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Associate Professor Kym Rae

Associate Professor

University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health (Indigenous Health)

Combining science, art, and community for better perinatal outcomes

As Director of the Gomeroi gaaynggal Arts Health and Research Programs, Associate Professor Kym Rae creates a link between community and research scientists, working together to facilitate tangible improvements to Indigenous perinatal outcomes.

Dr Kym Rae

An Early Career Researcher, Kym completed her PhD in 2007 at the University of Armidale, looking at predicting the onset of labour in women.

Soon afterwards, she was chosen to helm an Indigenous perinatal health project with support from The Department of Rural Health, The UON Mother and Babies Research Centre and the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI).

The resultant Gomeroi gaaynggal (Gomeroi babies) Arts Health and Research Programs work with Indigenous women to improve health literacy, access to services, and well being during their perinatal period.

These two innovative and highly lauded Gomeroi gaaynggal Programs are distinct but complimentary halves of the same mechanism.

The HMRI Health Research Study involves a longitudinal study on Indigenous mothers and their babies up to five years old. It is currently the largest study of its kind in the world, ultimately aiming to improve the health of the entire community.

The Arts Health Program works to providing a culturally safe place for the transfer of knowledge from Aboriginal Elders and health professionals to these mothers.

The science behind better health

The Research Program uses science to monitor the health of Aboriginal mothers and babies, specifically looking at the intergenerational origins of kidney disease and the pathways leading to premature birth.

“We recruit women fairly early in their pregnancies. We monitor the health of the mums through their pregnancy and how the baby is going, how it is growing,” Kym says.

Tests include regular pregnancy ultrasounds, with special attention given to baby’s kidneys, as well as urine, blood and saliva samples. Surveys are completed regarding nutrition, smoking and psychosocial wellbeing.

The team liaises with the mums’ healthcare practitioners to ensure top point of care.

“It is incredible how much time these mums are actually willing to give to this project. Most of the research appointments are a couple of hours long,” Kym marvels.

“Once the baby is born, we follow mum and bub for 5 years. We look at risks to kidney health, how well the baby is growing, what kind of foods mum is introducing, and when she is introducing them.”

Kym works closely with several HMRI colleagues, most notably Professor Clare Collins, a nutrition expert, and Dr Kirsty Pringle, an authority on the renin angiotensin system.

How art influences health

Based out of centres in Tamworth and Walgett, the Gomeroi gaaynggal Arts Health Program delivers perinatal health education through a system of two-way learning.

Health professionals including dietitians, midwives, community health, physiotherapists and oral health, attend the art studio and engage in creative activities alongside the participants, guided by Indigenous artist facilitators.

In this informal setting, participants can assist the health professional in developing their artistic skills whilst the health professional can explain aspects of health that are a part of their creative piece.

The Program follows the mothers and their children, from pregnancy through to five years of age and includes supporting the active participation of mothers in early childhood care and education.

Program staff invest in relationships with local Indigenous community members across all ages and both genders, ensuring the program is accessible and relevant for the women participants.

Anecdotal evidence suggests that participants have reduced weight, increased exercise, and improved the diet of their families.

The Gomeroi gaaynggal Arts Health Program won the National Excellence Award for an Indigenous ArtsHealth program in 2011, and the Arts Health High Value Health Care Award at the 2016 Hunter New England Health Excellence Awards.

Wiser women

Splitting her time between the two Gomeroi gaaynggal Arts Health centres in Tamworth and Walgett; and HMRI in Newcastle where she works on the research program, Kym is also currently co-supervising six PhD students situated in Newcastle and Taree.

With the exception of Kym, the Arts Health Program is staffed solely by Indigenous women. Kym is committed to mentoring these women, who are busily collecting qualifications, with the end goal of returning research capacity to the community.

Kym and fellow Arts Health Program staff are an essential part of a multidisciplinary team working on a study, Wiser Women: Educational Aspirations and Participation of Indigenous Women of Reproductive Age in Regional, Rural and Remote Communities funded by The Leslie Foundation.

Before the last Federal Election, The Programs recently a $1.5 million grant from the Federal Government under the Commonwealth’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy, ensuring infrastructure and staff funding is secure past 2016.

“We have been lucky with funding,” Kym concedes.

“The NHMRC have generously supported the Research Program, but our Arts Health Program has been entirely funded by philanthropic donations up until now,” Kym explains.

“We have also received much support through the UON Mother’s and Babies Research Centre and HMRI.”

Kym has been the recipient of many awards, including the Vice Chancellors Award for Research at a Regional Centre; and the Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle Indigenous Research Collaboration Award in 2012.

In 2014, Kym was awarded Kidney Health Australia's Operation Angel Award in recognition of the outstanding contribution she has made in her local kidney community.

Touring stories

Kym counts a new appreciation of qualitative data, and learning to curate art exhibitions as two unexpected gains from her role.

The Arts Health Program has manifested in 14 exhibitions around NSW, showcasing work by participants in different mediums including painting, doll making, body casting, and body art.

Participants have been invited to exhibit works at Government House by Governor of NSW, General David Hurley, only the second time art will be on exhibition at that venue.

Members of the community engaged with the project will mount a solo exhibition at Tamworth Regional Art Gallery leading into the 2017 Tamworth Textile Triennial, in which they will become lead exhibitors.

Small handmade dolls will feature, representing the story of a person or event important to each artist.

A collaborative exhibition will see these dolls touring alongside dolls created by Zulu and Six Nations of the Grand River peoples. The exhibition tour begins in 2017 in South Africa.

Combining science, art, and community for better perinatal outcomes

Dr Kym Rae creates links between community and research scientists, working together to facilitate tangible improvements to Indigenous perinatal outcomes.

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Career Summary

Biography

Associate Professor Kym Rae is an Mid Career Researcher who completed her PhD studies at the University of New England in early 2007. Her PhD work looking at predicting the onset of labour in women provided a natural progression into her post-doctoral work aimed at reducing premature and low birth weight deliveries in Aboriginal communities. 

A /Prof Kym Rae has been the Program Director of the Gomeroi gaaynggal research program since the early phases of consultation with the Aboriginal communities of the Hunter New England Area Health Service. She has been heavily involved in community consultation and developed community connections in each of the project locations and continues to be in close communication with the Aboriginal communities of Tamworth and Walgett particularly. 

