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Dr Vanessa Murphy is a postdoctoral research scientist investigating the characteristics, mechanisms and consequences of asthma exacerbations during pregnancy and their health impact on both the mother and the baby. She began in this field full-time in 1999, with her PhD studies on the effects of maternal asthma on placental function and fetal development winning numerous awards, nationally and internationally. In 2004, with a competitive 3 year fellowship from the Hunter Medical Research Institute, she commenced her post-doctoral studies with the Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Diseases, under the supervision of Prof Peter Gibson, where she is continuing to build on her expertise in the area of asthma exacerbations and airway inflammation during pregnancy. Since 2006, Dr Murphy has pursued her research career part-time, and has taken three significant breaks from her career while having children. In 2007 she received her first project grant from the NHMRC, which investigated the mechanisms, characteristics and consequences of viral infections on asthma exacerbations during pregnancy, and she is currently funded by a part-time NHMRC fellowship which was also awarded in 2007. She is involved as an associate investigator on the NHMRC funded “Managing asthma in pregnancy” (MAP) randomised controlled trial, which successfully reduced the rate of severe exacerbations in pregnancy by managing treatment changes with the use of an objective marker of airway inflammation. This resulted in a high impact publication in Lancet in 2011. With pilot funding from HMRI, this study has now been extended to a birth cohort follow-up study, investigating the links between maternal asthma in pregnancy and the development of asthma in childhood, in collaboration with Paediatrician A/Prof Joerg Mattes and Prof Peter Gibson. A further highlight of recent years has been working on an exciting collaboration with the world leader in the field of asthma during pregnancy, Prof Michael Schatz and colleagues in San Diego, USA. Together, we have completed the first systematic review and meta-analysis examining the risks of adverse perinatal outcomes in women with asthma, which has resulted in a publication in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2011. Dr Murphy has been invited to write reviews several times, and this year was invited to speak at the European Respiratory Society Conference in Amsterdam in September on the management of asthma during pregnancy, demonstrating her recognition internationally in the field of asthma during pregnancy.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 03/09/2004
  • Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry (Honours), University of Wollongong, 12/05/1999

Research

Research keywords

  • asthma
  • pregnancy

Research expertise

Vanessa's research expertise is in the area of asthma during pregnancy, covering the effects of asthma on pregnancy outcomes, the management of asthma during pregnancy, and the mechanisms of viral infection in pregnancy.

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
110299Cardiovascular Medicine And Haematology Not Elsewhere Classified35
111400Paediatrics And Reproductive Medicine35
160599Policy And Administration Not Elsewhere Classified30

Appointments

Australian Part-time Research Fellowship
National Health & Medical Research Council (Australia)
01/12/2007

Awards

Research Award.

2005Ian Potter Foundation Travel Grant
Ian Potter Foundation (Australia)
2005Young Scientist Sponsorship
European Respiratory Society (Denmark)
2004New Investigator Award
Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (Australia)
2003Elsevier Science New Investigator Award
International Federation of Placenta Associations (Germany)
2002Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) Research Award
ASMR (Australia)
This award allowed me to travel to San Diego to complete a 3 month collaborative project with Ferring Research Insitute using novel proteomic techniques.
2002Best Oral Presentation by a Student
Fetal and Neonatal Physiological Society (Czech Republic)
2001Medibank Private Student Researcher Award
Australian Society for Medical Research (Australia)
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Highlighted Publications

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2006Murphy VE, Clifton VL, Gibson PG, 'Asthma exacerbations during pregnancy: incidence and association with adverse pregnancy outcomes', Thorax, 61 169-176 (2006) [C1]
2006Murphy 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]
2005Murphy VE, Gibson PG, Talbot PI, Clifton VL, 'Severe asthma exacerbations during pregnancy', Obstetrics and Gynecology, 106 1046-1054 (2005) [C1]
2005Murphy VE, Gibson PG, Talbot PI, Kessell CG, Clifton VL, 'Asthma self-management skills and the use of asthma education during pregnancy', European Respiratory Journal, 26 435-441 (2005) [C1]

