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)
- Tottman, A. C., Alsweiler, J. M., Bloomfield, F. H., Gamble, G., Jiang, Y., Leung, M., ... Harding, J. E. (2017). Long-Term Outcomes of Hyperglycemic Preterm Infants Randomized to Tight Glycemic Control. The Journal of pediatrics10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.09.081
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Frank Bloomfield, Anna Tottman, Jane Alsweiler, Greg Gamble, Yannan Jiang, Benjamin Thompson, Trecia Wouldes, Myra Leung
- Harris, D. L., Gamble, G. D., Weston, P. J., & Harding, J. E. (2017). What Happens to Blood Glucose Concentrations After Oral Treatment for Neonatal Hypoglycemia?. Journal of Pediatrics, 190, 136-141. 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.06.034
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Greg Gamble, Deborah Harris
- Weston, P. J., Harris, D. L., & Harding, J. E. (2017). Dextrose gel treatment does not impair subsequent feeding. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed, 102 (6), F539-F541. 10.1136/archdischild-2017-312772
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Deborah Harris
- McKinlay, C. J., Chase, J. G., Dickson, J., Harris, D. L., Alsweiler, J. M., & Harding, J. E. (2017). Continuous glucose monitoring in neonates: A review. Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology, 3.10.1186/s40748-017-0055-z
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Chris McKinlay, Deborah Harris, Jane Alsweiler
- Tottman, A. C., Alsweiler, J. M., Bloomfield, F. H., Pan, M., & Harding, J. E. (2017). Relationship between Measures of Neonatal Glycemia, Neonatal Illness, and 2-Year Outcomes in Very Preterm Infants. J Pediatr, 188, 115-121. 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.05.052
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jane Alsweiler, Frank Bloomfield, Anna Tottman
- McKinlay, C. J. D., Alsweiler, J. M., Anstice, N. S., Burakevych, N., Chakraborty, A., Chase, J. G., ... Jiang, Y. (2017). Association of Neonatal Glycemia With Neurodevelopmental Outcomes at 4.5 Years. JAMA pediatrics10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.1579
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jane Alsweiler, Chris McKinlay, Nicola Anstice, Deborah Harris, Robert Jacobs, Yannan Jiang, Benjamin Thompson, Trecia Wouldes, Greg Gamble
- Paudel, N., Chakraborty, A., Anstice, N., Jacobs, R. J., Hegarty, J. E., Harding, J. E., & Thompson, B. (2017). Neonatal hypoglycaemia and visual development: A review. Neonatology, 112 (1), 47-52. 10.1159/000456705
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Robert Jacobs, Benjamin Thompson, Nicola Anstice
- McKinlay, C. J. D., Cutfield, W. S., Battin, M. R., Dalziel, S. R., Crowther, C. A., Harding, J. E., & ACTORDS Follow-up Group (2017). Mid-Childhood Bone Mass After Exposure to Repeat Doses of Antenatal Glucocorticoids: A Randomized Trial. Pediatrics, 139 (5).10.1542/peds.2016-4250
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Caroline Crowther, Chris McKinlay, Wayne Cutfield, Malcolm Battin
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