Maria Makrides

Professor

  • 7777 Citations
  • 45 h-Index
1992 …2019
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Professor Maria Makrides is the Theme Leader for Healthy Mothers, Babies and Children and leads the Child Nutrition Research Centre which is based at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Maria is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Principal Research Fellow and also Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Adelaide.

Maria leads a multi-disciplinary research group of over 30 staff who are highly skilled in conducting and translating nutrition intervention trials involving mothers and babies.

As a research dietitian, Maria is committed to improving the nutrition and health of mothers and their babies through the conduct and translation of high quality research. She is particularly recognised for work investigating the health effects of dietary fatty acids, iron and novel dietary ingredients in the perinatal period. This work has resulted in significant changes in the composition of infant formulae and had an important impact on changing international food laws (Codex Alimentarius), which determine the minimum safe composition of infant foods. More recently Maria was part of an international expert advisory group to comment on the composition of follow-up formulas under review by Codex.

Maria is also part of the team that undertook the systematic reviews to underpin the Australian Dietary Guidelines for pregnant and lactating women released by the NHMRC in 2013. She is a member of the Infant and Young Child Scientific Advisory Group, Food Standards Australia and New Zealand.

Maria has over 210 peer reviewed publications including a number in the prestigious journals the Lancet, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association and the British Medical Journal. She is also co-editor of four books, including the most widely sold textbook in paediatric nutrition that is now translated into Chinese, Spanish and Russian.

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Research Output 1992 2019

Association Between Maternal Iodine Intake in Pregnancy and Childhood Neurodevelopment at Age 18 Months

Zhou, S. J., Condo, D., Ryan, P., Skeaff, S. A., Howell, S., Anderson, P. J., McPhee, A. J. & Makrides, M., 1 Feb 2019, In : American journal of epidemiology. 188, 2, p. 332-338 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Can the Bayley Scales of Infant Development at 18 months predict child behaviour at 7 years?

Gould, J., Hunt, E., Roberts, R. M., Louise, J., Collins, C. & Makrides, M., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 55, 1, p. 74-81 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citations (Scopus)

Anaemia in pregnancy among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women of Far North Queensland: A retrospective cohort study

Leonard, D., Buttner, P., Thompson, F., Makrides, M. & McDermott, R., 1 Nov 2018, In : Nutrition & dietetics: the journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia. 75, 5, p. 457-467 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citations (Scopus)
7 Citations (Scopus)

A systematic review and meta-analysis of human milk feeding and morbidity in very low birth weight infants

Miller, J., Tonkin, E., Damarell, R. A., McPhee, A., Suganuma, M., Suganuma, H., Middleton, P., Makrides, M. & Collins, C., 1 Jun 2018, In : Nutrients. 10, 6, 707.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article