Publications

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Chapter (3 outputs)

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2010Murphy VE, Gibson PG, 'Asthma and rhinitis in pregnancy', Allergy Frontiers: Therapy and Prevention, Springer, Berlin 485-497 (2010) [B1]

Co-authors: PETER GIBSON

2009Murphy VE, Gibson PG, 'Asthma in pregnancy', Pulmonary Problems in Pregnancy, Humana Press, New York 143-164 (2009) [B1]
2006Murphy 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]

Journal article (43 outputs)

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2014Murphy VE, Schatz M, 'Asthma in pregnancy: A hit for two', European Respiratory Review, 23 64-68 (2014) [C1]
2014Wang G, Murphy VE, Namazy J, Powell H, Schatz M, Chambers C, et al., 'The risk of maternal and placental complications in pregnant women with asthma: a systematic review and meta-analysis.', J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med, 27 934-942 (2014)
2014Vanders RL, Murphy VE, Gibson PG, Hansbro PM, Wark PA, 'CD8 T cells and dendritic cells: key players in the attenuated maternal immune response to influenza infection.', J Reprod Immunol, (2014)
2014Wark PAB, Murphy V, Mattes J, 'The interaction between mother and fetus and the development of allergic asthma', Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine, 8 57-66 (2014)
2014Gunawardhana LP, Baines KJ, Mattes J, Murphy VE, Simpson JL, Gibson PG, 'Differential DNA methylation profiles of infants exposed to maternal asthma during pregnancy.', Pediatr Pulmonol, 49 852-862 (2014)
2013Murphy VE, Wang G, Namazy JA, Powell H, Gibson PG, Chambers C, Schatz M, 'The risk of congenital malformations, perinatal mortality and neonatal hospitalisation among pregnant women with asthma: a systematic review and meta-analysis', BJOG-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY, 120 812-822 (2013) [C1]
2013Namazy JA, Murphy VE, Powell H, Gibson PG, Chambers C, Schatz M, 'Effects of asthma severity, exacerbations and oral corticosteroids on perinatal outcomes', EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, 41 1082-1090 (2013) [C1]
2013Powell H, McCaffery K, Murphy VE, Hensley MJ, Clifton VL, Giles W, Gibson PG, 'Psychosocial Variables Are Related to Future Exacerbation Risk and Perinatal Outcomes in Pregnant Women with Asthma', JOURNAL OF ASTHMA, 50 383-389 (2013) [C1]
2013Vanders RL, Gibson PG, Wark PAB, Murphy VE, 'Alterations in inflammatory, antiviral and regulatory cytokine responses in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from pregnant women with asthma', RESPIROLOGY, 18 827-833 (2013) [C1]
2013Vanders RL, Gibson PG, Murphy VE, Wark PAB, 'Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells and CD8 T Cells From PregnantWomen Show Altered Phenotype and Function Following H1N1/09 Infection', JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 208 1062-1070 (2013) [C1]
2013Murphy VE, Powell H, Wark PAB, Gibson PG, 'A Prospective Study of Respiratory Viral Infection in Pregnant Women With and Without Asthma', CHEST, 144 420-427 (2013) [C1]
2013Giles W, Murphy V, 'Asthma in pregnancy: a review', Obstetric Medicine: The Medicine of Pregnancy, 6 58-63 (2013) [D1]
2013Murphy VE, Mattes J, Powell H, Baines KJ, Gibson PG, 'Respiratory viral infections in pregnant women with asthma are associated with wheezing in the first 12 months of life', Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, (2013)
2013Mattes J, Murphy VE, Powell H, Gibson PG, 'Prenatal origins of bronchiolitis: Protective effect of optimised asthma management during pregnancy', Thorax, (2013)
2012Vanders RL, Gibson PG, Murphy VE, Wark PAB, 'Impaired type I and III interferon response to rhinovirus infection during pregnancy and asthma', Thorax, 67 209-214 (2012) [C1]
2012Vanders RL, Wark PA, Murphy VE, Gibson PG, 'Pregnant women have attenuated innate interferon responses to 2009 pandemic influenza a virus subtype H1N1', Journal of Infectious Diseases, 206 646-653 (2012) [C1]
2012McLernon PC, Wood LG, Murphy VE, Hodyl NA, Clifton VL, 'Fatty acid profile of pregnant women with asthma', e-SPEN Journal, 7 e78-e85 (2012) [C1]
2012McLernon PC, Wood LG, Murphy VE, Hodyl NA, Clifton VL, 'Circulating antioxidant profile of pregnant women with asthma', Clinical Nutrition, 31 99-107 (2012) [C1]
2012Murphy VE, Namazy JA, Powell H, Schatz M, Chambers C, Attia JR, Gibson PG, 'Severity of asthma in pregnancy affects perinatal outcomes - Authors' Reply', BJOG - An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 119 508-509 (2012) [C3]
2011Powell GH, Murphy VE, Taylor DR, Hensley MJ, McCaffery K, Giles W, et al., 'Management of asthma in pregnancy guided by measurement of fraction of exhaled nitric oxide: A double-blind, randomised controlled trial', The Lancet, 378 983-990 (2011) [C1]
2011Murphy VE, Namazy JA, Powell H, Schatz M, Chambers C, Attia JR, Gibson PG, 'A meta-analysis of adverse perinatal outcomes in women with asthma', BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 118 1314-1323 (2011) [C1]
2011Powell H, McCaffery K, Murphy VE, Hensley MJ, Clifton VL, Giles WB, Gibson PG, 'Psychosocial outcomes are related to asthma control and quality of life in pregnant women with asthma', Journal of Asthma, 48 1032-1040 (2011) [C1]
2011Murphy VE, Gibson PG, 'Asthma in pregnancy', Clinics in Chest Medicine, 32 93-110 (2011) [C1]

