Dr Rachel McGrath

Clinical Senior Lecturer
Northern Clinical School

Telephone 9463 1470

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Biographical details

Clinical Senior Lecturer; Northern Clinical School

BSc (Hons I) Biochemistry

PhD Molecular Medicine

Research interests

Pre-existing diabetes in pregnancy, gestational diabetes, GLP-1 receptor agonists

Teaching and supervision

Research methods, evidence based medicine

Associations

Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society

Royal North Shore Hospital Scientific Staff Council

Awards and honours

Emerging Investigator Award - Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society Meeting 2017

In the media

twitter: RMG_PhD

Selected grants

2017

  • Short-Term EXenatide therapy in Acute ischaemic Stroke (STEXAS) Study; McGrath R, Fulcher G, Hocking S, Krause M; National Stroke Foundation/Research Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • McGrath, R., Glastras, S., Scott, E., Hocking, S., Fulcher, G. (2018). Outcomes for Women with Gestational Diabetes Treated with Metformin: A Retrospective, Case-Control Study. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 7(3), 1-9. [More Information]
  • McGrath, R., Fulcher, G., Glastras, S. (2018). Twin pregnancy with gestational diabetes mellitus: A double whammy? diabetes care 2018;41:e15-e16. Diabetes Care, 41(4), e67. [More Information]
  • McGrath, R., Glastras, S., Seeho, S., Scott, E., Fulcher, G., Hocking, S. (2017). Association Between Glycemic Variability, HbA1c, and Large-for-Gestational-Age Neonates in Women With Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Care, 40(8), e98-e100. [More Information]
  • Delaney, G., Newlyn, N., Pamplona, E., Hocking, S., Glastras, S., McGrath, R., Fulcher, G. (2017). Identification of patients with diabetes who benefit most from a health coaching program in chronic disease Management, Sydney, Australia, 2013. Preventing Chronic Disease, 14(E21), 1-8. [More Information]
  • McGrath, R., Hocking, S., Scott, E., Seeho, S., Fulcher, G., Glastras, S. (2017). Outcomes of twin pregnancies complicated by gestational diabetes: A meta-analysis of observational studies. Journal of Perinatology, 37(4), 360-368. [More Information]
  • Glastras, S., Chen, H., Tsang, M., Teh, R., McGrath, R., Zaky, A., Chen, J., Wong, M., Pollock, C., Saad, S. (2017). The renal consequences of maternal obesity in offspring are overwhelmed by postnatal high fat diet. PloS One, 12(2), 1-17. [More Information]
  • Newlyn, N., McGrath, R., Fulcher, G. (2016). Evaluation of the performance and outcomes for the first year of a diabetes rapid access clinic. Medical Journal of Australia, 205(4), 172. [More Information]
  • Evin, M., Broadhouse, K., Callaghan, F., McGrath, R., Glastras, S., Kozor, R., Hocking, S., Lamy, J., Redheuil, A., Kachenoura, N., Fulcher, G., Figtree, G., Grieve, S. (2016). Impact of obesity and epicardial fat on early left atrial dysfunction assessed by cardiac MRI strain analysis. Cardiovascular Diabetology, 15(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • McGrath, R., Preda, V., Clifton-Bligh, P., Robinson, B., Sywak, M., Delbridge, L., Ward, P., Clifton-Bligh, R., Learoyd, D. (2016). Is there a role for an ultrasensitive thyroglobulin assay in patients with serum antithyroglobulin antibodies? A large (Australian) cohort study in differentiated thyroid cancer. Clinical Endocrinology, 84(2), 271-277. [More Information]
  • McGrath, R., Hocking, S., Priglinger, M., Day, S., Herkes, G., Krause, M., Fulcher, G. (2016). Rationale and design of Short-Term EXenatide therapy in Acute ischaemic Stroke (STEXAS): a randomised, open-label, parallel-group study. BMJ Open, 6(2), 1-7. [More Information]
  • McGrath, R., Glastras, S., Hocking, S., Fulcher, G. (2016). Use of metformin earlier in pregnancy predicts supplemental insulin therapy in women with gestational diabetes. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 116, 96-99. [More Information]
  • McGrath, R., Glastras, S., Hocking, S., Tjoeng, I., Krause, M., Fulcher, G. (2015). Central Functions of Glucagon-like Peptide-1: Roles in Energy Regulation and Neuroprotection. Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science, 6(1), 1-8. [More Information]

