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Kristen Hynes

Research Fellow
Menzies Institute for Medical Research

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Dr Kristen Hynes is a Research Fellow at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research. Her research interest is iodine nutrition, particularly the impact of mild iodine deficiency in the Tasmanian population and its adverse impacts during pregnancy and childhood and subsequent effects on educational attainment. It is her goal that research on iodine deficiency lead to the complete elimination of this preventable condition and its associated adverse outcomes in the Tasmanian population.

Biography

Kristen's field of expertise is the epidemiology of iodine nutrition and deficiency, particularly its adverse impacts during gestation and childhood. She is interested in the long-term consequences of mild iodine deficiency on the neurodevelopment of the foetus and the subsequent long-term detrimental effects on educational attainment.

She has worked at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research since 1996; starting as a research assistant working in the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Population Based Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Programmes. She has extensive experience in the conduct of community-based research projects, having developed, managed and reported on a wide-range of studies from a number of different health themes, including cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal conditions and environmental health.

With respect to iodine research she was the project designer and coordinator of the 1998-9 and 2000-01 Iodine Status of Tasmanian Primary School Children surveys; she authored the project reports for the Department of Health and Human Services and a peer-reviewed paper on the findings. She also coordinated the 2000-01 Iodine Family Study in collaboration with Royal Hobart Hospital endocrinologist Professor John Burgess, co-authoring a paper.

Iodine research in Tasmania undertaken by Kristen and her colleagues over the past 15 years has made significant contributions to the field both nationally and internationally and has resulted in changes to public health policy and outcomes. This includes contributions leading to state (2001) and national (2009) programs of bread iodisation which have resulted in a positive change in the iodine status of the Tasmanian population.

Her current work continues the association with Professors Burgess and Hay, investigating further the relationship between mild gestational iodine deficiency and subsequent poorer educational attainment in childhood. She is also collaborating with Ms Judy Seal and Associate Professor Karen Charlton, nutritionists from the Tasmanian State Department of Health and Human Services and the University of Wollongong respectively, to investigate iodine nutrition among pregnant and breastfeeding Tasmanian women.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Tasmania, Australia, 1999
  • Graduate Diploma (Clinical Epidemiology), University of Newcastle, Australia, 2009

Administrative expertise

Kristen has extensive expertise in the management of large projects, having designed and coordinated more than 20 large epidemiological studies at the Institute, encompassing the fields of cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal health, kidney health and public health and primary care.

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Expertise

  • Iodine nutrition

Research Themes

It is well established that severe iodine deficiency during pregnancy can lead to serious motor, cognitive and auditory deficits. Kristen's team have highlighted that even mild iodine deficiency during pregnancy can have adverse outcomes for the offspring. The team are currently investigating whether the differences are due to attenuation of hearing and auditory processing which have come about due to low iodine levels impacting on the neurodevelopment of the foetus. Their TasCHILD study continues to follow children from the earlier study into adolescence to investigate aspects of auditory function and language development to help explain the observed association between in adequate iodine in utero and subsequent poorer school performance.

Kristen's research aligns to the University's research theme of Better Health. Her research interests relate to understanding the adverse impacts of mild iodine deficiency, particularly during gestation and early life, on educational attainment. Kristen's team have recently reported that mild iodine deficiency in a cohort of pregnant Tasmanian women was linked to poorer performance in National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) and other educational outcome assessments. Children whose mother's had insufficient iodine during pregnancy had worse outcomes in a range of literacy tests when compared with children whose mothers had adequate iodine.

She is also investigating the current iodine status and knowledge of iodine nutrition among pregnant and breastfeeding Tasmanian women. Despite improvements in iodine nutrition in the general population following iodisation of bread, there is evidence that pregnant and breastfeeding women and their babies, are still at risk of iodine deficiency. This is due in part to the increased demand for iodine that pregnancy and breastfeeding impose on the mother. Recognition that pregnant and breastfeeding women would still not receive adequate iodine following bread fortification, the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) made a recommendation in 2010 that all pregnant and breastfeeding women take a daily iodine supplement. The Tasmanian Women Iodine Nutrition Knowledge (TWINK) Study will determine whether women are receiving adequate dietary iodine to prevent the adverse outcomes of iodine deficiency, their intake of iodine supplements and, the level and source of their understanding of the importance of adequate iodine nutrition for their child's optimal brain development.

