Dist Prof Jane Elizabeth Harding
BSc, MBChB, FRACP, DPhil
Professor Harding obtained her medical degree at The University of Auckland. She then trained in fetal physiology on a Rhodes Scholarship, completing her Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford. After specialist training as a Paediatrician in New Zealand, she completed her FRACP in neonatology. Her postdoctoral training was as a Fogarty Fellow at the University of California at San Francisco.
Professor Harding was appointed to the faculty of The University of Auckland in 1989 and was appointed Professor of Neonatology in 1997. She was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) for The University of Auckland from 2008-2015, and is a member of the LiFePATH research group of the University’s Liggins Institute.
Professor Harding’s research activities include clinical as well as basic physiological studies. Her main interests concern the interaction of nutrients and growth factors in the regulation of growth before and after birth, perinatal glucose regulation and the long-term consequences of treatments given around the time of birth.
Research | Current
- Fetal and neonatal care
- Growth, development and fetal physiology
- Nutrition and growth factors
- Clinical trials
- Long-term follow-up
Major grant funding:
- Principal Investigator, NIH Award “Children with Hypoglycemia and their Later Development” (the CHYLD Study)
- Principal Investigator, HRC Project Grant "Preventing neonatal hypoglycaemia with oral dextrose gel"
- Principal Investigator, HRC Project Grant "Does preventing neonatal hypoglycaemia improve outcome at two years of age?"
- Principal Investigator, HRC Project Grant "Mid-Childhood outcomes of children born at risk of neonatal hypoglycaemia"
- Co-Investigator, HRC Programme Grant “Feeding preterm babies for life-long health”
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Griffith, R. J., Harding, J. E., McKinlay, C. J. D., Wouldes, T. A., Harris, D. L., & Alsweiler, J. M. (2019). Maternal glycemic control in diabetic pregnancies and neurodevelopmental outcomes in preschool aged children. A prospective cohort study. Early Human Development, 130, 101-108. 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2019.01.010
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Chris McKinlay, Trecia Wouldes, Deborah Harris, Jane Alsweiler
- Shah, R., Harding, J., Brown, J., & Mckinlay, C. (2019). Neonatal Glycaemia and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Neonatology, 115 (2), 116-126. 10.1159/000492859
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Chris McKinlay
- Muelbert, M., Harding, J. E., & Bloomfield, F. H. (2019). Nutritional policies for late preterm and early term infants – can we do better?. Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 24 (1), 43-47. 10.1016/j.siny.2018.10.005
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Frank Bloomfield
- Harris, D. L., Weston, P. J., & Harding, J. E. (2019). Does a Good Quality Breastfeed Improve the Blood Glucose Concentration in Hypoglycaemic Babies?. Neonatology, 234-238. 10.1159/000494998
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Deborah Harris
- Buksh, M., Hegarty, J., Griffith, R., Alsweiler, J., McKinlay, C., & Harding, J. (2018). Relationship between BMI and adiposity among different ethnic groups in two-year-old New Zealand children. The British journal of nutrition, 1-18. 10.1017/s000711451800380x
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jane Alsweiler, Jo Hegarty, Chris McKinlay, Trecia Wouldes
- Cartwright, R. D., Harding, J. E., Crowther, C. A., Cutfield, W. S., Battin, M. R., Dalziel, S. R., & McKinlay, C. J. D. (2018). Repeat Antenatal Betamethasone and Cardiometabolic Outcomes. Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey, 73 (12), 670-672. 10.1097/01.ogx.0000550388.68997.e5
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Chris McKinlay, Wayne Cutfield, Malcolm Battin, Stuart Dalziel
- Bloomfield, F. H., Harding, J. E., Meyer, M. P., Alsweiler, J. M., Jiang, Y., Wall, C. R., ... Cameron-Smith, D. (2018). The DIAMOND trial - DIfferent Approaches to MOderate & late preterm Nutrition: Determinants of feed tolerance, body composition and development: Protocol of a randomised trial. BMC Pediatrics, 18 (1).10.1186/s12887-018-1195-7
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Frank Bloomfield, Jane Alsweiler, Yannan Jiang, Clare Wall, David Cameron-Smith, Caroline Crowther, Justin O'Sullivan, Tanith Alexander
- Cartwright, R. D., Harding, J. E., Crowther, C. A., Cutfeld, W. S., Battin, M. R., Dalziel, S. R., & McKinlay, C. J. D. (2018). Repeat antenatal betamethasone and cardiometabolic outcomes. Pediatrics, 142 (1).10.1542/peds.2018-0522
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Chris McKinlay, Caroline Crowther, Malcolm Battin, Stuart Dalziel, Wayne Cutfield
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