Associate Professor Tina Hinton

Senior Lecturer
Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences
Bosch Institute

Member of the Charles Perkins Centre

Telephone +61 2 9351 6954

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Research interests

Effects of plant-sourced agents on ionotropic GABA receptor function

GABA-A receptor regulation in stress

Antipsychotic drugs and quality of life in schizophrenia

Biomedical sciences education

Teaching and supervision

Neuropharmacology, Pharmacology fundamentals and Pharmacodynamics

Current research students

Project title Research student
Influence of the ambient environment on behviours within active learning spaces James BLANCHFLOWER

Selected grants

2018

  • Sydney Data Stories; Warren D, Yang J, Clarke S, Patrick E, Holcombe A, Hinton T, Byrne S, Chen T, Murphy T, Bishop T, Van Ogtrop F; DVC Education/Large Educational Innovation Grant.
  • Team-teaching and Interprofessional learning: building interdisciplinary engagement and capacity; Burgess A, Haq I, Bleasel J, Keay K, Randal N, Kalman E, Roberts C, Herkes S, Frommer D, Hinton T, Schneider C, River J, Nisbet G, Spallek H; DVC Education/Small Educational Innovation Grant.
  • Thinking Critically OLE; Russell L, Ford G, Hinton T, Walton K, Colyvan M, West C, Smith N, Miller K; DVC Education/Small Educational Innovation Grant.

2016

  • Sparking Peer Review Processes; Providing Feedback to Students in Large Cohorts in Science; Taylor C, Ross P, Hinton T, Liu D; DVC Education/Large Educational Innovation Grant.

2015

  • Deeper learning engagement through hands-on experience with equipment assembly and collection of electrophysiological data; Protti D, Mason R, Phillips W, Hinton T; DVC Education/Small Educational Innovation Grant.
  • Creative coding tools for immersive engagement and learning of statistical analysis; Poronnik P, Day M, Hinton T; DVC Education/Large Educational Innovation Grant.

2014

  • Adaptive Learning Systems to facilitate Flipped Classes and build curriculum bridges; Denyer G, Hofer M, Hinton T, Cook J; DVC Education/Small Educational Innovation Grant.

2007

  • An investigation into the cellular mechanisms that cause asthma exacerbations during a common cold; Hinton T, Wark P, Wark P, McParland B, Johnston G, Oliver B, Reddel H; Asthma Foundation of NSW/Neil and Norma Hill Foundation Award.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Hinton, T., Hanrahan, J., Johnston, G. (2017). Flavonoid Actions on Receptors for the Inhibitory Neurotransmitter GABA. In Goncalo C Justino (Eds.), Flavonoids: From Biosynthesis to Human Health, (pp. 335-350). Rijeka: InTech. [More Information]
  • Hinton, T., Yeoman, P., Ashor, L., Poronnik, P. (2017). Spaces enabling change: X-lab and science education 2020. In L. Carvalho, P. Goodyear, M. de Laat (Eds.), Place-based spaces for networked learning, (pp. 207-224). New York: Routledge. [More Information]

