Associate Professor Joanne Lind

Associate Professor Joanne Lind

Head, The Academy,
The Academy

Associate Professor,
School of Medicine

Biography

Joanne Lind's research focus is human genetics and disease. In 2007 she was awarded an NHMRC Peter Doherty Fellowship to study genes and gender in cardiovascular disease. She previously held the title of Clinical Lecturer through the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, and was a Visiting Fellow at the National Institutes of Health, USA where she studied genetic susceptibility to HIV infection and progression to AIDS. She has trained at the University College of London in statistics and haplotype analysis and continues to study how genetic variation modifies disease phenotype. During her career she has received a number of awards that have recognised her research and teaching potential, and accomplishments. Joanne is a President of the NSW Branch of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia (HGSA) and Chair of the HGSA Education Committee. Her current research focuses on ageing, cardiovascular disease, coeliac disease and autism.

Awards and Recognition: 

  • Australian Award for Teaching Excellence, 2013
  • National Health & Medical Research Council Fellowship, 2008 - 2012
  • Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, Australian Learning & Teaching Council, 2011
  • Teaching Excellence Award, College of Health & Science, UWS, 2010
  • Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, College of Health and Science, UWS, 2008
  • Heart Foundation Travel Scholarship, 2007
  • Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars Foundation Individual Grant, 2006
  • Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Travel Scholarship, 2006
  • Visiting Fellow Award, National Institutes of Health, USA, 2004

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Lind.

Qualifications

  • PhD Macquarie University
  • BSc Macquarie University

Professional Memberships

  • President, NSW Branch, Human Genetics Society of Australasia (2013 - 2015)
  • Chair, Education Committee, Human Genetics Society of Australasia (2011 - 2015)

Interests

  • Coeliac Disease
  • Gender differences in cardiovascular disease
  • Gene association studies

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • The Academy
  • School of Medicine

Contact

Email: J.Lind@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 4620 3803
Mobile:
Location: 30.2.23
Campbelltown
Website:

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Publications

Journal Articles

  • Ormsby, S., Smith, C., Dahlen, H., Hay, P. and Lind, J. (2016), 'Evaluation of an antenatal acupuncture intervention as an adjunct therapy for antenatal depression (AcuAnteDep) : study protocol for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial', Trials, vol 17 .
  • Yeung, K., Chiu, C., Pidsley, R., Makris, A., Hennessy, A. and Lind, J. (2016), 'DNA methylation profiles in preeclampsia and healthy control placentas', American Journal of Physiology, Heart and Circulatory Physiology, vol 310, no 10 , pp 1295 - 1303.
  • Chiu, C., Hearn, N. and Lind, J. (2016), 'Development of a risk score for extraintestinal manifestations of coeliac disease', Medicine, vol 95, no 15 .
  • Chiu, C. and Lind, J. (2015), 'Past oral contraceptive use and self-reported high blood pressure in postmenopausal women', BMC Public Health, vol 15, no 1 .
  • Lind, J., Hennessy, A. and Chiu, C. (2015), 'Association between a woman's age at first birth and high blood pressure', Medicine, vol 94, no 16 .
  • Yeung, K., Lind, J., Heffernan, S., Sunderland, N., Hennessy, A. and Makris, A. (2014), 'Comparison of indirect and direct blood pressure measurements in baboons during ketamine anaesthesia', Journal of Medical Primatology, vol 43, no 4 , pp 217 - 224.
  • Surmon, L., Bobek, G., Chiu, C., Young, S., Makris, A., Lind, J. and Hennessy, A. (2014), 'The expression of placental soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 in mouse placenta varies significantly across different litters from normal pregnant mice', Hypertension in Pregnancy, vol 33, no 3 , pp 371 - 374.
  • Chiu, C., Jackson, K., Hearn, N., Steiner, N., Head, G. and Lind, J. (2014), 'Identification of genes with altered expression in male and female Schlager hypertensive mice', BMC Medical Genetics, vol 15, no 101 .
  • Lind, J., Hennessy, A. and McLean, M. (2014), 'Cardiovascular disease in women : the significance of hypertension and gestational diabetes during pregnancy', Current Opinion in Cardiology, vol 29, no 5 , pp 447 - 453.
  • Surmon, L., Bobek, G., Makris, A., Chiu, C., Lind, C., Lind, J. and Hennessy, A. (2014), 'Variability in mRNA expression of fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 variants in normal and preeclamptic placenta', BMC Research Notes, vol 7, no 1 .
  • Bobek, G., Stait-Gardner, T., Surmon, L., Makris, A., Lind, J., Price, W. and Hennessy, A. (2013), 'Magnetic resonance imaging detects placental hypoxia and acidosis in mouse models of perturbed pregnancies', PLoS ONE, vol 8, no 3 .
  • Chiu, C. and Lind, J. (2013), 'Menopausal hormone therapy : examining cardiovascular and clinical impacts of treatment', Future Cardiology, vol 9, no 3 , pp 427 - 435.
  • Lupton, S., Chiu, C., Hodgson, L., Tooher, J., Lujic, S., Ogle, R., Wong, T., Hennessy, A. and Lind, J. (2013), 'Temporal changes in retinal microvascular caliber and blood pressure during pregnancy', Hypertension, vol 61, no 4 , pp 880 - 885.
  • Lupton, S., Chiu, C., Lujic, S., Hennessy, A. and Lind, J. (2013), 'Association between parity and breastfeeding with maternal high blood pressure', American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol 208, no 6 , pp 4541 - 4547.
  • Chiu, C., Morgan, C., Lupton, S. and Lind, J. (2013), 'Parent of origin influences the cardiac expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (Vegfa)', BMC Medical Genetics, vol 14, no 1 , pp 1 - 7.
  • Tooher, J., Chiu, C., Yeung, K., Lupton, S., Thornton, C., Makris, A., O'Loughlin, A., Hennessy, A. and Lind, J. (2013), 'High blood pressure during pregnancy is associated with future cardiovascular disease : an observational cohort study', BMJ Open, vol 3, no 7 .
  • Lupton, S., Chiu, C., Hodgson, L., Tooher, J., Ogle, R., Wong, T., Hennessy, A. and Lind, J. (2013), 'Changes in retinal microvascular caliber precede the clinical onset of preeclampsia', Hypertension, vol 62, no 5 , pp 899 - 904.
  • Lind, J. and Chiu, C. (2013), 'Genetic discoveries in hypertension : steps on the road to therapeutic translation', Heart, vol 99, no 22 , pp 1645 - 1651.
  • Chiu, C., Lujic, S., Thornton, C., O'Loughlin, A., Makris, A., Hennessy, A. and Lind, J. (2012), 'Menopausal hormone therapy is associated with having high blood pressure in postmenopausal women : observational cohort study', PLoS ONE, vol 7, no 7 .
  • Lupton, S., Chiu, C. and Lind, J. (2011), 'Hypertension gene: are we there yet?', Twin Research and Human Genetics, vol 14, no 4 , pp 295 - 304.
  • Chiu, C., Bagnall, R., Ingles, J., Yeates, L., Kennerson, M., Donald, J., Jormakka, M., Lind, J. and Semsarian, C. (2010), 'Mutations in alpha-actinin-2 cause hypertrophic cardiomyopathy : a genome-wide analysis', Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol 55, no 11 , pp 1127 - 1135.
  • Mcevoy, B., Lind, J., Wang, E., Moyzis, R., Visscher, P., Van Holst Pellekaan, S. and Wilton, A. (2010), 'Whole-genome genetic diversity in a sample of Australians with deep Aboriginal ancestry', American Journal of Human Genetics, vol 87, no 2 , pp 297 - 305.
  • Sezgin, E., Lind, J., Shrestha, S., Hendrickson, S., Goedert, J., Donfield, S., Kirk, G., Phair, J., Troyer, J., O'Brien, S. and Smith, M. (2009), 'Association of Y chromosome haplogroup I with HIV progression, and HAART outcome', Human Genetics, vol 125, no 3 , pp 281 - 294.
  • Lind, J., Chiu, C., Ingles, J., Yeates, L., Humphries, S., Heather, A. and Semsarian, C. (2008), 'Sex hormone receptor gene variation associated with phenotype in male hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients', Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, vol 45, no 2 , pp 217 - 222.
  • Ingles, J., Lind, J., Phongsavan, P. and Semsarian, C. (2008), 'Psychosocial impact of specialized cardiac genetic clinics for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy', Genetics in Medicine, vol 10, no 2 , pp 117 - 120.
  • Doolan, A., Langlois, N., Chiu, C., Ingles, J., Lind, J. and Semsarian, C. (2008), 'Postmortem molecular analysis of KCNQ1 and SCN5A genes in sudden unexplained death in young Australians', International Journal of Cardiology, vol 127, no 1 , pp 138 - 141.
  • Chiu, C., Tebo, M., Ingles, J., Yeates, L., Arthur, J., Lind, J. and Semsarian, C. (2007), 'Genetic screening of calcium regulation genes in familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy', Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, vol 43, no 3 , pp 337 - 343.
  • Lind, J., Hutcheson-Dilks, H., Williams, S., Moore, J., Essex, M., Ruiz-Pesini, E., Wallace, D., Tishoff, S., O'Brien, S. and Smith, M. (2007), 'Elevated male European and female African contributions to the genomes of African American individuals', Human Genetics, vol 120, no 5 , pp 713 - 722.
  • Chiu, C., Ingles, J., Lind, J. and Semsarian, C. (2006), 'Mutation analysis of the natriuretic peptide precursor B (NPPB) gene in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy', DNA Sequence - Journal of DNA Sequencing and Mapping, vol 17, no 5 , pp 392 - 395.
  • Chui, C., Lind, J., Ingles, J., Arthur, J. and Semsarian, C. (2006), 'Leu39ter mutation identified in the phospholamban gene in a family with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy', Heart, Lung, and Circulation, vol 15s , pp 57 - 58.
  • Lind, J., Chiu, C. and Semsarian, C. (2006), 'Genetic basis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy', Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy, vol 4, no 6 , pp 927 - 934.
  • Lam, L., Lind, J. and Semsarian, C. (2006), 'Application of proteomics in cardiovascular medicine', International Journal of Cardiology, vol 108, no 1 , pp 12 - 19.

