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Prof. Robert J. Norman

  Position Prof Reproductive - Periconceptual Medicine
  Org Unit Robinson Research Institute
  Email robert.norman@adelaide.edu.au
  Telephone +61 8 8100 2900
  Location Floor/Room 9 , 431 King William Road , North Terrace

Professor Robert Norman is a leader in the research and clinical management of infertility, specialising in peri-conception health, ovarian research, assisted reproduction, PCOS and nutrition. Professor Norman has integrated his clinical career with a comprehensive laboratory-based research program, and has a proven leadership record in managing research teams and service delivery. He graduated in medicine and is a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Chemical Pathology with qualifications in endocrine biochemistry, reproductive endocrinology and infertility treatment. As the Founding Director, Professor Norman has built a significant research group in women’s reproductive health in Australia through The Robinson Research Institute, a grouping with the only 5 ranking in ERA in Australia in paediatrics and reproductive health. He has shown consistent ability to translate basic and applied science into clinical and policy results, recognising the key drivers of change in his discipline and the wider community. In 2013 Professor Norman received an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) recognising his service as a clinician and researcher to medicine in the field of reproductive health.  In 2015 he received an honorary MD from the University of Adelaide and became a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

CI Norman regularly receives invitations to speak at International Meetings as a world leader in Reproductive Medicine. He has presented as plenary speaker or given the keynote address at International Meetings over 30 times in the past 5 years.

1972 - BSc (Hons) Anatomical Sciences, First class, University of Birmingham

1974 - MB ChB (Hons), University of Birmingham

1983 - MD, University of Natal, Durban

2015 - MD (Hon), University of Adelaide

FRANZCOG, FRCPA, FRCPath, FRCOG, CREI

  • CI Norman holds visiting Professorships in China (Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Peking Medical University), the Netherland (Utrecht) and the UK (University of Southampton).
  • He was recognised by the British Fertility Society in 2014 with the Howard Jacobs plenary lectureship In 2013 received the Distinguished Researcher Award from American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
  • He was one of two life members awarded by ESHRE in 2017.

Robert Norman's research has been funded by:

  • NHMRC Grants (Centre of Research Excellence, Project, program and equipment)
  • SA Premier's Science Research Fund
  • ARC Super Science Fellowship
  • Pharmaceutical funded trials
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • ADS-Servier National Diabetes Strategy Grant
  • ARC Linkage Grants
  • Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Equipment Grant
  • Federal Government funding for the PCOS Alliance and Your Fertility

Refereed Journal Articles 2018

Norman RJ, Mol BWJ. ‘Successful weight loss interventions before in vitrofertilization: fat chance?'. Fertil Steril. 2018 Sep;110(4):581-586.

Le KD, Vuong LN, Ho TM, Dang VQ, Pham TD, Pham CT, Norman RJ, Mol BJW. ‘A cost-effectiveness analysis of freeze-only or fresh embryo transfer in IVF of nonPCOS women'. Hum Reprod. 2018 Aug 24;doi.org/10.1093/humrep/dey253.

Teede HJ, Misso ML, Costello MF, Dokras A, Laven J, Moran L, Piltonen T, Norman RJ; International PCOS Network. ‘Recommendations from the internationalevidence-based guideline for the assessment and management of polycystic ovary syndrome'. Fertil Steril. 2018 Aug;110(3):364-379.

Teede HJ, Misso ML, Costello MF, Dokras A, Laven J, Moran L, Piltonen T, Norman RJ; International PCOS Network. ‘Recommendations from the internationalevidence-based guideline for the assessment and management of polycystic ovary syndrome'. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2018 Sep;89(3):251-268.

Teede HJ, Misso ML, Costello MF, Dokras A, Laven J, Moran L, Piltonen T, Norman RJ; International PCOS Network . ‘Recommendations from the internationalevidence-based guideline for the assessment and management of polycystic ovary syndrome'. Hum Reprod. 2018 Sep 1;33(9):1602-1618.

Niederberger C, Pellicer A, Cohen J, Gardner DK, Palermo GD, O'Neill CL, Chow S, Rosenwaks Z, Cobo A, Swain JE, Schoolcraft WB, Frydman R, Bishop LA, Aharon D, Gordon C, New E, Decherney A, Tan SL, Paulson RJ, Goldfarb JM, Brännström M,Donnez J, Silber S, Dolmans MM, Simpson JL, Handyside AH, Munné S, Eguizabal C, Montserrat N, Izpisua Belmonte JC, Trounson A, Simon C, Tulandi T, Giudice LC,Norman RJ, Hsueh AJ, Sun Y, Laufer N, Kochman R, Eldar-Geva T, Lunenfeld B,Ezcurra D, D'Hooghe T, Fauser BCJM, Tarlatzis BC, Meldrum DR, Casper RF, Fatemi HM, Devroey P, Galliano D, Wikland M, Sigman M, Schoor RA, Goldstein M, Lipshultz LI, Schlegel PN, Hussein A, Oates RD, Brannigan RE, Ross HE, Pennings G, Klock SC, Brown S, Van Steirteghem A, Rebar RW, LaBarbera AR. ‘Forty years of IVF'. Fertil Steril. 2018 Jul 15;110(2):185-324.

