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Biography

'If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it!' (Sir Richard Branson). This has been Dr Kirsten Palmer’s unofficial motto in life. Kirsten has been the beneficiary of many amazing opportunities over the years, which have also led to her ongoing lifelong learning and training. These opportunities have taken her to the laboratories of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, where she learned a diverse array of scientific skills, techniques and methodology. They have taken her through medical training and beyond into specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, equipping her with a broad medical knowledge focused on women’s health. More opportunities came knocking, offering a PhD in pre-eclampsia research and a chance to coalesce both scientific and medical knowledge to provide a number of advances in the understanding of this common and potentially devastating disease. Most recently, she has had the opportunity to join the team at Monash University and Monash Health to progress her research as a research fellow in the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, but also to grow her clinical repertoire through sub-specialist training in maternal-fetal medicine.

Dr Palmer now leads a number of clinical trials and research projects primarily focused on improving outcomes for women and their babies in pregnancies complicated by pre-eclampsia and fetal growth restriction through to post-partum haemorrhage prevention. She is involved in the supervision and training of students across a range of both undergraduate and post-graduate degrees. She continues to say yes and has been blessed with the opportunity to work with many leading scientists and clinicians to progress research in women’s health. Her greatest achievement though has been her two amazing children.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy

Feb 2010Mar 2014

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (Honours), The University of Melbourne

Jul 2002Dec 2006

Bachelor of biomedical Science, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Feb 1999Dec 2001

Keywords

  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy disorders
  • Preeclampsia
  • fetal growth restriction
  • maternal-fetal medicine

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Projects 2010 2023

Research Output 2005 2018

Accurately predicting the risk of serious maternal morbidity in preterm preeclampsia: Can it be done?

Palmer, K. R. & Tong, S., 12 Feb 2018, In : Hypertension. 71, 4, p. 569-571 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

Assessing the circulating placental-specific anti-angiogenic protein sFLT-1 e15a in preeclampsia

Palmer, K. R., 1 Jan 2018, Preeclampsia: Methods and Protocols: Methods in Molecular Biology. Murthi, P. & Vaillancourt, C. (eds.). NY USA: Humana Press, p. 27-37 11 p. (Methods in Molecular Biology; vol. 1710).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Other

Circulating biomarker use for the prediction and diagnosis of pre-eclampsia

Palmer, K. R. & Da Silva Costa, F., Apr 2017, Clinical Laboratory International, April, p. 16-18 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticleOther

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Maternal plasma concentrations of the placental specific sFLT-1 variant, sFLT-1 e15a, in fetal growth restriction and preeclampsia

Palmer, K. R., Kaitu'u-Lino, T. J., Cannon, P., Tuohey, L., De Silva, M. S., Varas-Godoy, M., Acuna, S., Galaz, J., Tong, S. & Illanes, S. E., 2017, In : The Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. 30, 6, p. 635-639 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Proton pump inhibitors decrease soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 and soluble endoglin secretion, decrease hypertension, and rescue endothelial dysfunction

Onda, K., Tong, S., Beard, S., Binder, N. K., Muto, M., Senadheera, S. N., Parry, L., Dilworth, M., Renshall, L., Brownfoot, F. C., Hastie, R., Tuohey, L., Palmer, K., Hirano, T., Ikawa, M., Kaitu'u-Lino, T. & Hannan, N. J., 1 Mar 2017, In : Hypertension. 69, 3, p. 457-468 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Arthur Nyulasy Prize

Kirsten Rebecca Palmer (Recipient), 26 Jul 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2017 2017

  • 5 Peer review responsibility
  • 2 Contribution to workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Contribution to conference

Australian Reproduction Update

Kirsten Palmer (Invited speaker)
27 Nov 201728 Nov 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Maternal Fetal Medicine Early Career Research Symposium

Kirsten Palmer (Speaker)
29 Nov 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia (Journal)

Kirsten Palmer (Peer reviewer)
8 Jun 2017 → …

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

The Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine (Journal)

Kirsten Palmer (Peer reviewer)
18 Jan 2017 → …

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

International Journal of Women's Health (Journal)

Kirsten Palmer (Peer reviewer)
17 Feb 2017 → …

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