Dr Jo Zhou

Shao Zhou
Lecturer
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences

Dr Zhou is a senior lecturer at the University of Adelaide. She leads the Pregnancy and Early Childhood Nutrition Research Program at the School of Agriculture, Food & Wine, University of Adelaide. Prior to completing her PhD, she was an obstetrician (qualified in China) and a clinical dietitian. Her research focuses on nutrition interventions in pregnancy and early childhood to improve pregnancy outcomes and the long-term health of mothers and children. Special research interests include fatty acid and micronutrients in health, functional foods and translation of research findings to clinical practice /public health policy.

Dr Zhou is a Chief Investigator on a number of competitive and industry grants of more than $10 million over the last 5 years. She is an executive board member of the Dietitian Association of Australia, SA branch, and an associate editor of the journal of Nutrition and Dietetic.

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Dr Jo Zhou

Dr Zhou is a senior lecturer at the University of Adelaide. She leads the Pregnancy and Early Childhood Nutrition Research Program at the School of Agriculture, Food & Wine, University of Adelaide. Prior to completing her PhD, she was an obstetrician (qualified in China) and a clinical dietitian. Her research focuses on nutrition interventions in pregnancy and early childhood to improve pregnancy outcomes and the long-term health of mothers and children. Special research interests include fatty acid and micronutrients in health, functional foods and translation of research findings to clinical practice /public health policy.

Dr Zhou is a Chief Investigator on a number of competitive and industry grants of more than $10 million over the last 5 years. She is an executive board member of the Dietitian Association of Australia, SA branch, and an associate editor of the journal of Nutrition and Dietetic.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2017 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
2012 - 2016 Lecturer University of Adelaide
2006 - 2012 Research Fellow Women's & Children's Health Research Institute
2003 - 2005 Research Assistant Women's & Children's Health Research Institute
2001 - 2002 Clinical Dietitian Lyell McEwin Hospital
1999 - 2001 Clinical Dietitian Queen Elizabeth Hopsital
1996 - 1997 Analytical Chemist Amdel Laboratory

Language Competencies

Language Competency
Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2001 - 2005 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
1997 - 1999 Flinders University of Adelaide Australia MND
1993 - 2015 Flinders University Australia BSc

