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Fiona Hood,  Wellington Asthma Research Group

Profile-Fiona-HoodResearch Midwife

Contact details

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

Tel 64 4 918 6843
Email Fiona.Hood@otago.ac.nz

Role

I am a Registered midwife and I provide research and administrative assistance for the following studies:

The Diabetes in Pregnancy Study: Effects on Subsequent Generations
A retrospective cohort study of Wellington women with diabetes during pregnancy. We aim to determine whether metabolic disease in their children is due to increased glucose in their blood during pregnancy; or obesity, family history and social environment.

The Probiotics for Eczema Treatment Study
A pilot randomised controlled clinical trial investigating the use of topical probiotics to reduce the symptoms of eczema.

The Probiotics in Pregnancy Study
A randomised controlled clinical trial investigating the use of probiotics to prevent the development of allergic disease in infants, and reduce gestational diabetes and bacterial vaginal infections in pregnant women.

The Progress NZ Study
A prospective weight loss intervention study for males with pre-diabetes

Food 4 Health: Prevent diabetes. He Oranga Kai
A randomised controlled clinical trial for people with pre-diabetes, investigating the use of probiotics and cereals to prevent diabetes

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Publications

Barthow, C., Hood, F., McKinlay, E., Hilder, J., Cleghorn, C., Huthwaite, M., Weatherall, M., Parry-Strong, A., Pullon, S., Gray, B., Wickens, K., Crane, J., & Krebs, J. (2019). Food 4 Health: He Oranga Kai: Assessing the efficacy, acceptability and economic implications of Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 and β-glucan to improve glycated haemoglobin, metabolic health, and general well-being in adults with pre-diabetes: Study protocol for a 2 x 2 factorial design, parallel group, placebo-controlled randomized controlled trial, with embedded qualitative study and economic analysis. Trials, 20, 464. doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3553-7

Wickens, K., Barthow, C., Mitchell, E. A., Stanley, T. V., Purdie, G., Rowden, J., Kang, J., Hood, F., … Franklin, I., Barnes, P., … Abels, P., … Crane, J. (2018). Maternal supplementation alone with Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 during pregnancy and breastfeeding does not reduce infant eczema. Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, 29(3), 296-302. doi: 10.1111/pai.12874

Crane, J., Barthow, C., Mitchell, E. A., Stanley, T. V., Purdie, G., Rowden, J., Kang, J., Hood, F., Barnes, P., … Wickens, K. (2018). Is yoghurt an acceptable alternative to raw milk for reducing eczema and allergy in infancy? Clinical & Experimental Allergy, 48(5), 604-606. doi: 10.1111/cea.13121

Slykerman, R. F., Hood, F., Wickens, K., Thompson, J. M. D., Barthow, C., Murphy, R., Kang, J., … Crane, J., Stanley, T., Abels, P., Purdie, G., … the Probiotic in Pregnancy Study Group. (2017). Effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 in pregnancy on postpartum symptoms of depression and anxiety: A randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial. EBioMedicine, 24, 159-165. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2017.09.013

Wickens, K. L., Barthow, C. A., Murphy, R., Abels, P. R., Maude, R. M., Stone, P. R., … Stanley, T. V., Purdie, G. L., Kang, J. M., Hood, F. E., … Barnes, P. K., … Crane, J. (2017). Early pregnancy probiotic supplementation with Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 may reduce the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus: A randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Nutrition, 117(6), 804-813. doi: 10.1017/S0007114517000289

Journal - Research Article

Wickens, K., Barthow, C., Mitchell, E. A., Stanley, T. V., Purdie, G., Rowden, J., Kang, J., Hood, F., … Franklin, I., Barnes, P., … Abels, P., … Crane, J. (2018). Maternal supplementation alone with Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 during pregnancy and breastfeeding does not reduce infant eczema. Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, 29(3), 296-302. doi: 10.1111/pai.12874

Slykerman, R. F., Hood, F., Wickens, K., Thompson, J. M. D., Barthow, C., Murphy, R., Kang, J., … Crane, J., Stanley, T., Abels, P., Purdie, G., … the Probiotic in Pregnancy Study Group. (2017). Effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 in pregnancy on postpartum symptoms of depression and anxiety: A randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial. EBioMedicine, 24, 159-165. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2017.09.013

