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Dianne HarkerClinical Research Nurse/Study Coordinator

MA Nursing (Victoria), DipSocSci Nursing (Massey), RN (Gynaecology Research Nurse)

Email dianne.harker@otago.ac.nz

Dianne joined the department in July 2001.

She works with Associate Professor Peter Sykes and coordinates the gynaecology research projects.

Her interest in women's health research is focused on gynaecological oncology.

Dianne completed an MA (Nursing) titled "Nurses as patients: The stories of two women nurse educators as recipients of nursing care" which was based in the women's health field.

Dianne has an interest in and provides professional supervision for health professionals in private practice.

Research studies

  • PRINCess - The Prediction of regression in CIN2 - A prospective multicentre trial of conservative management of CIN2 in women under the age of 25.
  • A prospective audit of sentinel node biopsy for Vulval Carcinoma in Australia and New Zealand
  • PARAGON- Phase II study of aromatase inhibitors in women with potentially hormone responsive recurrent/metastatic gynaecological neoplasms: ANZGOG 0903
  • LACE - Laparoscopic Approach to Cancer of the Endometrium: An International Multicenter Randomised Phase 3 Clinical Trial
  • Cancer Society Tissue Bank
  • EXCISE – EXcisional treatment Comparison for In Situ Endocervical adenocarcinoma
  • IPOCC - A Randomized Trial of Intravenous Paclitaxel plus IV Carboplatin versus IV Paclitaxel plus IP Carboplatin in women with Epithelial Ovarian, Fallopian Tube or Primary Peritoneal Cancer
  • AOCS - Genomic mechanisms underlying long‐term response to treatment in serous ovarian cancer.
  • FEMME - A Phase II Randomised Clinical Trial of Mirena® ± Metformin ± Weight Loss Intervention in Patients with Early Stage Cancer of the Endometrium
  • CART-WHEEL - the Center for Analysis of Rare Tumors database
  • CINƎMA -  A prospective multicentre trial of observational management of CIN3 in women under the age of 25

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Publications

Sykes, P., Eva, L., van der Griend, R., McNally, O., Blomfield, P., Brand, A., … Petrich, S., Kenwright, D., … Innes, C., Harker, D., … Simcock, B. (2019). Pathological process has a crucial role in sentinel node biopsy for vulvar cancer. Gynecologic Oncology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2019.02.012

Innes, C. R., Sykes, P. H., Harker, D., Williman, J. A., Van der Griend, R. A., Whitehead, M., Hibma, M., … Petrich, S., Faherty, J., … Simcock, B. J. (2018). Changes in human papillomavirus genotypes associated with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2 lesions in a cohort of young women (2013–2016). Papillomavirus Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.pvr.2018.10.010

Simcock, B., Innes, C., Sykes, P., Harker, D., Williman, J., van der Griend, R., … Bergzoll, C., Petrich, S., & Lawton, B. (2017). Changing face of HPV in CIN2 in young New Zealand women. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 57(Suppl. 1), (pp. 62). doi: 10.1111/ajo.12725

Sykes, P., Innes, C., Harker, D., Whitehead, M., van der Griend, R., Lawton, B., Hibma, M., … Petrich, S., Faherty, J., Bergzoll, C., … Parker, C., Sadler, L., & Simcock, B. (2016). Observational management of CIN 2 in young women: A prospective multicenter trial. Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease, 20(4), 343-347. doi: 10.1097/lgt.0000000000000244

Sykes, P. H., Harker, D. Y., Miller, A., Whitehead, M., Neal, H., Wells, J. E., & Peddie, D. (2008). A randomised comparison of SurePath liquid-based cytology and conventional smear cytology in a colposcopy clinic setting. BJOG, 115(11), 1375-1381. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2008.01865.x

Journal - Research Article

Sykes, P., Eva, L., van der Griend, R., McNally, O., Blomfield, P., Brand, A., … Petrich, S., Kenwright, D., … Innes, C., Harker, D., … Simcock, B. (2019). Pathological process has a crucial role in sentinel node biopsy for vulvar cancer. Gynecologic Oncology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2019.02.012

Innes, C. R., Sykes, P. H., Harker, D., Williman, J. A., Van der Griend, R. A., Whitehead, M., Hibma, M., … Petrich, S., Faherty, J., … Simcock, B. J. (2018). Changes in human papillomavirus genotypes associated with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2 lesions in a cohort of young women (2013–2016). Papillomavirus Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.pvr.2018.10.010

Sykes, P. H., Harker, D. Y., Miller, A., Whitehead, M., Neal, H., Wells, J. E., & Peddie, D. (2008). A randomised comparison of SurePath liquid-based cytology and conventional smear cytology in a colposcopy clinic setting. BJOG, 115(11), 1375-1381. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2008.01865.x

Sykes, P., Harker, D., & Peddie, D. (2005). Findings and outcome of teenage women referred for colposcopy at Christchurch Women's Hospital, New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 118(1211). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/118-1211/1350/content.pdf

Sykes, P., Jennings, L., Harker, D., & Beynon, K. (2005). Human papilloma virus is detectable by the Hybrid Capture 2 test in cervical smear samples from women over 40 years of age with high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 45, 457-459.

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Journal - Research Other

Sykes, P., Innes, C., Harker, D., Whitehead, M., van der Griend, R., Lawton, B., Hibma, M., … Petrich, S., Faherty, J., Bergzoll, C., … Parker, C., Sadler, L., & Simcock, B. (2016). Observational management of CIN 2 in young women: A prospective multicenter trial. Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease, 20(4), 343-347. doi: 10.1097/lgt.0000000000000244

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Simcock, B., Innes, C., Sykes, P., Harker, D., Williman, J., van der Griend, R., … Bergzoll, C., Petrich, S., & Lawton, B. (2017). Changing face of HPV in CIN2 in young New Zealand women. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 57(Suppl. 1), (pp. 62). doi: 10.1111/ajo.12725

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