Much of my work is confidential, please do not hesitate to contact me by email for further examples of my writing.

A comprehensive list of all my academic publications can be viewed on my Google Scholar profile or my RG profile.  Further examples of my medical writing can be seen on my Contently portfolio here.

Example Consensus Statement

I worked with members of the Australian Haemophilia Centre Directors’ Organisation (AHCDO) to develop a Consensus Statement on The Management of Inherited Bleeding Disorders in Pregnancy. The outcome of this was published in the MJA and can be read here.

Example Meeting Coverage Report – First National Forum on Secondary Fracture Prevention

  • Attendance, record keeping and report writing for the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (ANZBMS). Read more.

Eye2Eye Magazine – Articles I have written for the Royal Australian & NZ college of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO)

  • Gaming the system – gamers make better surgeons. Read more.
  • High-tech Hands-on Training Using VR Simulators: Evidence Update.
    Article about training ophthalmology surgeons using virtual reality simulators. Read more.
  • The Journey Towards AI-assisted Telehealth for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening in New Zealand. Read more.
  • Event modest increases in exercise boost your mood. Read more.
  • Ultra Marathon Runner Peter van Wijngaarden. Read more.
  • An interview with Ophthalmologist Dr Wong-See. Read more.

Who I’ve Worked With

Example Expert Interviews – over 30 expert interviews conducted for eCancerTV – Coverage of the 16th International Workshop on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) held in Sydney 2015

  • Prediction progression and survival in CLL – interview with Prof Jonathan Strefford. Read more.
  • Highlights from the iwCLL – Prof Mulligan. Read more.

Example Report

Current knowledge in brain cancer research, 2014.  Prepared for Cure Brain Cancer Foundation in collaboration with freelance medical writer Dr Sarah McKay. Click here.

Example News Pieces – for a Clinical Audience

Coverage of the World Conference on Lung Cancer, October 2013

  • Necitumumab Shows No Benefit in Treating Advanced Non-Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Presented at WCLC. Read more.
  • Avoiding the Hippocampus in Cranial Radiotherapy Preserves Memory Function: Presented at WCLC. Read more.
  • Enobosarm, a selective androgen receptor modulator, prevents muscle wasting in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Read more.
  • Nerve-Sparing Procedure for Lung Surgery Does Not Improve Post-Operative Pain: Presented at WCLC. Read more.
  • Docetaxel Plus Ganetespib Improves Survival in Subgroup of Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer: Presented at WCLC. Read more.
  • Post-Operative 3D-Conformal Radiotherapy Improves Lung-Cancer Survival: Presented at WCLC. Read more.

Magnesium sulfate ineffective following aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage

Intravenous magnesium sulfate did not improve clinical outcome following aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage

February 24, 2013 – Intravenous Magnesium Sulfate (MgSO4) did not improve clinical outcome in patients admitted to hospital with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage, according to the results of the MASH-2 study, a randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial. Read more.

Dietary n-6 LA offers no protection against secondary cardiac events

Replacing saturated fats with unsaturated omega-6 linoleic acid increased mortality in males with a prior cardiovascular event

February 14, 2013 – In a randomised-controlled trial of 458 males, with a previous myocardial infarction or other acute cardiovascular hospitalisation, replacing dietary saturated fats with unsaturated omega-6 linoleic acid (n-6 LA) failed to offer secondary prevention and increased mortality. Read more.

Published in Blackmore’s Institute e-newsletter

Caesarean section and autoimmunity

Selected academic publications

A comprehensive list of all my academic publications can be viewed on my Google Scholar profile or my Research Gate profile.

