Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton

Conjoint Associate Professor

School of Medicine and Public Health

Career Summary

Biography

I have a strong background in fetal growth, reproductive endocrinology and placental physiology. My research has examined aspects of placental and myometrial function. I also have strengths in fetal physiology from my postdoctoral work at the University of Toronto, Canada working with leading fetal physiologist, Prof John Challis and with the study of the effect of asthma during pregnancy on placental function and fetal development. My research interests have evolved into an investigation of those factors that program fetal development, in particular activation of the immune system. I presently conduct my research both independently and as a team member. As an initiative, I identified asthma as a common condition in pregnancy involving inflammation that might provide a valuable model in which to study the effects of an inflammatory process on the outcome of the pregnancy. Our results have been startling, identifying an important sex dependent difference in the fetal growth response to maternal asthma. The results have lead to many prizes for my students, publications in the asthma and obstetric literature and reviews in high impact factor journals such as Endocrine Reviews. Clinically this study has demonstrated that asthmatic women require extra care during their pregnancies and resulted in funding by NHMRC (2007-2010) for a randomized control trial for treatment regimes specifically for pregnant asthmatic women. Scientifically this work has started to create a picture of what sex specific factors are involved in preterm delivery and fetal development in pathological pregnancies. This work has been generously funded by The Asthma Foundation of NSW for the last 10 years and by an NHMRC priming grant and project grant for the last 6 years. I was the sole investigator on these grants. I was awarded The Arthur Wilson Memorial Fellowship for 2002-2003 from the Royal Australian and New Zealand Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and an NHMRC Career Development Award (2004-2009) for this work. I received the Gabor Than Award in Placentology from the International Federation of Placental Associations in 2003 for my asthma and pregnancy research and presented in a plenary session at the annual meeting in Mainz 2003. The most exciting aspect of doing the research in asthma and pregnancy is to find that our work has had a clinical impact and has contributed to the formulation of the NIH American Guidelines for the treatment of asthma during pregnancy (J Allergy Clin Immunol 2005; 115:34-46). My asthma and pregnancy research has a wide audience as the work has been presented at both international thoracic societies and international societies associated with reproduction and fetal growth. I have published consistently every year over the last five years in medium to high impact journals related to my field. These are specialized contributions in internationally recognized journals in both obstetric and respiratory fields. I am consistently invited each year to present my work in plenary sessions and I regularly Chair conference sessions. I am the Treasurer of the Endocrine Society of Australia (2004-present). I am Executive member of the International Federations of Placental Associations since 2001. My leadership skills in research and research training have been recognized with my promotion to Associate Professor and Deputy Director of Mothers and Babies Research Centre.

Research Expertise
My work is based in a clinical setting with a focus on Human maternal-fetal-neonatal medical research. All of my primary studies involve prospectively following pregnant women and their children and examining mechanism that influence fetal growth and survival.

Teaching Expertise
I am predominantly focussed on postgraduate teaching with Honours, masters and PhD students.

Administrative Expertise
I have worked as a research development manager for the Faculty of Health and I am the deputy director of the Mothers and Babies research centre and in the Reproductive Sciences PRC. My admin involves leadership and management roles within these centres. 


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Fetal physiology
  • Neonatal cardiovascular adapatation
  • Placental physiology
  • Reproductive physiology
  • asthma
  • endocrinology
  • neonatal development
  • pregnancy

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
110299Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology not elsewhere classified25
110399Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified25
111499Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine not elsewhere classified50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2007 - 31/12/2007Associate ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/09/2004 - 1/12/2007TreasurerEndocrine Society of Australia
Australia
1/01/2004 - 1/12/2008FellowNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
1/01/2004 - 1/12/2004Research Development ManagerUniversity of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/2004 - 1/12/2007NHMRC Career Development AwardUniversity of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/2000 - 1/12/2002Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/1998 - 1/12/1999Brawn Postdoctoral FellowUniversity of Newcastle
Australia
1/07/1995 - 1/12/1996Postdoctoral Fellow
Fetal Physiology
University of Toronto
Department Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Physiology, Faculty of Medicine
Canada

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Executive Committee Member/ TreasurerEndocrine Society of Australia
Australia
Member - Australian Society of Medical ResearchAustralian Society of Medical Research
Australia
Member - Perinatal Society of Australia and New ZealandPerinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand
Australia
Member - Developmental Origins of Adult DiseaseDevelopmental Origins of Adult Disease
Australia
Member - Society of Gynecologic InvestigationSociety of Gynecologic Investigation
Australia
NHMRC GRP Panel MemberNHMRC GRP
Obstetric/ gynaecology/ paediatric/ neonatal GRP
Australia
Executive Committee MemberInternational Federation of Placental Associations
Australia

Awards

Research Award

YearAward
2003Gabor Than Award in Placentology
International Federation of Placental Associations

Invitations

Participant

YearTitle / Rationale
2003Plenary speaker
Organisation: International federation of placental associations
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Publications

