Profile – A/Prof Tim Moss

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Associate Professor Tim Moss


Deputy Director, The Ritchie Centre
Research Group Head, Perinatal Inflammation
NHMRC Senior Research Fellow

A/Prof Tim Moss is a developmental physiologist and expert in perinatology. He received his PhD from Monash University in 1999, before establishing the Women and Infants Research Foundation Perinatal Research Laboratories at the University of Western Australia as a leading international centre for perinatal research. He returned to Monash in 2007 and joined the Ritchie Centre at the Hudson Institute in 2010.

Tim’s research is focussed on understanding how exposure to infection or inflammation in utero alters development of the fetus to affect health after birth. His group is also investigating ways to treat or prevent inflammation and its effects on newborns.

Tim is a leader in perinatology. He is a Board Member of the international Fetal and Neonatal Physiological Society and occupies senior positions in the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Tim is an accomplished scientific communicator. He has written for, been interviewed on Melbourne’s 3RRR FM and provided expert opinion for New Scientist. Tim trained in science communication at The Alan Alda Centre for Communicating Science at Stony Brooke University (USA).

Tim co-convenes BME3082 ‘Fetal and Neonatal Development’, which is consistently ranked by Monash University students in the top 7% of all units taught at Monash University.

Selected Publications (a complete list is available here)

Nguyen, M.U., Wallace, M.J., Pepe, S., Menheniott, T.J., Moss*, T.J., Burgner, D*. Perinatal inflammation: A common factor in the early origins of cardiovascular disease? Clinical Science, 129 (8), pp. 769-784, 2015

Barton, S.K., Melville, J.M., Tolcos, M., Polglase, G.R., McDougall, A.R.A., Azhan, A., Crossley, K.J., Jenkin, G., Moss, T.J.M. Human Amnion Epithelial Cells Modulate Ventilation-Induced White Matter Pathology in Preterm Lambs. Developmental Neuroscience, 37 (4-5), pp. 338-348, 2105

Nitsos, I., Newnham, J.P., Rees, S.M., Harding, R., Moss, T.J.M.
The impact of chronic intrauterine inflammation on the physiologic and neurodevelopmental consequences of intermittent umbilical cord occlusion in fetal sheep. Reproductive Sciences, 21 (5), pp. 658-670, 2014

Galinsky, R., Hooper, S.B., Polglase, G.R., Moss, T.J.M. Intrauterine inflammation alters fetal cardiopulmonary and cerebral haemodynamics in sheep. Journal of Physiology, 591 (20), pp. 5061-5070, 2013

Melville, J.M., Moss, T.J.M. The immune consequences of preterm birth. Frontiers in Neuroscience, (7 MAY), pp. Article 79, 2013

Galinsky, R., Polglase, G.R., Hooper, S.B., Black, M.J., Moss, T.J.M.
The consequences of chorioamnionitis: Preterm birth and effects on development. Journal of Pregnancy, 2013, art. no. 412831, 2013

Vosdoganes, P., Hodges, R.J., Lim, R., Westover, A.J., Acharya, R.Y., Wallace, E.M., Moss, T.J.M. Human amnion epithelial cells as a treatment for inflammation-induced fetal lung injury in sheep. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 205 (2), pp. 156.e26-156.e33, 2011

Moss, T.J.M., Nitsos, I., Ikegami, M., Jobe, A.H., Newnham, J.P.
Experimental intrauterine Ureaplasma infection in sheep. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 192 (4), pp. 1179-1186, 2005

Moss, T.J.M., Newnham, J.P., Willett, K.E., Kramer, B.W., Jobe, A.H., Ikegami, M. Early gestational intra-amniotic endotoxin: Lung function, surfactant, and morphometry. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 165 (6), pp. 805-811, 2002

Moss, T.J.M., Sloboda, D.M., Gurrin, L.C., Harding, R., Challis, J.R.G., Newnham, J.P. Programming effects in sheep of prenatal growth restriction and glucocorticoid exposure. American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 281 (3 50-3), pp. R960-R970, 2001