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Russell James Thomson

Biostatistician
Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Science

Menzies & IMAS Taroona Buildings, Hobart CBD Campuses

+61 3 6226 4605
+61 3 6226 4611 (phone)

Russell.Thomson@utas.edu.au

Dr Russell Thomson is a biostatistician with many years of experience in applying statistics to problems in genetics, health, ecology and many other fields.

Biography

During Russell's Honours and PhD projects, he learnt about the theory of stochastic processes and their applications to biological problems. He developed theory for estimating the ages of genetic mutations for population genetics. During postdoctoral positions at the Stanford University and University of California, Berkeley, he applied this theory to a worldwide sample of humans.

On returning to Australia in 2001, he was approached to begin a position in Bioinformatics, at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. When he moved to Tasmania in 2004, he was again approached and offered a position at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research (MIMR). It was there that he developed interests in longitudinal analysis, genetic epidemiology and analysis of correlated data (via pedigrees). He was interested in working in statistical ecology, and so tutored in the school of Zoology and collaborated on projects in forest ecology and botany in his spare time.

In 2009, he was once again approached to begin a new position, this time at the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS). He continues to divide my time between MIMR and IMAS. At IMAS, he has continued to develop an interest in longitudinal analysis, and to also develop an interest in marine ecology, machine learning techniques and prediction of biodiversity.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis TitleUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDThe Shape of the Coalescent TreeMonash UniversityAustralia1998
BSc (1st Class Hons) Monash UniversityAustralia1993

Administrative expertise

Management of a nationwide NHRMC Project Grant examining the causes of Kidney disease in an Indigenous population.

Teaching

Biostatistics, Meta-analysis, R, Statistical Genetics

Teaching expertise

  • Design and Presentation of a 4-day course titled Meta-Analysis of Biological/Ecological Data at the University of Bologna, Italy in 2012.
  • Design and Presentation of a 52-hour course in Advanced Biostatistics for Biology Students, Italy in 2011-2.
  • Design and Presentation of a short course for beginners in R, at the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, 2009.
  • Co-Lecturer for CEA301 Human Genetics, University of Tasmania, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
  • Lecturer at a 4-day course in computational and statistical skills for medical genetics researchers, Mahidol University, Thailand, 2007, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

Research Appointments

Russell has been appointed reviewer of articles for the following journals:

  • Theoretical Population Biology
  • Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Epilepsy Research
  • Methods in Ecology and Evolution
  • Australian Epidemiologist
  • PLoS One
  • Diversity and Distributions

He has also reviewed grant applications for the following funding boards:

  • Diabetes Australia
  • NHMRC
  • ARC

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Expertise

  • Statistical Software
  • Statistical Genetics
  • Biodiversity
  • Applied Statistics
  • Predictions

Research Themes

Russell's research at the Menzies Institute of Medical Research aligns to the University's research theme of Better Health. His research interests include the search for genetic determinants of disease.

Russell's research at the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Research aligns to the University's themes of Marine, Antarctic and Maritime; and Environment, Resources and Sustainability. He is currently working with the Reef Life Survey to develop indicators of fishing pressure. Russell's research team conduct the statistical analysis of large biological data sets to make decisions relevant to the community, whether they are of medical or ecological origin, and as such they align with the Data, Knowledge and Decisions theme.

Collaboration

Russell is the primary investigator on a project that is examining the genetic susceptibility for kidney disease in an Australian Indigenous population. This project is a collaboration between Prof. Matthew Jose from the Royal Hobart Hospital, Prof. Emily Hilder from the Department of Chemistry at UTAS, Prof. Simon Foote and others from the John Curtin School of Medical Research and Prof. Wendy Hoy from the University of Queensland.He has strong associations with researchers; Prof. Alison Venn and Dr. Costan Magnussen. In conjunction with these researchers, he collaborates with Prof. Terry Dwyer at the Murdoch Children's Institute in Melbourne and Profs Olli Raitakari and Markus Juonala at the University of Turku, Finland. This project involves the longitudinal analyses of large cohort data sets, to obtain the childhood determinants of adult cardiovascular risk.

Awards

  • 2013 Award for the best and second best paper at the Marine Hub
  • 1994-1997 PhD scholarship, from Australian Postgraduate Awards
  • 1993 Honours Scholarship, from the Australian Society of Statistics (Victorian Branch)

Current projects

At the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), Russell collaborates directly with Prof. Graham Edgar, Dr. Rick Stuart-Smith and Dr. Neville Barrett and the nationwide Marine Biodiversity Hub. As a part of the Reef Life Survey program, they have compiled a large data set of fish, invertebrate, algae and coral abundances from around the globe (with more than 2000 sites). Using this dataset he has applied state-of-the-art machine learning models (such as Random Forests and Gradient Forests) to predict fish biomass and biodiversity in unsurveyed sites both in Australia and globally. They have published the results of these analyses in two Nature papers.

At the Menzies Institute of Medical Research (MIMR), Russell leads a project that is examining the genetic susceptibility for kidney disease in an Australian Indigenous population. Along with his own research project, he is an integral part of the Cancer, Immunology and Genetics theme within the MIMR. He works directly with the theme head, A/Prof. Joanne Dickinson on various complex diseases and their genetic susceptibilities and he works closely with Dr. Rebekah McWhirter on another project on genetics and Indigenous health. The advent of genome wide SNP array and next generation sequencing data sets has produced many very large data sets that require high-end statistical tools. For these projects, he has developed methodology for analysing very large data sets that reduce the computational time (published in Human Genetics and the American Journal of Human Genetics). He has many other publications in high impact journals on the analysis of genetic data (such as Nature Genetics and Blood).

