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

Code Description Percentage
110299 Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology not elsewhere classified 25
110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified 25
111499 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/09/2004 - 1/12/2007 Treasurer Endocrine Society of Australia
Australia
1/01/2004 - 1/12/2008 Fellow NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
1/01/2004 - 1/12/2004 Research Development Manager University of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/2004 - 1/12/2007 NHMRC Career Development Award University of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/2000 - 1/12/2002 Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/1998 - 1/12/1999 Brawn Postdoctoral Fellow University of Newcastle
Australia
1/07/1995 - 1/12/1996 Postdoctoral Fellow

Fetal Physiology

University of Toronto
Department Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Physiology, Faculty of Medicine
Canada

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Executive Committee Member/ Treasurer Endocrine Society of Australia
Australia
Member - Australian Society of Medical Research Australian Society of Medical Research
Australia
Member - Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand
Australia
Member - Developmental Origins of Adult Disease Developmental Origins of Adult Disease
Australia
Member - Society of Gynecologic Investigation Society of Gynecologic Investigation
Australia
NHMRC GRP Panel Member NHMRC GRP
Obstetric/ gynaecology/ paediatric/ neonatal GRP
Australia
Executive Committee Member International Federation of Placental Associations
Australia

Awards

Research Award

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

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2003 Plenary 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2006 Murphy VE, Smith R, Giles WB, Clifton VL, 'The role of the mother, placenta, and fetus in the control of fetal growth during human pregnancy', Perinatal Programming: Early Life Determinants of Adult Health & Disease, Taylor & Francis, London 3-16 (2006) [B1]
Co-authors Roger Smith, Vanessa Murphy
2005 Smith R, Mesiano S, Nicholson RC, Clifton VL, Zakar T, Chan EC, et al., 'The Regulation of Human Parturition', Birth, Distress and Disease: Placental-Brain Interactions, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 77-90 (2005) [B1]
Co-authors Roger Smith
2004 Smith R, Mesiano S, Nicholson RC, Zakar T, Chan EC, Bisits AM, et al., 'Control of the length of gestation: lessons from women', Preterm Birth, RCOG Press, London 13-27 (2004) [B1]
Co-authors Roger Smith
2000 Smith R, Changs E-C, Mesiano S, Nicholson R, Cheng Y-H, Bowman M, et al., 'Regulation of parturition: The role of CRH', Hormones and Women's Health The Reproductive Years, Harwood Academic Publishers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 215-219 (2000) [B1]
Co-authors Roger Smith, Maria Bowman, Gemma Madsen, John Fitter
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Journal article (68 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Zouikr 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]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0098382
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Christopher Dayas, Deborah Hodgson
2014 Dyson 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]
DOI 10.14814/phy2.12145
Co-authors Ian Wright, Hannah Palliser, Joanna Latter
2014 Zouikr 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2013.11.016
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Deborah Hodgson, Robert Callister
2014 Zouikr 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 mechanic... [more]

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.

DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0098382
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Christopher Dayas, Deborah Hodgson
2012 Wynne OL, Horvat JC, Smith R, Hansbro PM, Clifton VL, Hodgson DM, 'Effect of neonatal respiratory infection on adult BALB/c hippocampal glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid receptors', Developmental Psychobiology, 54 568-575 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Jay Horvat, Deborah Hodgson, Olivia Wynne, Roger Smith, Philip Hansbro
2012 McLernon PC, Wood LG, Murphy VE, Hodyl NA, Clifton VL, 'Circulating antioxidant profile of pregnant women with asthma', Clinical Nutrition, 31 99-107 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Lisa Wood, Vanessa Murphy
2012 McLernon 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.clnme.2012.01.004
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Lisa Wood
2011 Scott NM, Hodyl NA, Osei-Kumah A, Stark MJ, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'The presence of maternal asthma during pregnancy suppresses the placental pro-inflammatory response to an immune challenge in vitro', Placenta, 32 454-461 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Roger Smith
2011 Wynne OL, Horvat JC, Kim RY, Ong LK, Smith R, Hansbro PM, et al., 'Neonatal respiratory infection and adult re-infection: Effect on glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid receptors in the hippocampus in BALB/c mice', Brain Behavior and Immunity, 25 1214-1222 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.bbi.2011.03.014
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Deborah Hodgson, Philip Hansbro, Roger Smith, Olivia Wynne, Jay Horvat, Linkooi Ong
2011 Wynne OL, Horvat JC, Osei-Kumah A, Smith R, Hansbro PM, Clifton VL, Hodgson DM, 'Early life infection alters adult BALB/c hippocampal gene expression in a sex specific manner', Stress-the International Journal on the Biology of Stress, 14 247-261 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.3109/10253890.2010.532576
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Deborah Hodgson, Philip Hansbro, Roger Smith, Olivia Wynne, Jay Horvat
2011 Hodyl NA, Stark MJ, Osei-Kumah A, Bowman M, Gibson PG, Clifton VL, 'Fetal glucocorticoid-regulated pathways are not affected by inhaled corticosteroid use for asthma during pregnancy', American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 183 716-722 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1164/rccm.201007-1188oc
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Peter Gibson, Maria Bowman
2010 Hodyl 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.physbeh.2010.02.013
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Deborah Hodgson, Rohan Walker
2010 Murphy VE, Clifton VL, Gibson PG, 'The effect of cigarette smoking on asthma control during exacerbations in pregnant women', Thorax, 65 739-744 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1136/thx.2009.124941
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 17
Co-authors Peter Gibson, Vanessa Murphy
2010 Hodyl NA, Wyper HJ, Osei-Kumah A, Scott NM, Murphy VE, Gibson PG, et al., 'Sex-specific associations between cortisol and birth weight in pregnancies complicated by asthma are not due to differential glucocorticoid receptor expression', Thorax, 65 677-683 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1136/thx.2009.123091
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Roger Smith, Vanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson
2010 Osei-Kumah A, Wark PA, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'Asthma during pregnancy alters immune cell profile and airway epithelial chemokine release', Inflammation Research, 59 349-358 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00011-009-0102-y
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Roger Smith, Peter Wark
2010 Clifton VL, Hodyl NA, Murphy VE, Giles WB, Baxter RC, Smith R, 'Effect of maternal asthma, inhaled glucocorticoids and cigarette use during pregnancy on the newborn insulin-like growth factor axis', Growth Hormone and IGF Research, 20 39-48 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ghir.2009.07.004
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Roger Smith
2009 Scott NM, Hodyl NA, Murphy VE, Osei-Kumah A, Wyper H, Hodgson DM, et al., 'Placental cytokine expression covaries with maternal asthma severity and fetal sex', Journal of Immunology, 182 1411-1420 (2009) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 37Web of Science - 33
Co-authors Deborah Hodgson, Vanessa Murphy, Roger Smith
2009 Stark 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]
DOI 10.1203/PDR.0b013e318193edf1
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Ian Wright
2009 Stark MJ, Clifton VL, Wright IM, 'Carbon monoxide is a significant mediator of cardiovascular status following preterm birth', Pediatrics, 124 277-284 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1542/peds.2008-0877
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Ian Wright
2009 Stark 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]
DOI 10.1152/ajpregu.00175.2009
Citations Scopus - 49Web of Science - 49
Co-authors Ian Wright
2009 Vu 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]
DOI 10.1071/rd08224
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Ian Wright, Jon Hirst, Hannah Palliser
2008 Osei-Kumah A, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'Maternal and cord plasma cytokine and chemokine profile in pregnancies complicated by asthma', Cytokine, 43 187-193 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.cyto.2008.05.008
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Roger Smith
2008 Stark 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]
DOI 10.1136/adc.2007.123539
Citations Scopus - 27Web of Science - 22
Co-authors Ian Wright
