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Sean Beggs

UTAS Home Assoc Prof Sean Beggs
Sean Beggs

Sean Beggs

Acting head of Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health

Room H Block (Level 3), Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart CBD Campuses

+61 3 6222 7546 (phone)

+61 3 6226 4864 (fax)

Sean.Beggs@utas.edu.au

Additional Information

Research Interests
  • Paediatric respiratory medicine, including Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma and Bronchiolitis
  • Paediatric clinical pharmacology, particularly the quality use of medicine in children, including improving their access to appropriate medications

General Responsibilities

Dr Beggs is a member of the Paediatric Medicines Advisory Group to the Department of Health and Ageing, and to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee.

Dr Beggs also has a strong interest in, and commitment to, international child health, and travels regularly to Kupang in West Timor, Indonesia.


Teaching Responsibilities

  • Coordinating paediatric teaching at the Hobart Clinical School.
Units Taught

Publications

Journal Articles
  • South, M., & Beggs, S. (2011). Clinical consultation: history taking and examination. Practical Paediatrics, in press.
  • Beggs, S. (2009). Australian report on pediatric medication issues: is there any magic happening in the ‘Land of Oz’ to save the therapeutic orphan? Paediatric Drugs, 11(1), 38-40.
  • Beggs, S. (2008). Paediatric analgesia. Australian Prescriber, 31(3), 63-65.
  • Beggs, S. A., Cranswick, N. E., & Reed, M. D. (2005). Improving drug use for children in the developing world. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 90, 1091-1093.
Magazine Articles
  • Beggs, S. (2009). Adverse drug reactions in children. Paediatric & Child Health in General Practice, 5, 12-13.
 

Web Access Research Portal (WARP)


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Fields of Research

  • Respiratory Diseases (110203)
  • Medical Bacteriology (110801)
  • Health and Community Services (111708)
  • Paediatrics (111403)
  • Infectious Diseases (110309)
  • Innate Immunity (110707)
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (111502)
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences (111504)
  • Basic Pharmacology (111501)
  • Public Health and Health Services (111799)
  • Nutritional Physiology (111103)
  • Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice (111503)
  • Nephrology and Urology (110312)
  • Mental Health (111714)
  • Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology (110299)
  • Immunology (110799)
  • Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance) (111711)
  • Decision Support and Group Support Systems (080605)

Research Objectives

  • Respiratory System and Diseases (incl. Asthma) (920115)
  • Child Health (920501)
  • Infectious Diseases (920109)
  • Endocrine Organs and Diseases (excl. Diabetes) (920106)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Health (929999)
  • Immune System and Allergy (920108)
  • Cardiovascular System and Diseases (920103)
  • Women's Health (920507)
  • Nutrition (920411)
  • Preventive Medicine (920412)
  • Urogenital System and Disorders (920119)
  • Mental Health (920410)
  • Human Pharmaceutical Treatments (e.g. Antibiotics) (860803)
  • Inherited Diseases (incl. Gene Therapy) (920110)
  • Application Tools and System Utilities (890202)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences (970111)

Publications

Total publications

19

Journal Article

(14 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Ambrose M, Malley RC, Warren SJ, Beggs S, Swallow OF, et al., 'Pandoraea pnomenusa Isolated from an Australian Patient with Cystic Fibrosis', Frontiers in microbiology, 7 Article 692. ISSN 1664-302X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00692 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Ambrose M; Malley RC; Roddam LF

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2016Murray L, Anggrahini SM, Woda RR, Ayton JE, Beggs S, 'Exclusive breastfeeding and the acceptability of donor breast milk for sick, hospitalized infants in Kupang, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia: a mixed-methods study', Journal of Human Lactation, 32, (3) pp. 438-445. ISSN 0890-3344 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0890334416649152 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Murray L; Ayton JE