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


Chapter (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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]
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Vanessa Murphy
2005Smith 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-authorsRoger Smith
2004Smith 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-authorsRoger Smith
2000Smith R, Changs E-C, Mesiano S, Nicholson R, Cheng Y-H, Bowman M, et al., 'Regulation of parturition: The role of CRH', Hormones and Women's Health The Reproductive Years, Harwood Academic Publishers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 215-219 (2000) [B1]
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Maria Bowman, Gemma Madsen, John Fitter
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Journal article (68 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Zouikr I, James MH, Campbell EJ, Clifton VL, Beagley KW, Dayas CV, Hodgson DM, 'Altered formalin-induced pain and Fos induction in the periaqueductal grey of preadolescent rats following neonatal LPS exposure.', PLoS One, 9 e98382 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0098382Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsChristopher Dayas, Deborah Hodgson
2014Dyson RM, Palliser HK, Lakkundi A, de Waal K, Latter JL, Clifton VL, Wright IM, 'Early microvascular changes in the preterm neonate: a comparative study of the human and guinea pig.', Physiol Rep, 2 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.14814/phy2.12145Author URL
Co-authorsIan Wright, Hannah Palliser, Joanna Latter
2014Zouikr I, Tadros MA, Barouei J, Beagley KW, Clifton VL, Callister RJ, Hodgson DM, 'Altered nociceptive, endocrine, and dorsal horn neuron responses in rats following a neonatal immune challenge', PSYCHONEUROENDOCRINOLOGY, 41 1-12 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.psyneuen.2013.11.016Author URL
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsDeborah Hodgson, Robert Callister
2014Zouikr I, James MH, Campbell EJ, Clifton VL, Beagley KW, Dayas CV, Hodgson DM, 'Altered formalin-induced pain and fos induction in the periaqueductal grey of preadolescent rats following neonatal LPS exposure', PLoS ONE, 9 (2014) [C1]

Animal and human studies have demonstrated that early pain experiences can produce alterations in the nociceptive systems later in life including increased sensitivity to mechanical, thermal, and chemical stimuli. However, less is known about the impact of neonatal immune challenge on future responses to noxious stimuli and the reactivity of neural substrates involved in analgesia. Here we demonstrate that rats exposed to Lipopolysaccharide (LPS; 0.05 mg/kg IP, Salmonella enteritidis) during postnatal day (PND) 3 and 5 displayed enhanced formalin-induced flinching but not licking following formalin injection at PND 22. This LPS-induced hyperalgesia was accompanied by distinct recruitment of supraspinal regions involved in analgesia as indicated by significantly attenuated Fos-protein induction in the rostral dorsal periaqueductal grey (DPAG) as well as rostral and caudal axes of the ventrolateral PAG (VLPAG). Formalin injections were associated with increased Fos-protein labelling in lateral habenula (LHb) as compared to medial habenula (MHb), however the intensity of this labelling did not differ as a result of neonatal immune challenge. These data highlight the importance of neonatal immune priming in programming inflammatory pain sensitivity later in development and highlight the PAG as a possible mediator of this process. © 2014 Zouikr et al.

DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0098382
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsChristopher Dayas, Deborah Hodgson
2012Wynne 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]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsJay Horvat, Deborah Hodgson, Olivia Wynne, Roger Smith, Philip Hansbro
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]
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsLisa Wood, Vanessa Murphy
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]
DOI10.1016/j.clnme.2012.01.004
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy, Lisa Wood
2011Scott 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]
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 9
Co-authorsRoger Smith
2011Wynne 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]
DOI10.1016/j.bbi.2011.03.014
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsDeborah Hodgson, Philip Hansbro, Roger Smith, Olivia Wynne, Jay Horvat, Linkooi Ong
2011Wynne 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]
DOI10.3109/10253890.2010.532576
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 9
Co-authorsDeborah Hodgson, Philip Hansbro, Roger Smith, Olivia Wynne, Jay Horvat
2011Hodyl NA, Stark MJ, Osei-Kumah A, Bowman M, Gibson PG, Clifton VL, 'Fetal glucocorticoid-regulated pathways are not affected by inhaled corticosteroid use for asthma during pregnancy', American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 183 716-722 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1164/rccm.201007-1188oc
CitationsScopus - 18Web of Science - 13
Co-authorsPeter Gibson, Maria Bowman
2010Hodyl NA, Walker FR, Krivanek K, Clifton VL, Hodgson DM, 'Prenatal endotoxin exposure alters behavioural pain responses to lipopolysaccharide in adult offspring', Physiology & Behavior, 100 143-147 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.physbeh.2010.02.013
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsDeborah Hodgson, Rohan Walker
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]
DOI10.1136/thx.2009.124941
CitationsScopus - 21Web of Science - 17
Co-authorsPeter Gibson, Vanessa Murphy
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]
DOI10.1136/thx.2009.123091
CitationsScopus - 16Web of Science - 12
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Vanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson
2010Osei-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]
DOI10.1007/s00011-009-0102-y
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Peter Wark
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]
DOI10.1016/j.ghir.2009.07.004
CitationsScopus - 18Web of Science - 15
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy, Roger Smith
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]
CitationsScopus - 35Web of Science - 31
Co-authorsDeborah Hodgson, Vanessa Murphy, Roger Smith
2009Stark MJ, Clifton VL, Wright IM, 'Neonates born to mothers with preeclampsia exhibit sex-specific alterations in microvascular function', Pediatric Research, 65 291-295 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1203/PDR.0b013e318193edf1
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 11
Co-authorsIan Wright
2009Stark MJ, Clifton VL, Wright IM, 'Carbon monoxide is a significant mediator of cardiovascular status following preterm birth', Pediatrics, 124 277-284 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1542/peds.2008-0877
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 10
Co-authorsIan Wright
2009Stark MJ, Wright IM, Clifton VL, 'Sex-specific alterations in placental 11 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 2 activity and early postnatal clinical course following antenatal betamethasone', American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 297 R510-R514 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1152/ajpregu.00175.2009
CitationsScopus - 47Web of Science - 46
Co-authorsIan Wright
2009Vu TT, Hirst JJ, Stark MJ, Wright IM, Palliser HK, Hodyl NA, Clifton VL, 'Changes in human placental 5 alpha-reductase isoenzyme expression with advancing gestation: Effects of fetal sex and glucocorticoid exposure', Reproduction Fertility and Development, 21 599-607 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1071/rd08224
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 13
Co-authorsHannah Palliser, Ian Wright, Jon Hirst
2008Osei-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]
DOI10.1016/j.cyto.2008.05.008
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 9
Co-authorsRoger Smith
2008Stark MJ, Clifton VL, Wright IM, 'Microvascular flow, clinical illness severity and cardiovascular function in the preterm infant', Archives of Disease in Childhood Fetal & Neonatal Edition, 93 F271-F274 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1136/adc.2007.123539
CitationsScopus - 27Web of Science - 21
Co-authorsIan Wright
2008Engel 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]
DOI10.1111/j.1479-828x.2008.00863.x
CitationsScopus - 23Web of Science - 21
Co-authorsRoger Smith
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]
DOI10.1210/jc.2008-1077
CitationsScopus - 21Web of Science - 18
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy, Roger Smith
2008Stark MJ, Clifton VL, Wright IM, 'Sex-specific differences in peripheral microvascular blood flow in preterm infants', Pediatric Research, 63 415-419 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1203/01.pdr.0000304937.38669.63
CitationsScopus - 32Web of Science - 30
Co-authorsIan Wright
2008Mayhew TM, Jenkins H, Todd B, Clifton VL, 'Maternal asthma and placental morphometry: Effects of severity, treatment and fetal sex', Placenta, 29 366-373 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.placenta.2008.01.011
CitationsScopus - 22Web of Science - 17
2008Hodyl NA, Krivanek K, Clifton VL, Hodgson DM, 'Innate immune dysfunction in the neonatal rat following prenatal endotoxin exposure', Journal of Neuroimmunology, 204 126-130 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.jneuroim.2008.06.041
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 12
Co-authorsDeborah Hodgson
2007Tolosa 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]
DOI10.2144/000112594
CitationsScopus - 25Web of Science - 22
Co-authorsRoger Smith
2007Clifton VL, Bisits AM, Zarzycki PK, 'Characterization of human fetal cord blood steroid profiles in relation to fetal sex and mode of delivery using temperature-dependent inclusion chromatography and principal component analysis (PCA)', Journal of Chromatography B: Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences, 855 249-254 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.jchromb.2007.05.041
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]
DOI10.1016/j.placenta.2005.12.010
CitationsScopus - 38Web of Science - 30
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy, Roger Smith
2007Hodyl NA, Krivanek K, Lawrence E, Clifton VL, Hodgson DM, 'Prenatal exposure to a pro-inflammatory stimulus causes delays in the development of the innate immune response to LPS in the offspring', Journal of Neuroimmunology, 190 61-71 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.jneuroim.2007.07.021
CitationsScopus - 28Web of Science - 27
Co-authorsDeborah Hodgson
2007Hodyl NA, Walker FR, Krivanek K, Clifton VL, Hodgson DM, 'Modelling prenatal bacterial infection: Functional consequences of altered hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis development', Behavioral Brain Research, 178 108-114 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.bbr.2006.12.008
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsRohan Walker, Deborah Hodgson
2006Murphy VE, Clifton VL, Gibson PG, 'Asthma exacerbations during pregnancy: incidence and association with adverse pregnancy outcomes', Thorax, 61 169-176 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1136/thx.2005.049718
CitationsScopus - 113Web of Science - 101
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson
2006Osei-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]
DOI10.1016/j.placenta.2005.08.007
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authorsRoger Smith
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]
DOI10.1210/er.2005-0011
CitationsScopus - 221Web of Science - 189
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy, Roger Smith
