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Health Sciences profile

Phillipa Barnes

PositionResearch Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine (UOW)
QualificationsBA, DPH
Research summaryAsthma and allergy

Research

Phillipa Barnes is a Research Fellow with the Wellington Asthma Research Group at the University of Otago, Wellington. Her main research interests are respiratory and allergic disease health in children. Phillipa has worked on a number of projects within this arena including a prospective infant cohort study looking to identify childhood risk factors of asthma and allergies; a randomised control trial of probiotics in the prevention of eczema; and a study to compare exhaled nitric oxide obtained from two devices by different manufacturers (Medisoft HypAir FENO and Aerocrine NIOX analysers). Phillipa is currently working on three HRC-funded projects. Firstly, the HOME Study, which examines what housing factors may be associated with new onset wheezing in children. Secondly, the Probiotics in Pregnancy study examines whether giving probiotics to the mother early in pregnancy prevents eczema in babies. Lastly the Rhino Study, looking at whether simple interventions to a child's bedroom environment can reduce the incidence of rhinovirus infections.

Publications

Shorter, C., Crane, J., Pierse, N., Barnes, P., Kang, J., Wickens, K., … Stanley, T., … Howden-Chapman, P., and the Wellington Research General Practicioner Research Network. (2017). Indoor visible mold and mold odour are associated with new-onset childhood wheeze in a dose dependent manner. Indoor Air. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ina.12413

Wickens, K. L., Barthow, C. A., Murphy, R., Abels, P. R., Maude, R. M., Stone, P. R., … Stanley, T. V., Purdie, G. L., Kang, J. M., Hood, F. E., … Barnes, P. K., … Crane, J. (2017). Early pregnancy probiotic supplementation with Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 may reduce the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus: A randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Nutrition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/S0007114517000289

Barthow, C., Wickens, K., Stanley, T., Mitchell, E. A., Maude, R., Abels, P., Purdie, G., … Kang, J., Hood, F., … Barnes, P., Fitzharris, P., … Crane, J. (2016). The Probiotics in Pregnancy Study (PiP Study): Rationale and design of a double-blind randomised controlled trial to improve maternal health during pregnancy and prevent infant eczema and allergy. BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth, 16(1), 133. doi: 10.1186/s12884-016-0923-y

Silvers, K. M., Frampton, C. M., Wickens, K., Pattemore, P. K., Ingham, T., Fishwick, D., Crane, J., Town, G. I., Epton, M. J., on behalf of the New Zealand Asthma and Allergy Cohort Study Group, including Duignan, M., Irvine, V., Lampshire, P., Leadbitter, P., & Siebers, R. (2012). Breastfeeding protects against current asthma up to 6 years of age. Journal of Pediatrics, 160(6), 991-996. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2011.11.055

Tanpowpong, P., Ingham, T. R., Lampshire, P. K., Kirchberg, F. F., Epton, M. J., Crane, J., … and the New Zealand Asthma and Allergy Cohort Study Group, including Pattemore, P., Siebers, R., & Wickens, K. (2012). Coeliac disease and gluten avoidance in New Zealand children. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 97, 12-16. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2011-300248

Journal - Research Article

Shorter, C., Crane, J., Pierse, N., Barnes, P., Kang, J., Wickens, K., … Stanley, T., … Howden-Chapman, P., and the Wellington Research General Practicioner Research Network. (2017). Indoor visible mold and mold odour are associated with new-onset childhood wheeze in a dose dependent manner. Indoor Air. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ina.12413

Wickens, K. L., Barthow, C. A., Murphy, R., Abels, P. R., Maude, R. M., Stone, P. R., … Stanley, T. V., Purdie, G. L., Kang, J. M., Hood, F. E., … Barnes, P. K., … Crane, J. (2017). Early pregnancy probiotic supplementation with Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 may reduce the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus: A randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Nutrition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/S0007114517000289

Silvers, K. M., Frampton, C. M., Wickens, K., Pattemore, P. K., Ingham, T., Fishwick, D., Crane, J., Town, G. I., Epton, M. J., on behalf of the New Zealand Asthma and Allergy Cohort Study Group, including Duignan, M., Irvine, V., Lampshire, P., Leadbitter, P., & Siebers, R. (2012). Breastfeeding protects against current asthma up to 6 years of age. Journal of Pediatrics, 160(6), 991-996. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2011.11.055

Tanpowpong, P., Ingham, T. R., Lampshire, P. K., Kirchberg, F. F., Epton, M. J., Crane, J., … and the New Zealand Asthma and Allergy Cohort Study Group, including Pattemore, P., Siebers, R., & Wickens, K. (2012). Coeliac disease and gluten avoidance in New Zealand children. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 97, 12-16. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2011-300248

Thomson, C. D., Wickens, K., Miller, J., Ingham, T., Lampshire, P., Epton, M. J., Town, G. I., Pattemore, P., Crane, J., and the Year Six New Zealand Asthma and Allergy Cohort Study Group, (NZAACS6) including Siebers, R. (2012). Selenium status and allergic disease in a cohort of New Zealand Children. Clinical & Experimental Allergy, 42(4), 560-567. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2222.2011.03924.x