2008 Engel PJ, Smith R, Brinsmead MW, Bowe SJ, Clifton VL, 'Male sex and pre-existing diabetes are independent risk factors for stillbirth', Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 48 375-383 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1479-828x.2008.00863.x
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 23
Co-authors Roger Smith
2008 Johnson RF, Rennie N, Murphy VE, Zakar T, Clifton VL, Smith R, 'Expression of glucocorticoid receptor messenger ribonucleic acid transcripts in the human placenta at term', Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 93 4887-4893 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1210/jc.2008-1077
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 19
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Roger Smith
2008 Stark MJ, Clifton VL, Wright IM, 'Sex-specific differences in peripheral microvascular blood flow in preterm infants', Pediatric Research, 63 415-419 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1203/01.pdr.0000304937.38669.63
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 32
Co-authors Ian Wright
2008 Mayhew 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.placenta.2008.01.011
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 17
2008 Hodyl 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.jneuroim.2008.06.041
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Deborah Hodgson
2007 Tolosa Gonzalez JM, Schjenken JE, Civiti TD, Clifton VL, Smith R, 'Column-based method to simultaneously extract DNA, RNA, and proteins from the same sample', Biotechniques, 43 799-804 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.2144/000112594
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 22
Co-authors Roger Smith
2007 Clifton 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.jchromb.2007.05.041
2007 Murphy VE, Fittock RJ, Zarzycki PK, Delahunty MM, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'Metabolism of synthetic steroids by the human placenta', Placenta, 28 39-46 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.placenta.2005.12.010
Citations Scopus - 39Web of Science - 30
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Roger Smith
2007 Hodyl 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.jneuroim.2007.07.021
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 27
Co-authors Deborah Hodgson
2007 Hodyl 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.bbr.2006.12.008
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Rohan Walker, Deborah Hodgson
2006 Murphy VE, Clifton VL, Gibson PG, 'Asthma exacerbations during pregnancy: incidence and association with adverse pregnancy outcomes', Thorax, 61 169-176 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1136/thx.2005.049718
Citations Scopus - 113Web of Science - 102
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson
2006 Osei-Kumah A, Ammit AJ, Smith R, Ge Q, Clifton VL, 'Inflammatory mediator release in normal bronchial smooth muscle cells is altered by pregnant maternal and fetal plasma independent of asthma', Placenta, 27 847-852 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.placenta.2005.08.007
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Roger Smith
2006 Murphy VE, Smith R, Giles WB, Clifton VL, 'Endocrine regulation of human fetal growth: The role of the mother, placenta, and fetus', Endocrine Reviews, 27 141-169 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1210/er.2005-0011
Citations Scopus - 227Web of Science - 195
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Roger Smith
2006 Murphy VE, Johnson RF, Wang YC, Akinsanya K, Gibson PG, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'Proteomic study of plasma proteins in pregnant women with asthma', Respirology, 11 41-48 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2006.00782.x
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 18
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson, Roger Smith
2006 Clifton 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]
2006 Zarzycki PK, Kulhanek KM, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'Determination of steroids in human plasma using temperature-dependent inclusion chromatography for metabolomic investigations', Journal of Chromatography A, 1104 203-208 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.chroma.2005.11.119
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 27
Co-authors Roger Smith
2006 Stark 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.jsgi.2006.06.006
Citations Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Ian Wright
2006 Clifton 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2006.00543.x
Citations Scopus - 40Web of Science - 31
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy
2005 Clifton 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.placenta.2004.10.018
2005 Vanderlelie 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.placenta.2004.04.002
2005 Clifton 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]
DOI 10.1007/s00441-005-1117-5
2005 Murphy VE, Gibson PG, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'Asthma during pregnancy: mechanisms and treatment implications', European Respiratory Journal, 25 731-750 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1183/09031936.05.00085704
Citations Scopus - 80Web of Science - 65
Co-authors Peter Gibson, Roger Smith, Vanessa Murphy
2005 Murphy 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]
DOI 10.1183/09031936.05.00135604
Citations Scopus - 43Web of Science - 32
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson
2005 Clifton VL, Crompton R, Read MA, Gibson PG, Smith R, Wright IM, 'Microvascular Effects of Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone in Human Skin Vary in Relation to Estrogen Concentration During the Menstrual Cycle', Journal of Endocrinology, 186 69-76 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1677/joe.1.06030
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Ian Wright, Roger Smith, Peter Gibson