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]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-1843.2006.00782.x
CitationsScopus - 19Web of Science - 18
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson, Roger Smith
2006Clifton VL, 'Maternal asthma during pregnancy and fetal outcomes: Potential mechanisms and possible solutions', Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 6 307-311 (2006) [C2]
2006Zarzycki 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]
DOI10.1016/j.chroma.2005.11.119
CitationsScopus - 24Web of Science - 27
Co-authorsRoger Smith
2006Stark MJ, Dierkx LM, Clifton VL, Wright IM, 'Alterations in the Maternal Peripheral Microvascular Response in Pregnancies Complicated by Preeclampsia and the Impact of Fetal Sex', Journal of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, 13 573-578 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.jsgi.2006.06.006
CitationsWeb of Science - 14
Co-authorsIan Wright
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]
DOI10.1111/j.1479-828X.2006.00543.x
CitationsScopus - 39Web of Science - 31
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy
2005Clifton VL, Vanderlelie J, Perkins AV, 'Increased anti-oxidant enzyme activity and biological oxidation in placentae of pregnancies complicated by maternal asthma', Placenta, 26 773-779 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.placenta.2004.10.018
2005Vanderlelie J, Venardos K, Clifton VL, Gude NM, Clarke FM, Perkins AV, 'Increased Biological Oxidation and Reduced Anti-Oxidant Enzyme Activity in Pre-Eclamptic Placentae', Placenta, 26 53-58 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.placenta.2004.04.002
2005Clifton VL, 'Sexually Dimorphic Effects of Maternal Asthma During Pregnancy on Placental Glucocorticoid Metabolism and Fetal Growth', Cell and Tissue Research, 322 63-71 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s00441-005-1117-5
2005Murphy VE, Gibson PG, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'Asthma during pregnancy: mechanisms and treatment implications', European Respiratory Journal, 25 731-750 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1183/09031936.05.00085704
CitationsScopus - 79Web of Science - 65
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy, Roger Smith, Peter Gibson
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]
DOI10.1183/09031936.05.00135604
CitationsScopus - 43Web of Science - 32
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson
2005Clifton 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]
DOI10.1677/joe.1.06030
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 11
Co-authorsPeter Gibson, Roger Smith, Ian Wright
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]
DOI10.1016/j.jsgi.2005.01.024
CitationsScopus - 16Web of Science - 15
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy, Roger Smith, Peter Gibson
2005Murphy VE, Gibson PG, Talbot PI, Clifton VL, 'Severe asthma exacerbations during pregnancy', Obstetrics and Gynecology, 106 1046-1054 (2005) [C1]
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson
2004Johnson RF, Mitchell CM, Clifton VL, Zakar T, 'Regulation of 15-Hydroxyprostaglandin Dehydrogenase (PGDH) Gene Activity, Messenger Ribonucleic Acid Processing, and Protein Abundance in the Human Chorion in Late Gestation and Labour', The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 89 5639-5648 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1210/jc.2004-0540
CitationsScopus - 15Web of Science - 13
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]
DOI10.1016/j.placenta.2004.01.004
CitationsWeb of Science - 61
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy
2003Crompton 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]
DOI10.1210/jc.2003-030377
CitationsScopus - 55Web of Science - 47
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Ian Wright
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]
DOI10.1016/S0143-4004(03)00103-6
CitationsScopus - 62Web of Science - 58
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy
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]
DOI10.1164/rccm.200303-374OC
CitationsScopus - 125Web of Science - 116
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson, Roger Smith
2003Smith 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-authorsRoger Smith
2002Clifton 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]
DOI10.1210/jc.87.1.267
CitationsScopus - 28Web of Science - 25
Co-authorsIan Wright, Roger Smith
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]
CitationsScopus - 90Web of Science - 86
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson, Roger Smith
2002Clifton 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]
CitationsScopus - 24Web of Science - 22
Co-authorsRoger Smith
2002O'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]
CitationsScopus - 49
Co-authorsRoger Smith
2002Schwartz 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-authorsRoger Smith
2002Holloway 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]
CitationsWeb of Science - 7
Co-authorsRoger Smith
2001Clifton 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]
CitationsScopus - 44Web of Science - 36
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Peter Gibson
2000McLean M, Bowman M, Clifton VL, Smith R, Grossman AB, 'Expression of the Heme Oxygenase-Carbon Monoxide Signalling system in Human Placenta', The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 85 2345-2349 (2000) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 41Web of Science - 35
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Maria Bowman
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]
CitationsScopus - 44Web of Science - 39
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Gemma Madsen, Vanessa Murphy
1996Clifton 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)
DOI10.1210/jc.81.4.1406Author URL
CitationsScopus - 21Web of Science - 20
Co-authorsRoger Smith
1995CLIFTON 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)
Author URL
CitationsScopus - 35Web of Science - 34
Co-authorsRoger Smith
1992CLIFTON VL, HUSBAND AJ, KAY DJ, 'LOCAL IMMUNITY IN THE MALE REPRODUCTIVE-TRACT', IMMUNOLOGY AND CELL BIOLOGY, 70 301-307 (1992)
DOI10.1038/icb.1992.38Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 8
1989HUSBAND AJ, CLIFTON VL, 'ROLE OF INTESTINAL IMMUNIZATION IN URINARY-TRACT DEFENSE', IMMUNOLOGY AND CELL BIOLOGY, 67 371-376 (1989)
DOI10.1038/icb.1989.53Author URL
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 11
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2012Aboustate N, Stark MJ, Clifton VL, Hodyl NA, 'Toll-Like Receptor activation in preterm neonates: The effect of gestational age and antenatal betamethasone therapy', Abstracts. The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia and the Society for Reproductive Biology 2012, Gold Coast, QLD (2012) [E3]
2012Ali Z, Hodyl NA, Osei-Kumah A, Saif Z, Clifton VL, 'Placental mitochondrial dysfunction in pregnancies complicated by asthma', Abstracts. The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia and the Society for Reproductive Biology 2012, Gold Coast, QLD (2012) [E3]
2012Clifton VL, Hodyl NA, Stark MJ, Saif Z, Osei-Kumah A, 'Sex specific differences in placental glucocorticoid sensitivity in pathological pregnancies', Abstracts. The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia and the Society for Reproductive Biology 2012, Gold Coast, QLD (2012) [E3]
2012Hodyl NA, Butler M, Clifton VL, Stark MJ, 'Mitochondrial uncoupling protein 2 in the placenta may protect the preterm infant from increased reactive oxygen species following chorioamnionitis', Abstracts. The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia and the Society for Reproductive Biology 2012, Gold Coast, QLD (2012) [E3]
2012Osei-Kumah A, Saif Z, Hodyl NA, Stark MJ, Clifton VL, 'Effect of cortisol and lipopolysaccharide on micro RNA and glucocorticoid receptor expression', Abstracts. The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia and the Society for Reproductive Biology 2012, Gold Coast, QLD (2012) [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]
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson, Michael Hensley
2012Wright IM, Latter JL, Wright A, Finnegan T, Clifton VL, 'Maternal peripheral constriction in preeclampsia is not reflected in the central microvasculature', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsJoanna Latter, Ian Wright
