Dr Megan Jensen

Dr Megan Jensen

Postdoctoral Clinical Researcher

School of Medicine and Public Health

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Jensen is a clinical researcher (PhD, 2013) and Accredited Practicing Dietitian (Bachelor Nutrition & Dietetics, Hons, 2008), currently working in the Centre for Healthy Lungs, University of Newcastle. In 2015, Dr Jensen was listed as a key researcher for the recently established University of Newcastle Priority Research Centre Grow Up Well.  Prior to this position, she completed a 2 year overseas postdoctoral fellowship in Canada, at CHU Sainte-Justine, University of Montreal, under Prof Francine Ducharme, funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research, exploring the role of vitamin D supplementation in viral-induced preschool wheeze. Dr Jensen's research focuses on randomised controlled nutritional interventions and nutritional assessment in maternal and childhood asthma. Her research areas include a focus on obesity and body composition, having conducted a dietary-induced weight loss trial in children with asthma and characterisation of paediatric obese asthma. Her current research involves the assessment of dietary intake and nutritional status in women with asthma during pregnancy and the relationship with outcomes in their offspring.
Dr Jensen serves as the National Convenor for both the Research Discussion Group and the Paediatric and Maternal Health Discussion Group for the Dietitians Association of Australia. She also currently serves as Chair of the Student Mentor Committee for the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA), having previously served as co-chair and co-secretary for the local Newcastle branch of the NSA. Dr Jensen also serves as an Associate Editor for the journal Trials.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • asthma
  • body composition
  • clinical trials
  • dietitian
  • nutrition
  • obesity
  • pediatrics
  • pregnancy
  • vitamin D

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110203 Respiratory Diseases 60
111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified 20
111403 Paediatrics 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Postdoctoral Clinical Researcher University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
Postdoctoral Clinical Researcher Priority Research Centre (PRC) for Healthy Lungs | The University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
Postdoctoral Clinical Researcher University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/04/2013 - 31/03/2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellow Hospital Sainte-Justine
Pediatrics
Canada

Awards

Award

Year Award
2017 Professional Development Grant
University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health
2017 2016 Paper of the Year
Priority Research Centre Grow Up Well, University of Newcastle
2016 Allergy & Asthma SIG/ Asthma Australia Best Oral Presentation Award
The Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand
2016 Paper of the Year
School of Medicine & Public Health, Faculty of Health & Medicine, University of Newcastle | Australia
2016 Thoracic Society Australia New Zealand / Japanese Respiratory Society Early Career Development Award
Japanese Respiratory Society
2016 Thoracic Society Australia New Zealand Peter Phelan Pediatric Travel Award
The Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand
2015 Career Development Award
Priority Research Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Disease
2011 Education Prize
Hunter Medical Research Institute & Hunter Children’s Research Foundation
2008 Vice-Chancellor Honours scholarship
The University of Newcastle

Distinction

Year Award
2013 Rising Researcher
Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program & Council for Canadian Child Health Research
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Publications

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


Journal article (36 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Williams A, de Vlieger N, Young M, Jensen ME, Burrows TL, Morgan PJ, Collins CE, 'Dietary outcomes of overweight fathers and their children in the Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids community randomised controlled trial', Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 31 523-532 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/jhn.12543
Co-authors Nienke Devlieger Uon, Myles Young, Tracy Burrows, Clare Collins, Philip Morgan
2018 Shrewsbury VA, Burrows T, Ho M, Jensen M, Garnett SP, Stewart L, et al., 'Update of the best practice dietetic management of overweight and obese children and adolescents: A systematic review protocol', JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 16 1495-1502 (2018)

© 2018 THE JOANNA BRIGGS INSTITUTE. Review question/objective: To update an existing systematic review series1,2 of randomized controlled trials (RCT) that include a dietary inter... [more]

© 2018 THE JOANNA BRIGGS INSTITUTE. Review question/objective: To update an existing systematic review series1,2 of randomized controlled trials (RCT) that include a dietary intervention for the management of overweight or obesity in children or adolescents. Specifically, the review questions are: In randomized controlled trials of interventions which include a dietary intervention for the management of overweight or obesity in children or adolescents: ¿ What impact do these interventions have on participants' adiposity and dietary outcomes? ¿ What are the characteristics or intervention components that predict adiposity reduction or improvements in dietary outcomes?

DOI 10.11124/JBISRIR-2017-003603
Co-authors Li K Chai, Lee Ashton, Vanessa Shrewsbury, Tracy Burrows, Clare Collins
2018 Robijn AL, Jensen ME, Gibson PG, Powell H, Giles WB, Clifton VL, et al., 'Trends in asthma self-management skills and inhaled corticosteroid use during pregnancy and postpartum from 2004 to 2017.', J Asthma, 1-9 (2018)
DOI 10.1080/02770903.2018.1471709
Co-authors Peter Gibson, Joerg Mattes, John Attia, Peter Wark, Vanessa Murphy
2018 Jensen ME, Murphy VE, Gibson PG, Mattes J, Camargo CA, 'Vitamin D status in pregnant women with asthma and its association with adverse respiratory outcomes during infancy.', J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med, 1-6 (2018)
DOI 10.1080/14767058.2017.1419176
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson, Joerg Mattes
2018 Jensen ME, 'Imaging Adipose Tissue: New Insights into Asthma', ANNALS OF THE AMERICAN THORACIC SOCIETY, 15 304-305 (2018)
DOI 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201712-919ED
2017 Jensen ME, Gibson PG, Collins CE, Hilton JM, Wood LG, 'Lifestyle Risk Factors for Weight Gain in Children with and without Asthma', CHILDREN-BASEL, 4 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/children4030015
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Lisa Wood, Peter Gibson, Clare Collins
2017 McLoughlin RF, Berthon BS, Jensen ME, Baines KJ, Wood LG, 'Short-chain fatty acids, prebiotics, synbiotics, and systemic inflammation: A systematic review and meta-analysis', American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 106 930-945 (2017) [C1]

