Dr Silmara Gusso

PhD, MSc, PGDipHSc

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Senior Lecturer

Research | Current

My research focuses on the effects of chronic conditions on the health of paediatric populations and the role of exercise on their prevention and treatment. My interests include cardiovascular health, diabetes and recently, the effects of vibration therapy on muscle and bone health of children with musculoskeletal disabilities.

Current research grants:

  • Jubilee Crippled Children’s Trust Board
  • Neurological Foundation of New Zealand
  • Neuromuscular Reseach Foundation Trust

Teaching | Current

EXERSCI 301 Exercise Physiology 2 (course coordinator)

EXERSCI 706 Seminar in Advanced Exercise Physiology (course coordinator)

Areas of expertise

  • Paediatric Exercise Physiology
  • Cardiovascular Physiology
  • Diabetes

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Vesey, R. M., Hofman, P. L., Derraik, J. G., Colle, P., Biggs, J. B., Munns, C. F., ... Gusso, S. (2020). Safety, feasibility and efficacy of side-alternating vibration therapy on bone and muscle health in children and adolescents with musculoskeletal disorders: A pilot trial. Journal of paediatrics and child health, 56 (8), 1257-1262. 10.1111/jpc.14913
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: José Derraik, Paul Hofman, Wayne Cutfield
  • Gusso, S., Vesey, R. M., Derraik, J. G. B., Munns, C. F., Colle, P., Biggs, J. B., & Hofman, P. L. (2020). The Effects of 20 Weeks of Side-Alternating Vibration Therapy on Physical Function, Bone and Muscle Health in Adolescents with Down Syndrome. Physical & occupational therapy in pediatrics, 1-12. 10.1080/01942638.2020.1758983
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: José Derraik, Paul Hofman
  • Adaikina, A., Hofman, P. L., O'Grady GL, & Gusso, S. (2020). Exercise Training as Part of Musculoskeletal Management for Congenital Myopathy: Where Are We Now?. Pediatric neurology, 104, 13-18. 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2019.10.008
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Paul Hofman, Elena Adaikina
  • Power, L. C., O'Grady GL, Hornung, T. S., Jefferies, C., Gusso, S., & Hofman, P. L. (2018). Imaging the heart to detect cardiomyopathy in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: A review. Neuromuscular disorders : NMD, 28 (9), 717-730. 10.1016/j.nmd.2018.05.011
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/49947
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Paul Hofman
  • Murali, M., Hofman, P. L., Derraik, J. G. B., Cutfield, W. S., Hornung, T., & Gusso, S. (2018). Exercise capacity and cardiac function in adolescents born post-term. Scientific reports, 8 (1)10.1038/s41598-018-31343-3
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: José Derraik, Paul Hofman, Wayne Cutfield
  • Seneviratne, S. N., Derraik, J. G., Jiang, Y., McCowan, L. M., Gusso, S., Biggs, J. B., ... Hofman, P. L. (2017). Nulliparity is associated with subtle adverse metabolic outcomes in overweight/obese mothers and their offspring. Clinical Endocrinology, 87 (5), 545-551. 10.1111/cen.13426
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: José Derraik, Yannan Jiang, Lesley McCowan, Valentina Chiavaroli, Wayne Cutfield, Paul Hofman, Janene McMillan
  • Gusso, S., Pinto, T., Baldi, J. C., Derraik, J. G., Cutfield, W. S., Hornung, T., & Hofman, P. L. (2017). Exercise training improves but does not normalize left ventricular systolic and diastolic function in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care, 40 (9), 1264-1272. 10.2337/dc16-2347
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: José Derraik, Wayne Cutfield, Paul Hofman
  • Seneviratne, S. N., Derraik, J. G., Jiang, Y., McCowan, L. M., Gusso, S., Cutfield, W. S., & Hofman, P. L. (2017). The sex of the foetus affects maternal blood glucose concentrations in overweight and obese pregnant women. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 37 (5), 667-669. 10.1080/01443615.2016.1256970
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/43725
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: José Derraik, Yannan Jiang, Lesley McCowan, Wayne Cutfield, Paul Hofman

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BUILDING 907 - Bldg 907
Level 2, Room 225
368 KHYBER PASS
NEWMARKET
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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