Julie Owens

Julie Owens

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


I was previously the inaugural Head of the School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health and Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Health Sciences and earlier, the Head of Discipline of Physiology and Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Sciences.

I joined the University as an ARC QEII Fellow and subsequently an NHMRC Research Fellow, engaged in research into pregnancy and fetal and placental functional development. This continues, extending to the early life programming of obesity and cardio-metabolic health of offspring by paternal and maternal obesity and diabetes and other exposures, funded by NIH, NHMRC, ARC, DART and other bodies.

I am Deputy President of the scientific society. Development Origins of Health and Disease ANZ, which I helped establish recently as a chapter of the international society. I also helped establish links with and currently participate in various international research collaborations, including the EU EarlyNutrition FP7-Funded Research Program, the MRC University of Bristol Integrative Epidemiology Unit and the International Weight Management in Pregnancy Consortia.

Early Origins of Health and Disease

Our Research Group

We are part of the Early Origins of Health Theme in the Robinson Research Insitute, international leaders in the investigation of the intergenerational and perinatal origins of cardio-metabolic and neurological health in postnatal life.

Our research program focuses on those aspects of health that are profoundly influenced by events in early life and possibly in previous generations, including diabetes, obesity and cancer risk.

Our aims are to:

  • Understand how common exposures in early life affect our later health, including 
    • Placental and fetal growth restriction
    • Maternal vitamin supplementation such as folic acid 
    • Maternal and paternal obesity and diabetes 
  • The mechanisms involved including how these early life exposures interact with the genome and affect the epigenome to determine our later health
  • Identify interventions to either prevent the conditions that initiate programming of our later health or to overcome or reverse such programming, including 
    • Maternal growth hormone treatment
    • Maternal dietary supplements; arginine, folic acid and methyl nutrients.

Recent discoveries include:

  • Placental restriction 
    • Inducing diabetes in adult offspring via impaired beta cell function and growth and insulin resistance
    • Obesity in offspring via altered appetite control
    • Altering expression on novel small regulatory RNAs that can target and repress expression of multiple mRNAs to affect major pathways in glucoregulatory tissues
  • Maternal folic acid supplementation or dietary folate and methyl nutrient deficiency in rodents changing the epigenome and the physiology of offpring.

We utilise a range of experimental paradigms in non-human species to investigate the molecular, genetic and epigenetic basis of early life programming of health and disease.  We also collaborate with our clinical and epidemiological colleagues in complementary studies in humans.

The current research programs are:

  • Early life programming of diabetes and obesity by fetal growth restriction, maternal or paternal obesity
  • Functional and epigenetic consequences of maternal micro and macronutrient deficiencies for metabolic function and cancer risk of offspring
  • Micronutrient, dietary and other interventions in mother and offspring to overcome placental programming of metabolic disease
  • Efficacy of micronutrient and other interventions in mother and offspring and their molecular and epigenetic basis.

Research funding acknowledgements

Our work is funded by National Health and Medical Research Council, Diabetes Australia Trust, CRC for an Internationally Competitive Pork Industry, Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation, Group of Eight/DAAD Australian-German Research Co-operation Scheme and National Institutes of Health. 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2015 Pro Vice-Chancellor - Research Strategy University of Adelaide
    2009 - 2015 Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Health Sciences University of Adelaide
    2006 - 2015 Head (Inaugural), School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health University of Adelaide
    2004 Professor, School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health University of Adelaide
    2004 Director, Theme (Research Centre) for Early Origins of Health University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2000 Award The Molley Towell Lecturer Western Perinatal Society Canada
    1999 Award The McCance Medal, for outstanding contributions to perinatal research The Neonatal Society, Royal Society of Medicine United Kingdom
    1999 Fellowship Elected Fellow Perinatal Research Society United States
    1989 Fellowship National Health and Medical Research Council Research Fellowship(s) (two) National Health and Medical Research Council
    1987 Fellowship Australian Research Council Queen Elizabeth II Post-doctoral Research Fellowship Australian Research Council Australia
    1978 Award Campion Ma Playoust Memorial Award Australian Society for Medical Research Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1983 University of Queensland Australia PhD
    1974 University of Queensland Australia BSc Hons

