Research Fellow

Dr Nan Hu

PhD (Epidemiology), MSc (Statistics), BSc (Mathematics)

Medicine & Health
Discipline of Paediatrics

My research interests mainly center around epidemiological studies of children and adolescents with mental health difficulties or disorders and their health service use trajectories across health and social sectors.

I have engaged in research for children and adolescents hospitalised with mental health disorders and deliberate self-harm behaviours, children who have a contact with child protection services, psycho-social outcomes of children with intellectual disabilities, and educational outcomes of children hospitalised with chronic health conditions. I have also research interests for children and adolescents with a mental health disorder who have juvenile justice contacts.

I had training in Mathematics and Statistics. I am interested in the application of multilevel regression analysis, trajectory analysis, and structural equation modelling in the research areas aforementioned. 

I have used routinely collected administrative records including electronic medical records to undertake most of my analyses.

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Harding G; Hu N; Larter N; Montgomery A; Stephensen J; Callaghan L; Zwi K; Lingam R; Woolfenden S, 2021, 'Health status and health service use of urban Aboriginal children attending an Aboriginal community child health service in Sydney', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, vol. 57, pp. 1072 - 1077, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpc.15403
    Journal articles | 2020
    Zwi K; Sealy L; Samir N; Hu N; Rostami R; Agrawal R; Cherian S; Coleman J; Francis J; Gunasekera H; Isaacs D; Larcombe P; Levitt D; Mares S; Mutch R; Newman L; Raman S; Young H; Norwood C; Lingam R, 2020, 'Asylum seeking children and adolescents in Australian immigration detention on Nauru: A longitudinal cohort study', BMJ Paediatrics Open, vol. 4, pp. e000615, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjpo-2019-000615
    Journal articles | 2020
    Borland RL; Hu N; Tonge B; Einfeld S; Gray KM, 2020, 'Participation in sport and physical activity in adults with intellectual disabilities', Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, vol. 64, pp. 908 - 922, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jir.12782
    Journal articles | 2020
    Britton PN; Hu N; Saravanos G; Shrapnel J; Davis J; Snelling T; Dalby-Payne J; Kesson AM; Wood N; Macartney K; McCullagh C; Lingam R, 2020, 'COVID-19 public health measures and respiratory syncytial virus', The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, vol. 4, pp. e42 - e43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2352-4642(20)30307-2
    Journal articles | 2020
    Bell J; Lingam R; Wakefield CE; Fardell JE; Zeltzer J; Hu N; Woolfenden S; Callander E; Marshall GM; Nassar N, 2020, 'Prevalence, hospital admissions and costs of child chronic conditions: A population-based study', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, vol. 56, pp. 1365 - 1370, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpc.14932
    Journal articles | 2020
    Teague SJ; Newman LK; Tonge BJ; Gray KM; Aery A; Andersson E; Arciuli J; Arora S; Bezzina L; Blackmore R; Borland R; Caruana J; Cawood D; Clarke K; Day J; Dossetor D; Einfeld S; Emerson E; Evans H; Fernandez A; Goodall S; Gray KM; Haas K; Henderson K; Henry T; Hinton S; Hoath F; Hodges J; Horstead S; Howlin P; Hu N; Keating C; Kelly E; Knott R; Kotselas P; Louie E; McAuliffe Z; O’Hagan G; Panahi B; Phillis K; Rice L; Rose O; Rotolone C; Salvador-Carulla L; Sanders M; Schoch M; Shortt F; Silove N; Sofronoff K; Stace L; Taffe J; Teague SJ; Thompson DM; Tonge BJ; Viney R; Wallman E, 2020, 'Attachment and child behaviour and emotional problems in autism spectrum disorder with intellectual disability', Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, vol. 33, pp. 475 - 487, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jar.12689
    Journal articles | 2019
    Hu N; Taylor CL; Glauert RA; Li J, 2019, 'The pervasive effects of timing of parental mental health disorders on adolescent deliberate self-harm risk', PLOS ONE, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0220704
    Journal articles | 2018