Fields of Research

  • Cancer Genetics (111203)
  • Epidemiology (111706)
  • Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205)
  • Medical Genetics (excl. Cancer Genetics) (110311)
  • Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases) (110201)
  • Oncology and Carcinogenesis (111299)
  • Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)
  • Genetics (060499)
  • Haematology (110202)
  • Quantitative Genetics (incl. Disease and Trait Mapping Genetics) (060412)
  • Molecular Targets (111207)
  • Cancer Cell Biology (111201)
  • Preventive Medicine (111716)
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology (110308)
  • Rheumatology and Arthritis (110322)
  • Biological Mathematics (010202)
  • Epigenetics (incl. Genome Methylation and Epigenomics) (060404)
  • Clinical Chemistry (diagnostics) (110302)
  • Gene Expression (incl. Microarray and other genome-wide approaches) (060405)
  • Cancer Diagnosis (111202)
  • Anthropological Genetics (060401)
  • Infectious Diseases (110309)
  • Neurosciences (110999)
  • Immunology (110799)
  • Aged Health Care (111702)
  • Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment (070402)
  • Fisheries Sciences (070499)
  • Neurogenetics (060410)
  • Haematological Tumours (111206)
  • Endocrinology (110306)
  • Solid Tumours (111209)
  • Biostatistics (010402)
  • Nephrology and Urology (110312)
  • Separation Science (030108)
  • Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics (060411)
  • Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics (110199)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (111701)
  • Applied Statistics (010401)

Research Objectives

  • Cancer and Related Disorders (920102)
  • Cardiovascular System and Diseases (920103)
  • Inherited Diseases (incl. Gene Therapy) (920110)
  • Health Related to Ageing (920502)
  • Nervous System and Disorders (920111)
  • Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960808)
  • Urogenital System and Disorders (920119)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments (960507)
  • Skeletal System and Disorders (incl. Arthritis) (920116)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health (920301)
  • Diabetes (920104)
  • Blood Disorders (920101)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences (970106)
  • Infectious Diseases (920109)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments (960503)
  • Preventive Medicine (920412)
  • Men's Health (920504)
  • Hearing, Vision, Speech and Their Disorders (920107)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences (970117)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (960502)
  • Native Forests (820104)
  • Child Health (920501)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences (970101)
  • Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response) (920404)
  • Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960802)
  • Women's Health (920507)
  • Coastal and Estuarine Water Management (960903)
  • Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Urban and Industrial Environments (961310)
  • Understanding Past Societies (950599)
  • Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales (960805)
  • Behaviour and Health (920401)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health System Performance (incl. Effectiveness of Interventions) (920303)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health Status and Outcomes (920302)
  • Skin and Related Disorders (920117)
  • Dental Health (920402)

Publications

Total publications

78

Highlighted publications

(4 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2014Journal ArticleBird TJ, Bates AE, Lefcheck JS, Hill NA, Thomson RJ, et al., 'Statistical solutions for error and bias in global citizen science datasets', Biological Conservation, 173 pp. 144-154. ISSN 0006-3207 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2013.07.037 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 113Web of Science - 107

Co-authors: Bird TJ; Bates AE; Hill NA; Edgar GJ; Stuart-Smith RD; Wotherspoon S; Stuart-Smith JF; Pecl GT; Barrett N; Frusher S

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2014Journal ArticleEdgar GJ, Stuart-Smith RD, Willis TJ, Kininmonth SJ, Baker SC, et al., 'Global conservation outcomes depend on marine protected areas with five key features', Nature, 506, (7487) pp. 216-220. ISSN 0028-0836 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/nature13022 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 549Web of Science - 519

Co-authors: Edgar GJ; Stuart-Smith RD; Kininmonth SJ; Baker SC; Barrett NS; Berkhout J; Buxton CD; Cooper AT; Davey M; Soler G

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2014Journal ArticleThomson RJ, Hill NA, Leaper R, Ellis N, Pitcher CR, et al., 'Congruence in demersal fish, macroinvertebrate, and macroalgal community turnover on shallow temperate reefs', Ecological Applications, 24, (2) pp. 287-299. ISSN 1051-0761 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1890/12-1549.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Hill NA; Leaper R; Barrett NS; Edgar GJ

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2000Journal ArticleThomson RJ, Pritchard JK, Shen P, Oefner PJ, Feldman MW, 'Recent common ancestry of human Y chromosomes: evidence from DNA sequence data', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 97, (13) pp. 7360-7365. ISSN 0027-8424 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.97.13.7360 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 225Web of Science - 216

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Journal Article

(62 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018De Paoli-Iseppi R, Prentice L, Marthick JR, Thomson R, Holloway AF, et al., 'Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1: clinical correlates of MEN1 gene methylation', Pathology, 50, (6) pp. 622-628. ISSN 0031-3025 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.pathol.2018.05.006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: De Paoli-Iseppi R; Prentice L; Marthick JR; Holloway AF; Dickinson JL; Burgess J

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2018Strain EMA, Edgar GJ, Ceccarelli D, Stuart-Smith RD, Hosack GR, et al., 'A global assessment of the direct and indirect benefits of marine protected areas for coral reef conservation', Diversity and Distributions, 25, (1) pp. 9-20. ISSN 1366-9516 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12838 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Strain EMA; Edgar GJ; Stuart-Smith RD

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2017Ben-Avraham D, Karasik D, Verghese J, Lunetta KL, Smith JA, et al., 'The complex genetics of gait speed: genome-wide meta-analysis approach', Aging, 9, (1) pp. 209-246. ISSN 1945-4589 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.18632/aging.101151 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Callisaya ML; McWhirter R; Srikanth VK

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2016Adams HHH, Verlinden VJA, Callisaya ML, van Duijn CM, Hofman A, et al., 'Heritability and genome-wide association analyses of human gait suggest contribution of common variants', Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 71, (6) pp. 740-746. ISSN 1079-5006 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glv081 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Callisaya ML; Srikanth V

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2016Buscot M-J, Magnussen CG, Juonala M, Pitkanen N, Lehtimaki T, et al., 'The combined effect of common genetic risk variants on circulating lipoproteins is evident in childhood: A longitudinal analysis of the cardiovascular risk in Young Finns Study', PLoS ONE, 11, (1) Article e0146081. ISSN 1932-6203 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146081 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Buscot M-J; Magnussen CG

