Dr Belinda Barton

Senior Lecturer
Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead

Telephone +61 2 98450415
Fax +61 2 98450421

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Biographical details

Dr Barton is Department Head of the Children's Hospital Education Research Institute (CHERI), The Children's Hospital at Westmead (CHW) which mission is to be internationally recognized for research that promotes children's health and well-being. She is an experienced pediatric psychologist whose research interest focuses on the cognitive and psychosocial functioning of children with chronic illness and/or genetic disorders with a particular and long standing clinical andresearch interest in neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). She is also the Team Leader, NF1 Research Team, Institute for Neuroscience and Muscle Research (INMR), CHW.

Research interests

children, cognition, learning disabilities, psychosocial, neurofibromatosis type 1, cancer, epilepsy

Selected grants

2013

  • Febrile seizures following vaccination in children: How common are they and what is the long term clinical outcome; Wood N, Buttery J, Gold M, Richmond P, Crawford N, Barton B, Macartney K; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

Selected publications

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Edited Books

  • Peat, J., Barton, B., Elliott, E. (2008). Statistics Workbook for Evidence-based Healthcare. United States: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Journals

  • Gascoigne, M., Smith, M., Barton, B., Webster, R., Gill, D., Lah, S. (2018). Accelerated long-term forgetting and behavioural difficulties in children with epilepsy. Cortex.
  • Pride, N., Barton, B., Hutchins, P., Coghill, D., Korgaonkar, M., Hearps, S., Rouel, M., North, K., Payne, J. (2018). Effects of methylphenidate on cognition and behaviour in children with neurofibromatosis type 1: A study protocol for a randomised placebo-controlled crossover trial. BMJ Open, 8(8). [More Information]
  • Grayson-Collins, J., Gascoigne, M., Barton, B., Webster, R., Gill, D., Lah, S. (2018). Longitudinal study of accelerated long-term forgetting in children with genetic generalized epilepsy: Evidence of ongoing deficits. Cortex. [More Information]
  • Chen, K., Didsbury, M., van Zwieten, A., Howell, M., Kim, S., Tong, A., Howard, K., Nassar, N., Barton, B., Lah, S., Teixeira-Pinto, A., Craig, J., Wong, G., et al (2018). Neurocognitive and Educational Outcomes in Children and Adolescents with CKD: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 13(3), 387-397. [More Information]
  • Arnold, S., Payne, J., Lorenzo, J., North, K., Barton, B. (2018). Preliteracy impairments in children with neurofibromatosis type 1. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 60(7), 703-710. [More Information]
  • Amatoury, M., Maguire, A., Olivier, J., Barton, B., Gabriel, M., Dalla-Pozza, L., Steinbeck, K., Battisti, R. (2018). Salivary cortisol reveals overt and hidden anxiety in survivors of childhood cancer attending clinic. Journal of Affective Disorders, 240, 105-112. [More Information]
  • Stewart, E., Catroppa, C., Gill, D., Webster, R., Lawson, J., Mandalis, A., Sabaz, M., Barton, B., Lah, S. (2018). Theory of Mind and social competence in children and adolescents with genetic generalised epilepsy (GGE): Relationships to epilepsy severity and anti-epileptic drugs. Seizure, 60, 96-104. [More Information]
  • Gascoigne, M., Smith, M., Barton, B., Webster, R., Gill, D., Lah, S. (2017). Attention deficits in children with epilepsy: preliminary findings. Epilepsy and Behavior, 67, 7-12. [More Information]
  • Pride, N., Korgaonkar, M., North, K., Barton, B., Payne, J. (2017). The neural basis of deficient response inhibition in children with neurofibromatosis type 1: Evidence from a functional MRI study. Cortex, 93, 1-11. [More Information]
  • Arnold, S., Barton, B., McArthur, G., North, K., Payne, J. (2016). Phonics training improves reading in children with neurofibromatosis type 1: a prospective intervention trial. The Journal of Pediatrics, 177(e2), 219-226. [More Information]
  • Payne, J., Barton, B., Ullrich, N., Cantor, A., Hearps, S., Cutter, G., Rosser, T., Walsh, K., Gioia, G., Wolters, P., et al (2016). Randomized placebo-controlled study of lovastatin in children with neurofibromatosis type 1. Neurology, 87(24), 2575-2584. [More Information]
  • Crawford, H., Barton, B., Wilson, M., Berman, Y., McKelvey-Martin, V., Morrison, P., North, K. (2016). Uptake of health monitoring and disease self-management in Australian adults with neurofibromatosis type 1: strategies to improve care. Clinical Genetics, 89(3), 385-391. [More Information]
  • Gascoigne, M., Barton, B., Webster, R., Gill, D., Lah, S. (2015). Autobiographical memory in children with Idiopathic Generalised Epilepsy. Neuropsychologia, 66, 10-17. [More Information]
