Triple B: Bumps, babies and beyond

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Date Commenced:
01/2010
Expected Date of Completion:
Ongoing
Project Supporters:

National Health and Medical Research Council - Project Grant

Project Members: 
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Visiting Senior Lecturer
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Honorary Visiting Professor
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Dr Judy Wilson
Research Fellow
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Research Assistant
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Miss Clare McCormack
Research Assistant
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Ms Hannah Fiedler
Research Assistant
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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Ms Danya Braunstein
Research Assistant
Project Main Description: 

The Triple B Study: Bumps, Babies and Beyond is an innovative Australian study of approximately 1600 families. The project is a longitudinal pregnancy cohort which examines a wide range of biopsychosocial factors that relate to the health and development of Australian children and families. Importantly, the project has a key focus on examining the impacts of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use in pregnant women and their partners during the prenatal period on infant development and family functioning. The results of this study will inform public health and treatment initiatives that improve the health and well-being of Australian children and families. 

This project is sometimes referred to by its scientific title,  'The impact of parental alcohol, tobacco and other substance use on infant development and family functioning'. 

Project Collaborators: External: 

Professor Steve Allsop (National Drug and Alcohol Research Institute, Curtin University)

Professor Jakob Najman (Queensland Alcohol and Drug Research and Education Centre, University of QLD)

Professor Elizabeth Elliott (The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, University of Sydney Clinical School)

Dr. Susan Jacobs (Royal Prince Alfred Hospital)

Dr Craig Olsson (Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development, Deakin University; Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Childrens Hospital, Melbourne)

George Youssef (Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development, Deakin University; Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Childrens Hospital, Melbourne)

Jennifer McIntosh (Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development, Deakin University; Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Childrens Hospital, Melbourne)

Peter Enticott (Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development, Deakin University, Melbourne)

Aims: 

The aims of this project are to:

  • Identify substance use patterns in a cohort of pregnant women and their partners during the prenatal period and the characteristics associated with substance use.
  • Examine the relationship of maternal and paternal substance use with pregnancy outcomes for mothers and their infants.
  • Determine the extent to which substance use in pregnant women and their partners predicts problems in:
    (a) infant development (physical, cognitive, behavioural and emotional), and
    (b) family functioning (marital/intimate partner relationship quality, conflict and violence, parenting behaviour and parent–infant relationship quality)
Design and Method: 

This is the first large-scale Australian cohort study to examine the effects of substance use in pregnant women and their partners during the prenatal period on infant development and family functioning. The impact of other factors such as social support, biological factors, income, parents’ emotional wellbeing, exercise, nutrition and infant temperament will also be examined. The research design involves a longitudinal pregnancy cohort study, in which  pregnant women and their partners have been recruited during the prenatal period (conception to birth). Participants were recruited though antenatal services attached to major hospitals in New South Wales and Western Australia. Participants were  also recruited through specialist drug and alcohol antenatal services.

Multi-method assessments were used including interview, questionnaire and observational assessment measures in the prenatal period, at 8 weeks of age and at 12 months of age. 

Parents were provided with the results of their infant’s 12 month development assessment (Bayleys Infant Development Scales), which included feedback and recommendations. 

Progress/Update: 

Over 1,600 families have been recruited through antenatal clinics at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH), the Royal Hospital for Women and Liverpool Hospital (all in Sydney) and King Edward Memorial Hospital (in Perth). Data collection finished in November 2014.

 

Life at 8 years - Our new pilot follow-up

In 2017, we will commence a follow-up of 67 of our original families in the study to see how the study children are developing. Families who are interested can contact d.hutchinson@unsw.edu.au for more information. We will let families know more about the study in our 2017 New Year newsletter.

Output: 

Over the past year, findings from the study were presented at a number of national and international conferences and symposiums, including: The Australian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs Conference (APSAD), Sydney, Australia; The International Marcé Society Biennial Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, Australia; and The International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Group Conference, Palm Springs, United States. We have numerous scientific research manuscripts published, accepted for publication and under review, as detailed below:

 

Papers under review/revision

Hutchinson, D., Wilson, J., Allsop, S., Najman, J., Elliott, E., Burns, L., Bartu, A., Jacobs, S., Honan, I., McCormack, C., Rossen, L., Fiedler, H., Stone, C., Youssef, G., Olsson, C., Mattick, R. P. & The Triple B Research Consortium. The Triple B Pregnancy Cohort Study: A longitudinal study of the relationship between alcohol, tobacco and other substance use during pregnancy and the health and wellbeing of Australian children and families. International Journal of Epidemiology. 