Research

Current Projects

Title: Relationship between ageing and disease
Years: 2013-04-15 - 2017-04-14
ID: P00021619
Western Researchers: Joanne Lind
Funding:
  • Anonymous Donation
Title: GWS Giants PhD Scholarship - The development of visual perception and decision making processes for the identification of talent potential
Years: 2016-04-01 - 2019-03-31
ID: P00023448
Western Researchers: Kylie Steel and Joanne Lind
Funding:
  • Western Sydney Football Club Ltd
Title: Biomarkers that identify individuals that are predisposed to autoimmune disease
Years: 2016-06-21 - 2019-06-20
ID: P00023566
Western Researchers: Joanne Lind and Christine Chiu
Funding:
  • Anonymous Donation
Title: Genomic risk of coeliac disease in first-degree relatives [via Uni of Melb]
Years: 2016-01-01 - 2018-12-31
ID: P00023161
Western Researchers: Joanne Lind
Funding:
  • National Health and Medical Research Council (ACRG)

Previous Projects

Title: are short telemeres a cause or consequence of high blood pressure?
Years: 2012-11-15 - 2013-12-15
ID: P00021241
Western Researchers: Joanne Lind and Christine Chiu
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Genetic Basis of Hypertension
Years: 2007-09-12 - 2009-12-31
ID: P0015808
Western Researchers: Joanne Lind
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: The modifying effects of gender in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
Years: 2007-12-31 - 2014-06-30
ID: P0015815
Western Researchers: Joanne Lind
Funding:
  • National Health and Medical Research Council (ACRG)
Title: International Efforts in Translational Medicine
Years: 2009-10-28 - 2010-10-27
ID: P00017596
Western Researchers: Jens Coorssen, Annemarie Hennessy, Bradley Frankum, Gerald Muench, Joanne Lind, Simon Myers and Soon Lee
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Hypertensive Retinopathy in Pregnancy
Years: 2010-01-01 - 2010-12-31
ID: P00017673
Western Researchers: Joanne Lind and Annemarie Hennessy
Funding:
  • Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation Ltd
Title: Abstract to be presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress "Is the use of hormone replacement therapy a risk factor for hypertension?"
Years: 2011-08-24 - 2011-09-03
ID: P00020230
Western Researchers: Christine Chiu and Joanne Lind
Funding:
  • National Heart Foundation of Australia (non ACRG)
Title: Measurement of retinal vascular changes in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
Years: 2011-02-14 - 2013-09-29
ID: P00019238
Western Researchers: Joanne Lind and Annemarie Hennessy
Funding:
  • Bonnie Babes Foundation

Supervision

Associate Professor Lind is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Title: Vascular Responses within and Remote from Pregnancy
Field of Research:
Title: Oxidative Stress, Sperm DNA Fragmentation and Outcome of Assisted Reproduction
Field of Research: PAEDIATRICS; OTHER HEALTH; MEDICAL SCIENCE
Title: Identifying Physiological and Biochemical Changes Predictive of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy
Field of Research:
Title: Altered Forms of Brain Natriuretic Peptide in Cardiac Disease
Field of Research:
Title: Intergenerational and Genetic Influence on Blood Pressure in Pregnancy and Beyond
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Title: Intergenerational and Genetic Influence on Blood Pressure in Pregnancy and Beyond
Field of Research: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; OTHER HEALTH; MEDICAL SCIENCE; VETERINARY SCIENCE
Thesis: Intergenerational and Genetic Influence on Blood Pressure in Pregnancy and Beyond

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