Professor Ralph Nanan

Professor of Paediatrics
Paediatrics & Child Health, Nepean Clinical School

T: +61 2 4734 2612
F: +61 2 4734 1144


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008


  • Tripp, N., Hainey, K., Liu, A., Poulton, A., Peek, M., Kim, J., Nanan, R. (2014), An emerging model of maternity care: Smartphone, midwife, doctor?. Women and Birth. 27(1), 64-67. [Abstract]
  • Poulton, A., Nanan, R. (2014), Drugs for the treatment of obesity. JAMA. , 1807. [Abstract]
  • Hsu, P., Santner-Nanan, B., Joung, S., Peek, M., Nanan, R. (2014), Expansion of CD4(+) HLA-G(+) T Cell in Human Pregnancy is Impaired in Pre-eclampsia. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology. 71(3), 217-228. [Abstract]
  • Nagar, S., Nanan, R., Liu, A. (2014), High-flow nasal cannulae in very preterm infants after extubation. New England Journal of Medicine. , 384. [Abstract]
  • Poulton, A., Nanan, R. (2014), The attention deficit hyperactivity disorder phenotype as a summation of deficits in executive functioning and reward sensitivity: does this explain its relationship with oppositional defiant disorder?. Australasian Psychiatry. 22(2), 174-178. [Abstract]
  • Neller, M., Santner-Nanan, B., Brennan, R., Hsu, P., Joung, S., Nanan, R., Burrows, S., Miles, J. (2014), Multivariate Analysis Using High Definition Flow Cytometry Reveals Distinct T Cell Repertoires between the Fetal-Maternal Interface and the Peripheral Blood. Frontiers in Immunology. 5, 33. [Abstract]


  • Sofiyan, A., Nanan, R. (2013), Vitamin D supplementation during first 12 months of life. JAMA. , 853. [Abstract]
  • Kanaan, T., Liu, A., Leroi, M., Nanan, R. (2013), A multicentre survey of hepatitis C awareness in a high-risk population. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 49(8), 649-653. [Abstract]
  • Santner-Nanan, B., Straubinger, K., Hsu, P., Parnell, G., Tang, B., Xu, B., Makris, A., Hennessy, A., Peek, M., Busch, D., Prazeres da Costa, C., Nanan, R. (2013), Fetal-Maternal Alignment of Regulatory T Cells Correlates with IL-10 and Bcl-2 Upregulation in Pregnancy. Journal of Immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950). 191(1), 145-153. [Abstract]
  • Liu, A., Carlsson, E., Nilsson, S., Oei, J., Bajuk, B., Peek, M., Martin, A., Nanan, R. (2013), Hypertensive disease of pregnancy is associated with decreased risk for respiratory distress syndrome in moderate preterm neonates. Hypertension in Pregnancy. 32(2), 169-177. [Abstract]
  • Bradbeer, L., Thakkar, S., Liu, A., Nanan, R. (2013), Childhood headache and H. pylori - A possible association. Australian Family Physician. 42(3), 134-136. [Abstract]


  • Hsu, P., Santner Nanan, B., Dahlstrom, J., Fadia, M., Chandra, A., Peek, M., Nanan, R. (2012), Altered Decidual DC-SIGN(+) Antigen-Presenting Cells and Impaired Regulatory T-Cell Induction in Preeclampsia. American Journal of Pathology. 181(6), 2149-2160. [Abstract]
  • Suresh, A., Liu, A., Poulton, A., Quinton, A., Amer, Z., Mongelli, M., Martin, A., Benzie, R., Peek, M., Nanan, R. (2012), Comparison of maternal abdominal subcutaneous fat thickness and body mass index as markers for pregnancy outcomes: A stratified cohort study. The Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 52(5), 420-426. [Abstract]
  • Eviston, D., Quinton, A., Benzie, R., Peek, M., Martin, A., Nanan, R. (2012), Impaired fetal thymic growth precedes clinical preeclampsia: a case-control study. Journal of Reproductive Immunology. 94(2), 183-189. [Abstract]
  • Poulton, A., Liu, A., Nanan, R. (2012), Budesonide in preschool-age children with recurrent wheezing. The New England Journal of Medicine. 366(6), 570. [Abstract]
  • Nanan, R., Poulton, A., Champion, B. (2012), Clinical pathways: a departure from the art of medicine. The Medical Journal of Australia. 196, 96. [Abstract]
  • Nalos, M., Santner-Nanan, B., Parnell, G., Tang, B., McLean, A., Nanan, R. (2012), Immune effects of interferon gamma in persistent staphylococcal sepsis. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine. 185(1), 110-112. [Abstract]