Collaboration

Kristen is part of multidisciplinary team of researchers, known as the Tasmanian Iodine Nutrition Collaboration (TasINC), who are investigating the importance of adequate iodine nutrition. The team include Professor John Burgess (UTas School of Medicine and Royal Hobart Hospital Endocrinologist), Professor Ian Hay (Utas Faculty of Education) and Ms Judy Seal (Principal Public Health Nutritionist at the State Department of Health and Human Services). The team has links with the State Department of Education and collaborations with Assoc. Prof. Karen Charlton (University of Wollongong) and Dr Sharon Cameron (National Acoustic Laboratories).

Awards

  • Ten of the Best Awards (Menzies Institute for Medical Research) for research paper titled Mild iodine deficiency during pregnancy is associated with reduced educational outcomes in the offspring: 9-year follow-up of the gestational iodine cohort, 2013

Current projects

Current research projects include:

  • TasCHILD Pilot Study – Tasmanian Children's Hearing, Iodine and Literacy Development Study
  • (TWINK) Study – Tasmanian Women Iodine Nutrition Knowledge Study

Fields of Research

  • Epidemiology (420299)
  • Rheumatology and arthritis (320223)
  • Endocrinology (320208)
  • Nutrition and dietetics (321099)
  • Public health nutrition (321005)
  • Health services and systems (420399)
  • Other education (399999)
  • Special education and disability (390411)
  • Central nervous system (320903)
  • Occupational and workplace health and safety (350505)
  • Clinical sciences (320299)
  • Primary health care (420319)
  • Separation science (340109)
  • Nutritional epidemiology (420208)
  • Health informatics and information systems (420308)
  • Sport and exercise nutrition (321006)
  • Medicinal and biomolecular chemistry (340499)
  • Reproductive medicine (321599)

Research Objectives

  • Clinical health (200199)
  • Nutrition (200410)
  • Neonatal and child health (200506)
  • Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health) (200599)
  • Other health (209999)
  • Learner and learning (160199)
  • Evaluation of health outcomes (200202)
  • Women's and maternal health (200509)
  • Inclusive education (160203)
  • Preventive medicine (200412)
  • Health education and promotion (200203)
  • Disease distribution and transmission (incl. surveillance and response) (200404)
  • Health surveillance (200303)
  • Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions (200101)
  • Public health (excl. specific population health) (200499)
  • Other education and training (169999)

Publications

Kristen has authored a number of peer-reviewed papers from her iodine research, including articles in the prestigious Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; and was invited to contribute chapters to two international publications, the Comprehensive Handbook on Iodine: Nutritional, Biochemical, Pathological and Therapeutic Aspects and Prenatal and Childhood Nutrition. Evaluating the Neurocongitive Connections.

Total publications

52

Highlighted publications

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YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2013Journal ArticleHynes KL, Otahal P, Hay I, Burgess JR, 'Mild Iodine Deficiency During Pregnancy Is Associated With Reduced Educational Outcomes in the Offspring: 9-Year Follow-up of the Gestational Iodine Cohort', Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 98, (5) pp. 1954-1962. ISSN 0021-972X (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1210/jc.2012-4249 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 191Web of Science - 177

Co-authors: Otahal P; Hay I; Burgess JR

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Journal Article

(18 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Hay I, Hynes KL, Burgess J, 'Mild-to-moderate gestational iodine deficiency processing disorder', Nutrients, 11, (9) Article 1974. ISSN 2072-6643 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/nu11091974 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Hay I; Burgess J

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2019Hynes KL, Seal JA, Otahal P, Oddy WH, Burgess JR, 'Women remain at risk of iodine deficiency during pregnancy: the importance of iodine supplementation before conception and throughout gestation', Nutrients, 11, (1) Article 172. ISSN 2072-6643 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/nu11010172 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Otahal P; Oddy WH; Burgess JR

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2018Hynes KL, Seal JA, Otahal P, Reardon MA, Burgess JR, 'Iodine adequacy in Tasmania sustained after 7 years of mandatory bread fortification', Medical Journal of Australia, 208, (3) pp. 126. ISSN 0025-729X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5694/mja17.00603 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Otahal P; Burgess JR

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2017Hynes KL, Otahal P, Burgess JR, Oddy WH, Hay I, 'Reduced educational outcomes persist into adolescence following mild iodine deficiency in utero, despite adequacy in childhood: 15-year follow-up of the gestational iodine cohort investigating auditory processing speed and working memory', Nutrients, 9, (12) Article 1354. ISSN 2072-6643 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/nu9121354 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 26

