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Emeritus Professor Wayne Gillett

PositionEmeritus Professor
DepartmentDepartment of Women's and Children's Health (Dunedin)
QualificationsMB ChB MD(Otago) FRANZCOG FFPMANZCA CREI
Research summaryReproduction and infertility

Research

Wayne was appointed to the staff in 1983 having worked in London for four years after gaining his specialist degree. He was awarded his MD in 1990 on the ultrastructure of the ovarian surface epithelium, work that had its beginnings in London.

Wayne's major clinical interest is in infertility, reproductive surgery, and persistent pain. His current research interests are in surgical nerve injury, chronic pelvic pain and infertility outcome.

Other interests

  • Medical Director of Fertility Associates Dunedin.
  • Member of New Zealand Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal.

Selected publications

  • Gillett, W. R., Peek, J. C., & Herbison, G. P. (2012). Development of clinical priority access criteria for assisted reproduction and its evaluation on 1386 infertile couples in New Zealand. Human Reproduction, 27(1), 131-141. doi: 10.1093/humrep/der372
  • Daniels, K., Gillett, W., & Grace, V. (2009). Parental information sharing with donor insemination conceived offspring: A follow-up study. Human Reproduction, 24(5), 1099-1105. doi: 10.1093/humrep/den495
  • Gillett, W. R., Clarke, R. H., & Herbison, G. P. (1997). First and subsequent pregnancies after tubal microsurgery: evaluation of the fertility index. Fertility & Sterility, 68(6), 1033-1042
  • Gillett, W.R., Mitchell, A. and Hurst P.R. A scanning electron microscopic study of the human ovarian surface epithelium - characterisation of 2 cell types (1991). Human. Reprod. 6:645-650
  • Gillett, W.R., James, C., Jetha, N. and McComb, P (1994). Removal of the ovarian surface epithelium from the rabbit ovary - a cause of ovarian adhesions following a standard injury. Human Reprod 9:497-500

Publications

Gillett, W. R. (2022). Endometriosis and other pelvic pain: Time to treat the symptoms not the assumptions. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 62, E1. doi: 10.1111/ajo.13448

Righarts, A., Dickson, N. P., Ekeroma, A., Gray, A. R., Parkin, L., & Gillett, W. R. (2021). The burden of infertility in New Zealand: A baseline survey of prevalence and service use. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 61(3), 439-447. doi: 10.1111/ajo.13323

Chua, S. J., Danhof, N. A., Mochtar, M. H., van Wely, M., McLernon, D. J., Custers, I., … Gillett, W. R., Righarts, A., … van Eekelen, R. (2020). Age-related natural fertility outcomes in women over 35 years: A systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis. Human Reproduction, 35(8), 1808-1820. doi: 10.1093/humrep/deaa129

Righarts, A., Osborne, L., Connor, J., & Gillett, W. (2018). The prevalence and potential determinants of dysmenorrhoea and other pelvic pain in women: A prospective study. BJOG, 125(12), 1532-1539. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.15247

Gillett, W. (2017). Infertility. In C. Farquhar & H. Roberts (Eds.), Introduction to obstetrics and gynaecology. (4th ed.) (pp. 181-189). Auckland, New Zealand: Nurture Foundation.

Schug, S. A., Palmer, G. M., Scott, D. A., Halliwell, R., Trinca, J., APM:SE Working Group of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Pain Medicine, including Shipton, E. A., & Gillett, W. (Eds.). (2015). Acute pain management: Scientific evidence (4th ed.). Melbourne, Australia: ANZCA and FPM, 714p.

Edited Book - Research

Gillett, W. (2017). Infertility. In C. Farquhar & H. Roberts (Eds.), Introduction to obstetrics and gynaecology. (4th ed.) (pp. 181-189). Auckland, New Zealand: Nurture Foundation.

Chapter in Book - Research

Gillett, W., & Chiu, T. L. (2017). Painful conditions in gynaecology. In C. Farquhar & H. Roberts (Eds.), Introduction to obstetrics and gynaecology. (4th ed.) (pp. 235-240). Auckland, New Zealand: Nurture Foundation.

