Bsc Hons, PhD
Clinical Research Assistant
As part of the Lewandowski group, I am involved with the CHAPTER study (Cardiovascular Health Assessment of Preterm and Term-born children). The CHAPTER study will help us understand how complications during pregnancy, such as preterm birth, affect how childrens’ hearts and blood vessels develop.
I have a BSc (Hons) and PhD in Human Movement and Exercise Science from The University of Western Australia. Prior to working at The University of Oxford, I have worked in paediatric settings for many years, in a Clinical role, coordinating a dedicated paediatric service in Australia for the assessment, care and management of children and adolescents with obesity, impaired glucose tolerance and Type 2 diabetes; and in a research environment, working in a large longitudinal cohort study that involved over 400 children and their families in Australia, and investigated a wide range of biological, psychosocial and environmental factors that affect the development of children. Most recently I have worked in an Academic environment, teaching medical students, both at an undergraduate and postgraduate (MD) level.
High incidence of obesity co-morbidities in young children: A cross-sectional study
Bell LM. et al, (2011), Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 47, 911 - 917
Endothelial Function and Carotid Intima-Medial Thickness in Adolescents with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Naylor LH. et al, (2011), The Journal of Pediatrics, 159, 971 - 974
Fatness, Fitness, and Increased Cardiovascular Risk in Young Children
Suriano K. et al, (2010), The Journal of Pediatrics, 157, 552 - 558
Waist circumference predicts cardiovascular risk in young Australian children
Watts K. et al, (2008), Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 44, 709 - 715
Resistance Training and Diastolic Myocardial Tissue Velocities in Obese Children
NAYLOR LH. et al, (2008), Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 40, 2027 - 2032