2012Wright IM, Latter JL, Wright A, Finnegan T, Clifton VL, 'Functional capillary density in babies born to mothers with preeclampsia', 16th Annual Congress of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsJoanna Latter, Ian Wright
2011Wright IM, Dyson RM, Latter JL, Clifton VL, 'Microvascular blood flow changes from 6 to 24 h in the preterm infant', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Hobart, Tasmania (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsIan Wright, Joanna Latter
2010Hodyl 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]
DOI10.1177/193371912010173s003
Co-authorsPeter Gibson, Roger Smith
2010Osei-Kumah A, Hodyl N, Owens J, Clifton VL, 'Sex specific differences in placental micro RNA expression in pregnancies complicated by asthma', Reproductive Sciences, Orlando, Florida (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]
Co-authorsLisa Wood, Vanessa Murphy
2010Fogarty PA, Hetzel BS, Nettelback TJ, Roberts R, Hodyl NA, Torpy DJ, et al., 'Mandatory iodine fortification of bread in Australia: iodine status of pregnant women', The Endocrine Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting Proceedings and Abstract Book, Sydney (2010) [E3]
2010Tolosa 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-authorsRoger Smith
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]
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy, Lisa Wood
2010Tolosa 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-authorsRoger Smith
2010Schjenken 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-authorsRoger Smith
2010Stark MJ, Hodyl NA, Scott NM, Osei-Kumah A, Clifton VL, 'The mediating effects of testosterone, progesterone and estradiol on placental cytokin production', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health: Abstracts of the 14th Annual Congress of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand 2010, Wellington, NZ (2010) [E3]
2010Wright IM, Latter JL, Finnegan T, Clifton VL, 'Placental vascular mediators in preeclampsia', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health: Abstracts of the 14th Annual Congress of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand 2010, Wellington, NZ (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsJoanna Latter, Ian Wright
2010Hodyl NA, Stark MJ, Osei-Kumah A, Bowman M, Clifton VL, 'The effect of inhaled corticosteroid treatment for asthma during pregnancy on markers of maternal, placental and fetal systemic function', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health: Abstracts of the 14th Annual Congress of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand 2010, Wellington, NZ (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsMaria Bowman
2010McLaughlin KM, Steel KR, McCaffery K, Powell HG, Clifton VL, Giles W, et al., 'Psychosocial characteristics and perceived medication risk in pregnant women and asthma', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health: Abstracts of the 14th Annual Congress of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand 2010, Wellington, NZ (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsPeter Gibson, Michael Hensley
2009Schjenken 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-authorsRoger Smith
2009Wright IM, Smith AJ, Clifton VL, Stark MJ, 'Nappy urine collection for physiological measures: A current method', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Darwin, NT (2009) [E3]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-1754.2009.01475.x
Co-authorsIan Wright
2008Wynne 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-authorsOlivia Wynne, Jay Horvat, Roger Smith, Philip Hansbro, Deborah Hodgson
2008Wright IM, Clifton VL, 'Microvascular orthogonal polarisation spectral imaging videomicroscopy (OPS) in mother and newborn using a handheld microscope: Technical pitfalls and solutions', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Gold Coast, QLD (2008) [E3]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-1754.2008.01299.x
Co-authorsIan Wright
2008Stark MJ, Clifton VL, Wright IM, 'The influence of sex and antenatal glucocorticoid exposure on microvascular vasodilatory capacity in the preterm infant', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Gold Coast, QLD (2008) [E3]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-1754.2008.01299.x
Co-authorsIan Wright
2008Stark MJ, Clifton VL, Wright IM, 'Predictors of microvascular blood flow in very preterm infants at 24 hours of age', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Gold Coast, QLD (2008) [E3]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-1754.2008.01297.x
Co-authorsIan Wright
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]
Co-authorsPeter Gibson, Vanessa Murphy
2008Wynne 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-authorsDeborah Hodgson, Philip Hansbro, Roger Smith, Olivia Wynne, Jay Horvat
2008Osei-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-authorsRoger Smith, Peter Wark
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]
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy, Roger Smith
2008Burgess R, Clifton VL, 'Micro-chimerism: Mother and child', ArtsHealth Symposium #1. Program and Abstracts, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]
2008Stark MJ, Wright IM, Clifton VL, 'Antenatal betamethasone exerts sexually dimorphic effects on placental glucocorticoid metabolism and fetal and neonatal adrenal function following preterm birth', Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal Edition, Harrogate, UK (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsIan Wright
2008Stark MJ, Clifton VL, Wright IM, 'Sex-specific differences in circulating carbon monoxide and the increased incidence of hypotension in male preterm infants', Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal Edition, Harrogate, UK (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsIan Wright
2007Tolosa 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-authorsRoger Smith
2007Hodyl NA, Stark MJ, Clifton VL, Wright IM, 'Pre-eclampsia affects incidence of infants born small for gestational age differentially depending on both infant sex and degree of prematurity', Endocrine Journal, Christchurch, New Zealand (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsIan Wright
2007Schjenken 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-authorsRoger Smith
2007Hodyl NA, Krivanek K, Clifton VL, Hodgson DM, 'A developmental profile of the capacity of the innate immune system to respond to LPS following prenatal endotoxin exposure in the rat', Endocrine Journal, Christchurch, New Zealand (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsDeborah Hodgson
2007Stark MJ, Clifton VL, Wright IM, 'Sex specific differences peripheral microvascular blood flow are a marker of clinical illness severity in the preterm infant', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Melbourne (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsIan Wright
2007Scott 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-authorsDeborah Hodgson, Roger Smith, Ian Wright
2007Stark MJ, Clifton VL, Wright IM, 'Sexually dimorphic differences in microvascular function influence physiological stability following premature birth', Microcirculation, Milwaukee, Wisc. (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsIan Wright
2007Zamudio S, Stark MJ, Illsley N, Torricos T, Alvarez T, Vargas E, Clifton VL, 'Elevation of placental 11bHSD2 activity at high altitude and fetal sex specific decreases in preeclampsia', Reproductive Sciences (Scientific Program & Abstracts: 54th Annual Meeting, SGI), Reno, Nevada (2007) [E3]
2007Tolosa 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-authorsRoger Smith
2007Wynne 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-authorsDeborah Hodgson, Philip Hansbro, Jay Horvat, Olivia Wynne, Roger Smith
2007Stark MJ, Hodyl NA, Wright IM, Clifton VL, 'Determinants of fetal growth following assisted conception: Effects of early onset pre-eclampsia', Early Human Development, Perth, W. A. (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsIan Wright
2007Schjenken 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-authorsRoger Smith