  • Lorenzo, J., Barton, B., Arnold, S., North, K. (2015). Developmental trajectories of young children with neurofibromatosis type 1: a longitudinal study from 21 to 40 months of age. The Journal of Pediatrics, 166(4), 1006-1012.e1. [More Information]
  • Wakefield, C., Sansom-Daly, U., McGill, B., McCarthy, M., Girgis, A., Grootenhuis, M., Barton, B., Patterson, P., Osborn, M., Lowe, C., et al (2015). Online parent-targeted cognitive-behavioural therapy intervention to improve quality of life in families of young cancer survivors: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 16(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Rush, A., Battisti, R., Barton, B., Catchpoole, D. (2015). Opinions of Young Adults on Re-Consenting for Biobanking. The Journal of Pediatrics, 167(4), 925-930. [More Information]
  • Crawford, H., Barton, B., Wilson, M., Berman, Y., McKelvey-Martin, V., Morrison, P., North, K. (2015). The Impact of Neurofibromatosis Type 1 on the Health and Wellbeing of Australian Adults. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 24(6), 931-944. [More Information]
  • Gascoigne, M., Smith, M., Barton, B., Webster, R., Gill, D., Lah, S. (2014). Accelerated long-term forgetting in children with temporal lobe epilepsy. Neuropsychologia, 59, 93-102. [More Information]
  • Pride, N., Korgaonkar, M., Barton, B., Payne, J., Vucic, S., North, K. (2014). The genetic and neuroanatomical basis of social dysfunction: Lessons from neurofibromatosis type 1. Human Brain Mapping, 35(5), 2372-2382. [More Information]
  • Gascoigne, M., Smith, M., Webster, R., Barton, B., Gill, D., Lah, S. (2013). Autobiographical memory in children with temporal lobe epilepsy. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 19(10), 1076-1086. [More Information]
  • Lorenzo, J., Barton, B., Arnold, S., North, K. (2013). Cognitive Features that Distinguish Preschool-Age Children with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 from Their Peers: A Matched Case-Control Study. The Journal of Pediatrics, 163(5), 1479-1483. [More Information]
  • Payne, J., Barton, B., Shores, E., North, K. (2013). Paired associate learning in children with neurofibromatosis type 1: implications for clinical trials. Journal of Neurology, 260(1), 214-220. [More Information]
  • Fitzsimons, D., Jones, D., Barton, B., North, K. (2012). A procedure for the computerised analysis of cleft palate speech transcription. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 26(1), 18-38. [More Information]
  • Gascoigne, M., Barton, B., Webster, R., Gill, D., Antony, J., Lah, S. (2012). Accelerated long-term forgetting in children with idiopathic generalized epilepsy. Epilepsia, 53(12), 2135-2140. [More Information]
  • Lorenzo, J., Barton, B., Acosta, M., North, K. (2011). Mental, Motor, and Language Development of Toddlers with Neurofibromatosis Type 1. The Journal of Pediatrics, 158(4), 660-665. [More Information]
  • Cocks, N., Donelly, M., Barton, B. (2009). Self-Concept of Boys with Developmental Coordination Disorder. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 29(1), 6-22. [More Information]
  • Young, H., Barton, B., Waisbren, S., Dale, L., Ryan, M., Webster, R., North, K. (2008). Cognitive and psychological profile of males with Becker muscular dystrophy. Journal of Child Neurology, 23(2), 155-162. [More Information]
  • George, A., Vickers, M., Wilkes, L., Barton, B. (2008). Working and caring for a child with chronic illness: Barriers in achieving work-family balance. Journal of Management and Organization, 14(1), 59-72. [More Information]
  • George, A., Vickers, M., Wilkes, L., Barton, B. (2008). Working and caring for a child with chronic illness: Challenges in maintaining employment. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 20(3), 165-176. [More Information]
  • Faught, J., Bierl, C., Barton, B., Kemp, A. (2007). Stress in mothers of young children with eczema. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 92(8), 683-686. [More Information]
  • George, A., Vickers, M., Wilkes, L., Barton, B. (2006). Chronic grief: experiences of working parents of children with chronic illness. Contemporary Nurse, 23, 228-242. [More Information]
  • Barton, B., North, K. (2004). Social Skills Of Children With Neurofibromatosis Type 1. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 46(8), 553-563. [More Information]
  • North, K., Barton, B., Hyman, S. (2002). Cognitive deficits in neurofibromatosis 1. Journal of Child Neurology, 17(8), 605-612. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Barton, B., North, K. (2002). Self-concept of children with neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1). 2nd International Biennial conference, Sydney: Self Research Centre.