© 2017 American Society for Nutrition. Background: Prebiotic soluble fibers are fermented by beneficial bacteria in the colon to produce short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which are... [more]

© 2017 American Society for Nutrition. Background: Prebiotic soluble fibers are fermented by beneficial bacteria in the colon to produce short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which are proposed to have systemic anti-inflammatory effects. Objective: This review examines the effect of SCFAs, prebiotics, and pre- and probiotic combinations (synbiotics) on systemic inflammation. Design: Relevant English language studies from 1947 to May 2017 were identified with the use of online databases. Studies were considered eligible if they examined the effects of SCFAs, prebiotics, or synbiotics; were delivered orally, intravenously, or per rectum; were on biomarkers of systemic inflammation in humans; and performed meta-analysis where possible. Results: Sixty-eight studies were included. Fourteen of 29 prebiotic studies and 13 of 26 synbiotic studies reported a significant decrease in =1 marker of systemic inflammation. Eight studies compared prebiotic and synbiotic supplementation, 2 of which reported a decrease in inflammation with synbiotics only, with 1 reporting a greater anti-inflammatory effect with synbiotics than with prebiotics alone. Meta-analyses indicated that prebiotics reduce C-reactive protein (CRP) [standardized mean difference (SMD): -0.60; 95% CI: -0.98, -0.23], and synbiotics reduce CRP (SMD: -0.40; 95% CI: -0.73, -0.06) and tumor necrosis factor-a (SMD -0.90; 95% CI: -1.50, -0.30). Conclusions: There is significant heterogeneity of outcomes in studies examining the effect of prebiotics and synbiotics on systemic inflammation. Approximately 50% of included studies reported a decrease in =1 inflammatory biomarker. The inconsistency in reported outcomes may be due to heterogeneity in study design, supplement formulation, dosage, duration, and subject population. Nonetheless, meta-analyses provide evidence to support the systemic anti-inflammatory effects of prebiotic and synbiotic supplementation.

DOI 10.3945/ajcn.117.156265
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Katherine Baines, Lisa Wood
2017 Murphy VE, Jensen ME, Powell H, Gibson PG, 'Influence of Maternal Body Mass Index and Macrophage Activation on Asthma Exacerbations in Pregnancy', Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, 5 981-987.e1 (2017) [C1]

© 2017 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Background Obesity is a risk factor for exacerbations of asthma, but the mechanisms of this effect in pregnancy are u... [more]

© 2017 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Background Obesity is a risk factor for exacerbations of asthma, but the mechanisms of this effect in pregnancy are unknown. Objective This study determined the influence of maternal body mass index, gestational weight gain, eosinophilic inflammation, and systemic macrophage activation on the risk of exacerbations during pregnancy. Methods Women with asthma (n = 164) participated in the study. Body mass index recorded at baseline (17 weeks gestation) was categorized as healthy weight (18.5-24.9 kg/m2), overweight (25-29.9 kg/m2), or obese (>30 kg/m2). Exacerbations requiring medical intervention were recorded prospectively. Asthma control, medication use, and fractional exhaled nitric oxide were assessed monthly; additional visits occurred during exacerbations. Peripheral blood was collected at baseline for the measurement of eosinophils, soluble CD-163, C-reactive protein, and IL-6. Results Exacerbations occurred in a higher proportion of overweight (51.1%) and obese (48.4%) women compared with healthy weight women (25%; P =.026). Excess weight gain during pregnancy was not associated with exacerbation risk. Macrophage activation (elevated serum soluble CD-163) was associated with exacerbations requiring oral corticosteroids (P =.043), whereas high peripheral blood eosinophils or fractional exhaled nitric oxide were not associated with exacerbation or oral corticosteroid use. Conclusions Being overweight or obese confers a greater risk of asthma exacerbation during pregnancy, and may be due to systemic macrophage activation.