Co-authors: PETER GIBSON

2010Hodyl 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]
2010Clifton 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]
2010Murphy VE, Clifton VL, Gibson PG, 'The effect of cigarette smoking on asthma control during exacerbations in pregnant women', Thorax, 65 739-744 (2010) [C1]
2009Scott 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]
2008Johnson 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]
2008Murphy VE, Gibson PG, 'Premenstrual asthma: Prevalence, cycle-to-cycle variability and relationship to oral contraceptive use and menstrual symptoms', Journal of Asthma, 45 696-704 (2008) [C1]
2007Murphy 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]
2006Murphy 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]
2006Murphy 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]
2006Murphy VE, Clifton VL, Gibson PG, 'Asthma exacerbations during pregnancy: incidence and association with adverse pregnancy outcomes', Thorax, 61 169-176 (2006) [C1]
2006Clifton VL, Rennie N, Murphy VE, 'Effect of inhaled glucocorticoid treatment on placental 11 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 activity and neonatal birthweight in pregnancies complicated by asthma', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 46 136-140 (2006) [C1]
2005Murphy VE, Gibson PG, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'Asthma during pregnancy: mechanisms and treatment implications', European Respiratory Journal, 25 731-750 (2005) [C1]
2005Murphy VE, Gibson PG, Talbot PI, Clifton VL, 'Severe asthma exacerbations during pregnancy', Obstetrics and Gynecology, 106 1046-1054 (2005) [C1]
2005Murphy 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]
2005Murphy VE, Gibson PG, Talbot PI, Kessell CG, Clifton VL, 'Asthma self-management skills and the use of asthma education during pregnancy', European Respiratory Journal, 26 435-441 (2005) [C1]
2004Clifton VL, Murphy VE, 'Maternal Asthma as a Model for Examining Fetal Sex-specific Effects on Maternal Physiology and Placental Mechanisms that Regulate Human Fetal Growth', Placenta, 18 S45-S52 (2004) [C1]
2003Murphy VE, Clifton VL, 'Alterations in human placental 11 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 and 2 with gestational age and labour', Placenta, 24 739-744 (2003) [C1]
2003Murphy 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]
2002Murphy 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]
2000Clifton 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]
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Conference (61 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Forbes RL, Gibson PG, Murphy VE, Wark PA, 'H1N1PDM09 ALTERS MATERNAL IMMUNITY DURING PREGNANCY', RESPIROLOGY (2013) [E3]
2013Mattes J, Murphy V, Powell H, Gibson P, 'THE EFFECT OF BETTER ASTHMA CONTROL IN PREGNANCY ON WHEEZY ILLNESSES IN INFANCY', RESPIROLOGY (2013) [E3]
2013Gunawardhana LP, Baines KJ, Mattes J, Murphy VE, Simpson JL, Gibson PG, 'EPIGENETIC ALTERATIONS IN INFANTS ASSOCIATED WITH MATERNAL ASTHMA DURING PREGNANCY', RESPIROLOGY (2013) [E3]
2012Powell HG, McCaffery K, Murphy VE, Giles W, Clifton VL, Hensley MJ, Gibson PG, 'Psychosocial outcomes are related to future exacerbation risk and perinatal outcomes in pregnant women with asthma', Respirology, Canberra, ACT (2012) [E3]
2011Gunawardhana LP, Baines KJ, Simpson JL, Mattes J, Murphy VE, Gibson PG, 'Maternal asthma is associated with alterations in DNA methylation profile of peripheral blood of infants', Respirology, Perth, WA (2011) [E3]
2011Vanders RL, Gibson PG, Murphy VE, Wark PA, 'Reduced antiviral interferons during pregnancy explains susceptibility to influenza virus infection', Respirology, Perth, WA (2011) [E3]
2011Clifton V, McLernon P, Wood LG, Murphy VE, Hodyl N, 'What do pregnant women eat?', Placenta: Abstracts of the IFPA Meeting 2011, Geilo, Norway (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: LISA WOOD

