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Dr Max Berry

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max berryDr Max Berry obtained her BSc in Developmental Neurobiology from the University of London prior to completion of undergraduate medical training at Guys and St Thomas’s Hospitals, London. She obtained MRCPCH in the UK just before emigrating to NZ, where she completed her training in neonatal and perinatal medicine in Hamilton and Wellington. In 2008 Dr Berry was awarded an HRC Fellowship for PhD studies; during the course of her PhD she examined the long-term effects of preterm birth, early nutrition and antenatal corticosteroid exposure on cardiometabolic outcomes in sheep.


Research interests

Dr Berry's research interests include the impact of preterm birth on cardiac autonomic function, vascular function and the development of regional adiposity. In particular, Dr Berry has an interest in translational biomedical research, and the integration of basic sciences with advances in perinatal care.

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Publications

Berry, M. J., Darby, J. R. T., O'Byrne, D. M., Dyson, R. M., Sixtus, R., Holman, S. L., … Morrison, J. L. (2019). Arginine vasopressin improves cerebral perfusion following controlled haemorrhage in adult ewes. Journal of Physiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1113/jp277629

Saito-Benz, M., Cody, S., Dineen, F., Mladenovic, J., & Berry, M. J. (2019). Impact of education on hypothermia delivery during neonatal transport. Neonatology, 116(1), 20-26. doi: 10.1159/000495688

Varcoe, T. J., Darby, J. R. T., Gatford, K. L., Holman, S. L., Cheung, P., Berry, M. J., … Morrison, J. L. (2019). Considerations in selecting postoperative analgesia for pregnant sheep following fetal instrumentation surgery [Invited]. Animal Frontiers, 9(3), 60-67. doi: 10.1093/af/vfz019

Berry, M. J., Port, L. J., Gately, C., & Stringer, M. D. (2019). Outcomes of infants born at 23 and 24 weeks' gestation with gut perforation. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.03.017

Berry, M. J., Schlegel, M., Kowalski, G. M., Bruce, C. R., Callahan, D. L., Davies-Tuck, M. L., … Ellery, S. J. (2019). UNICORN Babies: Understanding circulating and cerebral creatine levels of the preterm infant: An observational study protocol. Frontiers in Physiology, 10, 142. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2019.00142

Journal - Research Article

Berry, M. J., Darby, J. R. T., O'Byrne, D. M., Dyson, R. M., Sixtus, R., Holman, S. L., … Morrison, J. L. (2019). Arginine vasopressin improves cerebral perfusion following controlled haemorrhage in adult ewes. Journal of Physiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1113/jp277629

Berry, M. J., Port, L. J., Gately, C., & Stringer, M. D. (2019). Outcomes of infants born at 23 and 24 weeks' gestation with gut perforation. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.03.017

Varcoe, T. J., Darby, J. R. T., Gatford, K. L., Holman, S. L., Cheung, P., Berry, M. J., … Morrison, J. L. (2019). Considerations in selecting postoperative analgesia for pregnant sheep following fetal instrumentation surgery [Invited]. Animal Frontiers, 9(3), 60-67. doi: 10.1093/af/vfz019

Saito-Benz, M., Cody, S., Dineen, F., Mladenovic, J., & Berry, M. J. (2019). Impact of education on hypothermia delivery during neonatal transport. Neonatology, 116(1), 20-26. doi: 10.1159/000495688

Shaw, J. C., Dyson, R. M., Palliser, H. K., Gray, C., Berry, M. J., & Hirst, J. J. (2018). Neurosteroid replacement therapy using the allopregnanolone-analogue ganaxolone following preterm birth in male guinea pigs. Pediatric Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1038/s41390-018-0185-7

Morrison, J. L., Botting, K. J., Darby, J. R. T., David, A. L., Dyson, R. M., Gatford, K. L., Gray, C., … Berry, M. J. (2018). Guinea pig models for translation of the developmental origins of health and disease hypothesis into the clinic. Journal of Physiology, 596(23), 5535-5569. doi: 10.1113/JP274948

