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Clinical Director of Mackenzie Cancer Research Group
Medical Oncologist

BMedSc MD(Otago) FRACP


Oncology Service
Christchurch Hospital
Private Bag 4710
New Zealand

Current Roles

  • Medical Oncologist, Christchurch Hospital
  • Co-convenor professional development thread, 4th and 5th year medicine
  • Chair of Canterbury Comprehensive Cancer Centre, linking scientists and clinicians managing cancer

Research Interests

  • Clinical Director of the Mackenzie Cancer Research Group
  • Director: Cancer Society Tissue Bank
  • Clinical trials for cancer patients


de Vries, M., Stewart, T., Ireton, T., Keelan, K., Jordan, J., Robinson, B. A., & Dachs, G. U. (2023). Patients’ and carers’ priorities for cancer research in Aotearoa/New Zealand. PLoS ONE, 18(8), e0290321. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0290321

Hakkaart, C., Pearson, J. F., Marquart, L., Dennis, J., Wiggins, G. A. R., Barnes, D. R., Robinson, B. A., Mace, P. D., … Walker, L. C. (2022). Copy number variants as modifiers of breast cancer risk for BRCA1/BRCA2 pathogenic variant carriers. Communications Biology, 5, 1061. doi: 10.1038/s42003-022-03978-6

Crake, R. L. I., Burgess, E. R., Wiggins, G. A. R., Magon, N. J., Das, A. B., Vissers, M. C. M., Morrin, H. R., Royds, J. A., Slatter, T. L., Robinson, B. A., Phillips, E., & Dachs, G. U. (2022). Ascorbate content of clinical glioma tissues is related to tumour grade and to global levels of 5-hydroxymethyl cytosine. Scientific Reports, 12, 14845. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-19032-8

Leong, T. W., McCook, G., Frampton, C. M. A., Robinson, B. A., & James, M. L. (2022). Adjuvant nodal field radiation in resected stage III melanoma: A single-centre retrospective study in Christchurch, New Zealand. Journal of Medical Imaging & Radiation Oncology, 66, 1003-1013. doi: 10.1111/1754-9485.13438

Burgess, E. R., Crake, R. L. I., Phillips, E., Morrin, H. R., Royds, J. A., Slatter, T. L., Wiggins, G. A. R., Vissers, M. C. M., Robinson, B. A., & Dachs, G. U. (2022). Increased ascorbate content of glioblastoma is associated with a suppressed hypoxic response and improved patient survival. Frontiers in Oncology, 12, 829524. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2022.829524

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