Hart R, Doherty D, Adams L, Huang RC, Mori T, Minae N, MacLachlan R, Skakkebaek N, Norman R, Handelsman D, Olynyk J, Beilin L. ‘Features of metabolic disorder in late adolescence are negatively associated with testicular function aT 20 years of age; evidence from a birth cohort'. Hum Reprod. 2018 Jul 1; 33(Supp 1):30-31.

Piltonen T, Laven J, Fauser B, Romualdi D, Linden-Hirschberg A, Norman RJ, Tapanainen J, Teede H. ‘Guideline recommendations: Treatment, emotional wellbeing and pregnancy'. Hum Reprod. 2018 Jul 1; 33(Supp 1):55-56.

Norman RJ, Moran L, Teede H. ‘Does race and ethnicity matter for metabolic risks in PCOS?'. Hum Reprod. 2018 Jul 1; 33(Supp 1):66-67.

Vuong TNL, Pham TD, Dang VQ, Ho TM, Ho VNA, Norman RJ, Mol BW. ‘Progesterone levels but not endometrial thickness influence the effectiveness of freeze-only versus fresh embryo transfer: a prespecified subgroup ...'. Hum Reprod. 2018 Jul 1;33(Supp1):137.

Smith CA, de Lacey S, Chapman M, Ratcliffe J, Norman RJ, Johnson NP, Boothroyd C, Fahey P. ‘Effect of Acupuncture vs Sham Acupuncture on Live Births Among Women Undergoing In Vitro Fertilization: A Randomized Clinical Trial'. JAMA. 2018 May 15;319(19):1990-1998.

Grieger JA, Grzeskowiak LE, Bianco-Miotto T, Jankovic-Karasoulos T, Moran LJ, Wilson RL, Leemaqz SY, Poston L, McCowan L, Kenny LC, Myers J, Walker JJ, Norman RJ, Dekker GA, Roberts CT. ‘Pre-pregnancy fast food and fruit intake is associated with time to pregnancy'. Hum Reprod. 2018 Jun 1;33(6):1063-1070.

Kakoly NS, Khomami MB, Joham AE, Cooray SD, Misso ML, Norman RJ, Harrison CL, Ranasinha S, Teede HJ, Moran LJ. ‘Ethnicity, obesity and the prevalence of impaired glucose tolerance and type 2 diabetes in PCOS: a systematic review and meta-regression'. Hum Reprod Update. 2018 Jul 1;24(4):455-467.

Hart RJ, Frederiksen H, Doherty DA, Keelan JA, Skakkebaek NE, Minaee NS, McLachlan R, Newnham JP, Dickinson JE, Pennell CE, Norman RJ, Main KM. ‘The Possible Impact of Antenatal Exposure to Ubiquitous Phthalates Upon Male Reproductive Function at 20 Years of Age'. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2018 Jun 4;(9):288.Peà A AS, Doherty DA, Atkinson HC, Hickey M, Norman RJ, Hart R. ‘The majority of irregular menstrual cycles in adolescence are ovulatory: results of a prospective study'. Arch Dis Child. 2018 Mar;103(3):235-239.

Hart RJ, Doherty DA, Keelan JA, Minaee NS, Thorstensen EB, Dickinson JE, Pennell CE, Newnham JP, McLachlan R, Norman RJ, Handelsman DJ. ‘The impact of antenatal Bisphenol A exposure on male reproductive function at 20-22 years of age'. Reprod Biomed Online. 2018 Mar;36(3):340-347.

Grzeskowiak LE, Smithers LG, Grieger JA, Bianco-Miotto T, Leemaqz SY, Clifton VL, Poston L, McCowan LM, Kenny LC, Myers J, Walker JJ, Norman RJ, Dekker GA, Roberts CT. ‘Asthma treatment impacts time to pregnancy: evidence from the international SCOPE study'. Eur Respir J. 2018 Feb 14;51(2).

Brown HM, Green ES, Tan TCY, Gonzalez MB, Rumbold AR, Hull ML, Norman RJ, Packer NH, Robertson SA, Thompson JG. ‘Periconception onset diabetes is associated with embryopathy and fetal growth retardation, reproductive tract hyperglycosylation and impaired immune adaptation to pregnancy'. Sci Rep. 2018 Feb 1;8(1):2114.

Vuong LN, Dang VQ, Ho TM, Huynh BG, Ha DT, Pham TD, Nguyen LK, Norman RJ, Mol BW. ‘IVF Transfer of Fresh or Frozen Embryos in Women without Polycystic Ovaries. NEJM. 2018 Jan 11;378(2):137-147.

Teede HJ, Legro RS, Norman RJ. ‘A Vision for Improving the Assessment and Management of PCOS through International Collaboration'. Semin Reprod Med. 2018 Jan;36(1):3-4.
Downes L, Garad R, Teede HJ, Norman RJ. ‘A Governance Model Addressing the Challenges of Contemporary Research'. Semin Reprod Med. 2018 Jan;36(1):73-79.

