhD Effect of Maternal Asthma During Pregnancy on Circulating Cytokines, Immune Cell Profile and Airway Inflammatory Mediator Release In-Vitro
General Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2008 PhD Estrogen and Progesterone Actions in Human Parturition
General Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2008 PhD Characterisation of the Multifunctional Protein, CREAP
General Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2007 PhD A Discovery Approach to Human Labour
Medical Studies, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2006 PhD The Control of Prostaglandin Synthesis and Degradation in the Human Fetal Membranes during Pregnancy and Labour
Medical Studies, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2006 PhD Tissue Specific Mechanisms of Transcriptional Regulation of the Corticotrophin-Releasing Hormone Gene
General Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2004 PhD The Effect of Maternal Asthma During Pregnancy on Placental Function and Fetal Development
General Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2003 Masters The Use of Ultrasound Measurements to Assess Normal Foetal Growth and Myometrial Tension Throughout Pregnancy. A Longitudinal Study
General Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2002 PhD Pituitary Autoimmunity: Identification of the First Pituitary Target Autoantigen involved in Two Autoimmune Syndromes and the Clinical Significance of Antipituitary Autoantibodies
General Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Pregnancy

Key to triggering labour discovered

June 18, 2014

Pioneering research by the University of Newcastle's Mothers and Babies Research Centre has led to the discovery of an electrical 'switch' in the uterine muscle that fails to engage in pregnant women who are overweight, potentially causing labour complications.

The Conversation

Kidney disease in Aboriginal Australians perpetuates poverty

June 10, 2013

By Roger Smith, Director of the Mothers and Babies Research Centre, University of Newcastle and Kirsty Pringle, University of Newcastle

The recent death of the lead singer of Yothu Yindi, is a high-profile example of an event all too common in Aboriginal Australia.

Professor Roger Smith with a baby in an incubator

HMRI Professor Roger Smith is named Member of the Order of Australia

January 26, 2013

University of Newcastle researcher Professor Roger Smith has been named a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2013 Australia Day Honours list.

Professor Roger Smith

Position

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

Contact Details

Email roger.smith@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 14376
Fax 14394

Office

Room JHH
Building John Hunter Hospital
Location John Hunter Hospital

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