    Teague SJ; Newman LK; Tonge BJ; Gray KM; Aery A; Andersson E; Arciuli J; Arora S; Bezzina L; Blackmore R; Borland R; Caruana J; Cawood D; Clarke K; Day J; Dossetor D; Einfeld S; Emerson E; Evans H; Fernandez A; Goodall S; Haas K; Henderson K; Henry T; Hinton S; Hoath F; Hodges J; Horstead S; Howlin P; Hu N; Keating C; Kelly E; Knott R; Kotselas P; Louie E; McAuliffe Z; O’Hagan G; Panahi B; Phillis K; Rose O; Rotolone C; Salvador-Carulla L; Sanders M; Schoch M; Shortt F; Silove N; Sofronoff K; Stace L; Taffe J; Thompson DM; Wallman E; Viney R, 2018, 'Caregiver Mental Health, Parenting Practices, and Perceptions of Child Attachment in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder', Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, vol. 48, pp. 2642 - 2652, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-018-3517-x
    Journal articles | 2018
    Downs J; Rodger J; Li C; Tan X; Hu N; Wong K; de Klerk N; Leonard H, 2018, 'Environmental enrichment intervention for Rett syndrome: an individually randomised stepped wedge trial', ORPHANET JOURNAL OF RARE DISEASES, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13023-017-0752-8
    Journal articles | 2018
    Rice LJ; Einfeld SL; Hu N; Carter CS, 2018, 'A review of clinical trials of oxytocin in Prader-Willi syndrome', CURRENT OPINION IN PSYCHIATRY, vol. 31, pp. 123 - 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/YCO.0000000000000391
    Journal articles | 2017
    Hu N; Taylor CL; Li J; Glauert RA, 2017, 'The impact of child maltreatment on the risk of deliberate self-harm among adolescents: A population-wide cohort study using linked administrative records', CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT, vol. 67, pp. 322 - 337, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.03.012
    Journal articles | 2017
    Li D; Hu N; Yu Y; Zhou A; Li F; Jia J, 2017, 'Trajectories of Multidimensional Caregiver Burden in Chinese Informal Caregivers for Dementia: Evidence from Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Zarit Burden Interview', JOURNAL OF ALZHEIMERS DISEASE, vol. 59, pp. 1317 - 1325, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/JAD-170172
    Journal articles | 2017
    Hu N; Li J; Glauert RA; Taylor CL, 2017, 'Influence of exposure to perinatal risk factors and parental mental health related hospital admission on adolescent deliberate self-harm risk', EUROPEAN CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY, vol. 26, pp. 791 - 803, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00787-017-0948-4
    Journal articles | 2016
    Hu N; Glauert RA; Li J; Taylor CL, 2016, 'Risk factors for repetition of a deliberate self-harm episode within seven days in adolescents and young adults: A population-level record linkage study in Western Australia', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, vol. 50, pp. 154 - 166, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004867415621391
    Journal articles | 2014
    Jia J; Zhou A; Wei C; Jia X; Wang F; Li F; Wu X; Mok V; Gauthier S; Tang M; Chu L; Zhou Y; Zhou C; Cui Y; Wang Q; Wang W; Yin P; Hu N; Zuo X; Song H; Qin W; Wu L; Li D; Jia L; Song J; Han Y; Xing Y; Yang P; Li Y; Qiao Y; Tang Y; Lv J; Dong X, 2014, 'The prevalence of mild cognitive impairment and its etiological subtypes in elderly Chinese', ALZHEIMERS & DEMENTIA, vol. 10, pp. 439 - 447, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2013.09.008
    Journal articles | 2014
    Jia J; Wang F; Wei C; Zhou A; Jia X; Li F; Tang M; Chu L; Zhou Y; Zhou C; Cui Y; Wang Q; Wang W; Yin P; Hu N; Zuo X; Song H; Qin W; Wu L; Li D; Jia L; Song J; Han Y; Xing Y; Yang P; Li Y; Qiao Y; Tang Y; Lv J; Dong X, 2014, 'The prevalence of dementia in urban and rural areas of China', ALZHEIMERS & DEMENTIA, vol. 10, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2013.01.012
    Journal articles | 2021
    Mimmo L; Harrison R; Travaglia J; Hu N; Woolfenden S, 2021, 'Inequities in quality and safety outcomes for hospitalized children with intellectual disability', Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dmcn.15066
    Journal articles | 2021
    Homaira N; Binks M; Walker G; Larter N; Clark K; Campbell M; McHugh L; Briggs N; Nyiro J; Stelzer-Braid S; Hu N; Macartney K; Snelling T; Omer SB; Rawlinson W; Andrews R; Jaffe A, 2021, 'Transplacental transfer of RSV antibody in Australian First Nations infants', Journal of Medical Virology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmv.27383
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hu N; Fardell J; Wakefield CE; Marshall GM; Bell JC; Nassar N; Lingam R, 2021, 'School academic performance of children hospitalised with a chronic condition.', Arch Dis Child, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2020-321285