In her role as Director, A/ Prof Rae leads both the Health research and ArtsHealth programs of the Gomeroi gaaynggal program. She has a personal interest in the capacity building of local Aboriginal people and has mentored the Aboriginal staff involved in the Gomeroi gaaynggal project to continue to build their research skills and return research capacity to local communities. A/ Prof Rae is committed to developing research in partnership with Aboriginal people and providing ongoing capacity building opportunities for early Aboriginal researchers.

Research Expertise

A/Prof Rae has published a number of journal and conference papers, and continues to increase her publication output. She continues to build her publications in Indigenous maternal and infant health, ArtsHealth and coordinate art exhibitions for the Gomeroi gaaynggal mothers.

Her work with the Gomeroi gaaynggal program has lead to the Gomeroi gaaynggal program being awarded the Patronage of the Governor of NSW, His Excellency General David Hurley and the Patronage of ex- Governor of NSW Dame Marie Bashir. She has been personally awarded the prestigious Kidney Health Australia 'Operation Angel' award for her services to Kidney disease for Indigenous Australians, the National Excellence award for an Indigenous ArtsHealth program,  the Vice Chancellors Award for Research at a Regional Centre (2012),  and Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle Indigenous Research Collaboration Award (2012). The GOmeroi gaaynggal ArtsHealth program was Winner of Hunter New England Local Health district Arts & Health award and a NSW Health finalist in the same category. 

Administrative Expertise
Program Director of Gomeroi gaaynggal programs 


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of New England
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of New England
  • Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Teaching, University of New England

Keywords

  • Aboriginal Health
  • Endocrinology
  • Parturition
  • Reproduction

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified 25
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 50
190499 Performing Arts and Creative Writing not elsewhere classified 25

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2009 -  Membership - Hunter New England Human Research Ethics Committee Hunter New England Human Research Ethics Committee
Australia
1/01/2000 -  Membership - Endocrine Society of Australia Endocrine Society of Australia
Australia
1/01/2000 -  Membership - Society for Reproductive Biology Society for Reproductive Biology
Australia

Awards

Recognition

Year Award
2012 Indigenous Research Collaboration Award
Unknown
2011 National Excellence Award for Indigenous ArtsHealth program
Unknown

Research Award

Year Award
2012 Vice Chancellors Research Award
University of Newcastle
2005 Keith and Dorothy Mackay Fellowship
University of New England

Invitations

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2009 ArtsHealth Conference #2
Organisation: University of Newcastle Description: Gomeroi gaaynggal (Gomeroi Babies) is a unique ArtsHealth collaboration.
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Publications

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


Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Higgs J, Croker A, Tasker D, Hummell J, Patton N, Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 262 (2014) [A3]
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Nicky Hudson, Anne Croker, Karin Fisher, Tracy Levett-Jones

Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Rae KM, Weatherall L, 'Relationships in Indigenous Health Practice: Long conversations and embraced vulnerabilities within the Gomeroi gaaynggal Centre', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 153-160 (2014) [B1]

Journal article (25 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Ashman AM, Collins CE, Brown LJ, Rae KM, Rollo ME, 'Validation of a Smartphone Image-Based Dietary Assessment Method for Pregnant Women', NUTRIENTS, 9 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/nu9010073
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Megan Rollo, Clare Collins
2017 Rae KM, Grimson S, Pringle KG, 'Personalised medicine: A new approach to improving health in indigenous Australian populations', Public Health Genomics, 20 58-62 (2017)

© 2017 S. Karger AG, Basel. Personalised medicine is a newly emerging field with much to offer to all populations in improved clinical treatment options. Since the 1970s, clinici... [more]

© 2017 S. Karger AG, Basel. Personalised medicine is a newly emerging field with much to offer to all populations in improved clinical treatment options. Since the 1970s, clinicians and researchers have all been working towards improving the health of Indigenous Australians. However, there has been little research on the impact of genetics on Indigenous health, how genetic and environmental factors interact to contribute to poor health in Indigenous people, and how genetic factors specific to Indigenous people affect their responses to particular treatments. This short review highlights the urgent need for more genetic studies specific to Indigenous people in order to provide more appropriate care and to improve health outcomes. This paper explores why genetic work with Indigenous communities has been limited, how personalised medicine could benefit Indigenous communities, and highlights a number of specific instances in which personalised medicine has been critical for improving morbidity and mortality in other high-risk groups. In order to take the next step in advancing the health of Indigenous peoples, targeted research into the genetic factors behind chronic diseases is critically needed. This research may allow clinicians a better understanding of how genetic factors interact with environmental factors to influence an Indigenous Australian's individual risk of disease, prognosis, and response to therapies. It is hoped that this knowledge will produce clinical interventions that will help deliver clearly targeted, more appropriate care to this at-risk population.

DOI 10.1159/000455005
Co-authors Kirsty Pringle
2017 Wakely L, Langham J, Johnston CL, Rae K, 'Physical activity of rurally residing children with a disability: A survey of parents and carers.', Disability and Health Journal, (2017)
DOI 10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.05.002
Co-authors Cath Johnston, Luke Wakely
2017 Mah B, Weatherall L, Burrows J, Blackwell CC, Gwynn J, Wadhwa P, et al., 'Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in pregnant Australian Indigenous women residing in rural and remote New South Wales: A cross-sectional descriptive study.', Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol, 57 520-525 (2017)
DOI 10.1111/ajo.12618
Co-authors Julie Burrows, Josephine Gwynn, Roger Smith, E Lumbers
2017 Ashman AM, Brown LJ, Collins CE, Rollo ME, Rae KM, 'Factors Associated with Effective Nutrition Interventions for Pregnant Indigenous Women: A Systematic Review', Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 117 1222-1253 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jand.2017.03.012
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Megan Rollo, Clare Collins
2016 Rae K, Bohringer E, Ashman A, Brown L, Collins C, 'Cultural experiences of student and new-graduate dietitians in the Gomeroi gaaynggal ArtsHealth program: A quality assurance project', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 27 162-166 (2016) [C1]

© Australian Health Promotion Association 2016. Issue addressed Undergraduate dietetic students are required to demonstrate cultural awareness and culturally respectful communica... [more]