DOI 10.1016/j.jaip.2017.03.040
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson
2017 Jolliffe DA, Greenberg L, Hooper RL, Griffiths CJ, Camargo CA, Kerley CP, et al., 'Vitamin D supplementation to prevent asthma exacerbations: a systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data.', The Lancet. Respiratory medicine, 5 881-890 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/s2213-2600(17)30306-5
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 23
2017 Murphy VE, Jensen ME, Gibson PG, 'Asthma during Pregnancy: Exacerbations, Management, and Health Outcomes for Mother and Infant', SEMINARS IN RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, 38 160-173 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1055/s-0037-1600906
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Peter Gibson, Vanessa Murphy
2017 Guilleminault L, Williams EJ, Scott HA, Berthon BS, Jensen M, Wood LG, 'Diet and Asthma: Is It Time to Adapt Our Message?', Nutrients, 9 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/nu9111227
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Lisa Wood, Hayley Scott
2017 Burrows TL, Rollo ME, Williams R, Wood LG, Garg ML, Jensen M, Collins CE, 'A Systematic Review of Technology-Based Dietary Intake Assessment Validation Studies That Include Carotenoid Biomarkers', NUTRIENTS, 9 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/nu9020140
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Manohar Garg, Tracy Burrows, Megan Rollo, Clare Collins, Lisa Wood
2016 Ducharme FM, Jensen ME, Mendelson MJ, Parkin PC, Desplats E, Zhang X, Platt R, 'Asthma Flare-up Diary for Young Children to monitor the severity of exacerbations', Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 137 744-749.e6 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jaci.2015.07.028
Citations Scopus - 3
2016 Murphy VE, Jensen ME, Mattes J, Hensley MJ, Giles WB, Peek MJ, et al., 'The Breathing for Life Trial: a randomised controlled trial of fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FENO)-based management of asthma during pregnancy and its impact on perinatal outcomes and infant and childhood respiratory health', BMC PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH, 16 (2016)
DOI 10.1186/s12884-016-0890-3
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Peter Gibson, Michael Hensley, Joerg Mattes, Andrew Searles, Vanessa Murphy, John Attia
2016 Ashman AM, Collins CE, Hure AJ, Jensen M, Oldmeadow C, 'Maternal diet during early childhood, but not pregnancy, predicts diet quality and fruit and vegetable acceptance in offspring', Maternal and Child Nutrition, 12 579-590 (2016) [C1]

© 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd Studies have identified prenatal flavour exposure as a determinant of taste preferences in infants; however, these studies have focused on relat... [more]

© 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd Studies have identified prenatal flavour exposure as a determinant of taste preferences in infants; however, these studies have focused on relatively small samples and limited flavours. As many parents struggle with getting children to accept a variety of nutritious foods, a study of the factors influencing food acceptance is warranted. The objective of this study was to determine whether exposure to a wider variety of fruit and vegetables and overall higher diet quality in utero results in acceptance of a greater variety of these foods and better diet quality for offspring during childhood. This study is a secondary data analysis of pregnant women (n = 52) and their resulting offspring recruited for the Women and Their Children's Health study in NSW, Australia. Dietary intake of mothers and children was measured using food frequency questionnaires. Diet quality and vegetable and fruit variety were calculated using the Australian Recommended Food Score and the Australian Child and Adolescent Recommended Food Score. Associations between maternal and child diet quality and variety were assessed using Pearson's correlations and the total effect of in utero maternal pregnancy diet on childhood diet was decomposed into direct and indirect effect using mediation analysis. Maternal pregnancy and post-natal diet were both correlated with child diet for overall diet quality and fruit and vegetable variety (P < 0.001). Mediation analyses showed that the indirect effect of maternal pregnancy diet on child diet was mediated through maternal post-natal diet, particularly for fruit (P = 0.045) and vegetables (P = 0.055). Nutrition intervention should therefore be aimed at improving diet quality and variety in mothers with young children, in order to subsequently improve eating habits of offspring.

DOI 10.1111/mcn.12151
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Clare Collins, Alexis Hure, Christopher Oldmeadow
2016 Jensen ME, Ducharme FM, Théorêt Y, Bélanger AS, Delvin E, 'Data in support for the measurement of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) by tandem mass spectrometry', Data in Brief, 8 925-929 (2016)

© 2016. This article provides data and a method related to a research paper entitled &quot;Assessing vitamin D nutritional status: is capillary blood adequate?&quot; (Jensen et al... [more]

© 2016. This article provides data and a method related to a research paper entitled "Assessing vitamin D nutritional status: is capillary blood adequate?" (Jensen et al., 2016) [1]. Circulating 25OHD, the accepted biomarker of the vitamin D nutritional status, is routinely measured by automated immunoassays, that although may be performed in hospital central laboratories, often suffer from a lack of specificity with regards to the different vitamin D metabolites, "Measurement of circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D: a historical review" (Le Goff et al., 2015) [2]. Mass spectrometry offers this specificity. This article describes the performance of an in-house tandem mass spectrometry method for the individual measurement of 25OHD3, 25OHD2and 3-épi-25OHD3.

DOI 10.1016/j.dib.2016.07.017
Citations Scopus - 3
2016 Jensen ME, Mailhot G, Alos N, Rousseau E, White JH, Khamessan A, Ducharme FM, 'Vitamin D intervention in preschoolers with viral-induced asthma (DIVA): A pilot randomised controlled trial', Trials, 17 (2016)

© 2016 Jensen et al. Background: Trials in school-aged children suggest vitamin D supplementation reduces asthma exacerbations. Primary aim: to examine whether vitamin D3(100,000 ... [more]