Tay CT, Moran LJ, Wijeyaratne CN, Redman LM, Norman RJ, Teede HJ, Joham AE. ‘Integrated Model of Care for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome'. Semin Reprod Med. 2018 Jan;36(1):86-94.

Gadalla MA, Huang S, Wang R, Norman RJ, Abdullah SA, El Saman AM, Ismail AM, van Wely M, Mol BWJ. ‘Effect of clomiphene citrate on endometrial thickness, ovulation, pregnancy and live birth in anovulatory women: a systematic review and meta-analysis'. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Jan;51(1):64-76

Book Chapters 2018

Kovacs G, Norman R. (Editors) ‘How to Improve Preconception Health to Maximise IVF Success'. Cambridge University Press. 2018 Feb; ISBN 9781316727119.

Refereed Journal Articles 2017

Morley LC, Tang T, Yasmin E, Norman RJ, Balen AH. ‘Insulin-sensitising drugs (metformin, rosiglitazone, pioglitazone, D-chiro-inositol) for women with polycystic ovary syndrome, oligo amenorrhoea and subfertility’. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Nov 29;11:CD003053. doi: 10.1002/14651858

Gadalla MA, Huang S, Wang R, Norman RJ, Abdullah SA, El Saman AM, Ismail AM, van Wely M, Mol BWJ. ‘The effect of clomiphene citrate on endometrial thickness, ovulation, pregnancy and live birth in anovulatory women: a systematic review and meta-analysis’. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Oct 21. doi: 10.1002/uog.18933

Robertson SJ, Norman RJ. ‘It is ethical to recommend against assisted reproductive treatment for women with a high body mass index’. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2017 Oct;57(5):575-578

de-Medeiros SF, Yamamoto MMW, de-Medeiros MAS, Barbosa JS, Norman RJ. ‘Should Subclinical Hypothyroidism Be an Exclusion Criterion for the Diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?’. J Reprod Infertil. 2017 Apr-Jun;18(2):242-250

Peà A AS, Doherty DA, Atkinson HC, Hickey M, Norman RJ, Hart R. ‘The majority of irregular menstrual cycles in adolescence are ovulatory: results of a prospective study’. Arch Dis Child. 2017 Aug 9. pii: archdischild-2017-312968. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2017-312968

Smith CA, de Lacey S, Chapman M, Ratcliffe J, Norman RJ, Johnson N, Sacks G, Lyttleton J, Boothroyd C. ‘Erratum to Acupuncture to improve live birth rates for women undergoing in vitro fertilization: a protocol for a randomized controlled trial”. Trials. 2017 Jun 1;18(1):248

Hammarberg K, Norman R, Robertson S, McLachlan R, Michelmore J, Johnson L. ‘Development of a health promotion programme to improve awareness of factors that affect fertility and evaluation of its reach in the first 5 years’. Reproductive Biomedicine & Society (Online) 2017; 4, 33-40

Hart R, Rombauts L, & Norman R. ‘Growth hormone in IVF cycles:  any hope?’ Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2017,doi:10.1097/GCO.0000000000000360

Wang R, Kim BV, van Wely M, Johnson NP, Costello MF, Zhang H, Ng EH, Legro RS, Bhattacharya S, Norman RJ, Mol BW. ‘Treatment strategies for women with WHO group II anovulation: Systematic review and network meta-analysis’. BMJ (Online), 2017 Jan; 356:j138

Handelsman D, Teede H, Desai R, Norman R, & Moran, L. ‘Performance of mass spectrometry steroid profiling for diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome’. Hum Reprod, 2017 Feb;32(2), 418-422

Refereed Journal Articles 2016

Robertson S, Jin M, Yu D, Moldenhauer L, Davies M, Hull, M, & Norman R. ‘Corticosteroid therapy in assisted reproduction - Immune suppression is a faulty premise’. Human Reproduction, 2016, 31(10), 2164-2173

Balen A, Morley L, Misso M, Franks S, Legro R, Wijeyaratne C, Stener-Victorin E, Fauser B, Norman R, Teede H. ‘The management of anovulatory infertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: An analysis of the evidence to support the development of global WHO guidance’. Human Reproduction Update, Nov 2106; 22(6):687-708 

Hart RJ, Doherty DA, Keelan JA, McLachlan R, Skakkebaek NE, Norman RJ, Dickinson JE, Pennell CE, Newnham JP, Hickey M, Handelsman DJ. ‘Early life events predict adult testicular function; data derived from the Western Australian (Raine) birth cohort’. JCEM, 2016, May; 101(9):3333-44

Miller LM, Hodgson R, Wong TY, Merrilees M, Norman RJ, Johnson NP. ‘Single embryo transfer for all?’ ANZJOG, 2016 Oct;56(5):514-517  