Hutchinson, D., Youssef, G., McCormack, C., Wilson, J., Allsop, S., Burns, L., Elliott, E., Najman, J., Jacobs, S., Honan, I., Rossen, L., Fiedler, H., Ryan, J., Olsson, C. A., & Mattick, R. P.  Prenatal alcohol exposure and infant gross motor development. JAMA Pediatrics.

McCormack, C., Hutchinson, D., Youssef, G., Burns, L., Wilson, J., Elliott, E., Allsop, S., Najman, J., Olsson, C., Jacobs, S., Rossen, L., & Mattick, R. P.  Low-level prenatal alcohol exposure, maternal IQ and infant cognitive development: Findings from an Australian longitudinal pregnancy cohort. British Journal of Gynaecology. 

McCormack, C., Hutchinson, D., Burns, L., Elliott, E, & Mattick, R. P. Prenatal alcohol exposure and intellectual ability in childhood: A meta-analysis. Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews.

Peacock, A., Hutchinson, D., Bruno, R., Wilson, J., Olsson, C., Allsop, S., Burns, L., Elliott, E., Najman, J., Jacobs, S., & McCormack, C., & Mattick, R.P. Trajectories of caffeine use through pregnancy and associations with birth outcomes: A prospective cohort study. British Journal of Gynaecology. 

 

Papers in press/accepted: 

Hutchinson, D., Taylor, L., Rapee, R., Burns, L., & Haber. Mental health, maternal bonding and parenting stress in women attending a specialist perinatal drug health service. Avid Science Publications. (Accepted book chapter, December 2016).

McCormack, C., Hutchinson, D., Burns, L., Wilson, J., Elliott, E., Olsson, C., Allsop, S., Najman, J., Jacobs, S., Rossen, L., & Mattick, R. P. (In press). Prenatal alcohol consumption between conception and recognition of pregnancy. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. (Accepted November 2016).

Wilson, J., Tay, R., McCormack, C, Allsop, S., Najman, J., Bartu, A., Olsson, C, Mattick, R. P., & Hutchinson, D. (In press). Alcohol consumption by breastfeeding mothers: Frequency, correlates and infant outcomes. Drug and Alcohol Review. (Accepted July 2016). 

Rossen, L., Hutchinson, D., Wilson, J., Burns, L., Allsop, S., Elliott, E., Jacobs., S, McDonald, J., Olsson, C., & Mattick, R. P.  Maternal bonding through pregnancy and postnatal: Findings from an Australian longitudinal study. American Journal of Perinataology. (Accepted January 2017).

McPhie, S.,Skouteris, H., Allsop, S., Burns, L., Elliott, E., Najman, J., Jacobs, S., Mattick, R. P., Olsson, C.A., & Hutchinson. D. Infant weight in the first year of life: Associations with maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain. American Journal of Perinatology. (Accepted December 2016).

 
Publications:

Fransquet, P. D., Hutchinson, D., Olsson, C. A., Wilson, J., Allsop, S., Najman, J., Elliott, E., Mattick, R. P., Saffery, R., & Ryan, J. (2016). Perinatal maternal alcohol consumption and methylation of the dopamine receptor DRD4 in the offspring: the Triple B study. Environmental Epigenetics, Advance online publication, 1-9. doi: 10.1093/eep/dvw023. Retrieved from https://eep.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/12/02/eep.dvw023

Hutchinson, D. (2016). Working with substance-affected parents and their children. Drug and Alcohol Review. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12381. (Invited Book Critique). 

Rossen, L., Hutchinson, D., Wilson, J., Burns, L., Olsson, C., Allsop, S., Elliott, E., Jacobs, S., & Mattick, R. P.  (2016). Predictors of postnatal mother-infant bonding: The role of antenatal bonding, maternal substance use and mental health. Archives of Women’s Mental Health. Advance online publication: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00737-016-0602-z 

Hutchinson, D., Mattick, R. P., Braunstein, D., Maloney, E., & Wilson, J. (2014). The impact of alcohol use disorders on family life: A review of the empirical literature. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales. (Commissioned Technical Report for AGDHA).

