Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Dr Natalie Aboustate - Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Robinson Research Institute, Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.
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I currently hold an academic position as research fellow with the Critical and Ethical Mental Health group (Robinson Research Institute). Our team's mission is improve the understanding of and responses to mental health issues through the appraisal of evidence, claims, assumptions, attitudes, and beliefs. My research includes undertaking a Restoring Invisible and Abandoned Trials (RIAT) reanalysis of the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS) and a project on the language of mental health, which aims to enhance psychosocial care provided during the perinatal period by training clinicians to better manage social determinants of health.
Major Research Themes
Social Determinants of Health
Adolescent Mental Health
Perinatal Mental Health
Date Position Institution name 2021 - ongoing Clinical Trials Unit Manager NALHN 2020 - 2021 Study Coordinator University of Adelaide 2019 - ongoing John M Nardo Postdoctoral Fellow Robinson Research Institute 2018 - 2019 Study Coordinator LMH, University of Adelaide 2018 - 2018 Tutor Flinders University 2017 - 2018 Research Assistant University of Adelaide 2016 - 2019 Study Coordinator LMH, University of Adelaide 2012 - 2013 Research Assistant University of Adelaide
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Polish Can read, speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 2019 - 2020 Flinders University Australia Graduate Certificate in Public Health 2013 - 2018 University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Medicine 2012 - 2012 University of Adelaide Australia Honours in Health Sciences University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science
Date Title Institution name Country 2018 Venepuncture and phlebotomy SA Health Australia 2018 The C-SSRS Training – English-International - V.1.1 - Initial Training Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene — Mental Health First Aid Mental Health First Aid Australia Australia — ICH E6 GCP Training INCR Clinical Education
Year Citation 2022 Aboustate, N., & Jureidini, J. (2022). Barriers to access to clinical trial data: Obstruction of a RIAT reanalysis of the treatment for adolescents with depression study. Int J Risk Saf Med, 33(3), 299-308.
2022 Froessler, B., Schubert, K. O., Palm, P., Church, R., Aboustate, N., Kelly, T. L., . . . Hodyl, N. A. (2022). Testing equivalence of two doses of intravenous iron to treat iron deficiency in pregnancy: A randomised controlled trial. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 9 pages.
2021 Knight, M. J., Lyrtzis, E., Fourrier, C., Aboustate, N., Sampson, E., Hori, H., . . . Baune, B. T. (2021). Psychological training to improve psychosocial function in patients with major depressive disorder: A randomised clinical trial. Psychiatry Research, 300, 113906-1-113906-7.
DOI Scopus3 WoS3
2020 Froessler, B., Zorron Cheng Tao Pu, L., Aboustate, N., Ovenden, A., & Singh, R. (2020). Dynamic Functional Clot Formation in patients undergoing Endoscopic Mucosal Resection. JGH Open, 4(4), 632-635.
2019 Knight, M. J., Fourrier, C., Lyrtzis, E., Aboustate, N., Sampson, E., Hori, H., . . . Baune, B. T. (2019). Cognitive deficits in the THINC-integrated tool (THINC-it) are associated with psychosocial dysfunction in patients with major depressive disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 80(1), 18m12472-1-18m12472-8.
DOI Scopus11 WoS7 Europe PMC4
2018 Knight, M. J., Aboustate, N., & Baune, B. (2018). Cognitive Dysfunction in Major Depressive Disorder: Cause and Effect. Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports, 5(4), 302-309.
2017 Hodyl, N., Aboustate, N., Bianco-Miotto, T., Roberts, C., Clifton, V., & Stark, M. (2017). Child neurodevelopmental outcomes following preterm and term birth: what can the placenta tell us?. Placenta, 57, 79-86.
DOI Scopus34 WoS31 Europe PMC14
Year Citation 2020 Aboustate, N., & Baune, B. T. (2020). Developmental programming during psychological stress in pregnancy: A neurobiological perspective. In B. Baune, A. L. Teixeira, & D. Macedo (Eds.), Perinatal Inflammation and Adult Psychopathology: from preclinical models to humans (Vol. 84, pp. 11-32). Switzerland: Springer Nature.
Year Citation 2019 Harding, D., Pu, L. Z. C. T., Sinha, R., Aboustate, N., Singh, R., Roxby, D., & Froessler, B. (2019). Utility of rotational thromboelastometry in acute upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (AUGH): Interim results of the AUGH study. In JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY Vol. 34 (pp. 237). WILEY. 2019 Aboustate, N., Klau, J., Raven, M., & Jureidini, J. (2019). Reanalysis of the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS) under the Restoring Invisible and Abandoned Trials Initiative (RIAT). In BMJ Evidence Based Medicine Vol. 24. Sydney: BMJ Publishing Group. 2018 Aboustate, N., clifton, V., stark, M., & hodyl, N. (2018). Maternal cigarette smoking in pregnancy alters expression of microRNAs (miRs) that regulate inflammatory processes in cord blood. In Inflammation in Reproduction, Pregnancy and Development. cairns, australia. 2016 Aboustate, N., Clifton, V., Stark, M., & Hodyl, N. (2016). MICRORNAS REGULATING TOLL LIKE RECEPTOR INFLAMMATORY PATHWAYS IN PRETERM AND TERM PLACENTA AND CORD BLOOD. In PLACENTA Vol. 45 (pp. 87-88). Portland, OR: W B SAUNDERS CO LTD.