Moran LJ, Thomson RL, Buckley JD, Noakes M, Clifton PM, Norman RJ, Brinkworth GD. Erratum to: ‘Steroidal contraceptive use is associated with lower bone mineral density in polycystic ovary syndrome’. Endocrine, 2016, May;52(2):404-404

De Sousa SMC, Norman RJ. ‘Metabolic syndrome, diet and exercise’. Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2016 Nov;37:140-151

Boyle J, O’Dea K, Cunningham J, Norman RJ. ‘Prevalence of PCOS in a sample of urban Australian Indigenous women in Darwin’. Medical Journal Australia, 2016;2:412

Moran LJ, Tsagareli V, Noakes M, Norman RJ. Altered Preconception Fatty Acid Intake is Associated with Improved Pregnancy Rates in Overweight and Obese Women Undertaking in Vitro Fertilisation’. Nutrients 2016 Jan; 8(1):10; doi:10.3390/nu8010010

Refereed Journal Articles 2015

 Hart RJ, Doherty DA, McLachlan RI, Walls ML, Keelan JA, Dickinson JE, Skakkebaek NE, Norman RJ, Handelsman DJ. ‘Testicular function in a birth cohort of young men’. Human Reprod 2015 Dec;30(12):2713-2724

Braakhekke M, Kamphuis El, Mol F, Norman RJ, Bhattacharya S, van der Veen F, Mol BWJ. ‘Effectiveness and safety as outcome measures in reproductive medicine’. Human Reprod 2015 Oct;30(10):2249-2251

Boyle JA, Cunningham J, O’Dea K, Dunbar T, Norman RJ. ‘Polycystic ovary syndrome and Metabolic syndrome in Indigenous Australian women’. Internal Medicine Journal, 2015 Sept; 45(12):1247-54

Norman RJ, 2015 RANZCOG Arthur Wilson Memorial Oration ‘From little things, big things grow:  The importance of periconception medicine’. ANZJOG, 2015 Dec;55(6):535-40

van Marrewijk IM, Thompson JG, Roseboom TJ, Davies MJ, Lane M, Robker RL, Moran LJ, Norman RJ, Mol BWJ. ‘Long-term safety of IVF, ICSI and IVM: a systematic review of animal studies’. Human Reproduction, 2015 June:30;366-366

Ranasinha S, Joham AE, Norman RJ, Shaw JE, Zoungas S, Boyle J, Moran L, Teede HJ.The association between Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and metabolic syndrome: as statistical modelling approach’. Clinical Endocrinology, 2015 Dec;83(6):879-87

Norman RJ. ‘How to avoid expensive and inappropriate fertility treatments for your patients’.  HealthED-The Annual Women’s and Children’s Health Update, Adelaide’ May 2015:pp35-44

Pantasri T, Wu L, Hull L, Sullivan T, Barry M, Norman RJ, Robker R. 'Distinct localization of lipids in the ovarian follicular environment'. Reproduction, Fertility and Development 2015 May;27(4):593-601

Tuck AR, Robker RL, Norman RJ, Tilley WD, Hickey TE.  ‘Expression and localisation of c-kit and KITL in the adult human ovary’. Journal of Ovarian Research 2015 May;8(1):31

Wu LL, Russell DL, Wong SL, Chen M, Tsai TS, St John JC, Norman RJ, Febbraio MA, Carroll J, Robker R. 'Mitochondrial dysfunction in oocytes of obese mothers:  transmission to offspring and reversal by pharmacological endoplasmic reticulum stress inhibitors'. Development 2015 Feb;142(4):681-691

Moran LJ, Norman RJ, Teede HJ. 'Metabolic risk in PCOS:  phenotype and adiposity impact'.  Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2015 Mar;26(3):136-43

Norman RJ, Moran LJ. 'Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Young Women:  Issues and Consequences'. Health and Nutrition in Adolescents and Young Women:  Preparing for the Next Generation.’  Nestle Nutrition Institute Workshop Series, 2015, 80:87-94

Book Chapters 2015

De Sousa S and Norman RJ 'A patient found to have Cushing syndrome'. Case Studies in Assisted Reproduction Common and Uncommon Presentations. Cambridge University Press 2015, 14;50-52.

Hardy T and Norman RJ 'Postpartum pituitary problems'. Case Studies in Assisted Reproduction Common and Uncommon Presentations. Cambridge University Press 2015, 14;53-55.

Refereed Journal Articles 2014

Chen M, Wu L, Wu F, Wittert GA, Norman RJ, Robker RL, Heilbronn LK. 'Impaired Glucose Metabolism in Response to High Fat Diet in Female Mice Conceived by In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) or Ovarian Stimulation Alone'. Plos one 2014 Nov;9(11), e113155

Chen M, Wu L, Zhao J, Wu F, Davies MJ, Wittert GA, Norman RJ, Robker RL, Heilbronn LK. 'Altered glucose metabolism in mouse and humans conceived by in-vitro fertilization (IVF)'. Diabetes 2014 Oct;63(10):3189-98

Harbin Consensus Conference Workshop Group (inc Norman RJ). 'Improving the Reporting of Clinical Trials of Infertility Treatments (IMPRINT): modifying the CONSORT statement'. Fertil & Steril. 2014 Oct;102(4):952-959

