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Patrice RosengraveResearch Fellow

Dip Nursing (Christchurch), PhD(Cant)


Research interests

Dr Patrice Rosengrave is involved with a pilot study in the Christchurch Intensive Care Unit looking at the effects of intravenous vitamin C administration in in severe sepsis.

She was awarded a CMRF grant in 2017 to investigate the effects of vitamin C on quality of life outcomes in survivors of sepsis.

Dr Rosengrave has completed a Marsden Fast-Start project which investigated how male chinook salmon adjust sperm quality in response to social status.

Research expertise

Vitamin C, post-copulation sexual selection, cryptic female choice, sperm competition, evolutionary reproductive biology, behavioural ecology, and evolutionary proteomics.

Teaching responsibilities

Lecturing pathophysiology in Nursing Science courses:

  • NURS444
  • NURS427


Rosengrave, P. C., Wohlrab, C., Spencer, E., Williman, J., Shaw, G., & Carr, A. C. (2022). Effect of intravenous vitamin C on arterial blood gas analyser and Accu-Chek point-of-care glucose monitoring in critically ill patients. Critical Care & Resuscitation, 24(2), 175-182. doi: 10.51893/2022.2.Oa7

Vlasiuk, E., Rosengrave, P., Roberts, E., Boden, J. M., Shaw, G., & Carr, A. C. (2022). Critically ill septic patients have elevated oxidative stress biomarkers: Lack of attenuation by parenteral vitamin C. Nutrition Research, 108, 53-59. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2022.10.010

Rosengrave, P., Spencer, E., Williman, J., Mehrtens, J., Morgan, S., Doyle, T., Van Der Heyden, K., … Shaw, G., & Carr, A. C. (2022). Intravenous vitamin C administration to patients with septic shock: A pilot randomised controlled trial. Critical Care, 26(1), 26. doi: 10.1186/s13054-022-03900-w

Spencer, E., Rosengrave, P., Williman, J., Shaw, G., & Carr, A. C. (2022). Circulating protein carbonyls are specifically elevated in critically ill patients with pneumonia relative to other sources of sepsis. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 179, 208-212. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2021.11.029

Carr, A., Rosengrave, P., & Spencer, E. (2021, May). Nutrition in medicine: To C or not to C (what clinical trials are telling us). UOC Research Seminar Series, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand. [Research Presentation].

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