Dr Lisa Smithers
Bachelor of Applied Science (1992)
Graduate Diploma in Human Nutrition (1999)
Master of Public Health (2013)
Doctor of Philosophy (2006)
Registered Nutritionist (2007)
I have research interests in paediatrics, nutrition and public health, perinatal epidemiology, and Aboriginal health. I will supervise PhD or masters by research projects in these areas. If you are a high-performing graduate who is interested in undertaking a PhD or masters by research projects in these areas, please contact me by email for further information.
PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
LG. (accepted August 2014) Dietary interventions
in school settings: can they change children’s diets and metabolic
outcomes? British J Nutr 112(11); 1749-1750 (Journal impact
Gialamas A, Scheil W, Brinkman S, Lynch JW.
(2014) Anaemia of pregnancy, perinatal complications and child development. Paediatric & Perinatal Epidemiology.
28(5); 381-390/ doi.10.1111/ppe.12149. (JIF=2.811)
Makrides M, Gould J, Gawlik N, Yelland L, Smithers LG, Anderson P, Gibson R.
(accepted 20 Feb 2014) Four year follow-up of children born to women in a
randomized controlled trial of DHA supplementation during pregnancy. JAMA (JIF=29.980). 311(17);1802-1804.
Gould J, Makrides M, Colombo J, Smithers LG. (Accepted January 2014) Randomized
controlled tiral of maternal omega-3 long-chain PUFA supplementation during
pregnancy and early childhood development of attention, working memory, and
inhibitory control. Am J Clin Nutr 99(4);851-859.
Lynch JW, Merlin T. (2013) Industry self-regulation and TV advertising of foods
to Australian children. J Paed Child
Health (epub ahead of print 27 Dec 2013) doi: 10.1111jpc.12488
Chittleborough CR, Stocks N, Sawyer MG, Lynch JW. (2013) Can items used in 4-year-old
well-child visits predict children’s health and school outcomes? Matern Child Health J (epub ahead of
print 26 Sept 2013)[JIF=1.875]
Mittinty MN, Golley RK, Smithers LG, Brazionis L, Lynch
JW. (2013) An application of multi-attribute utility
theory to develop a weaning diet utility index. PLoS One. 8(10):e76111 [JIF=3.730]
Merlin T, Lynch JW. (2013) The impact of
industry self-regulation on television marketing of unhealthy food and
beverages to Australian children. Med J
Aust. 199(3); 148-149 [JIF=2.853] – invited, peer-reviewed editorial.
Lynch JW, Yang S, Dahhour M, Kramer MS. (2013) Impact of neonatal growth on IQ
and behavior at early school age. Pediatrics 132(1); e53-60 [JIF=5.119]
Golley RK, Mittinty MN, Brazionis L, Northstone K, Emmett P, Lynch JW. (2013)
Do dietary pattern trajectories from infancy to toddlerhood influence later IQ:
results from a birth cohort study. PLOS One 8(3); e58904 doi:
10.1371/journal.pone.0058904 [JIF= 3.730].
Gould J, Smithers LG, Makrides M. (2013) The effect of omega-3 LCPUFA
supplementation during pregnancy, or pregnancy and lactation, on infant
cognitive and visual development: a systematic review and meta-analysis of
randomized control trials. Am J Clin Nutr.
97(3);531-544. Doi: 10.3945/ajcn.112.045781
Golley RG, Smithers LG, Mittinty MN, Emmett P, Northstone K, Lynch JW. (2013) Associations between a complementary
feeding adherence index and dietary, adiposity, cardiovascular and cognitive
outcomes measured in middle childhood. J
Nutr 143(10):1611-1617 doi:10.3945/jn..112.170605[JIF=4.196].
Brazionis L, Golley RK, Mittinty M, Smithers LG, Lynch JW. (2013) Diet spanning infancy and toddlerhood
is related to child blood pressure at 7.5 years, independent of birth weight
and body size. Am J Clin Nutr 97(6); 1375-1386. [JIF=6.504].
Golley RK, Mittinty MN, Brazionis L, Northstone K, Emmett P, Lynch JW. (2012)
Dietary patterns at 6, 15 and 24 months of age are associated with IQ at 8
years of age. Eur J Epidemiol. 27(7); 525-535 [JIF=5.118].
Golley RK, Brazionis L, Northstone K, Emmett P, Lynch JW. Dietary patterns of
infants and toddlers are associated with nutrient intakes. Nutrients. 4(8); 935-948 (Invited contribution to a special issue
on Infant Nutrition). [JIF=2.072]
Brazionis L, Golley RK, Mittinty MN, Northstone K, Emmett P, McNaughton SA,
Campbell KJ, Lynch JW. (2012). Associations between dietary patterns at 6 and
15 months of age and socio-demographic factors. Eur J Clin Nutr.66(6); 658-66.
Doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2011.219 [JIF=2.756]
Golley R, Smithers LG, Mittinty M, Brazionis L, Emmett P, Northstone K,
Campbell K, McNaughton S, Lynch J. (2012) An index measuring adherence to
complementary feeding guidelines has convergent validity as a measure of infant
diet quality. J Nutr 142(5); 901-908
Brazionis L, Golley RK, Mittinty M, Smithers LG, Northstone K, Emmett P,
Lynch JW. (2012) Characterization of transition diets spanning infancy and
toddlerhood: A novel, multiple time point application of Principal Component
Analysis. Am J Clin Nutr. 95(5);
Golley R, Brazionis L, Lynch JW. (2011) Characterizing whole diets of young children from
developed countries and the association between diet and health: a systematic
review. Nutr Rev. 69(8); 449-67. [JIF =4.597].
