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Dr Jo Gullam

Jo Gullam

Head of Department and Joint Clinical Senior Lecturer

MB ChB(Leic) MD(Warw) DFFP FRANZCOG MRCOG

Jo joined the department from the UK in February 2011.

Having completed her undergraduate training at Leicester, she developed an interest in research and completed her MD thesis in Preterm Labour at Warwick University.

During her postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Jo developed a keen interest in high-risk obstetric care, maternal medicine and birth suite management, which remain the mainstay of her research interests and clinical practice today.

Jo is the birth suite lead obstetrician and takes an active role in clinical governance and evidence based guideline formulation.

Jo is actively involved in teaching within the department, in both the undergraduate and postgraduate training programmes, and has been the fifth year programme Convenor since 2012.

Jo is a dedicated foodie and likes nothing more than investigating what riches her adopted country has to offer.

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Publications

Hughes, R., Gullam, J., Florkowski, C., & Yi, M. (2017, May). Evaluation of the latest NZ guidelines for screening for persistent postpartum hyperglycaemia following gestational diabetes. Poster session presented at the New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD) Annual Scientific Meeting, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Jeffs, E., Haszard, J. J., Sharp, B., Gullam, J., & Paterson, H. (2016). Pregnant women lack accurate knowledge of their BMI and recommended gestational weight gain. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1439), 37-45. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Hughes, R. C. E., Williman, J., & Gullam, J. E. (2016). Universal HbA1c measurement in early pregnancy to detect type 2 diabetes reduces ethnic disparities in antenatal diabetes screening: A population-based observational study. PLoS ONE, 11(6), e0156926. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156926

Hughes, R. C. E., Moore, M. P., Gullam, J. E., & Rowan, J. A. (2015). [Response to comment on Hughes et al]. Diabetes Care, 38(6), e93. doi: 10.2337/dc15-0401

Reid, R. A., Prickett, T. C. R., Pullar, B. E., Darlow, B. A., Gullam, J. E., & Espiner, E. A. (2014). C-type natriuretic peptide in complicated pregnancy: Increased secretion precedes adverse events. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 99(4), 1470-1478. doi: 10.1210/jc.2013-3758

Journal - Research Article

Jeffs, E., Haszard, J. J., Sharp, B., Gullam, J., & Paterson, H. (2016). Pregnant women lack accurate knowledge of their BMI and recommended gestational weight gain. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1439), 37-45. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Hughes, R. C. E., Williman, J., & Gullam, J. E. (2016). Universal HbA1c measurement in early pregnancy to detect type 2 diabetes reduces ethnic disparities in antenatal diabetes screening: A population-based observational study. PLoS ONE, 11(6), e0156926. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156926

Reid, R. A., Prickett, T. C. R., Pullar, B. E., Darlow, B. A., Gullam, J. E., & Espiner, E. A. (2014). C-type natriuretic peptide in complicated pregnancy: Increased secretion precedes adverse events. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 99(4), 1470-1478. doi: 10.1210/jc.2013-3758

Jeffs, E., Sharp, B., Gullam, J., & Paterson, H. (2014). Weight and height measurement: Potential impact in obstetric care. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1392). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Hughes, R. C. E., Moore, M. P., Gullam, J. E., Mohamed, K., & Rowan, J. (2014). An early pregnancy HbA1c ≥5.9% (41 mmol/mol) is optimal for detecting diabetes and identifies women at increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. Diabetes Care, 37(11), 2953-2959. doi: 10.2337/dc14-1312

Bru-Mercier, G., Gullam, J. E., Thornton, S., Blanks, A. M., & Shmygol, A. (2012). Characterization of the tissue-level Ca2+ signals in spontaneously contracting human myometrium. Journal of Cell & Molecular Biology, 16(12), 2990-3000. doi: 10.1111/j.1582-4934.2012.01626.x

Gullam, J. E., Blanks, A. M., Thornton, S., & Shmygol, A. (2009). Phase-plot analysis of the oxytocin effect on human myometrial contractility. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology & Reproductive Biology, 144(Suppl. 1), S20-S24. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2009.02.020

Shmygol, A., Blanks, A. M., Bru-Mercier, G., Gullam, J. E., & Thornton, S. (2007). Control of uterine Ca2+ by membrane voltage: Toward understanding the excitation—contraction coupling in human myometrium. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1101, 97-109. doi: 10.1196/annals.1389.031

Chatterjee, J., Gullam, J., Vatish, M., & Thornton, S. (2007). The management of preterm labour. Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal & Neonatal Edition, 92, F88-F93. doi: 10.1136/adc.2005.082289

Shmygol, A., Gullam, J., Blanks, A., & Thornton, S. (2006). Multiple mechanisms involved in oxytocin-induced modulation of myometrial contractility. Acta Pharmacologica Sinica, 27(7), 827-832. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-7254.2006.00393.x

Gullam, J. E., Chatterjee, J., & Thornton, S. (2005). Preterm labour: Novel treatments. Drug Discovery Today: Therapeutic Strategies, 2(1), 47-52. doi: 10.1016/j.ddstr.2005.05.023

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Journal - Research Other

Hughes, R. C. E., Moore, M. P., Gullam, J. E., & Rowan, J. A. (2015). [Response to comment on Hughes et al]. Diabetes Care, 38(6), e93. doi: 10.2337/dc15-0401

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Jeffs, E., Gullam, J., Sharp, B., & Paterson, H. (2012). Women's perception of BMI and understanding of weight gain in pregnancy guidelines. BJOG, 119(Suppl. s1), (pp. 43). doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2012.03376.x

Jeffs, E., Gullam, J., Sharp, B., & Paterson, H. (2012). Women's knowledge and perceptions of the risks of excess weight in pregnancy. BJOG, 119(Suppl. 1), (pp. 120-121). doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2012.03376.x

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Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Hughes, R., Gullam, J., Florkowski, C., & Yi, M. (2017, May). Evaluation of the latest NZ guidelines for screening for persistent postpartum hyperglycaemia following gestational diabetes. Poster session presented at the New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD) Annual Scientific Meeting, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Gullam, J. E. (2011). Analysis of mechanisms mediating the oxytocin-induced stimulation of human myometrium (MD). University of Warwick, Coventry, UK.

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