 
Taylor, L., Hutchinson, D., Rapee, R., Burns, L., Stephens, C., & Haber, P.  (2012). Clinical features and predictors of outcomes of mothers and newborn infants engaged with a specialist perinatal and family drug health service. Obstetrics and Gynecology International. Volume 2012, Article ID 867265, 8 pages doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/867265
 
Burns, L., Conroy, E., Moore, E., Hutchinson, D., Haber, P.S. (2011). Psychosocial characteristics and obstetric health of women attending a specialist substance use antenatal clinic in a large metropolitan hospital. International Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 2011, Article ID 729237, 7 pages, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/729237
 
 
Papers submitted:
 
Ho, H.Y., Rangan, A., Junus, S., Wilson, J., Hutchinson, D., & Mattick, R.P.  Dietary and supplement intake among pregnant women participating in a longitudinal pregnancy and well-being study. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Submitted Jan 2014
 
Hutchinson, D. M., Mattick, R. P., Gomez, M., Olsson, C.A., Allsop, S., Najman, J. M., Elliott, E. J., Burns, L., Jacobs, S., Bartu, A., Sanson, A., & McBride, N.  The Triple B Study: A new longitudinal study of the relationship between alcohol, tobacco and other substance use during pregnancy and the health and wellbeing of Australian children and families. Medical Journal of Australia, Submitted 2013
 
 
Conference presentations and posters:
 
Hutchinson, D., Wilson, J., McCormack, C., Allsop, S., Najman, J., Elliott, E., Burns, L., Olsson, C., Jacobs, S., Bartu, A., Fiedler, H., Honan, I., Rossen, L.,Bucello, C. and Mattick, R.P. The Triple B Pregnancy Cohort Study: Alcohol use during pregnancy and developmental outcomes in infants at 12-months of age. Australian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs Conference (APSAD). Sydney, NSW. November 1, 2016. Oral Presentation.
 
McCormack, C., Hutchinson, D.,Wilson, J., Allsop, S., Najman, J., Elliott, E., Burns, L., Olsson, C., Jacobs, S., Bartu, A., Fiedler, H., Honan, I., Rossen, L.,Bucello, C. and Mattick, R.P. The Triple B Pregnancy Cohort Study: Alcohol use during pregnancy and developmental outcomes in infants at 12-months of age. Oral presentation by Dr McCormack at The International Marcé Society Biennial Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, Australia. 27 September, 2016. 
 
Peacock, A., Hutchinson, D., Bruno, R., Wilson, J. McCormack, C., & Mattick, R.P. Trajectories of caffeine use through pregnancy and associations with birth outcomes: A prospective cohort study. Poster presentation at the International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Group Conference, Palm Springs, US, June 10, 2016.
 
Fiedler, H., Hutchinson, D., & Rapee, R. (May 2015). Maternal negative affect and infant sleep: Investigating bidirectional relationships. Oral Presentation at the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends, Ljubljana, Slovenia, May 2-4, 2015.
 
Honan, I., Hutchinson, D., Porter, M. & Mattick, R. The Bayley Scales III- A performance comparison of Australian 1 year-old children with the United States normative sample. Poster presentation at the International Neuropsychological Society Pacific Rim Conference, Sydney, Australia, 1-4th July, 2015.
 
Honan, I., Hutchinson, D., Porter, M. & Mattick, R. The Bayley Scales III: Performance comparison of Australian and American 3-year-old infants. Poster presentation at the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Neuropsychologists Conference, Shoal Bay, NSW, Australia. 19-21 November, 2015.
 
Hutchinson, D., Wilson, J., McCormack, C., Allsop, S., Najman, J., Elliott, E., Burns, L., Olsson, C., Jacobs, S., Bartu, A., Fiedler, H., Honan, I., Rossen, L.,Bucello, C. and Mattick, R.P. (September, 2015) The Triple B Pregnancy Cohort Study: Alcohol use during pregnancy and developmental outcomes in infants at 12-months of age. Oral presentation at The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) Annual Symposium, UNSW, Sydney, Australia. 15 September, 2015. (Invited)
 
Hutchinson, D., Wilson, J., McCormack, C., Allsop, S., Najman, J., Elliott, E., Burns, L., Olsson, C., Jacobs, S., Bartu, A., Fiedler, H., Honan, I., Rossen, L.,Bucello, C. and Mattick, R.P. (September, 2015) The Triple B Pregnancy Cohort Study: Alcohol use during pregnancy and developmental outcomes in infants at 12-months of age. Oral presentation at Perinatal Stream Meeting, Strategic Centre for Early Social and Emotional Development, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. (Invited)
 
McCormack, C., Hutchinson, D., Burns, L., Wilson, J., Allsop, S., Najman, J., Elliott, E., Jacobs, S., Olssen, C., Mattick, R (2015). Prenatal alcohol consumption prior to pregnancy recognition. Invited oral presentation at the combined  4th Asia Pacific Society for Alcohol and Addiction Research (APSAAR) congress and 5th conference of the International Drug and Alcohol Research Society (IDARS),  Sydney, Australia.
 