Delay in the diagnosis of endometriosis: a survey of women from the USA and the UK R Hadfield, H Mardon, D Barlow, S Kennedy Human Reproduction 11 (4), 878-880

The Natural History of Fetomaternal Alloimmunization to the Platelet-Specific Antigen HPA-1a (PlA1, Zwa) as Determined by Antenatal Screening LM Williamson, G Hackett, J Rennie, CR Palmer, C Maciver, R Hadfield, … Blood, The Journal of the American Society of Hematology 92 (7), 2280-2287

Inhaled corticosteroids and COVID-19: a systematic review and clinical perspective DMG Halpin, D Singh, RM Hadfield European Respiratory Journal 55 (5)

Endometriosis in monozygotic twins RM Hadfield, HJ Mardon, DH Barlow, SH Kennedy Fertility and sterility 5 (68), 941-942

Quality of data in perinatal population health databases: a systematic review SJ Lain, RM Hadfield, CH Raynes-Greenow, JB Ford, NM Mealing, … Medical care 50 (4), e7-e20

The accuracy of reporting of the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in population health data CL Roberts, JC Bell, JB Ford, RM Hadfield, CS Algert, JM Morris Hypertension in pregnancy 27 (3), 285-297

Linkage and association studies of the relationship between endometriosis and genes encoding the detoxification enzymes GSTM1GSTT1 and CYP1A1 RM Hadfield, OXEGENE Collaborative Group, S Manek, … MHR: Basic science of reproductive medicine 7 (11), 1073-1078

Familial aggregation of endometriosis in a large pedigree of rhesus macaques KT Zondervan, DE Weeks, R Colman, LR Cardon, R Hadfield, J Schleffler, … Human Reproduction 19 (2), 448-455

The International Endogene Study: a collection of families for genetic research in endometriosis S Treloar, R Hadfield, G Montgomery, A Lambert, J Wicks, DH Barlow, … Fertility and sterility 78 (4), 679-685

Risk factors for endometriosis in the rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta): a case-control study RM Hadfield, PL Yudkin, CL Coe, J Schefler, H Uno, DH Barlow, … Human reproduction update 3 (2), 109-115

How accurate is the reporting of obstetric haemorrhage in hospital discharge data? A validation study SJ Lain, CL Roberts, RM Hadfield, JC Bell, JM Morris Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 48 (5), 481-484

Is there an association between endometriosis and the risk of pre-eclampsia? A population based study RM Hadfield, SJ Lain, CH Raynes-Greenow, JM Morris, CL Roberts Human reproduction 24 (9), 2348-2352

Association between endometriosis and N-acetyl transferase 2 polymorphisms in a UK population S Nakago, RM Hadfield, KT Zondervan, H Mardon, S Manek, DE Weeks, … MHR: Basic science of reproductive medicine 7 (11), 1079-1083

Sleep apnea in early childhood associated with preterm birth but not small for gestational age: a population-based record linkage study CH Raynes-Greenow, RM Hadfield, PA Cistulli, J Bowen, H Allen, … Sleep 35 (11), 1475-1480

Are babies getting bigger? An analysis of birthweight trends in New South Wales, 1990–2005 RM Hadfield, SJ Lain, JM Simpson, JB Ford, CH Raynes‐Greenow, … Medical Journal of Australia 190 (6), 312-315

Age of onset of pain symptoms in non-twin sisters concordant for endometriosis S Kennedy, R Hadfield, H Mardon, D Barlow Human reproduction 11 (2), 403-405

The prevalence of maternal medical conditions during pregnancy and a validation of their reporting in hospital discharge data RM Hadfield, SJ Lain, CA Cameron, JC Bell, JM Morris, CL Roberts Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 48 (1), 78-82
Magnetic resonance imaging to assess familial risk in relatives of women with endometriosis S Kennedy, R Hadfield, C Westbrook, DE Weeks, D Barlow, S Golding The Lancet 352 (9138), 1440-1441

Levels of soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase one in first trimester and outcomes of pregnancy: a systematic review M Jacobs, N Nassar, CL Roberts, R Hadfield, JM Morris, AW Ashton Reproductive biology and endocrinology 9 (1), 1-8

The availability, cost, and affordability of essential medicines for asthma and COPD in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review M Stolbrink, H Thomson, RM Hadfield, OB Ozoh, R Nantanda, … The Lancet Global Health 10 (10), e1423-e1442


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