© 2016 Jensen et al. Background: Trials in school-aged children suggest vitamin D supplementation reduces asthma exacerbations. Primary aim: to examine whether vitamin D3(100,000 IU) rapidly raises serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) =75 nmol/L in asthmatic preschoolers. Methods: In a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial, preschool-aged children with asthma received 100,000 IU vitamin D3(intervention) or placebo (control), followed by 400 IU vitamin D3daily for 6 months. Serum 25OHD was measured at baseline, 10 days, 3 and 6 months. Outcomes included the group difference in 25OHD change from baseline at 3 months (¿25OHD); the proportion of children with 25OHD =75 nmol/L at 3 months; the pattern in serum vitamin D over 6 months; the proportion of children with hypercalciuria at any time point (safety); and group rates for oral corticosteroids. Continuous outcomes were analysed using generalised linear mixed models and group rate ratios of events per child were assessed using a Poisson distribution model. Results: Twenty-two children were randomised (intervention:11; control:11) during winter. At 3 months, the group difference in ¿25OHD (7.2 nmol/L; 95 % CI: -13.7, 28.1) was not significant; yet, 100 % versus 54.5 % (intervention versus control) had serum 25OHD =75 nmol/L. There was a significant group difference in ¿25OHD at 10 days (110.3 nmol/L; 95 % CI: 64.0, 156.6). One child in each group had transient hypercalciuria at 10 days. Group oral corticosteroids rates were 0.82 and 1.18/child, intervention versus control (rate ratio = 0.68; 95 % CI: 0.30, 1.62; non-significant). Conclusions: Following 100,000 IU vitamin D3, all children reached serum 25OHD =75 nmol/L, compared with half who received placebo. Daily supplementation, sun exposure and insufficient power may explain the absence of a significant 3-month group difference in ¿25OHD. No clinically important alterations in bone metabolism biomarkers occurred. Group oral corticosteroid rates will inform sample size calculations for the larger trial. ( NCT01999907 , 25 November 2013).

DOI 10.1186/s13063-016-1483-1
Citations Scopus - 13
2016 Martineau AR, Cates CJ, Urashima M, Jensen M, Griffiths AP, Nurmatov U, et al., 'Vitamin D for the management of asthma', COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS, (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD011511.pub2
Citations Scopus - 37Web of Science - 28
2016 Jensen ME, Ducharme FM, Théorêt Y, Bélanger AS, Delvin E, 'Assessing vitamin D nutritional status: Is capillary blood adequate?', Clinica Chimica Acta, 457 59-62 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 Elsevier B.V. Background: Venous blood is the usual sample for measuring various biomarkers, including 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD). However, it can prove challenging in inf... [more]

© 2016 Elsevier B.V. Background: Venous blood is the usual sample for measuring various biomarkers, including 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD). However, it can prove challenging in infants and young children. Hence the finger-prick capillary collection is an alternative, being a relatively simple procedure perceived to be less invasive. We elected to validate the use of capillary blood sampling for 25OHD quantification by liquid chromatography tandem-mass spectrometry (LC/MS-MS). Methods: Venous and capillary blood samples were simultaneously collected from 15 preschool-aged children with asthma 10 days after receiving 100,000 IU of vitamin-D3or placebo and 20 apparently healthy adult volunteers. 25OHD was measured by an in-house LC/MS-MS method. Results: The venous 25OHD values varied between 23 and 255 nmol/l. The venous and capillary blood total 25OHD concentrations highly correlated (r2= 0.9963). The mean difference (bias) of capillary blood 25OHD compared to venous blood was 2.0 (95% CI: -7.5, 11.5) nmol/l. Conclusion: Our study demonstrates excellent agreement with no evidence of a clinically important bias between venous and capillary serum 25OHD concentrations measured by LC/MS-MS over a wide range of values. Under those conditions, capillary blood is therefore adequate for the measurement of 25OHD.

DOI 10.1016/j.cca.2016.03.020
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2016 Jensen ME, Mendelson MJ, Desplats E, Zhang X, Platt R, Ducharme FM, 'Caregiver's functional status during a young child's asthma exacerbation: A validated instrument', Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 137 782-788.e6 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jaci.2015.08.031
Citations Scopus - 4
2015 Periyalil HA, Wood LG, Scott HA, Jensen ME, Gibson PG, 'Macrophage activation, age and sex effects of immunometabolism in obese asthma', European Respiratory Journal, 45 388-395 (2015) [C1]

Copyright © ERS 2015. Obese asthma is characterised by infiltration of adipose tissue by activated macrophages and mast cells. The aim of this study was to examine the age and sex... [more]

Copyright © ERS 2015. Obese asthma is characterised by infiltration of adipose tissue by activated macrophages and mast cells. The aim of this study was to examine the age and sex effects of immunometabolism in obese asthma. Obese and non-obese asthmatic children and adults underwent spirometry, body composition assessment by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry and measurement of serum soluble CD163 (sCD163), tryptase, C-reactive protein (CRP) and other adipocytokines. Plasma CRP (p<0.01) and leptin (p<0.01) were elevated in obese asthmatic adults, and sCD163 (p=0.003) was elevated in obese asthmatic children. We observed significantly higher sCD163 in obese female children compared to obese female adults and male children, and higher CRP in obese female adults compared to obese male children and adults. Serum tryptase concentrations were not significantly different across age groups. sCD163 positively correlated with the proportion of android fat in obese female children (r=0.70, p=0.003) and obese female adults (r=0.65, p=0.003). In obese female children, sCD163 was inversely associated with forced expiratory volume in 1 s % predicted (r=-0.55, p=0.02) and was positively associated with the Asthma Control Questionnaire (r=0.57, p=0.02). Obese children with asthma have sex-specific macrophage activation, which may contribute to worse asthma control and lung function. The heterogeneous systemic inflammatory profile across age and sex suggests the existence of sub-phenotypes in obese asthma at the molecular level.