Chapter in Book - Research

Gillett, W. R., & Jones, D. (2015). Medical treatment of chronic pelvic pain. In M. Harrison-Woolrych (Ed.), Medicines for women. (pp. 291-330). Springer.

Chapter in Book - Research

Gillett, W. (2005). Hyperandrogenism. In M. Finn, L. Bowyer, S. Carr, V. O'Connor & B. Vollenhoven (Eds.), Women's health: A core curriculum. (pp. 25-27). Marrickville, NSW, Australia: Elsevier Australia.

Chapter in Book - Other

Gillett, W. (2005). Polycystic ovary syndrome. In M. Finn, L. Bowyer, S. Carr, V. O'Connor & B. Vollenhoven (Eds.), Women's health: A core curriculum. (pp. 23-24). Marrickville, NSW, Australia: Elsevier Australia.

Chapter in Book - Other

Righarts, A., Dickson, N. P., Ekeroma, A., Gray, A. R., Parkin, L., & Gillett, W. R. (2021). The burden of infertility in New Zealand: A baseline survey of prevalence and service use. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 61(3), 439-447. doi: 10.1111/ajo.13323

Journal - Research Article

Chua, S. J., Danhof, N. A., Mochtar, M. H., van Wely, M., McLernon, D. J., Custers, I., … Gillett, W. R., Righarts, A., … van Eekelen, R. (2020). Age-related natural fertility outcomes in women over 35 years: A systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis. Human Reproduction, 35(8), 1808-1820. doi: 10.1093/humrep/deaa129

Journal - Research Article

Righarts, A., Osborne, L., Connor, J., & Gillett, W. (2018). The prevalence and potential determinants of dysmenorrhoea and other pelvic pain in women: A prospective study. BJOG, 125(12), 1532-1539. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.15247

Journal - Research Article

Righarts, A. A., Gray, A., Dickson, N. P., Parkin, L., & Gillett, W. R. (2017). Resolution of infertility and number of children: 1386 couples followed for a median of 13 years. Human Reproduction, 32(10), 2042-2048. doi: 10.1093/humrep/dex271

Journal - Research Article

Righarts, A., Dickson, N. P., Parkin, L., & Gillett, W. R. (2017). Ovulation monitoring and fertility knowledge: Their relationship to fertility experience in a cross-sectional study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 57(4), 412-419. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12606

Journal - Research Article

Righarts, A., Dickson, N. P., Parkin, L., & Gillett, W. R. (2015). Infertility and outcomes for infertile women in Otago and Southland. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1425). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

van Roode, T., Dickson, N. P., Righarts, A. A., & Gillett, W. R. (2015). Cumulative incidence of infertility in a New Zealand birth cohort to age 38 by sex and the relationship with family formation. Fertility & Sterility, 103(4), 1053-1058. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2014.12.121

Journal - Research Article

Gillett, W. R., Peek, J. C., & Herbison, G. P. (2012). Development of clinical priority access criteria for assisted reproduction and its evaluation on 1386 infertile couples in New Zealand. Human Reproduction, 27(1), 131-141. doi: 10.1093/humrep/der372

Journal - Research Article

Daniels, K. R., Grace, V. M., & Gillett, W. R. (2011). Factors associated with parents' decisions to tell their adult offspring about the offsprings donor conception. Human Reproduction, 26(10), 2783-2790. doi: 10.1093/humrep/der247

Journal - Research Article

Daniels, K., Gillett, W., & Grace, V. (2009). Parental information sharing with donor insemination conceived offspring: A follow-up study. Human Reproduction, 24(5), 1099-1105. doi: 10.1093/humrep/den495

Journal - Research Article

Gillett, W. R., & Jones, D. (2009). Chronic pelvic pain in women: Role of the nervous system. Expert Review of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 4(2), 149-163. doi: 10.1586/17474108.4.2.149

Journal - Research Article

Grace, V. M., Daniels, K. R., & Gillett, W. (2008). The donor, the father, and the imaginary constitution of the family: Parents' constructions in the case of donor insemination. Social Science & Medicine, 66, 301-314. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2007.08.029