McCormack, C., Hutchinson, D., Burns, L., Wilson, J., Allsop, S., Najman, J., Elliott, E., Jacobs, S., Olssen, C., Mattick, R (2015). Prenatal alcohol consumption prior to pregnancy recognition. Oral presentation at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence 77th Annual Scientific Meeting, June 2015, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. 
 
McCormack, C., Hutchinson, D., Burns, L., Wilson, J., Allsop, S., Najman, J., Elliott, E., Jacobs, S., Olssen, C., Mattick, R (2015). Prenatal alcohol consumption prior to pregnancy recognition. Poster presentation at the 38th Annual Research Society on Alcoholism Scientific Meeting, June 2015, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
 
Rossen, L., Hutchinson, D., Mattick, R., Burns, L., Wilson, J., Allsop, S., Najman, J., Elliott, E., Jacobs, S., Olsson, C., Bartu, A. Mother-infant bonding and emotional availability at 12 months of age: The predictive role of early postnatal bonding, maternal substance use and mental health. Poster presentation at the International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 13th, 2015. 
 
Rossen, L., Hutchinson, D., Mattick, R., Burns, L., Wilson, J., Allsop, S., Najman, J., Elliott, E., Jacobs, S., Olsson, C., Bartu, A (October, 2015). Predicting mother-infant and partner-infant emotional availability at 12-months of age: The role of early bonding, substance use and mental health. Oral presentation at the Australian Association for Infant Mental Health National Conference, Sydney, Australia.
 
Rossen, L., Hutchinson, D., Mattick, R., Burns, L., Wilson, J., Allsop, S., Najman, J., Elliott, E., Jacobs, S., Olsson, C., Bartu, A. Mother-infant bonding and emotional availability at 12 months of age: The predictive role of early postnatal bonding, maternal substance use and mental health. Poster presentation at the International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 13th, 2015.
 
McCormack, C., Hutchinson, D., Mattick, R., Burns, L.,  Wilson, J., Allsop, S., Najman, J.,  Elliott, E., Jacobs, S., Olssen, C., and Bartu, A. (2014).   Intrauterine alcohol exposure, parental IQ and infant cognitive development: Findings from an Australian longitudinal study.  Paper presented at the 40th Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society, Torino, Italy, 9-13 June 2014.
 
McCormack, C., Mattick, R., Hutchinson, D., Burns, L. (2014).  Effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on intellectual ability in childhood: A meta-analytic review.  Paper presented at the 28th Annual International Congress of Applied Psychology, Paris, France, 8-13 July 2014.
 
Rossen, L., Hutchinson, D., Mattick, R., Burns, L., Wilson, J., Allsop, S., Najman, J., Elliott, E., Jacobs, S., Olssen, C., Bartu, A. The progression and prediction of mother-child bonding through pregnancy and post-natally. Poster presented at the NDARC Annual Symposium, Sydney, Australia. September 2014.
 
Rossen, L., Hutchinson, D., Mattick, R., Burns, L., Wilson, J., Allsop, S., Najman, J., Elliott, E., Jacobs, S., Olssen, C., Bartu, A. The progression and prediction of mother-child bonding through pregnancy and post-natally. Poster presented at the ACPS Annual Symposium, Sydney, Australia. 2014.
 
Braunstein, D., Hutchinson, D., Wilson, J. & Hogg, J.L. (Planned: 2014, August). Happy Babies: The relationship between infant temperament and media exposure. Poster Presentation at the APA Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.
 
Rossen, L., Hutchinson, D., Mattick, R., Burns, L., Wilson, J., Allsop, S., Najman, J., Elliott, E., Jacobs, S., Olssen, C., Bartu, A. The progression of drug and alcohol use, mental health, and attachment through pregnancy and post-natally: Relationships and patterns. Poster presented at the NDARC Annual Symposium, Sydney, Australia. 4 September 2013.
 
