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 2020

Maternal dexamethasone before preterm births: implications for lower middle-income countries – Authors' reply

Crowther, C. A., Ashwood, P., Andersen, C. C., Middleton, P., Tran, T., Doyle, L. W., Robinson, J. S. & Harding, J. E., 1 Jan 2020, In : The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health. 4, 1, p. e2

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

2 Citations (Scopus)

Agreement between markers of population iodine status in classifying iodine status of populations: A systematic review

Wassie, M. M., Middleton, P. & Zhou, S. J., 1 Oct 2019, In : American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 110, 4, p. 949-958 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Antenatal magnesium sulphate and adverse neonatal outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Shepherd, E., Salam, R. A., Manhas, D., Synnes, A., Middleton, P., Makrides, M. & Crowther, C. A., 1 Dec 2019, In : PLoS Medicine. 16, 12, p. e1002988

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 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

2 Citations (Scopus)