2018

  • Gascoigne, M., Smith, M., Barton, B., Webster, R., Gill, D., Lah, S. (2018). Accelerated long-term forgetting and behavioural difficulties in children with epilepsy. Cortex.
  • Pride, N., Barton, B., Hutchins, P., Coghill, D., Korgaonkar, M., Hearps, S., Rouel, M., North, K., Payne, J. (2018). Effects of methylphenidate on cognition and behaviour in children with neurofibromatosis type 1: A study protocol for a randomised placebo-controlled crossover trial. BMJ Open, 8(8). [More Information]
  • Grayson-Collins, J., Gascoigne, M., Barton, B., Webster, R., Gill, D., Lah, S. (2018). Longitudinal study of accelerated long-term forgetting in children with genetic generalized epilepsy: Evidence of ongoing deficits. Cortex. [More Information]
  • Chen, K., Didsbury, M., van Zwieten, A., Howell, M., Kim, S., Tong, A., Howard, K., Nassar, N., Barton, B., Lah, S., Teixeira-Pinto, A., Craig, J., Wong, G., et al (2018). Neurocognitive and Educational Outcomes in Children and Adolescents with CKD: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 13(3), 387-397. [More Information]
  • Arnold, S., Payne, J., Lorenzo, J., North, K., Barton, B. (2018). Preliteracy impairments in children with neurofibromatosis type 1. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 60(7), 703-710. [More Information]
  • Amatoury, M., Maguire, A., Olivier, J., Barton, B., Gabriel, M., Dalla-Pozza, L., Steinbeck, K., Battisti, R. (2018). Salivary cortisol reveals overt and hidden anxiety in survivors of childhood cancer attending clinic. Journal of Affective Disorders, 240, 105-112. [More Information]
  • Stewart, E., Catroppa, C., Gill, D., Webster, R., Lawson, J., Mandalis, A., Sabaz, M., Barton, B., Lah, S. (2018). Theory of Mind and social competence in children and adolescents with genetic generalised epilepsy (GGE): Relationships to epilepsy severity and anti-epileptic drugs. Seizure, 60, 96-104. [More Information]

2017

  • Gascoigne, M., Smith, M., Barton, B., Webster, R., Gill, D., Lah, S. (2017). Attention deficits in children with epilepsy: preliminary findings. Epilepsy and Behavior, 67, 7-12. [More Information]
  • Pride, N., Korgaonkar, M., North, K., Barton, B., Payne, J. (2017). The neural basis of deficient response inhibition in children with neurofibromatosis type 1: Evidence from a functional MRI study. Cortex, 93, 1-11. [More Information]

2016

  • Arnold, S., Barton, B., McArthur, G., North, K., Payne, J. (2016). Phonics training improves reading in children with neurofibromatosis type 1: a prospective intervention trial. The Journal of Pediatrics, 177(e2), 219-226. [More Information]
  • Payne, J., Barton, B., Ullrich, N., Cantor, A., Hearps, S., Cutter, G., Rosser, T., Walsh, K., Gioia, G., Wolters, P., et al (2016). Randomized placebo-controlled study of lovastatin in children with neurofibromatosis type 1. Neurology, 87(24), 2575-2584. [More Information]
  • Crawford, H., Barton, B., Wilson, M., Berman, Y., McKelvey-Martin, V., Morrison, P., North, K. (2016). Uptake of health monitoring and disease self-management in Australian adults with neurofibromatosis type 1: strategies to improve care. Clinical Genetics, 89(3), 385-391. [More Information]