DOI 10.1183/09031936.00080514
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Hayley Scott, Peter Gibson, Lisa Wood
2015 Burrows TL, Williams R, Rollo M, Wood L, Garg ML, Jensen M, Collins CE, 'Plasma carotenoid levels as biomarkers of dietary carotenoid consumption: A systematic review of the validation studies', Journal of Nutrition and Intermediary Metabolism, 2 15-64 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. Background Previous research has demonstrated that plasma carotenoids are a reliable biomarker of usual fruit and vegetable intake. ... [more]

© 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. Background Previous research has demonstrated that plasma carotenoids are a reliable biomarker of usual fruit and vegetable intake. The review aims were to synthesize (i) the mean dietary intake and (ii) plasma concentrations of carotenoids reported from validation studies (iii) compare the strength of the relationship between the two, measured using different dietary assessment methods. Methods Six databases were used to locate studies that included: adult populations, assessment of dietary intake, measurement of plasma carotenoids and reported the comparison between the two measures. Results One hundred and forty-two studies were included with 95,480 participants, the majority of studies were cross-sectional (n = 86), with randomized controlled trials (RCTs) (n = 18), 14 case-control studies and 13 cohorts. The most common reported dietary carotenoid and plasma carotenoid was lycopene: weighted dietary mean intake (4555.4 ug/day), and plasma concentration 0.62 umol/L (95% CI: 0.61, 0.63, n = 56studies. The strongest weighted correlation between the two measures was found for cryptoxanthin (r = 0.38, 95% CI 0.34, 0.42) followed by a-carotene (r = 0.34, 95% CI 0.31, 0.37). Conclusion This review summarizes typical dietary intakes and plasma concentrations and their expected associations based on validation studies conducted to date which provides a benchmark for future validation studies.

DOI 10.1016/j.jnim.2015.05.001
Citations Scopus - 14
Co-authors Tracy Burrows, Clare Collins, Manohar Garg, Megan Rollo, Lisa Wood
2014 O'Brien KM, Hutchesson MJ, Jensen M, Morgan P, Callister R, Collins CE, 'Participants in an online weight loss program can improve diet quality during weight loss: a randomized controlled trial.', Nutrition journal, 13 82 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1475-2891-13-82
Co-authors Robin Callister, Clare Collins, Philip Morgan, Melinda Hutchesson
2014 Jensen ME, Gibson PG, Collins CE, Wood LG, 'Lean mass, not fat mass, is associated with lung function in male and female children with asthma', Pediatric Research, 75 93-98 (2014) [C1]

Background:Whether body composition is associated with lung function in asthmatic children has not been investigated. This study aimed to primarily investigate whether BMI z-score... [more]

Background:Whether body composition is associated with lung function in asthmatic children has not been investigated. This study aimed to primarily investigate whether BMI z-score and body composition were associated with respiratory function in asthmatic children.Methods:In a cross-sectional study, male (n = 27; mean age: 11.9 y (SD: 2.3)) and female (n = 21; mean age: 13.6 y (SD: 2.2)) asthmatic children underwent clinical assessment.Results:BMI z-score was associated with forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1; r = 0.458), forced vital capacity (FVC; r = 0.477), and total lung capacity (TLC; r = 0.451) in males only (P < 0.05). Total lean mass was associated with FEV1(r = 0.655), FVC (r = 0.562), and TLC (r = 0.635) in males, as was thoracic lean mass (FEV1(r = 0.573), FVC (r = 0.526), and TLC (r = 0.497); P < 0.05). TLC was associated with total (r = 0.522) and thoracic (r = 0.532) lean mass in females (P < 0.05). Fat mass was not associated with lung function in this group.Conclusion:Lean mass, not fat mass, is associated with lung function in children with asthma. The positive association between BMI z-score and respiratory function in male children is driven by lean mass. Although body weight can be easily monitored in the clinical setting, body composition can provide important information. Future research exploring lean mass and lung function associations could inform future interventions. Copyright © 2014 International Pediatric Research Foundation, Inc.

DOI 10.1038/pr.2013.181
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Clare Collins, Peter Gibson, Lisa Wood
2014 Scott HA, Jensen ME, Wood LG, 'Dietary interventions in asthma', Current Pharmaceutical Design, 20 1003-1010 (2014) [C1]

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways. The inflammatory response in asthma is heterogeneous. Allergen specific responses lead to activation of the acquired immu... [more]

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways. The inflammatory response in asthma is heterogeneous. Allergen specific responses lead to activation of the acquired immune system, via a predominantly IL-5 mediated, eosinophilic pathway. Stimuli such as viruses and bacteria activate the innate immune system, via a predominantly IL-8 mediated, neutrophilic pathway. Asthma has also been demonstrated to involve a systemic inflammatory component. Glucocorticoids are the predominant pharmacological treatment used to control inflammation in asthma. However, compliance with medications can be compromised due to patient concerns about side effects. Hence dietary interventions that target the inflammatory response in asthma have great potential. Various aspects of dietary intake are known to modulate inflammation. Saturated fatty acids can induce an inflammatory response via activation of pattern recognition receptors. Omega-3 fatty acids can be anti-inflammatory, via mechanisms such as modification of eicosanoid production. Antioxidants can have anti-inflammatory effects as they scavenge free radicals, preventing activation of transcription factors including NF-¿B. Chronic excess energy intake can lead to obesity, which augments inflammation due to the release of inflammatory mediators by adipose tissue. Here we review the role of these dietary components in asthma. © 2014 Bentham Science Publishers.