Competitive Research Funding

International Competitive Schemes

Date Project/No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
2011-2012 Long-term effects of early nutrition on later health. FP7-289346-EarlyNutrition  Dodd J and Owens JA; 36 Partner Universities & Organisations EU Framework Research Program Project EU 11,000,000
2011-2012 Preventing paternal programming of obesity in offspring 

Lane M, Owens JA, Mitchell M

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

US
100,000

2008-2009

Metabolic programming: Impact of insulin and IGFs on blastocyst metabolism

Owens JA and Fischer B

Group of Eight/DAAD Australian-German
Research Co-operation Scheme
AUD
32,000

National Competitive Schemes

Date Project/No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
2015 Effects of Metformin Exposure during Pregnancy on the Epigenome Hardikar A, Nolan C, Hague B and Owens JA Diabetes Australia Research Trust             AUD
60,000
2012-2014

Causal pathways from maternal obesity to pregnancy, perinatal & childhood health outcomes/ Project ID 1068320

Dodd J, Owens JA and others 

National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC)

US
755,934

2012-2014

Diet and exercise intervention for paternal obesity improves offspring health/ Project ID 1022882

Lane M, Owens JA, Mitchell, M

National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) AUD
656,100
2014-2015 Circadian rhythm disruption and metabolic function/ Project ID 1029869 Kennaway DJ, McConell G, Owens JA National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) AUD
605,505
2012-2013

Can exercise prevent diabetes in adults who grew poorly before birth? Studies in an ovine model of IUGR.

Gatford, K, McConell G, Owens JA

Diabetes Australia Research Trust, Millennium 2 Award      AUD
145,000
2012-2013 Identifying epigenetic pathways from maternal obesity to type 2 diabetes in offspring     Owens JA, Dodd J, Relton C, Lawlor D, Poston L. Diabetes Australia Research Trust, Millennium 2 Award        AUD
145,000
2011-2013

Preventing insulin resistance and obesity following fetal growth restriction/ Project ID 1011767

Owens JA, DeBlasio M, Gatford KL, Hiendleder S National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) AUD
891,732
2010-2012 Preventing early life programming of impaired insulin secretion and diabetes/ Project ID 627123 Gatford KL, Owens JA, Dziadek M, Simmons R and De Blasio MJ National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) AUD
733,500
2010

Do maternal and infant obesity related genotypes influence efficacy of interventions to limit weight gain in obese pregnant women and obesity in their offspring?

Dodd JM, Owens JA, Robinson JS Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Foundation AUD
50,000
2010 Does periconceptional folic acid supplementation alter metabolic health of progeny? Owens JA Diabetes Australia Research Trust AUD
65,000
2010

Do maternal and infant obesity related genotypes influence efficacy of interventions to limit weight gain in obese pregnant women and obesity in their offspring?

Robinson JS, Dodd JM and Owens JA Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation AUD
50,000
2009 Pregnancy and lactation interventions to increase progeny birthweight and growth and survival to weaning Gatford KL, Owens JA, Nottle M, Kind KL, van Wettere WH and De Blasio MJ  CRC for an Internationally Competitive Pork Industry            AUD
119,926
2007-2009

Functional and epigenetic consequences of maternal folate deficiency, supplementation and fetal growth restriction/ Project ID 453640

Owens JA, Dziadek M, Robinson JS National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) AUD
525,000
2007-2009

Does women’s nutrition during pregnancy influence metabolic health in their children?/ Project ID 453655

Moore V, Owens JA, Phillips D and Robinson JS

National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) AUD
242,138
2007-2009 Development of a selection marker for placental efficiency/ Project ID 2E-103 0506

Roberts C and Owens JA

CRC for an Internationally Competitive Pork Industry            AUD
480,000
2006-2008

The effects of dietary arginine during gestation on the subsequent litter size of gilts and sows/ Project ID 2E-102 0607

Owens JA, Roberts CT, Nottle MB  CRC for an Internationally Competitive Pork Industry            AUD
284,829
2006-2008

How does disruption of circadian rhythms induce diabetes?/ Project ID 399131

Kennaway DJ and Owens JA National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) AUD
624,000
2006 Maternal calcium supplementation and prevention of diabetes in offspring born small

