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DSM staff profile

Dr Deborah Wright

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Surgical Sciences (Dunedin)
QualificationsBMedSc(Hons) MBChB PhD FRACS
Research summaryColorectal cancer genomics, clinical education, gender equity
Teaching
  • ELM3 clinical skills tutor
  • ALM4 Home Tutor
Memberships
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons:
    – Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery
    – Section of Academic Surgery
  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
  • New Zealand Association of General Surgeons
Clinical
  • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery
  • Pelvic floor and anorectal disorders, including haemorrhoids, fistulas, rectocele and rectal prolapse
  • Neuroendocrine tumours
  • Hernia surgery
  • Colonoscopy

Research

My research interests reflect my practice as a general and colorectal surgeon, and my role as a clinical teacher.

Themes include:

  1. Cancer genomics - investigating the role of the p53 isoforms in colorectal cancer.
  2. Trainee-led collaborative research - large-scale, international, or global research collaborations capable of changing clinical practice, led by students and doctors in training.
  3. Innovative clinical teaching - utilising technology to reimagine the delivery of teaching in the operating theatre environment, and evolution of the student to health professional.

Publications

Wright, D. M., & Windsor, J. A. (2020). Sex inequity in surgical training. JAMA Surgery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2020.3022

McDonald, R. E., Jeeves, A. E., Vasey, C. E., Wright, D. M., & O'Grady, G. (2013). Supply and demand mismatch for flexible (part-time) surgical training in Australasia. Medical Journal of Australia, 198(8), 423-425. doi: 10.5694/mja12.11685

Wright, D. M., Evennett, N. J., & Windsor, J. A. (2013). Necessary research knowledge and skills for all surgeons: A futile survey or fuel for debate? ANZ Journal of Surgery, 83(10), 702-704. doi: 10.1111/ans.12243

Wright, D. M., McNeill, R., Merrie, A. E. H., & Print, C. G. (2012). Great expectations: Use of molecular tests and computerized prognostic tools in New Zealand cancer care. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1353), 9-21. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Wright, D. M., Print, C. G., & Merrie, A. E. H. (2011). Clinical decision support systems: Should we rely on unvalidated tools? ANZ Journal of Surgery, 81(5), 314-317. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2011.05703.x

Journal - Research Article

McDonald, R. E., Jeeves, A. E., Vasey, C. E., Wright, D. M., & O'Grady, G. (2013). Supply and demand mismatch for flexible (part-time) surgical training in Australasia. Medical Journal of Australia, 198(8), 423-425. doi: 10.5694/mja12.11685

Wright, D. M., McNeill, R., Merrie, A. E. H., & Print, C. G. (2012). Great expectations: Use of molecular tests and computerized prognostic tools in New Zealand cancer care. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1353), 9-21. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Wright, D. M., Print, C. G., & Merrie, A. E. H. (2011). Clinical decision support systems: Should we rely on unvalidated tools? ANZ Journal of Surgery, 81(5), 314-317. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2011.05703.x

Wright, D. M., Arnold, J. L., Parry, B., Hulme-Moir, M., Winship, I. M., & Parry, S. (2011). Immunohistochemistry to detect hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer in young patients: The 7-year Auckland experience. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, 54(5), 552-558. doi: 10.1007/DCR.0b013e31820e3265

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Journal - Research Other

Wright, D. M., & Windsor, J. A. (2020). Sex inequity in surgical training. JAMA Surgery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2020.3022

Wright, D. M., Evennett, N. J., & Windsor, J. A. (2013). Necessary research knowledge and skills for all surgeons: A futile survey or fuel for debate? ANZ Journal of Surgery, 83(10), 702-704. doi: 10.1111/ans.12243

Wright, D. M., & Parry, B. (2008). Campylobacter and acute appendicitis? ANZ Journal of Surgery, 78(12), 1142. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2008.04779.x

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