A.  Full papers in refereed journals

1.       LEADER, L.R., WOODS, D. (1978). The effect of lumbar epidural anaesthesia on the fetal heart. South African Medical Journal 53, 431.

2.       LEADER, L.R., STRASSBURG, E., KEETON, G.   (1978). Haemodialysis in pregnancy.   A case report.   South African Medical Journal 55, 871-877.

3.       GUNSTON, K., WOODS, D., LEADER, L.R. (1979). Corticosteroids real time ultrasound scanning and plasmaphoresis in severe rhesus disease.   South African Medical Journal 56, 17:656.

4.       LEADER, L.R., BAILLIE, P. (1979). The accuracy of maternal assessment of fetal movements. South African Medical Journal 55, 836-837.

5.       LEADER, L.R., BAILLIE, P.   (1980). Fetal movements and human placental lactogen as predictors of fetal outcome.   South African Medical Journal 58, 609-610.

6.       LEADER, L.R., WOODS, D.   (1980). The diagnosis and management of intrauterine growth retardation. South African Medical Journal 58, 605-608.

7.       WOODS, D., MALAN, A.F., Van SCHALKWYK, D., LEADER, L.R. (1980). The site of placental insertion and fetal growth.   South African Medical Journal 57, 1087-1088.

8.       LEADER, L.R., BAILLIE, P., Van SCHALKWYK, D. (1981). Fetal movements and fetal outcome-A prospective study. Obstetrics & Gynaecology 54, 431-436.

9.       LEADER, L.R., BAILLIE, P., MARTIN, B., VERMEULIN, E., (1982). The assessment and significance of habituation to a repeated stimulus in the human fetus. Early Human Development 7, 211-219.

10.    LEADER, L.R., BAILLIE, P., MARTIN, B., VERMEULIN, E., (1982). Habituation in high-risk pregnancies.   British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 89, 441-446.

11.    LEADER, L.R., BAILLIE, P., MARTIN, B., MOLTENO, C., WYNCHANK, S.   (1984). Fetal responses to vibrotactile stimulation.   A possible predictor of fetal and neonatal outcome. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 24, 251-256.

12.    LEADER, L.R., STEVENS, A.D. & LUMBERS, E.R. (1988). Measurement of fetal responses to vibroacoustic stimuli.   Habituation in fetal sheep.   Biology of the Neonate, 53:73-85.

13.    LEADER, L.R. & BAILLIE, P. (1989). The changes in fetal habituation patterns due to a decrease in inspired maternal oxygen.   British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 95:664-668.

14.    LEADER, L.R., LUMBERS, E.R. & SMITH, F.G. (1989). The effect of hypoxia and catecholamines on habituation rates in chronically catheterised ovine fetuses.   Biology of the Neonate, 56: 218-227.

15.    LEADER, L.R., LUMBERS, E.R. & SMITH, F.G. (1990). The effects of ethanol on habituation and the cardiovascular response to stimulation in fetal sheep.   European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 36:87-95.

16.    GUDGEON, K., LEADER, L. R. & HOWARD, B. (1990). Evaluation of the accuracy of home ovulation detection kit, Clearplan, at predicting ovulation.   Australian Medical Journal. 152: 344-349.

17.    LEADER, L.R., RUSSELL, T. & CLIFFORD, K. (1991). The clinical value of Clearplan home ovulation detection kits in infertility practice. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Vol. 31:2: 142-144.

18.    MILLER, M., LEADER L.R. (1992). Vaginal Delivery after Caesarean Section.   Australia and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology   32: 3 : 213-216

19.    LEADER, L.R., RUSSELL, T., STENNING, B., (1992). The use of Clearplan Home Ovulation Detection Kits in Unexplained and Male Factor Infertility.   Australia and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 32:2: 158-160.

20.    PERES, M. F., FISHER, C.C., LEADER, L. R.   (1993). Continuous intrapartum monitoring: A Prospective Randomised Trial of 2 types of Fetal Scalp Electrodes.   Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 33: 4: 367-370.

