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Dr Claire Henry

Contact Details

Email
claire.henry@otago.ac.nz
Position
Lecturer
Department
Department of Surgery and Anaesthesia (Wellington)
Qualifications
BSc(Hons I) PhD
Research summary
Gynaecological cancers
Memberships
Principal Investigator, Translational Gynaecology Research Group

Research

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

Publications

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

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

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

Paterson, E. S. J., Scheck, S., McDowell, S., Bedford, N., Girling, J. E., & Henry, C. E. (2023). Retrospective review of endometriosis surgery at Te Whatu Ora: Capital and Coast. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ajo.13766

Williams, L., Henry, C., Simcock, B., & Filoche, S. (2023). Exploring health professionals' viewpoint of provision of nutrition advice for women with endometrial cancer. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 136(1583), 40-54. Retrieved from https://journal.nzma.org.nz/

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

Dore, M., Faya, N., Filoche, S., & Henry, C. (2023). Transcriptomic identification of differentially expressed genes in Levonorgestrel resistant endometrial cancer cell lines. Molecular Carcinogenesis. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/mc.23544

Journal - Research Article

Paterson, E. S. J., Scheck, S., McDowell, S., Bedford, N., Girling, J. E., & Henry, C. E. (2023). Retrospective review of endometriosis surgery at Te Whatu Ora: Capital and Coast. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ajo.13766

Journal - Research Article

Scheck, S. M., Hohmann-Marriott, B., Faughnan, G., & Henry, C. (2023). A survey exploring the use of symptom diary mobile apps for endometriosis. Journal of Endometriosis & Pelvic Pain Disorders. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/22840265231193486

Journal - Research Article

Williams, L., Henry, C., Simcock, B., & Filoche, S. (2023). Exploring health professionals' viewpoint of provision of nutrition advice for women with endometrial cancer. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 136(1583), 40-54. Retrieved from https://journal.nzma.org.nz/

Journal - Research Article

Williams, L., Henry, C., Simcock, B., & Filoche, S. (2023). Increasing incidence of endometrial cancer in Aotearoa New Zealand: Health professionals' perspective. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ajo.13751

Journal - Research Article

Kanagasabai, P. S., Filoche, S., Grainger, R., Henry, C., & Hay-Smith, J. (2022). Interventions to improve access to care for abnormal uterine bleeding: A systematic scoping review. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 160, 38-48. doi: 10.1002/ijgo.14224

Journal - Research Article

Dore, M., Filoche, S., Danielson, K., & Henry, C. (2021). Characterisation of levonorgestrel-resistant endometrial cancer cells. Cancer Management & Research, 13, 7871-7884. doi: 10.2147/CMAR.S327381

Journal - Research Article

Henry, C. E., Phan, K., Orsman, E. J. O., Kenwright, D., Thunders, M. C., & Filoche, S. K. (2021). Molecular profiling of endometrial cancer: An exploratory study in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Cancers, 13(22), 5641. doi: 10.3390/cancers13225641

Journal - Research Article

Henry, C., Ekeroma, A., Dowell, A., & Filoche, S. (2021). 'The horror stories put me off!': Exploring women's acceptability of the Levonorgestrel IntraUterine System (LNG-IUS) for endometrial protection. Journal of Primary Health Care, 13(1), 55-62. doi: 10.1071/HC20105

Journal - Research Article

Henry, C., Ekeroma, A., & Filoche, S. (2020). Barriers to seeking consultation for abnormal uterine bleeding: Systematic review of qualitative research. BMC Women's Health, 20, 123. doi: 10.1186/s12905-020-00986-8

Journal - Research Article

Henry, C., Jefferies, R., Ekeroma, A., & Filoche, S. (2020). Beyond the numbers-understanding women's experiences of accessing care for abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB): A qualitative study. BMJ Open, 10, e041853. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-041853

Journal - Research Article

Lu, M., Henry, C. E., Lai, H., Khine, Y. Y., Ford, C. E., & Stenzel, M. H. (2019). A new 3D organotypic model of ovarian cancer to help evaluate the antimetastatic activity of RAPTA-C conjugated micelles. Biomaterials Science, 7, 1652-1660. doi: 10.1039/c8bm01326h

Journal - Research Article

Cortesi, M., Llamosas, E., Henry, C. E., Kumaran, R.-Y. A., Ng, B., Youkhana, J., & Ford, C. E. (2018). I-AbACUS: A reliable software tool for the semi-automatic analysis of invasion and migration transwell assays. Scientific Reports, 8, 3814. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-22091-5

Journal - Research Article

Henry, C. E., Llamosas, E., Daniels, B., Coopes, A., Tang, K., & Ford, C. E. (2018). ROR1 and ROR2 play distinct and opposing roles in endometrial cancer. Gynecologic Oncology, 148(3), 576-584. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2018.01.025