© Australian Health Promotion Association 2016. Issue addressed Undergraduate dietetic students are required to demonstrate cultural awareness and culturally respectful communication to meet national competencies, but exposure to practical experiences may be limited. The Gomeroi gaaynggal ArtsHealth Centre was established in 2009 after community consultation with the Indigenous community in Tamworth, New South Wales. The Centre provides a safe and welcoming space where women can create art while discussing health issues with visiting health professionals and students. The present study aimed to evaluate the cultural experiences of student and new-graduate dietitians visiting an Aboriginal ArtsHealth centre through a quality assurance project. Methods Six student and new-graduate dietitians were invited to provide feedback on their experiences for this report. A generic inductive approach was used for qualitative data analysis. Results Key qualitative themes of 'building rapport' and 'developing cultural understanding' were identified. Four of the participants interviewed felt they gained a deeper understanding of the context around health disparity for Indigenous Australians through their experiences. Key ways to build rapport with community members were identified. Conclusions Results suggest that first-hand experiences working in an Aboriginal ArtsHealth centre are effective in building cultural competency skills for student and new-graduate dietitians. These experiences could be better supported through improved preparation for the cultural setting, and ongoing monitoring of participant experiences is recommended. So what? The authors encourage undergraduate dietetic programs and students to seek out opportunities for further development of cultural awareness through increased practical experiences working with Indigenous communities.

DOI 10.1071/HE15028
Co-authors Clare Collins, Leanne Brown, Emma Bohringer
2016 Kandasamy S, Anand S, Wahi G, Wells K, Pringle K, Weatherall L, et al., 'Re-stitching and strengthening community: Three global examples of how doll-making translates into well-being in Indigenous cultures', Journal of Applied Arts & Health, 7 55-75 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1386/jaah.7.1.55_1
Co-authors Kirsty Pringle
2016 Ashman AM, Collins CE, Weatherall LJ, Keogh L, Brown LJ, Rollo ME, et al., 'Dietary intakes and anthropometric measures of Indigenous Australian women and their infants in the Gomeroi gaaynggal cohort', Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 7 481-497 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1017/S2040174416000325
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Clare Collins, Roger Smith, Megan Rollo, Leanne Brown
2016 Ashman AM, Collins CE, Weatherall L, Brown LJ, Rollo ME, Clausen D, et al., 'A cohort of Indigenous Australian women and their children through pregnancy and beyond: The Gomeroi gaaynggal study', Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 7 357-368 (2016) [C1]

© Cambridge University Press and the International Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease 2016. Indigenous Australians have high rates of chronic diseases, the c... [more]

© Cambridge University Press and the International Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease 2016. Indigenous Australians have high rates of chronic diseases, the causes of which are complex and include social and environmental determinants. Early experiences in utero may also predispose to later-life disease development. The Gomeroi gaaynggal study was established to explore intrauterine origins of renal disease, diabetes and growth in order to inform the development of health programmes for Indigenous Australian women and children. Pregnant women are recruited from antenatal clinics in Tamworth, Newcastle and Walgett, New South Wales, Australia, by Indigenous research assistants. Measures are collected at three time points in pregnancy and from women and their children at up to eight time points in the child's first 5 years. Measures of fetal renal development and function include ultrasound and biochemical biomarkers. Dietary intake, infant feeding and anthropometric measurements are collected. Standardized procedures and validated tools are used where available. Since 2010 the study has recruited over 230 women, and retained 66 postpartum. Recruitment is ongoing, and Gomeroi gaaynggal is currently the largest Indigenous pregnancy-through-early-childhood cohort internationally. Baseline median gestational age was 39.1 weeks (31.5-43.2, n=110), median birth weight was 3180 g (910-5430 g, n=110). Over one third (39.3%) of infants were admitted to special care or neonatal nursery. Nearly half of mothers (47.5%) reported tobacco smoking during pregnancy. Results of the study will contribute to knowledge about origins of chronic disease in Indigenous Australians and nutrition and growth of women and their offspring during pregnancy and postpartum. Study strengths include employment and capacity-building of Indigenous staff and the complementary ArtsHealth programme.

DOI 10.1017/S204017441600009X
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authors E Lumbers, John Attia, Kirsty Pringle, Leanne Brown, Caroline Blackwell, Clare Collins, Roger Smith, Megan Rollo
2016 Ashman AM, Collins CE, Brown LJ, Rae KM, Rollo ME, 'A Brief Tool to Assess Image-Based Dietary Records and Guide Nutrition Counselling Among Pregnant Women: An Evaluation', JMIR MHEALTH AND UHEALTH, 4 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.2196/mhealth.6469
Citations Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Megan Rollo, Leanne Brown, Clare Collins
2016 Rae KM, Mah B, 'Carers of Indigenous children: service and systems failure? Where to next?', Medical Journal of Australia, 205 19-20 (2016)
DOI 10.5694/mja16.00551
2016 Pringle K, Rae KM, 'The Art of Pregnancy', Australasian Science, (2016)
Co-authors Kirsty Pringle
2015 Pringle KG, Weatherall L, Corbisier de Meaultsart C, Keogh L, Sands S, Blackwell C, et al., 'The Gomeroi Gaaynggal Cohort: A Preliminary Study of the Maternal Determinants of Pregnancy Outcomes in Indigenous Australian Women', Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health, 3 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.4172/2376-127X.1000211
Co-authors Caroline Blackwell, Kirsty Pringle, Sharron Hall, Roger Smith, E Lumbers, Clare Collins
2015 Pringle KG, Rae K, Weatherall L, Hall S, Burns C, Smith R, et al., 'Effects of maternal inflammation and exposure to cigarette smoke on birth weight and delivery of preterm babies in a cohort of Indigenous Australian women', Frontiers in Immunology, 6 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Pringle, Rae, Weatherall, Hall, Burns, Smith, Lumbers and Blackwell. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), neonatal deaths, and deaths from infection are higher among Indig... [more]