Dyson, R. M., Palliser, H. K., Wilding, N., Kelly, M. A., Chwatko, G., Glowacki, R., Berry, M. J., … Wright, I. M. R. (2018). Microvascular circulatory dysregulation driven in part by cystathionine-gamma-lyase: A new paradigm for cardiovascular compromise in the preterm newborn. Microcirculation, e12507. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/micc.12507

Morrison, J. L., Berry, M. J., Botting, K. J., Darby, J. R. T., Frasch, M. G., Gatford, K. L., … Gray, C. L., … Tellam, R. L. (2018). Improving pregnancy outcomes in humans through studies in sheep. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative & Comparative Physiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00391.2017

Foley, D., Best, E., Reid, N., & Berry, M. J. (2018). Respiratory health inequality starts early: The impact of social determinants on the aetiology and severity of bronchiolitis in infancy. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jpc.14234

Saito-Benz, M., Murphy, W. G., Tzeng, Y.-C., Atkinson, G., & Berry, M. J. (2018). Storage after gamma irradiation affects in vivo oxygen delivery capacity of transfused red blood cells in preterm infants. Transfusion. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/trf.14764

Berry, M. J., Foster, T., Rowe, K., Robertson, O., Robson, B., & Pierse, N. (2018). Gestational age, health, and educational outcomes in adolescents. Pediatrics, 142(5), e20181016. doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-1016

Shaw, J. C., Palliser, H. K., Dyson, R. M., Berry, M. J., & Hirst, J. J. (2018). Disruptions to the cerebellar GABAergic system in juvenile guinea pigs following preterm birth. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 65, 1-10. doi: 10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2017.10.002

Saito-Benz, M., Sandle, M. E., Jackson, P. B., & Berry, M. J. (2018). Blood transfusion for anaemia of prematurity: Current practice in Australia and New Zealand. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jpc.14222

Soo, J. Y., Wiese, M. D., Berry, M. J., McMillen, I. C., & Morrison, J. L. (2018). Intrauterine growth restriction may reduce hepatic drug metabolism in the early neonatal period. Pharmacological Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.phrs.2018.06.003

Collins, C. T., Makrides, M., McPhee, A. J., Sullivan, T. R., Davis, P. G., Thio, M., … Berry, M. J., … Gibson, R. A. (2017). Docosahexaenoic acid and bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm infants. New England Journal of Medicine, 376(13), 1245-1255. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1611942

Berry, M. J., Saito-Benz, M., Gray, C., Dyson, R. M., Dellabarca, P., Ebmeier, S., … Elder, D. E., & Richardson, V. F. (2017). Outcomes of 23- and 24-weeks gestation infants in Wellington, New Zealand: A single centre experience. Scientific Reports, 7, 12769. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-12911-5

Witter, T., Tzeng, Y.-C., O'Donnell, T., Kusel, J., Walker, B., Berry, M., & Taylor, C. E. (2017). Inter-individual relationships between sympathetic arterial baroreflex function and cerebral perfusion control in healthy males. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 11, 457. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2017.00457

Berry, M. J., Jaquiery, A. L., Oliver, M. H., Harding, J. E., & Bloomfield, F. H. (2016). Neonatal milk supplementation in lambs has persistent effects on growth and metabolic function that differ by sex and gestational age. British Journal of Nutrition, 116(11), 1912-1925. doi: 10.1017/S0007114516004013

Shaw, J. C., Palliser, H. K., Dyson, R. M., Hirst, J. J., & Berry, M. J. (2016). Long-term effects of preterm birth on behavior and neurosteroid sensitivity in the guinea pig. Pediatric Research, 80(2), 275-283. doi: 10.1038/pr.2016.63

Jaquiery, A. L., Park, S. S., Phua, H. H., Berry, M. J., Meijler, D., Harding, J. E., … Bloomfield, F. H. (2016). Brief neonatal nutritional supplementation has sex-specific effects on glucose tolerance and insulin regulating genes in juvenile lambs. Pediatric Research, 80(6), 861-869. doi: 10.1038/pr.2016.168

Corbisier de Meautsart, C., Dyson, R. M., Latter, J. L., Berry, M. J., Clifton, V. L., & Wright, I. M. R. (2016). Influence of sympathetic activity in the control of peripheral microvascular tone in preterm infants. Pediatric Research, 80(6), 793-799. doi: 10.1038/pr.2016.160

Gray, C., Vickers, M. H., Dyson, R. M., Reynolds, C. M., & Berry, M. J. (2015). Magnesium sulfate has sex-specific, dose-dependent vasodilator effects on preterm placental vessels. Biology of Sex Differences, 6, 22. doi: 10.1186/s13293-015-0040-z

Berry, M., Gray, C., Wright, K., Dyson, R., & Wright, I. (2015). Premature guinea pigs: A new paradigm to investigate the late-effects of preterm birth. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health & Disease, 6(2), 143-148. doi: 10.1017/S2040174414000592

Saito-Benz, M., Miller, H. E., & Berry, M. J. (2015). Shwachman-Diamond syndrome (SDS) in a preterm neonate. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 51(12), 1228-1230. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12941

Berry, M., Tzeng, Y., & Marsland, C. (2014). Percutaneous transtracheal ventilation in an obstructed airway model in post-apnoeic sheep. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 113(6), 1039-1045. doi: 10.1093/bja/aeu188

Berry, M., Jaquiery, A., Oliver, M., Harding, J., & Bloomfield, F. (2013). Preterm birth has sex-specific effects on autonomic modulation of heart rate variability in adult sheep. PLoS ONE, 8(12), e85468. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0085468

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Journal - Research Other

Berry, M. J., Schlegel, M., Kowalski, G. M., Bruce, C. R., Callahan, D. L., Davies-Tuck, M. L., … Ellery, S. J. (2019). UNICORN Babies: Understanding circulating and cerebral creatine levels of the preterm infant: An observational study protocol. Frontiers in Physiology, 10, 142. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2019.00142

Ng, S. K. F., Keenan, N., Swart, S. E., & Berry, M. J. (2018). Palliative care in a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit: A 10-year review [Short report]. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2018-001538

Saito-Benz, M., Gray, C., Tzeng, Y.-C., Atkinson, G., & Berry, M. J. (2018). Cerebral oxygenation and cardiorespiratory stability following liberal transfusion in preterm neonates [Brief report]. Acta Paediatrica. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/apa.14631

Berry, M., & Schultz, H. D. (2018). The heart of the matter: A vascular hypothesis for Bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Journal of Physiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1113/jp276413

Soo, J. Y., Wiese, M. D., Berry, M. J., & Morrison, J. L. (2018). Does poor fetal growth influence the extent of fetal exposure to maternal medications? Pharmacological Research, 130, 74-84. doi: 10.1016/j.phrs.2018.02.001

Berry, M. J. (2018). EXTENDing fetal life: Postnatal placentae for preterm babies. Journal of Physiology, 596(9), 1547-1548. doi: 10.1113/jp275922

Berry, M. J., Saito-Benz, M., Klein, T., Bowkett, B., & Richardson, V. F. (2017). Ectopia cordis: A novel palliative care technique. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 7(1), 102-104. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2015-000946

Collins, C. T., Gibson, R. A., Makrides, M., McPhee, A. J., Sullivan, T. R., Davis, P. G., … and the N3RO Investigative Team, including Berry, M. (2016). The N3RO trial: A randomised controlled trial of docosahexaenoic acid to reduce bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm infants < 29 weeks' gestation. BMC Pediatrics, 16, 72. doi: 10.1186/s12887-016-0611-0

Harding, J. E., Derraik, J. G. B., Berry, M. J., Jaquiery, A. L., Alsweiler, J. M., Cormack, B. E., & Bloomfield, F. H. (2013). Optimum feeding and growth in preterm neonates. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health & Disease, 4(3), 215-222. doi: 10.1017/S2040174412000736

Berry, M. J., Jaquiery, A. L., Oliver, M. H., Harding, J. E., & Bloomfield, F. H. (2013). Antenatal corticosteroid exposure at term increases adult adiposity: An experimental study in sheep [Short research report]. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 92(7), 862-865. doi: 10.1111/aogs.12149

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Shaw, J., Palliser, H., Dyson, R., Berry, M., & Hirst, J. (2018). Neurosteroid therapy following preterm birth in the guinea pig ameliorates neurological impairment. Reproductive Sciences, 25(1, Suppl.), (pp. 101A-102A). [Abstract]