Journal - Research Article

Henry, C. E., Emmanuel, C., Lambie, N., Loo, C., Kan, B., Kennedy, C. J., … Ford, C. E. (2017). Distinct patterns of stromal and tumor expression of ROR1 and ROR2 in histological subtypes of epithelial ovarian cancer. Translational Oncology, 10(3), 346-356. doi: 10.1016/j.tranon.2017.01.014

Journal - Research Article

Henry, C., Hacker, N., & Ford, C. (2017). Silencing ROR1 and ROR2 inhibits invasion and adhesion in an organotypic model of ovarian cancer metastasis. Oncotarget, 8(68), 112727-112738. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.22559

Journal - Research Article

Ma, S. S. Q., Henry, C. E., Llamosas, E., Higgins, R., Daniels, B., Hesson, L. B., … Ford, C. E. (2017). Validation of specificity of antibodies for immunohistochemistry: The case of ROR2. Virchows Archiv, 470(1), 99-108. doi: 10.1007/s00428-016-2019-5

Journal - Research Article

Henry, C. E., Llamosas, E., Djordjevic, A., Hacker, N. F., & Ford, C. E. (2016). Migration and invasion is inhibited by silencing ROR1 and ROR2 in chemoresistant ovarian cancer. Oncogenesis, 5, e226. doi: 10.1038/oncsis.2016.32

Journal - Research Article

Henry, C., Llamosas, E., Knipprath-Meszaros, A., Schoetzau, A., Obermann, E., Fuenfschilling, M., … Ford, C. (2015). Targeting the ROR1 and ROR2 receptors in epithelial ovarian cancer inhibits cell migration and invasion. Oncotarget, 6, 40310-40326. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.5643

Journal - Research Article

Henry, C., Quadir, A., Hawkins, N. J., Jary, E., Llamosas, E., Kumar, D., … Ford, C. E. (2015). Expression of the novel Wnt receptor ROR2 is increased in breast cancer and may regulate both β-catenin dependent and independent Wnt signalling. Journal of Cancer Research & Clinical Oncology, 141, 243-254. doi: 10.1007/s00432-014-1824-y

Journal - Research Article

Ford, C. E., Punnia-Moorthy, G., Henry, C. E., Llamosas, E., Nixdorf, S., Olivier, J., … Heinzelmann-Schwarz, V. (2014). The non-canonical Wnt ligand, Wnt5a, is upregulated and associated with epithelial to mesenchymal transition in epithelial ovarian cancer. Gynecologic Oncology, 134(2), 338-345. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2014.06.004

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

Ormandy, J., Meikle, A., Filoche, S., Henry, C., & Clarricoats, G. (2023). Covid-19 vaccination uptake by hapū māmā: How are we progressing? [Short communication]. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 63, 260-263. doi: 10.1111/ajo.13606

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

Paterson, E., Blenkiron, C., Danielson, K., & Henry, C. (2022). Recommendations for extracellular vesicle miRNA biomarker research in the endometrial cancer context. Translational Oncology, 23, 101478. doi: 10.1016/j.tranon.2022.101478

Journal - Research Other

Scheck, S., Paterson, E. S. J., & Henry, C. E. (2022). A promising future for endometriosis diagnosis and therapy: Extracellular vesicles: A systematic review. Reproductive Biology & Endocrinology, 20, 174. doi: 10.1186/s12958-022-01040-y

Journal - Research Other

van der Woude, H., Hally, K. E., Currie, M. J., Gasser, O., & Henry, C. E. (2022). Importance of the endometrial immune environment in endometrial cancer and associated therapies. Frontiers in Oncology, 12, 975201. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2022.975201

Journal - Research Other

Clarricoats, G., Ormandy, J., Henry, C., Meikle, A., & Filoche, S. (2021). COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy: Time to act, time to advocate. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 61(6), E30. doi: 10.1111/ajo.13461

Journal - Research Other

Dore, M., Filoche, S., Danielson, K., & Henry, C. (2021). Efficacy of the LNG-IUS for treatment of endometrial hyperplasia and early stage endometrial cancer: Can biomarkers predict response? Gynecologic Oncology Reports, 36, 100732. doi: 10.1016/j.gore.2021.100732

Journal - Research Other

Henry, C., Filoche, S., Thunders, M., Kenwright, D., & Ekeroma, A. (2019). Reflection on the current status of endometrial cancer in New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 59, 874-876. doi: 10.1111/ajo.13057

Journal - Research Other

Ford, C. E., Henry, C., Llamosas, E., Djordjevic, A., & Hacker, N. (2016). Wnt signalling in gynaecological cancers: A future target for personalised medicine? Gynecologic Oncology, 140, 345-351. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2015.09.085

Journal - Research Other

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