A/Professor Ronda Greaves
Dr Ronda Greaves is a Paediatric Clinical Biochemist with over 20 years' experience in the analysis of routine and complex biochemistry testing.
Before moving to her current position as the Senior Lecturer in Clinical Biochemistry at RMIT University in 2010, she was a Senior Scientist in the Complex Biochemistry Department at The Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. During this time, Ronda also received training at Sahlgrenska Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden and the Children's Hospital (Kinderspital) in Zurich Switzerland, as well as working as a technical advisor at the National Hospital of Pediatrics in Hanoi Vietnam. This experience has allowed for the development of skills related to critically evaluating long term method performance and suitability of methods to ensure their clinical fitness for purpose.
- Senior Lecturer in Clinical Biochemistry RMIT University
Dr Greaves continues her research and on-going education interests in paediatric clinical biochemistry through her work at RMIT University and her appointment as an Honorary Research Fellow at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. Ronda currently chairs the Asian and Pacific Federation of Clinical Biochemistry's Mass Spectrometry Harmonisation Group and is also a member of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry's Committee for Distance Learning, where she is undertaking the development of mass spectrometry distance learning material.
- Development of normative age related reference intervals for sex steroids in extremely premature neonates.
- Harmonisation of Mass Spectrometry (MS) based steroid methods.
- Vietnam Urine Steroid Metabolomics and Reference Interval Project
- Paediatric Food Allergy and the Role of Fat Soluble Vitamins (D and A)
Ten selected recent publications
- Greaves RF, Jolly L, Hartmann M, Ho CS, Kam R, Joseph J, Boyder C, Wudy S. Harmonisation of Serum Dihydrotestosterone Analysis: Establishment of an External Quality Assurance Program. Clin Chem Lab Med 2017 in press. (accepted 18th July 2016).
- Tran MTC, Trung KH, Greaves RF. Practical application of biological variation and Sigma metrics quality models to evaluate 20 chemistry analytes on the Beckman AU680. Clinical Biochemistry 2016;49 (16): 1259-1266.
- Sharp L, Farrance I, Greaves RF. The application of glucose point of care testing in three metropolitan hospitals: Pathology, 2016;48:51-59.
- Al Bahrani A, Rotarou V, Roche P, Greaves RF. A simultaneous quantitative method for vitamins A, D and E in human serum using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2016;159:41-53.
- Collie JT, Massie RJ, Jones OA, Morrison PD, Greaves RF. A candidate reference method for sweat chloride measurement by ICP-MS to aid in the investigation of cystic fibrosis. Clin Chem Lab Med 2016;54:561–567.
- Allen KJ, Panjari M, Koplin JJ, Ponsonby A-L, Vuillermin P, Gurrin LC, Greaves RF, Carvalho N, Dalziel K, Tang MLK, Lee KJ, Wake M, Curtis N, Dharmage SC. The VITALITY Trial: Protocol for a randomised controlled trial to establish the role of postnatal vitamin D supplementation in infant immune health. BMJ Open. 2015;5(12):e009377. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009377.
- Scratch SE, Anderson PJ, Doyle LW, Thompson DK, Ahmadzai ZM, Greaves RF, Inder TE, Hunt RH. High postnatal growth hormone levels are related to cognitive deficits in a group of children born very preterm. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015;100:2709-17.
- Albahrani A, Collier F, Greaves RF, Ponsonby A-L, Allen K, Vuillermin P, Roche P, Clarke M, Vitamin D and A can be successfully measured by LC-MS/MS in cord blood diluted plasma. Clin Biochem. 2015;48:1105-12.
- Greaves RF, Pitkin J, Ho CS, Baglin J, Hunt RH, Zacharin MR. Hormone modelling in preterm neonates: Establishment of pituitary and steroid hormone reference intervals. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015;100(3):1097-103.
- Greaves RF, Zacharin MR, Donath S, Inder TE, Doyle LW, Hunt RH. Hormone levels in infants born ≤30 weeks' gestation: Establishment of gestational appropriate reference intervals for the first six weeks of life. Clin Biochem. 2014;47:101-8.