© 2015 Pringle, Rae, Weatherall, Hall, Burns, Smith, Lumbers and Blackwell. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), neonatal deaths, and deaths from infection are higher among Indigenous Australians. This study aimed to determine the effects of inflammatory responses and exposure to cigarette smoke, two important factors associated with sudden death in infancy, on preterm birth, and birth weight in a cohort of Indigenous mothers. Indigenous Australian women (n = 131) were recruited as part of a longitudinal study while attending antenatal care clinics during pregnancy; blood samples were collected up to three times in pregnancy. Serum cotinine, indicating exposure to cigarette smoke, was detected in 50.4% of mothers. Compared with non-Indigenous women, the cohort had 10 times the prevalence of antibodies to Helicobacter pylori (33 vs. 3%). Levels of immunoglobulin G, antibodies to H. pylori, and C-reactive protein (CRP) were all inversely correlated with gestational age (P < 0.05). CRP levels were positively associated with maternal body mass index (BMI; ¿ = 0.449, P = 0.001). The effects of cigarette smoke (cotinine) and inflammation (CRP) were assessed in relation to risk factors for SIDS: gestational age at delivery and birth weight. Serum cotinine levels were negatively associated with birth weight (¿ = -0.37, P < 0.001), this correlation held true for both male (¿ = -0.39, P = 0.002) and female (¿ = -0.30, P = 0.017) infants. Cotinine was negatively associated with gestational age at delivery (¿ = -0.199, P = 0.023). When assessed by fetal sex, this was significant only for males (¿ = -0.327, P = 0.011). CRP was negatively associated with gestational age at delivery for female infants (¿ = -0.46, P < 0.001). In contrast, maternal BMI was significantly correlated with birth weight. These data highlight the importance of putting programs in place to reduce cigarette smoke exposure in pregnancy and to treat women with chronic infections such as H. pylori to improve pregnancy outcomes and decrease risk factors for sudden death in infancy.

DOI 10.3389/fimmu.2015.00089
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Caroline Blackwell, Sharron Hall, E Lumbers, Roger Smith, Kirsty Pringle
2015 Wakely L, Rae K, Keatinge D, 'Fragile forgotten families: Parenting a premature infant in a rural area, where is the evidence?', Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing, 18 8-17 (2015) [C1]

Background and aims Families in rural Australia are at higher risk of preterm birth and have poorer access to health services. This paper reviews the literature on parenting prema... [more]

Background and aims Families in rural Australia are at higher risk of preterm birth and have poorer access to health services. This paper reviews the literature on parenting premature infants and asks why so few studies examine the experiences of rurally residing parents. Methods CINAHL, Medline, Embase and the Maternity and Infant Care databases were searched and articles were analysed using qualitative content analysis. Results The literature search returned 17,237 articles, of which 23 met the inclusion criteria. One article examined experiences of rurally residing parents and no articles included Indigenous Australians. The following four themes emerged: The NICU environment, detailed parents' need to adjust to the NICU environment before they focus on their child. Connectedness, described connections parents develop to cope. Fragility refers to parents' perception of their premature infant as fragile and their fragile confidence in their parenting ability. Touch described the importance of touch and the distress caused by restriction of touch. Conclusions The evidence describing parenting a premature infant lacks accounts of different socio-economic and cultural groups, particularly rural families and Indigenous Australians. Implications for clinical practice Despite facing additional challenges accessing specialist care and local follow-up services, little is known about the experiences of rural parents.

Co-authors Luke Wakely
2014 Rae KM, Weatherall L, Blackwell CC, Pringle K, Smith R, Lumbers E, 'Long conversations: Gomeroi gaaynggal tackles renal disease in the Indigenous community', Australasian Epidemiologist, 21 44-48 (2014) [C2]
Co-authors Roger Smith, Kirsty Pringle, E Lumbers, Caroline Blackwell
2014 Rae KM, 'Breathing Deeply: Review of Culture, Health and Wellbeing Conference', Journal of Applied Arts and Health, 5 156-156 (2014)
2013 Rae K, Weatherall L, Hollebone K, Apen K, McLean M, Blackwell C, et al., 'Developing research in partnership with Aboriginal communities - strategies for improving recruitment and retention', RURAL AND REMOTE HEALTH, 13 (2013) [C2]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Roger Smith, Caroline Blackwell, E Lumbers
2011 Rees M, May JA, Rae KM, 'Is it me? Or is there something in the water? Client decision making in nursing', Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 28 67-73 (2011) [C1]
Co-authors Jenny May
2011 Rae KM, Weatherall LJ, Naden ML, Slater PE, Smith R, 'Gomeroi Gaaynggal - Moving forward', Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, 35 28-29 (2011) [C3]
Co-authors Roger Smith
2010 Wakely LT, Rae KM, Cooper R, 'Stoic survival: The journey of parenting a premature infant in the bush', Rural and Remote Health, 10 1475 (2010) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6
Co-authors Luke Wakely
2010 Rae KM, 'Wearing someone else's shoes', Medical Humanities, 36 40-42 (2010) [C2]
DOI 10.1136/jmh.2009.003459
Citations Scopus - 2
2009 Fuery PJ, Smith R, Rae KM, Burgess R, Fuery KL, 'Morality, duty, and the arts in health: A project on Aboriginal underage pregnancy', Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, 1 36-47 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/17533010802528025
Co-authors Roger Smith
2009 Rae KM, Weatherall LJ, Smith R, Mackay PJ, 'The birth of Gomeroi Gaaynggal', Aboriginal & Islander Health Worker Journal, 33 9-11 (2009) [C1]
Co-authors Roger Smith
2007 Rae KM, Hollebone K, Clausen D, Chetty V, McFarlane J, 'Follistatin serum concentrations during full-term labour in women- significant differences between spontaneous and induced labours', Reproduction, 134 705-711 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1530/REP-07-0208
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10
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Review (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Rae KM, 'Breathing Deeply: Culture of Health and Well-being Conference, Bristol, 24-27 June 2013', Journal of Applied Arts and Health (2014) [O1]