  • Delsing, C., Van Den Wittenboer, E., Liu, A., Peek, M., Quinton, A., Mongelli, M., Poulton, A., Nanan, R. (2011), The relationship between maternal opiate use, amphetamine use and smoking on fetal growth. The Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 51(5), 446-451. [Abstract]
  • Poulton, A., Babajanyan, A., Nanan, R. (2011), Restricted elimination diet for ADHD. Lancet. , 1567-1568. [Abstract]
  • Mohamed, N., Eviston, D., Quinton, A., Benzie, R., Kirby, A., Peek, M., Nanan, R. (2011), Smaller fetal thymuses in pre-eclampsia: a prospective cross-sectional study. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 37(4), 410-415. [Abstract]
  • Liu, A., Bj√∂rkman, T., Stewart, C., Nanan, R. (2011), Pharmacological treatment of neonatal opiate withdrawal: between the devil and the deep blue sea. International Journal of Pediatrics. 2011, 935631. [Abstract]


  • Liu, A., Nanan, R. (2010), Maternal methadone dose at delivery and neonatal abstinence syndrome. The Journal of pediatrics. , 1044; author reply 1044-5. [Abstract]
  • Nanan, R., Wall, J. (2010), Remission of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis in a Twelve-Year-Old Girl with Thyroid Changes Documented by Ultrasonography. Thyroid. 20(10), 1187-1190. [Abstract]
  • Maheshwari, R., Liu, A., Nair, A., Poulton, A., Nanan, R. (2010), Smoking and brain development in preterm infants. Journal of Pediatrics. , 346-347. [Abstract]
  • Liu, A., Sithamparanathan, S., Jones, M., Cook, C., Nanan, R. (2010), Growth restriction in pregnancies of opioid-dependent mothers. Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition. 95(4), F258-62. [Abstract]
  • Liu, A., Jones, M., Murray, H., Cook, C., Nanan, R. (2010), Perinatal risk factors for the neonatal abstinence syndrome in infants born to women on methadone maintenance therapy. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 50(3), 253-258. [Abstract]
  • Suryani, S., Fulcher, D., Santner-Nanan, B., Nanan, R., Wong, M., Shaw, P., Gibson, J., Williams, A., Tangye, S. (2010), Differential expression of CD21 identifies developmentally and functionally distinct subsets of human transitional B cells. Blood. 115(3), 519-529. [Abstract]
  • Marceau, J., Murray, H., Nanan, R. (2010), Efficacy of Oral Sucrose in Infants of Methadone-Maintained Mothers. Neonatology. 97(1), 67-70. [Abstract]


