Higher Degree by Research Candidate
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
My research interests are in maternal and pediatric health.
It has been shown that pregnancy complications, like pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes and preterm birth can affect the risk of developing cardiovascular disease in women. The children of these women may also be at risk of poor metabolic health, cardiovascular risk factors and poor neurodevelopment outcomes.
My PhD project aims to assess the effect of pregnancy complications on the cardiovascular and metabolic health of both mother and child, and to assess the neurodevelopment of the children at 3 years.
I am following up women and children from the STOP (Screening Tests to Predict Poor Outcomes of Pregnancy) study at 3 years to assess their metabolic and cardiovascular health, and assess neuro development in the children.
Date Position Institution name 2020 Research Officer - CADOSA The University of Adelaide 2019 - 2019 Research Assistant The University of Adelaide
Language Competency English Can peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2018 The University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy 2017 - 2017 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences (Honours in Obstetrics and Gynaecology) 2014 - 2016 Flinders University Australia Bachelor of Medical Science
Year Citation 2020 Pathirana, M. M., Lassi, Z. S., Roberts, C. T., & Andraweera, P. H. (2020). Cardiovascular risk factors in offspring exposed to gestational diabetes mellitus in utero: systematic review and meta-analysis.. Journal of developmental origins of health and disease, 11(6), 1-18.
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2020 Pathirana, M. M., Lassi, Z. S., Roberts, C. T., & Andraweera, P. H. (2020). Author response: cardiovascular risk factors in offspring exposed to gestational diabetes mellitus in utero: systematic review and meta-analysis.. Journal of developmental origins of health and disease, 11(3), 1-2.
2020 Pathirana, M. M., Lassi, Z. S., Bachlani, A. A., Arstall, M. A., Roberts, C. T., & Andraweera, P. H. (2020). Association between metabolic syndrome and gestational diabetes mellitus in women and their children: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Endocrine, OnlinePubl, 1-11.
2020 Pathirana, M. M., Lassi, Z., Ali, A., Arstall, M., Roberts, C. T., & Andraweera, P. H. (2020). Cardiovascular risk factors in women with previous gestational diabetes mellitus: A systematic review and meta-analysis.. Rev Endocr Metab Disord, 33 pages.
Research funded by Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Divisional Scholarship
2019 - Hospital Research Foundation Travel Grant
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2020 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Inter-pregnancy Interval and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease The University of Adelaide Third Year Health and Medical Science Placement Other Full Time Lorraine Cometa 2020 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Gestational Hypertension and risk of cardiovascular disease The University of Adelaide — Other — Ayani Gamage
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