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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Professor Wayne Gillett

PositionEmeritus Professor
DepartmentDepartment of Women's and Children's Health (Dunedin)
QualificationsMB ChB MD(Otago) FRANZCOG FFPMANZCA CREI
Research summaryReproduction and infertility

Research

Wayne was appointed to the staff in 1983 having worked in London for four years after gaining his specialist degree. He was awarded his MD in 1990 on the ultrastructure of the ovarian surface epithelium, work that had its beginnings in London.

Wayne's major clinical interest is in infertility, reproductive surgery, and persistent pain. His current research interests are in surgical nerve injury, chronic pelvic pain and infertility outcome.

Other interests

  • Medical Director of Fertility Associates Dunedin.
  • Member of New Zealand Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal.

Selected publications

  • Gillett, W. R., Peek, J. C., & Herbison, G. P. (2012). Development of clinical priority access criteria for assisted reproduction and its evaluation on 1386 infertile couples in New Zealand. Human Reproduction, 27(1), 131-141. doi: 10.1093/humrep/der372
  • Daniels, K., Gillett, W., & Grace, V. (2009). Parental information sharing with donor insemination conceived offspring: A follow-up study. Human Reproduction, 24(5), 1099-1105. doi: 10.1093/humrep/den495
  • Gillett, W. R., Clarke, R. H., & Herbison, G. P. (1997). First and subsequent pregnancies after tubal microsurgery: evaluation of the fertility index. Fertility & Sterility, 68(6), 1033-1042
  • Gillett, W.R., Mitchell, A. and Hurst P.R. A scanning electron microscopic study of the human ovarian surface epithelium - characterisation of 2 cell types (1991). Human. Reprod. 6:645-650
  • Gillett, W.R., James, C., Jetha, N. and McComb, P (1994). Removal of the ovarian surface epithelium from the rabbit ovary - a cause of ovarian adhesions following a standard injury. Human Reprod 9:497-500

Publications

Righarts, A., Osborne, L., Connor, J., & Gillett, W. (2018). The prevalence and potential determinants of dysmenorrhoea and other pelvic pain in women: A prospective study. BJOG. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.15247

Gillett, W. (2017). Infertility. In C. Farquhar & H. Roberts (Eds.), Introduction to obstetrics and gynaecology. (4th ed.) (pp. 181-189). Auckland, New Zealand: Nurture Foundation.

Gillett, W., & Chiu, T. L. (2017). Painful conditions in gynaecology. In C. Farquhar & H. Roberts (Eds.), Introduction to obstetrics and gynaecology. (4th ed.) (pp. 235-240). Auckland, New Zealand: Nurture Foundation.

Righarts, A., Dickson, N. P., Parkin, L., & Gillett, W. R. (2017). Ovulation monitoring and fertility knowledge: Their relationship to fertility experience in a cross-sectional study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 57(4), 412-419. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12606

Righarts, A. A., Gray, A., Dickson, N. P., Parkin, L., & Gillett, W. R. (2017). Resolution of infertility and number of children: 1386 couples followed for a median of 13 years. Human Reproduction, 32(10), 2042-2048. doi: 10.1093/humrep/dex271

Edited Book - Research

Schug, S. A., Palmer, G. M., Scott, D. A., Halliwell, R., Trinca, J., APM:SE Working Group of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Pain Medicine, including Shipton, E. A., & Gillett, W. (Eds.). (2015). Acute pain management: Scientific evidence. Melbourne, Australia: ANZCA and FPM, 714p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Gillett, W. (2017). Infertility. In C. Farquhar & H. Roberts (Eds.), Introduction to obstetrics and gynaecology. (4th ed.) (pp. 181-189). Auckland, New Zealand: Nurture Foundation.

Gillett, W., & Chiu, T. L. (2017). Painful conditions in gynaecology. In C. Farquhar & H. Roberts (Eds.), Introduction to obstetrics and gynaecology. (4th ed.) (pp. 235-240). Auckland, New Zealand: Nurture Foundation.

Gillett, W. R., & Jones, D. (2015). Medical treatment of chronic pelvic pain. In M. Harrison-Woolrych (Ed.), Medicines for women. (pp. 291-330). Springer.

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Chapter in Book - Other

Gillett, W. (2005). Polycystic ovary syndrome. In M. Finn, L. Bowyer, S. Carr, V. O'Connor & B. Vollenhoven (Eds.), Women's health: A core curriculum. (pp. 23-24). Marrickville, NSW, Australia: Elsevier Australia.

Gillett, W. (2005). Hyperandrogenism. In M. Finn, L. Bowyer, S. Carr, V. O'Connor & B. Vollenhoven (Eds.), Women's health: A core curriculum. (pp. 25-27). Marrickville, NSW, Australia: Elsevier Australia.