2015

  • Gascoigne, M., Barton, B., Webster, R., Gill, D., Lah, S. (2015). Autobiographical memory in children with Idiopathic Generalised Epilepsy. Neuropsychologia, 66, 10-17. [More Information]
  • Lorenzo, J., Barton, B., Arnold, S., North, K. (2015). Developmental trajectories of young children with neurofibromatosis type 1: a longitudinal study from 21 to 40 months of age. The Journal of Pediatrics, 166(4), 1006-1012.e1. [More Information]
  • Wakefield, C., Sansom-Daly, U., McGill, B., McCarthy, M., Girgis, A., Grootenhuis, M., Barton, B., Patterson, P., Osborn, M., Lowe, C., et al (2015). Online parent-targeted cognitive-behavioural therapy intervention to improve quality of life in families of young cancer survivors: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 16(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Rush, A., Battisti, R., Barton, B., Catchpoole, D. (2015). Opinions of Young Adults on Re-Consenting for Biobanking. The Journal of Pediatrics, 167(4), 925-930. [More Information]
  • Crawford, H., Barton, B., Wilson, M., Berman, Y., McKelvey-Martin, V., Morrison, P., North, K. (2015). The Impact of Neurofibromatosis Type 1 on the Health and Wellbeing of Australian Adults. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 24(6), 931-944. [More Information]

2014

  • Gascoigne, M., Smith, M., Barton, B., Webster, R., Gill, D., Lah, S. (2014). Accelerated long-term forgetting in children with temporal lobe epilepsy. Neuropsychologia, 59, 93-102. [More Information]
  • Pride, N., Korgaonkar, M., Barton, B., Payne, J., Vucic, S., North, K. (2014). The genetic and neuroanatomical basis of social dysfunction: Lessons from neurofibromatosis type 1. Human Brain Mapping, 35(5), 2372-2382. [More Information]

2013

  • Gascoigne, M., Smith, M., Webster, R., Barton, B., Gill, D., Lah, S. (2013). Autobiographical memory in children with temporal lobe epilepsy. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 19(10), 1076-1086. [More Information]
  • Lorenzo, J., Barton, B., Arnold, S., North, K. (2013). Cognitive Features that Distinguish Preschool-Age Children with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 from Their Peers: A Matched Case-Control Study. The Journal of Pediatrics, 163(5), 1479-1483. [More Information]
  • Payne, J., Barton, B., Shores, E., North, K. (2013). Paired associate learning in children with neurofibromatosis type 1: implications for clinical trials. Journal of Neurology, 260(1), 214-220. [More Information]

2012

  • Fitzsimons, D., Jones, D., Barton, B., North, K. (2012). A procedure for the computerised analysis of cleft palate speech transcription. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 26(1), 18-38. [More Information]
  • Gascoigne, M., Barton, B., Webster, R., Gill, D., Antony, J., Lah, S. (2012). Accelerated long-term forgetting in children with idiopathic generalized epilepsy. Epilepsia, 53(12), 2135-2140. [More Information]

2011

  • Lorenzo, J., Barton, B., Acosta, M., North, K. (2011). Mental, Motor, and Language Development of Toddlers with Neurofibromatosis Type 1. The Journal of Pediatrics, 158(4), 660-665. [More Information]

2009

  • Cocks, N., Donelly, M., Barton, B. (2009). Self-Concept of Boys with Developmental Coordination Disorder. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 29(1), 6-22. [More Information]

2008

  • Young, H., Barton, B., Waisbren, S., Dale, L., Ryan, M., Webster, R., North, K. (2008). Cognitive and psychological profile of males with Becker muscular dystrophy. Journal of Child Neurology, 23(2), 155-162. [More Information]
  • Peat, J., Barton, B., Elliott, E. (2008). Statistics Workbook for Evidence-based Healthcare. United States: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • George, A., Vickers, M., Wilkes, L., Barton, B. (2008). Working and caring for a child with chronic illness: Barriers in achieving work-family balance. Journal of Management and Organization, 14(1), 59-72. [More Information]
  • George, A., Vickers, M., Wilkes, L., Barton, B. (2008). Working and caring for a child with chronic illness: Challenges in maintaining employment. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 20(3), 165-176. [More Information]

2007

  • Faught, J., Bierl, C., Barton, B., Kemp, A. (2007). Stress in mothers of young children with eczema. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 92(8), 683-686. [More Information]

2006

  • George, A., Vickers, M., Wilkes, L., Barton, B. (2006). Chronic grief: experiences of working parents of children with chronic illness. Contemporary Nurse, 23, 228-242. [More Information]

2004

  • Barton, B., North, K. (2004). Social Skills Of Children With Neurofibromatosis Type 1. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 46(8), 553-563. [More Information]

2002

  • North, K., Barton, B., Hyman, S. (2002). Cognitive deficits in neurofibromatosis 1. Journal of Child Neurology, 17(8), 605-612. [More Information]
  • Barton, B., North, K. (2002). Self-concept of children with neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1). 2nd International Biennial conference, Sydney: Self Research Centre.

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