Our researchers

Meet the academic staff who lead our major research themes and programmes.

Professor Frank Bloomfield
Fetus and newborn, nutrition

Professor Wayne Cutfield
Paediatric endocrinology, nutrition

Professor David Cameron-Smith
Nutrition

Distinguished Professor Sir Peter Gluckman
Evolutionary medicine, developmental epigenetics, and developmental origins of health and disease

Distinguished Professor Jane Harding
Fetus and newborn, nutrition, neonatal glycaemia, long-term outcomes

Professor Caroline Crowther
Maternal and perinatal health

Professor Mark Vickers
Developmental programming, nutrition

Professor Paul Hofman
Paediatric endocrinology, nutrition

Associate Professor Justin O'Sullivan
Genetics and genome organisation

Associate Professor Katie Groom
Maternal health

Professor Elwyn Firth
Bone health, exercise (effect on obesity, in early childhood and on old age)

Dr Jo Perry
Endocrinology, growth factors

Dr Jacquie Bay
LENScience, DOHaD knowledge translation adolescent populations

Dr Silmara Gusso
Exercise physiology, cardiovascular physiology, diabetes

Dr Felicia Low
Evolutionary medicine, developmental epigenetics, and developmental origins of health and disease

Dr Anna Ponnampalam
Epigenetics, reproductive health, perinatal physiology

Dr Chris Mckinlay
Antenatal glucocorticoids, maternal obesity, gestational diabetes, fetal growth restriction, neonatal glycaemia

Dr Clare Reynolds
Maternal obesity, pregnancy, Type 2 diabetes, developmental programming

Dr Amber Milan
Nutrition

Dr Ben Albert
Paediatric endocrinology

Dr Liz McKenzie
Pregnancy, gestational diabetes, gut metabolomics

Dr José Derraik
Long-term effects of early life events in childhood and adulthood, childhood obesity

Dr Anne Jaquiery
Maternal nutrition, intrauterine growth restriction, prematurity

Dr Mark Oliver
Maternal environment, intrauterine growth restriction, prematurity, nutrition for pregnant and young ruminants

Dr Valentina Chiavaroli
Childhood obesity, gut microbiome, pregnancy

Dr Cameron Mitchell
Nutrition, resistance exercise, muscle protein

Dr Tatjana Buklijas
History of science and medicine, evolutionary medicine, developmental origins of health and disease

Dr Biju Balakrishnan
Molecular biology, microbiology

Dr Shikha Pundir
Breast milk

Dr William Schierding
Genome mapping, variant detection, RNA-sequencing, methylome epigenetics, metagenomics data

Dr Tommi Vatanen
Microbiome, metabolism, immunity

Dr Celia Grigg
Midwifery and obstetrics

Emeritus Professor Michael Heymann
Perinatal circulatory physiology, neonatal cardiology