2018

  • McGrath, R., Glastras, S., Scott, E., Hocking, S., Fulcher, G. (2018). Outcomes for Women with Gestational Diabetes Treated with Metformin: A Retrospective, Case-Control Study. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 7(3), 1-9. [More Information]
  • McGrath, R., Fulcher, G., Glastras, S. (2018). Twin pregnancy with gestational diabetes mellitus: A double whammy? diabetes care 2018;41:e15-e16. Diabetes Care, 41(4), e67. [More Information]

2017

  • McGrath, R., Glastras, S., Seeho, S., Scott, E., Fulcher, G., Hocking, S. (2017). Association Between Glycemic Variability, HbA1c, and Large-for-Gestational-Age Neonates in Women With Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Care, 40(8), e98-e100. [More Information]
  • Delaney, G., Newlyn, N., Pamplona, E., Hocking, S., Glastras, S., McGrath, R., Fulcher, G. (2017). Identification of patients with diabetes who benefit most from a health coaching program in chronic disease Management, Sydney, Australia, 2013. Preventing Chronic Disease, 14(E21), 1-8. [More Information]
  • McGrath, R., Hocking, S., Scott, E., Seeho, S., Fulcher, G., Glastras, S. (2017). Outcomes of twin pregnancies complicated by gestational diabetes: A meta-analysis of observational studies. Journal of Perinatology, 37(4), 360-368. [More Information]
  • Glastras, S., Chen, H., Tsang, M., Teh, R., McGrath, R., Zaky, A., Chen, J., Wong, M., Pollock, C., Saad, S. (2017). The renal consequences of maternal obesity in offspring are overwhelmed by postnatal high fat diet. PloS One, 12(2), 1-17. [More Information]

2016

  • Newlyn, N., McGrath, R., Fulcher, G. (2016). Evaluation of the performance and outcomes for the first year of a diabetes rapid access clinic. Medical Journal of Australia, 205(4), 172. [More Information]
  • Evin, M., Broadhouse, K., Callaghan, F., McGrath, R., Glastras, S., Kozor, R., Hocking, S., Lamy, J., Redheuil, A., Kachenoura, N., Fulcher, G., Figtree, G., Grieve, S. (2016). Impact of obesity and epicardial fat on early left atrial dysfunction assessed by cardiac MRI strain analysis. Cardiovascular Diabetology, 15(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • McGrath, R., Preda, V., Clifton-Bligh, P., Robinson, B., Sywak, M., Delbridge, L., Ward, P., Clifton-Bligh, R., Learoyd, D. (2016). Is there a role for an ultrasensitive thyroglobulin assay in patients with serum antithyroglobulin antibodies? A large (Australian) cohort study in differentiated thyroid cancer. Clinical Endocrinology, 84(2), 271-277. [More Information]
  • McGrath, R., Hocking, S., Priglinger, M., Day, S., Herkes, G., Krause, M., Fulcher, G. (2016). Rationale and design of Short-Term EXenatide therapy in Acute ischaemic Stroke (STEXAS): a randomised, open-label, parallel-group study. BMJ Open, 6(2), 1-7. [More Information]
  • McGrath, R., Glastras, S., Hocking, S., Fulcher, G. (2016). Use of metformin earlier in pregnancy predicts supplemental insulin therapy in women with gestational diabetes. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 116, 96-99. [More Information]

2015

  • McGrath, R., Glastras, S., Hocking, S., Tjoeng, I., Krause, M., Fulcher, G. (2015). Central Functions of Glucagon-like Peptide-1: Roles in Energy Regulation and Neuroprotection. Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science, 6(1), 1-8. [More Information]

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