Philippa Middleton

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

  • 12733 Citations
  • 52 h-Index

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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

A Systematic Review of Collection and Analysis of Human Milk for Macronutrient Composition

Leghi, G. E., Middleton, P. F., Netting, M. J., Wlodek, M. E., Geddes, D. T. & Muhlhausler, B. S., 1 Jun 2020, In : Journal of Nutrition. 150, 6, p. 1652-1670 19 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 Mar 2020, In : Women and Birth. 33, 2, p. 107-110 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

1 Citation (Scopus)

Influence of clinical characteristics on maternal DHA and other polyunsaturated fatty acid status in pregnancy: A systematic review

Wilson, N. A., Mantzioris, E., Middleton, P. & Muhlhausler, B. S., 1 Mar 2020, In : Prostaglandins Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids. 154, 102063.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Interventions to prevent women from developing gestational diabetes mellitus: an overview of Cochrane Reviews

Griffith, R. J., Alsweiler, J., Moore, A. E., Brown, S., Middleton, P., Shepherd, E. & Crowther, C. A., 11 Jun 2020, In : The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 6, p. CD012394

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article