AsPr James Armitage

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Head Of Vision Science / Senior Academic Mentor

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Medicine

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

j.armitage@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 72768

Biography

I graduated as an Optometrist in 1996 (University of Melbourne) and spent 2 years researching the aetiology of keratoconus (a disease of the cornea) for my MOptom (1998, University of Melbourne). My PhD studies (University of Melbourne 2003) considered the role that essential fatty acids play in modulating visual function and cardiovascular disease. This body of work contributed to the growing notion that fetal and early postnatal malnutrition can program visual function and cardiovascular function in adult life, irrespective of adult nutrition status. Aspects of the work were published Nature Medicine.

Postdoctoral studies at Kings College London (2003-2005) and the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (2005-2007) continued this research theme. In December 2006, I was awarded a National Heart Foundation John Shaw Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, being the highest ranked applicant in Australia and moved to Monash University upon being awarded a Monash Fellowship (2007-2012). I joined Deakin University in 2012 as a Senior Lecturer in Visual Function in Optometry, School of Medicine.

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Knowledge areas

Developmental Programming of Adult Health and Disease. 

The neurogenic basis of obesity related hypertension

Electrophysiological testing of visual function

Retinal Haemodynamics

Publications

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2016

Central proopiomelanocortin but not neuropeptide Y mediates sympathoexcitation and hypertension in fat fed conscious rabbits

Benjamin Barzel, Kyungjoon Lim, Dr Pamela Davern, Sandra L. Burke, A/Prof James Armitage, Prof Geoffrey Head

(2016), Vol. 34, pp. 464-473, Journal of hypertension, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

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MicroRNA-194 modulates glucose metabolism and its skeletal muscle expression is reduced in diabetes

Celine Latouche, Alaina K. Natoli, Medini Reddy-Luthmoodoo, Sarah E. Heywood, A/Prof James Armitage, Bronwyn A. Kingwell

(2016), Vol. 11, pp. 1-20, PLoS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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Maternal glucose intolerance reduces offspring nephron endowment and increases glomerular volume in adult offspring

Stacey N Hokke, Nicole Arias, A/Prof James Armitage, Victor G. Puelles, Karen Fong, Stefania Geraci, Norbert Gretz, John F. Bertram, Luise A. Cullen-McEwen

(2016), Vol. 32, pp. 816-826, Diabetes/metabolism research and reviews, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Origin of aberrant blood pressure and sympathetic regulation in diet-induced obesity

Kyungjoon Lim, Benjamin Barzel, Sandra L. Burke, A/Prof James Armitage, Prof Geoffrey Head

(2016), Vol. 68, pp. 491-500, Hypertension, Dallas, Tex., C1

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2015

Chronic intraocular pressure elevation impairs autoregulatory capacity in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rat retina

Vickie H Wong, A/Prof James Armitage, Zheng He, Flora Hui, Algis Vingrys, Bang Bui

(2015), Vol. 35, pp. 125-134, Ophthalmic and physiological optics, London, Eng., C1

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Specific role of dietary fat in modifying cardiovascular and locomotor activity 24-h rhythms

Benjamin Barzel, Kyungjoon Lim, Sandra L. Burke, A/Prof James Armitage, Prof Geoffrey Head

(2015), Vol. 32, pp. 668-676, Chronobiology international: the journal of biological and medical rhythm research, Oxford, Eng., C1

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The rat placental renin-angiotensin system - a gestational gene expression study

Kanchan Vaswani, Hsiu-Wen Chan, Pali Verma, Marloes Dekker Nitert, Hassendrini Peiris, Dr Ryan Wood-Bradley, A/Prof James Armitage, Gregory E. Rice, Murray D Mitchell

(2015), Vol. 13, pp. 1-10, Reproductive biology and endochrinology, London, Eng., C1

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Gestation related gene expression of the endocannabinoid pathway in rat placenta

Kanchan Vaswani, Hsiu-Wen Chan, Hassendrini Peiris, Marloes D Nitert, Ryan J Bradley, A/Prof James Armitage, Gregory E. Rice, Murray D Mitchell

(2015), Vol. 2015, pp. 1-9, Mediators of inflammation, Cairo, Egypt, C1

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2014

Exposure to a high fat diet during development alters leptin and ghrelin sensitivity and elevates renal sympathetic nerve activity and arterial pressure in rabbits

Larissa Prior, Dr Pamela Davern, Sandra L. Burke, Kyungjoon Lim, A/Prof James Armitage, Prof Geoffrey Head

(2014), Vol. 63, pp. 338-345, Hypertension, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

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Three-dimensional numerical simulation of blood flow in mouse aortic arch around atherosclerotic plaques

Pauline Assemat, A/Prof James Armitage, Karen K Siu, Karla G. Contreras, Anthony M Dart, Jaye Chin-Dusting, Kerry Hourigan

(2014), Vol. 38, pp. 4175-4185, Applied Mathematical Modelling, New York, United States, C1

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Maternal overnutrition programs changes in the expression of skeletal muscle genes that are associated with insulin resistance and defects of oxidative phosphorylation in adult male rat offspring.