Wickens, K. L., Barthow, C. A., Murphy, R., Abels, P. R., Maude, R. M., Stone, P. R., … Stanley, T. V., Purdie, G. L., Kang, J. M., Hood, F. E., … Barnes, P. K., … Crane, J. (2017). Early pregnancy probiotic supplementation with Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 may reduce the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus: A randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Nutrition, 117(6), 804-813. doi: 10.1017/S0007114517000289

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Journal - Research Other

Barthow, C., Hood, F., McKinlay, E., Hilder, J., Cleghorn, C., Huthwaite, M., Weatherall, M., Parry-Strong, A., Pullon, S., Gray, B., Wickens, K., Crane, J., & Krebs, J. (2019). Food 4 Health: He Oranga Kai: Assessing the efficacy, acceptability and economic implications of Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 and β-glucan to improve glycated haemoglobin, metabolic health, and general well-being in adults with pre-diabetes: Study protocol for a 2 x 2 factorial design, parallel group, placebo-controlled randomized controlled trial, with embedded qualitative study and economic analysis. Trials, 20, 464. doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3553-7

Crane, J., Barthow, C., Mitchell, E. A., Stanley, T. V., Purdie, G., Rowden, J., Kang, J., Hood, F., Barnes, P., … Wickens, K. (2018). Is yoghurt an acceptable alternative to raw milk for reducing eczema and allergy in infancy? Clinical & Experimental Allergy, 48(5), 604-606. doi: 10.1111/cea.13121

Barthow, C., Wickens, K., Stanley, T., Mitchell, E. A., Maude, R., Abels, P., Purdie, G., … Kang, J., Hood, F., … Barnes, P., Fitzharris, P., … Crane, J. (2016). The Probiotics in Pregnancy Study (PiP Study): Rationale and design of a double-blind randomised controlled trial to improve maternal health during pregnancy and prevent infant eczema and allergy. BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth, 16, 133. doi: 10.1186/s12884-016-0923-y

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Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Maude, R., Wickens, K., Barthow, C., Murphy, R., Abels, P., Stone, P., … Stanley, T., Purdie, G., Kang, J., Hood, F., … Barnes, P., … Crane, J. (2016, October). Can early pregnancy probiotic supplementation reduce the rate of gestational diabetes? Poster session presented at the 11th International Normal Labour and Birth Conference (NLBC), Sydney, Australia.

Wickens, K., Barthow, C., Murphy, R., Abels, P., Stone, P., Mitchell, E., … Stanley, T., … Kang, J., Hood, F., Fitzharris, P., & Crane, J. (2015, April). Can early pregnancy probiotic supplementation reduce gestational diabetes incidence? Poster session presented at the Developmental Origins of Health & Disease (DOHaD) Society of Australia & New Zealand Conference: A Healthy Start for the Human Race, Melbourne, Australia.

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Hall, R., Franklin, I., Hood, F., Cundy, T., & Krebs, J. (2017, May). Diabetes in pregnancy: Effects on subsequent generations. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD) Annual Scientific Meeting, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Slykerman, R., Hood, F., Wickens, K., Thompson, J., Barthow, C., Murphy, R., Kang, J., … Crane, J., Stanley, T., Abels, P., Purdie, G., … Mitchell, E. (2017, November). Effect of lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 in pregnancy on postpartum symptoms of depression and anxiety: A randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Verbal presentation at the Paediatric Society of New Zealand 69th Annual Scientific Meeting, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Hood, F., Wickens, K., Barthow, C., Maude, R., Murphy, R., Abels, P., … Stanley, T., Kang, J., … Purdie, G., & Crane, J. (2016, August). Can early pregnancy probiotic supplementation reduce the rate of gestational diabetes? Verbal presentation at the 14th New Zealand College of Midwives Biennial National Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Barthow, C., Wickens, K., Murphy, R., Abels, P., Stone, P., Mitchell, E., … Stanley, T., Kang, J., Hood, F., Fitzharris, P., Purdie, G., & Crane, J. (2015, June-July). Can early pregnancy probiotic supplementation reduce the rate of gestational diabetes? Verbal presentation at the UK Probiotics Conference, Egham, UK.

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