Owens JA, Wlodek ME, Robinson JS

Diabetes Australia Research Trust AUD
45,000
2006 Metabolic consequences of circadian rhythm disruption in an animal model of shiftwork

Kennaway DJ and Owens JA

Diabetes Australia Research Trust AUD
50,000
2005

Identification of genes involved in altered glucose metabolism and adiposity in the adult following perinatal growth restriction

Wlodek ME and Owens JA

Diabetes Australia Research Trust AUD
44,800
2004-2005

Placental and mammary programming of Syndrome X

Wlodek ME and Owens JA National Heart Foundation of Australia         AUD
100,000
2002-2006 Early Origins of Adult Disease NHMRC  Program Grant/ Project ID: 207728
 

Robinson, JS, McMillen IC, Owens JA, Owens PC, Coulter C and Schwartz, JS

National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) AUD
4,600,000
2002-2006 Prenatal programming of adult insulin resistance (incorporated into NHMRC Program, 2002-2006)/ Project ID: 207728

Owens JA, Kind KL and Robinson JS

National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) AUD
465,000
2002-2006

Prenatal programming of postnatal growth hormone secretion and sensitivity (incorporated into of NHMRC Program, 2002-2006)/ Project ID: 207728

Gatford KL, Schwartz, J and Owens JA

National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) AUD
450,000
2003-2004

Placental and lactational programming of adult hypertension and insulin resistance

Owens JA & Wlodek ME Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation AUD
76,000
2001-2003 Prolactin and fetal growth

McMillen IC, Owens JAand Waters MJ

Australian Research Council (ARC) AUD
180,000
2000-2002

Antenatal insulin-like growth factor-I and perinatal growth, survival and function of the growth restricted fetus (incorporated into NHMRC Program, 2002-2006)/ Project ID: 207728

Owens, JA and Robinson, JS National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) AUD
76,000p.a
2000-2002

Gestational influences on outcomes in twins

Morley R, Dwyer T Moore V and Owens JA National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) AUD
267,939
2000-2001 How does prenatal growth alter the cholesterol homeostatic response to dietary cholesterol and saturated fat in adult life? Owens JA, Kind KL and Clifton P National Heart Foundation of Australia AUD
81,000
1999-2001

How does placental restriction of fetal growth alter the somatotropic axis and growth regulation after birth?

Owens JA and Robinson JS National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) AUD
378,000
1999-2000

Does cortisol induce increased blood pressure dependence on the renin-angiotensin system in growth restricted fetal lambs?

Robinson JS, Owens JA National Heart Foundation of Australia AUD
154,500
1999 Role of altered amino acid availability and utilisation in prenatal programming of later function/ Project RAMA 98079  Owens JA Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Foundations           AUD
10,000
1999

Are endogenous GH profiles or GH sensitivity altered during catch-up growth following IUGR?

Owens JA, Gatford KL, Owens PC

AZA Research Australia   AUD
10,000
1998-1999 Glucocorticoids, 11Bhydroxysteroid dehydrogenase and the fetal origins of adult disease McMillen IC, Coulter C, Robinson JS, Owens JA National Heart Foundation of Australia AUD
90,000
1997-1999

Insulin-like growth factors and fetal and placental growth

Owens JA, Robinson JS National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) AUD
330,000
1997-1999

NPY and the control of ACTH secretion before birth

McMillen IC, Owens JA,Robinson JS National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) AUD
174,000
1997-1998

Effects of early perturbed development on adult cholesterol homeostasis

Kind KL, Owens JA,Clifton P

National Heart Foundation of Australia AUD
105,000
1996-1998

Fetal growth restriction alters the regulation of blood pressure before and after birth

Robinson JS, McMillen IC,Owens JA

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) AUD
220,878
1996-1997 Nutrient partitioning during pregnancy Owens PC, Owens JA, Campbell R Pig Development Research Corporation      AUD
220,000
1996-1997 The vascular consequences of intrauterine growth retardation: the fetal origins of adult hypertension McMillen IC, Robinson JS, Owens JA, Roberts ML National Heart Foundation AUD
70,000
1995 Fetal origins of adult disease: Second International Study Group Robinson JS, McMillen IC, Owens JA, Lumbers EL, Gluckman PD Department of Industry, Technology and Regional Development AUD
21,120
1994-1995