Conference (73 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Lee YQ, Pringle K, Rae K, Collins CE, Gordon A, 'The Relationship between Maternal Nutrition, Obesity and Diabetes During Pregnancy and Maternal and Offspring's Kidney Structure and Function: A Systematic Review.', REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES (2017)
Co-authors Kirsty Pringle, Clare Collins
2017 Ashman A, Collins C, Brown LJ, Rae K, Rollo M, 'Acceptability and usability of a mobile phone method for image-based dietary assessment and provision of nutrition counselling amongst pregnant women', Dietitians Association of Australia 34th National Conference 'Cultivating Fresh Evidence' (2017)
DOI 10.1111/1747-0080.12354
Co-authors Clare Collins, Megan Rollo, Leanne Brown
2017 Wakely LT, Marquez J, Rae K, Johnston C, Robinson T, Freeman J, 'Surviving not thriving: Parents' perceptions of physical activity for rurally residing children with a disability' (2017)
Co-authors Cath Johnston, Jodie Marquez, Luke Wakely
2017 Wakely LT, Rae K, Keatinge D, 'Traumatic beginnings off the beaten track: parenting a premature infant in a rural area' (2017)
Co-authors Luke Wakely
2017 Ashman A, Collins CE, Brown LJ, Rae KM, Rollo ME, 'Validity and acceptability of a smartphone image-based dietary assessment method for pregnant women' (2017)
Co-authors Clare Collins, Leanne Brown, Megan Rollo
2017 Burrows J, Wahi G, Anand S, Jones P, Pringle K, Rae KM, 'A Scoping Review of Indigenous Longitudinal Studies of Both Pregnancy and Early Childhood', REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES (2017)
Co-authors Julie Burrows, Kirsty Pringle
2016 Mah B, Weatherall L, Burrows J, Blackwell C, Wadhwa P, Lumbers E, et al., 'Psychological Distress in Pregnant Australian Indigenous Women Residing in Rural and Remote New South Wales of Australia', REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES (2016)
Co-authors Roger Smith, Caroline Blackwell, E Lumbers, Julie Burrows
2016 Ashman AM, Collins CE, Brown LJ, Rae KM, Rollo ME, 'Evaluation of a mobile phone tool for dietary assessment and to guide nutrition counselling among pregnant women.' (2016)
Co-authors Clare Collins, Megan Rollo, Leanne Brown
2016 Ashman AM, Collins CE, Brown LJ, Rae KM, Rollo ME, 'Validation of an image-based dietary assessment method using smartphones for pregnant women.' (2016)
Co-authors Clare Collins, Megan Rollo, Leanne Brown
2016 Mohapatra L, Senior A, Hure A, Rae KM, Simpson S, Raubenheimer D, et al., 'Links between dietary amino acids in pregnancy, gestational length and birth weight', Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Conference (2016)
Co-authors Clare Collins, Roger Smith, Alexis Hure
2016 Collier J, Weatherall L, Keogh L, Slater P, Mah B, Wright P, Rae KM, 'Painting a clearer picture for social and emotional wellbeing: ArtsHealth innovation within Australian Indigenous families', Conference Proceedings (2016)
Co-authors Julie Collier
2016 Mah B, Weatherall L, Burrows J, Blackwell C, Wadwha P, Lumbers ER, et al., 'Psychological Distress in pregnant Australian Indigenous women residing in rural and remote New South Wales', Conference Proceedings (2016)
Co-authors Julie Burrows, E Lumbers, Caroline Blackwell
2016 Bohringer E, Brown LJ, Ashman A, Corby C, Rae K, 'Engaging students in a remote community placement experience: Making tracks for the future' (2016)
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Emma Bohringer
2016 Rollo M, Ashman A, Brown L, Rae KM, Weatherall L, Skinner G, et al., 'The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health', The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (2016)
Co-authors Roger Smith, Megan Rollo, Leanne Brown, Clare Collins
2015 Pringle K, Grimson S, Wang Y, Weatherall L, Smith R, Rae KM, et al., 'Cytokine Gene Polymorphisms in an Indigenous Australian Pregnancy Population', Reproductive Sciences (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Roger Smith, Kirsty Pringle, Caroline Blackwell, E Lumbers
2015 Langham J, Wakely L, Johnston CL, Rae K, 'Physical activity of rural residing children with disabilities: Perceptions of parents/carers', 13th National Rural Health Conference.Handbook (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Cath Johnston, Luke Wakely
2015 Rae KM, Weatherall L, Collins C, Smith R, Lumbers ER, Pringle K, 'Maternal obesity negatively impacts on fetal maternal health and birth outcomes in an Indigenous Australian cohort', Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Kirsty Pringle, E Lumbers, Roger Smith, Clare Collins
2015 Weatherall L, Smith R, Collins C, Rae KM, Lumbers ER, Pringle K, 'Risk factors for development of future chronic disease from an Indigenous Australian cohort', Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Clare Collins, E Lumbers, Roger Smith
2015 Weatherall L, Slater P, Bailey J, Rae KM, 'Dollmaking: Yarning with Elders about motherhood', 13th National Rural Health Conference. Proceedings and Handbook (2015) [E3]
2015 Rollo M, Ashman A, Brown L, Rae KM, Weatherall L, Skinner G, Smith R, 'A brief tool for assessing diet quality and selected nutrient intakes from image-based dietary records: Design and preliminary results from use in pregnant women' (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Geoff Skinner, Roger Smith, Megan Rollo
2015 Rae KM, Pringle K, Sykes S, Weatherall L, Clausen D, Smith R, et al., 'Factors affecting blood pressure and renal health in Australian Indigenous Women', Reproductive Sciences (2015) [E3]
Co-authors E Lumbers, Kirsty Pringle, Roger Smith, Caroline Blackwell
2015 Pringle K, Sykes S, Weatherall L, Clausen D, Smith R, Rae KM, Lumbers E, 'Interrelationships between circulating and urinary components of the renin-angiotensin system in Indigenous pregnant women', Reproductive Sciences (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Kirsty Pringle, Roger Smith, E Lumbers
2015 Smith R, Rae K, Lumbers E, Kandasamy Y, Pringle K, Weatherall L, 'Preterm birth and low birthweight in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Population', BJOG-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY (2015) [E3]
Co-authors E Lumbers, Kirsty Pringle, Roger Smith