21.    DURNA, E.M., BEBE, J., LEADER, L.R., STEIGRAD. S.J., GARRETT, D.G.   (1995).   Donor insemination: effects on parents.   Medical Journal of Australia 163: 248-251.

22.    LEADER, L .R. (1995) Studies in fetal behaviour.  Commentary.   British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 102: 938-941.

23.    HEPPER, P.G. & LEADER, L.R. (1996).  Fetal habituation. Fetal and Maternal Medicine Review, 8, 109-123

24.     DURNA, E.M., BEBE, J., STEIGRAD, S.J., LEADER, L.R., GARRETT, D.G. (1997).   Donor Insemination: attitudes of parents towards disclosure. Medical Journal of Australia. 167(5):256-9,

25.    DURNA, E.M., LEADER, L.R (2000). Attitudes of parents of donor insemination children to disclosure and donor registries. Reproductive Technologies. Vol 10(4) (pp 224-230), 2000. .

26.    AUSTIN, MP, LEADER L.R. (2000). Maternal stress and obstetric and infant outcomes: epidemiological findings and neuroendocrine mechanisms. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Vol. 40:3: 331-337.

27.    RATCLIFFE SJ. HELLER GZ. LEADER LR. (2002) Functional data analysis with application to periodically stimulated foetal heart rate data. II: functional logistic regression. Statistics in Medicine. 21(8):1115-27.

28.    RATCLIFFE SJ. LEADER LR. HELLER GZ. (2002) Functional data analysis with application to periodically stimulated foetal heart rate data. I: functional regression. Statistics in Medicine. 21(8): 1103-14.

29.    EM DURNA, SM CROWE, LR LEADER AND JA EDEN   (2002). Quality Of Life Of Breast Cancer Survivors: The Impact Of Hormonal Replacement Therapy. Climacteric 5(3): 266-76.

30.    EM DURNA, BG WREN, GZ HELLER, LR LEADER, P SJOBLOM, JA EDEN. (2002) Hormone Replacement Therapy After A Diagnosis Of Breast Cancer: Recurrence And Mortality. Medical Journal of Australia 177(7):347-51.

31.    EM DURNA, BG WREN GZ HELLER LR LEADER P SJOBLOM JA EDEN. (2003). Hormone Replacement Therapy After A Diagnosis Of Breast Cancer: Recurrence And Mortality. Medical Journal of Australia 178(8): 413.

32.    AUSTIN MP, HADZI-PAVLOVIC D, SAINT K, LEADER L, et al.  Maternal depression, trait anxiety, cognitive style and perceived stress in pregnancy and infant temperament Australian and New Zealand Journal Of Psychiatry 37: A27-A27 Suppl. 1 OCT 2003.

33.    DURNA EM. HELLER GZ. LEADER LR. SJOBLOM P. EDEN JA. WREN BG. Breast cancer in premenopausal women: recurrence and survival rates and relationship to hormone replacement therapy.   Climacteric. 7(3):284-91, 2004 Sep.

34.    AUSTIN M-P, HADZI-PAVLOVIC D, LEADER L, SAINT K, PARKER G. (2005) Maternal anxiety, depression, cognitive style and life event stress in pregnancy: relationship with infant temperament, Early Human Development 81(2): 183-90.

35.    AUSTIN MP. LEADER LR. REILLY N. (2005).   Prenatal stress, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, and fetal and infant neurobehaviour. Early Human Development. 81(11): 917-26

36.    MUNRO SC. HALL B. WHYBIN LR. LEADER L. ROBERTSON P. MAINE GT. RAWLINSON WD. (2005) Diagnosis of and screening for cytomegalovirus infection in pregnant women. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 43(9): 4713-8

37.    EAST CE. SMYTH R. LEADER LR. HENSHALL NE. COLDITZ PB. TAN KH. (2005). Vibroacoustic stimulation for fetal assessment in labour in the presence of a nonreassuring fetal heart rate trace. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. (2): CD004664.

38.    CE EAST, LR LEADER, PB COLDITZ, NE HENSHALL (2007)  Intrapartum fetal scalp lactate sampling for fetal assessment in the presence of a non-reassuring fetal heart rate trace. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007 Issue 3

39.    ROBSON S, LEADER L. Unexplained stillbirth. O&G Magazine 2009. Volume 11.   no 1 28-31

40.    ROBSON S, LEADER L, BENNETT M, DEAR B. Women’s expectations of management in the next pregnancy after an unexplained stillbirth.   An Internet-based empirical study.  Australian and New Zealand  Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 49,  6, 642-646, 2009

41.    GRANT, KA, MCMAHON, C, AUSTIN, MP, REILLY, N, LEADER, LR, ALI, S.    Maternal prenatal anxiety and infants’ cortisol responses to the still-face procedure. Developmental Psychobiology. 51(8):625-37, 2009.

42.    ROBSON S, LEADER L, BENNETT M, DEAR B. Do women’s perceptions of care at the time of unexplained stillbirth influence their wishes for management in subsequent pregnancy? An Internet-based empirical study.   The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research.   36,  1, 108-114, 2010

43.    ROBSON S, LEADER L. What is the appropriate management of subsequent pregnancy after an unexplained stillbirth? J of Perinatalogy 30, 305-310, 2010

44.    EAST CE. LEADER LR. SHEEHAN P. HENSHALL NE. COLDITZ PB. Intrapartum fetal scalp lactate sampling for fetal assessment in the presence of a non-reassuring fetal heart rate trace. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 3:p1-28, 2010.

45.    GRANT, KA, MCMAHON, C, AUSTIN, MP, REILLY, N, LEADER, LR. Parental care and control during childhood: Associations with maternal perinatal mood disturbance and parenting stress. Archives of Women's Mental Health 15(4) , 297-305, 2012

46.    EAST CE, SMYTHE R, LEADER LR.. HENSHALL NE, COLDITZ PB, LAU R, TAN KH. Vibroacoustic stimulation for fetal assessment in labour in the presence of a nonreassuring fetal heart rate trace. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 3:3-21, 2013.

47.    SENADHEERA, S, BERTRAND, P P, GRAYSON, T, LEADER, L; TARE, M, MURPHY, TV, SANDOW, S L  Enhanced contractility in pregnancy is associated with augmented TRPC3, L-type, and T-type voltage-dependent calcium channel function in rat uterine radial artery.. American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology.305,(8), 917-926, 2013

48.    OLIVER M, MCNALLY, G, LEADER, L.  Accuracy of sonographic prediction of birth weight. The Australian & New Zealand journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 53 (6): 584-8, 2013

49.    SENADHEERA, S, BERTRAND, P P, GRAYSON, T, LEADER, L, MURPHY, TV, SANDOW, S L.  Pregnancy-induced remodelling and enhanced endothelium-derived hyperpolarization-type vasodilator activity in rat uterine radial artery: transient receptor potential vanilloid type 4 channels, caveolae and myoendothelial gap junctions. Journal of Anatomy 223 (6): 677-86, 2013

50.    LEADER L. Partogram or Instagram ? O&G Magazine  2014. Volume 16.   no 62-65

51.    EAST CE. LEADER LR. SHEEHAN P. HENSHALL NE. COLDITZ PB. Intrapartum fetal scalp lactate sampling for fetal assessment in the presence of a non-reassuring fetal heart rate trace. 2015 Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 5  CD006174

52.   VASYL HOLOBOTOVSKY,  YEE SENG CHONG JENNIFER BURCHELL,  BO HE,  MICHAEL PHILLIPS.  LEO LEADER,  TIMOTHY V MURPHY, SHAUN L SANDOW,  DOUGLAS J MCKITRICK,  ADRIAN K CHARLES,  MARIANNE TARE,  LEONARD F ARNOLDA RUTH GANSS:  2015. Regulator of G protein signaling 5 is a determinant of gestational hypertension and preeclampsia. Science translational medicine 7 (290) 290ra88

53.    DEAN, R G; DEAN, J; HELLER, G Z; LEADER, L R.   A mass shooting at Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia: a study of its impact on early pregnancy losses using a conception time-based methodology.   Human reproduction 30 (11), 2761-6, 2016.

