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Jacqui KeenanResearch Associate Professor

MApplSci (1st Class Hons) PhD

Tel +64 3 364 0570

Jacqui is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery.

Research interests

Her research is centred on the role of bacteria in the pathogenesis of gastrointestinal disease.

She is particularly interested in the ability of outer membrane vesicles shed from the surface of Gram negative bacteria to induce epithelial permeability, inflammation and DNA damage.

Another interest is the influence of diet on bacterial phenotype and host response.


Waddell, O., Pearson, J., McCombie, A., Marshall, H., Purcell, R., Keenan, J., Glyn, T., & Frizelle, F. (2024). The incidence of early onset colorectal cancer in Aotearoa New Zealand: 2000–2020. BMC Cancer, 24, 456. doi: 10.1186/s12885-024-12122-y Journal - Research Article

Pearson, J., Waddell, O., McCombie, A., Marshall, H., Purcell, R., Keenan, J., Glyn, T., & Frizelle, F. (2023, November-December). The incidence of early-onset colorectal cancer in Aotearoa: 2000-2020. Verbal presentation at the International Biometric Society Australasian Region (IBS-AR) and the Statistical Ecology and Environmental Monitoring (SEEM) Joint Conference, Waitangi, New Zealand. Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Waddell, O., Frizelle, F. A., & Keenan, J. I. (2023). The role of biomarkers to increase the detection of early-onset colorectal cancer. Medical Research Archives, 11(11). doi: 10.18103/mra.v11i11.4690 Journal - Research Article

Vernon-Roberts, A., Premaratne, M., Wright, R., Keenan, J. I., & Day, A. S. (2023). Profile of Helicobacter pylori infections among children in the South Island of New Zealand (2010-2021). Helicobacter, e13037. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/hel.13037 Journal - Research Article

Keenan, J. I., Aitchison, A., Frizelle, F. A., & Hock, B. D. (2023). Detection of chitinase 3-like 1 in symptomatic primary care patient faecal samples is not a reliable biomarker of colonic lesions. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 24(7), 2289-2293. doi: 10.31557/APJCP.2023.24.7.2289 Journal - Research Article

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