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Dr Deborah Wright

Contact Details

Email
deborah.wright@otago.ac.nz
Position
Senior Lecturer
Department
Department of Surgical Sciences (Dunedin)
Qualifications
BMedSc(Hons) MBChB PhD FRACS
Research summary
Colorectal 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

STRATA Collaborative, and CholeS Collaborative, including Wright, D., Al-Busaidi, I., Wood, D., Lin, A., Tietjens, J., Amer, M., & Haddow, J. (2024). External validation of CholeS conversion from laparoscopic to open cholecystectomy (CLOC) risk score in Aotearoa New Zealand: A validation study. ANZ Journal of Surgery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ans.18921 Journal - Research Article

Ray Das, S., Delahunt, B., Lasham, A., Li, K., Wright, D., Print, C., Slatter, T., Braithwaite, A., & Mehta, S. (2024). Combining TP53 mutation and isoform has the potential to improve clinical practice. Pathology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.pathol.2024.02.003 Journal - Research Other

STRATA Collaborative, including Wright, D., Al-Busaidi, I., Wood, D., Lin, A., Tietjens, J., Amer, M., Haddow, J., and CHOLECOVID Collaborative, including Jeffery, F. (2024). Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on outcomes of cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis: A national cohort study. ANZ Journal of Surgery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ans.18830 Journal - Research Article

TASMAN Collaborative, including Wright, D., Al-Busaidi, I. S., Divinagracia, J., Glyn, T., Choi, H., Divekar, T., Chou, J., Lin, A., Richter, K., & Soliman, N. B. (2024). Impact of opioid-free analgesia on pain severity and patient satisfaction after discharge from surgery: Multispecialty, prospective cohort study in 25 countries. British Journal of Surgery, 111(1), znad421. doi: 10.1093/bjs/znad421 Journal - Research Article

STRATA Collaborative, including Wright, D., Al-Busaidi, I., Wood, D., Lin, A., Bathgate, A., Tietjens, J., Amer, M., Haddow, J., Fearnley-Fitzgerald, C., Suresh, K., & Zeng, E. (2023). Variation in the practice of cholecystectomy for benign biliary disease in Aotearoa New Zealand: A population-based cohort study. HPB, 25(8), 941-953. doi: 10.1016/j.hpb.2023.04.011 Journal - Research Article

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