Our laboratory is undertaking a broad range of projects ranging from analysis of dietary deficits in Queensland pregnant women through to characterising the role of specific posttranslational modifications in placental dysfunction. Our research group is highly collaborative and we work with colleagues across Queensland and interstate. Current projects being undertaken in the laboratory include:

  1. Understanding how metformin treatment for Gestational Diabetes mellitus affects placental function
  2. Using novel animal models to investigate why women that are deficient in Vitamin B12 are more likely to develop Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
  3. Investigating risk of pregnancy disorders in relation to micronutrient intake in Queensland women
  4. Understanding the relationship between thyroid disorders and clinical outcomes in pregnancy
  5. Using animal models of hypothyroidism and subclinical hypothyroidism to investigate how these common pregnancy disorders contribute to pregnancy complications
  6. Investigating the role of thyroid antibodies in mediating poor pregnancy outcomes