2015 Aboustate, N., Clifton, V. L., Stark, M. J., & Hodyl, N. A. (2015). Differential expression of microRNAs that regulate TLR pathways in cord blood and placentae from preterm deliveries. In Placenta Vol. 36. Brisbane: Elsevier.
Year Citation 2019 Franke, K., Marshall, H., Kennewell, P., Pham, H. D., Rattanakosit, T., Aboustate, N., . . . Mahajan, R. (2019). Incidence of appropriate implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapy and sudden cardiac death in cardiac sarcoidosis - a systematic review and meta-analysis. Poster session presented at the meeting of EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL. Paris, FRANCE: OXFORD UNIV PRESS. 2018 Froessler, B., Zorron, L., Aboustate, N., & Singh, R. (2018). An evaluation of dynamic clot formation in endoscopic mucosal resection. Poster session presented at the meeting of 19th Annual Symposium on Patient Blood Management, Haemostasis and Thrombosis. Lisbon, Portugal. 2016 Aboustate, N., Stark, M. J., Clifton, V. C., & Hodyl, N. A. (2016). Maternal cigarette smoking in pregnancy alters expression of microRNAs (miRs) that regulate inflammation in the placenta and cord blood. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstracts of the 3rd Annual DOHaD ANZ Annual Conference: Shaping our future. Adelaide, SA: The DOHaD Society of Australia and New Zealand. 2016 Aboustate, N., Clifton, V. C., Stark, M. J., & Hodyl, N. A. (2016). MicroRNAs regulating Toll Like Receptor inflammatory pathways in preterm and term placenta and cord blood. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstracts of the International Federation of Placental Associations, as published in Placenta. Portland, Oregon, USA: Elsevier.
2014 Aboustate, N., Clifton, V. L., Stark, M. J., & Hodyl, N. A. (2014). Cord Blood microRNAs that regulate TLR Pathways are differentially expressed depending on gestational age.. Poster session presented at the meeting of ESA-SRB: Proceedings 2014. Melbourne. 2014 Aboustate, N., Clifton, V. L., Pitcher, J. B., Stark, M. J., & Hodyl, N. A. (2014). Expression of MicroRNAs that regulate inflammation in cord blood from Preterm Neonates.. Poster session presented at the meeting of FNWS Proceedings 2014. Yanchep, WA. 2014 Aboustate, N., Clifton, V. L., Pitcher, J. B., Stark, M. J., & Hodyl, N. A. (2014). Prenatal Betamethasone therapy increases stimulated cord blood pro-inflammatory cytokine responses in preterm neonates.. Poster session presented at the meeting of NAHLN Research Day. Mawson Lakes, SA. 2013 Hodyl., Aboustate., Clifton., & Stark. (2013). Cord blood from preterm infants demonstrates an exaggerated pro-inflammatory response following pathogen exposure. Poster session presented at the meeting of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Congress. Singapore. 2013 Hodyl., Aboustate., Clifton., & Stark. (2013). Cord blood from preterm infants demonstrates an exaggerated pro-inflammatory response following pathogen exposure. Poster session presented at the meeting of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Congress. Singapore.
2021 Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Strategic Research Support Scheme
2021 Robinson Research Institute, Strategic Research Initiatives Program
2020 Robinson Research Institute, Strategic Research Initiatives Program
2019 Adelaide Medical School, Research Committee Small Equipment grant
2019 Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Adelaide for Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference in Sydney, NSW
2016 School of Medicine, University of Adelaide for IFPA annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, USA
2015 Robinson Research Institute for IFPA annual meeting in Brisbane, QLD
2014 Robinson Research Institute for ESA/ SRB AGM in Melbourne, VIC
2014 Endocrine Society of Australia for ESA/ SRB AGM in Melbourne, VIC
2014 Robinson Research Institute for PSANZ Fetal Neonatal Workshop in Barossa Valley, SA
2013 European Molecular Biology Laboratory for PhD course participation in Melbourne, VIC
2013 Robinson Research Institute for PhD course participation in Melbourne, VIC
2012 Endocrine Society of Australia for ESA/ SRB AGM in Torquay, VIC
Previous experience in undergraduate coursework and Honours program supervision.
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2021 - ongoing Co-Supervisor The role of treatment expectancy and social determinants of health in adolescents with depression University of Adelaide Medicine Honours Full Time Neha Kasture 2019 - 2020 Co-Supervisor A prospective observational case-control pilot study investigating biological markers of endothelial dysfunction in patients with coronary spasm. The University of Adelaide Honours in Health Sciences Honours Full Time Alex Minopoulos
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2021 - ongoing Member UMHCC Quality and Safety Committee UMHCC Australia 2021 - ongoing Board Member Board LELAN Australia 2020 - ongoing Member Learning and Development Steering Committee SA Health Australia 2019 - ongoing Member NALHN Strategic Research Committee NALHN Australia 2019 - 2019 Member Robinson Research Institute Symposium Robinson Research Institute Australia 2018 - ongoing Member Biological Psychiatry Australia Biological Psychiatry Australia Australia
Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country 2014 - ongoing Placenta Journal
Date Event Name Event Type Institution Country 2018 - 2018 Biological Psychiatry Australia Conference 2018 Conference Biological Psychiatry Austalia Australia
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