Beth Allison

Research Scientist
Hudson Institute of Medical Research

Melbourne, VIC

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I am an internationally recognised vascular physiologist with a research focus on the role of in utero growth restriction and the developmental programming of cardiovascular disease. My research aims to characterise the vascular physiology of sub-optimal pregnancy for example, growth restriction with the further aim of tailoring clinical management to their particular pathology. I have a strong background in fetal physiology which I consolidated with specialist expertise gained in fetal cardiovascular physiology during my postdoctoral years at the University of Cambridge, UK. I was recruited to The Ritchie Centre to strengthen cardiovascular research within the centre. I am able to work with world leading scientist and clinicians to ensure that the research I am conducting is both clinically relevant and easily translated into clinical practice. 

I have published 60 peer-reviewed articles and 2 book chapters. I now head independently funded research and I have obtained funding totalling >$3.6M ($199,000 as CIA), including a NHMRC Project Grant and CIA funding on a Cerebral Palsy Alliance Project Grant. I have been awarded ten research awards from the leading societies in my field totally >$26,000 in award funding. I have been invited to present at both national and international conferences. I review for the paediatric and physiological journals in my field (~10/y). My current H-index is 24 and I have >1486 citations. 

I have supervised 2 PhD, 4 Masters degree and 6 Honours degree students to completion. I am currently supervising 1 PhD students and 2 honours. Both past and present students have won multiple awards, with previous honours students receiving top honours. I am an enthusiastic mentor of junior colleagues.