2011Namazy JA, Murphy VE, Powell H, Gibson PG, Chambers C, Schatz M, 'Effects of asthma severity and medication use on prematurity and intrauterine growth: A meta analysis from published data', Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, San Francisco, CA (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: PETER GIBSON

2011Mattes J, Murphy VE, McLaughlin KM, Steel KR, Powell H, Gibson PG, 'Are maternal asthma exacerbations during pregnancy related to impaired infant growth in the first six months of life?', Respirology, Perth, WA (2011) [E3]
2011McLaughlin KM, Mattes J, Murphy VE, Steel KR, Powell H, Gibson PG, 'The Growing Into Asthma (GIA) Study: Need for improved management of respiratory illnesses in early life', PSANZ 2011 15th Annual Congress: Poster Abstracts, Hobart, TAS (2011) [E3]
2011Clifton VL, McLernon PC, Wood LG, Murphy VE, Stark MJ, Hodyl NA, 'What do women eat during pregnancy?', Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, Portland, Oregon (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: LISA WOOD

2011Gibson PG, Powell H, Giles W, Clifton V, Hensley MJ, Taylor DR, et al., 'Asthma exacerbations during pregnancy are reduced by inflammometry (FENO) guided asthma management: A randomised controlled trial', American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Denver, CO (2011) [E3]
2010Vanders RL, Gibson PG, Murphy VE, Wark PA, 'Reduced anti-viral responses: Why pregnant women have increased susceptiblty to respiratory virus infection', Respirology, Brisbane, QLD (2010) [E3]
2010Vanders RL, Gibson PG, Murphy VE, Wark PA, 'Reduced anti-viral responses: Why pregnant women have increased susceptibility to respiratory virus infection', American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, New Orleans, LO (2010) [E3]
2010Murphy VE, Namazy JA, Powell GH, Gibson PG, Chambers C, Attia JR, Schatz M, 'A meta-analysis of adverse perinatal outcomes in asthmatic women: Effect of asthma on placental and neonatal outcomes', American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, New Orleans (2010) [E3]
2010McLernon PC, Murphy VE, Wood LG, Dekker GA, Hodyl NA, Clifton VL, 'Maternal plasma circulating levels of omega (n)3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are associated with fetal growth measures', The Endocrine Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting Proceedings and Abstract Book, Sydney (2010) [E3]
2010Murphy VE, Namazy J, Powell GH, Schatz M, Chambers C, Attia JR, Gibson PG, 'A meta-analysis of adverse perinatal outcomes in asthmatic women: Effect of asthma on size at birth and timing of birth', Respirology, Brisbane, QLD (2010) [E3]
2010Namazy JA, Murphy VE, Powell HG, Gibson PG, Chambers C, Schatz M, 'Adverse perinatal outcomes in asthmatic women: A meta analysis from published data', Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, New Orleans, LA (2010) [E3]