DOI 10.2174/13816128113190990421
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Lisa Wood, Hayley Scott
2014 Blomfield RL, Collins CE, Hutchesson MJ, Young MD, Jensen ME, Callister R, Morgan PJ, 'Impact of self-help weight loss resources with or without online support on the dietary intake of overweight and obese men: The SHED-IT randomised controlled trial', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, 8 e476-e487 (2014) [C1]

©2013 Asian Oceanian Association for the Study of Obesity. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Background: Obese men are more likely to have poor dietary patterns comp... [more]

©2013 Asian Oceanian Association for the Study of Obesity. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Background: Obese men are more likely to have poor dietary patterns compared to women, increasing diet-related chronic disease risk. The impact of a male-only weight loss intervention on dietary intakes is under-evaluated. The aim was to deter-mine whether overweight/obese men randomised to self-help paper-based resources with or without online support, achieved greater improvements in diet compared with Wait-list controls at 3 and 6 months following a gender tailored weight-loss intervention.Methods: Dietary intake was assessed using a 120-item semi-quantitative food fre-quency questionnaire (FFQ), in a secondary analysis of a three-arm weight lossRCT grounded in Social Cognitive Theory; (1) Resources: gender-tailored weight lossresources (DVD, handbooks, pedometer, tape measure); (2) Online: resources pluswebsite and efeedback, (3) Wait-list control.Results: Energy, total fat, saturated fat, and carbohydrate intakes decreased in theonline group, which differed significantly from controls at 3- and 6-month follow-up(P <0.05). There was a significant reduction in energy, fat and carbohydrate intakesin the Resource group at 3 and 6 months, but no difference from controls (P>0.05).In the online group there was an increase in %energy from core foods and decreasein %energy from energy-dense nutrient-poor foods (P<0.05) that was significantlydifferent compared to controls at 3 and 6 months (P<0.05).Conclusion: Results suggest that men randomised to the SHED-IT intervention armswere able to implement key dietary messages up to 6 months compared to con-trols. Future interventions should include targeted and gender-tailored messages asa strategy to improve mens dietary intake within weight loss interventions.© 2013 Asian Oceanian Association for the Study of Obesity.