Co-authors: Otahal P; Burgess JR; Oddy WH; Hay I

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2016Hill CL, March LM, Aitken D, Lester SE, Battersby R, et al., 'Fish oil in knee osteoarthritis: a randomised clinical trial of low dose versus high dose', Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 75, (1) pp. 23-29. ISSN 1468-2060 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2014-207169 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 56Web of Science - 47

Co-authors: Aitken D; Jones G

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2013Hynes KL, Otahal P, Hay I, Burgess JR, 'Mild Iodine Deficiency During Pregnancy Is Associated With Reduced Educational Outcomes in the Offspring: 9-Year Follow-up of the Gestational Iodine Cohort', Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 98, (5) pp. 1954-1962. ISSN 0021-972X (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1210/jc.2012-4249 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 191Web of Science - 177

Co-authors: Otahal P; Hay I; Burgess JR

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2013Jones G, Hynes KL, Dwyer T, 'The association between breastfeeding, maternal smoking in utero, and birth weight with bone mass and fractures in adolescents: a 16-year longitudinal study', Osteoporosis International, 24, (5) pp. 1605-1611. ISSN 1433-2965 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00198-012-2207-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 27

Co-authors: Jones G

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2010Morley R, Dwyer T, Hynes KL, Cochrane J, Ponsonby AL, et al., 'Maternal Alcohol Intake and Offspring Pulse Wave Velocity', Neonatology , 97, (3) pp. 204-211. ISSN 1661-7800 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1159/000252973 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Cochrane J; Ponsonby AL

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2008Dwyer T, Hynes K, Fryer JL, Blizzard CL, Dalais FS, 'The lack of effect of isoflavones on high-density lipoprotein cholesterol concentrations in adolescent boys: a 6-week randomised trial', Public Health Nutrition, 11, (9) pp. 955-962. ISSN 1368-9800 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S1368980007000869 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Dwyer T; Fryer JL; Blizzard CL

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2007Jones G, Dwyer T, Hynes K, Parameswaran V, Udayan R, et al., 'A prospective study of urinary electrolytes and bone turnover in adolescent males', Clinical Nutrition, 26, (5) pp. 619-623. ISSN 0261-5614 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.clnu.2007.06.014 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Jones G; Dwyer T

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2005Jones G, Dwyer T, Hynes K, Parameswaran V, Greenaway TM, 'Vitamin D insufficiency in adolescent males in Southern Tasmania: prevalence, determinants, and relationship to bone turnover markers', Osteoporosis international , 16, (6) pp. 636-641. ISSN 0937-941X (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00198-004-1733-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 83Web of Science - 69

Co-authors: Jones G; Dwyer T; Parameswaran V; Greenaway TM

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2004Hynes K, Blizzard CL, Venn A, Dwyer T, Burgess JR, 'Persistant iodine deficiency in a cohort of Tasmanian school children: associations with socio-economic status, geographical location and dietary factors', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 28, (5) pp. 476-481. ISSN 1326-0200 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-842X.2004.tb00031.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 22

Co-authors: Blizzard CL; Venn A; Dwyer T; Burgess JR

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2004Jones G, Dwyer T, Hynes K, Parameswaran V, Greenaway TM, 'Vitamin D insufficiency in adolescent males in Southern Tasmania: prevalence, determinants, and relationship to bone turnover markers', Osteoporosis International pp. EJ 1-11. ISSN 0937-941X (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00198-003-1503-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 19

Co-authors: Jones G; Dwyer T; Parameswaran V; Greenaway TM

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2003Dwyer T, Emmanuel SC, Janus ED, Wu Z, Hynes K, et al., 'The emergence of coronary heart disease in populations of Chinese descent', Atherosclerosis, 167, (2) pp. 303-310. ISSN 0021-9150 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0021-9150(03)00008-X [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 23

Co-authors: Dwyer T

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2003Jones G, Ding C, Glisson M, Hynes K, Ma D, et al., 'Knee Articular Cartilage Development in Children: A Longitudinal Study of the Effect of Sex, Growth, Body Composition, and Physical Activity', Pediatric Research, 54, (2) pp. 230-236. ISSN 0031-3998 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1203/01.PDR.0000072781.93856.E6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 89Web of Science - 87