Journals

  • Skilbeck, K., Johnston, G., Hinton, T. (2018). Long-lasting effects of early-life intervention in mice on adulthood behaviour, GABAA receptor subunit expression and synaptic clustering. Pharmacological Research, 128, 179-189. [More Information]
  • Aishah, A., Hinton, T., Machaalani, R. (2017). Cellular protein and mRNA expression of (beta)1 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) subunit in brain, skeletal muscle and placenta. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 58, 9-16. [More Information]
  • Ng, C., Duke, R., Hinton, T., Johnston, G. (2017). Effects of bilobalide, ginkgolide B and picrotoxinin on GABAA receptor modulation by structurally diverse positive modulators. European Journal of Pharmacology, 806, 83-90. [More Information]
  • Hinton, T. (2017). Introduction to the Special issue Country in focus: Pharmacology in Australia. Pharmacological Research, 116, 1. [More Information]
  • Ng, C., Duke, R., Hinton, T., Johnston, G. (2016). GABAA receptor cysteinyl mutants and the ginkgo terpenoid lactones bilobalide and ginkgolides. European Journal of Pharmacology, 777, 136-146. [More Information]
  • Locock, K., Bakas, T., Sanai, F., Allan, R., Hinton, T. (2016). What Is the "Areca" in "Areca Nuts? Extraction and Neuroactive Bioassay of Arecoline. Journal of Chemical Education, 93(1), 197-201. [More Information]
  • Machaalani, R., Ghazavi, E., David, R., Hinton, T., Makris, A., Hennessy, A. (2015). Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR) are increased in the pre-eclamptic placenta. Hypertension in Pregnancy, 34(2), 227-240. [More Information]
  • Machaalani, R., Ghazavi, E., Hinton, T., Waters, K., Hennessy, A. (2014). Cigarette smoking during pregnancy regulates the expression of specific nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) subunits in the human placenta. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 276(3), 204-212. [More Information]
  • Hinton, T., Yeoman, P., Carvalho, L., Parisio, M., Day, M., Byrne, S., Bell, A., Donohoe, K., Radford, J., Tregloan, P., Poronnik, P., Goodyear, P. (2014). Participating in the communication of science: Identifying relationships between laboratory space designs and students' activities. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 22(5), 30-42.
  • Lloyd, H., Hinton, T., Bullock, S., Babey, A., Davis, E., Fernandes, L., Hart, J., Musgrave, I., Ziogas, J. (2013). An evaluation of pharmacology curricula in Australian science and health-related degree programs. BMC Medical Education, 13(1), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Skilbeck, K., Johnston, G., Hinton, T. (2010). Stress and GABA(A) Receptors. Journal of Neurochemistry, 112(5), 1115-1130. [More Information]
  • Chebib, M., Hinton, T., Schmid, K., Brinkworth, D., Qian, H., Matos, S., Kim, H., Abdel-Halim, H., Kumar, R., Johnston, G., Hanrahan, J. (2009). Novel, potent and selective GABAC antagonists inhibit myopia development and facilitate learning and memory. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 328(2), 448-457. [More Information]
  • Hinton, T., Chebib, M., Johnston, G. (2008). Enantioselective actions of 4-amino-3-hydroxybutanoic acid and (3-amino-2-hydroxypropyl)methylphosphinic acid at recombinant GABA(C) receptors. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 18(1), 402-404. [More Information]
  • Skilbeck, K., Hinton, T., Johnston, G. (2008). Sex-differences and stress: effects on regional high and low affinity [3H]GABA binding. Neurochemistry International, 52(6), 1212-1219. [More Information]
  • Hinton, T., Johnston, G. (2008). The role of GABA-A receptors in schizophrenia. Cell Science Reviews, 5, 180-194.
  • Skilbeck, K., O'Reilly, J., Johnston, G., Hinton, T. (2007). Antipsychotic drug administration differentially affects [(3)H]muscimol and [(3)H]flunitrazepam GABA(A) receptor binding sites. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, , 1-7. [More Information]
  • Skilbeck, K., O'Reilly, J., Johnston, G., Hinton, T. (2007). The effects of antipsychotic drugs on GABAA receptor binding depend on period of drug treatment and binding site examined. Schizophrenia Research, 90(39508), 76-80. [More Information]
  • Schleimer, S., Hinton, T., Dixon, G., Johnston, G. (2004). Gaba Transporters Gat-1 And Gat-3 In The Human Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex In Schizophrenia. Neuropsychobiology, 50(3), 226-230. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Skilbeck, K., O'Reilly, J., Johnston, G., Hinton, T. (2006). Antipsychotic drug effects on GABA(A) receptors. Australasian Schizophrenia Conference 2006, United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis.

2018

  • Skilbeck, K., Johnston, G., Hinton, T. (2018). Long-lasting effects of early-life intervention in mice on adulthood behaviour, GABAA receptor subunit expression and synaptic clustering. Pharmacological Research, 128, 179-189. [More Information]

2017

  • Aishah, A., Hinton, T., Machaalani, R. (2017). Cellular protein and mRNA expression of (beta)1 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) subunit in brain, skeletal muscle and placenta. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 58, 9-16. [More Information]
  • Ng, C., Duke, R., Hinton, T., Johnston, G. (2017). Effects of bilobalide, ginkgolide B and picrotoxinin on GABAA receptor modulation by structurally diverse positive modulators. European Journal of Pharmacology, 806, 83-90. [More Information]
  • Hinton, T., Hanrahan, J., Johnston, G. (2017). Flavonoid Actions on Receptors for the Inhibitory Neurotransmitter GABA. In Goncalo C Justino (Eds.), Flavonoids: From Biosynthesis to Human Health, (pp. 335-350). Rijeka: InTech. [More Information]
  • Hinton, T. (2017). Introduction to the Special issue Country in focus: Pharmacology in Australia. Pharmacological Research, 116, 1. [More Information]
  • Hinton, T., Yeoman, P., Ashor, L., Poronnik, P. (2017). Spaces enabling change: X-lab and science education 2020. In L. Carvalho, P. Goodyear, M. de Laat (Eds.), Place-based spaces for networked learning, (pp. 207-224). New York: Routledge. [More Information]