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2016Cazaly E, Thomson R, Marthick JR, Holloway AF, Charlesworth J, et al., 'Comparison of pre-processing methodologies for Illumina 450k methylation array data in familial analyses', Clinical Epigenetics, 8, (1) Article 75. ISSN 1868-7083 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s13148-016-0241-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Cazaly E; Marthick JR; Holloway AF; Charlesworth J; Dickinson JL

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2016Matteini AM, Tanaka T, Karasik D, Atzmon G, Chou W-C, et al., 'GWAS analysis of handgrip and lower body strength in older adults in the CHARGE consortium', Aging Cell, 15, (5) pp. 792-800. ISSN 1474-9718 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/acel.12468 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Callisaya ML; Srikanth VK

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2016Soler GA, Edgar GJ, Stuart-Smith RD, Smith ADM, Thomson RJ, 'Predicting the diet of coastal fishes at a continental scale based on taxonomy and body size', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 480 pp. 1-7. ISSN 0022-0981 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2016.03.017 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Soler GA; Edgar GJ; Stuart-Smith RD

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2016Baker SC, Halpern CB, Wardlaw TJ, Kern C, Edgar GJ, et al., 'A cross-continental comparison of plant and beetle responses to retention of forest patches during timber harvest', Ecological Applications, 26, (8) pp. 2493-2504. ISSN 1051-0761 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/eap.1406 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Baker SC; Wardlaw TJ; Edgar GJ

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2015Chin SP, Marthick JR, West AC, Short AK, Chuckowree J, et al., 'Regulation of the ITGA2 gene by epigenetic mechanisms in prostate cancer', The Prostate, 75, (7) pp. 723-734. ISSN 0270-4137 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/pros.22954 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Chin SP; Marthick JR; West AC; Short AK; Chuckowree J; Polanowski AM; Holloway AF; Dickinson JL

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2015Davies G, Armstrong N, Bis JC, Blesser J, Chouraki V, et al., 'Genetic contributions to variation in general cognitive function: a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies in the CHARGE consortium (N = 53 949)', Molecular Psychiatry, 20, (2) pp. 183-192. ISSN 1359-4184 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/mp.2014.188 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 138Web of Science - 131

Co-authors: Srikanth V

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2015Debette S, Ibrahim Verbaas CA, Bressler J, Schuur M, Smith A, et al., 'Genome-wide Studies of Verbal Declarative Memory in Nondemented Older People: The Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology Consortium', Biological Psychiatry: A Journal of Psychiatric Research, 77, (8) pp. 749-763. ISSN 0006-3223 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2014.08.027 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 26

Co-authors: Srikanth V

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2015Hofer E, Cavalieri M, Bis JC, DeCarli C, Fornage M, et al., 'White matter lesion progression: genome-wide search for genetic influences', Stroke, 46, (11) pp. 3048-3057. ISSN 0039-2499 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.115.009252 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Srikanth V; Callisaya M

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2015Kelly RK, Thomson R, Smith KJ, Dwyer T, Venn A, et al., 'Factors affecting tracking of blood pressure from childhood to adulthood: the Childhood Determinants of Adult Health Study', Journal of Pediatrics, 167, (6) pp. 1422-1428. ISSN 0022-3476 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.07.055 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Kelly RK; Smith KJ; Dwyer T; Venn A; Magnussen CG

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2015Magnussen CG, Cheriyan S, Sabin MA, Juonala M, Koskinen J, et al., 'Continuous and dichotomous metabolic syndrome definitions in youth predict adult type 2 diabetes and carotid artery intima media thickness: the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study', Journal of Pediatrics, 171 pp. 97-103.e3. ISSN 0022-3476 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.10.093 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Magnussen CG; Cheriyan S

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2015Chauhan G, Adams HHH, Bis JC, Weinstein G, Yu L, et al., 'Association of Alzheimer's disease GWAS loci with MRI markers of brain aging', Neurobiology of Aging, 36, (4) pp. 1765.e7-1765.e16. ISSN 0197-4580 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2014.12.028 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 38Web of Science - 39

Co-authors: Srikanth V

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2015Stuart-Smith RD, Bates AE, Lefcheck JS, Duffy JE, Baker SC, et al., 'The potential of trait-based approaches to contribute to marine conservation', Marine Policy, 51 pp. 148-150. ISSN 0308-597X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2014.07.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Stuart-Smith RD; Baker SC; Stuart-Smith JF; Hill NA; Soler G; Strain EMA; Edgar GJ

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2015Nuotio J, Oikonen M, Magnussen CG, Viikari JSA, Hutri-Kahonen N, et al., 'Adult dyslipidemia prediction is improved by repeated measurements in childhood and young adulthood. The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study', Atherosclerosis, 239, (2) pp. 350-357. ISSN 0021-9150 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2015.02.004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Magnussen CG

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2014Bird TJ, Bates AE, Lefcheck JS, Hill NA, Thomson RJ, et al., 'Statistical solutions for error and bias in global citizen science datasets', Biological Conservation, 173 pp. 144-154. ISSN 0006-3207 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2013.07.037 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 113Web of Science - 107

Co-authors: Bird TJ; Bates AE; Hill NA; Edgar GJ; Stuart-Smith RD; Wotherspoon S; Stuart-Smith JF; Pecl GT; Barrett N; Frusher S

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2014McWhirter RE, Thomson RJ, Marthick JR, Rumbold AR, Brown MA, et al., 'Runs of homozygosity and a cluster of vulvar cancer in young Australian Aboriginal women', Gynecologic Oncology, 133, (3) pp. 421-426. ISSN 0090-8258 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2014.03.566 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: McWhirter RE; Marthick JR; Dickinson JL

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2014Thomson RJ, Hill NA, Leaper R, Ellis N, Pitcher CR, et al., 'Congruence in demersal fish, macroinvertebrate, and macroalgal community turnover on shallow temperate reefs', Ecological Applications, 24, (2) pp. 287-299. ISSN 1051-0761 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1890/12-1549.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Hill NA; Leaper R; Barrett NS; Edgar GJ