Bucello, C., Fiedler, H., Hutchinson, D., Wilson J., Honan, I., Brann, S., Mattick, R., Allsop, S., Sanson, A., Elliott, E., Burns, L., Jacobs, S., Olsson, C., Shand, F., McBride, N.(2012) The Triple B Study: Pilot data on the association between drug and alcohol use in pregnancy and child development at one and three years of age.  Oral Presentation at the Australian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs Conference, Melbourne, Australia. 18 -21 November, 2012.
 
Bucello, C., Fiedler, H., Hutchinson, D., Wilson J., Honan, I., Brann, S., Mattick, R., Allsop, S., Sanson, A., Elliott, E., Burns, L., Jacobs, S., Olsson, C., Shand, F., McBride, N.(2012) The Triple B Study: Pilot data on the association between drug and alcohol use in pregnancy and child development at one and three years of age.  Oral Presentation and Poster Presentation at the NDARC Annual Symposium, Sydney, Australia  28 August, 2012.
 
Brann, S., Hutchinson, D., Wilson, J., Bucello, C., Honan , I., Mattick, R.,  Allsop, S.,  Najman, J.,  Elliott, E., Burns, L., Jacobs, S., Olsson, C., Bartu, A. (2012). The Triple B Study: The relationship of maternal stress in pregnancy with drug and alcohol use, psychosocial functioning, maternal anxiety and lifetime mental health. Oral Presentation at the Australian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs Conference, Melbourne, Australia. 18-21 November, 2012.
 
Honan, I., Hutchinson, D., Wilson, J., Brann, S., Bucello, C., Gomez, M., Mattick, R., Allsop, S., Najman, J., Elliott, E., Burns, L., Jacobs, S., Olsson, C., Bartu, A. The Triple B Study:  The relationship between pregnancy planning, parental substance use and Maternal Foetal Attachment.  Oral  Presentation at the Australian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs Conference, Melbourne, Australia. 18-21 November, 2012.
 
Cassar, J., Bleeker, A.,  Campbell, G., Hutchinson, D., Dewberry, L., Gomez, M., Honan, I., Bucello, C.,  Mattick, R., Allsop, S., Najman, J., Elliott, E., Burns, L., Jacobs, S., Olsson, C., Bartu, A.  (2011). The Association Between Maternal and Partner Drug and Alcohol Use During Pregnancy in a Longitudinal Birth Cohort of Australian Families. Oral Presentation at the Australian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs Conference, Hobart, Australia. 13-16 November, 2011.
 
Dewberry, L., Bucello, C., Cassar, J., Campbell, G., Hutchinson, D., Gomez, M., Honan, I., Mattick, R., Allsop, S., Najman, J., Elliott, E., Burns, L., Jacobs, S., Olssen, C., Bartu, A.  (2011). The Relationship Between Current Stress Indices And Maternal Alcohol And Other Drug Use During Pregnancy. Oral Presentation at the Australian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs Conference, Hobart, Australia, 13-16 November 2011.
 
Gumbert, T., Campbell, G., Honan, I., Hutchinson, D., Dewberry, L., Cassar, J., Bucello, C., Gomez, M., Mattick, R., Allsop, S., Najman, J., Elliott, E.,  Burns, L.,  Jacobs, S., Olssen, C., Bartu, A.  (2011). A detailed study of no, low, moderate and high maternal drug and alcohol use during pregnancy. Poster presentation at the Australian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs Conference, Hobart, Australia, 13-16 November 2011.
 
Burns, L., Maloney, E., Black, E., Hutchinson, D. (2010). Alcohol and parenting: What and where is the risk? The Australian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference, Canberra, 28 Nov - 1 Dec 2010 (Abstract published).
 
Kelly, E., Hutchinson, D., Mattick, R., Burns, L. & Black, E. Substance use and mental health among pregnant women: Correlates and consequences. Australian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs, Canberra, 28 Nov - 1 Dec 2010. (Abstract published).
 
Taylor, L. (2010) Pregnancy and drug use: An exploration of treatment seeking women and their infants. Macquarie University Research Festival, December 2010.
 
Burns, L., Conroy, E., Maloney, E., Hutchinson, D., Haber, P. (2009) Substance use in marginalised populations: pregnant women and the homeless. Paper presented at the Australian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs; Darwin, 1-4 November 2009.
 
Hutchinson, D., Maloney, E., Mattick, R. P., Allsop, S., Najman, J., Elliott, E., Burns, L., Jacobs, S. (2009) Parental substance use during pregnancy: Assessing maternal psychosocial characteristics, obstetric and neonatal outcomes. Poster presented at Australasian Professional Society of Alcohol and Other Drugs Conference, Darwin, 1-4 November 2009. (Abstract published).
 