Tuck AR, Mottershead DG, Fernandes HA, Norman RJ, Tilley WD, Robker RL, Hickey TE. 'Mouse GDF9 decreases KITL gene expression in human granulosa cells.' Endocrine. 2014 July(2):1-10

Misso M, Boyle J, Norman R, Teede H. 'Development of Evidenced-Based Guidelines for PCOS and Implications for Community Health'. Semin Reprod Med. 2014 May;32(03):230-240

Dewailly D, Lujan ME, Carmina E, Cedars MI, Laven J, Norman RJ, Escobar-Morreale HF. 'Definition and significance of polycystic ovarian morphology: a task force report from the Androgen Excess and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Society'. Hum Reprod Update. 2014 May;20(3):334-352

Teede H, Gibson-Helm M, Norman RJ, Boyle J. ‘Polycystic ovary syndrome: perceptions and attitudes of women and primary health care physicians on features of PCOS and renaming the syndrome.’ J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Jan;99(1):E107-11

 

Book Chapters 2014

De Sousa SMC, Norman RJ.  'The Patient with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.' IVF in the Medically Complicated Patient:  A Guide to Management, CRC Press, June 2014:91-102.

 

Refereed Journal Articles 2013

Sullivan EA, Wang YA, Norman RJ, Chambers GM, Chughtai AA, Farquhar CM. ‘Perinatal mortality following assisted reproductive technology treatment in Australia and New Zealand, a public health approach for international reporting of perinatal mortality’, BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2013 Sep 18;13(1):177

Pantasri T, Norman RJ. 'The effects of being overweight and obese on female reproduction: a review.' Gynecol Endocrinol. 2013 Nov;30(2):90-4

Moran LJ, Teede HJ, Noakes M, Clifton PM, Norman RJ, Wittert GA. SHBG, but not testosterone, is associated with the metabolic syndrome in overweight and obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome. J Endocrinol Invest. 2013 Jul 1. [Epub ahead of print]

Norman RJ. Biomarkers of endometrial receptivity through a minimally invasive approach. Fertil Steril. 2013 Sep;100(3):654-5

Hammarberg K, Setter T, Norman RJ, Holden CA, Michelmore J, Johnson L. ‘Knowledge about factors that influence fertility among Australians of reproductive age: a population-based survey.’ Fertil Steril. 2013 Feb;99(2):502-7

Joham AE, Norman RJ, Teede HJ. ‘Investigation of irregular menses’, EndocrinologyToday: peer reviewed updates for medical practicioners. 2013 Oct;2(4):36-38

Moran LJ, Teede HJ, Noakes M, Clifton PM, Norman RJ, Wittert GA. ‘SHBG, but not testosterone, is associated with the metabolic syndrome in overweight and obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome’, J Endocrinol Invest. 2013 Dec;36(11):1004-10

Hardy TS, Norman RJ. ‘Diagnosis of adolescent polycystic ovary syndrome’, Steroids. 2013 Aug;78(8):751-4

Hart R, Norman RJ. ‘The longer-term health outcomes for children born as a result of IVF treatment. Part II: mental health and development outcomes’, Hum Reprod Update. 2013 May-Jun;19(3):244-50

Hart R, Norman RJ. ‘The longer-term health outcomes for children born as a result of IVF treatment: Part I-General health outcomes’, Hum Reprod Update. 2013 May-Jun;19(3):232-43

Butler MS, Yang X, Ricciardelli C, Liang X, Norman RJ, Tilley WD, Hickey TE. ‘Small glutamine-rich tetratricopeptide repeat-containing protein alpha is present in human ovaries but may not be differentially expressed in relation to polycystic ovary syndrome’, Fertil Steril. 2013 Jun;99(7):2076-83

Misso ML, Costello MF, Garrubba M, Wong J, Hart R, Rombauts L, Melder AM, Norman RJ, Teede HJ. ‘Metformin versus clomiphene citrate for infertility in non-obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis’, Hum Reprod Update. 2013 Jan-feb;19(1):2-11 

 

Book Chapters 2013

Robker RL and Norman RJ Obesity and oocyte quality pp362-370 in Biology and Pathology of the Oocyte – role in fertility, medicine and nuclear programming edited by Trounson A, Gosden R and Eichenlaub-Ritter U Cambridge Press 2013

Harty T, de Sousa A, Norman RJ Polycystic ovary syndrome: prognosis and risk of co-morbidity. In Novel Insights into the Pathophysiology & Treatment of PCOS’ pp124-134 Future Medicine 2013

Refereed Journal Articles 2012

Escobar-Morreale HF, Carmina E, Dewailly D, Gambineri A, Kelestimur F, Moghetti P, Pugeat M, Qiao J, Wijeyaratne CN, Witchel SF, Norman RJ. ‘Epidemiology, diagnosis and management of hirsutism: a consensus statement by the Androgen Excess and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Society’, Hum Reprod Update. 2012 Mar-Apr;18(2):146-70