Journal - Research Article

Gillett, W. R. (2007). Recent advances in female infertility assessment and treatment. Expert Review of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2(4), 501-513. doi: 10.1586/17474108.2.4.501

Journal - Research Article

Girling, A. J., Lilford, R. J., Braunholtz, D. A., & Gillett, W. R. (2007). Sample-size calculations for trials that inform individual treatment decisions: A 'true-choice' approach. Clinical Trials, 4, 15-24. doi: 10.1177/1740774506075872

Journal - Research Article

Lilford, R., Girling, A., Braunholtz, D., Gillett, W., Gordon, J., Brown, C. A., & Stevens, A. (2007). Cost-utility analysis when not everyone wants the treatment: Modeling split-choice bias. Medical Decision Making, 27, 21-26. doi: 10.1177/0272989X06297099

Journal - Research Article

Farquhar, C. M., & Gillett, W. R. (2006). Prioritising for fertility treatments: Should a high BMI exclude treatment? BJOG, 113(10), 1107-1109.

Journal - Research Article

Gillett, W. R., Putt, T., & Farquhar, C. M. (2006). Prioritising for fertility treatments: The effect of excluding women with a high body mass index. BJOG, 113, 1218-1221.

Journal - Research Article

Johnson, N. P., Fisher, R. A., Braunholtz, D. A., Gillett, W. R., & Lilford, R. J. (2006). Survey of Australasian clinicians' prior beliefs concerning lipiodol flushing as a treatment for infertility: A Bayesian study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 46, 298-304.

Journal - Research Article

Quinn, M. C. J., McGregor, S. B., Stanton, J. L., Hessian, P. A., Gillett, W. R., & Green, D. P. L. (2006). Purification of granulosa cells from human ovarian follicular fluid using granulosa cell aggregates. Reproduction, Fertility & Development, 18, 501-508.

Journal - Research Article

Yossry, M., Aboulghar, M., D'Angelo, A., & Gillett, W. (2006). In vitro fertilisation versus tubal reanastomosis (sterilisation reversal) for subfertility after tubal sterilisation (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 3, CD004144. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD004144.pub2

Journal - Research Article

Gillett, W. R. (2002). Update on infertility management in primary care. New Zealand Family Physician, 29, 254-258.

Journal - Research Article

Gillett, W. R., & Crozier, K. (2000). Priority criteria for access to infertility services - is the model fair and justified? Otago Bioethics Report, 9(1), 15-17.

Journal - Research Article

Farquhar, C., Crengle, S., Douthett, M., Ekeroma, A. J., Fentiman, G., Gillett, W., … Richardson, A. K., … Strid, J. (1999). An evidence-based guideline for the management of heavy menstrual bleeding. New Zealand Medical Journal, 112(1088), 174-177.

Journal - Research Article

Gillett, W. R. (1998). Evaluation of long term outcome following tubal microsurgery. Assisted Reproduction Reviews, 8, 140-151.

Journal - Research Article

Trivedi, A. N., & Gillett, W. R. (1998). The retained twin/triplet following a preterm delivery - an analysis of the literature. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 38, 461-465.

Journal - Research Article

Gillett, W. R., Clarke, R. H., & Herbison, G. P. (1997). First and subsequent pregnancies after tubal microsurgery: evaluation of the fertility index. Fertility & Sterility, 68(6), 1033-1042.

Journal - Research Article

Daniels, K. R., Gillett, W. R., & Herbison, G. P. (1996). Successful donor insemination and its impact on recipients. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 17(3), 129-134.

Journal - Research Article

Gillett, W. R., Daniels, K. R., & Herbison, G. P. (1996). Feelings of couples who have had a child by donor insemination: the degree of congruence. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 17(3), 135-142.

Journal - Research Article

Gillett, W. R. (2022). Endometriosis and other pelvic pain: Time to treat the symptoms not the assumptions. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 62, E1. doi: 10.1111/ajo.13448

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