2007Stark MJ, Wright IM, Clifton VL, 'Placental 11b hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 2 and regulation of fetal adrenal function: The influence of exogenouse gluco-corticoids and fetal sex in normal and growth restricted infants', Fetal & Neonatal Workshop of Australia and New Zealand 21st Annual Meeting. Abstracts, Melbourne, VIC (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsIan Wright
2007Wynne OL, Horvat JC, Hansbro PM, Clifton VL, Hodgson DM, 'Impact of postnatal stress on neuroendocrine development and function in adulthood in the mouse', Fetal & Neonatal Workshop of Australia and New Zealand 21st Annual Meeting. Abstracts, Melbourne, VIC (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsDeborah Hodgson, Philip Hansbro, Olivia Wynne, Jay Horvat
2007Stark MJ, Wright IM, Clifton VL, 'Placental 11b-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 2 activity in preterm pregnancy after antenatal betamethasone treatment', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Melbourne (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsIan Wright
2007Scott 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-authorsIan Wright, Deborah Hodgson, Roger Smith
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]
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson
2007Talbot PI, Wright IM, Hilton JM, Mattes J, Clifton VL, 'Effect of maternal asthma during pregnancy on childhood growth and development of atopic disease', Respirology (TSANZ Abstracts-Posters), Auckland (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsIan Wright, Joerg Mattes
2007Stark MJ, Wright IM, Clifton VL, 'Temporal changes in mediators of microvascular tone are influences by sex and glucocorticoid exposure in preterm infants', Satellite Conference of DOHaD 2007 (5th World Congress of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease), Melbourne, VIC (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsIan Wright
2007Clifton VL, Jenkins H, Parrott EH, Stanley S, Todd B, Mayhew TM, 'Maternal asthma, whether grouped by glucocorticoid status or severity, is associated with impoverished fetoplacental vascular growth', Placenta, Kingston, Ontario (2007) [E3]
2007Clifton VL, Mayhew TM, Wright IM, Stark MJ, Giles WB, 'The effects of pre-eclampsia, asthma and fetal sex on maternal, fetal and neonatal characteristics', Placenta, Kingston, Ontario (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsIan Wright
2006Stark MJ, Clifton VL, Wright IM, 'Neonates born to mothers with pre-eclampsia (PE) exhibit altered microvascular function', European Journal of Pediatrics, Barcelona (2006) [E3]
Co-authorsIan Wright
2006Scott 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-authorsIan Wright, Deborah Hodgson, Roger Smith
2006Clifton VL, Osei-Kumah A, Soleymanlou N, Jurisica I, Caniggia I, 'Placental gene expression is altered by fetal sex, maternal asthma and inhaled glucocorticoid intake', Endocrine Journal-Continuation of Endocrinologia Japonica, Queensland, Australia (2006) [E3]
2006Stark MJ, Wright IM, Clifton VL, 'The impact of antenatal corticosteroids on umbilical venous and arterial cortisol in neonates 23-41 weeks gestation', Endocrine Journal-Continuation of Endocrinologia Japonica, Queensland, Australia (2006) [E3]
Co-authorsIan Wright
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]
Co-authorsManohar Garg, Vanessa Murphy, Lisa Wood
2006Wright IMR, Clifton VL, Stark MJ, 'Characterisation of microvascular function in very preterm infants in the first week of life', JOURNAL OF VASCULAR RESEARCH, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS (2006)
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Co-authorsIan Wright
2006Clifton 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-authorsRoger Smith
2006Clifton VL, Wyper H, Scott N, Osei-Kumah A, 'Identification and characterisation of macrophages in placentae from 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]
2006Osei-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-authorsRoger Smith
2006Stark MJ, Wright IM, Clifton VL, 'Maternal microvascular response to corticotrophin releasing hormone (CRH) is altered by gestation, fetal gender and pre-eclampsia (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-authorsIan Wright
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]
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Vanessa Murphy
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]
CitationsWeb of Science - 83
Co-authorsPeter Gibson, Vanessa Murphy
2005Murphy VE, Clifton VL, Gibson PG, 'Asthma exacerbations during pregnancy are associated with low birth weight', European Respiratory Journal, Switzerland (2005) [C3]
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson
2005Scott NM, Wyper H, Osei-Kumah A, Smith R, Hodgson DM, Clifton VL, 'Sex Differences in Placental Cytokine Expression and their Relationship to Fetal Cortisol', Endocrine Journal:The Endocrine Society of Australia, Proceedings of the 48th Annual Scientific Meeting, Perth, Australia (2005) [E3]
Co-authorsDeborah Hodgson
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]
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy, Deborah Hodgson, Philip Hansbro, Olivia Wynne
2005Murphy VE, Talbot PI, Clifton VL, Gibson PG, 'Severe asthma exacerbations during pregnancy', American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care, New York (2005) [C3]
Co-authorsPeter Gibson, Vanessa Murphy
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]
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson
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]
Co-authorsPeter Gibson, Roger Smith, Vanessa Murphy
2005Murphy VE, Talbot PI, Clifton VL, Gibson PG, 'Severe asthma exacerbations during pregnancy', Respirology, Philadelphia (2005) [C3]
DOI10.1097/01.AOG.0000185281.21716.02
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson
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]
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson
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]
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Vanessa Murphy
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]
Co-authorsPeter Gibson, Vanessa Murphy, Roger Smith
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]
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Peter Gibson, Vanessa Murphy
2004Clifton VL, Murphy VE, Giles WB, 'Gender specific mechanisms of human fetal cortisol metabolism and immunity', Reproductive Sciences, United States (2004) [C3]
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy
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]
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson
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]
Co-authorsPeter Gibson, Vanessa Murphy
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]
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy, Roger Smith
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]
Co-authorsPeter Gibson, Vanessa Murphy
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]
Co-authorsPeter Gibson, Vanessa Murphy, Roger Smith
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]
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson, Roger Smith
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]
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy, Roger Smith, Peter Gibson
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-authorsVanessa Murphy
2003Clifton VL, Fittock R, Murphy VE, Smith R, 'Metabolism of semi-synthetic glucocorticoids by the human placenta', Placenta, United Kingdom (2003) [C3]
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Vanessa Murphy
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]
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Vanessa Murphy
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]
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson, Roger Smith
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]
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson, Roger Smith
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]
Co-authorsVanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson, Roger Smith
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Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Deborah Hodgson, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Professor Kenneth Beagley, Professor Yehuda Shavit
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0188757
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