2015 Pringle KG, Weatherall L, Collins CE, Smith R, Rae K, 'Maternal Obesity negatively impacts on fetal kidney development, maternal health and birth outcomes in an Indigenous Australian cohort', Society of Reproductive Biology/Endocrine Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting. Oral Abstracts (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Kirsty Pringle, Roger Smith, Clare Collins
2015 Lumbers ER, Sykes SD, Weatherall L, Clausen D, Smith R, Rae K, Pringle KG, 'INTERRELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN CIRCULATING AND URINARY COMPONENTS OF THE RENIN-ANGIOTENSIN SYSTEM IN INDIGENOUS PREGNANT WOMEN', HYPERTENSION (2015) [O1]
Co-authors Roger Smith, Kirsty Pringle, E Lumbers
2015 Ashman A, Collins C, Brown LJ, Rollo M, Rae K, 'Investigating dietary intakes of Indigenous Australian women and their infants in the Gomeroi gaaynggal study', A Healthy Start for the Human Race... 2015 DOHaD Conference. (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Megan Rollo, Clare Collins
2014 Logue J, Wakely LT, Rae K, Shipley L, Weatherall L, Van der Laan D, 'Beyond the booklet: Collaborative community consultation to develop a child development booklet', Proceeding of 2014 NSW Rural Health and Research Congress (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wakely
2014 Rae KM, 'Artshealth: translating research for Indigenous communities', Proceedings of the 3rd Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation (2014) [E3]
2014 Pringle K, Rae KM, Weatherall L, Hall S, Burns C, Smith R, et al., 'Effects of cigarette smoke and maternal inflammation in pregnancy on birth weight and gestational age at delivery in an Indigenous Australian population', Proceedings of the 57th ESA and 45th SRB Annual Conference (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Kirsty Pringle, Roger Smith, Caroline Blackwell, E Lumbers, Sharron Hall
2014 Rae KM, Weatherall, 'From the Coast to the Australian Outback: Arts, Health and Science connecting in the Gomeroi gaaynggal program', Published proceedings of the Culture Health and Wellbeing conference (2014) [E3]
2014 Rae KM, Pringle KG, Sykes SD, Weatherall L, Clausen D, Smith R, et al., 'Factors affecting blood pressure and renal health in young Indigenous pregnant women', State of the Heart 2014 Congress (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Kirsty Pringle, E Lumbers, Caroline Blackwell, Roger Smith
2014 Wakely LT, Shipley L, Rae K, Weatherall L, Naden M, Logue J, van der Laan D, 'Beyond the booklet: Collaborative community consultation to develop a child development resource', Surf's Up: Ride the Wave's SARRAH National Conference for Rural and Remote Allied Health Professionals (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wakely
2014 Pringle KG, Sykes S, Diehm C, Weatherall L, Galal M, Clausen D, et al., 'The intrarenal renin angiotensin system in pregnancy and its potential in predicting renal dysfunction and fetal kidney development in Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian women', Abstracts of the 18th Congress of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) (2014) [E3]
DOI 10.1111/jpc.12528/abstract
Co-authors Roger Smith, Kirsty Pringle, E Lumbers
2014 Lumbers ER, Pringle KG, Sykes SD, Weatherall L, Clausen DC, Rae K, Smith R, 'THE INTRARENAL RENIN-ANGIOTENSIN SYSTEM (RAS) IN HUMAN PREGNANCY', HYPERTENSION (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Kirsty Pringle, Roger Smith, E Lumbers
2014 Ashman A, Weatherall L, Brown LJ, Collins C, Naden M, Rae K, et al., 'Infant feeding practices in an Aboriginal cohort of pregnancy and infancy - the Gomeroi gaaynggal study', Aboriginal Health Conference 2014 (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Megan Rollo, Leanne Brown, Clare Collins, Roger Smith
2014 Wakely LT, Rae K, Keatinge D, 'Touching the fragile connections: Parenting a premature infant in a rural area. A thematic review of the literature', Compassion and Care in a Changing World The 3rd Asia-Pacific International Conference on Qualitative Research in Nursing, Midwifery and Health (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wakely
2013 Pringle KG, Sykes SD, Weatherall L, Clausen D, Smith R, Rae KM, Lumbers ER, 'Novel Urinary Biomarkers for Predicting Pregnancy Outcome in Indigenous and Non- Indigenous Australian Women', Published proceedings of the Fetal and Neonatal Workshop (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Roger Smith, E Lumbers, Kirsty Pringle
2013 Pringle KG, Sykes SD, Weatherall L, Galal, Clausen D, Smith R, et al., 'The intrarenal renin angiotensin system in pregnancy and its potential in predicting pregnancy outcome and renal dysfunction in Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian women', Published proceedings of the Society for Reproductive Biology (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Roger Smith, E Lumbers, Kirsty Pringle
2013 Pringle K, Sykes SD, Weatherall L, Clausen D, Smith R, Rae KM, Lumbers ER, 'Novel renal biomarkers for predicting pregnancy outcome', Published proceedings of the Symposium on Vasoactive Peptides (2013) [E3]
Co-authors E Lumbers, Roger Smith, Kirsty Pringle
2013 Rae KM, Weatherall L, Clausen D, Maxwell C, Bowman M, Milgate P, et al., 'Gomeroi gaaynggal: Empowerment of Aboriginal communities to understand health implications of research in pregnancy', Proceedings of th 12th National Rural Health Conference (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Sharron Hall, Maria Bowman, E Lumbers, Roger Smith
2013 Rae KM, Lumbers ER, Pringle KG, Sykes SD, Weatherall L, Clausen D, Smith R, 'Measurement of the activity of the circulating and intrarenal renin-angiotensin system (iRAS) in pregnant and non-pregnant subjects PP036', Pregnancy Hypertension (2013)
Co-authors E Lumbers, Roger Smith, Kirsty Pringle
2013 Rae KM, Weatherall L, 'Creative start to health, a healthy start to life', 11th National Rural Health Alliance Conference. Handbook (2013)
2013 Pringle, Lumbers, Sykes, Weatherall, Clausen D, Rae KM, Smith, 'The intrarenal renin angiotensin system and pregnancy outcome.', Pregnancy Hypertension: an International Journal of Women's Cardiovascular Health (2013) [E3]
DOI 10.1016/j.preghy.2013.04.063
Co-authors E Lumbers, Roger Smith, Kirsty Pringle
