Michael Davies

Professor Michael Davies

Grant-Funded Researcher (E)

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Professor Michael Davies is an epidemiologist located within the Robinson Reserach Institute at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. He co-directs the Lifecourse and Intergenerational Health Research Group.

His research focuses on the social and biological pathways to health at different points in the life course, commencing with the question of how periconceptional and pregnancy related factors alter our health trajectories. As part of this research program, he is interested in fertility decision making and the technologies that are involved in managing fertility, including questions related to the safety and effectiveness of treatments for infertility.

NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence 2015 - 2019

NHMRC Project Grant 147683 2018 – 2020 . Why is there an increased risk of severe adverse perinatal outcomes after the use of clomiphene citrate for infertility treatment? Davies MJ, Moore VM, Stark M, Rumbold AR, Giles L Russell D, Symonds I

NHMRC Project Grant 1147872 2018-2022  Identifying strategies to improve perinatal outcomes after assisted conception.   Davies MJ, Moore VM, Giles L, Rumbold AR, Farquhar C.

Centre for Research Excellence in the origins, outcomes, and optimal management of PCOS Teede H, Norman R, Hart R, Handelsman D, Davies MJ, Sullivan E, McNeil J, Moran L, Rodgers R, Patton G.                             

National Heart Foundation Vanguard Grant 2017
Congenital heart defects after assisted conception.
Davies MJ.

ARC Future Fellowship FT10010101, 2011 - 2014

Building child health through maternal wellbeing

Davies MJ.

NHMRC Strategic Award 465455 (A Healthy Start to Life for All Australians), 2007 - 2013

Intergenerational growth and risk of metabolic disorders

Davies MJ, Moore VM, Robinson JS, Phillips D, Norman R, DeStavola B.

NHMRC Program Grant 453556, 2007 - 2011

Periconceptional foundations for a healthy start to life

Norman RJ, Rodgers R, Robertson SA, Thompson J, Lane M, Davies MJ, Dekker GA.

NHMRC Strategic Award. 465437 (A Healthy Start to Life for All Australians) 2007 - 2009

Early life influences on obesity and fat patterning in children: critical periods, environmental determinants, and socio-cultural context

Moore VM, Robinson JS, Davies MJ, Warin M, Ryan P, Worsley A.

HeartKids, Australia Project Grant, 2014


Use of infertility drugs and the risk of congenital heart defects

Davies MJ.

National Heart Foundation Project Grant ID: G 06A 2481, 2006-2007

Consequences of women's nutrition during pregnancy for cardiovascular health of their children.

Moore VM, Davies MJ, Ryan P, Robinson JS

NHMRC Project Grant 453655 2007 - 2009

Does women's nutrition during pregnancy influence metabolic health of their children?
Moore VM, Owens JA, Phillips DA, Robinson JS (Davies, MJ Associate Investigator).

NHMRC Project grant 403968, 2006 – 2008

The fetal and early childhood origins of the polycystic ovary syndrome: A prospective cohort study
Hickey M, Hart R, Franks S, Sloboda D, Doherty D, Davies MJ.

NHMRC Project Grant 399136, 2006 - 2007

Understanding the determinants of human oocyte and embryo health
Lane M, Russell D, Davies MJ.

NHMRC Career Development Award in Population Health 349548, 2005 - 2009

Fertility and the future: Translating new knowledge & technologies into reproductive health for Australian populations
Davies MJ.

NHMRC Project grant P349475, 2005 - 2006

Birth defects and infertility treatment

Davies MJ, Wang JX, Chan A, Haan E, Lane M.

NHMRC Equipment Grant 361655, 2005

Data acquisition interface with amplifier/filter and software for developmental and paediatric neurophysiology research in humans
Pitcher JB, Robinson JS, Crowther CA, Haslam RR, Moore VM, Davies MJ.

NHMRC Equipment Grant , 2005

Magstim Bistim2 Transcranial Magnetic Brain Stimulation System
Pitcher JB, Robinson JS, Crowther CA, Haslam RR, Moore VM, Davies MJ.

NHMRC Equipment Grant, 2004

Cobas Roche Clinical Chemistry Analyser
Owens JA, Gatford C, Robinson JS, Schwartz J, Roberts C, Kennaway D, Thompson J, Davies MJ, Lane M, SA Robertson.

NHMRC Project grant 153856, 2001 - 2003

Prenatal factors in male reproductive health
Handelsman DJ. (Davies, MJ Associate Investigator).

NHMRC Project grant 158006, 2001 - 2003

Comparison of pregnancy outcomes following transferring one or two embryos in a selected group of infertility patient

Wang JX, Davies MJ, Norman RJ.

NHMRC Project grant 158007, 2001 - 2003

Fetal and genetic origins of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in young women

Davies MJ, Moore VM, Dekker GA, Norman RJ.

NHMRC (PHRDC) Project Grant, 1996 - 1998

The efficacy of fluorides in preventing dental caries over three years in children

Davies MJ, Spencer AJ, Slade GD.

NHMRC (PHRDC) Project Grant, 1992 - 1994

The effect of reduced water fluoridation on dental caries in children

Davies MJ, Spencer AJ.

NHMRC (PHRDC) Project Grant, 1991 - 1993

The efficacy of fluorides in preventing dental caries in a child population

Spencer AJ, Davies MJ, Slade GD.

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 Principal Supervisor Reproductive Health Outcomes in Australian Military Vererans Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Rachelle Warner
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - 2021 Principal Supervisor IDENTIFYING RISKS OF AND MODIFIABLE FACTORS TO IMPROVE PLACENTAL OUTCOMES IN ASSISTED CONCEPTION IN ONTARIO Doctor of Philosophy under a Jointly-awarded Degree Agreement with Doctorate Full Time Ms Brieanne Olibris
    2012 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Consequences of Female Night Shift Work for Fertility, Assisted Conception and Fetal Development Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Renae Fernandez
    2009 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Intrauterine Influences on Obesity and Insulin Resistance in Pre-Pubertal Children Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Oana Maftei
    2005 - 2008 Co-Supervisor Biopsychosocial Associates of Infertility Related Distress and Treatment Outcomes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Neha Mahajan
    2005 - 2010 Co-Supervisor The Impact of Precarious Employment in Early Adulthood on Age at First Childbirth: Development of Theoretical, Methodological and Analytical Frameworks from a Life Course Perspective Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Emily Steele
  • Position: Grant-Funded Researcher (E)
  • Phone: 83136845
  • Email: michael.davies@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Helen Mayo North, floor 2
  • Org Unit: Women's and Children's Health

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