Journals

Date Citation
2016 Malek,L, Umberger,W, Makrides,M, Zhou,SJ, 2016, Poor adherence to folic acid and iodine supplement recommendations in preconception and pregnancy: a cross-sectional analysis, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40, 5, 424-429 10.1111/1753-6405.12552
2016 Hawke,K, Louise,J, Collins,C, Zhou,SJ, Brown,A, Gibson,RA, Makrides,M, 2016, Growth patterns during the first 12 months of life: post-hoc analysis of South Australian Aboriginal and Caucasian infant data taken from a randomised controlled trial of formula feeding, Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, - 10.6133/apjcn.042016.09
2016 Malek,L, Umberger,W, Makrides,M, Zhou,SJ, 2016, Adherence to the Australian dietary guidelines during pregnancy: evidence from a national study, Public Health Nutrition, 19, 7, 1155-1163 10.1017/S1368980015002232
2016 Huynh,D, Condo,D, Gibson,R, Makrides,M, Muhlhausler,B, Zhou,SJ, 2016, Comparison of breast-milk iodine concentration of lactating women in Australia pre and post mandatory iodine fortification, Public Health Nutrition, 20, 1, 1-6 10.1017/S1368980016002032
2016 Condo,D, Huyhn,D, Anderson,AJ, Skeaff,S, Ryan,P, Makrides,M, Mühlhaüsler,BS, Zhou,SJ, 2016, Iodine status of pregnant women in South Australia after mandatory iodine fortification of bread and the recommendation for iodine supplementation, Maternal and Child Nutrition, - 10.1111/mcn.12410
2016 Martin,JC, Zhou,SJ, Flynn,AC, Malek,L, Greco,R, Moran,L, 2016, The Assessment of Diet Quality and Its Effects on Health Outcomes Pre-pregnancy and during Pregnancy, Seminars in Reproductive Medicine, 34, 2, 83-92 10.1055/s-0036-1571353
2016 Guess,K, Malek,L, Anderson,A, Makrides,M, Zhou,SJ, 2016, Knowledge and practices regarding iodine supplementation: A national survey of healthcare providers, Women and Birth, 30, 1, e56-e60 10.1016/j.wombi.2016.08.007
2016 Gould,JF, Anderson,AJ, Yelland,LN, Smithers,LG, Skeaff,CM, Zhou,SJ, Gibson,RA, Makrides,M, 2016, Association of cord blood vitamin D with early childhood growth and neurodevelopment, Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 53, 1, - 10.1111/jpc.13308
2015 Zhou,SJ, Skeaff,M, Makrides,M, Gibson,R, 2015, Vitamin D status and its predictors among pre-school children in Adelaide, Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 51, 6, 614-619 10.1111/jpc.12770
2015 Condo,D, Makrides,M, Skeaff,S, Zhou,SJ, 2015, Development and validation of an iodine-specific FFQ to estimate iodine intake in Australian pregnant women, British Journal of Nutrition, 113, 6, 944-952 10.1017/S0007114515000197
2015 Pharande,P, Pammi,M, Collins,CT, Zhou,SJ, Abrams,SA, 2015, Vitamin D supplementation for prevention of vitamin D deficiency in preterm and low birth weight infants, COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS, 2, - 10.1002/14651858.CD011529
2015 Uhl,O, Hellmuth,C, Demmelmair,H, Zhou,SJ, Makrides,M, Prosser,C, Lowry,D, Gibson,RA, Koletzko,B, 2015, Dietary effects on plasma glycerophospholipids: results from a randomized controlled infant feeding trial, Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, 61, 3, 367-372 10.1097/mpg.0000000000000783
2015 Huynh,D, Zhou,SJ, Gibson,R, Palmer,L, Muhlhausler,B, 2015, Validation of an optimized method for the determination of iodine in human breast milk by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICPMS) after tetramethylammonium hydroxide extraction, Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, 29, 75-82 10.1016/j.jtemb.2014.07.005
2015 Zhou,SJ, Skeaff,SA, Ryan,P, Doyle,LW, Anderson,PJ, Kornman,L, Mcphee,AJ, Yelland,LN, Makrides,M, 2015, The effect of iodine supplementation in pregnancy on early childhood neurodevelopment and clinical outcomes: results of an aborted randomised placebo-controlled trial, Trials, 16, 1, 563-1-563-9 10.1186/s13063-015-1080-8
2014 Skeaff,S, Zhao,Y, Gibson,R, Makrides,M, Zhou,S, 2014, Iodine status in pre-school children prior to mandatory iodine fortification in Australia, Maternal and Child Nutrition, 10, 2, 304-312 10.1111/j.1740-8709.2012.00419.x
2014 Zhou,SJ, Sullivan,T, Gibson,RA, Loennerdal,B, Prosser,CG, Lowry,DJ, Makrides,M, 2014, Nutritional adequacy of goat milk infant formulas for term infants: a double-blind randomised controlled trial, The British Journal of Nutrition, 111, 9, 1641-1651 10.1017/S0007114513004212
2013 Tannock,G, Lawley,B, Munro,K, Pathmanathan,S, Zhou,S, Makrides,M, Gibson,R, Sullivan,T, Prosser,C, Lowry,D et al, 2013, Comparison of the compositions of the stool microbiotas of infants fed goat milk formula, cow milk-based formula, or breast milk, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 79, 9, 3040-3048 10.1128/AEM.03910-12
2013 Zhou,S, Anderson,A, Gibson,R, Makrides,M, 2013, Effect of iodine supplementation in pregnancy on child development and other clinical outcomes: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 98, 5, 1241-1254 10.3945/ajcn.113.065854
2012 Zhou,S, Gibson,R, Gibson,R, Makrides,M, 2012, Nutrient intakes and status of preschool children in Adelaide, South Australia, Medical Journal of Australia, 196, 11, 696-700 10.5694/mja11.11080
2012 Zhou,S, Yelland,L, McPhee,A, Quinlivan,J, Gibson,R, Makrides,M, 2012, Fish-oil supplementation in pregnancy does not reduce the risk of gestational diabetes or preeclampsia, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 95, 6, 1378-1384 10.3945/ajcn.111.033217
2010 Zhou,SJ, Skeaff,SA, Ryan,P, Makrides,M, 2010, Iodine deficiency in Australia: is iodine supplementation for pregnant and lactating women warranted?, MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 193, 5, 310-310
2010 Makrides,M, Gibson,R, McPhee,A, Yelland,L, Quinlivan,J, Ryan,P, Doyle,L, Anderson,P, Else,P, Meyer,B et al, 2010, Effect of DHA supplementation during pregnancy on maternal depression and neurodevelopment of young children: A randomized controlled trial, Jama-journal of the American Medical Association, 304, 15, 1675-1683 10.1001/jama.2010.1507
2009 Zhou,S, Gibson,R, Crowther,C, Makrides,M, 2009, Should we lower the dose of iron when treating anaemia in pregnancy? A randomized dose-response trial, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 63, 2, 183-190 10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602926
2008 Parsons,A, Zhou,S, Spurrier,N, Makrides,M, 2008, Effect of iron supplementation during pregnancy on the behaviour of children at early school age: long-term follow-up of a randomised controlled trial, British Journal of Nutrition, 99, 5, 1133-1139 10.1017/S0007114507853359
2007 Zhou,S, Baghurst,P, Gibson,R, Makrides,M, 2007, Home environment, not duration of breast-feeding, predicts intelligence quotient of children at four years, Nutrition, 23, 3, 236-241 10.1016/j.nut.2006.12.011
2007 Zhou,S, Gibson,R, Makrides,M, 2007, Routine iron supplementation in pregnancy has no effect on iron status of children at six months and four years of age, Journal of Pediatrics, 151, 4, 438-440 10.1016/j.jpeds.2007.06.001
2006 Zhou,S, Gibson,R, Crowther,C, Baghurst,P, Makrides,M, 2006, Effect of iron supplementation during pregnancy on the intelligence quotient and behavior of children at 4 y of age: long-term follow-up of a randomized controlled trial, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 83, 5, 1112-1117
2005 Zhou,S, Schilling,M, Makrides,M, 2005, Evaluation of an iron specific checklist for the assessment of dietary iron intake in pregnant and postpartum women, Nutrition, 21, 9, 908-913 10.1016/j.nut.2004.11.020