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2015Bereznicki BJ, Beggs S, Duff C, Bereznicki L, 'Adherence to management guidelines for childhood asthma in Australia', Australian Family Physician, 44, (12) pp. 933-938. ISSN 0300-8495 (2015) [Refereed Article]

PMID: 27054215 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Bereznicki BJ; Bereznicki L

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2015Kew KM, Beggs S, Ahmad S, 'Stopping long-acting beta2-agonists (LABA) for children with asthma well controlled on LABA and inhaled corticosteroids', The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, (5) Article CD011316. ISSN 1469-493X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011316.pub2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 1

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2015Mulcahy EM, Hudson JB, Beggs SA, Reid DW, Roddam LF, et al., 'High peripheral blood Th17 percent associated with poor lung function in cystic fibrosis', PLoS One, 10, (3) Article e0120912. ISSN 1932-6203 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120912 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Mulcahy EM; Hudson JB; Reid DW; Roddam LF; Cooley MA

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2014Beggs S, Wong ZH, Kaul S, Ogden KJ, Walters JAE, 'High-flow nasal cannula therapy for infants with bronchiolitis (Review)', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (1) Article CD009609. ISSN 1469-493X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009609.pub2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Wong ZH; Kaul S; Ogden KJ; Walters JAE

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2013Ballard CDJ, Peterson GM, Thompson AJ, Beggs SA, 'Off-label use of medicines in paediatric inpatients at an Australian teaching Hospital', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49, (1) pp. 38-42. ISSN 1034-4810 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jpc.12065 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Ballard CDJ; Peterson GM; Thompson AJ

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2013Beggs S, Foong Y, Le HC, Mohammed Noor WD, Wood-Baker R, et al., 'Swimming training for asthma in children and adolescents aged 18 and under (review)', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 4 pp. CD009607. ISSN 1469-493X (2013) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009607.pub2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Foong Y; Mohammed Noor WD; Wood-Baker R; Walters JAE

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2013Beggs S, Foong YC, Le HC, Mohammed Noor WD, Wood-Baker R, et al., 'Cochrane in context: Swimming training for asthma in children and adolescents aged 18 years and under', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (4) Article CD009607. ISSN 1469-493X (2013) [Non Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009607.pub2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Mohammed Noor WD; Wood-Baker R; Walters JAE

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2013Beggs S, Foong YC, Le HC, Noor D, Wood-Baker R, et al., 'Swimming training for asthma in children and adolescents aged 18 years and under', Paediatric respiratory reviews, 14, (2) pp. 96-97. ISSN 1526-0542 (2013) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1016/j.prrv.2013.03.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Foong YC; Noor D; Wood-Baker R; Walters JA

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2013Bereznicki BJ, Norton LC, Beggs SA, Gee P, Bereznicki LRE, 'Review of the management of childhood asthma in Tasmania', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49, (8) pp. 678-683. ISSN 1034-4810 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jpc.12267 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Bereznicki BJ; Gee P; Bereznicki LRE

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2013Miller J, Ritchie B, Tran C, Beggs S, Lada CO, et al., 'Seasonal variation in the nutritional status of children aged 6 to 60 months in a resettlement village in West Timor', Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 22, (3) pp. 449-456. ISSN 0964-7058 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.6133/apjcn.2013.22.3.10 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

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2012Griffin PE, Roddam LF, Belessis YC, Strachan R, Beggs S, et al., 'Expression of PPARγ and Paraoxonase 2 correlated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in Cystic Fibrosis', PLoS One, 7, (7) Article e42241. ISSN 1932-6203 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0042241 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Griffin PE; Roddam LF; Cooley MA

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2009Beggs S, 'Australian report on pediatric medication issues', Pediatric Drugs, 11, (1) pp. 38-40. ISSN 1174-5878 (2009) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.2165/0148581-200911010-00013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5

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Conference Publication

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Roddam LF, Mulcahy E, Hudson JB, Beggs S, Griffin P, et al., 'Identification of two immune system changes that may contribute to infectious pathology in cystic fibrosis', BacPath 2013, October 2013, Moreton Island, Australia (2013) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Roddam LF; Mulcahy E; Hudson JB; Griffin P; Cooley MA

