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Emeritus Cure Kids Professor of Paediatric Research
Department of Paediatrics (Christchurch)
Research summary
Paediatrics, especially neonates


Brian Darlow trained in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, with a spell in Papua New Guinea. He returned to the department as Senior Lecturer in 1982 and was appointed to the Chair of Paediatrics in 2001. He is a clinical neonatologist and his research interests include free radical disease in the newborn and the epidemiology and outcome of complications of prematurity. He is also consultant in charge of the paediatric diabetic clinic. Brian is the Cure Kids Professor of Paediatric Research.


Aakvik, K. A. D., Benum, S. D., Tikanmäki, M., Hovi, P., Räikkönen, K., Harris, S. L., Woodward, L. J., Darlow, B. A., … Evensen, K. A. I. (2024). Physical activity and cognitive function in adults born very preterm or with very low birth weight: An individual participant data meta-analysis. PLoS ONE, 19(2), e0298311. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0298311 Journal - Research Article

Crowther, C. A., Ashwood, P., Middleton, P. F., McPhee, A., Tan, T., Harding, J. E., for the MAGENTA Study Group, including Austin, N., Darlow, B. A., Dixon, B., Gullam, J., Leishman, D., Dawson, P., Devenish, C., Gaerty, K., Tomlinson, P. A., & Miller, H. (2023). Prenatal intravenous magnesium at 30-34 weeks' gestation and neurodevelopmental outcomes in offspring: The MAGENTA randomized clinical trial. JAMA, 330(7), 603-614. doi: 10.1001/jama.2023.12357 Journal - Research Article

Darlow, B. A. (2023). Primary prevention of ROP: More can be done in all settings. Expert Review of Ophthalmology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/17469899.2023.2245143 Journal - Research Other

Cameron, V. A., Jones, G. T., Horwood, L. J., Pilbrow, A. P., Martin, J., Frampton, C., Ip, W. T., Troughton, R. W., Greer, C., Yang, J., Epton, M. J., Harris, S. L., & Darlow, B. A. (2023). DNA methylation patterns at birth predict health outcomes in young adults born very low birthweight. Clinical Epigenetics, 15, 47. doi: 10.1186/s13148-023-01463-3 Journal - Research Article

Bolbocean, C., van der Pal, S., van Buuren, S., Anderson, P. J., Bartmann, P., Baumann, N., … Darlow, B. A., … Horwood, J., … Woodward, L., … Petrou, S. (2023). Health-related quality-of-life outcomes of very preterm or very low birth weight adults: Evidence from an individual participant data meta-analysis. Pharmacoeconomics, 41, 93-105. doi: 10.1007/s40273-022-01201-2 Journal - Research Article

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