Dr Samantha Lain

PhD
NHMRC Early Career Fellow
Menzies Centre for Health Policy

Telephone +61 2 8627 4673

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Biographical details

Dr Samantha Lain is a perinatal epidemiologist and NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow with qualifications in Health Sciences, Epidemiology and Economics. She currently works in Perinatal Epidemiology and Policy Division at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy. Her research interests include; examining infant health service utilisation, childhood education and developmental outcomes using large linked population-based datasets. Her current postdoctoral fellowship is assessing the impact of newborn screening results on childhood neurodevelopment.

Selected grants

2015

  • Outcomes following a cardiac procedure in the first six years of life; Lain S, Roberts C, Lawley C, Figtree G; HeartKids Australia/Grants in Aid.

2013

  • Infant thyroid hormone levels and long-term child educational outcomes; Lain S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Early Career Fellowships.

2012

  • Assessing the reporting of stillbirths in population data: trends and recurrence; Roberts C, Lain S, Ford J, Todd A, Morris J; Stillbirth Foundation Australia/Grant-in-Aid.

2011

  • Immediate delivery vs expectant care in women with pre-term prelabour rupture of the membranes close to term- a randomised clinical trial (PPROMT); Morris J, Roberts C, Ford J, Bowen J, Buchanan S, Lain S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2010

  • Evaluation of novel antenatal biomarkers for the detection of adverse pregnancy outcomes: a record linkage study; Roberts C, Nassar N, Hadfield R, Tasevski V, Lain S, Algert C; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Lawley, C., Lain, S., Figtree, G., Roberts, C. (2016). Health outcomes of infants born to women with heart valve prostheses: complications of prematurity alone? The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, 29(2), 234-236. [More Information]
  • Stephens, A., Lain, S., Roberts, C., Bowen, J., Nassar, N. (2016). Survival, Hospitalization, and Acute-Care Costs of Very and Moderate Preterm Infants in the First 6 Years of Life: A Population-Based Study. The Journal of Pediatrics, 169, 61-68.e3. [More Information]
  • Lain, S., Roberts, C., Bowen, J., Nassar, N. (2015). Early discharge of infants and risk of readmission for jaundice. Pediatrics, 135(2), 314-321. [More Information]
  • Stephens, A., Lain, S., Roberts, C., Bowen, J., Simpson, A., Nassar, N. (2015). Hospitalisations from 1 to 6 Years of Age: Effects of Gestational Age and Severe Neonatal Morbidity. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 29(3), 241-249. [More Information]
  • Lawley, C., Lain, S., Algert, C., Ford, J., Figtree, G., Roberts, C. (2015). Prosthetic heart valves in pregnancy, outcomes for women and their babies: A systematic review and meta-analysis. BJOG, 122(11), 1446-1455. [More Information]
  • Lain, S., Roberts, C., Wilcken, B., Wiley, V., Jack, M., Nassar, N. (2015). Using record linkage to investigate perinatal factors and neonatal thyroid-stimulating hormone. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 51(6), 620-625. [More Information]
  • Lawley, C., Lain, S., Algert, C., Ford, J., Figtree, G., Roberts, C. (2014). Prosthetic heart valves in pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. Systematic Reviews, 3, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Lain, S., Roberts, C., Bowen, J., Nassar, N. (2014). Trends in New South Wales infant hospital readmission rates in the first year of life: A population-based study. Medical Journal of Australia, 201(1), 40-43. [More Information]
  • Lain, S., Nassar, N., Bowen, J., Roberts, C. (2013). Risk Factors and Costs of Hospital Admissions in First Year of Life: A Population-Based Study. The Journal of Pediatrics, 163(4), 1014-1019. [More Information]
  • Lain, S., Algert, C., Nassar, N., Bowen, J., Roberts, C. (2012). Incidence of Severe Adverse Neonatal Outcomes: Use of a Composite Indicator in a Population Cohort. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 16(3), 600-608. [More Information]
  • Lain, S., Hadfield, R., Raynes-Greenow, C., Ford, J., Mealing, N., Algert, C., Roberts, C. (2012). Quality of Data in Perinatal Population Health Databases: A Systematic Review. Medical Care, 50(4), e7-e20. [More Information]
  • Lain, S., Roberts, C., Warning, J., Vivian-Taylor, J., Ford, J. (2011). A survey of acute self-reported infections in pregnancy. BMJ Open, 1(1), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Algert, C., Bowen, J., Lain, S., Allen, H., Vivian-Taylor, J., Roberts, C. (2011). Pregnancy exposures and risk of childhood asthma admission in a population birth cohort. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 22(8), 836-842. [More Information]
  • Lain, S., Ford, J., Hadfield, R., Roberts, C. (2010). A prevalence survey of every-day activities in pregnancy. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 10(41), 41-1-41-5. [More Information]
  • Lain, S., Roberts, C., Raynes-Greenow, C., Morris, J. (2010). The impact of the baby bonus on maternity services in New South Wales. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 50(1), 25-29. [More Information]
  • Hadfield, R., Lain, S., Simpson, J., Ford, J., Raynes-Greenow, C., Morris, J., Roberts, C. (2009). Are babies getting bigger? An analysis of birthweight trends in New South Wales, 1990-2005. Medical Journal of Australia, 190(6), 312-315. [More Information]
  • Hadfield, R., Lain, S., Raynes-Greenow, C., Morris, J., Roberts, C. (2009). Is there an association between endometriosis and the risk of pre-eclampsia? A population based study. Human Reproduction, 24(9), 2348-2352. [More Information]
  • Lain, S., Algert, C., Tasevski, V., Morris, J., Roberts, C. (2009). Record linkage to obtain birth outcomes for the evaluation of screening biomarkers in pregnancy: a feasibility study. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 9(1), 48-1-48-7. [More Information]
  • Algert, C., Bowen, J., Giles, W., Knoblanche, G., Lain, S., Roberts, C. (2009). Regional block versus general anaesthesia for caesarean section and neonatal outcomes: a population-based study. BMC Medicine, 7, 20-1-20-7. [More Information]
  • Lain, S., Ford, J., Raynes-Greenow, C., Hadfield, R., Simpson, J., Morris, J., Roberts, C. (2009). The impact of the Baby Bonus payment in New South Wales: who is having "one for the country"? Medical Journal of Australia, 190(5), 238-241. [More Information]
  • Lain, S., Roberts, C., Hadfield, R., Bell, J., Morris, J. (2008). How accurate is the reporting of obstetric haemorrhage in hospital discharge data? A validation study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 48(5), 481-484. [More Information]
  • Roberts, C., Ford, J., Lain, S., Algert, C., Sparks, C. (2008). The accuracy of reporting of general anaesthesia for childbirth: a validation study. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 36(3), 418-424. [More Information]
  • Hadfield, R., Lain, S., Cameron, C., Bell, J., Morris, J., Roberts, C. (2008). The prevalence of maternal medical conditions during pregnancy and a validation of their reporting in hospital discharge data. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 48(1), 78-82. [More Information]
  • Lain, S., Ford, J., Hadfield, R., Blyth, F., Giles, W., Roberts, C. (2008). Trends in the use of epidural analgesia in Australia. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 102(3), 253-258. [More Information]
  • Roberts, C., Lain, S., Morris, J. (2008). Variation in adherence to recommendations for management of the third stage of labor. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 103(2), 172-3. [More Information]