Taylor, L. (2009) Pregnancy and drug use: An exploration of treatment seeking women and their infants. Macquarie University Research Festival, December 2009.
 
Presentations and talks given to services, NDARC seminars, etc.
 
McCormack, C., & Rossen, L., (2015). The Triple B Study: Update and PhD progress. Presentation at the NDARC seminar, Sydney, Australia. 8th May 2014.
 
Rossen, L., Hutchinson, D., Mattick, R., Burns, L., Wilson, J., Allsop, S., Najman, J., Elliott, E., Jacobs, S., Olssen, C., Bartu, A. The progression and prediction of mother-child bonding through pregnancy and post-natally. Presentation at the ACPS Seminar, Sydney, Australia. 2014.
 
Honan, I. (2014). The Bayley Scales III- A quantitative analysis for application in an Australian population. Presentation at The Children and Families Research Centre, Sydney, Australia. 16 September 2014. 
 
Fiedler, H. (2014). The effect of maternal health on infant sleep and subsequent infant development at 12 months of age. Presentation at The Children and Families Research Centre, Sydney, Australia. 16 September 2014.
 
McCormack, C., Mattick, R., Burns, L., Hutchinson, D. Foetal alcohol exposure and developmental outcomes for children: A meta-analytic review.  Poster presented at the NDARC Annual Symposium, Sydney, Australia. 4 September 2013.
 
Hutchinson, D., Wilson, J., Gomez, M., Mattick, R., Allsop, S., Najman, J., Elliott, E., Burns, L., Jacobs, S., Olsson, C., Bartu, A.  The Triple B Study: Profile of a new Australian birth cohort.  Poster presented at the NDARC Annual Symposium, Sydney, Australia. 28 August, 2012.
 
Honan, I.,  Hutchinson, D.,  Wilson, J.,  Mattick, R.,  Allsop, S., Najman, J., Elliott, E.,  Burns, L., Jacobs, S., Olsson, C.,  Bartu, A. The Triple B Study: From conception to birth: The relationship between pregnancy planning and caffeine, alcohol and illicit drug use. Poster presented at the NDARC Annual Symposium, Sydney, Australia. 28 August, 2012.
 
Brann, S.,  Hutchinson, D., Wilson, J.,  Mattick, R.,  Allsop, S., Najman, J., Elliott, E., Burns, L., Jacobs, S., Olsson , C., Bartu, A.  The Triple B Study: The relationship of maternal anxiety and stress in pregnancy with drug and alcohol intake, psychosocial functioning and spousal abuse. Poster presented at  the NDARC Annual Symposium, Sydney, Australia. 28 August, 2012.
 
Bucello, C.,  Hutchinson, D., Wilson, J., Mattick, R.,  Allsop, S., Sanson, A.,  Elliott, E., Burns, L.,  Jacobs, S., Olsson, C., Shand, F., McBride, N. The Triple B Study: Pilot data on the association of drug and alcohol use in pregnancy with child development at three years of age. Poster presented at  the NDARC Annual Symposium, Sydney, Australia. 28 August, 2012.
 
Gilsenan, J.  (2012) Parental Relationship Quality and Attachment to Infant. Presented as part of Research Proposal at Macquarie University for the Master of Clinical Psychology course.  22 May, 2012
 
Ho, Michelle., Hutchinson, D. (2012). Nutritional Adequacy during Pregnancy among Women participating in the Triple B Study: Bumps, Babies and Beyond.  Sydney University, November 6, Sydney.
 
Campbell, G., Honan, I., Hutchinson, D., Mattick, R.M., Allsop, S., Najman, J.M., Elliott, E., Burns, L., Jacobs, S., Olssen, C. & Bartu, A. (2011). An examination of lifetime and current illicit substance use in a sample of non-frequent users. Poster presented at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre Annual Symposium, Sydney, 30 August 2011.
 
Dewberry, L., Cassar, J., Bucello, C., Hutchinson, D., Campbell, G., Honan, I., Mattick, R.M., Allsop, S., Najman, J.M., Elliott, E., Burns, L., Jacobs, S., Olssen, C. & Bartu, A. (2011). Parental Alcohol Use, Relationship Quality and Spousal Abuse During Pregnancy.  Poster presented at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre Annual Symposium, Sydney, 30 August 2011.
 
