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Postgraduate students in the Department of Surgery

Current students


Student Thesis Title Supervisors
Alan Aitchison The role of enterotoxigenic Bacteroides fragilis in E-cadherin loss in colorectal cancer Dr Jacqui Keenan


Student Thesis Title Supervisors
Rosie Callender A Comprehensive Evaluation of Hospital HealthPathways Professor Mike Ardagh, Professor Frank Frizelle
Joel D'Souza A prospective study of the incidence and risk factors for 30-day unplanned readmissions after elective colorectal surgery Professor Frank Frizelle, Associate Professor Tim Eglinton
Jesse Fischer Can a quantitative assay for mitochondrial function predict response to radiotherapy for rectal cancer? Professor Mark Hampton, Associate Professor Tim Eglinton, Professor Frank Frizelle, Mr Chris Wakeman
Shaun Ho Biomarkers and Intestinal Flora in Children with Gut Disease Professor Andrew Day, Dr Jacqui Keenan
Chen Lau External validation of consensus molecular subtypes for colorectal cancer Professor Frank Frizelle, Mr Chris Wakeman, Dr Rachel Purcell
Alex Lee The cost and disability of ileal pouch-anal anastomosis in the Canterbury population Associate Professor Tim Eglinton, Professor Richard Gearry
Jacob McCormick Surgery -Multivisceral Resection (Colorectal/General surgery) Professor Frank Frizelle, Associate Professor Tim Eglinton
Serin Maidlow Supporting differing usage of clinical guidelines to enhance patient care Professor Mike Ardagh, Professor Frank Frizelle
Simon Richards The FRAME Study – Frailty, Activity and Mitochondrial Efficiency in Perioperative Outcomes Professor Frank Frizelle
Prashant Sharma A study to define the risk factors for developing complicated diverticular disease and to access outcomes of patients, including those undergoing surgical intervention and those managed conservatively Professor Frank Frizelle, Associate Professor Tim Eglinton
Will Taylor Applications of next generation sequencing of the gut microbiome Dr Rachel Purcell, Xochiti Morgan, Associate Professor John Pearson


Student Thesis Title Supervisors
James Swan Bacteroides, aspirin and bowel cancer Dr Jacqui Keenan, Professor Mark Hampton


Year Student Qualification Thesis Title Supervisors
2017 Manar Khashram PhD Development and Validation of Medical Decision Tools in Detection and Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Professor Justin Roake, Professor Greg Jones
2017 Dr Rebecca Stack MMedSc The development of an objective grading scale for the severity of thyroid eye disease based on clinical and diagnostic findings Associate Professor Mark Elder
2016 Jonathon Braun PhD Maturation of the Caco-2 cell monolayer impedes the uptake of outer membrane vesicles Associate Professor Grant Butt, Dr Jacqui Keenan, Associate Professor Michael Schultz
2015 Gabrielle Budd BMedSc(Hons) The effect of polymeric formula on enterocyte differentiation Dr Jacqui Keenan, Professor Andrew Day
2014 Sebastian Flores PhD The effect of Helicobacter pylori on cellular iron homeostasis Dr Jacqui Keenan, Professor Andrew Day
2014 Richard Tapper MMedSc The impact of obesity on outcomes following major colorectal surgery Professor Frank Frizelle
2012 Dr Michael John Bergin MMedSc Inner ear effects of middle ear surgery Associate Professor Phil Bird, Professor Frank Frizelle
2012 Tim Eglinton MMedSc Perianal Crohn’s disease in Canterbury, New Zealand Professor Richard Gearry, Professor Frank Frizelle
2012 Sandra K. Richardson PhD Defining appropriateness of emergency department attendance: a NZ perspective Professor Justin Roake, Professor Mike Ardagh
2010 Elizabeth A. Carr BMedSc(Hons) Bdevacizumab augmented laser therapy for diabetic macular oedema Associate Professor Mark Elder, Dr Ainslie Morris
2010 Kasia Mackenzie PhD Why are skin cancers more aggressive in renal transplant recipients?s Dr Margaret Currie, Dr Barry Hock, Professor Bridget Robinson, Associate Professor Gabi Dachs, Dr Andrew Miller, Professor Justin Roake, Mr Jeremy Simcock
2010 Nina Salm PhD Dietary attenuation of Helicobacter pylori: associated inflammation Dr Jacqui Keenan, Professor Mark Hampton, Dr Alison Wallace
2008 Parkash L. Mandhan PhD Abnormal gene expression in anorectal malformations: aberrations in the expression of Sonic hedgehog, Bmp4 and Hox genes during development of the hindgut and the enteric nervous system in Ethylenethiourea-exposed rats that develop anorectal malformations Professor Spencer Beasley, Associate Professor Michael Sullivan, Professor Justin Roake
2008 Andrew R. Moot MMedSc The application of selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry to surgical practice Professor Justin Roake, Associate Professor Randall Allardyce
2008 Christopher J. Wakeman MMedSc Analysis of soluble forms of dendritic cell associated molecules in patients with cancer Barry Hock, Professor Justin Roake, Dr Judith McKenzie
2007 Heather Parker PhD Role of outer membrane vesicles in the pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori infection Dr Jacqui Keenan, Professor Mark Hampton
2003 Dejan Arsic PhD The role of sonic hedgehog in foregut development Professor Spencer Beasley, Dr Jacqui Keenan, Professor Justin Roake
2002 Sangeeta Budhia PhD Isolation and Characterisation of Novel Human Dendritic Cell-Associated Molecule, DD1.1 Dr Barry Hock, Professor Martin Kennedy, Professor Justin Roake
1997 Jacqueline I. Keenan PhD A novel H.pylori vaccine candidate Associate Professor Randall Allardyce, Associate Professor Phil Bagshaw