2005 Murphy VE, Johnson RF, Wang Y-C, Akinsanya K, Gibson PG, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'The Effect of Maternal Asthma on Placental and Cord Blood Protein Profiles', Society for Gynecological Investigation Journal, 12 349-355 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jsgi.2005.01.024
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Roger Smith, Peter Gibson
2005 Murphy VE, Gibson PG, Talbot PI, Clifton VL, 'Severe asthma exacerbations during pregnancy', Obstetrics and Gynecology, 106 1046-1054 (2005) [C1]
Co-authors Peter Gibson, Vanessa Murphy
2004 Johnson 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]
DOI 10.1210/jc.2004-0540
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 15
2004 Clifton 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.placenta.2004.01.004
Citations Web of Science - 63
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy
2003 Crompton R, Clifton VL, Bisits AM, Read MA, Smith R, Wright IM, 'Corticotropin-releasing hormone causes vasodilation in human skin via mast cell-dependent pathways', Journal Of Clinical Endocrinology And Metabolism, 88 5427-5432 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1210/jc.2003-030377
Citations Scopus - 56Web of Science - 47
Co-authors Ian Wright, Roger Smith
2003 Murphy 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]
DOI 10.1016/S0143-4004(03)00103-6
Citations Scopus - 64Web of Science - 59
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy
2003 Murphy VE, Gibson PG, Giles WB, Zakar T, Smith R, Bisits AM, et al., 'Maternal Asthma Is Associated with Reduced Female Fetal Growth', American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, 168 1317-1323 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1164/rccm.200303-374OC
Citations Scopus - 127Web of Science - 119
Co-authors Peter Gibson, Roger Smith, Vanessa Murphy
2003 Smith R, Mesiano S, Clifton VL, Chan EC, Zakar T, Nicholson RC, et al., 'The Pathway to Human Birth', Cuadernos de Medicina Reproductiva, 9 43-51 (2003) [C1]
Co-authors Roger Smith
2002 Clifton VL, Crompton R, Smith R, Wright ML, 'Microvascular Effects of CRH in Human Skin Vary in Relation to Gender', The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 87(1) 267-270 (2002) [C1]
DOI 10.1210/jc.87.1.267
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 25
Co-authors Ian Wright, Roger Smith
2002 Murphy VE, Zakar T, Smith R, Giles WB, Gibson PG, Clifton VL, 'Reduced 11 -Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase Type 2 Activity Is Associated with Decreased Birth Weight Centile in Pregnancies Complicated by Asthma', The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 87(4) 1660-1668 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 91Web of Science - 88
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson, Roger Smith
2002 Clifton VL, Wallace EM, Smith R, 'Short-term effects of glucocorticoids in the human fetal-placental circulation in vitro', Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 87 2838-2842 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 22
Co-authors Roger Smith
2002 O'Dwyer DT, Clifton VL, Hall AL, Smith R, Robinson P, Crock PA, 'Pituitary Autoantibodies in Lymphocytic Hypophysitis Target Both - and - Enolase - A Link with Pregnancy?', Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry, 110(1-2) 94-98 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 49
Co-authors Roger Smith
2002 Schwartz J, Revskoy S, Redei E, Clifton VL, Smith R, Cherny R, 'Corticotrophs and peptides', Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry, 110 146-153 (2002) [C1]
Co-authors Roger Smith
2002 Holloway AC, Howe DC, Chan G, Clifton VL, Smith R, Challis RG, 'Urocortin: A mechanism for the sustained activation of the HPA axis in the late gestation ovine fetus?', American Journal of Physiology ¿ Endocrinology and Metabolism, 283 165-171 (2002) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Roger Smith
2001 Clifton VL, Giles WB, Smith R, Bisits AM, Hempenstall P, Kessell C, Gibson PG, 'Alterations of Placental Vascular Function in Asthmatic Pregnancies', American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 164 546-553 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 44Web of Science - 36
Co-authors Roger Smith, Peter Gibson
2000 McLean M, Bowman M, Clifton VL, Smith R, Grossman AB, 'Expression of the Heme Oxygenase-Carbon Monoxide Signalling system in Human Placenta', The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 85 2345-2349 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 41Web of Science - 36
Co-authors Roger Smith, Maria Bowman
2000 Clifton VL, Qing G, Murphy VE, Schwartz J, Madsen GM, Smith R, 'Localization and Characterization of Urocortin during Human Pregancy', Placenta, 21 782-788 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 44Web of Science - 39
Co-authors Roger Smith, Gemma Madsen, Vanessa Murphy
1996 Clifton VL, Read MA, Boura ALA, Robinson PJ, Smith R, 'Adrenocorticotropin causes vasodilatation in the human fetal-placental circulation', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, 81 1406-1410 (1996)
DOI 10.1210/jc.81.4.1406
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 20
Co-authors Roger Smith
1995 CLIFTON VL, OWENS PC, ROBINSON PJ, SMITH R, 'IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF A CORTICOTROPIN-RELEASING HORMONE-RECEPTOR IN HUMAN PLACENTA', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGY, 133 591-597 (1995)
Citations Scopus - 35Web of Science - 34
Co-authors Roger Smith
1992 CLIFTON VL, HUSBAND AJ, KAY DJ, 'LOCAL IMMUNITY IN THE MALE REPRODUCTIVE-TRACT', IMMUNOLOGY AND CELL BIOLOGY, 70 301-307 (1992)
DOI 10.1038/icb.1992.38
Citations Web of Science - 8
1989 HUSBAND AJ, CLIFTON VL, 'ROLE OF INTESTINAL IMMUNIZATION IN URINARY-TRACT DEFENSE', IMMUNOLOGY AND CELL BIOLOGY, 67 371-376 (1989)
DOI 10.1038/icb.1989.53
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 11
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Conference (92 outputs)