Hutchinson, D., Maloney, E. ,Mattick, R.M., Allsop, S., Najman, J.M., Elliott, E., Burns, L. (2011). Parental Substance Use during Pregnancy: Assessing maternal psychosocial characteristics, obstetrics and neonatal outcomes. Poster presented at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre  Annual Symposium, Sydney, 30 August 2011.
 
Hutchinson, D.  Taylor, L., Moore, E., Mattick, R., Allsop, S., Najman, J., Elliott, E., Burns, L., Jacobs, S., Olsson, C., Bartu, A. (2011) Parental substance use during pregnancy: Assessing maternal characteristics and infant development. Oral presentation at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre Annual Symposium, Sydney, 30 August 2011.
 
Junus, S., Rangan, A., & Hutchinson, D. (2011). The Triple B Study: An innovative new birth cohort. Sydney University, October 31, Sydney.
 
Black, E. Impact of Parental Substance Use on Infant Development and Family Functioning, presentation given at Midwifery Group Inservice at Royal Hospital for Women, 19 May 2010
 
Black, E. Campbell, G. Impact of Parental Substance Use on Infant Development and Family Functioning, presentation given to staff of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, 7 June 2010.
 
Black, E. Impact of Parental Substance Use on Infant Development and Family Functioning,presentation given to Drug Health Services, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, August 2010.
 
Burns, L., Conroy, E., Maloney, E. Hutchinson, D. Drug use in marginalised populations. Lecture to graduate nursing students. University of Technology. 14 April  2010.
 
Burns, L., Conroy, E., Maloney, E., Hutchinson, D.  Meeting of the minds. Researching drug use in marginalised population. SWSAHS Drug and Alcohol Services. Kogarah, 19 May, 2010.
 
Campbell, G. Impact of Parental Substance Use on Infant Development and Family Functioning, presentation given to Newborn Care at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, July 2010.
 
Hutchinson, D., Mattick, R., Allsop, S., Najman, J., Elliott, E., Burns, L. & Jacobs, S. Impact of Parental Substance Use on Infant Development and Family Functioning. The Triple B Study: Bumps, Babies and Beyond. NDARC, October 2010.
 
Burns, L., Maloney, E., Conroy, E., Hutchinson, D. Maternal and neonatal impacts of substance use in pregnancy. Paper presented at Langton Treatment Centre ‘Meeting of the Minds’ Series, 19 May 2009.
 
Taylor, L. (2009) Pregnancy and drug use: An exploration of treatment seeking women and their infants. Macquarie University Research Festival, December 2009.
 
 
Current PhD and Doctoral students
 

Current students:

Honan, I (2013-). Doctor of Philosophy and Masters of Neuropsychology. The Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development III: A quantitative study for application in an Australian population. Macquarie University, Australia. 

Supervisors: Delyse Hutchinson and Melanie Porter.

 

Graduates:

Fiedler, H (2014-2016). Doctor of Psychology. The effect of maternal mental health on infant sleep patterns and subsequent child development at 12 months of age.  Macquarie University, Australia. Supervisors: Delyse Hutchinson and Ron Rapee.

McCormack, C (2013-2016). Doctor of Philosophy. Impacts of prenatal alcohol and drug exposure on infant cognitive development. University of New South Wales, Australia. Supervisors: Richard Mattick, Delyse Hutchinson, Lucy Burns.

Rossen, L (2013-2016). Doctor of Philosophy. Impacts of substance use and mental health issues on parent-child bonding. University of New South Wales, Australia. Supervisors: Delyse Hutchinson, Judy Wilson, Richard Mattick, Lucy Burns.

 
Other:
The Triple B Study: Bumps, Babies and Beyond. Participant Newsletter, October 2013
The Triple B Study: Bumps, Babies and Beyond. Participant Newsletter, December 2012
The Triple B Study: Bumps, Babies and Beyond. Participant Newsletter, December 2011.
Impact of Parental Substance Use on Infant Development and Family Functioning – Project Notes, Centrelines, 30, July 2011.
The Triple B Study: Bumps, Babies and Beyond. Participant Newsletter, December 2010.
Impact of Parental Substance Use on Infant Development and Family Functioning - Study description in Cannabis Cohort Research Consortium Newsletter, Issue 5, July 2010.
Impact of Parental Substance Use on Infant Development and Family Functioning – Project Notes, Centrelines, 26, February 2010.
 