Co-authors: PETER GIBSON

2010Namazy JA, Murphy VE, Powell HG, Gibson PG, Chambers CD, Schatz M, 'Congenital anomalies in asthmatic women using corticosteroids during pregnancy: A meta analysis from published data', Birth Defects Research (Part A), Louisville, KT (2010) [E3]

Co-authors: PETER GIBSON

2010Murphy VE, Namazy J, Powell GH, Gibson PG, Chambers C, Attia JR, Schatz M, 'A meta-analysis of adverse perinatal outcomes in asthmatic women: Effect of asthma on maternal and neonatal outcomes', Respirology, Brisbane, QLD (2010) [E3]
2010McLernon PC, Wood LG, Murphy VE, Dekker GA, Clifton VL, 'Maternal circulating levels of omega (N)3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) and docosahexaunoic acid (DHA) during early pregnancy are associated with detal growth meaures in later pregnancy', Placenta, Kumamoto, Japan (2010) [E3]
2009Murphy VE, Clifton VL, Gibson PG, 'The effect of cigarette smoking on asthma control and exacerbations in pregnant women', Respirology, Darwin, NT (2009) [E3]
2009Powell H, Murphy VE, Gibson PG, 'The relationship between feno and atopic status in pregnant women with asthma', Respirology, Darwin, NT (2009) [E3]
2009McLaughlin KM, Murphy VE, McCaffery K, Powell H, Clifton VL, Giles W, et al., 'The relationship between patient perceived risk of inhaled corticosteroids in pregnancy and medication adherence', Respirology, Darwin, NT (2009) [E3]
2008Murphy VE, Clifton VL, Gibson PG, 'Characterization of asthma control and airway inflammation during exacerbations in pregnancy', American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Toronto, ONT (2008) [E3]
2008Hodyl 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]
2008McLaughlin K, Murphy VE, McCaffery K, Powell H, Clifton V, Giles W, et al., 'The relationship between patient perceived risk of inhaled corticosteroids in pregnancy and medication adherence', Australian Asthma Conference 2008: Conference Program & Abstract Book, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E3]

Co-authors: PETER GIBSON

2008McLernon PC, Wood LG, Murphy VE, Dekker GA, Clifton VL, 'Maternal circulating antioxidant levels 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: LISA WOOD

2007Murphy VE, Clifton VL, Gibson PG, 'Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) in pregnant women with and without asthma', Respirology (TSANZ Abstracts-Posters), Auckland (2007) [E3]
2006Micallef MA, Garg ML, Wood LG, Murphy VE, Clifton VL, 'Dietry intake of long chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in adults with asthma', Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Sydney, New South Wales (2006) [E3]
2006Scott 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]
2005Murphy VE, Talbot PI, Gibson PG, 'The prevalence and cycle to cycle variability of premenstrual asthma', Respirology, Hoboken (2005) [C1]
2005Gibson 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]
2005Murphy VE, Clifton VL, Gibson PG, 'Asthma exacerbations during pregnancy are associated with low birth weight', European Respiratory Journal, Switzerland (2005) [C3]
2005Murphy VE, Talbot PI, Clifton VL, Gibson PG, 'Severe asthma exacerbations during pregnancy', American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care, New York (2005) [C3]
2005Murphy VE, Clifton VL, Talbot PI, Gibson PG, 'Self-management education for pregnant women with asthma', American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, New York (2005) [C3]
2005Murphy VE, Talbot PI, Clifton VL, Gibson PG, 'Severe asthma exacerbations during pregnancy', Respirology, Philadelphia (2005) [C3]
2005Murphy VE, Clifton VL, Talbot PI, Gibson PG, 'Self-management education for pregnant women with asthma. Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting, Perth, 18-23 March, 2005', Respirology, - (2005) [C3]
2005Murphy VE, Clifton VL, Talbot PI, Gibson PG, 'Severe asthma exacerbations during pregnancy', Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand 9th Annual Congress, Adelaide, 13-16 March, 2005, Adelaide (2005) [E3]
2005Wynne OL, Clifton VL, Murphy VE, Hodyl NA, Krivanek K, Smith D, et al., 'The Effects of Prenatal Endotoxin Exposure on Placental 11-HSD2 Activity and the Developing HPA Axis in the Fischer 344 Rat', Australian Neuroscience Society: Proceedings of the 25th Annual, Perth, Australia (2005) [E3]
2005Fittock 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]
2005Clifton 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)
2004Gibson 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]
2004Johnson 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: ROGER SMITH