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2012 Aboustate 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]
2012 Ali 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]
2012 Clifton 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]
2012 Hodyl 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]
2012 Osei-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]
2012 Powell 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]
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson, Michael Hensley
2012 Wright 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-authors Joanna Latter, Ian Wright
2012 Wright 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-authors Joanna Latter, Ian Wright
2011 Wright 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-authors Ian Wright, Joanna Latter
2010 Hodyl NA, Smith R, Bisits AM, Gibson PG, Clifton VL, 'The effect of inhaled corticosteroids on maternal and fetal systemic function and placental activity in women with asthma', Reproductive Sciences, Orlando, Florida (2010) [E3]
DOI 10.1177/193371912010173s003
Co-authors Peter Gibson, Roger Smith
2010 Osei-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]
2010 McLernon 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-authors Lisa Wood, Vanessa Murphy
2010 Fogarty 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]
2010 Tolosa Gonzalez JM, Schjenken JE, Clifton VL, Smith R, 'A new function for the fusogenic endogenous retroviral envelope protein syncytin-1: assessment of its immunosuppressive properties', The Endocrine Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting Proceedings and Abstract Book, Sydney (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Roger Smith
2010 McLernon 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-authors Vanessa Murphy, Lisa Wood
2010 Tolosa Gonzalez JM, Schjenken JE, Clifton VL, Smith R, 'The retroviral envelope protein syncytin-1 is immunosuppressive and has hijacked the exosomal pathway in the human placenta', Placenta, Kumamoto, Japan (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Roger Smith
2010 Schjenken JE, Tolosa Gonzalez JM, Clifton VL, Smith R, 'The endogenous retroviral envelope protein syncytin-1 inhibits the release of TNF alpha and IFN gamma in human blood cells', Journal of Reproductive Immunology, Palm Grove, QLD (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Roger Smith
2010 Stark 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]
2010 Wright 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-authors Joanna Latter, Ian Wright
2010 Hodyl NA, Stark MJ, Osei-Kumah A, Bowman M, Clifton VL, 'The effect of inhaled corticosteroid treatment for asthma during pregnancy on markers of maternal, placental and fetal systemic function', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health: Abstracts of the 14th Annual Congress of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand 2010, Wellington, NZ (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Maria Bowman
2010 McLaughlin 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-authors Peter Gibson, Michael Hensley
2009 Schjenken JE, Tolosa Gonzalez JM, Clifton VL, Smith R, 'Corticotrophin releasing hormone modulates the production of immunosuppressive factors FasL, Syncytin and Exosomes by the human placenta', Reproductive Sciences, Glasgow, Scotland (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Roger Smith
2009 Wright 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2009.01475.x
Co-authors Ian Wright, Anthony Smith
2008 Wynne OL, Horvat JC, Smith R, Hansbro PM, Clifton VL, Hodgson DM, 'Impact of neonatal infection on adult hippocampal glucocorticoid receptor, mineralocorticoid receptor and corticotrophin releasing hormone mRNA abundance', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Hobart, TAS (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Olivia Wynne, Jay Horvat, Roger Smith, Philip Hansbro, Deborah Hodgson
2008 Wright 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2008.01299.x
Co-authors Ian Wright
2008 Stark 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2008.01299.x
Co-authors Ian Wright
2008 Stark 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2008.01297.x
Co-authors Ian Wright
2008 Murphy 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-authors Peter Gibson, Vanessa Murphy
2008 Wynne OL, Horvat JC, Smith R, Hansbro PM, Clifton VL, Hodgson DM, 'Impact of neonatal infection on adult hippocampal glucocorticoid receptor and mineralocorticoid receptor abundance', 15th Annual Meeting of the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society: Program, Madison, WISC (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Deborah Hodgson, Philip Hansbro, Roger Smith, Olivia Wynne, Jay Horvat
2008 Osei-Kumah A, Wark PA, Smith R, Ammit A, Clifton VL, 'A model of pregnancy induced changes in asthma', 51st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia and Society of Reproductive Biology: Meeting Proceedings and Abstract Book, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Roger Smith, Peter Wark
2008 Hodyl N, Wyper H, Scott NM, Osei-Kumah A, Murphy VE, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'Relationship between placental glucocorticoid receptor expression and fetal growth in pregnancies complicated by asthma', 51st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia and Society of Reproductive Biology: Meeting Proceedings and Abstract Book, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Roger Smith
2008 Burgess R, Clifton VL, 'Micro-chimerism: Mother and child', ArtsHealth Symposium #1. Program and Abstracts, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]
2008 Stark 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-authors Ian Wright
2008 Stark 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-authors Ian Wright
2007 Tolosa Gonzalez JM, Schjenken JE, Scott NM, Clifton VL, Smith R, 'Immunosuppressive properties of a synthetic peptide analogous to human syncytin immunosuppressive peptide', Endocrine Journal, Christchurch, N.Z. (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Roger Smith