2016

  • Ng, C., Duke, R., Hinton, T., Johnston, G. (2016). GABAA receptor cysteinyl mutants and the ginkgo terpenoid lactones bilobalide and ginkgolides. European Journal of Pharmacology, 777, 136-146. [More Information]
  • Locock, K., Bakas, T., Sanai, F., Allan, R., Hinton, T. (2016). What Is the "Areca" in "Areca Nuts? Extraction and Neuroactive Bioassay of Arecoline. Journal of Chemical Education, 93(1), 197-201. [More Information]

2015

  • Machaalani, R., Ghazavi, E., David, R., Hinton, T., Makris, A., Hennessy, A. (2015). Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR) are increased in the pre-eclamptic placenta. Hypertension in Pregnancy, 34(2), 227-240. [More Information]

2014

  • Machaalani, R., Ghazavi, E., Hinton, T., Waters, K., Hennessy, A. (2014). Cigarette smoking during pregnancy regulates the expression of specific nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) subunits in the human placenta. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 276(3), 204-212. [More Information]
  • Hinton, T., Yeoman, P., Carvalho, L., Parisio, M., Day, M., Byrne, S., Bell, A., Donohoe, K., Radford, J., Tregloan, P., Poronnik, P., Goodyear, P. (2014). Participating in the communication of science: Identifying relationships between laboratory space designs and students' activities. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 22(5), 30-42.

2013

  • Lloyd, H., Hinton, T., Bullock, S., Babey, A., Davis, E., Fernandes, L., Hart, J., Musgrave, I., Ziogas, J. (2013). An evaluation of pharmacology curricula in Australian science and health-related degree programs. BMC Medical Education, 13(1), 1-15. [More Information]

2010

  • Skilbeck, K., Johnston, G., Hinton, T. (2010). Stress and GABA(A) Receptors. Journal of Neurochemistry, 112(5), 1115-1130. [More Information]

2009

  • Chebib, M., Hinton, T., Schmid, K., Brinkworth, D., Qian, H., Matos, S., Kim, H., Abdel-Halim, H., Kumar, R., Johnston, G., Hanrahan, J. (2009). Novel, potent and selective GABAC antagonists inhibit myopia development and facilitate learning and memory. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 328(2), 448-457. [More Information]

2008

  • Hinton, T., Chebib, M., Johnston, G. (2008). Enantioselective actions of 4-amino-3-hydroxybutanoic acid and (3-amino-2-hydroxypropyl)methylphosphinic acid at recombinant GABA(C) receptors. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 18(1), 402-404. [More Information]
  • Skilbeck, K., Hinton, T., Johnston, G. (2008). Sex-differences and stress: effects on regional high and low affinity [3H]GABA binding. Neurochemistry International, 52(6), 1212-1219. [More Information]
  • Hinton, T., Johnston, G. (2008). The role of GABA-A receptors in schizophrenia. Cell Science Reviews, 5, 180-194.

2007

  • Skilbeck, K., O'Reilly, J., Johnston, G., Hinton, T. (2007). Antipsychotic drug administration differentially affects [(3)H]muscimol and [(3)H]flunitrazepam GABA(A) receptor binding sites. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, , 1-7. [More Information]
  • Skilbeck, K., O'Reilly, J., Johnston, G., Hinton, T. (2007). The effects of antipsychotic drugs on GABAA receptor binding depend on period of drug treatment and binding site examined. Schizophrenia Research, 90(39508), 76-80. [More Information]

2006

  • Skilbeck, K., O'Reilly, J., Johnston, G., Hinton, T. (2006). Antipsychotic drug effects on GABA(A) receptors. Australasian Schizophrenia Conference 2006, United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis.

2004

  • Schleimer, S., Hinton, T., Dixon, G., Johnston, G. (2004). Gaba Transporters Gat-1 And Gat-3 In The Human Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex In Schizophrenia. Neuropsychobiology, 50(3), 226-230. [More Information]

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