2004Clifton VL, Murphy VE, Giles WB, 'Gender specific mechanisms of human fetal cortisol metabolism and immunity', Reproductive Sciences, United States (2004) [C3]

Co-authors: vicki clifton

2004Talbot 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]
2004Clifton VL, Murphy VE, Gibson PG, 'Gender specific growth mechanisms in the human fetus', 8th Annual Conference of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, 15-19 March, 2004, Sydney (2004) [E3]
2004Delahunty 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]
2004Murphy VE, Gibson PG, Kessell CG, Clifton VL, 'Asthma self-management education for pregnant women delivered in an antenatal clinic setting', Perinatal Scoiety of Australian and New Zealand 9th annual Congress, Adelaide, 13-16 March, Adealide (2004) [E3]
2004Murphy VE, Kessell CG, Talbot PI, Gibson PG, Clifton VL, 'Asthma education, lung function and inflammation in pregnant women: relation to birth weight', 8th Annual Conference of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, 15-19 March, 2004, Sydney (2004) [E3]
2004Clifton 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)
2003Clifton VL, Fittock R, Murphy VE, Smith R, 'Metabolism of semi-synthetic glucocorticoids by the human placenta', Placenta, United Kingdom (2003) [C3]
2003Murphy 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]
2003Murphy VE, Gibson PG, Giles WB, Smith R, Zarzycki PK, 'Placental and maternal inflammatory pathways in pregnancies complicated by asthma', Placenta, United Kingdom (2003) [C3]
2003Murphy 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]
2003Scott NM, Osei-Kumah A, Murphy VE, Clifton VL, 'Are female fetuses more sensitive to the effects of inflammation than male fetuses?', Endocrine Society of Australian Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, 14-17 Sept, 2003, Melbourne (2003) [E3]

Co-authors: vicki clifton

2003Murphy 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]
2002Murphy 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]
2002Murphy 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]
2001Murphy VE, Zakar T, Gibson PG, Giles WB, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'Pleacental 11beta-HSD2 activity in asthmatic women', Reproductive sciences, United States (2001) [C3]
2001Murphy 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]
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Grants and Funding

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Number of grants29
Total funding$4,472,627

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2015 (2 grants)

The effect of asthma control during pregnancy on markers of airways inflammation and lung function in the offspring$1,083,354
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Joerg Mattes, Doctor Vanessa Murphy, Professor Peter Sly, Doctor Adam Collison, Professor Paul Robinson
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Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,083,35420152019
GNo:G1400050

Optimising asthma management in pregnancy for optimal infant health$411,768
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Vanessa Murphy
SchemeRole
Career Development FellowshipsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$411,76820152018
GNo:G1400195

2014 (2 grants)

The Breathing for Life Trial $1,647,904
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Vanessa Murphy, Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson, Emeritus Professor Michael Hensley, Professor Joerg Mattes, Professor Warwick Giles, Professor Michael Peek, Associate Professor Andrew Bisits, Associate Professor Leonie Callaway, Dr Kirsten McCaffery, Dr Helen Barrett
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,647,90420142018
GNo:G1300106

