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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Dr Nick Cutfield

PositionClinical Deputy Director, Brain Health Research Centre; Clinical Senior Lecturer; Consultant Neurologist and Clinical Lead
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine (DSM)
QualificationsMB ChB(Otago) FRACP MD(RES)(Imperial College London)
Research summaryNeurology
Memberships

Investigator in the Brain Research New Zealand CoRE

Director NZ CJD Registry

Research

I aim to develop translational neuroscience research at Otago, by both developing clinical research and strengthening collaborations with laboratory neuroscientists at Otago. My interests include Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, vestibular disorders and brain imaging.

Current projects include:

  • Alzheimer's disease: Developing predictive blood biomarkers. HRC Programme grant led by Prof Abraham, with Prof Knight (Psychology), Prof Skeaff (Nutrition), Prof Tate (Biochemistry), and Dr Joanna Williams (Anatomy).
  • Vestibular disease: BMedSc project 2013: Vestibular scwhannoma – monitoring vestibular function, novel versus conventional measures. Collaborators: Darlington, Smith (Pharmacology), and Dawes (ENT).
  • Parkinson's disease: Recent summer student projects have involved high frequency eye movement recordings and relation of these to cognition and balance in Parkinson's.
  • Augmented reflection technology in neurorehabilitation: Health Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Simon Hoermann 2013-. Collaborators: Regenbrecht (Information Science), Franz (Psychology), Hale (Physiotherapy).

Research opportunities

Expressions of interest are welcomed for a medically qualified clinical research fellow, for a minimum of one year. Combining clinical and laboratory research is possible.

Links

Brain Health Research Centre
Neurological Foundation of New Zealand

Publications

Cutfield, N. J., Scott, G., Waldman, A. D., Sharp, D. J., & Bronstein, A. M. (2014). Visual and proprioceptive interaction in patients with bilateral vestibular loss. NeuroImage: Clinical, 4, 274-282. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2013.12.013

Cousins, S., Kaski, D., Cutfield, N., Seemungal, B., Golding, J. F., Gresty, M., … Bronstein, A. M. (2013). Vestibular perception following acute unilateral vestibular lesions. PLoS ONE, 8(5), e61862. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061862

Cutfield, N. J., Cousins, S., Seemungal, B. M., Gresty, M. A., & Bronstein, A. M. (2011). Vestibular perceptual thresholds to angular rotation in acute unilateral vestibular paresis and with galvanic stimulation. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1233, 256-262. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2011.06159.x

Cutfield, N. J., Seemungal, B. M., Millington, H., & Bronstein, A. M. (2011). Diagnosis of acute vertigo in the emergency department [Letter]. Emergency Medicine Journal, 28(6), 538-539. doi: 10.1136/emj.2010.105874

Chapter in Book - Research

Cutfield, N. J., & Bronstein, A. M. (2011). Vestibular and related oculomotor disorders. In A. N. Nicholson (Ed.), The neurosciences and the practice of aviation medicine. (pp. 395-419). Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

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Journal - Research Article

Wu, T. Y., Taylor, J. M., Kilfoyle, D. H., Smith, A. D., McGuinness, B. J., Simpson, M. P., … Anderson, T. J., … Cutfield, N. J., … Roxburgh, R. H. (2014). Autonomic dysfunction is a major feature of cerebellar ataxia, neuropathy, vestibular areflexia 'CANVAS' syndrome. Brain, 137(10), 2649-2656. doi: 10.1093/brain/awu196

Knight, R. G., Tsui, H. S. L., Abraham, W. C., Skeaff, C. M., McMahon, J. A., & Cutfield, N. J. (2014). Lack of effect of the apolipoprotein E ε4 genotype on cognition during healthy aging. Journal of Clinical & Experimental Neuropsychology, 36(7), 742-750. doi: 10.1080/13803395.2014.935706

Cutfield, N. J., Scott, G., Waldman, A. D., Sharp, D. J., & Bronstein, A. M. (2014). Visual and proprioceptive interaction in patients with bilateral vestibular loss. NeuroImage: Clinical, 4, 274-282. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2013.12.013

Cousins, S., Kaski, D., Cutfield, N., Seemungal, B., Golding, J. F., Gresty, M., … Bronstein, A. M. (2013). Vestibular perception following acute unilateral vestibular lesions. PLoS ONE, 8(5), e61862. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061862

Cutfield, N. J., Cousins, S., Seemungal, B. M., Gresty, M. A., & Bronstein, A. M. (2011). Vestibular perceptual thresholds to angular rotation in acute unilateral vestibular paresis and with galvanic stimulation. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1233, 256-262. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2011.06159.x

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Journal - Research Other

Watson, E., Lewis, J., & Cutfield, N. (2012). "Txt"-induced seizures indicating reading epilepsy in the mobile phone age. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 19(7), 1042-1044. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2011.11.011

Cutfield, N. J., Seemungal, B. M., Millington, H., & Bronstein, A. M. (2011). Diagnosis of acute vertigo in the emergency department [Letter]. Emergency Medicine Journal, 28(6), 538-539. doi: 10.1136/emj.2010.105874

Cutfield, N. J., Steele, H., Wilhelm, T., & Weatherall, M. W. (2009). Successful treatment of HIV associated cerebral vasculopathy with HAART [Letter to the editor]. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 80(8), 936-937. doi: 10.1136/jnnp.2008.165852

Cutfield, N. J., Wilson, J. L., Zwi, L. J., & Snow, B. J. (2008). Internal carotid artery dissection, cerebral aneurysms and thin basement membrane nephropathy. Journal of Neurology, 255(12), 1973-1974. doi: 10.1007/s00415-009-0871-9

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