2012Peterson GM, Ballard CDJ, Beggs S, Thompson AJ, 'Off-label use of medicines in paediatric inpatients at an Australian teaching hospital', National Medicines Symposium 2012 Final Program and Abstract book, 24-25 May, Sydney, pp. 269. (2012) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Peterson GM; Ballard CDJ; Thompson AJ

2011Norton L, Bereznicki BJ, Bereznicki LRE, Beggs S, 'A review of the management of childhood asthma in Tasmania', APSA 2011 Annual Conference, 11-14 December, 2011, Adelaide, Australia (2011) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bereznicki BJ; Bereznicki LRE

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2008Beggs S, Thompson AJ, Nash RE, Tompson AJ, Peterson GM, 'Cardiac failure in children', World Health Organisation, 1 (2008) [Consultants Report]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Thompson AJ; Nash RE; Tompson AJ; Peterson GM

Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2009Beggs S, 'Adverse drug reactions in children', Paediatrics & Child Health in General Practice, Good Health Publications, Sydney, 5 (2009) [Magazine Article]

[eCite] [Details]

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

6

Total funding

$189,588

Projects

Non-conventional antimicrobial testing of emerging pathogens (2017)$10,000
Description
Pandoraea, is an emerging bacterial pathogen of cystic fibrosis. Conventional antibiotic susceptibility testing shows Pandoraea to be multi-drug resistant with limited treatment options. We will investigate the antibiotic susceptibility of Pandoraea using non-conventional methods to determine if we are underestimating treatment options for this chronic infection.
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-Starter
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Roddam LF; Beggs S; Ambrose M; Malley RC
Year
2017
Investigating the burden of childhood fever on Tasmanian families and the Royal Hobart Hospitals Emergency Department. (2016)$9,599
Description
This project will describe the presentations to the Royal Hobart Hospital emergency department by children with fever, investigate the knowledge, beliefs and perceptions about childhood fever among parents and caregivers in Tasmania, and develop an educational package for parents and caregivers about childhood fever.
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($9,599)
Scheme
Grant-Starter
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bereznicki BJ; Beggs S; Bereznicki LRE; Zosky GR
Year
2016
Prevalence and virulence of an emerging bacterial pathogen of Tasmanian cystic fibrosis patients (2015)$11,100
Description
Pandoraea, an emerging bacterial pathogen of cystic fibrosis is difficult to identify, is of unknown clinical significance and was recently isolated from a Tasmanian CF patient. we will investigate the prevalence of Pandoraea in Tasmanian CF patients, describe its virulence potential and investigate its susceptilility to our new antimicrobial therapy.
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($11,100)
Scheme
Grant-Clinical Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Roddam LF; Ambrose M; Beggs S; Cooley MA; Malley RC; Warren Sanchia; Wilson RR; McEwan B
Year
2015
Do adaptive regulatory cells or activated T cells dominate in cystic fibrosis? (2012)$8,228
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($8,228)
Scheme
Grant-Starter
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Beggs S; Cooley MA; Roddam LF; Korner H; Stock D
Year
2012
Identification of a New Target for Therapy in Cystic Fibrosis Lung Infections (2011 - 2012)$20,661
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($20,661)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Cooley MA; Roddam LF; Wood-Baker R; Griffin P; Beggs S
Period
2011 - 2012
Tasmanian community network of mentors and smart information technology solutions (SITS) for families affects by cystic fibrosis (2008 - 2010)$130,000
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($130,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Reid DW; Busch JK; Turner P; Cummings EA; Cameron-Tucker HL; Beggs S; Walters EH; Foote SJ
Period
2008 - 2010

Research Supervision

Completed

1

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDPeripheral Immune Cell Abnormalities Associated with Cystic Fibrosis
Candidate: Emily Margery Mulcahy
2017