Dr Kevin Stewart
- Wintec CEO Award, 2008
- Wintec Research Leadership Award, 2008
- Member of the NZ Physiological Society Council, 2006-2015
- Certificate in Adult Teaching
- Doctor of Philosophy on signalling pathways between food intake and mammary milk production, University of Auckland and AgResearch Ruakura, 2005
- Master of Science on the cardiovascular and metabolic effects of converting-enzyme inhibition, University of Melbourne, 1982
- Bachelor of Science majoring in Physiology, University of Otago, 1978
Areas of expertise
- Treatment of hypertension using a sheep model.
- Identification and assessment of signalling links between the gut and mammary metabolism in rats.
- Investigation of pancreatic function and peptide changes that may be involved in the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus.
Industry experience, affiliations and achievements
- Research collaboration with University of Auckland.
- Member of the Physiological Society of NZ.
My current research is examining treatments to prevent or reduce inflammatory damage to lungs caused by over-inflation during mechanical ventilation. I am fortunate to have recently received some Health Research Council funding with my University of Auckland colleagues, to extend this research to test drugs that may be used in the treatment of people who are seriously affected by Covid-19. One of the problems experienced by such people on artificial ventilation is that the ventilation process itself can cause further damage to the lungs and contribute to their declining condition, and it has hoped that these drugs may reduce or prevent this decline.
- Stewart, K.W., Phillips, A.R.J., Hong, J.& Windsor, J. (2020) Preventing ventilator-induced lung injury. NZ Medical Journal, Vol. 133, p. 107.
- Whiting, L. & Stewart, K. (co-first author), and Hay, D. L., Harris, P.W., Choong, B., Phillips, A.R., Brimble, M.A., & Cooper, G. J. S. (2015). Glicentin-related pancreatic polypeptide inhibits glucose-stimulated insulin secretion from the isolated pancreas of adult male rats. Physiological Reports, 3 (12).
- Stewart, K., Phillips, A. R. J., Whiting, L., Jullig, M., Middleditch, M. J., & Cooper, G. J. S. (2011). A simple and rapid method for identifying and semi-quantifying peptide hormones in isolated pancreatic islets by direct-tissue matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 25 (22), 3387-3395.
- Stewart, K., Cooper, G. J. S., & Davis, S. R. (2009). Coordination of mammary metabolism and blood flow after refeeding in rats. Journal of Dairy Science, 92(4), 1543-1553.