RA, Makrides M. (2011) Maternal
supplementation with DHA during pregnancy does not effect early visual
development in the infant: a randomized controlled trial. Am J
Clin Nutr. 93(6);1293-1299. [JIF=6.603]
McIntyre E. (2010) The impact of
breastfeeding: translating recent evidence for practice. Aust Fam Physician. 39(10);
757-760. [JIF =0.257].
Makrides M, Gibson RA. (2010). Human milk fatty acids from lactating mothers of
preterm infants: a study revealing wide intra- and inter-individual variation. Prostaglandins
Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 83(1); 9-13 [JIF = 2.103].
Collins C, Simmonds L, Gibson RA, McPhee A, Makrides M. (2010). Feeding preterm
infants milk with a higher dose of docosahexaenoic acid than used in current
practice does not influence does not influence language or behaviour in early
childhood: a follow up study of a randomized controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr 91(3); 628-634
[JIF = 6.603].
Makrides, M, Smithers LG, Gibson RA. (2010) The
role of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in neurodevelopment and
growth. Nestle Nutr Workshop Ser Pediatr Program .65:123-136. [No JIF].
Gibson RA, Makrides M, Smithers LG, Voevodin M, Sinclair A. (2009) The effect of dairy
foods on coronary heart disease: a systematic review of prospective cohort
studies. Br J Nutr 102(9); 1267-1275 [JIF = 2.339]
Makrides M, Gibson RA, McPhee AJ, Collins CT,
Davis PG, Doyle LW, Colditz PB, Morris S, Smithers
LG, Willson K, Best K, Ryan P. (2009).
Neurodevelopmental outcome of preterm infants fed high-dose DHA. JAMA
301(2);175. [JIF =25.547].
Smithers LG, Gibson RA, Makrides M. (2009) Are DHA requirements of preterm infants
higher than previously thought? Agro-Food Industry Hi-tech. 20(4); 4-6. [JIF
=0.191]. Invited manuscript.
Gibson RA, McPhee AJ, Makrides M. (2008) Higher dose of DHA in the neonatal period improves
visual acuity of preterm infants: The results of a randomized controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr 88(4);1049. [JIF = 6.603].
Gibson RA, McPhee AJ, Makrides M. (2008) Effect of LCPUFA supplementation of
preterm infants on disease risk and neurodevelopment: a systematic review. Am J Clin Nutr 87(4);912. [JIF =
Gibson RA, McPhee A, Makrides M. (2008) Effect of two doses of docosahexaenoic
acid in the diet of preterm infants on infant fatty acid status: results from
the DINO Trial. Prostaglandins
Leukot Essent Fatty Acids 79(3-5);141. [JIF = 2.103].
Collins C, Gibson RA, Miller J, McPhee AJ,
Wilson K, Smithers LG, Makrides M. (2008). Carbohydrate is the main determinant of
growth in infants born <33 weeks gestation. Nutrition 24(5);451. [JIF=2.229].
Anderson PJ,Cox TC,Roscioli T,Elakis G, Smithers L, David DJ,Powell B (2007)
Somatic FGFR and TWIST mutations are not a common cause of single suture
craniosynostosis. J Craniofacial Surgery
18:2, 312. [JIF=0.739].
Bates EJ, Ferrante A, Smithers L, Poulos A, Robinson B.(1995) Effect of fatty acid
structure on neutrophil adhesion, degranulation and damage to endothelial cells. Atherosclerosis 116;2,247. [JIF=4.287].
Bates EJ, Ferrante A, Poulos A, Smithers L, Rathjen DA, Robinson B.
(1995) Inhibitory effects of arachidonic acid and its monoydroperoxy- and
hydroxyl- metabolites on procoagulant activity in endothelial cells. Atherosclerosis 116:1,125. [JIF = 4.287].
Non-Peer Reviewed Papers, Reports
and Book Chapters
Roesler A, Moore V,
Smithers LG, Wangpakapattanawong P. (2014)
Local insights into improving child nutrition in northern Thailand: findings
and recommendations regarding breastfeeding.
Smithers LG. (in press) Dietary interventions in school settings: can they change
children’s diets and metabolic outcomes? British
Journal of Nutrition.
Smithers LG, Lynch JW, Merlin T. (2012) Television marketing of unhealthy food and
beverages to children: a review of the published evidence since 2009. Canberra:
Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA).
Golley RK, Smithers LG, Campbell K, Lynch JW. (2010) Understanding the role of infant and
toddler nutrition on population health: Epidemiological resources in Australia. Australasian
Epidemiologist 17:1, 11-16.
and Makrides M. (2009) Chapter 14. Long
chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and infant development. In Fatty Acids in Health Promotion and
Disease Causation. Ed. R Watson. Publisher: AOCS Press. 349-378.
McIntyre E. (2007) Human milk:
Overview of composition and function. Internal report commissioned by
the UK Royal College of Midwives.
Gibson RA, Makrides M. (2007) Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LCPUFA)
supplementation for infants born preterm. NeoReviews 8;4 e143.
Member of the Australasian Epidemiology Association
Member of the Public Health Association of Australia
Member of the Nutrition Society of Australia
Member of the Healthy Development Adelaide
Member of the Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth
Member of the International Association of Epidemiology
Member of the World Public Health Nutrition Association
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