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2014Edgar GJ, Stuart-Smith RD, Willis TJ, Kininmonth SJ, Baker SC, et al., 'Global conservation outcomes depend on marine protected areas with five key features', Nature, 506, (7487) pp. 216-220. ISSN 0028-0836 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/nature13022 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 549Web of Science - 519

Co-authors: Edgar GJ; Stuart-Smith RD; Kininmonth SJ; Baker SC; Barrett NS; Berkhout J; Buxton CD; Cooper AT; Davey M; Soler G

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2013Martin KL, Blizzard L, Wood AG, Srikanth V, Thomson R, et al., 'Cognitive function, gait, and gait variability in older people: a population-based study', Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 68, (6) pp. 726-732. ISSN 1079-5006 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/gerona/gls224 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 72Web of Science - 71

Co-authors: Martin KL; Blizzard L; Srikanth V; Callisaya ML

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2013Martin KL, Blizzard L, Srikanth VK, Wood A, Thomson R, et al., 'Cognitive function modifies the effect of physiological function on the risk of multiple falls - a population-based study', Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 68, (9) pp. 1091-1097. ISSN 1079-5006 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glt010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 36Web of Science - 33

Co-authors: Martin KL; Blizzard L; Srikanth VK; Callisaya ML

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2013Stuart-Smith RD, Bates AE, Lefcheck JS, Duffy JE, Baker SC, et al., 'Integrating abundance and functional traits reveals new global hotspots of fish diversity', Nature, 501 pp. 539-542. ISSN 0028-0836 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/nature12529 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 197Web of Science - 181

Co-authors: Stuart-Smith RD; Bates AE; Baker SC; Stuart-Smith JF; Hill NA; Soler GA; Edgar GJ

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2013Strain EMA, Johnson CR, Thomson RJ, 'Effects of a range-expanding sea urchin on behaviour of commercially fished abalone', PLoS ONE, 8, (9) Article e73477. ISSN 1932-6203 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0073477 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Strain EMA; Johnson CR

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2012Bis JC, Decarli C, Smith AV, Van Der Lijn F, Crivello F, et al., 'Common variants at 12q14 and 12q24 are associated with hippocampal volume', Nature Genetics, 44, (5) pp. 545-551. ISSN 1061-4036 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/ng.2237 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 143Web of Science - 140

Co-authors: Srikanth V; Stankovich J

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2012Magnussen CG, Koskinen J, Juonala M, Chen W, Srinivasan SR, et al., 'A diagnosis of the Metabolic Syndrome in youth that resolves by adult life is associated with a normalization of high Carotid Intima-Media Thickness and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Risk: the Bogalusa heart and cardiovascular risk in Young Finns Studies', Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 60, (17) pp. 1631-1639. ISSN 0735-1097 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2012.05.056 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 54Web of Science - 52

Co-authors: Magnussen CG

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2012Wurtz P, Raiko JR, Magnussen CG, Soininen P, Kangas AJ, et al., 'High-throughput quantification of circulating metabolites improves prediction of subclinical atherosclerosis', European Heart Journal, 33, (18) pp. 2307-2316. ISSN 1522-9645 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehs020 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 59Web of Science - 51

Co-authors: Magnussen CG

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2011Juonala M, Juhola J, Magnussen CG, Wurtz P, Viikari JSA, et al., 'Childhood Environmental and Genetic Predictors of Adulthood Obesity: The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study', Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 96, (9) pp. E1542-E1549. ISSN 0021-972X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1210/jc.2011-1243 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 49Web of Science - 43

Co-authors: Magnussen CG

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2011Leaper R, Hill Nicole, Edgar GJ, Ellis N, Lawrence E, et al., 'Predictions of beta diversity for reef macroalgae across southeastern Australia', Ecosphere, 2, (7) Article 73. ISSN 2150-8925 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1890/ES11-00089.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Leaper R; Hill Nicole; Edgar GJ; Barrett NS

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2011Magnussen CG, Thomson R, Cleland VJ, Ukoumunne OC, Dwyer T, et al., 'Factors Affecting the Stability of Blood Lipid and Lipoprotein Levels From Youth to Adulthood: Evidence from the Childhood Determinants of Adult Health Study', Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 165, (1) pp. 68-76. ISSN 1072-4710 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1001/archpediatrics.2010.246 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 24

Co-authors: Magnussen CG; Cleland VJ; Venn A

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2011Magnussen CG, Thomson R, Juonala M, Viikari JSA, Dwyer T, et al., 'Use of B-Mode Ultrasound to Examine Preclinical Markers of Atherosclerosis: Image Quality May Bias Associations Between Adiposity and Measures of Vascular Structure and Function ', Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 30, (3) pp. 363-369. ISSN 0278-4297 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.7863/jum.2011.30.3.363 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Magnussen CG; Venn A

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2011Martin K, Blizzard L, Garry M, Thomson R, McGinley J, et al., 'Gait initiation in older people - Time to first lateral movement may be the measure of choice', Gait and Posture, 34, (3) pp. 374-378. ISSN 1879-2219 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2011.06.004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6

Co-authors: Martin K; Blizzard L; Garry M; Srikanth V

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2011Tegg EM, Thomson RJ, Stankovich JM, Banks A, Marsden KA, et al., 'Anticipation in familial hematologic malignancies', Blood, 117, (4) pp. 1308-1310. ISSN 0006-4971 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1182/blood-2010-07-296475 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Tegg EM; Stankovich JM; Banks A; Marsden KA; Lowenthal RM; Foote SJ; Dickinson JL

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2011Wei S, Jones G, Thomson R, Dwyer T, Venn A, 'Oral contraceptive use and bone mass in women aged 26-36 years', Osteoporosis International, 22, (1) pp. 351-355. ISSN 0937-941X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00198-010-1180-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Wei S; Jones G; Venn A