The role of early life infection in the predisposition to anxiety in adulthood$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Deborah Hodgson, Conjoint Associate Professor Mick Hunter, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Assoc. Prof Marie Dziaddek, Dr Jonathan Hirst
SchemeNear Miss Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0189814
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20082 grants / $575,836

Research Fellowship$537,500

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
SchemeResearch Fellowships
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0187340
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Characterisation of Cardiovascular Adaptation in Newborn Infants$38,336

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamConjoint Professor Ian Wright, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189360
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

20078 grants / $1,549,796

Managing asthma in pregnancy: the MAP study$805,875

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamConjoint Professor Peter Gibson, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Emeritus Professor Michael Hensley, Conjoint Professor Warwick Giles
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0186407
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

HMRI 07-33 Maternal asthma and the growth and survival of infants$590,751

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
SchemeFederal Department of Health and Ageing
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187952
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

Role of p38 MAPK in regulating sex specific placental glucocorticoid receptor function in pregnancies complicated by asthma$50,000

Funding body: Asthma Foundation of New South Wales

Funding bodyAsthma Foundation of New South Wales
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson, Conjoint Professor Warwick Giles
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187258
Type Of FundingDonation - Aust Non Government
Category3AFD
UONY

Nitric Oxide Monitoring System (NIOX)$45,000

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

Beta Radiation Counter Instrument facility$25,670

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor 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
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188194
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Hewlett Packard 7890 series gas chromatograph with accessories$20,000

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamAssociate Professor Lisa Wood, Conjoint Professor Peter Wark, Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson, Associate Professor Jodie Simpson, Doctor Vanessa Murphy, Laureate Professor Paul Foster, Professor Phil Hansbro, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Professor Clare Collins, Conjoint Professor Wayne Smith, Professor John Attia
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188191
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Artist-in-Residence Project$10,000

Funding body: John Boulton

Funding bodyJohn Boulton
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
SchemeRachel Burgess Project
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187812
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

International Federation of Placetal Associations, Kingston Conference Centre, Ontario, Canada, 17/8/2007 - 23/8/2007$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188160
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20068 grants / $724,219

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamLaureate 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
SchemePriority Research Centre
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186945
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

The relationship between eosinophilic inflammation, viral infection and severe asthma exacerbations during pregnancy$50,000

Funding body: Asthma Foundation of New South Wales

Funding bodyAsthma Foundation of New South Wales
Project TeamDoctor Vanessa Murphy, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Emeritus Professor Michael Hensley, Conjoint Professor Warwick Giles, Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186029
Type Of FundingDonation - Aust Non Government
Category3AFD
UONY

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 bodyAsthma Foundation of New South Wales
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson, Professor Roger Smith, Conjoint Professor Warwick Giles, Mrs Pip Talbot
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186137
Type Of FundingDonation - Aust Non Government
Category3AFD
UONY

Viral infections and asthma exacerbations during pregnancy: characteristics, mechanisms and consequences$19,100

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Vanessa Murphy, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Emeritus Professor Michael Hensley, Conjoint Professor Warwick Giles
SchemeNear Miss Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186061
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

Funding body: Asthma Foundation of New South Wales

Funding bodyAsthma Foundation of New South Wales
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Professor Roger Smith, Ms Naomi Scott
SchemePhD Scholarships
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0185987
Type Of FundingDonation - Aust Non Government
Category3AFD
UONY

Neurosteroids in the neonatal brain: potential role in protecting against perinatal brain injury$16,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamProfessor Jon Hirst, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186100
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Perinatal programming of human anxiety disorders$16,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamProfessor Deborah Hodgson, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186104
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Maternal asthma during pregnancy alters placental and fetal response to glucocorticoid in a sexually dimorphic manner$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
SchemeNear Miss Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186132
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20054 grants / $32,805

Effect of maternal asthma during pregnancy on the fetal immune system$18,837

Funding body: Asthma Foundation of New South Wales

Funding bodyAsthma Foundation of New South Wales
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Ms Naomi Scott
SchemePhD Scholarships
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184944
Type Of FundingDonation - Aust Non Government
Category3AFD
UONY

Perinatal programming of the neuroendocrine and immune system: Implications for long term health outcomes$6,029

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Deborah Hodgson, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184734
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

The effect of maternal infection on predisposition towards asthma in adulthood$6,029

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Deborah Hodgson, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Professor Phil Hansbro
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184735
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

DoHAD - 3rd International Congress on $1,910

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185775
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20044 grants / $441,900

The effect of asthma during pregnancy on placental function and fetal development$417,500

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
SchemeCareer Development Fellowships
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183761
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Perinatal neuroendocrine programming of adult immunocompetence$12,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Deborah Hodgson, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183353
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

The effect of maternal inflammation on fetal development, placental function and neonatal immune competence: An animal model of asthma during pregnancy$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Deborah Hodgson, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Professor Phil Hansbro
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183352
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Society of Gynecologic Investigation, 24-28 March 2004, USA$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183882
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20035 grants / $427,550

The effect of asthma during pregnancy on placental function and fetal development$360,000

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0181764
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Sievers NOA 280i Nitric Oxide Analyser$36,650

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamConjoint Professor Peter Gibson, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Conjoint Associate Professor Michael Boyle, Professor Rodney Scott
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0183059
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Roger Smith, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Conjoint Professor Tam Zakar, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bisits
SchemeSpecial Project Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0183114
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

The effect of prenatal exposure to bacteria on placental 11?-HSD activity in the guinea pig: a potential mechanism for altered stress sensitivity in adulthood$11,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Deborah Hodgson, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182318
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Society of Gynecologic Investigation, Washinton DC, USA 25 - 30 March, 2003$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182798
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20024 grants / $103,548

