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 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, 1-18.
Research funded by Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Divisional Scholarship
2019 - Hospital Research Foundation Travel Grant
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