Emily Shepherd

Mrs Emily Shepherd

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

PhD Student - Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Emily Shepherd (née Bain) is a PhD Candidate in the Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Adelaide Medical School, University of Adelaide, working on 'Improving outcomes for babies born too soon - closing identified research gaps for magnesium sulphate and exploring the next steps.' Emily is an Associate Research Fellow with the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 Associate Research Fellow South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
    2012 - 2018 Research Associate The University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2014 Research Award New Investigator Award Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand Australia $1,000
    2012 Research Award University Medal The University of Adelaide Australia Not applicable
    2011 Research Award Most Outstanding Honours Student, Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology The University of Adelaide Australia $500
    2010 Recognition Bachelor of Health Sciences Dean's Certificate of Merit The University of Adelaide Australia Not applicable
    2009 Recognition Rob Barret Memorial Prize, Discipline of Psychiatry The University of Adelaide Australia Not applicable
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2014 University of Adelaide Australia Candidate: Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
    2011 - 2011 University of Adelaide Australia Honours Degree of Bachelor of Health Sciences
    2008 - 2010 University of Adelaide Australia Degree of Bachelor of Health Sciences, Majors in Public Health and Pathology
  • Research Interests

Competitive Research Funding

Date Project/No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
2016-2018 PG2015 – Neonatal and infant adverse effects of antenatal magnesium sulphate for improving outcomes for mothers and babies: a systematic review Shepherd E, Middleton P, Makrides M, Crowther CA Research Foundation of Cerebral Palsy Alliance $23,542
2016 16/72/02 – Diet and exercise interventions for preventing gestational diabetes Shepherd E, Middleton P, Crowther CA UK NIHR Cochrane Incentive Scheme £5,000
2016 12/117/002/OO006-8. Methodological reviews of nutrient reference values: iodine, fluoride and sodium Middleton P, Shepherd E, Makrides M NHMRC $16,800
2015-2016 PG0914 – Interventions during the antenatal and neonatal period to prevent cerebral palsy: an overview of Cochrane systematic reviews Shepherd E, Middleton P, Crowther CA Research Foundation of Cerebral Palsy Alliance $22,000
2014-2019 IRG2213 – Working to improve the survival and good health for babies born preterm: The WISH project follow up study Crowther CA, Middleton P, Shepherd E, Flenady V, Morris J, Beckmann M, Groom K, McIntyre S Research Foundation of Cerebral Palsy Alliance $250,000
2014-2015 12/117/002/OO002 – Evaluation of evidence on the effectiveness of interventions for caregiving practices and behaviours for optimal social and emotional development of infants Middleton P, Shepherd E, Crowther CA, Flenady V NHMRC $133,750
2014 12/117/002/OO001 for the provision of services to critically appraise literature submitted during public consultation on NHMRC’s draft Information Paper on the effectiveness of homeopathy Middleton P, Shepherd E NHMRC $18,000
2013-2017 Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Australian and New Zealand Satellite Middleton P, Crowther CA, Shepherd E, Dodd J, Flenady V, East C, Brown J NHMRC Funding for Satellites of Cochrane Review Groups $240,000
2013-2014 13/101/04 – Interventions for managing asthma during pregnancy Shepherd E, Middleton P, Crowther CA UK NIHR Cochrane Incentive Scheme £5,000

Competitive Travel Grants

Date Travel Grant
2017 Adelaide Medical School Research Travel Award
2016 Llewellin and Margaret Davey Bequest Travel Award
2016 Robinson Research Institute and School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health Travel Grant
2015 Robinson Research Institute and School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health Travel Grant
2014 Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand Early Research Career Travel Award
2014 Healthy Development Adelaide Travel Grant
2014 Robinson Research Institute and School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health Travel Grant
2013 Ian Potter Foundation Travel Grant
2013 Robinson Research Institute and School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health Travel Grant
2012 Robinson Research Institute and School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health Travel Grant
2010 Public Health Association of Australia Travel Grant

Competitive Scholarships

Date Scholarship
2018-2020 Research Training Program Stipend, Department of Education and Training, Australian Government
2011 Jeffrey Robinson Honours Scholarship, Robinson Research Institute, The University of Adelaide
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2016 - ongoing Member Early Career Researcher Committee Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand Australia
    2012 - ongoing Member Executive Committee Dare 2 Dream Foundation Incorporated Australia
    2010 - ongoing Member South Australian Branch Committee Public Health Association of Australia Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2016 - ongoing Member Australian Clinical Trials Alliance Australia
    2013 - ongoing Member Healthy Development Adelaide Australia
    2012 - ongoing Member Cochrane Collaboration Trainers' Network Australia
    2011 - ongoing Member Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand Australia
    2011 - ongoing Member Interdisciplinary Maternal Perinatal Australasian Clinical Trials Network Australia
    2010 - ongoing Member Public Health Association of Australia Australia
  • Position: PhD Student - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Email: emily.shepherd@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: Womens & Childrens Hospital
  • Building: WCH - Queen Victoria Building, floor 7
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Medical School

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