DOI 10.1016/j.orcp.2013.09.004
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Clare Collins, Philip Morgan, Melinda Hutchesson, Robin Callister, Myles Young
2013 Jensen ME, Wood LG, Williams RB, Collins CE, 'Associations between sleep, dietary intake and physical activity in children: systematic review', JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 11 227-262 (2013) [C1]
Co-authors Clare Collins, Lisa Wood
2013 Al-jadani HM, Patterson A, Sibbritt D, Hutchesson MJ, Jensen ME, Collins CE, 'Diet quality, measured by fruit and vegetable intake, predicts weight change in young women.', Journal of Obesity, 2013 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1155/2013/525161
Citations Scopus - 35Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Clare Collins, Amanda Patterson, Melinda Hutchesson
2013 Jensen ME, Gibson PG, Collins CE, Wood LG, 'Airway and systemic inflammation in obese children with asthma', EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, 42 1012-1019 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1183/09031936.00124912
Citations Scopus - 47Web of Science - 42
Co-authors Lisa Wood, Peter Gibson, Clare Collins
2013 Jensen ME, Gibson PG, Collins CE, Hilton JM, Wood LG, 'Diet-induced weight loss in obese children with asthma: a randomized controlled trial', CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL ALLERGY, 43 775-784 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/cea.12115
Citations Scopus - 47Web of Science - 43
Co-authors Lisa Wood, Peter Gibson, Clare Collins
2013 Jensen ME, Gibson PG, Collins CE, Hilton JM, Latham-Smith F, Wood LG, 'Increased sleep latency and reduced sleep duration in children with asthma', SLEEP AND BREATHING, 17 281-287 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s11325-012-0687-1
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Lisa Wood, Clare Collins, Peter Gibson
2013 Ho M, Jensen ME, Burrows T, Neve M, Garnett SP, Baur L, et al., 'Best practice dietetic management of overweight and obese children and adolescents: a 2010 update of a systematic review', JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 11 190-293 (2013)
DOI 10.11124/jbisrir-2013-890
Co-authors Melinda Hutchesson
2013 Collins CE, Jensen ME, Young MD, Callister R, Plotnikoff RC, Morgan PJ, 'Improvement in erectile function following weight loss in obese men: The SHED-IT randomized controlled trial', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, 7 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.orcp.2013.07.004
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Ron Plotnikoff, Robin Callister, Myles Young, Philip Morgan, Clare Collins
2012 Jensen ME, Wood LG, Gibson PG, 'Obesity and childhood asthma - Mechanisms and manifestations', Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 12 186-192 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 45Web of Science - 41
Co-authors Peter Gibson, Lisa Wood
2011 Jensen ME, Collins CE, Gibson PG, Wood LG, 'The obesity phenotype in children with asthma', Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 12 152-159 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.prrv.2011.01.009
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 30
Co-authors Peter Gibson, Lisa Wood, Clare Collins
2011 Jensen ME, Collins CE, Latham N, Wood LG, 'Associations between Sleep Architecture, Dietary Intake and Physical Activity in Children: A Systematic Review. (Protocol)', JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 9 S37-S51 (2011)
Co-authors Clare Collins, Lisa Wood
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Conference (17 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 McLaughlin K, Foureur M, Jensen ME, Murphy VE, 'Review and appraisal of guidelines for the management of asthma during pregnancy', WOMEN AND BIRTH (2018)
DOI 10.1016/j.wombi.2018.01.008
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy
2018 Murphy VE, Metcalfe TB, Robijn A, Gibson PG, McCaffery K, Jensen ME, 'BELIEFS ABOUT MEDICINES AND ADHERENCE TO ASTHMA MEDICATION IN PREGNANCY', RESPIROLOGY (2018)
Co-authors Peter Gibson, Vanessa Murphy
2016 Jensen ME, Camargo CA, Gibson PG, Mattes J, Murphy VE, 'Maternal Serum Ditamin D Levels \= 75nmol/l During Pregnancy Are Associated With Fewer Adverse Respiratory Outcomes In Infants At 12 Months Of Age', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, San Francisco, CA (2016)
Co-authors Vanessa Murphy, Peter Gibson, Joerg Mattes
2016 Jensen ME, Gibson PG, Garg M, Wood LG, 'Neutrophil Activity Markers Are Reduced Following A High, Versus A Low, Fruit And Vegetable Diet, In Overweight And Obese Adults With Asthma', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, San Francisco, CA (2016)
Co-authors Lisa Wood, Peter Gibson
2014 Jensen ME, Gibson PG, Collins CE, Hilton JM, Wood LG, 'Sleep, Diet, Activity, And Metabolic Outcomes In Children With And Without Asthma: A Cross-Sectional Study', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE (2014)
Co-authors Peter Gibson, Lisa Wood, Clare Collins
2014 Periyalil H, Scott H, Jensen M, Wood L, Gibson P, 'MACROPHAGE ACTIVATION IS A DETERMINANT OF DEVELOPMENTAL EFFECTS OF IMMUNOMETABOLISM IN OBESE ASTHMA', RESPIROLOGY (2014) [E3]
DOI 10.1111/resp.12263_7
Co-authors Lisa Wood, Hayley Scott, Peter Gibson
2013 Collins CE, Jensen MJ, Young MD, Callister R, Plotnikoff RC, Morgan PJ, 'Erectile function improves in obese men following weight loss during the SHED-IT randomised controlled trial', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Clare Collins, Ron Plotnikoff, Myles Young, Robin Callister, Philip Morgan
2012 Jensen ME, Gibson PG, Collins CE, Wood LG, 'Distribution of lean and fat mass differentially affect lung function in children', Abstracts. American Thoracic Society 2012 International Conference, San Francisco, CA (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Peter Gibson, Lisa Wood, Clare Collins
2012 Jensen ME, Gibson PG, Collins CE, Wood LG, 'Systemic inflammation and clinical asthma outcomes in obese and non-obese children: A cross-sectional study', Abstracts. American Thoracic Society 2012 International Conference, San Francisco, CA (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Peter Gibson, Lisa Wood, Clare Collins
2011 Jensen ME, Collins CE, Gibson PG, Hilton JM, Wood LG, 'Dietary induced weight loss improves asthma control and lung function after 10 weeks in obese children and adolescents with asthma', Australasian Medical Journal, Queenstown, NZ (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Lisa Wood, Clare Collins, Peter Gibson
2011 Jensen ME, Gibson PG, Collins CE, Wood LG, 'Lean mass is positively associated with respiratory function in male asthmatic children', Australasian Medical Journal, Queenstown, NZ (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Lisa Wood, Clare Collins, Peter Gibson
2011 Jensen ME, Collins CE, Gibson PG, Hilton JM, Wood LG, 'Characterising the obese phenotype in asthmatic children and adolescents', American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Denver, CO (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Peter Gibson, Lisa Wood, Clare Collins
2011 Jensen ME, Gibson PG, Collins CE, Hilton JM, Latham-Smith F, Wood LG, 'Gender differences in sleep duration & sleep quality in children with & without asthma using polysomnography', American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Denver, CO (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Lisa Wood, Peter Gibson, Clare Collins
2011 Jensen ME, Gibson PG, Collins CE, Hilton JM, Wood LG, 'Results from a ten week pilot weight loss intervention in obese asthmatic children and adolescents', American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Denver, CO (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Peter Gibson, Lisa Wood, Clare Collins
2010 Jensen ME, Gibson PG, Collins CE, Hilton JM, Wood LG, 'Body composition may be associated with systemic and airway inflammation in children with asthma', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Lisa Wood, Clare Collins, Peter Gibson
2010 Jensen ME, Collins CE, Gibson PG, Hilton JM, Wood LG, 'Obesity is associated with increased airway inflammation in children with asthma', Respirology, Brisbane, QLD (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Lisa Wood, Clare Collins, Peter Gibson
2010 Jensen ME, Collins CE, Gibson PG, Hilton JM, Wood LG, 'Obesity affects airway inflammation in asthmatic children', Nutrition & Dietetics, Melbourne (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Clare Collins, Lisa Wood, Peter Gibson
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 22
Total funding $4,421,295

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


20181 grants / $17,307

Maternal and early life Vitamin D exposure and respiratory outcomes in high risk infants$17,307

Funding body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust

Funding body John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust
Project Team Doctor Megan Jensen, Doctor Vanessa Murphy, Emeritus Professor Michael Hensley
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1800348
Type Of Funding C3112 - Aust Not for profit
Category 3112
UON Y

20175 grants / $3,874,388

Vitamin D In the prevention of Viral-induced Asthma of preschoolers (DIVA): a multicentre randomized controlled trial$3,404,389

Funding body: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Funding body Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2021
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

Peggy Lang Hunter Children’s Research Foundation Early Career Researcher Fellowship$427,499

Funding body: Hunter Children`s Research Foundation

Funding body Hunter Children`s Research Foundation
Project Team Doctor Megan Jensen
Scheme Research Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2023
GNo G1601201
Type Of Funding C3120 - Aust Philanthropy
Category 3120
UON Y