Published abstracts:
 
Brann, S., Hutchinson, D., Wilson, J., Bucello, C., Honan, I., Gomez, M., Mattick, R., Allsop, S., Najman, J.M., Elliott, E., Burns L., Jacobs, S., Olssen, C., & Bartu, A. 2012). The relationship of maternal gestational drug and alcohol intake, psychosocial functioning and lifetime mental disorder with anxiety and stress during pregnancy. Drug and Alcohol Review, 31 (S1), 32. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-3362.2012.00514.x
 
Bucello, C., Fiedler, H., Hutchinson, D., Wilson, J., Honan, I., Brann, S., Mattick, R., Allsop, S., Sanson, A., Elliot, E., Burns, L., Jacobs, s., Olsson, C., Shand., & McBride, N. (2012). The Triple B Study: Pilot data on the association between drug and alcohol use in pregnancy and child development at one and three years of age. Drug and Alcohol Review, 31 (S1), 29. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-3362.2012.00514.x
 
Honan, I., Hutchinson, D., Wilson, J., Brann, S., Bucello, C., Gomez, M., Mattick, R., Allsop, S., Najman, J.M., Elliott, E., Burns L., Jacobs, S., Olssen, C., & Bartu, A. (2012). The Triple B Study:  The relationship between pregnancy planning, parental substance use and Maternal Foetal Attachment. Drug and Alcohol Review, 31 (S1), 30. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-3362.2012.00514.x
 
Bleeker, A., Cassar, J., Campbell, G., Hutchinson, D., Dewberry, L., Gomez, M., Honan, I., Bucello, C., Mattick, R., Allsop, S., Najman, J.M., Elliott, E., Burns, L., Jacobs, S., Olsson, A., Bartu, A. (2011). The association between maternal and partner drug and alcohol use during pregnancy in a longitudinal birth cohort of Australian families.  Drug and Alcohol Review, 30 (S1), 12. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.2011.30.issue-s1
 
Cassar, J., Bleeker, A., Campbell, G., Hutchinson, D., Dewberry, L., Gomez, M., Honan, I., Bucello, C., Mattick, R., Allsop, S., Najman, J.M., Elliott, E., Burns L., Jacobs, S., Olssen, C., & Bartu, A. (2011). The association between maternal and partner drug and alcohol use during pregnancy in a longitudinal birth cohort of Australian families. Drug and Alcohol Review, 30(1) p. 2–92. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.2011.30.issue-s1
 
Dewberry, L., Hutchinson, D., Cassar, J., Campbell, G., Gomez, M., Honan, I., Bucello, C., Mattick, R., Allsop, S., Najman, J.M., Elliott, E., Burns, L., Jacobs, S., Olsson, C., Bartu, A. (2011). The relationship between current stress indices and maternal alcohol and other drug use during pregnancy in a longitudinal birth cohort of Australian families. Drug and Alcohol Review, 30 (S1), 25. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.2011.30.issue-s1
 
Gumbert, T., Campbell, G., Honan, I., Hutchinson, D., Dewberry, L., Cassar, J., Bucello, C., Gomez, M., Mattick, R., Allsop, S., Najman, J.M., Elliott, E., Burns, L., Jacobs, S., Olsson, C., Bartu, A., (2011). A detailed study of no, low, moderate to high maternal drug and alcohol use during pregnancy. Drug and Alcohol Review, 30 (S1), 37. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.2011.30.issue-s1
 
Burns, L., Maloney, E., Black, E., Hutchinson, D. (2010). (Abstract) Alcohol and parenting: What and where is the risk? Drug and Alcohol Review, 29 (Suppl. 1), pp. 76. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.2010.29.issue-s1
 
Kelly, E., Hutchinson, D., Mattick, R., Burns, L., Black, E. (2010). (Abstract) Substance use and mental health among pregnant women: correlates and consequences. Drug and Alcohol Review, 29 (Suppl. 1), pp. 75. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.2010.29.issue-s1
 
Burns, L., Conroy, E., Maloney, E., Hutchinson, D., Haber, P. (2009) Substance use in marginalised populations: pregnant women and the homeless.  Drug and Alcohol Review, 28 (Suppl. 1), pp. A7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-3362.2009.00123.x 
 
Hutchinson, D., Maloney, E., Mattick, R., Allsop, S., Najman, J., Elliott, E., Burns, L., and Jacobs, S. (2009). (Abstract) What are the impacts of mothers and partners substance use during pregnancy? Assessing the psychosocial characteristics, obstetric, and neonatal outcomes.  Drug and Alcohol Review, 28 (Suppl. 1), pp. A31. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-3362.2009.00123.x
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