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hu N; Nassar N; Shrapnel J; Perkes I; Hodgins M; O'Leary F; Trudgett C; Eapen V; Woolfenden S; Knight K; Lingam R, 2021, 'The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on paediatric health service use within one year after the first pandemic outbreak in New South Wales Australia – a time series analysis', The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific, pp. 100311 - 100311, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lanwpc.2021.100311
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Hu N; Nassar N; Shrapnel J; Perkes I; Hodgins M; O'Leary F; Trudgett C; Eapen V; Woolfenden S; Knight K; Lingam R, 2021, 'The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on paediatric health service use within one year after the first pandemic outbreak in New South Wales Australia - a time series analysis.', Lancet Reg Health West Pac, pp. 100311, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lanwpc.2021.100311
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hu N; Fardell J; Wakefield CE; Marshall GM; Bell JC; Nassar N; Lingam R, 2021, 'School academic performance of children hospitalised with a chronic condition.', Arch Dis Child, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2020-321285
    Journal articles | 2021
    Mimmo L; Harrison R; Travaglia J; Hu N; Woolfenden S, 2021, 'Inequities in quality and safety outcomes for hospitalized children with intellectual disability', Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dmcn.15066
    Journal articles | 2021
    Harding G; Hu N; Larter N; Montgomery A; Stephensen J; Callaghan L; Zwi K; Lingam R; Woolfenden S, 2021, 'Health status and health service use of urban Aboriginal children attending an Aboriginal community child health service in Sydney', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, vol. 57, pp. 1072 - 1077, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpc.15403
    Journal articles | 2021
    Homaira N; Binks M; Walker G; Larter N; Clark K; Campbell M; McHugh L; Briggs N; Nyiro J; Stelzer-Braid S; Hu N; Macartney K; Snelling T; Omer SB; Rawlinson W; Andrews R; Jaffe A, 2021, 'Transplacental transfer of RSV antibody in Australian First Nations infants', Journal of Medical Virology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmv.27383
    Journal articles | 2020
    Britton PN; Hu N; Saravanos G; Shrapnel J; Davis J; Snelling T; Dalby-Payne J; Kesson AM; Wood N; Macartney K; McCullagh C; Lingam R, 2020, 'COVID-19 public health measures and respiratory syncytial virus', The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, vol. 4, pp. e42 - e43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2352-4642(20)30307-2
    Journal articles | 2020
    Bell J; Lingam R; Wakefield CE; Fardell JE; Zeltzer J; Hu N; Woolfenden S; Callander E; Marshall GM; Nassar N, 2020, 'Prevalence, hospital admissions and costs of child chronic conditions: A population-based study', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, vol. 56, pp. 1365 - 1370, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpc.14932
    Journal articles | 2020
    Borland RL; Hu N; Tonge B; Einfeld S; Gray KM, 2020, 'Participation in sport and physical activity in adults with intellectual disabilities', Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, vol. 64, pp. 908 - 922, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jir.12782
    Journal articles | 2020
    Zwi K; Sealy L; Samir N; Hu N; Rostami R; Agrawal R; Cherian S; Coleman J; Francis J; Gunasekera H; Isaacs D; Larcombe P; Levitt D; Mares S; Mutch R; Newman L; Raman S; Young H; Norwood C; Lingam R, 2020, 'Asylum seeking children and adolescents in Australian immigration detention on Nauru: A longitudinal cohort study', BMJ Paediatrics Open, vol. 4, pp. e000615, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjpo-2019-000615
    Journal articles | 2020
    Teague SJ; Newman LK; Tonge BJ; Gray KM; Aery A; Andersson E; Arciuli J; Arora S; Bezzina L; Blackmore R; Borland R; Caruana J; Cawood D; Clarke K; Day J; Dossetor D; Einfeld S; Emerson E; Evans H; Fernandez A; Goodall S; Gray KM; Haas K; Henderson K; Henry T; Hinton S; Hoath F; Hodges J; Horstead S; Howlin P; Hu N; Keating C; Kelly E; Knott R; Kotselas P; Louie E; McAuliffe Z; O’Hagan G; Panahi B; Phillis K; Rice L; Rose O; Rotolone C; Salvador-Carulla L; Sanders M; Schoch M; Shortt F; Silove N; Sofronoff K; Stace L; Taffe J; Teague SJ; Thompson DM; Tonge BJ; Viney R; Wallman E, 2020, 'Attachment and child behaviour and emotional problems in autism spectrum disorder with intellectual disability', Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, vol. 33, pp. 475 - 487, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jar.12689