2007 Hodyl 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-authors Ian Wright
2007 Schjenken JE, Tolosa Gonzalez JM, Clifton VL, Smith R, 'Potential role of CRH in mediating immune function in pregnancy', Endocrine Journal, Christchurch, New Zealand (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Roger Smith
2007 Hodyl 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-authors Deborah Hodgson
2007 Stark 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-authors Ian Wright
2007 Scott NM, Stark MJ, Wright IM, Hodgson DM, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'Placental inflammatory response in pregnancies complicated by preterm delivery or asthma', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Melbourne (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Deborah Hodgson, Roger Smith, Ian Wright
2007 Stark MJ, Clifton VL, Wright IM, 'Sexually dimorphic differences in microvascular function influence physiological stability following premature birth', Microcirculation, Milwaukee, Wisc. (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Ian Wright
2007 Zamudio 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]
2007 Tolosa Gonzalez JM, Schjenken JE, Clifton VL, Smith R, 'Evidence for syncytin expression in human placental exosomes', Reproductive Sciences (Scientific Program & Abstracts: 54th Annual Meeting, SGI), Reno, Nevada (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Roger Smith
2007 Wynne OL, Horvat JC, Smith R, Hansbro PM, Clifton VL, Hodgson DM, 'Impact of neonatal infection on adult hippocampal corticosterone receptor abundance and circulating corticosterone', Early Human Development, Perth (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Deborah Hodgson, Philip Hansbro, Jay Horvat, Olivia Wynne, Roger Smith
2007 Stark 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-authors Ian Wright
2007 Schjenken JE, Tolosa Gonzalez JM, Civiti TD, Clifton VL, Smith R, 'An improved method to simultaneously extract DNA, RNA and protein from the same sample', Endocrine Journal, Christchurch, N.Z. (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Roger Smith
2007 Stark 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-authors Ian Wright
2007 Wynne 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-authors Deborah Hodgson, Philip Hansbro, Olivia Wynne, Jay Horvat
2007 Stark 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-authors Ian Wright
2007 Scott NM, Stark MJ, Wright IM, Hodgson DM, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'Response of placental explants from term and preterm pregnancies to an immune challenge', Reproductive Sciences (Scientific Program & Abstracts: 54th Annual Meeting, SGI), Reno, Nevada (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Ian Wright, Deborah Hodgson, Roger Smith
2007 Murphy 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-authors Vanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson
2007 Talbot 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-authors Ian Wright, Joerg Mattes
2007 Stark 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-authors Ian Wright
2007 Clifton 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]
2007 Clifton 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-authors Ian Wright
2006 Stark 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-authors Ian Wright
2006 Scott NM, Stark MJ, Wright IM, Hodgson DM, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'Differences in tumour mecrosis factor alpha production by term and preterm placentae', Endocrine Journal-Continuation of Endocrinologia Japonica, Queensland, Australia (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Ian Wright, Deborah Hodgson, Roger Smith
2006 Clifton 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]
2006 Stark 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-authors Ian Wright
2006 Micallef 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-authors Manohar Garg, Vanessa Murphy, Lisa Wood
2006 Wright 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)
Co-authors Ian Wright
2006 Clifton VL, Wyper H, Smith R, Johnson RF, Osei-Kumah A, 'Placental glucocorticoid receptor expression in pregnancies complicated by asthma (poster presentation)', Journal of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation (Vol. 13, no. 2: 667) Scientific Program and Abstracts 53rd Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Roger Smith
2006 Clifton 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]
2006 Osei-Kumah A, Ammit A, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'Maternal and cord plasma cytokine profiles in pregnancies complicated by asthma (Poster presentation)', Journal of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation (Vol. 13, no. 2: 667) Scientific Program and Abstracts 53rd Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Roger Smith
2006 Stark 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-authors Ian Wright
2006 Scott NM, Wyper HJ, Osei-Kumah A, Smith R, Murphy VE, Clifton VL, 'Sex specific differences in placental cytokine expression and their relationship to fetal glucocorticoid exposure', Journal of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation. Scientific Program and Abstracts 53rd Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Roger Smith, Vanessa Murphy
2005 Murphy 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]
Citations Web of Science - 84
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson
2005 Murphy VE, Clifton VL, Gibson PG, 'Asthma exacerbations during pregnancy are associated with low birth weight', European Respiratory Journal, Switzerland (2005) [C3]
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson
2005 Scott 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-authors Deborah Hodgson
2005 Wynne 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-authors Deborah Hodgson, Philip Hansbro, Vanessa Murphy, Olivia Wynne
