A/Prof. Julia Pitcher

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor, Paediatric Neurophysiology

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Medicine

Campus

HERB

Contact

julia.pitcher@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 73661

Publications

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2021

Cortical plasticity and interneuron recruitment in adolescents born to women with gestational diabetes mellitus

J Van Dam, M Goldsworthy, W Hague, S Coat, J Pitcher

(2021), Vol. 11, pp. 1-12, Brain sciences, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2020

Age-related decline of neuroplasticity to intermittent theta burst stimulation of the lateral prefrontal cortex and its relationship with late-life memory performance

M Goldsworthy, N Rogasch, S Ballinger, L Graetz, J Van Dam, R Harris, S Yu, J Pitcher, B Baune, M Ridding

(2020), Vol. 131, pp. 2181-2191, Clinical neurophysiology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2018

Variability of the cortisol awakening response and morning salivary oxytocin in late adolescence

J Van Dam, A Garrett, L Schneider, F Buisman-Pijlman, M Short, N Hodyl, H Edwards, M Goldsworthy, J Pitcher

(2018), Vol. 30, pp. 1-9, Journal of neuroendocrinology, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Reduced cortical excitability, neuroplasticity, and salivary cortisol in 11-13-year-old children born to women with gestational diabetes mellitus

J Van Dam, A Garrett, L Schneider, N Hodyl, M Goldsworthy, S Coat, J Rowan, W Hague, J Pitcher

(2018), Vol. 31, pp. 143-149, EBioMedicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Polymorphisms that affect GABA neurotransmission predict processing of aversive prediction errors in humans

I Baetu, J Pitcher, S Cohen-Woods, B Lancer, N Beu, L Foreman, P Taylor, N Burns

(2018), Vol. 176, pp. 179-192, NeuroImage, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2017

Effects of induced placental and fetal growth restriction, size at birth and early neonatal growth on behavioural and brain structural lateralization in sheep

Damien Hunter, Susan Hazel, Karen Kind, Hong Liu, Danila Marini, Lynne Giles, Miles De Blasio, Julie Owens, Julia Pitcher, Kathryn Gatford

(2017), Vol. 22, pp. 560-589, Laterality: asymmetries of body, brain and cognition, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

The influence of motor function on processing speed in preterm and term-born children

L Schneider, N Burns, L Giles, T Nettelbeck, I Hudson, M Ridding, J Pitcher

(2017), Vol. 23, pp. 300-315, Child neuropsychology, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2016

The influence of short-interval intracortical facilitation when assessing developmental changes in short-interval intracortical inhibition

L Schneider, M Goldsworthy, J Cole, M Ridding, J Pitcher

(2016), Vol. 312, pp. 19-25, Neuroscience, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Probing changes in corticospinal excitability following theta burst stimulation of the human primary motor cortex

M Goldsworthy, A Vallence, N Hodyl, J Semmler, J Pitcher, M Ridding

(2016), Vol. 127, pp. 740-747, Clinical Neurophysiology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Antenatal steroid exposure in the late preterm period is associated with reduced cord blood neurotrophin-3

N Hodyl, T Crawford, L McKerracher, A Lawrence, J Pitcher, M Stark

(2016), Vol. 101, pp. 57-62, Early human development, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Combined transcranial alternating current stimulation and continuous theta burst stimulation: a novel approach for neuroplasticity induction

M Goldsworthy, A Vallence, R Yang, J Pitcher, M Ridding

(2016), Vol. 43, pp. 572-579, European journal of neuroscience, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

The cortisol awakening response is associated with performance of a serial sequence reaction time task

N Hodyl, L Schneider, A Vallence, A Clow, M Ridding, J Pitcher

(2016), Vol. 100, pp. 12-18, International journal of psychophysiology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2015

Placental and fetal growth restriction, size at birth and neonatal growth alter cognitive function and behaviour in sheep in an age- and sex-specific manner

Damien Hunter, Susan Hazel, Karen Kind, Hong Liu, Danila Marini, Lynne Giles, Miles De Blasio, Julie Owens, Julia Pitcher, Kathryn Gatford

(2015), Vol. 152, pp. 1-10, Physiology and behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Do I turn left or right? Effects of sex, age, experience and exit route on maze test performance in sheep

Damien Hunter, Susan Hazel, Karen Kind, Hong Liu, Danila Marini, Julie Owens, Julia Pitcher, Kathryn Gatford

(2015), Vol. 139, pp. 244-253, Physiology & behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

A comparison of two methods for estimating 50% of the maximal motor evoked potential

J Pitcher, S Doeltgen, M Goldsworthy, L Schneider, A Vallence, A Smith, J Semmler, M McDonnell, M Ridding

(2015), Vol. 126, pp. 2337-2341, Clinical Neurophysiology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Commonly-occurring polymorphisms in the COMT, DRD1 and DRD2 genes influence different aspects of motor sequence learning in humans

I Baetu, N Burns, K Urry, G Barbante, J Pitcher

(2015), Vol. 125, pp. 176-188, Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Spaced noninvasive brain stimulation: prospects for inducing long-lasting human cortical plasticity

M Goldsworthy, J Pitcher, M Ridding

(2015), Vol. 29, pp. 714-721, Neurorehabilitation and neural repair, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Inter- and intra-subject variability of motor cortex plasticity following continuous theta-burst stimulation

A Vallence, M Goldsworthy, N Hodyl, J Semmler, J Pitcher, M Ridding

(2015), Vol. 304, pp. 266-278, Neuroscience, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2014

Cognitive abilities in preterm and term-born adolescents

L Schneider, N Burns, L Giles, R Higgins, T Nettelbeck, M Ridding, J Pitcher

(2014), Vol. 165, pp. 170-177, Journal of Pediatrics, C1-1

journal article

Long-interval facilitation and inhibition are differentially affected by conditioning stimulus intensity over different time courses

A Vallence, L Schneider, J Pitcher, M Ridding

(2014), Vol. 570, pp. 114-118, Neuroscience Letters, C1-1

journal article
2013

Growth in early life and the development of obesity by age 9 years: Are there critical periods and a role for an early life stressor?