Effect of fetal factors on maternal asthma and fetal outcome.$56,842

Funding body: Asthma Foundation of New South Wales

Funding bodyAsthma Foundation of New South Wales
Project TeamMiss Annette Osei-Kumah, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
SchemePhD Scholarships
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181707
Type Of FundingDonation - Aust Non Government
Category3AFD
UONY

The Impact of Asthma During Pregnancy on Placental Function.$40,000

Funding body: Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Funding bodyRoyal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
SchemeArthur Wilson Memorial Scholarship
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0180992
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Effect of pregnancy on maternal asthma, placental function and fetal development.$5,000

Funding body: Asthma Foundation of New South Wales

Funding bodyAsthma Foundation of New South Wales
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181496
Type Of FundingDonation - Aust Non Government
Category3AFD
UONY

International Federation of Placental Associations Annual Conference, Melbourne 6-10 October, 2002$1,706

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0182161
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20014 grants / $36,001

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 bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Roger Smith, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Doctor Sam Mesiano, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bisits, Conjoint Professor Warwick Giles
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0181174
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Roger Smith, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Doctor Sam Mesiano, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bisits, Conjoint Professor Warwick Giles
SchemeUniversity/NHMRC Equipment Grant Funds
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0181175
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Visit of Dr Qing Gu from 1 August 2001 to 1 November 2001$3,921

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
SchemeVisitor Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0180902
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Annual meeting of Society Gynecologic Investigation, Canada 9-19 March 2001$2,244

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0180695
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20003 grants / $270,737

The impact of servere asthma during pregnancy on placental function and fetal hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal function.$205,737

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0178498
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Effect of severe asthma during pegnancy on placental function and the fetal hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis.$45,000

Funding body: Asthma Foundation of New South Wales

Funding bodyAsthma Foundation of New South Wales
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0179210
Type Of FundingDonation - Aust Non Government
Category3AFD
UONY

Glucocorticoid regulation of prostaglandin pathways involved in pre-term labour.$20,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamConjoint Professor Tam Zakar, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0180170
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

19994 grants / $67,260

Effect of Severe Asthma During Pregnancy on Placental Function and Fetal Outcome$50,000

Funding body: Asthma Foundation of New South Wales

Funding bodyAsthma Foundation of New South Wales
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNoG0178279
Type Of FundingDonation - Aust Non Government
Category3AFD
UONY

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

Funding body: Ramaciotti Foundations

Funding bodyRamaciotti Foundations
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Professor Roger Smith
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNoG0177963
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category1NS
UONY

Young Medical Researcher of the Year.$5,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNoG0179044
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Society of Gynecological Investigation Atlanta, Georgia, USA.$2,067

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNoG0179064
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19985 grants / $237,500

The Effect of Severe Asthma During Pregnancy on Placental Function and Fetal Outcome$130,000

Funding body: Gladys M Brawn Memorial Fellowships

Funding bodyGladys M Brawn Memorial Fellowships
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
SchemePostdoctoral Research Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0178251
Type Of FundingDonation - Aust Non Government
Category3AFD
UONY

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

Funding body: Asthma Foundation of New South Wales

Funding bodyAsthma Foundation of New South Wales
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson, Professor Roger Smith
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0177659
Type Of FundingDonation - Aust Non Government
Category3AFD
UONY

Effect of severe asthma during pregnancy on placental function and fetal outcome.$11,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0177211
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Travel to Dept of Physiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada$5,000

Funding body: Ramaciotti Foundations

Funding bodyRamaciotti Foundations
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0177719
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category1NS
UONY

Effect of CRH and oxytocin on connexin formation in the human myometrium in vitro$1,000

Funding body: Ian Potter Foundation

Funding bodyIan Potter Foundation
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0177885
Type Of FundingDonation - Aust Non Government
Category3AFD
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2007Characteristics of Sex-specific Differences in Cardiovascular Adaptation in the First 2 Years of Life
Paediatrics, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2006Analysis of stillbirths from the john HUnter hospital Obstetric Database 1995-199
Epidemiology, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2012Effect of Maternal Asthma During Pregnancy on Aspects of Placental Immune Function
Medical Studies, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2011Impact of Neonatal Infection on Adult Hippocampal Glucocorticoid and Mineralocorticoid Receptors and Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Outcomes
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2011Human Endogenous Retroviruses and Immune Tolerance in Pregnancy
General Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2010Syncytin and Placental Exosomes: New Insights in Immunology of Pregnancy
Medical Studies, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2009Effect 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
Principal Supervisor
2008The Influence of Sex-Specific Differences in Feto-Placental Glucocorticoid Metabolism on the Preterm Microvasculature and Transitional Circulation
General Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2005Glucocorticoid receptor expression in placentae of pregnancies complicated by asthma.
Biol Sc Not Elsewhere Classifd, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2004The Effect of Maternal Asthma During Pregnancy on Placental Function and Fetal Development
General Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2004Effect of inhaled glucocorticoids on 11 beta HSD2 activity in placentae of pregnancies complicated by asthma
Biol Sc Not Elsewhere Classifd, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2003Effect of CRH on microvascular function during pregnancy
Biol Sc Not Elsewhere Classifd, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2003Why are females more sensitive than males to inflammatory stimuli
Biol Sc Not Elsewhere Classifd, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2002Placental metabolism of semi-synthetic glucocorticoids
Biol Sc Not Elsewhere Classifd, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2001Prostaglandin production in human placenta and membranes
Biol Sc Not Elsewhere Classifd, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2001Effect of CRH on microvascular function in human skin
Biochemistry & Cell Biology, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2000Effect of inflammatory cytokines on myometrial connexins
Biol Sc Not Elsewhere Classifd, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
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Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton

Position

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

Contact Details

Emailvicki.clifton@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4985 5641
Fax(02) 4921 4394

Office

RoomJHH
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