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2010Jordan HL, Hopper JL, Thomson RJ, Kavanagh AM, Gertig DM, et al., 'Influence of high-dose estrogen exposure during adolescence on mammographic density for age in adulthood', Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, 19, (1) pp. 121-129. ISSN 1055-9965 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-09-0434 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Venn AJ

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2010Phasukkijwatana N, Kunhapan B, Stankovich J, Chuenkongkaew WL, Thomson R, et al., 'Genome-wide linkage scan and association study of PARL to the expression of LHON families in Thailand ', Human Genetics, 128, (1) pp. 39-49. ISSN 0340-6717 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00439-010-0821-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 36Web of Science - 33

Co-authors: Stankovich J

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2010Raiko JRH, Magnussen CG, Kivimaki M, Taittonen L, Laitinen T, et al., 'Cardiovascular risk scores in the prediction of subclinical atherosclerosis in young adults: evidence from the cardiovascular risk in a young Finns study ', European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation, 17, (5) pp. 549-555. ISSN 1741-8267 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1097/HJR.0b013e3283386419 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Magnussen CG

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2010Tegg EM, Thomson RJ, Stankovich J, Banks A, Flowers C, et al., 'Evidence for a common genetic aetiology in high-risk families with multiple haematological malignancy subtypes ', British Journal of Haematology, 150, (4) pp. 456-462. ISSN 0007-1048 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2141.2010.08267.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Tegg EM; Stankovich J; Banks A; Flowers C; McWhirter R; Panton J; Piaszczyk A; Bahlo M; Marsden KA; Lowenthal RM; Foote SJ; Dickinson JL

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2010Wei S, Jones G, Thomson R, Otahal P, Dwyer T, et al., 'Menstrual irregularity and bone mass in premenopausal women: Cross-sectional associations with testosterone and SHBG ', BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 11, (288) EJ ISSN 1471-2474 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2474-11-288 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Wei S; Jones G; Otahal P; Venn A

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2010Magnussen CG, Koskinen J, Chen W, Thomson R, Schmidt MD, et al., 'Pediatric metabolic syndrome predicts adulthood metabolic syndrome, subclinical atherosclerosis, and Type 2 diabetes mellitus but is no better than body mass index alone - the Bogalusa heart study and the cardiovascular risk in young Finns study ', Circulation , 122, (16) pp. 1604-1611. ISSN 0009-7322 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.110.940809 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 151Web of Science - 138

Co-authors: Magnussen CG; Schmidt MD

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2009Dickinson JL, Perera DI, van der Mei AF, Ponsonby AL, Polanowski AM, et al., 'Past environmental sun exposure and risk of multiple sclerosis: a role for the Cdx-2 Vitamin D receptor variant in this interaction ', Multiple Sclerosis, 15, (5) pp. 563-570. ISSN 1352-4585 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1352458509102459 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 63Web of Science - 57

Co-authors: Dickinson JL; Perera DI; van der Mei AF; Ponsonby AL; Polanowski AM; Taylor BV; Stankovich J; Dwyer T

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2009Fitzgerald LM, Patterson B, Thomson RJ, Polanowski AM, Quinn SJ, et al., 'Identification of a prostate cancer susceptibility gene on chromosome 5p13q12 associated with risk of both familial and sporadic disease', European Journal of Human Genetics, 17 pp. 368-377. ISSN 1018-4813 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/ejhg.2008.171 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 21

Co-authors: Fitzgerald LM; Patterson B; Polanowski AM; Quinn SJ; Mackey DA; Dwyer T; Foote SJ; Stankovich J; McKay JD; Dickinson JL

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2009Magnussen CG, Venn A, Thomson R, Juonala M, Srinavasan SR, et al., 'The Association of Pediatric Low- and High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Dyslipidemia Classifications and Change in Dyslipidemia Status With Carotid Intima-Media Thickness in Adulthood ', American College of Cardiology. Journal, 53, (10) pp. 860-869. ISSN 0735-1097 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2008.09.061 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 102Web of Science - 98

Co-authors: Magnussen CG; Venn A

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2009Martin K, Thomson R, Blizzard L, Wood A, Garry M, et al., 'Visuospatial Ability and Memory Are Associated with Falls Risk in Older People A Population-Based Study', Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 27, (5) pp. 451-457. ISSN 1420-8008 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1159/000216840 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 39

Co-authors: Martin K; Blizzard L; Garry M; Srikanth V

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2008Albers CA, Stankovich J, Thomson Russell, Bahlo M, Kappen HJ, 'Multipoint approximations of identity-by-descent probabilities for accurate linkage analysis of distantly related individuals', American Journal of Human Genetics, 82, (3) pp. 607-622. ISSN 0002-9297 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2007.12.016 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Stankovich J

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2008Dwyer T, Magnussen CG, Schmidt MD, Ukoumunne OC, Ponsonby AL, et al., 'Decline in Physical Fitness From Childhood to Adulthood Associated With Increased Obesity and Insulin Resistance in Adults ', Diabetes Care, 32, (4) pp. 683-687 . ISSN 0149-5992 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2337/dc08-1638 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 73Web of Science - 61

Co-authors: Dwyer T; Magnussen CG; Schmidt MD; Ponsonby AL; Cleland V; Venn A

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2008Dwyer T, Van der Mei IAF, Ponsonby AL, Taylor BVM, Stankovich J, et al., 'Melanocortin 1 receptor genotype, past environmental sun exposure, and risk of multiple sclerosis', Neurology, 71, (8) pp. 583-589. ISSN 0028-3878 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1212/01.wnl.0000323928.57408.93 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 34Web of Science - 33

Co-authors: Dwyer T; Van der Mei IAF; Ponsonby AL; Taylor BVM; Stankovich J; Polanowski AM; Dickinson JL

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2008Fitzgerald LM, Thomson RJ, Polanowski AM, Patterson B, McKay JD, et al., 'Sequence variants of α-methylacyl-CoA racemase are associated with prostate cancer risk: A replication study in an ethnically homogeneous population', The Prostate, 68, (13) pp. 1373-1379. ISSN 0270-4137 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/pros.20798 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Fitzgerald LM; Polanowski AM; Patterson B; Stankovich J; Dickinson JL

