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Department of Surgery and Anaesthesia (Wellington)
BSc(Hons I) PhD
Research summary
Gynaecological cancers
Principal Investigator, Translational Gynaecology Research Group


I completed both my BSc and PhD at University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney Australia. I undertook a post doctoral position in the Gynaecology Research Group at UNSW before moving to Aotearoa in 2019 as a research fellow in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Women’s health at the University of Otago Wellington. In 2023 I joined the Department of Surgery and Anaesthesia as a lecturer.

My research interests are in gynaecology, specifically ovarian and uterine cancer, endometriosis and menstrual heath. I lead the Translational Gynaecology Research Group and work closely with the gynaecology department at Wellington Hospital. Our research covers biomarker discovery, personalised medicine and experiences of patient journeys (qualitative).

Research interests

  • Diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers of disease
  • Novel cell culture techniques
  • Extracellular vesicles
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Vulval cancer
  • Endometriosis
  • Patient experiences
  • Equitable access to care


Ingamells, S., Steers, D., Henry, C., Hartley-Parsons, T., & Filoche, S. K. (2024). "I'm not getting paid to give you a TED talk on how my trans body works". Experiences of hysterectomy gender affirming surgery: A qualitative study. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/ijgo.15507 Journal - Research Article

Mardon, A. K., Whitaker, L., Farooqi, T., Girling, J., Henry, C., Ee, C., Tewhaiti-Smith, J., & Armour, M. (2024). Investigational drugs for the treatment of dysmenorrhea. Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs, 2326627. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13543784.2024.2326627 Journal - Research Other

Kanagasabai, P., Ormandy, J., Filoche, S., Henry, C., Te Whaiti, S., Willink, R., Gladman, T., & Grainger, R. (2024). Can storytelling of women's lived experience enhance empathy in medical students? A pilot intervention study. Medical Teacher, 46(2), 219-224. doi: 10.1080/0142159x.2023.2243023 Journal - Research Article

López Vásquez, C. E., Gray, C., Henry, C., & Munro, M. J. (2023). Modelling meningioma using organoids: A review of methodologies and applications. Organoids, 2, 218-230. doi: 10.3390/organoids2040017 Journal - Research Other

Scheck, S. M., Henry, C., Bedford, N., Abbott, J., Wynn-Williams, M., Yazdani, A., & McDowell, S. (2023). Non-invasive tests for endometriosis are here: How reliable are they, and what should we do with the results? Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ajo.13765 Journal - Research Other

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