Book Chapters

Date Citation
2016 Zhou,SJ, Anderson,AJ, Gibson,RA, Makrides,M, 2016, Effect of iodine supplementation in pregnancy on child development and other clinical outcomes: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials, pp. 76-77 10.1159/000441812
2016 Gould,JF, Makrides,M, Colombo,J, Smithers,LG, 2016, Randomized controlled trial of maternal omega-3 long-chain PUFA supplementation during pregnancy and early childhood development of attention, working memory, and inhibitory control, pp. 74-75 10.1159/000441812

Conference Papers

Date Citation
2015 Malek,L, Umberger,W, Zhou,SJ, Makrides,M, 2015, Understanding drivers of dietary behaviour before and during pregnancy in industrialized countries, 80th Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop, Bali, Indonesia 10.1159/000360356

Conference Items

Date Citation
2014 Malek,L, Zhou,SJ, Makrides,M, Flynn,T, Umberger,W, 2014, A discrete choice experiment to understand factors influencing women’s dietary decisions during pregnancy, Social Networks, Social Media and the Economics of Food, Montreal, Canada
2014 Malek,L, Zhou,SJ, Makrides,M, Umberger,W, 2014, A novel study to understand psychosocial factors influencing healthy eating intention during pregnancy, Social Networks, Social Media and the Economics of Food, Montreal, Canada
2014 Malek,L, Umberger,W, Makrides,M, Zhou,SJ, 2014, Examining the relationship between perceived and actual diet quality during pregnancy: Evidence from a national study of Australian women, 18th Congress of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ), Perth, Western Australia, Australia 10.1111/jpc.12528
2013 Malek,L, Zhou,SJ, Makrides,M, Flynn,T, Umberger,W, 2013, Understanding consumer preferences for nutritional supplements during pregnancy: A choice experiment study, 9th World Congress of the International Health Economics Association (iHEA), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Report for External Bodies

Date Citation
2013 Zhou,SJ, Shi,Z, Makrides,M, 2013, Dietary patterns, nutrient intake and obesity in preschool children in Adelaide.
2011 Zhou,SJ, 2011, A randomised controlled trial to compare growth rates and nutritional status of infants fed formula based on goat milk or cow milk - Results of secondary outcomes.
2010 Zhou,SJ, 2010, Carotenoids intakes of toddlers and preschoolers in Australian.
2010 Zhou,SJ, Sullivan,T, gibson,RA, makrides,M, 2010, A randomised controlled trial to compare growth rates and nutritional status of infants fed formula based on goat milk or cow milk – Results of primary outcomes.