2005 Murphy VE, Talbot PI, Clifton VL, Gibson PG, 'Severe asthma exacerbations during pregnancy', American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care, New York (2005) [C3]
Co-authors Peter Gibson, Vanessa Murphy
2005 Murphy 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-authors Peter Gibson, Vanessa Murphy
2005 Gibson PG, Giles WB, Zakar T, Smith R, Kessell CG, Clifton VL, Murphy VE, 'Inflammatory factors have sex-specified effects on fetal growth in humans', Ceska Gynekologie, Czech Republic (2005) [C3]
Co-authors Roger Smith, Peter Gibson, Vanessa Murphy
2005 Murphy VE, Talbot PI, Clifton VL, Gibson PG, 'Severe asthma exacerbations during pregnancy', Respirology, Philadelphia (2005) [C3]
DOI 10.1097/01.AOG.0000185281.21716.02
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson
2005 Murphy 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-authors Peter Gibson, Vanessa Murphy
2005 Fittock R, Murphy VE, Smith R, Zarzycki PK, Clifton VL, 'Metabolism of synthetic glucocorticoids used for the treatment of asthma by placental 11beta-hydoxysteroid dehydrogenase 2', Endocrine Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, 22-25 Sept, 2002, Adelaide (2005) [E3]
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Roger Smith
2004 Gibson PG, Murphy VE, Kessell CG, Talbot PI, Giles WB, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'Effect of fetal gender on maternal athsma during pregnancy', American Journal of Respiratory Care, Not Known (2004) [C3]
Co-authors Peter Gibson, Vanessa Murphy, Roger Smith
2004 Talbot PI, Murphy VE, Kessell CG, Giles WB, Smith R, Gibson PG, Clifton VL, 'Effect of fetal gender on maternal asthma during pregnancy', Respirology, Australia (2004) [C3]
Co-authors Roger Smith, Peter Gibson, Vanessa Murphy
2004 Clifton VL, Murphy VE, Giles WB, 'Gender specific mechanisms of human fetal cortisol metabolism and immunity', Reproductive Sciences, United States (2004) [C3]
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy
2004 Murphy 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-authors Vanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson
2004 Clifton 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-authors Peter Gibson, Vanessa Murphy
2004 Delahunty M, Fittock R, Murphy VE, Smith R, Zarzycki PK, Clifton VL, 'Metabolism of synthetic glucocortcoids used for the treatment of asthma by the human placenta', Conference of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, 15-19 March, 2004, Sydney (2004) [E3]
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Roger Smith
2004 Murphy 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-authors Peter Gibson, Vanessa Murphy
2003 Murphy VE, Gibson PG, Giles WB, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'A novel model for examining fetal growth restriction in human pregnancy', Reproductive Sciences, United States (2003) [C3]
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Roger Smith, Peter Gibson
2003 Murphy VE, Johnson RF, Wang Y, Akinsanya K, Gibson PG, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'A proteomic analysis of maternal plasma, umbilical cord plasma and placenta in asthmatic and non-asthmatic pregnancies', Australian Society for Medical Research, National Scientific Conference, Glenelg, 22-24 Nov, 2003, Not Known (2003) [E3]
Co-authors Peter Gibson, Roger Smith, Vanessa Murphy
2003 Murphy VE, Gibson PG, Giles WB, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'The effect of fetal gender on maternal inflammation and lung function in asthmatic pregnancies', Endocrine Society of Australia Annual Meeting, Melbourne 14-17 Sept, 2003, Melbourne (2003) [E3]
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson, Roger Smith
2003 Scott 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 Vanessa Murphy
2003 Clifton VL, Fittock R, Murphy VE, Smith R, 'Metabolism of semi-synthetic glucocorticoids by the human placenta', Placenta, United Kingdom (2003) [C3]
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Roger Smith
2002 Murphy VE, Zakar T, Smith R, Giles WB, Kessell CG, Clifton VL, 'Maternal asthma affects fetal growth in a gender specific manner and is associated with reduced placental 11beta-HSD2 activity and altered sensitivity to cortisol', Reproductive Sciences, United States (2002) [C3]
Co-authors Roger Smith, Vanessa Murphy
2002 Murphy VE, Gibson PG, Giles WB, Zakar T, Smith R, Kessell CG, Clifton VL, 'Sex-specific changes in placental function and fetal growth and development in pregnancies complicated by ashtma', Endocrine Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, 22-25 Sept, 2002, Adelaide (2002) [E3]
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson, Roger Smith
2001 Murphy VE, Zakar T, Gibson PG, Giles WB, Smith R, Clifton VL, 'Pleacental 11beta-HSD2 activity in asthmatic women', Reproductive sciences, United States (2001) [C3]
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson, Roger Smith
2001 Murphy VE, Zakar T, Smith R, Giles WB, Gibson PG, Clifton VL, 'A potential mechnism for growth retardation in pregnancies complicated by asthma', Endocrine Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Gold Coast, 9-12 Sept, 2001, Gold Coast (2001) [E3]
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson, Roger Smith
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The Ontogeny of Pain Behaviour: A Novel Neuroimmune Pathway.$150,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Deborah Hodgson, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Professor Kenneth Beagley, Professor Yehuda Shavit
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0188757
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
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The role of early life infection in the predisposition to anxiety in adulthood$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Deborah Hodgson, Conjoint Associate Professor Mick Hunter, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Assoc. Prof Marie Dziaddek, Dr Jonathan Hirst
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189814
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20082 grants / $575,836