Moran LJ, Norman RJ. ‘The effect of bariatric surgery on female reproductive function’, J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Dec;97(12):4352-4

Lim SS, Norman RJ, Davies MJ, Moran LJ. ‘The effect of obesity on polycystic ovary syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis’, Obes Rev. 2013 Feb;14(2):95-109

Moran LJ, Noakes M, Wittert GA, Clifton PM, Norman RJ. ‘Weight loss and vascular inflammatory markers in overweight women with and without polycystic ovary syndrome’, Reprod Biomed Online. 2012 Nov;25(5)500-3

Sullivan EA, Wang YA, Hayward I, Chambers GM, Illingworth P, McBain J, Norman RJ. ‘Single embryo transfer reduces the risk of perinatal mortality, a population study’, Hum Reprod. 2012 Dec;27(12):3609-15

Misso ML, Teede HJ, Hart R, Wong J, Rombauts L, Melder AM, Norman RJ, Costello MF. ‘Status of clomiphene citrate and metformin for infertility in PCOS’, Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Oct;23(10):533-43

Dunning KR, Watson LN, Sharkey DJ, Brown HM, Norman RJ, Thompson JG, Robker RL, Russell DL. ‘Molecular Filtration Properties of the Mouse Expanded Cumulus Matrix: Controlled Supply of Metabolites and Extracellular Signals to Cumulus Cells and the Oocyte’, Biol Reprod. 2012 Oct;87(4):89

Lim SS, Davies MJ, Norman RJ, Moran LJ. ‘Overweight, obesity and central obesity in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis’, Hum Reprod Update. 2012 Jul 4.

Yang X, Wu LL, Chura LR, Liang X, Lane M, Norman RJ, Robker RL. ‘Exposure to lipid-rich follicular fluid is associated with endoplasmic reticulum stress and impaired oocyte maturation in cumulus-oocyte complexes’, Fertil Steril. 2012 Jun;97(6):1438-43.

Thomson RL, Brinkworth GD, Noakes M, Clifton PM, Norman RJ, Buckley JD. ‘The effect of diet and exercise on markers of endothelial function in overweight and obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome’, Hum Reprod. 2012 Jul;27(7):2169-76

Norman RJ. ‘Does ovulation induction with follicle-stimulating hormone still have a future in polycystic ovary syndrome?’, Fertil Steril. 2012 Sep;98(3):599

Tang T, Lord JM, Norman RJ, Yasmin E, Balen AH. ‘Insulin-sensitising drugs (metformin, rosiglitazone, pioglitazone, D-chiro-inositol) for women with polycystic ovary syndrome, oligo amenorrhoea and subfertility’, Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 May 16;5:CD003053

Smith CA, de Lacey S, Chapman M, Ratcliffe J, Norman RJ, Johnson N, Sacks G, Lyttleton J, Boothroyd C. ‘Acupuncture to improve live birth rates for women undergoing in vitro fertilization: a protocol for a randomized controlled trial’, Trials. 2012 May 18;13(1):60.

Costello MF, Misso ML, Wong J, Hart R, Rombauts L, Melder A, Norman RJ, Teede HJ . ‘The treatment of infertility in polycystic ovary syndrome: a brief update’, Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2012 Aug;52(4):400-3

Homan G, Litt J, Norman RJ. ‘The FAST study: Fertility ASsessment and advice Targeting lifestyle choices and behaviours: a pilot study’, Hum Reprod. 2012 Aug;27(8):2396-404

Witchel SF, Recabarren SE, González F, Diamanti-Kandarakis E, Cheang KI, Duleba AJ, Legro RS, Homburg R, Pasquali R, Lobo RA, Zouboulis CC, Kelestimur F, Fruzzetti F, Futterweit W, Norman RJ, Abbott DH. ‘Emerging concepts about prenatal genesis, aberrant metabolism and treatment paradigms in polycystic ovary syndrome’, Endocrine. 2012 Dec;42(3):526-34

Misso ML, Wong JLA, Teede HJ, Hart R, Rombauts L, Melder AM, Norman RJ, Costello MF. ‘Aromatase inhibitors for PCOS: a systematic review and meta-analysis’, Hum Reprod Update. 2012 May-Jun;18(3):301-12

Wu LL, Russell DL, Norman RJ, Robker RL. ‘Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) Stress in Cumulus-Oocyte Complexes Impairs Pentraxin-3 Secretion, Mitochondrial Membrane Potential ({Delta}{Psi}m), and Embryo Development’, Mol Endocrinol. 2012 Apr;26(4):562-73

Boyle JA, Cunningham J, Dunbar T, O’Dea K, Norman RJ. ‘Prevalence of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in sample of urban Indigenous women in Darwin, Australia’,The Medical Journal of Australia. 2012; 196(1)62-66

Fauser BC, Tarlatzis BC, Rebar RW, Legro RS, Balen AH, Lobo R, Carmina E, Chang J, Yildiz BO, Laven JS, Boivin J, Petraglia F, Wijeyeratne CN, Norman RJ et al, ‘Consensus on women's health aspects of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): the Amsterdam ESHRE/ASRM-Sponsored 3rd PCOS Consensus Workshop Group’, Fertil Steril. 2012 Jan;97(1):28-38

Book Chapters 2012

Norman RJ. ‘Managing Failures-Troubleshooting and Patient Counselling’. Handbook on Managing Infertility (Meeting the Challenges in Low-Resource Settings), Chapter 25, pp 212-215.