Impact of intra-uterine growth retardation on development of the sympathetic nervous system

McMillen IC, Robinson JS, Roberts MC, Owens JA National Heart Foundation AUD
135,000
1991-1996

Insulin-like growth factors and fetal growth retardation

Owens JA, Robinson JS National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) AUD
644,826
1989-1991

Altered protein turnover and accretion in the growth-retarded fetus

Owens JA, Robinson JS National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) AUD
271,896
1989-1991

Metabolic and endocrine status of the “at-risk” fetus

Robinson JS, Owens JA Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Foundation

AUD
15,000

1987-1989 Ontogeny of amino-acid utilisation by the fetus and placenta Owens JA, Robinson JS National Health and Medical Research Council AUD
132,675
1987-1988 Ontogeny of protein turnover and accretion in the fetus and placenta Owens JA Queen Elizabeth II Research Fellowship     AUD
99,075

State Competitive and Intramural Schemes

Date Project/No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
2012

Dietary treatment of cardioinflammatory markers in pregnancy in overweight and obese women

Moran L, Dodd J, Grivell R and Owens J WCH Foundation AUD
90,000
2003-2004 Placental and lactational programming of adult hypertension and insulin resistance

Owens JA, Wlodek ME

Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation

AUD
76,000

2002-2003

Amelioration of IUGR to reduce infant mortality and morbidity

Owens JA and Fischer B

Group of Eight/DAAD Australian-German
Research Co-operation Scheme
AUD
32,000
 
2001

Exposure of pregnant rats to alcohol as a model for studying fetal programming of high blood pressure and diabetes

Schwartz J, Owens JA

Adelaide University Small Grant Scheme AUD
10,000
2001 Role of growth hormone in neonatal growth

Gatford KL, Owens JA

Adelaide University Small Grant Scheme AUD
10,000
2001 Influence of dietary fats and heme on risk markers for colon cancer

Owens JA, G MacKintosh

Adelaide University Small Grant Scheme AUD
10,000
2001

Does fetal cortisol regulate placental functional development?

Owens JA University of Adelaide Grant         AUD
10,000
2000 How does restriction of fetal growth alter adult insulin sensitivity?

Owens JA

Faculty of Health Sciences B1 Grant AUD
10,000
1999-2000 Effect of antenatal IGF-I on perinatal growth, survival and function of the growth restricted fetal sheep Owens JA Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation of SA     AUD
100,000
1999-2000

Effect of single and multiple dose antenatal steroids on lung development in the  intrauterine growth restricted fetal sheep

Lipsett J, Owens JA Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation of SA     AUD
80,000
1997 Intrauterine growth restriction and lung disease: Fetal origins of adult disease

Lipsett J, Owens JA, Robinson JS, Runciman SC

WCH Foundation AUD
40,000
1996 Early determinants of postnatal outcomes

Owens JA, Owens, PC, Robinson, JS

Australian Research Council (ARC) AUD
14,600
1996

Restricted growth in utero alters the endocrine regulation of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism and of growth after birth

Owens JA

Division of Science, University of Adelaide Setup Grant AUD
25,000
1995 Role of the fetal hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis in the cellular, functional and endocrine development of the placenta Phillips I, Owens JA, McMillen IC Australian Research Council Small Grant    AUD
16,000
1994 Prenatal programming of cardiovascular and metabolic systems: innovative research strategies

McMillen IC, Owens JA, Robinson JS

University of Adelaide Quality Audit Research Scheme AUD
45,000
1992-1993

Treatment of gut insufficiency in premature and low birthweight infants

Trahair J, Owens JA Channel 7 Children’s Res. Foundation of S.A. Inc. AUD
90,000
1992-1993

Does the placenta exchange insulin-like growth factors with the mother and the fetus?

