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Postgraduate students in the Department of Surgery

Current students

PhD

Student Thesis Title Supervisors
Shaun (Siong Chung) Ho Non-invasive biomarkers for coeliac disease and inflammatory bowel disease in children Andrew Day, Jacqui Keenan
Scott Loeffler Enterotoxigenic Bacteroides fragilis [ETBF] infection in selected NZ sheep flocks - a possible zoonotic reservoir Jacqui Keenan, John Pearson, Frank Frizelle
Will Taylor Applications of next generation sequencing of the gut microbiome Rachel Purcell, Xochiti Morgan, John Pearson

MMedSc

Student Thesis Title Supervisors
Adam Tzuyu Chen The use of probiotics in prevention of childhood recurrent acute otitis media Tony Walls , Phil Bird , Scott Stevenson
Andrea Cross Parenteral Lidocaine in the Prevention of Postoperative Ileus: A Randomized Double-Blinded Placebo Controlled Trial Frank Frizelle, Richard Seigne
Joel D'Souza A prospective study of the incidence and risk factors for 30-day unplanned readmissions after elective colorectal surgery Frank Frizelle, Tim Eglinton
Tamara Glyn Neoplasia in inflammatory bowel disease Tim Eglinton, Richard Gearry , Rachel Purcell
Mei Sze Lee The effect of microbiome in the pathogenesis of acute appendicitis Frank Frizelle, Rachel Purcell
Jacob McCormick Surgery -Multivisceral Resection (Colorectal/General surgery) Frank Frizelle, Tim Eglinton
Michael O’Grady The role of the microbiome in the pathogenesis of acute diverticulitis Frank Frizelle, Rachel Purcell
Greg Turner Studies on the etiology and management of acute diverticulitis Frank Frizelle, Rachel Purcell
Jonathan Wells Simulation in Paediatric Surgery Tim Eglinton, Spencer Beasley

Honours

Student Thesis Title Supervisors
Jessica Permain The microbiome and molecular mechanisms in colorectal adenomas Rachel Purcell, Logan Walker

Alumni

Year Student Qualification Thesis Title Supervisors
2020 Alan Aitchison PhD E-cadherin and APC in early-onset colorectal cancer Jacqui Keenan, Martin Kennedy
2020 Jesse Fischer MMedSc Predicting the Response to Radiotherapy for Rectal Cancer Tim Eglinton, Mark Hampton, Frank Frizelle
2020 Arthur Edward Morley-Bunker PhD Scoping for RNA biomarkers in colorectal cancer Logan Walker , Margaret Currie , John Pearson, Tim Eglinton
2020 Simon James Gwyther Richards MMedSc The Impact of Frailty on Outcomes Following Major Colorectal Surgery Frank Frizelle, Tim Eglinton, Mark Hampton
2019 Serin Cooper Maidlow MMedSc Clinical guideline use and compliance: examining variation from the clinical pathway Mike Ardagh , Frank Frizelle
2019 Yee Chen Lau MMedSc External Validation of Consensus Molecular Subtyping of Colorectal Adenocarcinoma Frank Frizelle, Chris Wakeman, Tim Eglinton, Rachel Purcell
2018 Rosie Callender MMedSc What Factors Are Associated With Guideline Use and Compliance? Mike Ardagh , Frank Frizelle
2018 Yun Lee MMedSc The Canterbury Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis Study Tim Eglinton, Richard Gearry
2018 Prashant Vinay Sharma MMedSc Influence of Risk Factors on Incidence, Management, Recurrence, and Follow-up of Acute Diverticulitis Frank Frizelle, Tim Eglinton
2018 James Raymond Swan BMedSc(Hons) Aspirin’s role in preventing E-cadherin cleavage by the carcinogenic Bacteroides fragilis toxin Jacqui Keenan, Mark Hampton
2017 Manar Khashram PhD Development and Validation of Medical Decision Tools in Detection and Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Justin Roake, Greg Jones
2017 Rebecca Stack MMedSc Calculation of extraocular muscle volume in patients with Graves' Ophthalmopathy and the correlation with disease severity and clinical activity of the Graves' disease Mark Elder
2016 Jonathon Heinrich Braun PhD Maturation of the Caco-2 cell monolayer impedes the uptake of outer membrane vesicles Grant Butt, Jacqui Keenan, Michael Schultz
2015 Gabrielle Budd BMedSc(Hons) The effect of polymeric formula on enterocyte differentiation Jacqui Keenan, Andrew Day
2014 Sebastian Flores PhD The effect of Helicobacter pylori on cellular iron homeostasis Jacqui Keenan, Andrew Day
2014 Richard Tapper MMedSc The impact of obesity on outcomes following major colorectal surgery Frank Frizelle
2012 Michael John Bergin MMedSc Inner ear effects of middle ear surgery Phil Bird, Frank Frizelle
2012 Timothy Wilfred Eglinton MMedSc Perianal Crohn’s disease in Canterbury, New Zealand Richard Gearry , Frank Frizelle
2012 Sandra Kathryn Richardson PhD Defining appropriateness of emergency department attendance: a NZ perspective Justin Roake, Mike Ardagh
2010 Elizabeth A Carr BMedSc(Hons) Bdevacizumab augmented laser therapy for diabetic macular oedema Mark Elder, Ainslie Morris
2010 Kasia Mackenzie PhD Why are skin cancers more aggressive in renal transplant recipients?s Margaret Currie, Barry Hock, Bridget Robinson, Gabi Dachs, Andrew Miller, Justin Roake, Jeremy Simcock
2010 Nina Salm PhD Dietary attenuation of Helicobacter pylori: associated inflammation Jacqui Keenan, Mark Hampton, 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 Spencer Beasley, Michael Sullivan, Justin Roake
2008 Andrew R Moot MMedSc The application of selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry to surgical practice Justin Roake, Randall Allardyce
2008 Christopher J Wakeman MMedSc Analysis of soluble forms of dendritic cell associated molecules in patients with cancer Barry Hock, Justin Roake, Judith McKenzie
2007 Heather Parker PhD Role of outer membrane vesicles in the pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori infection Jacqui Keenan, Mark Hampton
2003 Dejan Arsic PhD The role of sonic hedgehog in foregut development Spencer Beasley, Jacqui Keenan, Justin Roake
2002 Sangeeta Budhia PhD Isolation and Characterisation of Novel Human Dendritic Cell-Associated Molecule, DD1.1 Barry Hock, Martin Kennedy, Justin Roake
1997 Jacqueline I Keenan PhD A novel H.pylori vaccine candidate Randall Allardyce, Phil Bagshaw