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Biography

Dr Jacky Hewitt is a paediatric endocrinologist and clinician-scientist with strong clinical and research expertise in the development of sex and gender. She has published original research, treatment guidelines, and contributed to textbooks within the field.

She is presently a senior lecturer at Monash University, and examines for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Dr Hewitt sits on the editorial review board for a number of key endocrine journals, and sits on multiple national and international health advisory committees. She consults for government bodies on issues regarding sex and gender.

Dr Hewitt also performs humanitarian aid work, and is a Director of Medecins Sans Frontieres Australia. She is a committed advocate for diverse and marginalised children. 

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Research interests

  • Disorders of sex development / intersex
  • Gonadal dysgenesis
  • Turner syndrome
  • Klinefelter syndrome
  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
  • Hypospadias
  • Testicular regression syndrome/anorchia
  • Premature ovarian failure/primary ovarian insufficiency
  • Gender dysphoria and transgender

 

Consulting

Dr Hewitt regularly consults for government and legal agencies on issues relating to sex and gender.

Research area keywords

  • Paediatrics
  • Sex Determination
  • Intersex Conditions
  • Gender
  • Disorders of sex development

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Research Output 2011 2019

Author Correction: Human sex reversal is caused by duplication or deletion of core enhancers upstream of SOX9 (Nature Communications, (2018), 9, 1, (5319), 10.1038/s41467-018-07784-9)

Croft, B., Ohnesorg, T., Hewitt, J., Bowles, J., Quinn, A., Tan, J., Corbin, V., Pelosi, E., van den Bergen, J., Sreenivasan, R., Knarston, I., Robevska, G., Vu, D. C., Hutson, J., Harley, V., Ayers, K., Koopman, P. & Sinclair, A., 1 Dec 2019, In : Nature Communications. 10, 1, 3351.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

Open Access
11 Citations (Scopus)

Human sex reversal is caused by duplication or deletion of core enhancers upstream of SOX9

Croft, B. M., Ohnesorg, T., Hewitt, J., Bowles, J., Quinn, A., Tan, J., Corbin, V. D. A., Pelosi, E., Van Den Bergen, J., Sreenivasan, R., Knarston, I. M., Robevska, G., Vu, D. C., Hutson, J., Harley, V., Ayers, K., Koopman, P. & Sinclair, A., 14 Dec 2018, In : Nature Communications. 9, 1, 10 p., 5319.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Prophylactic Vitamin D Supplementation in High-Risk Breastfed Infants

Pinto, S., Bergman, P., Brown, J., Welch, J. & Hewitt, J. K., 1 Dec 2017, In : Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 53, 12, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

68 Citations (Scopus)

Disorders of sex development: Insights from targeted gene sequencing of a large international patient cohort

Eggers, S., Sadedin, S., van den Bergen, J. A., Robevska, G., Ohnesorg, T., Hewitt, J., Lambeth, L., Bouty, A., Knarston, I. M., Tan, T. Y., Cameron, F., Werther, G., Hutson, J., O'Connell, M., Grover, S. R., Heloury, Y., Zacharin, M., Bergman, P., Kimber, C., Brown, J. & 7 others, Webb, N., Hunter, M. F., Lafferty, A. R., Harley, V., Koopman, P., Ayers, K. L. & Sinclair, A. H., 29 Nov 2016, In : Genome Biology. 17, 1, 21 p., 243.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Increasing incidence of type 2 diabetes in Indigenous and non-Indigenous children in Western Australia, 1990-2012

Haynes, A., Kalic, R., Cooper, M., Hewitt, J. K. & Davis, E. A., 2 May 2016, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 204, 8, p. 303 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Advanced Trainee Research Prize

Jacky Hewitt (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Alan Charters Elective Prize

Jacky Hewitt (Recipient), 2000

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Intern Finalist

Jacky Hewitt (Recipient), 2001

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Emerging Researcher Prize

Jacky Hewitt (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

President's Prize Finalist

Jacky Hewitt (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2010 2010

  • 5 Peer review responsibility

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health (Journal)

Jacky Hewitt (Peer reviewer)
2010 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Pediatrics (Journal)

Jacky Hewitt (Peer reviewer)
2010 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Nature Publishing Group (Publisher)

Jacky Hewitt (Peer reviewer)
2010 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Clinical Endocrinology (Journal)

Jacky Hewitt (Peer reviewer)
2010 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (Journal)

Jacky Hewitt (Peer reviewer)
2010 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Press / Media

What determines your height?

Jacky Hewitt

4/02/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Lack of sun causing rickets in Australian children

Jacky Hewitt

3/02/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

SBS Insight: Intersex

Jacky Hewitt

7/11/17

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

It takes more than two

Jacky Hewitt

20/06/13

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment