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Diane Kenwright imageMHB, MB ChB (Auck), FRCPA, FNZSP

Diane has worked for the University of Otago for over thirty years in a number of roles associated with teaching and learning. She is an anatomic pathologist with a research interest in student engagement with technology. Diane has several key positions within the Otago Medical School. She is Head of Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, and co-Chair of the Science, Research and Scholarship Curriculum Domain group. Previously she has been Deputy Dean and Associate Dean Learning and Teaching at the University of Otago, Wellington

Diane is also a practising anatomic pathologist at Awanui Laboratory. Her areas of special interest are gynaecological and eye pathology.

Diane aims to bring an open mind, a positive attitude, and high expectations to the workplace each day. She brings enthusiasm, diligence, and warmth to her job in the hope that she can inspire and encourage such traits in others as well. She upholds the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi by aiming to take care of her students in a way that supports and acknowledges and protects their culture, and aims to work with her Māori colleagues in partnership in a way that respects their tikanga.

Contact details

Email diane.kenwright@otago.ac.nz

Publications

Picard, L. C., Rich, F. J., Kenwright, D. N., & Stevens, A. J. (2024). Epigenetic changes associated with Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) treatment in bladder cancer. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta: Reviews on Cancer. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.bbcan.2024.189123 Journal - Research Article

van der Woude, H., Phan, K., Kenwright, D. N., Goossens, L., Hally, K. E., Currie, M. J., … Henry, C. E. (2024). Development of a long term, ex vivo, patient-derived explant model of endometrial cancer. PLoS ONE, 19(4), e0301413. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0301413 Journal - Research Article

Townsley, H., Sumner, B., O'Neill, A., Kenwright, D., Wilkinson, T., & Grainger, R. (2024). Student perspectives on health informatics in a medical curriculum: A case study. Focus on Health Professional Education, 25(1), 17-36. doi: 10.11157/fohpe.v25i1.764 Journal - Research Other

Kenwright, D. (2023, August). Cervical specimens: The why and how of microscopy. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Scientists (NZIMLS) and the Australian Institute of Medical and Clinical Scientists South Pacific Congress: Sailing into the Future, Auckland, New Zealand. Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Kenwright, D., Kuruppu, N., Cornwall, J., Print, C., Lindt, T., Grainger, R., & Thunders, M. (2023). A Delphi consensus exercise to determine a genetics and genomics curriculum for primary medical degree in Aotearoa New Zealand. Focus on Health Professional Education, 24(4), 24-36. doi: 10.11157/fohpe.v24i4.653 Journal - Research Article

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