Dr Stéphanie Bayol originally comes from Montpellier in the South of France. She has studied and worked in London (UK) for several years before moving to Australia in January 2013.
Stéphanie is a molecular physiologist and lecturer in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. Her main research interest is to examine how maternal nutrition during pregnancy and lactation influences offspring development, growth and health into adult life.
Her research to date has shown that maternal overfeeding (junk food) during gestation and lactation promotes overeating in offspring and an exacerbated preference for energy dense foods rich in saturated fat, sugar and salt. This leads to offspring obesity and related disorders such as impaired glucose homeostasis and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease early into adult life. Offspring born to overfed mothers also exhibit poorly developed skeletal muscles with impaired contractile function.
Her research has made important contributions to understanding how maternal malnutrition in pregnancy and lactation initiates obesity and related disorders in the offspring.
HBS109 : Human Structure and Function
Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD)
Skeletal muscle development and physiology
Selected Meeting Abstracts
Bayol SA, Stickland NC. Malnutrition maternelle et programmation de l’obésité chez la progéniture. Obésité. 2010 Jan; 5:143.
Bayol SA, Stickland NC. The influence of a maternal junk food diet on the feeding behaviour and growth of the offspring. Early Human Development. 2007 Oct; 83 Suppl 1: S165, P2-128.
Karunaratne J, Bayol S, Ashton C, Stickland NC. Potential mechanisms for the nutritional control of muscle composition in developing pigs. Archives of Animal Breeding 2007; 48 SI, 5.
Bayol S, Simbi B, Farrington S, Stickland N. Exposure to a maternal “junk food” diet during pregnancy and lactation impairs skeletal muscle development, promotes adiposity, and influences feeding behaviour in offspring. Early Human Development, 2006 Vol 82 issue 8 (abstract J-02).
Bayol S, Simbi BH, Stickland NC. Eating “junk food” during pregnancy and lactation impairs skeletal muscle development and metabolism in rat offspring at weaning. Archives of Animal Breeding 2006; 49 SI, 18.
Ashton C, Bayol S, McEntee G, Maltby V, Stickland NC. Prenatal influences on skeletal muscle development in mammals, birds and fish. Archives of Animal Breeding 2005; 48 SI, 11-12.
NHS (UK government)
Book : "Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives" by Annie Murphy Paul
The Wellcome Trust
Dr Stephanie Bayol, Dr Clinton Bruce, Dr Glenn Wadley
(2014), Vol. 5, pp. 420-434, Journal of developmental origins of health and disease, Cambridge, United Kingdom, C1
Sara L Al-Musawi, Neil C Stickland, Dr Stephanie Bayol
(2012), Vol. 215, pp. 1594-1604, Journal of experimental biology, Cambridge, England, C1-1
Dr Stephanie Bayol, Neil C Stickland
(2011), Vol. 382, pp. 21-26, Nova acta Leopoldina, Halle, Germany, C1-1
Sara L Al-Musawi, Francesca Lock, Biggy H Simbi, Dr Stephanie Bayol, Neil C Stickland
(2011), Vol. 82, pp. 127-135, Differentiation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1
Dr Stephanie Bayol, Biggy H Simbi, Robert C Fowkes, Neil C Stickland
(2010), Vol. 151, pp. 1451-1461, Endocrinology, Chevy Chase, Md., C1-1
Joanne P Karunaratne, Dr Stephanie Bayol, Clare J Ashton, Biggy H Simbi, Neil C Stickland
(2009), Vol. 77, pp. 290-297, Differentiation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1
Dr Stephanie Bayol, Raymond Macharia, Samantha J Farrington, Biggy H Simbi, Neil C Stickland
(2009), Vol. 48, pp. 62-65, European journal of nutrition, Heidelberg, Germany, C1-1
Sophie B Charge, Andrew S Brack, Dr Stephanie Bayol, Simon M Hughes
(2008), Vol. 8, pp. 1-13, BMC developmental biology, London, England, C1-1
Dr Stephanie Bayol, Biggy H Simbi, J A Bertrand, Neil C Stickland
(2008), Vol. 586, pp. 3219-3230, Journal of physiology, Chichester, West Sussex, C1-1