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2008Magnussen CG, Raitakari OT, Thomson R, Juonala M, Patel DA, et al., 'Utility of Currently Recommended Pediatric Dyslipidemia Classifications in Predicting Dyslipidemia in Adulthood', Circulation, 117, (1) pp. 32-42. ISSN 0009-7322 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.107.718981 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 104Web of Science - 90

Co-authors: Magnussen CG; Venn A

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2008Schmidt MD, Cleland V, Thomson RJ, Dwyer T, Venn A, 'A Comparison of Subjective and Objective Measures of Physical Activity and Fitness in Identifying Associations with Cardiometabolic Risk Factors', Annals of Epidemiology, 18, (5) pp. 378-386. ISSN 1047-2797 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2008.01.005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 62Web of Science - 55

Co-authors: Schmidt MD; Cleland V; Venn A

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2007Jordan HL, Bruinsma FJ, Thomson RJ, Amir LH, Werther GA, et al., 'Adolescent exposure to high-dose estrogen and subsequent effects on lactation', Reproductive Toxicology , 24, (3-4) pp. 397-402. ISSN 0890-6238 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.reprotox.2007.04.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Venn A

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2007Thomson Russell, Quinn SJ, McKay JD, Silver J, Bahlo M, et al., 'The advantages of dense marker sets for linkage analysis with very large families', Human Genetics, 121, (3-4) pp. 459-468. ISSN 0340-6717 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00439-007-0323-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Quinn SJ; McKay JD; Fitzgerald LM; Foote SJ; Dickinson JL; Stankovich J

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2007Venn A, Thomson R, Schmidt M, Cleland V, Curry BA, et al., 'In Reply: Overweight and obesity from childhood to adulthood: a follow-up of participants in the 1985 Australian Schools Health and Fitness Survey', Medical Journal of Australia, 187 pp. 314-315. ISSN 0025-729X (2007) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Co-authors: Venn A; Schmidt M; Cleland V; Curry BA; Gennat H

2007Venn A, Thomson Russell, Schmidt MD, Cleland V, Curry BA, et al., 'Overweight and obesity from childhood to adulthood: a follow-up of participants in the 1985 Australian Schools Health and Fitness Survey', Medical Journal of Australia, 186, (9) pp. 458-460. ISSN 0025-729X (2007) [Refereed Article]

PMID: 17484707 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 157Web of Science - 145

Co-authors: Venn A; Schmidt MD; Cleland V; Curry BA; Gennat HC; Dwyer T

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2006Baker SC, Richardson AMM, Barmuta LA, Thomson RJ, 'Why conservation reserves should not always be concentrated in riparian areas: A study of ground-dwelling beetles in wet eucalypt forest', Biological Conservation, 133, (2) pp. 156-168. ISSN 0006-3207 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2006.05.029 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Baker SC; Richardson AMM; Barmuta LA

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2005Stankovich J, Bahlo M, Rubio JP, Wilkinson CR, Thomson RJ, et al., 'Identifying nineteenth century genealogical links from genotypes', Human Genetics, 117, (2-3) pp. 188-199. ISSN 0340-6717 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00439-005-1279-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Stankovich J; Banks A; Foote SJ

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2004Elso CM, Roberts LJ, Smyth GK, Thomson Russell, Baldwin TM, et al., 'Leishmaniasis host response loci (Imr1-3) modify disease severity through a Th1/Th2-independent pathway', Genes and Immunity, 5, (2) pp. 93-100. ISSN 1466-4879 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/sj.gene.6364042 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 62Web of Science - 57

Co-authors: Foote SJ

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2003de Koning-Ward TF, O'Donell RA, Drew DR, Thomson RJ, Speed TP, et al., 'A new rodent model to assess blood stage immunity to the plasmodium falciparum antigen merozoite surface protein 119 reveals a protective role for invasion inhibitory antibodies', Journal of Experimental Medicine, 198, (6) pp. 869-875. ISSN 0022-1007 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1084/jem.20030085 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 71Web of Science - 70

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2000Thomson RJ, Pritchard JK, Shen P, Oefner PJ, Feldman MW, 'Recent common ancestry of human Y chromosomes: evidence from DNA sequence data', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 97, (13) pp. 7360-7365. ISSN 0027-8424 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.97.13.7360 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 225Web of Science - 216

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1998Thomson RJ, 'Ages of mutations on a coalescent tree', Mathematical Biosciences, 153, (1) pp. 41-61. ISSN 0025-5564 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0025-5564(98)10029-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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Conference Publication

(14 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Lin R, Perreau V, Glazov E, McMorran B, Bahlo M, et al., 'Searching for rare variants conferring susceptibility to multiple sclerosis', Multiple Sclerosis Journal; Progress in MS Research Conference, 2011, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 701-702; Vol 18. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: McMorran B; Foote S; Charlesworth J; Taylor B; Stankovich J

2011Hill N, Thomson RJ, Barrett NS, Edgar GJ, Leaper R, 'Predicting beta diversity in the marine environment: algal diversity patterns and their relationship with environmental variables on shallow subtidal reefs across southern Australia', University of Plymouth, 26-30 June 2011, Plymouth UK (2011) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Hill N; Barrett NS; Edgar GJ; Leaper R

2011Hill Nicole, Leaper R, Edgar GJ, Ellis N, Lawrence E, et al., 'Predicting patterns of beta diversity on shallow, temperate reefs', University of Aberdeen, 26-30th September 2011, Aberdeen, Scotland, pp. 19. (2011) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Hill Nicole; Leaper R; Edgar GJ; Barrett NS

2011Tegg E, Stankovich J, Thomson R, Perera D, Marsden K, et al., 'Whole genome sequencing of CLL case', GeneMappers, April, Hobart, Australia (2011) [Keynote Presentation]

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Co-authors: Tegg E; Stankovich J; Perera D; Marsden K; Lowenthal R; Flowers C; Banks A; Piaszczyk A; Foote S; Dickinson JL