Nutritional status and exacerbation risk in pregnant women with asthma$20,000

Funding body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust

Funding body John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust
Project Team Doctor Megan Jensen, Doctor Vanessa Murphy, Emeritus Professor Michael Hensley
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700387
Type Of Funding C3112 - Aust Not for profit
Category 3112
UON Y

Understanding the role of diet and gut bacteria in asthmatic children$20,000

Funding body: First National Newcastle City

Funding body First National Newcastle City
Project Team Professor Lisa Wood, Doctor Megan Jensen, Professor Joerg Mattes, Doctor Bronwyn Berthon, Doctor Katie Baines
Scheme Research Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701528
Type Of Funding C3120 - Aust Philanthropy
Category 3120
UON Y

The relationship between Vitamin D levels during pregnancy in women with asthma and infant respiratory outcomes$2,500

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

Funding body Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle
Scheme Strategic Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20166 grants / $67,445

Changes in the gut microbiome induced by dietary intervention in children with asthma$25,000

Funding body: Priority Research Centre Grow Up Well, University of Newcastle

Funding body Priority Research Centre Grow Up Well, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Wood LG, Jensen ME, Starkey M, Nightingale S, Mattes J, Collinson A

Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Airway resistance, body composition and wheeze in young children at high risk of asthma$21,745

Funding body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust

Funding body John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust
Project Team Doctor Megan Jensen, Doctor Vanessa Murphy, Emeritus Professor Michael Hensley
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600597
Type Of Funding C3112 - Aust Not for profit
Category 3112
UON Y

Peter Phelan Travel Award$7,500

Funding body: Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand

Funding body Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
Project Team Doctor Megan Jensen
Scheme Peter Phelan Travel Award
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600594
Type Of Funding C3112 - Aust Not for profit
Category 3112
UON Y

Vitamin D and Obesity in Childhood Asthma (VOCA)$5,000

Funding body: Priority Research Centre Grow Up Well, University of Newcastle

Funding body Priority Research Centre Grow Up Well, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Jensen ME

Scheme Strategic Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) software upgrade: pediatric$4,200

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

Funding body The University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team

Jensen ME, Berthon BS

Scheme Equipment Round
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Dietary intake during pregnancy and lactation: associations with maternal and infant respiratory outcomes$4,000

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

Funding body The University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team

Jensen ME

Scheme Strategic ECR Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20155 grants / $251,675

Improving diet quality to reduce risk of asthma attacks in children$120,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Lisa Wood, Professor Joerg Mattes, Conjoint Professor Peter Wark, Doctor Katie Baines, Doctor Megan Jensen
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1500957
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Vitamin D In the prevention of Viral-induced Asthma of pre-schoolers: a RCT (DIVA)$100,000

Funding body: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Funding body Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Project Team

Prof Francine Ducharme

Scheme Health Research
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

GC & HPLC service contract$20,000

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

Funding body The University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team

LG Wood, PG Gibson, PAB Wark, CE Collins, R Callister, V McDonald, J Mattes, K Baines, J Horvat, L McDonald-Wicks, BS Berthon, ME Jensen

Scheme Equipment Round
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Adult Forced Oscillation Technique equipment$10,000

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

Funding body The University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team

Murphy VE, Gibson PG, Jensen ME

Scheme Equipment Round
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Joint Annual Scientific Meeting of the Nutrition Society of New Zealand and the Nutrition Society of Australia, Wellington New Zealand, 1-4 December 2015$1,675

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Megan Jensen
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501140
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20141 grants / $100,000

Vitamin D In the prevention of Viral-induced Asthma of pre-schoolers: a RCT (DIVA) $100,000

Funding body: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Funding body Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Project Team

Prof Francine Ducharme

Scheme Health Research
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

20131 grants / $36,480

Vitamin D supplementation to prevent exacerbations in children with asthma – a pilot RCT $36,480

Funding body: Thrasher Research Fund

Funding body Thrasher Research Fund
Scheme Early Career Award
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

20121 grants / $4,000

HCRF Education Prize$4,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Megan Jensen
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200221
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20101 grants / $20,000

Obesity Risk in Childhood Asthma$20,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON N

20091 grants / $50,000

Obesity and airway inflammation in children with asthma$50,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)
Project Team

A/Prof Lisa Wood

Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current5

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD Attitudes and Adherence to Asthma Medication During Pregnancy PhD (Medicine), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Maternal and Early Life Nutritional Status and Respiratory Health Outcomes of the Offspring PhD (Medicine), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Dietary Fibre As A Modulator of Inflammation In Asthma PhD (Nutritional Biochemistry), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Assessing Acceptability of a Novel Antenatal Asthma Management Approach for Pregnant Women PhD (Medicine), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Inflammatory gene expression profiling during pregnancy to predict future asthma exacerbations and poor maternal and neonatal outcomes PhD (Reproductive Medicine), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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News

HCRF research fellowship to support better nutrition, better breathing

February 16, 2018

The Hunter Children's Research Foundation has awarded Dr Megan Jensen with an Early-Career Fellowship thanks to a bequest from the late Peggy Lang.

Vitamin D shines in review of asthma management

September 9, 2016

Vitamin D shines in review of asthma management

Dr Megan Jensen

Position

Postdoctoral Clinical Researcher
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email megan.jensen@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 40420115

Office

Room L2, West Wing, HMRI Bldg
Building HMRI Bldg
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