Caitlin Wyrwoll

Dr, PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M309), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 816 Citations
  • 15 h-Index
20052021
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Personal profile

Biography

Dr. Caitlin Wyrwoll is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Human Sciences at the University of Western Australia. Caitlin studied at Univeristy of Western Australia and was awarded her PhD in 2008 on a project supervised by Professor Brendan Waddell and Dr Peter Mark. She then moved to Edinburgh, UK to work with Professor Megan Holmes and Professor Jonathan Seckl on the influence of stress hormones on fetal brain development. In 2011 she moved back to The University of Western Australia to start her own research group focusing on the early life origins of later health outcomes. They use a range of multidisciplinary and novel imaging approaches to understand how early life environment impacts on placental development and function. They also take a life course approach to track how environmental changes in pregnancy impact on maternal behaviours, offspring brain development and offspring behaviours such as anxiety and cognition. 

Teaching overview

APHB5501 Developmental Origins of Adult Health and Disease

ANHB2216 Human Reproductive Biology

Guest lecturer in a range of reproductive biology and neuroscience units.

Roles and responsibilities

Director of Community & Engagement, School of Human Sciences

Keywords

  • Development programming of cardio-metabolic and neuropsychiatric disease
  • Placental vascularity
  • Affective disorders
  • Glucocorticoids
  • Vitamin D

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Glucocorticoids Medicine & Life Sciences
Fetal Development Medicine & Life Sciences
Mothers Medicine & Life Sciences
11-beta-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenases Medicine & Life Sciences
Vitamin D Deficiency Medicine & Life Sciences
Pregnancy Medicine & Life Sciences
Placenta Medicine & Life Sciences
Dexamethasone Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2005 2019

Vitamin D Deficiency
Glucocorticoids
Mothers
Phenotype
Pregnancy
Tomography
Blood Vessels
Rats
Rodentia
Placenta
1 Citation (Scopus)

THE ROLE OF 11ß-HYDROXY STEROID DEHYDROGENASE TYPE 2 IN GLUCOCORTICOID PROGRAMMING OF AFFECTIVE AND COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURS

Shearer, F. J. G., Wyrwoll, C. S. & Holmes, M. C., 19 Mar 2019, In : Neuroendocrinology.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Glucocorticoids
Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenases
Oxidoreductases
Steroids
Placenta
6 Citations (Scopus)

Vitamin D is crucial for maternal care and offspring social behaviour in rats

Yates, N. J., Tesic, D., Feindel, K. W., Smith, J. T., Clarke, M. W., Wale, C., Crew, R. C., Wharfe, M. D., Whitehouse, A. J. & Wyrwoll, C. S., 1 May 2018, In : Journal of Endocrinology. 237, 2, p. 73-85 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Behavior
Vitamin D
Mothers
Grooming
Vitamin D Deficiency

Projects 2013 2021

Press / Media

Early life vitamin D influences adult behaviours

Caitlin Wyrwoll

21/03/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

The placenta is a crucial determinant of health outcomes

Caitlin Wyrwoll

17/05/16

1 media contribution

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