Ng, S., Keenan, N., Swart, S. E., & Berry, M. (2017). 10 year retrospective audit of palliative care practices in a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 53(Suppl. 2), (pp. 72). doi: 10.1111/jpc.13494_255

Saito Benz, M., Tzeng, Y. C., Gately, C., Elder, D., & Berry, M. (2017). Effect of elective blood transfusion on cerebral and somatic tissue oxygenation and cardio-respiratory stability in infants with anaemia of prematurity. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 53(Suppl. 2), (pp. 87). doi: 10.1111/jpc.13494_255

Saito Benz, M., Dyson, R., Gray, C., Gately, C., Jackson, P., & Berry, M. (2017). Blood transfusion for anaemia of prematurity: Current practice in Australia and New Zealand neonatal units. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 53(Suppl. 2), (pp. 86-87). doi: 10.1111/jpc.13494_255

Shaw, J. C., Palliser, H. K., Dyson, R. M., Berry, M. J., & Hirst, J. J. (2017). Ongoing defects in cerebellar development in a guinea pig model of preterm birth. Reproductive Sciences, 24(Suppl. 1), (pp. 131A). [Abstract]

Soo, J., Berry, M., Dyson, R., Gray, C., & Morrison, J. L. (2016). Sex specific effect of preterm birth on mRNA expression of drug transporters in guinea pig liver. Proceedings of the Australian Physiological Society (AuPS) and Australian Society for Biophysics (ASB) Conference. Retrieved from http://aups.org.au/

Rahman, R., Dyson, R., Wright, K., & Berry, M. (2015). Temporal changes in microvascular function following preterm birth in guinea pigs. Journal of Pediatric & Neonatal Individualized Medicine, 4(2), (pp. 37). doi: 10.7363/040207

Witter, T., Taylor, C., O'Donnell, T., Kusel, J., Allan, P., Berry, M., Walker, B., & Tzeng, Y.-C. (2015). Inter-individual relationships between sympathetic arterial baroreflex function and cerebral perfusion control in healthy males. FASEB Journal, 29(1, Suppl.), 833.6. Retrieved from http://www.fasebj.org/content/29/1_Supplement/833.6.abstract

Dyson, R. M., Rahman, R., Wright, K., Wright, I. M. R., & Berry, M. (2015). Persistent alteration in microvascular function following preterm birth in guinea pigs. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 51(Suppl. 1), (pp. 47). doi: 10.1111/jpc.12884_3

O'Donnell, T., MacRae, B., Berry, M., & Tzeng, Y.-C. (2015). The effects of preterm brith on cerebral pressure-flow dynamics. FASEB Journal, 29(1, Suppl.), 684.5. Retrieved from http://www.fasebj.org/content/29/1_Supplement/684.5.abstract

Allan, P., Faulkner, J., O'Donnell, T., Lanford, J., Witter, T., Woolley, B., Berry, M., … Tzeng, Y.-C. (2015). Cerebrovascular function is preserved following transient ischaemic attack and minor stroke. FASEB Journal, 29(1, Suppl.), 833.7. Retrieved from http://www.fasebj.org/content/29/1_Supplement/833.7.abstract

Witter, T., MacRae, B., O'Donnell, T., Berry, M., & Tzeng, Y. C. (2014). Interindividual relationships between blood pressure and cerebral blood flow variability. FASEB Journal, 28(1, Suppl.), 1184.11. [Abstract]

Allan, P., O'Donnell, T., Berry, M., Faulkner, J., Lambrick, D., Stoner, L., … Tzeng, Y.-C. (2014). Fundamental relationships between blood pressure and cerebral blood flow following acute ischaemic stroke. Proceedings of the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci). (pp. 39). Retrieved from http://www.physoc.org.nz/meetings/archive/medsci-2014-abstracts

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Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Sixtus, R., Dyson, R., Gray, C., & Berry, M. (2017, September). Cardiovascular and thermoregulatory consequences of preterm birth. Poster session presented at the Otago Spotlight Series: Child Health Research, Wellington, New Zealand.

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