Co-authors: Jones G; Ding C

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2003Jones G, Dwyer T, Hynes K, Dalais FS, Parameswaran V, et al., 'A randomized controlled trial of phytoestrogen supplementation, growth and bone turnover in adolescent males', European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 57, (2) pp. 324-327. ISSN 0954-3007 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/sj.ejcn.1601544 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Jones G; Dwyer T; Parameswaran V; Greenaway TM

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2002Guttikonda K, Burgess JR, Hynes K, Boyages S, Byth K, et al., 'Recurrent Iodine Deficiency in Tasmania, Australia: A Salutary Lesson in Sustainable Iodine Prophylaxis and Its Monitoring', Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 87, (6) pp. 2809-2815. ISSN 0021-972X (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1210/jc.87.6.2809 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 46Web of Science - 38

Co-authors: Burgess JR; Parameswaran V

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2000Jones G, Glisson M, Hynes K, Cicuttini F, 'Sex and site differences in cartilage development', Arthritis and Rheumatism, 43, (11) pp. 2543-2549. ISSN 0004-3591 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/1529-0131(200011)43:11<2543::AID-ANR23>3.0.CO;2-K [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 216

Co-authors: Jones G

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Chapter in Book

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Hynes K, 'Still at risk! An urgent plea for action to eliminate persistent iodine deficiency in Tasmanian women of reproductive age', Iodophor, tamed iodine: The status of iodine in Tasmania, Gatekeeper Press, PAC Richards et al (ed), Australia, pp. 195-230. ISBN 9780648976202 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

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2020Hynes K, 'Dr Kristen Hynes from the Menzies Institute for Medical Research at the University of Tasmania, reflects on climate change and dietary iodine adequacy for Tasmanian women and children', Iodophor, tamed iodine: The status of iodine in Tasmania, Gatekeeper Press, PAC Richards et al (ed), Australia, pp. 311-314. ISBN 9780648976202 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

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2020Hynes KL, DePaoli KM, Seal JA, Reardon MA, 'A Return to Population Iodine Sufficiency', iodophor, iodine fortification, Tasmania, child health, Paul A.C. Richards, PAC Richards et al (ed), Australia, pp. 170-177. ISBN 9780648976202 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

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2015Hynes KL, Otahal P, Hay I, Burgess JR, 'Mild Iodine Deficiency During Pregnancy is Associated with Reduced Educational Outcomes in the Offspring: 9-Year Follow-up of the Gestational Iodine Cohort', Prenatal and Childhood Nutrition: Evaluating the Neurocognitive Connections, Apple Academic Press, Inc., C Croft (ed), United States, pp. 193-210. ISBN 978-1-77188-094-7 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Otahal P; Hay I; Burgess JR

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2009Hynes KL, Blizzard CL, Otahal P, Venn AJ, Seal JA, et al., 'History of Iodine Deficiency in Schoolchildren in Tasmania, Australia', Comprehensive Handbook of Iodine: Nutritional, Biochemical, Pathological and Therapeutic Aspects, Academic Press, Victor R. Preedy, Gerard N. Burrow and Ronald Watson (ed), Oxford, pp. 1233-1249. ISBN 978-0-12-374135-6 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Blizzard CL; Otahal P; Venn AJ

Conference Publication

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Hynes K, 'Iodine deficiency during pregnancy: the implications and challenges for Australian women and their offspring', ESA-SRB-AOTA 2019 Conference, 18-21 August, Sydney, Australia (2019) [Plenary Presentation]

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2018Hay I, Hynes KL, Burgess JR, Otahal P, 'Working Memory and Mild Iodine Deficiency New Developments and Suggested Strategies', Invited keynote public presentations at Nazarbayev University and Suleyman Demirel University, 13 and 16 November 2018, Kazakhstan (2018) [Keynote Presentation]

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Co-authors: Hay I; Burgess JR; Otahal P

2017Hay I, Hynes KL, Burgess John, Otahal P, 'Learning Difficulties and Mild Iodine Deficiency', Presentation at 41st Annual IARLD Conference, 5-7 July 2017, Brisbane, Australia (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hay I; Burgess John; Otahal P

2017Hynes K, Seal J, Burgess J, Otahal P, Reardon M, 'Does mandatory fortification sustain iodine nutrition? Findings from the 2016 urinary iodine survey of Tasmanian school children', Nutrition and Dietetics, pp. 40, Vol 74 (Suppl 1). ISSN 1446-6368 (2017) [Conference Extract]