2011Dickinson J, Stankovich J, Thomson R, Tegg E, Marsden K, et al., 'Identification of Susceptibility Genes for Haematological Maligancies', GeneMappers, April, Hobart, Australia (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Dickinson J; Stankovich J; Tegg E; Marsden K; Lowenthal R; Flowers C; Banks A; Piaszczyk A; Foote S

2010Hill Nicole, Leaper R, Thomson Russell, Edgar GJ, Barrett NS, et al., 'Predicting temperate reef biodiversity: A South Australian example', University of Wollongong, 4-8 July 2010, Wollongong NSW, pp. 105. ISBN 978-0-9587185-5-4 (2010) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Hill Nicole; Leaper R; Edgar GJ; Barrett NS

2010Patterson B, Short A, Polanowski AM, Marthick JR, Thomson R, et al., 'A role for integrin alpha 2 in familial prostate cancer susceptibility', kConFab: Familial Aspects of Cancer: Research and Practice, August, Kingscliff, Queensland (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Patterson B; Short A; Polanowski AM; Marthick JR; Stankovich J; Dickinson JL

2010Tegg E, Stankovich J, Thomson R, Perera D, Marsden K, et al., 'Familial Haematological malignancies: The Tasmanian experience', Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand, Australia and New Zealand Society for Blood Transfusion & Australasian Society for Thrombosis and Homeostasis (2010) [Keynote Presentation]

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Co-authors: Tegg E; Stankovich J; Perera D; Marsden K; Lowenthal R; Flowers C; Banks A; Piaszczyk A; Foote S; Dickinson J

2009Tegg E, Stankovich J, Thomson R, Perera D, Marsden K, et al., 'Familial Haematological Malignancies', GeneMappers (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Tegg E; Stankovich J; Perera D; Marsden K; Lowenthal R; Flowers C; Banks A; Piaszczyk A; Foote S; Dickinson J

2007Perera D, Tegg E, Stankovich J, Thomson R, Silver J, et al., 'Linkage analysis of a large Tasmanian haematological cancer family', GeneMappers (2007) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Perera D; Tegg E; Stankovich J; Marsden K; Lowenthal R; Flowers C; Banks A; Piaszczyk A; Foote S; Dickinson J

2007Tegg E, Stankovich J, Thomson R, Perera D, Marsden K, et al., 'The Tasmanian familial leukaemia and lymphoma research study', Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand, Australia and New Zealand Society for Blood Transfusion & Australasian Society for Thrombosis and Homeostasis (2007) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Tegg E; Stankovich J; Perera D; Marsden K; Lowenthal R; Flowers C; Banks A; Piaszczyk A; Foote S; Dickinson J

2007Tegg E, Stankovich J, Thomson R, Perera D, Marsden K, et al., 'The Tasmanian familial leukaemia and lymphoma research study', GeneMappers (2007) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Tegg E; Stankovich J; Perera D; Marsden K; Lowenthal R; Flowers C; Banks A; Piaszczyk A; Foote S; Dickinson J

2006Dickinson J, Thomson R, Patterson B, Polanowski A, Stankovich J, et al., 'Prostate Cancer Sun Exposure and Genes Modifying Risk', 11th International Congress of Human Genetics, 6-10th August, Brisbane, Australia (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Dickinson J; Polanowski A; Stankovich J; Fryer J; Blizzard L

2005Dickinson JL, Patterson B, Polanowski A, Thomson R, Dwyer T, et al., 'Prostate Cancer: Sun Exposure and Genes Modifying Risk', American Society of Human Genetics Conference, October, Salt Lake City, Utah (2005) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Dickinson JL; Patterson B; Polanowski A; Blizzard L; Fryer J; McKay J

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Lyle JM, Hill N, Barrett NS, Lucieer VL, Thomson R, et al., 'Tasmania's coastal reefs: deep reef habitats and significance for finfish production and biodiversity', Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Hobart, 2014/012 (2017) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Lyle JM; Hill N; Barrett NS; Lucieer VL; Hulls J; Ewing GP

Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Edgar GJ, Stuart-Smith RD, Thomson R, Freeman D, Southwood P, 'Reef Life Survey assessment of biodiversity in northern New Zealand marine reserves and associated coastlines', Report for New Zealand Department of Conservation, Aquenal Pty Ltd and Reef Life Survey Inc., Hobart, Tasmania (2013) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Edgar GJ; Stuart-Smith RD

Grants & Funding

Russell is CIA on a prestigious grant from the National Health & Medical Research Council, worth $700,000+.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