Research Fellowship$537,500

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
Scheme Research Fellowships
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0187340
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Characterisation of Cardiovascular Adaptation in Newborn Infants$38,336

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Conjoint Professor Ian Wright, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189360
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20078 grants / $1,549,796

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

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Emeritus Professor Michael Hensley, Conjoint Professor Warwick Giles
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0186407
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
Scheme Federal Department of Health and Ageing
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187952
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

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 body Asthma Foundation of New South Wales
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson, Conjoint Professor Warwick Giles
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187258
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

Nitric Oxide Monitoring System (NIOX)$45,000

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

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, Laureate Professor Paul Foster, Professor Phil Hansbro, Associate Professor Lisa Wood
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188193
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Beta Radiation Counter Instrument facility$25,670

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

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

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

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Associate 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
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188191
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Artist-in-Residence Project$10,000

Funding body: John Boulton

Funding body John Boulton
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
Scheme Rachel Burgess Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187812
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188160
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20068 grants / $724,219

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

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

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

Funding body: Asthma Foundation of New South Wales

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
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186029
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

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

Funding body: Asthma Foundation of New South Wales

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

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Vanessa Murphy, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Emeritus Professor Michael Hensley, Conjoint Professor Warwick Giles
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186061
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: Asthma Foundation of New South Wales

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

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

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Jon Hirst, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186100
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Perinatal programming of human anxiety disorders$16,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Deborah Hodgson, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186104
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186132
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body Asthma Foundation of New South Wales
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Ms Naomi Scott
Scheme PhD Scholarships
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184944
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Deborah Hodgson, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184734
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Deborah Hodgson, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Professor Phil Hansbro
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184735
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

DoHAD - 3rd International Congress on $1,910

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185775
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
Scheme Career Development Fellowships
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183761
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Perinatal neuroendocrine programming of adult immunocompetence$12,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Deborah Hodgson, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183353
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Deborah Hodgson, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Professor Phil Hansbro
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183352
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183882
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0181764
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Sievers NOA 280i Nitric Oxide Analyser$36,650

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Conjoint Associate Professor Michael Boyle, Professor Rodney Scott
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183059
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

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

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Deborah Hodgson, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182318
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182798
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body Asthma Foundation of New South Wales
Project Team Miss Annette Osei-Kumah, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
Scheme PhD Scholarships
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181707
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

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

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

Funding body Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
Scheme Arthur Wilson Memorial Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0180992
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

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

Funding body: Asthma Foundation of New South Wales

Funding body Asthma Foundation of New South Wales
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181496
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182161
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

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

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
Scheme Visitor Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180902
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180695
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0178498
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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 body Asthma Foundation of New South Wales
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0179210
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

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

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Conjoint Professor Tam Zakar, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0180170
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

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 body Asthma Foundation of New South Wales
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0178279
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

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

Funding body: Ramaciotti Foundations

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

Young Medical Researcher of the Year.$5,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0179044
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0179064
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body Gladys M Brawn Memorial Fellowships
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
Scheme Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0178251
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

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

Funding body: Asthma Foundation of New South Wales

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

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177211
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: Ramaciotti Foundations

Funding body Ramaciotti Foundations
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177719
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

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

Funding body: Ian Potter Foundation

Funding body Ian Potter Foundation
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177885
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed15
Current2

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.3

Current Supervision

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

Past Supervision

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

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

Office

Room JHH
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