    Journal articles | 2019
    Hu N; Taylor CL; Glauert RA; Li J, 2019, 'The pervasive effects of timing of parental mental health disorders on adolescent deliberate self-harm risk', PLOS ONE, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0220704
    Journal articles | 2018
    Rice LJ; Einfeld SL; Hu N; Carter CS, 2018, 'A review of clinical trials of oxytocin in Prader-Willi syndrome', CURRENT OPINION IN PSYCHIATRY, vol. 31, pp. 123 - 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/YCO.0000000000000391
    Journal articles | 2018
    Teague SJ; Newman LK; Tonge BJ; Gray KM; Aery A; Andersson E; Arciuli J; Arora S; Bezzina L; Blackmore R; Borland R; Caruana J; Cawood D; Clarke K; Day J; Dossetor D; Einfeld S; Emerson E; Evans H; Fernandez A; Goodall S; Haas K; Henderson K; Henry T; Hinton S; Hoath F; Hodges J; Horstead S; Howlin P; Hu N; Keating C; Kelly E; Knott R; Kotselas P; Louie E; McAuliffe Z; O’Hagan G; Panahi B; Phillis K; Rose O; Rotolone C; Salvador-Carulla L; Sanders M; Schoch M; Shortt F; Silove N; Sofronoff K; Stace L; Taffe J; Thompson DM; Wallman E; Viney R, 2018, 'Caregiver Mental Health, Parenting Practices, and Perceptions of Child Attachment in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder', Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, vol. 48, pp. 2642 - 2652, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-018-3517-x
    Journal articles | 2018
    Downs J; Rodger J; Li C; Tan X; Hu N; Wong K; de Klerk N; Leonard H, 2018, 'Environmental enrichment intervention for Rett syndrome: an individually randomised stepped wedge trial', ORPHANET JOURNAL OF RARE DISEASES, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13023-017-0752-8
    Journal articles | 2017
    Hu N; Taylor C; Glauert R; Li J; Wong J, 2017, 'Influence of early life exposure to social disadvantages on deliberate self-harm (DSH) among children of parents with mental health disorders', International Journal of Population Data Science, vol. 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.23889/ijpds.v1i1.214
    Journal articles | 2017
    Hu N; Taylor CL; Li J; Glauert RA, 2017, 'The impact of child maltreatment on the risk of deliberate self-harm among adolescents: A population-wide cohort study using linked administrative records', CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT, vol. 67, pp. 322 - 337, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.03.012
    Journal articles | 2017
    Hu N; Li J; Glauert RA; Taylor CL, 2017, 'Influence of exposure to perinatal risk factors and parental mental health related hospital admission on adolescent deliberate self-harm risk', EUROPEAN CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY, vol. 26, pp. 791 - 803, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00787-017-0948-4
    Journal articles | 2017
    Li D; Hu N; Yu Y; Zhou A; Li F; Jia J, 2017, 'Trajectories of Multidimensional Caregiver Burden in Chinese Informal Caregivers for Dementia: Evidence from Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Zarit Burden Interview', JOURNAL OF ALZHEIMERS DISEASE, vol. 59, pp. 1317 - 1325, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/JAD-170172
    Journal articles | 2016
    Hu N; Glauert RA; Li J; Taylor CL, 2016, 'Risk factors for repetition of a deliberate self-harm episode within seven days in adolescents and young adults: A population-level record linkage study in Western Australia', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, vol. 50, pp. 154 - 166, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004867415621391
    Journal articles | 2014
    Jia J; Zhou A; Wei C; Jia X; Wang F; Li F; Wu X; Mok V; Gauthier S; Tang M; Chu L; Zhou Y; Zhou C; Cui Y; Wang Q; Wang W; Yin P; Hu N; Zuo X; Song H; Qin W; Wu L; Li D; Jia L; Song J; Han Y; Xing Y; Yang P; Li Y; Qiao Y; Tang Y; Lv J; Dong X, 2014, 'The prevalence of mild cognitive impairment and its etiological subtypes in elderly Chinese', ALZHEIMERS & DEMENTIA, vol. 10, pp. 439 - 447, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2013.09.008
    Journal articles | 2014
    Jia J; Wang F; Wei C; Zhou A; Jia X; Li F; Tang M; Chu L; Zhou Y; Zhou C; Cui Y; Wang Q; Wang W; Yin P; Hu N; Zuo X; Song H; Qin W; Wu L; Li D; Jia L; Song J; Han Y; Xing Y; Yang P; Li Y; Qiao Y; Tang Y; Lv J; Dong X, 2014, 'The prevalence of dementia in urban and rural areas of China', ALZHEIMERS & DEMENTIA, vol. 10, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2013.01.012

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