Tara Crawford

Tara Crawford

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Dr Crawford is an early career researcher and clinical trials coordinator for the Neonatal Research Group, The Robinson Research Institute. She is affiliate lecturer in the School of Medicine, The University of Adelaide and also holds a joint appointment in the Women’s and Babies Theme, South Australian Health Medical Research Institute. Dr Crawford completed her Honours (BHSc) in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2016 and her PhD (Medicine) in 2020. In addition to pursuing her ongoing research program focusing on improving the safety of transfusion in the preterm newborn, she has clinical trials management responsibility for NHRMC, MRFF, and Thrasher Foundation funded multicentre perinatal RCTs conducted within the Department of Neonatal Medicine, The Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide.

Neonatal Medicine and Transfusion Medicine 

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2023 Crawford, T., Andersen, C., Marks, D. C., Robertson, S. A., & Stark, M. (2023). Does donor sex influence the potential for transfusion with washed packed red blood cells to limit transfusion-related immune responses in preterm newborns?. Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition, 108(5), 471-477.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2023 Stark, M. J., Collins, C. T., Andersen, C. C., Crawford, T. M., Sullivan, T. R., Bednarz, J., . . . Morris, S. (2023). Study protocol of the WashT Trial: transfusion with washed versus unwashed red blood cells to reduce morbidity and mortality in infants born less than 28 weeks' gestation - a multicentre, blinded, parallel group, randomised controlled trial.. BMJ Open, 13(7), e070272.
    2022 Crawford, T. M., Andersen, C. C., Hodyl, N. A., Robertson, S. A., & Stark, M. J. (2022). Effect of washed versus unwashed red blood cells on transfusion‐related immune responses in preterm newborns. Clinical and Translational Immunology, 11(3), 1-13.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS6 Europe PMC3
    2022 Sibbin, K., Crawford, T. M., Stark, M., & Battin, M. (2022). Therapeutic hypothermia for neonatal encephalopathy with sepsis: a retrospective cohort study. BMJ PAEDIATRICS OPEN, 6(1), 1-7.
    2022 Stark, M. J., Crawford, T. M., Ziegler, N. M., Hall, A., & Andersen, C. C. (2022). Differential effects of ibuprofen and indomethacin on cerebral oxygen kinetics in the very preterm baby. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 10, 8 pages.
    DOI Scopus1 Europe PMC1
    2022 Crawford, T. M., Andersen, C. C., & Stark, M. J. (2022). Red Blood Cell Donor Sex Associated Effects on Morbidity and Mortality in the Extremely Preterm Newborn. Children, 9(12), 11 pages.
    DOI Scopus3 Europe PMC1
    2020 Crawford, T. M., Andersen, C. C., & Stark, M. J. (2020). Effect of repeat transfusion exposure on plasma cytokine and markers of endothelial activation in the extremely preterm neonate. Transfusion, 60(10), 2217-2224.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS10 Europe PMC8
    2019 Crawford, T. M., Andersen, C. C., Hodyl, N. A., Robertson, S. A., & Stark, M. J. (2019). The contribution of red blood cell transfusion to neonatal morbidity and mortality. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 55(4), 387-392.
    DOI Scopus30 WoS25 Europe PMC13
    2019 Kennedy, L. M. L., Crawford, T. M., Andersen, C. C., & Stark, M. J. (2019). Does umbilical cord blood glucose extraction discriminate the risk of early neonatal hypoglycaemia in at-risk newborns?. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 55(12), 1476-1480.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC1
    2016 Hodyl, N., Crawford, T., McKerracher, L., Lawrence, A., Pitcher, J., & Stark, M. (2016). Antenatal steroid exposure in the late preterm period is associated with reduced cord blood neurotrophin-3. Early Human Development, 101, 57-62.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS10 Europe PMC7
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2024 Co-Supervisor The effect of allogenic red blood cell transfusion on oxygen physiology in the preterm newborn Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Danielle Nicole Bailey
    2022 Co-Supervisor Evaluating overnight oximetry and cerebral oxygenation in term or near-term infants with unexplained oxygen requirements. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Amelia Namrata Noone

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