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Health Sciences profile

Dr Max Berry

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Paediatrics and Child Health (UOW)
QualificationsBSc, MB BS PhD FRACP MRCPCH
Research summaryPaediatrics

Research

Dr Max 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.

She 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.

Publications

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

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). Invited review: Guinea pig models for translation of DOHaD into the clinic. Journal of Physiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1113/JP274948

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.phrs.2018.02.001

Berry, M. J. (2018). EXTENDing fetal life: Postnatal placentae for preterm babies. Journal of Physiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1113/jp275922

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Shaw, J. C., Palliser, H. K., Dyson, R. M., Berry, M. J., & Hirst, J. J. (2017). Disruptions to the cerebellar GABAergic system in juvenile guinea pigs following preterm birth. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2017.10.002

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

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). Invited review: Guinea pig models for translation of DOHaD into the clinic. Journal of Physiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1113/JP274948

Berry, M. J. (2018). EXTENDing fetal life: Postnatal placentae for preterm babies. Journal of Physiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1113/jp275922

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.phrs.2018.02.001

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. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 92(7), 862-865. doi: 10.1111/aogs.12149

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