Refereed Journal Articles 2011

Janse F, Eijkemans MJ, Goverde AJ, Lentjes EG, Hoek A, Lambalk CB, Hickey TE, Fauser BC, Norman RJ. ‘Assessment of androgen concentration in women: liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry and extraction RIA show comparable results’, Eur J Endocrinol. 2011 Dec.

Wu LL, Norman RJ, Robker RL. ‘The impact of obesity on oocytes: evidence for lipotoxicity mechanisms’, Reprod Fertil Dev. 2001 Dec 24.

Moran LJ, Dodd J, Nisenblat V, Norman RJ. ‘Obesity and reproductive dysfunction in women.’ Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 2011 Dec.

Chen M, Norman RJ, Heilbronn LK. ‘Does in vitro fertilisation increase type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk?’, Curr Diabetes Rev. 2011 Nov 1.

Norman RJ. ‘The power of one and its cost’, The Medical Journal of Australia. In press (accepted 08/10/2011).

Escobar-Moreale H, Carmina E, Dewailly D, Gambineri A, Kelestimur F, Moghetti P, Pugeat M, Wijeyaratne CN, Witchel S & Norman RJ. ‘Epidemiology, diagnosis and management of hirsutisma: a consensus statement by the Androgen Excess and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (AE-PCOS) Society’, Hum Reprod. In press (accepted 20/9/11).

Teede HJ, Misso ML, Deeks AA, Moran LJ, Stuckey BG, Wong JJ, Norman RJ & Costello MF. ‘Assessment and management of polycystic ovary syndrome: summary of an evidence-based guideline’. The Medical Journal of Australia. 2011 September 19; 195(6): s65-s112

Fauser B, Tarlatzis BC, Rebar B, Legro RS, Balen AH, Lobo RA, Carmina E, Chang JR, Yildiz BO, Laven JS, Boivin J, Petraglia F, Wijeyeratne CN, Norman RJ, Dunaif A, Franks S, Wild RA, Dumesic D & Barnhart K. ‘Consensus of women’s health aspects of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)’, Hum Reprod. In press (accepted 2011)

Ngo DT, Chan WP, Rajendran S, Heresztyn T, Amarasekera A, Sverdlov AL, O’Loughlin PD, Morris HA, Chirkov YY, Norman RJ, Horowitz JD. ‘Determinants of insulin responsiveness in young women: Impact of polycystic ovarian syndrome, nitric oxide, and vitamin D’, Nitric Oxide, 30 June 2011 [Epub ahead of print].

Moran LJ, Tsagareli V, Norman RJ, Noakes M. ‘Diet and IVF Approaches (DIVA) pilot study: Short-term weight loss improves pregnancy rates in overweight / obese women undertaking IVF’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. In press (accepted 27/5/11).

Norman RJ, Zegers-Hochschild F, Salle BS, Elbers J, Heijen E, Marintcheva-Petrova M, Mannaerts B; for the Trust Investigators. ‘Repeated ovarian stimulation with corifollitropin alfa in patients in a GnRH antagonist protocol: no concern for immunogenicity’, Hum Reprod. 2011 May 27. [Epub ahead of print]

Dunning KR, Akison LK, Russell DL, Norman RJ, Robker RL. ‘Increased Beta-Oxidation and Improved Oocyte Developmental Competence in Response to L-Carnitine During Ovarian In Vitro Follicle Development in Mice’, Biol Reprod. 2011 May 25. [Epub ahead of print]

Hickey M, Doherty DA, Atkinson H, Sloboda DM, Franks S, Norman RJ, Hart R. ‘Clinical, ultrasound and biochemical features of polycystic ovary syndrome in adolescents: implications for diagnosis’, Hum Reprod. 2011 Apr 8.

Hart R, Doherty DA, Mori T, Huang RC, Norman RJ, Franks S, Sloboda D, Beilin L, Hickey M. ‘Extent of metabolic risk in adolescent girls with features of polycystic ovary syndrome’, Fertil Steril. 2011 Mar 28. [Epub ahead of print]

Moran LJ, Hutchison SK, Norman RJ, Teede HJ. ‘Lifestyle changes in women with polycystic ovary syndrome’, Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011 Feb 16;2:CD007506.

Book Chapters 2011

Lim S & Norman RJ. ‘Nutrition and reproduction’ in Wass and Stewart Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes 2nd Edition.

Nisenblat  V & Norman RJ. ‘Pre-pregnancy counceling and treatment’ in Kovacs, G 2nd Edition, The Subfertitlity Handbook: A clinician’s Guide.

