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Peter SykesAssociate Professor

MB ChB(Brist) DipObst(Otago) FRANZCOG DGO


Peter joined the Department in 1998 and was Head of Department from 2009 until December 2015.

He completed his undergraduate training in the United Kingdom and specialised in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in New Zealand.

He subsequently completed his sub-specialty training in gynaecological oncology in Melbourne and his interests include gynaecological oncology and advanced preinvasive disease of the genital tract.

Peter is a keen outdoor sports person and enjoys tramping, mountain climbing and surfing.


Majid, M. A., Chitcholtan, K., Sykes, P. H., & Evans, J. J. (2023). The effects of the obesity-related hormones leptin, insulin, IGF-I and adiponectin on Ishikawa and HEC-1A, MCF-7 and SKOV-3 cancer cell lines. EC Gynaecology, 12(8). Retrieved from

Chitcholtan, K., Dyer, A., & Sykes, P. (2023). Predicting tumour progression of ID-8 syngeneic mouse ovarian cancer with blood biomarkers fo CA-125, IL-6 and VEGF: A prospective laboratory-based study. Clinical & Experimental Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 50(10), 212. doi: 10.31083/j.ceog5010212

Lawton, B., MacDonald, E. J., Storey, F., Stanton, J.-A., Adcock, A., Gibson, M., … King, F., … Watson, H., Bennett, M., Lambert, C. S., Geller, S., Paasi, I., Hibma, M., Sykes, P., Hawkes, D., & Saville, M. (2023). A model for empowering rural solutions for cervical cancer prevention (He Tapu Te Whare Tangata): Protocol for a cluster randomized crossover trial. JMIR Research Protocols, 12, e51643. doi: 10.2196/51643

Saito, M., Rajesh, A., Innes, C., van der Griend, R., Fitzgerald, P., Simcock, B., Sykes, P., & Hibma, M. (2023). The high-risk human papillomavirus type influences the tissue microenvironment in cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2. Viruses, 15, 1953. doi: 10.3390/v15091953

Allanson, E. R., Burling, M., Simcock, B., Nicklin, J., & Sykes, P. H. (2023). The Australian Society of Gynaecological Oncology Western Pacific Liaison Group [Corners of the world]. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, 33(11), 1819-1820. doi: 10.1136/ijgc-2023-004845

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