2016

  • Lawley, C., Lain, S., Figtree, G., Roberts, C. (2016). Health outcomes of infants born to women with heart valve prostheses: complications of prematurity alone? The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, 29(2), 234-236. [More Information]
  • Stephens, A., Lain, S., Roberts, C., Bowen, J., Nassar, N. (2016). Survival, Hospitalization, and Acute-Care Costs of Very and Moderate Preterm Infants in the First 6 Years of Life: A Population-Based Study. The Journal of Pediatrics, 169, 61-68.e3. [More Information]

2015

  • Lain, S., Roberts, C., Bowen, J., Nassar, N. (2015). Early discharge of infants and risk of readmission for jaundice. Pediatrics, 135(2), 314-321. [More Information]
  • Stephens, A., Lain, S., Roberts, C., Bowen, J., Simpson, A., Nassar, N. (2015). Hospitalisations from 1 to 6 Years of Age: Effects of Gestational Age and Severe Neonatal Morbidity. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 29(3), 241-249. [More Information]
  • Lawley, C., Lain, S., Algert, C., Ford, J., Figtree, G., Roberts, C. (2015). Prosthetic heart valves in pregnancy, outcomes for women and their babies: A systematic review and meta-analysis. BJOG, 122(11), 1446-1455. [More Information]
  • Lain, S., Roberts, C., Wilcken, B., Wiley, V., Jack, M., Nassar, N. (2015). Using record linkage to investigate perinatal factors and neonatal thyroid-stimulating hormone. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 51(6), 620-625. [More Information]