54.    TIMOTHY V. MURPHY, , ARJNA KANAGARAJAH, , SIANNE TOEMOE, , PAUL P. BERTRAND, , T. HILTON GRAYSON, , FIONA C. BRITTON, , LEO LEADER, , SEVVANDI SENADHEERA, , SHAUN L. SANDOW. TRPV3 expression and vasodilator function in isolated uterine radial arteries from non-pregnant and pregnant rats. Vascular Pharmacology 83 66-77 2016       

   B: Invited Chapters in Books

1.    LEADER, L.R. (1987) The effects of cigarette smoking and maternal hypoxia on fetal habituation.  In The Fetus as a Patient (Ed. K. Maeda).  Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, pp 83-88.

2.    LEADER, L.R. & BENNETT, M.J.  (1988) Fetal habituation. In Fetal and Neonatal Neurology and Neurosurgery. (Eds: M.I. Levene, Bennett, M.J. & Punt, J.).  Churchill Livingstone, London.

3.    LEADER, L.R., WREN, B.G. (1989) Abnormal Labour.  In Handbook of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Eds: B. G. Wren & R. A. Lobo). Chapman Hall. London. 166-188.  

4.    WREN, B.G, LEADER, L.R. (1989) Normal Labour.  In Handbook of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Eds: B. G Wren & R. A. Lobo). Chapman Hall. London.117-149. 

5.    LEADER, L.R. (1989) The Puerperium.  In Handbook of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Eds: B. G. Wren & R. A. Lobo).  Chapman Hall. London. 207-234.

6.    LEADER, L.R. (1989) Modern Management of Twins.  Invited contribution in the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Continuing Education Resource Manual.

7.    LEADER, L.R. and BENNETT M.J. (1992) Biochemical Assessment of Pregnancy.  In Tests in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Ed. Liu D.T.Y.).  Chapman and Hall.

8.    LEADER, L.R. & BENNETT, M.J.  (1995) Fetal habituation and its possible clinical use. In Fetal and Neonatal Neurology and Neurosurgery. (Eds: M.I. Levene, Lilford, R. & Punt, J.).  Churchill Livingstone, London.

9.    LEADER,L.R.  (1995) The potential use of habituation in the prenate. . In Fetal development: A Psychobiological perspective (Eds: Lecanuet, J.P., Krasnegor, N, Fifer, W & Smotherman, W), Lawrence Erlbaum Associates New Jersey. 

10. LEADER,L.R.  (1995) Fetal habituation in growth retardation and hypoxia. Brain lesions in the newborn.  Alfred Benzon symposium 37, (Ed: Terp H). Munksgaard, Copenhagen 326-344.

11. LEADER, L.R., (1996) Abnormal Labour.  In Handbook of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Eds: Leader, L., Bennett, M  & Wong, F).  Chapman Hall. London.  

12. LEADER, L.R. (1996) Normal Labour.  In Handbook of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Eds: Leader, L., Bennett, M,  & Wong, F).  Chapman Hall. London.  

13. LEADER, L.R. (1996) The Puerperium. In Handbook of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Eds: Leader, L, Bennett, M,  & Wong, F).  Chapman Hall. London.   

14. LEADER,L.R.(1996) Vaginal infections. In Handbook of Obstetrics & Gynaecology  (Eds: Leader, L., Bennett, M  & Wong, F).  Chapman Hall. London. 

15   LEADER, L . R. (2017) The potential value of habituation in the fetus. Fetal development, Research on brain and behavior, environmental    influences, and emerging technologies. 189-209. Eds Reissland N, Kisilevsky B, S. Springer New York

C: Books Edited

  1. leader, L. R., Bennett, M. J. & Wong, F. (1996) Handbook of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.   Chapman Hall. London