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Journal - Research Article

Righarts, A., Osborne, L., Connor, J., & Gillett, W. (2018). The prevalence and potential determinants of dysmenorrhoea and other pelvic pain in women: A prospective study. BJOG. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.15247

Righarts, A., Dickson, N. P., Parkin, L., & Gillett, W. R. (2017). Ovulation monitoring and fertility knowledge: Their relationship to fertility experience in a cross-sectional study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 57(4), 412-419. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12606

Righarts, A. A., Gray, A., Dickson, N. P., Parkin, L., & Gillett, W. R. (2017). Resolution of infertility and number of children: 1386 couples followed for a median of 13 years. Human Reproduction, 32(10), 2042-2048. doi: 10.1093/humrep/dex271

Righarts, A., Dickson, N. P., Parkin, L., & Gillett, W. R. (2015). Infertility and outcomes for infertile women in Otago and Southland. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1425). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

van Roode, T., Dickson, N. P., Righarts, A. A., & Gillett, W. R. (2015). Cumulative incidence of infertility in a New Zealand birth cohort to age 38 by sex and the relationship with family formation. Fertility & Sterility, 103(4), 1053-1058. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2014.12.121

Gillett, W. R., Peek, J. C., & Herbison, G. P. (2012). Development of clinical priority access criteria for assisted reproduction and its evaluation on 1386 infertile couples in New Zealand. Human Reproduction, 27(1), 131-141. doi: 10.1093/humrep/der372

Daniels, K. R., Grace, V. M., & Gillett, W. R. (2011). Factors associated with parents' decisions to tell their adult offspring about the offsprings donor conception. Human Reproduction, 26(10), 2783-2790. doi: 10.1093/humrep/der247

Daniels, K., Gillett, W., & Grace, V. (2009). Parental information sharing with donor insemination conceived offspring: A follow-up study. Human Reproduction, 24(5), 1099-1105. doi: 10.1093/humrep/den495

Gillett, W. R., & Jones, D. (2009). Chronic pelvic pain in women: Role of the nervous system. Expert Review of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 4(2), 149-163. doi: 10.1586/17474108.4.2.149

Grace, V. M., Daniels, K. R., & Gillett, W. (2008). The donor, the father, and the imaginary constitution of the family: Parents' constructions in the case of donor insemination. Social Science & Medicine, 66, 301-314. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2007.08.029

Gillett, W. R. (2007). Recent advances in female infertility assessment and treatment. Expert Review of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2(4), 501-513. doi: 10.1586/17474108.2.4.501

Girling, A. J., Lilford, R. J., Braunholtz, D. A., & Gillett, W. R. (2007). Sample-size calculations for trials that inform individual treatment decisions: A 'true-choice' approach. Clinical Trials, 4, 15-24. doi: 10.1177/1740774506075872

Lilford, R., Girling, A., Braunholtz, D., Gillett, W., Gordon, J., Brown, C. A., & Stevens, A. (2007). Cost-utility analysis when not everyone wants the treatment: Modeling split-choice bias. Medical Decision Making, 27, 21-26. doi: 10.1177/0272989X06297099

Yossry, M., Aboulghar, M., D'Angelo, A., & Gillett, W. (2006). In vitro fertilisation versus tubal reanastomosis (sterilisation reversal) for subfertility after tubal sterilisation (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 3, CD004144. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD004144.pub2

Johnson, N. P., Fisher, R. A., Braunholtz, D. A., Gillett, W. R., & Lilford, R. J. (2006). Survey of Australasian clinicians' prior beliefs concerning lipiodol flushing as a treatment for infertility: A Bayesian study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 46, 298-304.

Farquhar, C. M., & Gillett, W. R. (2006). Prioritising for fertility treatments: Should a high BMI exclude treatment? BJOG, 113(10), 1107-1109.

Quinn, M. C. J., McGregor, S. B., Stanton, J. L., Hessian, P. A., Gillett, W. R., & Green, D. P. L. (2006). Purification of granulosa cells from human ovarian follicular fluid using granulosa cell aggregates. Reproduction, Fertility & Development, 18, 501-508.

Gillett, W. R., Putt, T., & Farquhar, C. M. (2006). Prioritising for fertility treatments: The effect of excluding women with a high body mass index. BJOG, 113, 1218-1221.

Gillett, W. R. (2002). Update on infertility management in primary care. New Zealand Family Physician, 29, 254-258.

Gillett, W. R., & Crozier, K. (2000). Priority criteria for access to infertility services - is the model fair and justified? Otago Bioethics Report, 9(1), 15-17.

Farquhar, C., Crengle, S., Douthett, M., Ekeroma, A. J., Fentiman, G., Gillett, W., … Richardson, A. K., … Strid, J. (1999). An evidence-based guideline for the management of heavy menstrual bleeding. New Zealand Medical Journal, 112(1088), 174-177.

Trivedi, A. N., & Gillett, W. R. (1998). The retained twin/triplet following a preterm delivery - an analysis of the literature. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 38, 461-465.

Gillett, W. R. (1998). Evaluation of long term outcome following tubal microsurgery. Assisted Reproduction Reviews, 8, 140-151.

Gillett, W. R., Clarke, R. H., & Herbison, G. P. (1997). First and subsequent pregnancies after tubal microsurgery: evaluation of the fertility index. Fertility & Sterility, 68(6), 1033-1042.

Daniels, K. R., Gillett, W. R., & Herbison, G. P. (1996). Successful donor insemination and its impact on recipients. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 17(3), 129-134.

Gillett, W. R., Daniels, K. R., & Herbison, G. P. (1996). Feelings of couples who have had a child by donor insemination: the degree of congruence. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 17(3), 135-142.

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