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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Dr Jo Gullam

PositionHead of Department and Senior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (UOC)
QualificationsMBChB, MD, DFFP, MRCOG
Research summaryObstetrics

Research

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.

Publications

Hughes, R. C. E., Florkowski, C., & Gullam, J. E. (2018). Evaluation of the NZ guidelines for screening for persistent postpartum hyperglycaemia following gestational diabetes. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 58(4), 432-437. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12746

Hawkins, G., Gullam, J., & Belluscio, L. (2018). The effect of a major earthquake experienced during the first trimester of pregnancy on the risk of preterm birth. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12797

Hughes, R. C. E., Williman, J. A., & Gullam, J. E. (2018). Antenatal haemoglobin A1c centiles: Does one size fit all? Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 58(4), 411-416. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12738

Tarnow-Mordi, W., Morris, J., Kirby, A., Robledo, K., Askie, L., Brown, R., … Gullam, J., … for the Australian Placental Transfusion Study Collaborative Group, including Austin, N., Broadbent, R., Stitely, M., & Dawson, P. (2017). Delayed versus immediate cord clamping in preterm infants. New England Journal of Medicine, 377, 2445-2455. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1711281

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

Journal - Research Article

Hughes, R. C. E., Florkowski, C., & Gullam, J. E. (2018). Evaluation of the NZ guidelines for screening for persistent postpartum hyperglycaemia following gestational diabetes. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 58(4), 432-437. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12746

Hughes, R. C. E., Williman, J. A., & Gullam, J. E. (2018). Antenatal haemoglobin A1c centiles: Does one size fit all? Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 58(4), 411-416. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12738

Hawkins, G., Gullam, J., & Belluscio, L. (2018). The effect of a major earthquake experienced during the first trimester of pregnancy on the risk of preterm birth. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12797

Tarnow-Mordi, W., Morris, J., Kirby, A., Robledo, K., Askie, L., Brown, R., … Gullam, J., … for the Australian Placental Transfusion Study Collaborative Group, including Austin, N., Broadbent, R., Stitely, M., & Dawson, P. (2017). Delayed versus immediate cord clamping in preterm infants. New England Journal of Medicine, 377, 2445-2455. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1711281

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

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

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

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. (2015). [Response to comment on Hughes et al]. Diabetes Care, 38(6), e93. doi: 10.2337/dc15-0401

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