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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.


Chitcholtan, K., Singh, M., Tino, A., Garrill, A., & Sykes, P. (2024). Effects of resveratrol on in vivo ovarian cancer cells implanted on the chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) of a chicken embryo model. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 25, 4374. doi: 10.3390/ijms25084374 Journal - Research Article

Ingamells, S., Bell, R., Nip, J., Innes, C., Te Whaiti, S., Tino, A., McBain, L., McMenamin, J., Hudson, B., … Lawton, B., & Sykes, P. (2024). Perceived barriers to self-collected HPV testing for cervical cancer screening, and knowledge of HPV: A survey of primary healthcare smear-takers across Aotearoa New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 137(1590), 57-76. Retrieved from Journal - Research Article

Nagao, S., Fujiwara, K., Yamamoto, K., Tanabe, H., Okamoto, A., Takehara, K., … Sykes, P., … Enomoto, T. (2023). Intraperitoneal carboplatin for ovarian cancer - A phase 2/3 trial. NEJM Evidence, 2(5). doi: 10.1056/EVIDoa2200225 Journal - Research Article

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 Journal - Research Article

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 Journal - Research Article

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