2013 Lumbers, Pringle, Sykes, Weatherall, Clausen D, Rae KM, Smith, 'Measurement of the activity of the circulating and intrarenal renin-angiotensin system (iRAS) in pregnant and non-pregnant subjects.', Pregnancy Hypertension: an International Journal of Women¿s Cardiovascular Health. (2013) [E3]
DOI 10.1016/j.preghy.2013.04.053
Co-authors E Lumbers, Roger Smith, Kirsty Pringle
2012 Weatherall LJ, Rae KM, Naden ML, Smith R, 'Research skills build healthy Aboriginal communities', International Indigenous Development Research Conference. Keynote Speakers: Biographies and Abstracts (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Roger Smith
2012 Rae KM, Weatherall L, Clausen D, Maxwell C, Bowman M, Milgate P, et al., 'The role of maternal renal health in an Australian Aboriginal population in fetal growth and renal development' (2012)
Co-authors E Lumbers, Maria Bowman, Roger Smith, Sharron Hall
2012 Weatherall L, Naden M, Slater P, Rae KM, 'Gomeroi gaaynggal: Elders yarning about Motherhood project' (2012)
2011 Rae KM, Weatherall L, 'Unfurling our creative spirits', 11th National Rural Health Alliance Conference. Handbook (2011)
2011 Rae KM, Rees M, May J, 'Reflections of Chronic Care in the Bush', Proceedings of the 11th National Rural Health Alliance Conference (2011)
Co-authors Jenny May
2011 Milgate P, Hall S, Carlin A, Boyd J, Bowman M, Rae KM, et al., 'The Birra-li Research Project: Pathways to better kidney health in the future', Proceedings of the 3rd Coalition for Research to Improve Aboriginal Health (CRIAH)Aboriginal Health Research conference (2011)
Co-authors Sharron Hall, Roger Smith, Maria Bowman
2011 Rae KM, Weatherall L, Hall S, Milgate P, Boyd J, Bowman M, et al., 'Tackling pregnancy outcomes ¿ the Gomeroi gaaynggal program' (2011)
Co-authors E Lumbers, Maria Bowman, Sharron Hall, Roger Smith
2011 Rae KM, Reid S, Naden M, 'Through our mothers eyes ¿ Participant perspectives from the Gomeroi gaaynggal program' (2011)
2011 Weatherall LJ, Rae KM, Milgate P, Hall ST, Carlin A, Boyd J, et al., 'A place of connections: The Gomeroi Gaaynggal Centre', Proceedings of the 3rd Coalition for Research to Improve Aboriginal Health (CRIAH) Aboriginal Health Research Conference (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Sharron Hall, Maria Bowman, Roger Smith
2010 Rae KM, Weatherall LJ, 'Research that gives back, working with community', 2010 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts (2010) [E3]
2010 Rae KM, Weatherall LJ, Malin M, 'Gomeroi Gaaynggal - research skill building and empowerment of Aboriginal staff', 2010 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts (2010) [E3]
2010 Rees M, May JA, Rae KM, 'Storming the barricades. Improving rural client outcomes by addressing client decision making barriers', 2010 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny May
2010 Rae KM, 'Gomeroi gaaynggal in Tamworth', ArtsHealth Symposium - Space and Wellbeing (2010) [E3]
2010 Weatherall L, Bruno A, Rae KM, 'Crossing the bridge, step by step, day by day' (2010)
2010 Rae KM, Weatherall L, 'Gomeroi gaaynggal - ArtsHealth for Healthy pregnancy' (2010)
2010 Rae KM, Weatherall L, 'Gomeroi gaaynggal ¿ research skill building and empowerment of Aboriginal staff' (2010)
2009 Lusumbami P, Rae KM, May JA, 'Smoking in pregnant indigenous women and smoking cessation interventions: A literature review', 2009 General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference: Abstracts and Presentations (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny May
2009 Rae KM, Agnew L, Colditz I, Kauter K, McFarlane J, Watson K, 'Modulation of Leukocyte hsp70 Expression by Gender, Menstrual cycle phase and Oral Contraceptives', 4th Annual Meeting of the Biomedical Society for Stress Response Conference. Programme and Abstract Book (2009)
2009 Rae KM, 'Gomeroi gaaynggal (Gomeroi babies): Tamworth', The 2nd ArtsHealth Conference Proceedings (2009) [E3]
2008 Blake J, Rae KM, Green G, Draws R, 'Action time: Research to guide appropriate Aboriginal antenatal services', 2008 General Practice & Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts (2008) [E3]
2008 Wakely LT, Rae KM, Cooper RJ, 'Experience of parenting a premature infant: A literature review', 2008 General Practice & Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wakely
2008 Rae KM, Hollebone K, Apen K, Martin T, Smith R, 'Investigating life event stress could help reduce the incidence of preterm birth in Aboriginal Australians', Aboriginal Health Research Conference 2008: Conference Program and Abstract Book (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Roger Smith
2008 Blake J, Green G, Draws R, Rae KM, 'Are there barriers to accessing antenatal, child and family health services for Aboriginal families in the Tamworth area?', Aboriginal Health Research Conference 2008: Conference Program and Abstract Book (2008) [E3]
2008 Wakely LT, Cooper RJ, Rae KM, 'Experience of parenting a premature ilnfant in a rural area', NSW Rural and Remote Health Conference 2008: Conference Program (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wakely
2007 Rae KM, Hollebone K, Clausen DC, O'Connor AE, Phillips DJ, Macfarlane JR, 'Follistatin activin A and other inflammatory proteins through parturition', Endocrine Journal (2007) [E3]
2007 Kreamer R, Rae KM, Cooper RJ, 'Out of the NICU but not home yet - The postcode lottery of birth', 4th Biennial NSW Primary Health Care Research & Evaluation Conference. Programme and Abstract Book (2007) [E3]
2007 Blake J, Green G, Dawes R, Cooper R, Rae KM, 'Are there barriers to accessing antenatal, child and family health services for Aboriginal families in the Tamworth area?', 4th Biennal NSW Primary Health Care Research and Evaluation Conference Programme and Abstract Book (2007)
2007 Wakely L, Cooper R, Rae KM, 'Experience of Parenting a Non- Indigenous Premature Infant in a Rural Area', 4th Biennial NSW Primary Health Care Research and Evaluation Conference. Programme and Abstract Book (2007)
Co-authors Luke Wakely
2005 Rae K, Hollebone K, Meng L, Clausen DC, McFarlane JR, 'Immunohistochemistry of follistatin shows a differential expression correlating with differing labour groups in women.', FERTILITY AND STERILITY (2005)
DOI 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2005.07.1160
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 16
Total funding $4,227,392

