Philippa Middleton

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

  • 11121 Citations
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19982019
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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

3 Citations (Scopus)

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

Changes to breast milk fatty acid composition during storage, handling and processing: A systematic review

Gao, C., Miller, J., Middleton, P., Huang, Y. C., McPhee, A. & Gibson, R., 1 Jul 2019, In : Prostaglandins Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids. 146, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Clinical practice guidelines for perinatal bereavement care — An overview

Boyle, F. M., Horey, D., Middleton, P. & Flenady, V., 1 Jan 2019, In : Women and Birth.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

1 Citation (Scopus)

Effects of repeat prenatal corticosteroids given to women at risk of preterm birth: An individual participant data meta-analysis

PRECISE Group, 1 Apr 2019, In : PLoS Medicine. 16, 4, p. e1002771

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gestational age and maternal status of DHA and other polyunsaturated fatty acids in pregnancy: A systematic review

Wilson, N. A., Mantzioris, E., Middleton, P. & Muhlhausler, B. S., 1 May 2019, In : Prostaglandins Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids. 144, p. 16-31 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle