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+64 4 918 5258
Department of Medicine (Wellington)
Research summary
Asthma, respiratory disease, allergies and smoking cessation


Pofessor Crane is the Director of Research at the Wellington Asthma Research Group (WARG)

The Group's research programme covers clinical, biomedical and public health aspects of allergy, asthma and respiratory research, including studies to understand the causes and investigate novel treatments. Funding for the research comes from a wide variety of sources but our core funding is provided by the Health Research Council of New Zealand.

Professor Crane also has an interest in smoking cessation.


Howden-Chapman, P., Crane, J., Keall, M., Pierse, N., Baker, M. G., Cunningham, C., … Aspinall, C., Bennett, J., Bierre, S., … Chisholm, E., Davies, C., Fougere, G., Fraser, B., Fyfe, C., Grant, L., … Halley, C., Logan-Riley, A., … Olin, C., Ombler, J., O'Sullivan, K., Pehi, T., Penny, G., … Randal, E., … Robson, B., Ruru, J., Shaw, C., … Teariki, M. A., Telfar Barnard, L., Tiatia, R., Toy-Cronin, B., … Viggers, H., … Zhang, W. (2024). He Kāinga Oranga: Reflections on 25 years of measuring the improved health, wellbeing and sustainability of healthier housing. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 54(3), 290-315. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2023.2170427 Journal - Research Other

Halley, C., Honeywill, C., Kang, J., Pierse, N., Robertson, O., Rawlinson, W., … Willink, R., & Crane, J. (2023). Preventing upper respiratory tract infections with prophylactic nasal carrageenan: A feasibility study. Future Microbiology, 18(18), 1319-1328. doi: 10.2217/fmb-2021-0122 Journal - Research Article

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 Journal - Research Article

Ali, H., Brooks, C., Tzeng, Y.-C., Crane, J., Beasley, R., Gibson, P., Pattemore, P., Stanley, T., Pearce, N., & Douwes, J. (2023). Heart rate variability as a marker of autonomic nervous system activity in young people with eosinophilic and non-eosinophilic asthma. Journal of Asthma, 60(3), 534-542. doi: 10.1080/02770903.2022.2070763 Journal - Research Article

Fyfe, C., Telfar Barnard, L., Douwes, J., Howden-Chapman, P., & Crane, J. (2022). Retrofitting home insulation reduces incidence and severity of chronic respiratory disease. Indoor Air, 32, e13101. doi: 10.1111/ina.13101 Journal - Research Article

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