2014

  • Lawley, C., Lain, S., Algert, C., Ford, J., Figtree, G., Roberts, C. (2014). Prosthetic heart valves in pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. Systematic Reviews, 3, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Lain, S., Roberts, C., Bowen, J., Nassar, N. (2014). Trends in New South Wales infant hospital readmission rates in the first year of life: A population-based study. Medical Journal of Australia, 201(1), 40-43. [More Information]

2013

  • Lain, S., Nassar, N., Bowen, J., Roberts, C. (2013). Risk Factors and Costs of Hospital Admissions in First Year of Life: A Population-Based Study. The Journal of Pediatrics, 163(4), 1014-1019. [More Information]

2012

  • Lain, S., Algert, C., Nassar, N., Bowen, J., Roberts, C. (2012). Incidence of Severe Adverse Neonatal Outcomes: Use of a Composite Indicator in a Population Cohort. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 16(3), 600-608. [More Information]
  • Lain, S., Hadfield, R., Raynes-Greenow, C., Ford, J., Mealing, N., Algert, C., Roberts, C. (2012). Quality of Data in Perinatal Population Health Databases: A Systematic Review. Medical Care, 50(4), e7-e20. [More Information]

2011

  • Lain, S., Roberts, C., Warning, J., Vivian-Taylor, J., Ford, J. (2011). A survey of acute self-reported infections in pregnancy. BMJ Open, 1(1), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Algert, C., Bowen, J., Lain, S., Allen, H., Vivian-Taylor, J., Roberts, C. (2011). Pregnancy exposures and risk of childhood asthma admission in a population birth cohort. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 22(8), 836-842. [More Information]

2010

  • Lain, S., Ford, J., Hadfield, R., Roberts, C. (2010). A prevalence survey of every-day activities in pregnancy. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 10(41), 41-1-41-5. [More Information]
  • Lain, S., Roberts, C., Raynes-Greenow, C., Morris, J. (2010). The impact of the baby bonus on maternity services in New South Wales. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 50(1), 25-29. [More Information]

2009

  • Hadfield, R., Lain, S., Simpson, J., Ford, J., Raynes-Greenow, C., Morris, J., Roberts, C. (2009). Are babies getting bigger? An analysis of birthweight trends in New South Wales, 1990-2005. Medical Journal of Australia, 190(6), 312-315. [More Information]
  • Hadfield, R., Lain, S., Raynes-Greenow, C., Morris, J., Roberts, C. (2009). Is there an association between endometriosis and the risk of pre-eclampsia? A population based study. Human Reproduction, 24(9), 2348-2352. [More Information]
  • Lain, S., Algert, C., Tasevski, V., Morris, J., Roberts, C. (2009). Record linkage to obtain birth outcomes for the evaluation of screening biomarkers in pregnancy: a feasibility study. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 9(1), 48-1-48-7. [More Information]
  • Algert, C., Bowen, J., Giles, W., Knoblanche, G., Lain, S., Roberts, C. (2009). Regional block versus general anaesthesia for caesarean section and neonatal outcomes: a population-based study. BMC Medicine, 7, 20-1-20-7. [More Information]
  • Lain, S., Ford, J., Raynes-Greenow, C., Hadfield, R., Simpson, J., Morris, J., Roberts, C. (2009). The impact of the Baby Bonus payment in New South Wales: who is having "one for the country"? Medical Journal of Australia, 190(5), 238-241. [More Information]

2008

  • Lain, S., Roberts, C., Hadfield, R., Bell, J., Morris, J. (2008). How accurate is the reporting of obstetric haemorrhage in hospital discharge data? A validation study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 48(5), 481-484. [More Information]
  • Roberts, C., Ford, J., Lain, S., Algert, C., Sparks, C. (2008). The accuracy of reporting of general anaesthesia for childbirth: a validation study. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 36(3), 418-424. [More Information]
  • Hadfield, R., Lain, S., Cameron, C., Bell, J., Morris, J., Roberts, C. (2008). The prevalence of maternal medical conditions during pregnancy and a validation of their reporting in hospital discharge data. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 48(1), 78-82. [More Information]
  • Lain, S., Ford, J., Hadfield, R., Blyth, F., Giles, W., Roberts, C. (2008). Trends in the use of epidural analgesia in Australia. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 102(3), 253-258. [More Information]
  • Roberts, C., Lain, S., Morris, J. (2008). Variation in adherence to recommendations for management of the third stage of labor. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 103(2), 172-3. [More Information]

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