Owens JA, Owens PC University of Adelaide Research Grant AUD
67,000
1991 Role of insulin-like growth factor-binding proteins in maternal adaptation to pregnancy

Robinson JS, Owens JA

Queen Victoria Hospital Research Foundation AUD
25,000
1990-1991

Insulin-like growth factor-I modulation of growth and function in the developing placenta

Owens JA, Robinson JS University of Adelaide Research Grant       AUD
60,000
1990 Measurement of insulin-like growth factor-binding proteins in tissues and blood of normal and growth-retarded fetal sheep Owens JA, Walton PE CSIRO
University of Adelaide Collab. Res. Fund   
AUD
7,000
1989 Epidermal growth factor treatment to improve placental growth and function Owens JA University of Adelaide Research Grant AUD
2,500
1989

Purification and assay of the insulin-like growth factor-binding proteins from ovine blood and amniotic fluid

Owens JA, Walton PE CSIRO
University of Adelaide Collab. Res. Fund 
AUD
7,000
1988

Protein turnover and accretion in the growth retarded fetus

Owens JA, Robinson JS University of Adelaide Research Grant AUD
4,000
1988

Role of insulin-like growth factors in the control of substrate delivery by the placenta to the fetus

Owens JA, Robinson JS, Ballard FJ, Owens PC CSIRO
University of Adelaide Collab. Res. Fund  
AUD
10,000
1987 Insulin and insulin-like growth factors in the fetus Owens JA, Robinson, JS, Owens, PC University of Adelaide Research Grant       AUD
4,000

National Competitive Infrastructure and Equipment Funding Schemes

Date Project/No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
2012

High throughput image analysis system for histoquantification of histology images

Tilley W, Owens JA and others National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Equipment Grant AUD
60,000
2012 Metabolic, enzyme and selected hormone profiling Analyzer

Owens JA and others

National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Equipment Grant

AUD
43,000

2011

PhenoMaster system for physiological and behavioural phenotyping of laboratory rodents

Kennaway DJ, Owens JA and others

National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Equipment Grant AUD
26,000
2010 Cryogenic Facility

Dodd JM, Owens JA and others

National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Equipment Grant AUD
33,000
2007

A  microarray platform for gene expression analysis and genotyping in biological systems

Tilley W, Owens JA and others

Australian Research Council LEIF 

AUD
196,000

2007 Corbett robotics model CAS-1200 liquid handling robot Owens JA and others National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Equipment Grant AUD
10,000
2006 BioRad  BioPlex Suspension System

JA Owens, SA Robertson, DJ Kennaway, CT Roberts, M Davies, RJ Norman, KL Gatford K Kind, JS Robinson, PA Grant, A Somogyi, G Wittert, R Rodgers

National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Equipment Grant AUD
50,000
2006

Automated image analysis system for the high throughput immunohistochemical analysis of clinical and experimental samples

WD Tilley, JA Owens, RJ Norman, D Findlay, FJ Rodgers, CT Roberts, G Wittert, C Ricciardellil, I Musgrave, SA Robertson, DF Callen, D Keefe

National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Equipment Grant AUD
100,695
2006 A) ML866 PowerLab 4/30; B) MLI25/R Rat Tail NIBP system; C) MLTI25R Pulse Transducer/Pressure Cuff for NIBP System

Mackenzie L, DA Saint, J Ross, RJ Irvine, JA Owens, D Wilson,  J Schwartz, JL Morrison, SA Robertson, KL Kind, CT Roberts, DJ Kennaway

National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Equipment Grant AUD
16,400
2005 FX-4000T Flexercell Tension Plus System Owens JA, and others National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Equipment Grant AUD
33,000
2005 Genotyping and quantifying gene expression with the Applied Biosystems 7500 Real-time PCR System Owens JA and others National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Equipment Grant AUD
40,000
2004

Clinical Chemistry Analyser

Owens JA and others

National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Equipment Grant AUD
40,000
2000

Real-time quantitative DNA Amplification System

Owens, JA, McMillen, IC, Coulter CL, Gatford KL, Schwartz J, Saint DA et al

National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Equipment Grant AUD
50,000
1997

