Philippa Middleton

Associate Professor, BSc(Hons), GradDipLibSt, MPH, PhD, PHAA

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Public Profile

Associate Professor Philippa Middleton holds an NHMRC fellowship and is an affiliate with the Robinson Research Institute at the University of Adelaide.

Philippa is a perinatal epidemiologist and implementation scientist with particular research interests in preterm birth, nutrition, stillbirth and diabetes in pregnancy. Her ‘tools of trade’ are randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews, research synthesis (quantitative and qualitative), guidelines, research reporting standards and translating research evidence into policy and practice.

Since 2005, she has held continuous national and international research funding in perinatal health and in research methodologies, totalling >$9M in the last 5 years. In addition to her NHMRC Fellowship, she is or has been a CI on seven NHMRC project grants, as well as attracting funding from other local and international bodies.

Philippa is involved in several Aboriginal health partnerships and works with the Cochrane Collaboration in multiple roles, including being an editor with Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group and leading their Australian and New Zealand satellite. She is also an academic editor with PLoSMED, a member of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand’s policy, stillbirth and IMPACT committees, the NHMRC Synthesis and Translation of Research Evidence Committee and the Expert Advisory Committee for NHMRC’s antenatal care guidelines.

She has published widely and has over 250 publications, with >15,000 Google Scholar citations. These include three Lancet papers on preventing stillbirth.

External positions

Research Leader - ARCH, University of Adelaide

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Research Output 1998 2019

Beyond the headlines: Fetal movement awareness is an important stillbirth prevention strategy

Flenady, V., Ellwood, D., Bradford, B., Coory, M., Middleton, P., Gardener, G., Radestad, I., Homer, C., Davies-Tuck, M., Forster, D., Gordon, A., Groom, K., Crowther, C., Walker, S., Foord, C., Warland, J., Murphy, M., Said, J., Boyle, F., O'Donoghue, K. & 4 othersCronin, R., Sexton, J., Weller, M. & McCowan, L., 1 Feb 2019, In : Women and Birth. 32, 1, p. 1-2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

A methodological approach to identify the most reliable human milk collection method for compositional analysis: A systematic review protocol

Leghi, G. E., Middleton, P. & Muhlhausler, B. S., 16 Aug 2018, In : Systematic reviews. 7, 1, 122.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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

10 Citations (Scopus)

Care in subsequent pregnancies following stillbirth: an international survey of parents

Wojcieszek, A. M., Boyle, F. M., Belizán, J. M., Cassidy, J., Cassidy, P., Erwich, J. J. H. M., Farrales, L., Gross, M. M., Heazell, A. E. P., Leisher, S. H., Mills, T., Murphy, M., Pettersson, K., Ravaldi, C., Ruidiaz, J., Siassakos, D., Silver, R. M., Storey, C., Vannacci, A., Middleton, P. & 2 othersEllwood, D. & Flenady, V., 1 Jan 2018, In : BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 125, 2, p. 193-201 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citations (Scopus)

Care prior to and during subsequent pregnancies following stillbirth for improving outcomes

Wojcieszek, A. M., Shepherd, E., Middleton, P., Lassi, Z. S., Wilson, T., Murphy, M. M., Heazell, A. E. P., Ellwood, D. A., Silver, R. M. & Flenady, V., 17 Dec 2018, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2018, 12, CD012203.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article