DOI: 10.1111/1747-0080.12353 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Burgess J; Otahal P

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Hynes K, 'The Tasmanian Iodine Monitoring Project: Tasmanian Urinary Iodine Survey of School Children 2016 - Final Report 2017', Department of Health and Human Services (2017) [Contract Report]

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2001Hynes K, 'Urinary Iodine Status of Tasmanian Primary School Children - Final Project Report', Tasmanian State Government, Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmania (2001) [Contract Report]

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Other Public Output

(23 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Hynes K, 'Timely advice on iodine supplementation for women planning pregnancy', THYROIDnews, The Australian Thyroid Foundation Ltd, 56, April (2020) [Magazine Article]

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2019Hynes K, 'Iodine levels link to low test scores', Launceston Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, 21 February, pp. 1-2. (2019) [Newspaper Article]

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2019Hynes K, 'Live to air interview on ABC Hobart Radio Drive program with Lucy Breaden', Hobart, Tasmania, 22 February (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Hynes K, 'Women need to boost iodine intake before pregnancy for optimal brain development', ABC Online (Reporter: Fiona Blackwood), Hobart, Tasmania, 22 February (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Hynes K, 'Iodine', ABC TV Interview, ABC TV, Hobart, Tasmania, 22 February (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Hynes K, Seal J, Burgess J, 'Tasmanian women remain at risk of iodine deficiency during pregnancy', Quest Quarterly Newsletter, Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation, Hobart, Tasmania, Autumn Edition (2019) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Burgess J

2018Hynes K, 'Iodine levels in TAS good', ABC Hobart Breakfast with Ryk Goddard, Hobart, Tasmania, 21 February 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Hynes K, 'Bread helps sustain iodine levels in Tasmania', UTAS, What's News, Hobart, Tasmania, February (2018) [Internal Newsletter]

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2018Hynes K, 'Iodine plea for healthy offspring', Hobart Mercury, Hobart, Tasmania, 28 February (2018) [Newspaper Article]

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2018Hynes K, 'Pregnant women urged to check iodine intake', 7HOFM Hobart and 7HOFM news site, Hobart, Tasmania, 28 February 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Hynes K, 'Bread sustains iodine in Tasmania', King Island Courier, King Island, Tasmania, 21 February (2018) [Newspaper Article]

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2018Hynes K, 'Interview with Dr Kristen Hynes (Iodine Research)', ABC Radio Northern Drive with Piia Wirsu, Launceston, Tasmania, 19 February (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Hynes K, 'Bread helps sustain iodine levels in Tasmania', Media Release: University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, February (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Hynes K, 'Iodine - Radio news report', 7AD, 7BU, 7SD, 7LA, HOFM, Tasmania, Australia, 28 February (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Hynes K, 'Bread and Iodine', Radio interview with David Wood Ultra106.5 FM, Hobart, Tasmania, 24 March (2018) [Media Interview]

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2016Hynes K, 'Iodine levels checked', Launceston Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, 2 June (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Hynes K, 'Pupil iodine levels examined in study', Burnie Advocate, Burnie, Tasmania, 11 August (2016) [Media Interview]

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2014Hynes K, 'TWINK Study: iodine supplementation for pregnant and breastfeeding women', Iodine Story WIN TV Sept 2014, Australia (2014) [Media Interview]

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2000Hynes K, 'Iodine Study', ABC 7ZR News 7am, Tasmania, 29/03/2000 (2000) [Media Interview]

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1999Dwyer T, Tieru H, Hynes K, Zhang C, 'Profile of Cardiovascular Diseases, Diabetes Mellitus and Associated Risk Factors in the Western Pacific Region', Profile of Cardiovascular Diseases, Diabetes Mellitus and Associated Risk Factors in the Western Pacific Region, World Health Organization, Manila, Philippines (1999) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Dwyer T

1999Hynes K, 'Phytoestrogen Study', 7ZR Radio, Tasmania, 27 August - 5.30pm (1999) [Media Interview]

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1999Hynes K, 'Phytoestrogen Study', 7ZR Radio, Tasmania, 27 August - 1.30pm (1999) [Media Interview]

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1999Hynes K, 'Phytoestrogen Study', HOFM Radio, Tasmania, 27 August (1999) [Media Interview]