Celine Latouche, Sarah E. Heywood, Sarah L. Henry, Mark Ziemann, Ross Lazarus, A/Prof Assam El-Osta, A/Prof James Armitage, Bronwyn A. Kingwell

(2014), Vol. 144, pp. 237-244, The Journal of Nutrition, Bethesda, Md, United States, C1

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Short term fat feeding rapidly increases plasma insulin but does not result in dyslipidaemia

Benjamin Barzel, Jacquelyn M Weir, A/Prof Peter Meikle, Sandra L. Burke, A/Prof James Armitage, Prof Geoffrey Head

(2014), Vol. 5, pp. 2-19, Frontiers in Physiology, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

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MRI-based glomerular morphology and pathology in whole human kidneys

Scott C. Beeman, Luise A. Cullen-McEwen, Victor G. Puelles, Min Zhang, Teresa Wu, Edwin J Baldelomar, John Dowling, Jennifer R. Charlton, Michael S. Forbes, Amanda Ng, Qi-zhu Wu, A/Prof James Armitage, Gary F. Egan, John F. Bertram, Kevin E. Bennett

(2014), Vol. 306, pp. F1381-F1390, American Journal of Physiology-Renal Physiology, Bethesda, Md, United States, C1-1

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Haemodynamical stress in mouse aortic arch with atherosclerotic plaques: Preliminary study of plaque progression

P. Assemat, KK Siu, A/Prof James Armitage, Stacey N Hokke, A. Dart, J. Chin-Dusting, K. Hourigan

(2014), Vol. 10, pp. 98-106, Computational and structural biotechnology journal, Amsterdam, Neverlands, C1

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Glomerular hypertrophy in subjects with low nephron number: contributions of sex, body size and race

Victor G. Puelles, Rebecca N. Douglas-Denton, Monika A. Zimanyi, A/Prof James Armitage, Michael D. Hughson, Peter G. Kerr, John F. Bertram

(2014), Vol. 29, pp. 1686-1695, Nephrology dialysis transplantation, Oxford, England, C1

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Chronic hypertension increases susceptibility to acute IOP challenge in rats

Zheng He, Algis Vingrys, A/Prof James Armitage, Christine Nguyen, Bang Bui

(2014), Vol. 55, pp. 7888-7895, Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, Rockville, MD, C1

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2013

Electroretinography in streptozotocin diabetic rats following acute intraocular pressure elevation

Kenichi Kohzaki, Algis Vingrys, A/Prof James Armitage, Bang Bui

(2013), Vol. 251, pp. 529-535, Basic science, Heidelberg, Germany, C1-1

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Altered ureteric branching morphogenesis and nephron endowment in offspring of diabetic and insulin-treated pregnancy

Stacey N Hokke, A/Prof James Armitage, Victor G. Puelles, Kieran M Short, L Jones, Ian M Smyth, John F. Bertram, Luise A. Cullen-McEwen

(2013), Vol. 8, pp. 1-9, Plos one, San Francisco, Calif., C1-1

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Maternal dietary intake during pregnancy has longstanding consequences for the health of her offspring

Dr Ryan Wood-Bradley, Sarah L. Henry, Amanda Vrselja, Victoria Newman, A/Prof James Armitage

(2013), Vol. 91, pp. 412-420, Canadian journal of physiology and pharmacology, Ottawa, Canada, C1

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Progression of cardiovascular and endocrine dysfunction in a rabbit model of obesity

Gabriela A Eppel, A/Prof James Armitage, Nina Eikelis, Prof Geoffrey Head, R. G. Evans

(2013), Vol. 36, pp. 588-595, Hypertension research, London, England, C1-1

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Reduced preprandial dipping accounts for rapid elevation of blood pressure and renal sympathetic nerve activity in rabbits fed a high-fat diet

Sandra L. Burke, Larissa Prior, Elena V. Lukoshkova, Kyungjoon Lim, Benjamin Barzel, Dr Pamela Davern, A/Prof James Armitage, Prof Geoffrey Head

