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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., 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

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

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

Li, S., Keenan, J. I., Shaw, I. C., & Frizelle, F. A. (2023). Could microplastics be a driver for early onset colorectal cancer? Cancers, 15, 3323. doi: 10.3390/cancers15133323

Ali, H., Douwes, J., Burmanje, J., Gokhale, P., Crane, J., Pattemore, P., Stanley, T., Keenan, J., & Brooks, C. (2023). Sputum inflammatory, neural, and remodeling mediators in eosinophilic and noneosinophilic asthma. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 130, 776-783. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2023.03.015

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