Crane, J., Lampshire, P., Wickens, K., Epton, M., Siebers, R., Ingham, T., Pattemore, P., Town, I., and the Year Six New Zealand Asthma and Allergy Cohort Study Group, (NZAACS6) . (2012). Asthma, atopy and exhaled nitric oxide in a cohort of 6-yr-old New Zealand children. Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, 23(1), 59-64. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3038.2011.01227.x

Brooks, C. R., Brogan, S.-B. M., van Dalen, C. J., Lampshire, P. K., Crane, J., & Douwes, J. (2011). Measurement of exhaled nitric oxide in a general population sample: A comparison of the Medisoft HypAir FENO and Aerocrine NIOX analyzers. Journal of Asthma, 48(4), 324-328. doi: 10.3109/02770903.2011.560322

Camargo, Jr, C. A., Ingham, T., Wickens, K., Thadhani, R., Silvers, K. M., Epton, M. J., Town, G. I., Pattemore, P. K., … Crane, J., and the New Zealand Asthma and Allergy Cohort Study Group, including Duignan, M., Irvine, V., Lampshire, P., Leadbitter, P., & Siebers, R. (2011). Cord-blood 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and risk of respiratory infection, wheezing, and asthma. Pediatrics, 127(1), e180-e187. doi: 10.1542/peds.2010-0442

Wickens, K., Beasley, R., Town, I., Epton, M., Pattemore, P., Ingham, T., Crane, J., and the New Zealand Asthma and Allergy Cohort Study Group, including Duignan, M., Irvine, V., Lampshire, P., Leadbitter, P., & Siebers, R. (2011). The effects of early and late paracetamol exposure on asthma and atopy: A birth cohort. Clinical & Experimental Allergy, 41(3), 399-406. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2222.2010.03610.x

Silvers, K. M., Frampton, C. M., Wickens, K., Epton, M. J., Pattemore, P. K., Ingham, T., … Crane, J., Town, G. I., and the New Zealand Asthma and Allergy Cohort Study Group, including Duignan, M., Irvine, V., Lampshire, P., Leadbitter, P., & Siebers, R. (2009). Breastfeeding protects against adverse respiratory outcomes at 15 months of age. Maternal & Child Nutrition, 5(3), 243-250. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-8709.2008.00169.x

Wickens, K., Ingham, T., Epton, M., Pattemore, P., Town, I., Fishwick, D., Crane, J., and the New Zealand Asthma and Allergy Cohort Study Group, including Duignan, M., Irvine, V., Lampshire, P., Leadbitter, P., & Siebers, R. (2008). The association of early life exposure to antibiotics and the development of asthma, eczema and atopy in a birth cohort: Confounding or causality? Clinical & Experimental Allergy, 38, 1318-1324. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2222.2008.03024.x

Wickens, K., Black, P. N., Stanley, T. V., Mitchell, E., Fitzharris, P., Tannock, G. W., Purdie, G., Crane, J., and the Probiotic Study Group, including Jones, B., Lampshire, P., & Munro, K. (2008). A differential effect of 2 probiotics in the prevention of eczema and atopy: A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, 122(4), 788-794. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2008.07.011

Prescott, S. L., Wickens, K., Westcott, L., Jung, W., Currie, H., Black, P. N., Stanley, T. V., … Fitzharris, P., Siebers, R., … Crane, J., and the Probiotic Study Group, including Jones, B., Lampshire, P., Nicholson, A., & Purdie, G. (2008). Supplementation with Lactobacillus rhamnosus or Bifidobacterium lactis probiotics in pregnancy increases cord blood interferon-γ and breast milk transforming growth factor-β and immunoglobin A detection. Clinical & Experimental Allergy, 38(10), 1606-1614. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2222.2008.03061.x

Epton, M. J., Town, G. I., Ingham, T., Wickens, K., Fishwick, D., Crane, J., and the New Zealand Asthma and Allergy Cohort Study Group, including Duignan, M., Fitzharris, P., … Lampshire, P., Leadbitter, P., Nicholson, A., Pattemore, P., Siebers, R., Silvers, K. M., & Withell, K. (2007). The New Zealand Asthma and Allergy Cohort Study (NZA2CS): Assembly, demographics and investigations. BMC Public Health, 7, 26. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-7-26

Gillespie, J., Wickens, K., Siebers, R., Howden-Chapman, P., Town, I., Epton, M., Fitzharris, P., … Crane, J., and the New Zealand Asthma and Allergy Birth Cohort Study Group, including Ingham, T., Irvine, V., Lampshire, P., Leadbitter, P., & Silvers, K. M. (2006). Endotoxin exposure, wheezing, and rash in infancy in a New Zealand birth cohort. Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, 118, 1265-1270. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2006.07.051

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Journal - Research Other

Barthow, C., Wickens, K., Stanley, T., Mitchell, E. A., Maude, R., Abels, P., Purdie, G., … Kang, J., Hood, F., … Barnes, P., Fitzharris, P., … Crane, J. (2016). The Probiotics in Pregnancy Study (PiP Study): Rationale and design of a double-blind randomised controlled trial to improve maternal health during pregnancy and prevent infant eczema and allergy. BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth, 16(1), 133. doi: 10.1186/s12884-016-0923-y

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