Dr Sharon Chow

Medicine & Health
Centre for Big Data Research in Health

Sharon is the Operations Manager of the Australian and New Zealand Neonatal Network (ANZNN), a clinical quality registry and collaboration of every neonatal intensive care unit in the two countries. The ANZNN sits with the National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit (NPESU), a joint unit of the Centre for Big Data Research in Health (CBDRH) and School of Women’s and Children’s Health, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney. Sharon has nearly 20 years’ experience in perinatal and paediatric research.

In her role she is responsible for overseeing and managing the activities of the ANZNN, including using registry data to benchmark and feedback to the participating units to facilitate improvement in the care of high-risk newborns.

+61 2 9385 9158
Level 2, AGSM Building UNSW Sydney 2052
  • Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Early-onset sepsis in very preterm neonates in Australia and New Zealand, 2007-2018', Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal Edition, 108, pp. 31 - 37,
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'When should intensive care be provided for the extremely preterm infants born at the margin of viability? A survey of Australasian parents and clinicians', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 57, pp. 52 - 57,
    Journal articles | 2020
    2020, 'Improving incidence trends of severe intraventricular haemorrhages in preterm infants <32 weeks gestation: A cohort study', Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal Edition, 105, pp. F145 - F150,
    Journal articles | 2020
    2020, 'Probiotics for Prevention of Severe Necrotizing Enterocolitis: Experience of New Zealand Neonatal Intensive Care Units', Frontiers in Pediatrics, 8, pp. 119,
    Journal articles | 2017
    Koller-Smith LI M; Shah PS; Ye XY; Sjörs G; Wang YA; Chow SS W; Darlow BA; Lee SK; Håkanson S; Lui K; Marshall P; Craven P; Simmer K; Stack J; Knight D; Watkins A; Ramsden A; Tan K; Bawden K; Downe L; Singde V; Stewart M; Berry A; Hunt R; Kilburn C; Dargaville P; Paradisis M; Evans N; Reid S; Cartwright D; Kuschel C; Doyle L; Numa A; Kecskes Z; Badawi N; Koh G; Resnick S; Tracy M; Tarnow-Mordi W; Andersen C; Austin N; Darlow B; Broadbent R; Corban J; Mildenhall L; Battin M; Bourchier D; Richardson V; Haslam R; Rajadurai VS; Kajetanowicz A; Synnes A; Rouvinez-Bouali N; Piedboeuf B; Bertelle V; Bulleid B; Yee W; Shivananda S; Lee KS; Seshia M; Barrington K; Lefebvre F; McMillan D; Andrews W; Kovacs L; Dow K; da Silva O; Riley P; Peliowski A; Aziz K; Cieslak Z; Kalapesi Z; Sankaran K; Faucher D; Alvaro R; Canning R; Ojah C; Monterrosa L; Dunn M; Sorokan T; Harrison A; Nwaesei C; Adie M; Håkansson S; Segerdahl N; Morad T; Morén S; Stenberg Å; Simonsson C; Stigsson L; Christensen JL; Åmasn L; Ingemanson F; österdal L; Ellström KG; Abrahamsson T; Heimdahl I; Hägg T; Hedlund A; Lund EE, 2017, 'Comparing very low birth weight versus very low gestation cohort methods for outcome analysis of high risk preterm infants', BMC Pediatrics, 17,
    Journal articles | 2012
    2012, 'Amniotic fluid inflammatory score is associated with pregnancy outcome in patients with mid trimester short cervix', American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 206, pp. 68.e1 - 68.e6,
    Journal articles | 2012
    2012, 'Cytomegalovirus infection during pregnancy with maternofetal transmission induces a proinflammatory cytokine bias in placenta and amniotic fluid', Journal of Infectious Diseases, 205, pp. 1305 - 1310,
    Journal articles | 2008
    Scott GM; Steller A; Wang S; Teng KW W; Chow SS W, 2008, 'Pathogenesis of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in pregnancy', MICROBIOLOGY AUSTRALIA, 29, pp. 200 - 203,
    Journal articles | 2008
    2008, 'Differences in amniotic fluid and maternal serum cytokine levels in early midtrimester women without evidence of infection', Cytokine, 44, pp. 78 - 84,
    Journal articles | 2006
    2006, 'Correlates of placental infection with cytomegalovirus, parvovirus B19 or human herpes virus 7', Journal of Medical Virology, 78, pp. 747 - 756,
    Journal articles | 2006
    2006, 'Molecular epidemiology of enterovirus 71 over two decades in an Australian urban community', Archives of Virology, 151, pp. 1003 - 1013,
    Journal articles | 2005
    2005, 'Development of multiplex PCRs for detection of common viral pathogens and agents of congenital infections', Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 43, pp. 5102 - 5110,
  • Reports | 2019
    2019, Report of the Australian and New Zealand Neonatal Network 2017, UNSW Sydney, Sydney
    Conference Papers | 2018
    2018, 'Use of Probiotics Is Associated with a Reduction in Severe Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Preterm Infants in New Zealand', in 7th International Conference on Clinical Neonatology—Selected Abstracts, Thieme Medical Publishers, presented at 7th International Conference on Clinical Neonatology—Selected Abstracts, 23 May 2018 - 26 May 2018,
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Chow SS W; Hall B; Jones CA; Craig ME; Catteau J; Lloyd AR; Rawlinson WD, 2008, 'IP-10 and IL-1Ra elevation in cytomegalovirus-infected vs normal midtrimester amniotic fluids', in Cytokine, Academic Press Ltd Elsevier Science Ltd, London, England, pp. 323 - 323, presented at 7th Joint Conference of the International-Cytokine-Society/International-Society-for-Interferon-and-Cytoklin-Research, Montreal, CANADA,