Moran L & Norman RJ. ‘Do vitamins and natural supplements improve pregnancy rates? In Kovacs, G. (ed) 2011. How to Improve Your ART Success Rates: An Evidence-Based Review of Adjuncts to IVF, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, p.38-42

  • Visiting Clinician, Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Medical Director, Fertility SA
  • Visiting Professor, Zheijang University School of Medicine
  • Visiting Professor, University of Southampton
  • Visiting Professor, Peking Medical University
  • Past President, Androgen Excess Society
  • President, Aspire
  • Member, American Society of Reproductive Medicine
  • Member, Society of Reproductive Biologists
  • Member, Endocrine Society of America
  • Member, Endocrine Society of Australia
  • Member, European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology
  • Member, Fertility Society of Australia
  • Board Member, VNU-HCM Research Institute for Genetics and Reproductive Health
  • Chair, Australian National PCOS Alliance
  • Research Committee, NHMRC
  • Embryo Licencing Committee, NHMRC

Media Reports 2011-2017
The following are representative but do not comprise a complete list:

2017

  • 19/10/2017, Radio National: Interview with Prof Rob Norman on having babies in the 21st century
  • 13/10/2017, 5AA: Interview with Prof Rob Norman on having babies in the 21st century
  • 19/5/2017, Adelaide Advertiser, ABC Radio, Ch 7 News, ABC News (and other sources): Historic fertility hope with tubal flushing
  • 21/4/2017, ABC Radio Adelaide: Interview with Prof Rob Norman about choosing the sex of your child
  • 5/3/2017, Sunday Canberra Times, Sunday Age: How the ‘egg timer' test helps to build a family
  • 25/02/17 ABC Lateline on gender selection
  • 9/02/2017, 5AA Radio: Interview with Prof Rob Norman on shift work and fertility

2016

  • 8/8/2016, The Advertiser, Petra Starke 'Why are aged fathers cheered but older mothers jeered?'
  • 3/8/2016, 891 ABC Adelaide, Mornings with Ali Clarke.
  • 30/5/2016, Four Corners, 'IVF doctors misleading women about success rates, industry experts say.'
  • 9/2/2016, ABC News, Professor Rob Norman - IVF industry criticised for misleading claims.

2015

  • 24/7/2015, ABC News, Professor Rob Norman discusses Gender Selection with Ian Henschke
  • 1/6/2015, 5AA, Professor Rob Norman's 5AA radio interview with Will Goodings http://www.fiveaa.com.au/shows/will-goodings/vote-at-16-babies-before-30
  • 16/05/2015, The Advertiser, "Too many couples needlessly turning to fertility treatment, warns Adelaide expert"

2014

  • 08/07/2014, Today Tonight, 'Egg Donors'
  • 21/04/2014, Today Tonight, 'Surrogacy Parents'

2013

  • 09/06/2013, Adelaide Now, ‘Rob Norman honoured for his work in IVF and reproductive endocrinology’
  • 11/05/2013, SA Weekend, ‘Infertility reality’
  • 22/03/2013, ABC 7:30 Report, ‘Male fertility'
  • 13/03/2013, 774 ABC Melbourne, ‘Having children over 40'
  • 13/02/2013, ABC Radio 89.1, ‘Male fertility'
  • 11/02/2013, 2MCE News, ‘A world-leading reproductive biologist says...discussing mens age and fertility'

2012

  • 20/07/2012, ABC 612 Brisbane, ‘Genetic code of human sperm cells
  • 03/07/2012, ABC 891 Adelaide, ‘Embryo selection’
  • 21/06/2012, ABC 891 Adelaide/Radio Adelaide/Australia Punch/Channel 10 (Adelaide)/ABC 891 Adelaide/5AA Adelaide/NewsMaker/Sunday Mail Adelaide/Sunday Telegraph/Adelaide Now/City Messenger, ’30 years of IVF’

2011

  • 22/11/2011, ABC 891 Adelaide, ‘Stemcell Tourism’
  • 21/11/2011, ABC 891 Adelaide, ‘Medicare cuts to IVF benefits and the affect on Patients’
  • 04/10/2011, Channel 7, Today Tonight:, ‘Age and Pregnancy’
  • 20/09/2011, 5AA Adelaide, ‘Nutrition and Pregnancy’
  • 07/09/2011, 5AA Adelaide/3AW Melbourne/6PR Perth/4BC Brisbane/ABC 612 Brisbane, ‘Taking drugs such as Nurofen and Voltaren early in pregnancy could increase the risks of miscarriage’
  • 07/09/2011, The Age Melbourne, ‘Miscarriage risk doubled: drug study’
  • 03/05/2011, Channel 9 Today, ‘The Egg Timer Test’
  • 10/04/2011, Sunday Mail Adelaide, ‘Out of Time’
  • 22/02/2011, The Australian, ‘Fibre optics to monitor health of IVF embryos’
  • 18/01/2011, ABC 891 Adelaide, ‘Surrogacy in Australia’
  • 12/01/2011, Adelaide Advertiser, ‘Whatever happened to just having a healthy baby?’