  • Santner-Nanan, B., Peek, M., Khanam, R., Richarts, L., Zhu, E., Fazekas de St Groth, B., Nanan, R. (2009), Systemic increase in the ratio between Foxp3+ and IL-17-producing CD4+ T cells in healthy pregnancy but not in preeclampsia. Journal of Immunology. 183(11), 7023-7030. [Abstract]
  • Liu, A., An, E., Murray, H., Tetstall, E., Leroi, M., Nanan, R. (2009), Screening for hepatitis C virus infection in methadone-maintained mothers and their infants. The Medical Journal of Australia. 191(10), 535-538. [Abstract]
  • Poulton, A., Nanan, R. (2009), Age-related changes in motor subtle signs among girls and boys with ADHD. Neurology. , 1248. [Abstract]
  • Peek, M., Nanan, R. (2009), Comment on: Association of maternal pre-pregnancy weight with birth defects: Evidence from a case-control study in Western Australia. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2009; 49: 11-15. The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology. , 564-5. [Abstract]
  • Tetstall, E., Liu, A., An, E., Canalese, J., Nanan, R. (2009), Pregnancy and neonatal characteristics of opioid-dependent Indigenous Australians: a rural and metropolitan comparison. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 49(3), 279-284. [Abstract]
  • Poulton, A., Nanan, R. (2009), Stimulant medications and growth. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. , 574-576. [Abstract]
  • Peek, M., Nanan, R. (2009), The role of sepsis in the AMOR-IPAT Trial. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. , e12; author reply e12-3. [Abstract]
  • Seddiki, N., Sasson, S., Santner-Nanan, B., Munier, M., van Bockel, D., Ip, S., Marriott, D., Pett, S., Nanan, R., Cooper, D., Zaunders, J., Kelleher, A. (2009), Proliferation of weakly suppressive regulatory CD4+ T cells is associated with over-active CD4+ T-cell responses in HIV-positive patients with mycobacterial immune restoration disease. European Journal of Immunology. 39(2), 391-403. [Abstract]
  • Ma, C., Suryani, S., Avery, D., Chan, A., Nanan, R., Santner-Nanan, B., Deenick, E., Tangye, S. (2009), Early commitment of naive human CD4(+) T cells to the T follicular helper (T-FH) cell lineage is induced by IL-12. Immunology and Cell Biology. 87(8), 590-600. [Abstract]
  • Kwok, S., Bennetts, B., Nanan, R. (2009), A case of periodic fever and persistent splenomegaly in a 2-year-old boy. BMJ Case Reports. 2009, bcr06.2008.0098. [Abstract]
  • Liu, A., Sy, C., Nanan, R. (2009), What's your diagnosis? Blepharophimosis-ptosis-epicanthus inversus syndrome (BPES). Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 46(5), 264. [Abstract]


  • Nanan, R., Singh, G., Poulton, A. (2008), Reductions in incidence of invasive group B streptococcal disease in the United States. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association. , 1649-1650. [Abstract]
  • Nalos, M., Huang, S., Sluyter, R., Khan, A., Santner-Nanan, B., Nanan, R., McLean, A. (2008), "Host tissue damage" signal ATP impairs IL-12 and IFNgamma secretion in LPS stimulated whole human blood. Intensive care medicine. 34(10), 1891-7. [Abstract]
  • Poulton, A., Kwok, S., Nanan, R. (2008), Overweight in children and adolescents in relation to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Pediatrics. , 910. [Abstract]
  • Poulton, A., Nanan, R. (2008), In the long run, skills are as good as pills for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The Medical Journal of Australia. 189(5), 295-296. [Abstract]
  • Avery, D., Ma, C., Bryant, V., Santner-Nanan, B., Nanan, R., Wong, M., Fulcher, D., Cook, M., Tangye, S. (2008), STAT3 is required for IL-21-induced secretion of IgE from human naive B cells. Blood. 112(5), 1784-1793. [Abstract]
  • Poulton, A., Nanan, R. (2008), Effects of prolonged and exclusive breastfeeding on childhood behavior and maternal adjustment: evidence from a large randomized trial. Pediatrics. , 474. [Abstract]
  • Poulton, A., Nanan, R. (2008), Prior Treatment with Stimulant Medication: A Much Neglected Confounder of Studies of Growth in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. 18(4), 385-387. [Abstract]
  • Poulton, A., Nanan, R. (2008), Measurement of growth in stimulant-naive children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder by using cross-sectional and longitudinal approaches. Pediatrics. , 221. [Abstract]
  • Nanan, R., Liu, A., Poulton, A. (2008), Nasal CPAP for very preterm infants. The New England Journal of Medicine. , 2520-2521; author reply 2521. [Abstract]
  • Liu, A., Nanan, R. (2008), Bi-acromial dimples. International journal of dermatology. 47(6), 594-595. [Abstract]
  • Nanan, R., Poulton, A. (2008), Routine measurement of head circumference as a tool for detecting intracranial expansion in infants. Pediatrics. , 1298. [Abstract]
  • Nanan, R., Liu, A., Fletcher, J. (2008), Ambulatory oral amoxicillin for severe pneumonia in children. Lancet. , 1333-4; author reply 1334. [Abstract]
  • Liu, A., Nanan, R. (2008), Methadone maintenance and breastfeeding in the neonatal period. Pediatrics. , 869; author reply 869-70. [Abstract]
  • Santner-Nanan, B., Seddiki, N., Zhu, E., Quent, V., Kelleher, A., de St Groth, B., Nanan, R. (2008), Accelerated age-dependent transition of human regulatory T cells to effector memory phenotype. International Immunology. 20(3), 375-383. [Abstract]