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Grants & Funding

In 2011 Kristen received a University of Tasmania Cross-Theme grant to undertake a collaborative project with Professor John Burgess and Professor Ian Hay (from the Faculty of Education) to follow-up a cohort of children born during a period of mild iodine deficiency in Tasmania to examine the impacts of iodine deficiency on cognition. She has also received funding support for her research from the Tasmanian Community Fund, the Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation and the State Department of Health and Human Services.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

12

Total funding

$451,227

Projects

Field testing the reliability and cost-effectiveness of a novel locally developed assay for determining urine iodine concentration in urine samples (2021)$8,420
Description
Tasmanias long history of iodine deficiency has improved, but some groups and individuals remain at-risk of adverse consequences, including brain-damage. Research is impeded by the high cost of current iodine status assays (due to having to send them interstate). This project will enhance research capacity by demonstrating the reliability of a novel, locally developed low-cost method.
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($8,420)
Scheme
Grant-Incubator
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Mirkazemi C; Hynes K; Patel RP; Nichols DS; Seal J; Burgess J
Year
2021
Collaboration to build laboratory capacity within Tasmania for measurement of iodine in biological samples (2018)$9,800
Description
Tasmania does not currently have accredited laboratory facilities to determine iodine concentration of biological samples collected in Tasmanian research studies and monitoring projects.Sending samples interstate or overseas is becoming prohibitively expensive.This collaboration will facilitate establishment of cost-effective laboratory capacity in Tasmania.The proposed project will test and validate three types of assays for determination of iodine concentration in a range of biological samples routinely collected in Tasmanian research projects.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($9,800)
Scheme
Grant- Research Enhancement Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hynes K; Mirkazemi C; Patel RP; Oddy WH; Nichols DS; Burgess JR; Seal Judy
Year
2018
The Tasmanian Iodine Monitoring Project: Tasmanian Urine Iodine Survey of School Children 2016 (2016)$70,000
Description
Conducting assessments of the current iodine status of the Tasmanian population
Funding
Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania ($70,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hynes K; Koning T
Year
2016
A mouse model of mild maternal iodine deficiency and its effect on brain structure (2016)$35,000
Description
Establishinga mouse model of mild gestationaliodine deficiency to study its effects on brain structure and function.
Funding
Brain Foundation ($35,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Kirkcaldie MTK; King AE; Vickers JC; Burgess JR; Hynes K
Year
2016
Tasmanian Iodine Nutrition Collaboration (TasINC) Capacity Building Grant (2014)$24,211
Description
The Tasmanian Iodine Nutrition Collaboration (TasINC) is a cross disciplinary group of researchers investigating iodine nutrition and its impacts on the public health of Tasmanians. The group comprises University of Tasmania (UTas), Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Funding is provided to investigate the importance of iodine during pregnancy and childhood in Tasmania.
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($24,211)
Scheme
Grant-Clinical Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hynes K; Burgess JR; Seal Judy; Hay I
Year
2014
Iodine nutrition during pregnancy and breastfeeding: Current status, knowledge and practices among Tasmanian women (2013)$60,715
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($60,715)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hynes K; Burgess JR; Otahal P
Year
2013
Relationship between literacy and hearing in Tasmanian school children following iodine deficiency in pregnancy: 11 year follow-up of the Gestational Iodine Cohort (2013)$73,272
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($73,272)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hynes K; Burgess JR; Hay I; Otahal P
Year
2013
Are Poor Literacy Outcomes in Tasmanian School Children Correlated with Inadequate Iodine Nutrition Status During Gestation and Early Neonatal Life? (2011)$17,566
Funding
University of Tasmania ($17,566)
Scheme
Grant-Cross Theme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hynes K; Hay I; Burgess JR
Year
2011
Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society Annual Scientific Meeting (2007)$1,000
Funding
Ian Potter Foundation ($1,000)
Scheme
Grant-Travel/Conference
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hynes K
Year
2007
A longitudinal study of bone development and fracture risk in the early pubertal years (2006)$13,636
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($13,636)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones Graeme; Hynes K; Blizzard CL
Year
2006
After Hours Primary Medical Care Trial (1999 - 2001)$66,607
Funding
Bupa Foundation (Australia) Limited ($66,607)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hynes K; Standen A
Period
1999 - 2001
Iodine Deficiency Status Survey (1999 - 2000)$71,000
Funding
Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania ($71,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dwyer T; Hynes K
Period
1999 - 2000

Research Supervision

Completed

1

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDChanging Ethics - Changing Perceptions
Candidate: Zelda Doyle
2011