Radiometer, Blood gases and co-oximetry analyser

Owens JA, Robinson JS, McMillen IC, Steele PNational Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Equipment Grant   AUD
41,000
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2012 Principal Supervisor Insulin like Growth Factors are Endocrine and Molecular Determinants of Maternal Adaption to Pregnancy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Patricia Grant
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2012 - 2013 Other Regulation of Cell Activation and Migration by Chemotactic Factors Doctor of Science Higher Doctorate Full Time Prof Shaun McColl
    2011 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Diet and DNA damage in infants The DADHI study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Mansi Dass Singh
    2011 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Neurodevelopmental effects of placental restriction in sheep Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Damien Seth Hunter
    2010 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Maternal Folic Acid Supplementation and Its Effects on Metabolic and Epigenetic Regulatory Gene Networks in Offspring Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Vincent Chu
    2010 - 2011 Other VACCINOLOGY - A PUBLIC HEALTH REVOLUTION Doctor of Medicine Higher Doctorate Full Time Prof Helen Marshall
    2009 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Role of MicroRNA in Early Life Placental Programming of Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Health Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Himawan Harryanto
    2009 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Early life determinants of beta-cell function in the sheep Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Siti Aishah Sulaiman
    2005 - 2007 Co-Supervisor The Pivotal Role of Insulin-Like Growth Factors in Pregnancy Success Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri
    2004 - 2008 Principal Supervisor Role of Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal Axis in Prenatal Programming of Adult Disease Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Sanita Grover
    2002 - 2006 Principal Supervisor Metabolic and Endocrine Adaptations to Intrauterine Growth Restriction in the Juvenile Guinea Pig Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Natasha Campbell
    2000 - 2002 Principal Supervisor INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR-I IGF-I: ROLE AND APPLICATION IN INTESTINAL DISEASE Doctor of Philosophy Higher Doctorate Part Time Prof Gordon Howarth
    2000 - 2004 Co-Supervisor THE EFFECT OF DAIRY AND RED MEAT ON METABOLISM AND COLON HEALTH Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Damien Belobrajdic
    2000 - 2007 Principal Supervisor Early Life Origins of the Insulin Resistance Syndrome in the Aged Guinea Pig Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Prema Thavaneswaran
    1999 - 2003 Co-Supervisor NON-INVASIVE ASSESSMENT OF GASTROINTESTINAL FUNCTION USING BREATH TEST TECHNOLOGY: INVESTIGATIONS IN HEALTH AND DISEASE Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Erin Symonds
    1999 - 2004 Principal Supervisor Placental Restriction and Endocrine Control of Postnatal Growth Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Miles De Blasio
    1998 - 2003 Co-Supervisor Effects Of Energy Restriction And Macronutrient Composition On Weight Loss, Energy Expenditure, And Glucose, Insulin And Lipid Levels In Overweight Humans Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Natalie Luscombe
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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2012 - ongoing Board Member Robinson Institute Board Robinson Institute, University of Adelaide Australia
    2009 - ongoing Board Member Foundation Board of Advisors National Childhood Obesity Foundation (NCOF) United States
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2012 - ongoing Member Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH) Expert Advisory Committee Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH) Australia
    2012 - ongoing Member Joanna Briggs Institute Advisory Committee Joanna Briggs Institute Australia
    2009 - ongoing Chair Faculty of Health Sciences Research Committee University of Adelaide Australia
    2005 - ongoing Member University Research Committee University of Adelaide Australia
    1997 - ongoing Member Faculty Health Sciences Research Committee (and Executive) University of Adelaide Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2013 - ongoing Vice-President DOHAD ANZ Society Australia
    2013 - ongoing Member Womens and Child Health Research Institute Council Australia
    2012 - ongoing Member International Collaboration and Advisory Committee and General Assembly, EU
    2012 - ongoing Member National Health and Medical Research Council, Academy Australia
    2008 - ongoing Co-Chair Women and Child Health Research Alliance Australia
    2004 - 2006 Chair Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching (ANZCAART) Board and Council Australia
    2003 - 2005 Member Australian Research Council College of Experts (Panel Chair in 2005) Australia
    2002 - 2010 Member National Health and Medical Research Council Discipline and Program Grants Panels and Senior Fellowships Panel Australia
    1992 - 1994 Director Australian Society for Medical Research Australia

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