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20171 grants / $47,500

Clinical Testing in Pregnancy - Gomeroi gaaynggal Program$47,500

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Associate Professor Kym Rae
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701247
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20161 grants / $1,435,280

Gomeroi gaaynggal - Safety and Wellbeing$1,435,280

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Associate Professor Kym Rae
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1600981
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20153 grants / $138,870

Susan Alberti PhD Scholarship$81,210

Funding body: Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation

Funding body Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation
Project Team Doctor Kirsty Pringle, Associate Professor Kym Rae, Dr Adrienne Gordon
Scheme Postgraduate Scholarship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1500948
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Wiser Women: Educational Aspirations and Participation of Indigenous Women of Reproductive Age in Regional, Rural and Remote Communities$55,660

Funding body: Leslie Family Foundation

Funding body Leslie Family Foundation
Project Team Professor Penny Jane Burke, Associate Professor Kym Rae, Professor Peter Radoll, Associate Professor Maree Gruppetta, Associate Professor Seamus Fagan, Mrs Sher Campbell
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501246
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Society for Reproductive Investigation 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting, San Fransisco USA, 24-28 March 2015$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Associate Professor Kym Rae
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500306
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20145 grants / $756,805

An early indicator of renal dysfunction in Indigenous women at risk of pregnancy complications $645,358

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Kirsty Pringle, Professor Eugenie Lumbers, Associate Professor Kym Rae, Professor Fiona Broughton-Pipkin, Laureate Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1300183
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Using Art to improve the health of Aboriginal mothers and their babies$49,042

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Laureate Professor Roger Smith, Associate Professor Kym Rae
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1401528
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Gomeroi gaaynggal Community ArtsHealth$36,500

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Associate Professor Kym Rae
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1401087
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Does a novel biomarker of renal function in pregnant Indigenous Australian women predict their future renal and cardiovascular health?$25,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Eugenie Lumbers, Doctor Kirsty Pringle, Associate Professor Kym Rae, Laureate Professor Roger Smith
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301370
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

3rd Annual NHMRC Research Translation Faculty Symposium, Achieving better health outcomes for Australians liing with chronic conditions through more effective research translation, Sofitel Melbourne, $905

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Associate Professor Kym Rae
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400963
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20131 grants / $2,000

Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference, Bristol United Kingdom, 24-26 June 2013$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Associate Professor Kym Rae
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300526
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20121 grants / $1,784,613

Understanding the Origins of Diabetes and Kidney Disease in Aboriginal Children and Their Mothers$1,784,613

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Roger Smith, Professor Mark McLean, Professor Eugenie Lumbers, Professor Sandra Eades, Emeritus Professor John Boulton, Associate Professor Kym Rae, Professor Clare Collins
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1100137
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20102 grants / $11,100

Healthy Mums, Healthy Bubs, Healthy Communities 2011$10,000

Funding body: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Funding body Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Project Team Associate Professor Kym Rae
Scheme Family relationship program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100673
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Indigenous Women and Wellness Conference, Darwin, 22 - 28 August 2010$1,100

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Associate Professor Kym Rae
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000733
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20091 grants / $27,040

Stress during pregnancy and the developmental origins of renal disease in Aboriginal Australians$27,040

Funding body: Kidney Health Australia

Funding body Kidney Health Australia
Project Team Associate Professor Kym Rae, Laureate Professor Roger Smith, Professor Eugenie Lumbers
Scheme Medical Research Project Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0189886
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

20081 grants / $24,184

Linking Cigarette Smoking to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Aboriginal Women$24,184

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Laureate Professor Roger Smith, Conjoint Professor Peter Jones, Associate Professor Kym Rae
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188464
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed1
Current6

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.1
PhD1.35

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD What Role Does Community Cultural Development Play in Developing a Connection with Cultural Identity and Sense of Place for (Urban) Indigenous Communities PhD (Aboriginal Health Stud), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Improving Health Outcomes through Challenging Conversations with Aboriginal Women during the Perinatal and Early Childhood Periods. PhD (Gender & Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 Masters Maternal Dietary Protein to Carbohydrate (P:C) Ratio, Amino Acids and their Association with Birthweight and Length of Gestation M Philosophy (Medicine), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD The Relationship between Maternal Nutrition, Obesity, Diabetes in Pregnancy and Offspring¿s Kidney Function in an Australian Indigenous Population PhD (Human Physiology), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Participation in Arts Health and its Impact on the Social and Emotional Wellbeing for Mothers and Female Carers of Indigenous Infants and Preschool Aged Children PhD (Psychiatry), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD Experience of Parenting a Premature Infant in Rural Area PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD Optimising Dietary Intake and Nutrition Related Health Outcomes in Aboriginal Women and their Children PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 29
United States 2
Canada 1
United Kingdom 1
New Zealand 1
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News

New exhibition highlights Connection, Culture and the Unborn

June 7, 2017

A new exhibition at Tamworth Regional Gallery will highlight the vibrant and inspirational work of the Gomeroi gaaynggal ArtsHealth program.

$1.5 million federal grant secures Indigenous health centre’s future

May 17, 2016

The Federal Government has provided a crucial $1.5 million grant to the University of Newcastle’s Gomeroi gaaynggal health centre at Tamworth and Walgett, enabling it to continue operating beyond the end of 2016.

Operation Angel Award for UON academic

December 5, 2014

University of Newcastle research academic Dr Kym Rae is being honoured for her dedication to kidney health research in Indigenous Australians.

Associate Professor Kym Rae

Position

Associate Professor
Mothers and Babies Research Centre
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Indigenous Health

Contact Details

Email kym.rae@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 02-67652698
Mobile 0431379872
Fax 02 6765 3743

Office

Room Gomeroi gaaynggal Centre 2/1 Hinkler Street
Building Gomeroi gaaynggal Centre
Location Tamworth NSW 2340

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