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Phillipa Barnes, Wellington Asthma Research Group

Phillipa-Barnes---Assistant-Research-Fellow---WARG---MedicineBA and DPH

Research Fellow

Contact details

Department of Medicine
University of Otago Wellington
PO Box 7343
Wellington 6242
New Zealand

Tel +64 4 918 6837
Email phillipa.barnes@otago.ac.nz

Role

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

Silvers K, Frampton C, Wickens K, Pattemore P, Ingham T, Fishwick D, Crane J, Town I, Epton M on behalf of the New Zealand Asthma and Allergy Cohort Study Group. Breastfeeding protects against current asthma up to 6 years of age. Journal of Pediatrics, 2012 (in press).

Crane J, Lampshire P, Wickens K, Epton M, Siebers R, Ingham T, Pattemore P, Town I and the New Zealand Asthma and Allergy Cohort Study Group. Asthma, atopy and exhaled nitric oxide in a cohort of 6-yr-old New Zealand children. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 2012: 23: 59–64.

Thomson C, Wickens K, Miller J, Ingham T, Lampshire P, Epton M, Town I, Pattemore P, Crane J and the New Zealand Asthma and Allergy Cohort Study Group. Selenium Status and Allergic Disease in a Cohort of New Zealand Children. Clinical and Experimental Allergy.1-8, 2011

Tanpowpong P, Ingham T, Lampshire P, Kirchberg F, Epton M, Crane J, Camargo Jr C and the New Zealand Asthma and Allergy Cohort Study Group. Coeliac disease and gluten avoidance in New Zealand children. Arch Dis Child 2012;97:12–16.

Brooks C, Brogan S, Van Dalen C, Lampshire P, Crane J, Douwes J. Measure of Exhaled Nitric Oxide in a General Population Sample: A Comparison of the Medisoft HypAir FENO and Aerocrine NIOX Analyzers. Journal of Asthma. 2011

Wickens K, Beasley R, Town I, Epton M, Pattermore P, Ingham T, Crane J and the New Zealand Asthma and Allergy Cohort Study Group. The effects of early and late paracetamol exposure on asthma and atopy: a birth cohort. Clinical and Experimental Allergy 2010.

Camargo C, Ingham T, Wickens .K, Thadani R, Silvers K, Epton M, Town I, Espinola J, Crane J, and the New Zealand Asthma and Allergy Cohort Study Group. Cord blood 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and risk of childhood wheeze in New Zealand. Pediatrics. 2010.

Silvers K, Frampton C, Wickens K, Epton M, Pattemore P, Ingham T, Fishwick D, Crane J, Town I, and the New Zealand Asthma and Allergy Cohort Study Group. Breast feeding protects against adverse respiratory outcomes at 15 months of age. Mat and Child Nut. 2009;5:243-50.

Wickens, K., Ingham, T., Epton, M., Pattemore, P., Town, IDM., Fishwick, D., Crane, J., and the New Zealand Asthma and Allergy Cohort Study Group. Antibiotic exposure in infancy and the development of asthma, eczema and atopy: Confounding or causality?. Clinical and Experimental Allergy. 38:8, 2008.

Wickens K, Black P, Stanley T, Mitchell E, Fitzharris P, Tannock G, Purdie G, Crane J, and the Probiotic Study Group. A differential effect of two probiotics in the prevention of eczema and atopy: a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial. JACI. 2008; 122: 788-94.

Silvers K, Frampton C, Wickens K, et al. Breast feeding protects against adverse respiratory outcomes at 15 months of age. Mat and Child Nutrition. 2008;

Epton, MJ. Town, G.I., Ingham, T., Wickens, K., Fishwick, D., Crane, J. and the New Zealand Asthma and Allergy Cohort Study Group (NZA2CS). The New Zealand Asthma and Allergy Cohort Study (NZA2CS): assembly, demographics and investigations. BMC Public Health. 7:26, 2007.

Gillespie J., Wickens K., Siebers R., Howden-Chapman P., Town G.I., Epton M.J., Fitzharris P., Fishwick D., Crane J., and the New Zealand Asthma and Allergy Cohort Study Group. Wheezing and rash in infancy and endotoxin exposure in a New Zealand birth cohort. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2006.

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