Theses

Date Citation
2015 Malek,L; 2015; Exploring the nutrition knowledge, attitudes and practices of pregnant women in Australia
  1. Zhou SJ, Makrides M, Quinlivan J, Yelland L, McPhee A, Gibson RA. Omega-3 fats to reduce the incidence of prematurity. NHMRC (APP1050468) 2013 – 2017, $4,021,840.
  2. Zhou SJ, Makrides M, Umberger W, Lenka Malek. Exploring Diet and Supplement Use During Preconception, Pregnancy and Lactation. CSIRO Flagship Grant 2013-2014: $99,000. 
  3. Muhlhausler B, Penttila I, Bianco-Miotto T, Bent S, Gibson R, McPhee A, Collins C, Zhou SJ, Makrides M. How nutrients regulate the microbiome-genome interactions in the maturing GI tract of preterm infants. Waite Research Institute High Impact Publications Project. 2013: $70,000.
  4. Makrides M, Gibson RA, Ryan P, Zhou SJ, Dodd, J, McPhee, A, Umberger W, Muhlhausler B, Collins C, Penttila I. Foods for Future Australians – Centre for Research Excellence. NHMRC (APP1035530), 2012 – 2016, $2,500,000.
  5. Zhou SJ, McPhee A, Yelland L. Are breastfed infants iodine deficient in Australia. Women’s & Children’s Research Foundation grant 2012, $50,000.
  6. Zhou SJ, Makrides M, Shi Z. Dietary patterns of preschool children in Australia: association with nutritional status and BMI. Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) Research and Development Grant 2012, $46,000.
  7. Makrides M, Zhou SJ, Skeaff S, Ryan P. A randomised controlled trial of iodine supplementation in pregnancy to enhance neurodevelopment in children. NHMRC (ID: 626800), 2010 – 2013, $1,948,000.
  8. Zhou SJ, Makrides M. Carotenoids intakes of Preschoolers in Adelaide. Wyeth Nutrition Internationals Research & Development Grant, 2009, $30,000.
  9. Makrides M, Gibson RA, Zhou SJ, Hernell O, Collins C, Palmer D, Barry S, McPhee A. A randomised controlled trial to compare growth rates and nutritional status of infants fed formula based on goat milk or cow milk. Dairy Goat Corporation Ltd Research & development Grant  2008-2009, $1,600,000.
  10. Makrides M & Gibson RA, Zhou SJ. Dietary intakes and nutritional status of Australian toddlers and preschoolers. Wyeth Nutrition Internationals Research & Development  Grant  2005 – 2008, $370,000.  
  11. Makrides M, Zhou SJ, Crowther C. Efficacy and side effect of low dose iron supplements to correct anaemia in pregnancy: a randomised dose response trial. Women’s & Children’s Research Foundation grant 2005, $46,000.

2013 - present: coordinator and lecturer in Food and Nutrition I.

2013 - present: lecturer in Nutrition II & Nutrition III.

2016 - present: Lecturer in Microbiology and Biotechnology II & Biotechnology in the Food & Wine Industries III

I have supervised 11 Honours, 3 Master and 5 PhD students since 2011. Currently I am supervising 3 PhD and 3 Honours students. 

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2016 Member Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology Australia
2012 Member NHMRC Research Translation Faculty Australia
2004 Member Perinatal Society of Australia & New Zealand Australia
2003 Member Nutrition Society of Australia Australia
1999 Member Dietitian Association of Australia Australia

Board Memberships

Date Role Board name Institution name Country
2015 Board Member Dietitian Association of Australia SA Executive Board Dietitian Association of Australia Australia

Editorial Boards

Date Role Editorial Board Name Country
2015 Associate Editor Nutrition and Dietetics Australia
Position
Lecturer
Phone
83132065
Campus
Waite
Building
Waite Building
Room Number
GN 06
Org Unit
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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