European Respiratory Society International Congress, Munich Germany, 6 - 10 September 2014$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Doctor Vanessa Murphy
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020142014
GNo:G1400839

2013 (4 grants)

Impact of fractional exhaled nitric oxide-based management of pregnancies with asthma on perinatal and infant outcomes $23,810
Funding Body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund

Project Team
Doctor Vanessa Murphy, Emeritus Professor Michael Hensley
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$23,81020132013
GNo:G1300782

Inflammometry-based management of asthma in pregnancy for the prevention of preterm birth: the iMAP study$20,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Doctor Vanessa Murphy
SchemeRole
Near MissChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020132013
GNo:G1300695

Inflammometry-based management of asthma in pregnancy for the prevention of preterm birth: the iMAP study$20,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Vanessa Murphy, Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson, Emeritus Professor Michael Hensley, Conjoint Professor Warwick Giles, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bisits, Dr Kirsten McCaffery, Professor Paul Colditz, Professor Michael Peek
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020132013
GNo:G1300477

Effect of better asthma management in pregnancy on antiviral responses, atopy and airways inflammation in early childhood$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Joerg Mattes, Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson, Doctor Vanessa Murphy
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020132013
GNo:G1300476

2012 (2 grants)

Body plethysmograph respiratory function system$33,076
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson, Conjoint Professor Peter Wark, Associate Professor Lisa Wood, Associate Professor Jodie Simpson, Doctor Katie Baines, Doctor Vanessa Murphy, Doctor Jeffrey Pretto, Emeritus Professor Michael Hensley, Ms Jenny Mackney
SchemeRole
Equipment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$33,07620122012
GNo:G1100973

The Growing into Asthma Study: Wheezing prevalence and markers of airways inflammation in preschoolers born to mothers in asthma exacerbations in pregnancy$25,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Joerg Mattes, Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson, Emeritus Professor Michael Hensley, Conjoint Associate Professor Bruce Whitehead, Doctor Vanessa Murphy
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020122012
GNo:G1200662

2011 (1 grants)

Lung Function (Spirometry) testing and sputum induction equipment - establishing 3 new clinical workstations. Medgraphics CPFS/d USB spirometer with breezesuite software (x3). Laptop computer (x3). Ul$10,000
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson, Associate Professor Jodie Simpson, Associate Professor Lisa Wood, Doctor Katie Baines, Conjoint Professor Peter Wark, Doctor Vanessa Murphy
SchemeRole
Equipment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020112011
GNo:G1100038

2010 (1 grants)

Real time PCR machine (Mastercycler ep realplex2 from Epprndorf) $34,000
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor Jodie Simpson, Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson, Conjoint Professor Peter Wark, Associate Professor Lisa Wood, Doctor Vanessa Murphy, Doctor Robert Scott, Doctor Katie Baines
SchemeRole
Equipment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$34,00020102010
GNo:G1000056

2009 (2 grants)

Growing into asthma: A birth cohort study to investigate the prenatal and development origins of asthma$24,800
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Doctor Vanessa Murphy, Professor Joerg Mattes, Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$24,80020092009
GNo:G0189802

Growing into asthma: a birth cohort study to investigate the prenatal and development origins of asthma$13,500
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Doctor Vanessa Murphy, Professor Joerg Mattes, Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$13,50020092009
GNo:G0190487

2008 (2 grants)

Becton Dickinson high throughout sampler for the FACSCanto II cytometry system$35,000
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Peter Wark, Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson, Associate Professor Jodie Simpson, Associate Professor Lisa Wood, Doctor Vanessa Murphy, Professor Phil Hansbro
SchemeRole
Equipment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$35,00020082008
GNo:G0188547

PULSE Education Prize$4,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Doctor Vanessa Murphy
SchemeRole
PULSE Education PrizeChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,00020082008
GNo:G0188538

2007 (6 grants)

