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Research Fellow
Department of Surgical Sciences (Dunedin)
Research summary
I Investigate surgical outcomes in the fields of general, colorectal, and vascular surger
Colorectal and vascular surgery


I work with the colorectal and vascular surgical teams, focusing on post-surgical outcomes. My key skills are data analysis, particularly network meta-analysis and modelling, study design, and scientific writing.


Kee, R., Clifford, K., Maloney, J., Mangu, A., Cain, J., Memon, S., & Rahiri, J.-L. (2024). A retrospective cohort study of incidental abdominal aortic aneurysms on routine abdominal computed tomography scans in Te Tairāwhiti (2018-2019). New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 137(1591), 30-40. Retrieved from Journal - Research Article

Hart, A., Clifford, K., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2023). Recurrence after transanal endoscopic microsurgery for benign and malignant rectal tumours: Experience of a single New Zealand centre. ANZ Journal of Surgery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ans.18780 Journal - Research Article

Jiang, W., Koh, C., Solomon, M., Karunaratne, S., Beckenkamp, P. R., Clifford, K., Woodfield, J., & Steffens, D. (2023). Time to prioritise quality over quantity in prehabilitation trials: A literature review. Eurasian Journal of Medicine & Oncology, 7(3), 287-303. doi: 10.14744/ejmo.2023.14880 Journal - Research Other

Guo, J., Blyth, P., Clifford, K., Hooper, N., & Crawford, H. (2023). Transfer validity of pediatric supracondylar humeral fracture pin placement practice on in-theater performance by orthopedic trainees using an augmented reality simulator: Protocol for a pilot interventional cohort study with a retrospective comparator cohort. JMIR Research Protocols, 12, e38282. doi: 10.2196/38282 Journal - Research Other

Clifford, K., Woodfield, J. C., Tait, W., Campbell, H. A., & Baldi, J. C. (2023). Association of preoperative high-intensity interval training with cardiorespiratory fitness and postoperative outcomes among adults undergoing major surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Network Open, 6(6), e2320527. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.20527 Journal - Research Article

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