(2013), Vol. 30, pp. 726-738, Chronobiology international, London, England, C1

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The effect of gestational age on angiogenic gene expression in the rat placenta

Kanchan Vaswani, Melissa Wen-Ching Hum, Hsiu-Wen Chan, Jennifer Ryan, Dr Ryan Wood-Bradley, Marloes D Nitert, Murray D Mitchell, A/Prof James Armitage, Gregory E. Rice

(2013), Vol. 8, pp. 1-11, PLOS one, San Francisco, Ca., C1

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Maternal high-fat diet alters expression of pathways of growth, blood supply and arachidonic acid in rat placenta

Marloes Dekker Nitert, Kanchan Vaswani, Melissa Wen-Ching Hum, Hsiu-Wen Chan, Dr Ryan Wood-Bradley, Sarah L. Henry, A/Prof James Armitage, Murray D Mitchell, Gregory E. Rice

(2013), Vol. 2, pp. 1-7, Journal of nutrition science, Cambridge, Eng., C1-1

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2012

White adipocytes : more than just fat depots

Sarah L. Henry, Jonathan G. Bensley, Dr Ryan Wood-Bradley, Luise A. Cullen-McEwen, John F. Bertram, A/Prof James Armitage

(2012), Vol. 44, pp. 435-440, International journal of biochemistry and cell biology, Oxford, England, C1-1

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Estimating individual glomerular volume in the human kidney : clinical perspectives

Victor G. Puelles, Monika A. Zimanyi, Terence Samuel, Michael D. Hughson, Rebecca N. Douglas-Denton, John F. Bertram, A/Prof James Armitage

(2012), Vol. 27, pp. 1880-1888, Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation, Oxford, England, C1-1

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Developmental origins of obesity-related hypertension

Sarah L. Henry, Benjamin Barzel, Dr Ryan Wood-Bradley, Sandra L. Burke, Prof Geoffrey Head, A/Prof James Armitage

(2012), Vol. 39, pp. 799-806, Clinical and experimental pharmacology and physiology, Richmond, Vic., C1-1

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X-ray velocimetry within the ex vivo carotid artery

R. A. Jamison, K. K. W. Siu, S. Dubsky, A/Prof James Armitage, Andreas Fouras

(2012), Vol. 19, pp. 1050-1055, Journal of synchrotron radiation, Malden, Mass., C1-1

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Comparison of blood pressure and sympathetic activity of rabbits in their home cage and the laboratory environment

Kyungjoon Lim, Sandra L. Burke, A/Prof James Armitage, Prof Geoffrey Head

(2012), Vol. 97, pp. 1263-1271, Experimental physiology, West Sussex, England, C1-1

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Reversal of vascular macrophage accumulation and hypertension by a CCR2 antagonist in deoxycorticosterone/salt-treated mice

Christopher T. Chan, Jeffrey P. Moore, Klaudia Budzyn, Elizabeth Guida, Henry Diep, Antony Vinh, Emma Jones, Robert E. Widdop, A/Prof James Armitage, Samy Sakkal, Sharon D. Ricardo, Christopher G. Sobey, Grant R. Drummond

(2012), Vol. 60, pp. 1207-1212, Hypertension, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

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Rapid onset of renal sympathetic nerve activation in rabbits fed a high-fat diet

A/Prof James Armitage, Sandra L. Burke, Larissa Prior, Benjamin Barzel, Nina Eikelis, Kyungjoon Lim, Prof Geoffrey Head

(2012), Vol. 60, pp. 163-171, Hypertension, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

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Functional imaging to understand biomechanics : a critical tool for the study of biology, pathology and the development of pharmacological solutions

R. A. Jamison, A/Prof James Armitage, Josie Carberry, Marcus J. Kitchen, Stuart B. Hooper, Andreas Fouras

(2012), Vol. 13, pp. 2128-2140, Current pharmaceutical biotechnology, Bussum, Netherlands, C1-1

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Blood pressure modifies retinal susceptibility to intraocular pressure elevation

Zheng He, Christine Nguyen, A/Prof James Armitage, Algis Vingrys, B.V Bui

(2012), Vol. 7, pp. 1-9, PLoS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1-1

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Estimating nephron number in the developing kidney using the physical disector/fractionator combination

Luise A. Cullen-McEwen, A/Prof James Armitage, Jens R Nyengaard, John F. Bertram

(2012), pp. 109-119, Kidney development: methods and protocols, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, B1-1

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2011

The role of blood pressure in glaucoma

Zheng He, Algis Vingrys, A/Prof James Armitage, Bang Bui

(2011), Vol. 94, pp. 133-149, Clinical and experimental optometry, London, Eng., C1-1