Viral infection and exacerbations of asthma during pregnancy: characteristics, mechanisms and consequences$447,750
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Vanessa Murphy
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$447,75020072009
GNo:G0186434

Viral infection and exacerbations of asthma during pregnancy: characteristics, mechanisms and consequences$137,000
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Vanessa Murphy
SchemeRole
Training (Postdoctoral) Fellowships - Australian Part-time Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$137,00020072010
GNo:G0186778

Nitric Oxide Monitoring System (NIOX)$45,000
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Conjoint Professor Warwick Giles, Emeritus Professor Michael Hensley, Doctor Vanessa Murphy, Conjoint Professor Peter Wark, Associate Professor Vanessa McDonald, Associate Professor Jodie Simpson, Conjoint Associate Professor Bruce Whitehead, Professor Paul Foster, Professor Phil Hansbro, Associate Professor Lisa Wood
SchemeRole
Equipment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$45,00020072007
GNo:G0188193

Class II biohazard containment hood and carbon dioxide cell culture incubator$20,000
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Peter Wark, Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson, Associate Professor Jodie Simpson, Doctor Vanessa Murphy, Associate Professor Lisa Wood, Professor Paul Foster, Professor Phil Hansbro
SchemeRole
Equipment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020072007
GNo:G0188192

Hewlett Packard 7890 series gas chromatograph with accessories$20,000
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

American Thoracic Society Conference, San Francisco, 18/5/2007 - 23/5/2007$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Vanessa Murphy
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020072007
GNo:G0187767

2006 (2 grants)

The relationship between eosinophilic inflammation, viral infection and severe asthma exacerbations during pregnancy$50,000
Funding Body: Asthma Foundation of New South Wales

Project Team
Doctor Vanessa Murphy, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Emeritus Professor Michael Hensley, Conjoint Professor Warwick Giles, Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,00020062006
GNo:G0186029

Viral infections and asthma exacerbations during pregnancy: characteristics, mechanisms and consequences$19,100
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Vanessa Murphy, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Emeritus Professor Michael Hensley, Conjoint Professor Warwick Giles
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$19,10020062006
GNo:G0186061

2005 (2 grants)

American Thoracic Society Conference, 20 to 25 May 2005$2,000
Funding Body: Ian Potter Foundation

Project Team
Doctor Vanessa Murphy
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020052005
GNo:G0185081

American Thoracic Society Annual Scientific Conference, 20-25 May 2005$1,785
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Vanessa Murphy
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,78520052005
GNo:G0185399

2004 (1 grants)

Respiratory Medicine$269,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Doctor Vanessa Murphy, Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson
SchemeRole
Port Waratah Coal Service Post-Doctoral FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$269,00020042006
GNo:G0184012

2003 (1 grants)

Identification of novel sex-specific factors derived from the human fetus.$7,375
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Vanessa Murphy
SchemeRole
Travelling Award for Research TrainingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,37520032003
GNo:G0182186

2000 (1 grants)

What causes preterm labour in asthmatic pregnancies? The role of placental 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 and corticotropin releasing hormone$52,905
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Vanessa Murphy
SchemeRole
Dora Lush Postgraduate Research ScholarshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$52,90520002002
GNo:G0181963
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions1
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.25

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Medicine)Co-SupervisorTo Determine the Effect of Reduced Asthma Exacerbations During Pregnancy on Markers of Airways Inflammation, Lung Function, and Antiviral Responses in the Offspring at Six Years of Age

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014M Philosophy (Midwifery)Co-SupervisorAsthma and Pregnancy: A Qualitative Descriptive Study of Midwives' Current Knowledge About Asthma in Pregnancy and Their Perceived Role in Antenatal Asthma Management in Australia
2013PhD (Medicine)Co-SupervisorInvestigation of the Immune Mechanisms in Pregnancy and Asthma Leading to Increased Susceptibility and Disease Severity to Respiratory Virus Infections
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Dr Vanessa Murphy

Work Phone(02) 40420141
Fax(02) 40420046
Email
PositionPostdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Office
HMRI West Wing Level 2,
HMRI,
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URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/vanessa-murphy