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Dr. McArdle's research interests are in basic biological research, population health research and medical education particularly within a rural setting.

Dr. Adelle McArdle completed her PhD in 2009 from the Department of Physiology at Monash University with a dissertation entitled andlsquo;The effect of a mild and moderate model of maternal hypertension on placental development'. This research was concerned with the role of hypertension on the developmental origins of health and adult disease, specifically the physiological mechanisms that may be implicated to confer these developmental changes.

After completion of her PhD, Dr. Adelle McArdle worked at the Victorian Department of Health. Her role was focused on support for primary health delivery for the rural primary health service providers, improvement to service integration between primary health service providers, monitoring of health service provision and support for the implementation of chronic disease management strategies.

Recentlhy Dr. Adelle McArdle has been focusing her research interests on population health and women and children's health. In particular Dr. McArdle has developed an interest in and collaboration with the research community concerned with the care and treatment of women suffering from lactational mastitis.

Research interests

  • Breastfeeding and issues surrounding breastfeeding including lactational mastitis
  • Developmental origins of health and adult disease
  • Maternal and child health
  • Medical education research



  • Health care evaluation
  • Health education
  • Maternal and child health
  • Population health
  • breastfeeding

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Research Output 2009 2018

Regional and Facility Differences in Interventions for Mastitis by Australian Physiotherapists

Diepeveen, L. C., Fraser, E., Croft, A. J. E., Jacques, A., McArdle, A. M., Briffa, K. & McKenna, L., 27 Nov 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Human Lactation. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Face validity of a unique patient focused symptoms severity index for assessing inflammatory conditions of the lactating breast

Cooper, M., Barnett, C. (ed.), Lowe, H., Garth, B. & McArdle, A. M., 2015, p. 87 - 87. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOther

Chronic maternal hypertension affects placental gene expression and differentiation in rabbits

McArdle, A. M., Maduwegedera, D. WK., Moritz, K. M., Flower, R. L., Denton, K. M. & Roberts, C. T., 2010, In : Journal of Hypertension. 28, 5, p. 959 - 968 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Chronic maternal hypertension characterized by renal dysfunction is associated with reduced placental blood flow during late gestation in rabbits

McArdle, A. M., Roberts, C. T., Maduwegedera, D. WK., Flower, R. L. & Denton, K. M., 2010, In : American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 298, 4, p. R1043 - R1049 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Ontogeny of placental structural development and expression of the renin-angiotensin system and 11beta-HSD2 genes in the rabbit

McArdle, A. M., Denton, K. M., Maduwegedera, D. W. K., Moritz, K. M., Flower, R. L. & Roberts, C. T., 2009, In : Placenta. 30, 7, p. 590 - 598 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review