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IUGR in the absence of postnatal 'catch-up' growth leads to improved whole body insulin sensitivity in rat offspring

Kyungjoon Lim, A/Prof James Armitage, Aneta Stefanidis, Brian Oldfield, A/Prof Mary Jane Black

(2011), Vol. 70, pp. 339-344, Pediatric research, New York, N.Y., C1-1

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A design-based method for estimating glomerular number in the developing kidney

Luise A. Cullen-McEwen, A/Prof James Armitage, Jens R Nyengaard, Karen M Moritz, John F. Bertram

(2011), Vol. 300, pp. 1448-1453, Renal physiology, Sheffield, Eng., C1-1

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2010

Sodium appetite in adult rats following ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid deficiency in early development

Richard. S. Weisinger, A/Prof James Armitage, Nora Chen, Mr Denovan Begg, Michael. L Mathai, Anura. P. Jayasooriya, Prof Andrew Sinclair, Dr Harry Weisinger

(2010), Vol. 55, pp. 393-397, Appetite, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

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Exposure to a high-fat diet alters leptin sensitivity and elevates renal sympathetic nerve activity and arterial pressure in rabbits

Larissa Prior, Nina Eikelis, A/Prof James Armitage, Dr Pamela Davern, Sandra L. Burke, Jean-Pierre Montani, Benjamin Barzel, Prof Geoffrey Head

(2010), Vol. 55, pp. 862-868, Hypertension, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

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2009

Altered responsiveness of the kidney to activation of the renal nerves in fat-fed rabbits

Sylvia Michaels, Gabriela A Eppel, Sandra L. Burke, Prof Geoffrey Head, A/Prof James Armitage, Joan Carrol, Simon C Malpas, Roger E Evans

(2009), Vol. 296, pp. 1889-1896, Renal physiology, Sheffield, Eng., C1-1

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2008

Developmental origins of obesity and the metabolic syndrome : the role of maternal obesity

A/Prof James Armitage, Lucilla Poston, Paul D. Taylor

(2008), Vol. 36, pp. 73-84, Obesity and metabolism, Zurich, Switzerland, C1-1

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Maternal dietary supplementation with saturated, but not monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fatty acids, leads to tissue-specific inhibition of offspring Na+,K+-ATPase

A/Prof James Armitage, Sanjana Gupta, Caroline Woods, Runa I Jensen, Anne-Maj Samuelsson, William Fuller, Michael J Shattock, Lucilla Poston, Paul D. Taylor

(2008), Vol. 586, pp. 5013-5022, Journal of physiology, London, Eng., C1-1

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2006

Omega 6 to omega 3 fatty acid imbalance early in life leads to persistant reductions in DHA levels in glycerophospholipids in rat hypothalamus even after long-term omega 3 fatty acid repletion

Duo Li, Dr Harry Weisinger, Richard. S. Weisinger, Michael. L Mathai, A/Prof James Armitage, Angis Vingrys, Prof Andrew Sinclair

(2006), Vol. 74, pp. 391-399, Prostaglandins, leukotrienes and essential fatty acids, Edinburgh, Scotland, C1

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2003

Increased blood pressure later in life may be associated with perinatal n-3 fatty acid deficiency

A/Prof James Armitage, Adrian D. Pearce, Prof Andrew Sinclair, Angis Vingrys, Richard. S. Weisinger, Dr Harry Weisinger

(2003), Vol. 38, pp. 459-464, Lipids, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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2002

Retinal sensitivity loss in third-generation n-3 PUFA-deficient rats

Dr Harry Weisinger, A/Prof James Armitage, Brett G. Jeffrey, Drake C. Mitchell, Toru Moriguchi, Prof Andrew Sinclair, Richard. S. Weisinger, Prof Norman Salem

(2002), Vol. 37, pp. 759-765, Lipids, Champaign, Ill., C1-1

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2001

The role of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in body fluid and energy homeostasis

Richard. S. Weisinger, A/Prof James Armitage, Peta Burns, Prof Andrew Sinclair, Angis Vingrys, Dr Harry Weisinger

(2001), pp. 377-399, Fatty acids: physiological and behavioral functionions, Totowa, N.J., B1-1

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The role of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in retinal function

Algis Vingrys, A/Prof James Armitage, Dr Harry Weisinger, B.V Bui, Prof Andrew Sinclair, Richard. S. Weisinger

(2001), pp. 193-217, Fatty acids: physiological and behavioral functions, Totowa, N.J., B1-1

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