L Giles, M Whitrow, A Rumbold, C Davies, B De Stavola, J Pitcher, M Davies, V Moore

(2013), Vol. 37, pp. 513-519, International Journal of Obesity, C1-1

journal article

Variability of human corticospinal excitability tracks the state of action preparation

M Klein-Flügge, D Nobbs, J Pitcher, S Bestmann

(2013), Vol. 33, pp. 5564-5572, Journal of Neuroscience, C1-1

journal article

Neuroplastic modulation of inhibitory motor cortical networks by spaced theta burst stimulation protocols

M Goldsworthy, J Pitcher, M Ridding

(2013), Vol. 6, pp. 340-345, Brain Stimulation, C1-1

journal article
2012

A comparison of two different continuous theta burst stimulation paradigms applied to the human primary motor cortex

M Goldsworthy, J Pitcher, M Ridding

(2012), Vol. 123, pp. 2256-2263, Clinical Neurophysiology, C1-1

journal article

The application of spaced theta burst protocols induces long-lasting neuroplastic changes in the human motor cortex

M Goldsworthy, J Pitcher, M Ridding

(2012), Vol. 35, pp. 125-134, European Journal of Neuroscience, C1-1

journal article

Physiological evidence consistent with reduced neuroplasticity in human adolescents born preterm

J Pitcher, A Riley, S Doeltgen, L Kurylowicz, J Rothwell, S McAllister, A Smith, A Clow, D Kennaway, M Ridding

(2012), Vol. 32, pp. 1640-16416, Journal of Neuroscience, C1-1

journal article

Reduced corticomotor excitability and motor skills development in children born preterm

J Pitcher, L Schneider, N Burns, J Drysdale, R Higgins, M Ridding, T Nettelbeck, R Haslam, J Robinson

(2012), Vol. 590, pp. 5827-5844, Journal of Physiology, C1-1

journal article
2011

Motor system development of the preterm and low birthweight infant

Julia Pitcher, Luke Schneider, John Drysdale, Michael Ridding, Julie Owens

(2011), Vol. 38, pp. 605-625, Clinics in perinatology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Male human motor cortex stimulus-response characteristics are not altered by aging

Ashleigh Smith, Martin Sale, Ryan Higgins, Gary Wittert, Julia Pitcher

(2011), Vol. 110, pp. 206-212, Journal of Applied Physiology, Rockville, Md., C1

journal article

Cutaneous afferent input does not modulate motor intracortical inhibition in ageing men

A Smith, M Ridding, R Higgins, G Wittert, J Pitcher

(2011), Vol. 34, pp. 1461-1469, European Journal of Neuroscience, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article
2009

Prenatal growth and early postnatal influences on adult motor cortical excitability

J Pitcher, A Robertson, R Cockington, V Moore

(2009), Vol. 124, pp. 128-138, Pediatrics, Washington, D.C., C1-1

journal article

Age-related changes in short-latency motor cortex inhibition

A Smith, M Ridding, R Higgins, G Wittert, J Pitcher

(2009), Vol. 198, pp. 489-500, Experimental Brain Research, Heidelberg, Germany, C1

journal article
2006

Prenatal programming of human motor function

J Pitcher, D Henderson-Smart, J Robinson

(2006), Vol. 573, pp. 41-57, Early Life Origins of Health and Disease, B1-1

book chapter
2005

Facilitation of cortically evoked potentials with motor imagery during post-exercise depression of corticospinal excitability

Julia Pitcher, Alexandra Robertson, Emma Clover, Shapour Jaberzadeh

(2005), Vol. 160, pp. 409-417, Experimental Brain Research, Germany, C1

journal article
2003

Frequency-dependent, bi-directional plasticity in motor cortex of human adults

Julia Pitcher, Michael Ridding, Timothy Miles

(2003), Vol. 114, pp. 1265-1271, Clinical Neurophysiology, Netherlands, C1

journal article

Age and sex differences in human motor cortex input-output characteristics

Julia Pitcher, Kirstin Ogston, Timothy Miles

(2003), Vol. 546, pp. 605-613, The Journal of Physiology, England, C1

journal article
2002

Alterations in corticospinal excitability with imposed vs. voluntary fatigue in human hand muscles

Julia Pitcher, Timothy Miles

(2002), Vol. 92, pp. 2131-2138, Journal of Applied Physiology, United States, C1

journal article
2000

Changes in muscle responses to stimulation of the motor cortex induced by peripheral nerve stimulation in human subjects

M Ridding, B Brouwer, T Miles, J Pitcher, P Thompson

(2000), Vol. 131, pp. 135-143, Experimental Brain Research, Germany, C1

journal article
1997

Influence of muscle blood flow on fatigue during intermittent human hand-grip exercise and recovery

J Pitcher, T Miles

(1997), Vol. 24, pp. 471-476, Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology, Australia, C1

journal article

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