15

Total funding

$3,299,533

Projects

A vulvar cancer cluster caused by genetic susceptibility: investigating the genetic mechanism (2014 - 2016)$1,116,905
Description
Cancer of the vulva is 70 times more common in young Aboriginal women in Arnhem Land than in other women. Human Papillomavirus (HPV), which also causes cervical cancer, is the usual cause of this cancer; initial investigations have found that HPV is present in these cancers but is not the reason for the excessive incidence. This study will investigate inherited risk factors contributing to the development of this diseasein this population.
Funding
National Health & Medical Research Council ($1,116,905)
Scheme
Grant-Project
Administered By
Menzies School of Health Research
Research Team
Condon J; Dickinson JL; McWhirter R; Rumbold A; Thomson RJ; Boyle J; Garvey G; Markey P
Period
2014 - 2016
Grant Reference
1060187
Familial Haematological Malignancies: understanding the role of inherited causative factors (2014)$20,000
Description
Genetic factors are known to contribute to the risk of developing haematological malignancies, however to date the underlying genetic drivers of disease development remain largely unknown. Knowing the causative genes is not only important in understanding the disease process but also provides a range of benefits in the diagnosis, development of tailored treatments, and identification of new targets for therapy. Studying families with multiple cases of these diseases is a powerful approach used to identify the causative genes.
Funding
Cancer Council of Tasmania ($20,000)
Scheme
Grant-Cancer Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dickinson JL; Charlesworth JC; Foote SJ; Thomson RJ; Holloway AF; Lowenthal RM
Year
2014
Combining deep sequencing and linkage approaches to identify rare variants contributing to familial prostate cancers (2013 - 2014)$35,000
Funding
Cancer Council of Tasmania ($35,000)
Scheme
Grant-Cancer Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dickinson JL; Thomson RJ; Charlesworth JC; Holloway AF; Jarman SN
Period
2013 - 2014
Genetic aetiology of familial haematological malignancies (2013 - 2014)$35,000
Description
The project outlines the genetic analysis of a rare resource, utilising high density SNP genotyping to perform familial linkage analysis of twelve large families. It will identify genes predisposing to haematological malignancies in a novel dataset.
Funding
Cancer Council of Tasmania ($35,000)
Scheme
Grant-Cancer Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dickinson JL; Charlesworth JC; Thomson RJ; Lowenthal RM
Period
2013 - 2014
Prostate cancer risk variants in integrin genes & their role in prostate cancer development (2012)$49,362
Funding
Cancer Council of Tasmania ($49,362)
Scheme
Grant-Cancer Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dickinson JL; Holloway AF; McMorran BJ; Thomson RJ
Year
2012
To search for genetic causes of renal disease in the Tiwi Island Aboriginal population (2012 - 2014)$613,169
Funding
National Health & Medical Research Council ($613,169)
Scheme
Grant-Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Thomson RJ; Hoy W; McMorran BJ; Jose MD; Hilder EF; Charlesworth JC
Period
2012 - 2014
Grant Reference
1024207
2012: International Statistical Ecology Conference, Norway (2012)$1,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($1,000)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Thomson RJ
Year
2012
A vulvar cancer cluster in young Indigenous women in Arnhem Land: investigation of community knowledge, genetic susceptibility and supportive care response (2011 - 2012)$692,042
Funding
National Health & Medical Research Council ($692,042)
Scheme
Grant-Project
Administered By
Menzies School of Health Research
Research Team
Condon J; McGrath Pam; Rumbold A; Davy M; Tabrizi S; Jamieson S; Taylor-Thomson D; Dickinson JL; Thomson RJ
Period
2011 - 2012
Grant Reference
1003817
Prostate cancer risk variants in integrin genes and their role in tumour development (2011)$10,000
Funding
Cancer Council of Tasmania ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-Cancer Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dickinson JL; Holloway AF; McMorran BJ; Patterson B; Thomson RJ
Year
2011
Identification of susceptibility genes for familial haematological malignancies (2011)$91,224
Funding
Leukaemia Foundation ($91,224)
Scheme
Grant-In-Aid
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dickinson JL; Foote SJ; Stankovich J; Lowenthal RM; Thomson RJ; Tegg EM; Charlesworth JC; Marsden KA
Year
2011
Tasmanian familial haematological malignancy research study (2011)$50,000
Funding
Pfizer ($50,000)
Scheme
Grant-Cancer Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Tegg EM; Lowenthal RM; Foote SJ; Dickinson JL; Thomson RJ; Stankovich J; Marsden KA
Year
2011
Identification of susceptibility genes for haematological malignancies (2010)$35,000
Funding
David Collins Leukaemia Foundation ($35,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dickinson JL; Foote SJ; Stankovich J; Lowenthal RM; Thomson RJ; Bahlo M; Marsden KA
Year
2010
Investigating the genetics of familial haematological cancers in Tasmania (2009)$29,132
Funding
David Collins Leukaemia Foundation ($29,132)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dickinson JL; Foote SJ; Tegg EM; Stankovich J; Lowenthal RM; Marsden KA; Thomson RJ; Bahlo M
Year
2009
Integrative genomic approaches to understanding the genetics of prostate cancer (2009 - 2011)$515,699
Description
The aims of this project are to: 1) examine the contribution of 14 recently identified prostate cancer susceptibility loci to risk of disease in the Tasmanian Familial and Sporadic Prostate Cancer datasets; 2) perform genome-wide linkage analysis of selected large families with an increased incidence of prostate cancer to identify new cancer susceptibility loci; 3) examine these loci in the context of the results obtained from Aims 1-3; 4) prioritise genes lying within candidate intervals using a variety of expression and genomic techniques alongside bioinformatic approaches; and 5) continue to expand the Tasmanian Prostate Cancer Dataset using Tasmanian Cancer Registry records and the Menzies Genealogical Database.
Funding
Cancer Australia ($515,699)
Scheme
Grant-Priority-driven Collab. Cancer Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dickinson JL; Foote SJ; Charlesworth JC; Thomson RJ; Bahlo M
Period
2009 - 2011
A course in computational and statistical skills for medical genetics researchers (2006)$6,000
Funding
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade ($6,000)
Scheme
Grant-Australia-Thailand Institute
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Stankovich J; Thomson RJ
Year
2006

Research Supervision

Russell has been co-supervisor for three PhD candidates and one Honours student who have all successfully completed their theses in the allotted time. He is currently the primary supervisor for one PhD candidate and co-supervisor for four other PhD candidates.

Completed

7

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDLongitudinal Analysis Techniques in Epidemiology: How prospective cohort data can be used to understand pathways to cardiometabolic disease outcomes
Candidate: Marie-Jeanne Buscot
2017
PhDGenetic and Systemic Factors in Knee Osteoarthritis and its Symptoms
Candidate: Feng Pan
2017
PhDEpigenomic and Genomic Analysis of Familial Prostate Cancer
Candidate: Emma Cazaly
2017
PhDFactors Influencing Fish Diets in Reef Food Webs
Candidate: German Andres Soler
2016
PhDLung Function and Cardiovascular Risk in Young Adults
Candidate: Beverley Anne Curry
2012
PhDReproductive Factors and their Associations with Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis in Women
Candidate: Shuying Wei
2012
PhDAn Examination of the Relationship between Gait, Cognition and Risk of Falling in an Older Population Based Sample
Candidate: Kara Louise Martin
2011