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Rob-Siebers---Research-Associate-Professor---WARG---MedicinePGCertPH, FNZIMLS, FNZIC, CBiol FSB

Honorary Research Associate Professor

Rob Siebers previously directed the research laboratories of the Wellington Asthma Research Group. His current interests are in the role of indoor allergens (house dust mite, dog, cat, cockroach) and microbial contaminants (fungal glucans and bacterial endotoxin) in asthma and allergic diseases. He is Editor of the New Zealand Journal of Medical Laboratory Science, Board Director of the World Association of Medical Editors and Board Director of the Pacific Paramedical Training Centre.

Contact details

Department of Medicine
University of Otago Wellington
PO Box 7343
Wellington 6242
New Zealand

Tel +64 4 918 6838
Mob +64 21 257 6462


Chang CF, Wu FFS, Chen CY, Crane J, Siebers R. Effect of freezing, hot tumble drying and washing with eucalyptus oil on house dust mites in soft toys. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology 2011 (in press).

Gillespie J, Wickens K, Siebers R, Howden-Chapman P, Town I, Epton M, Fitzharris P, Crane J; New Zealand Asthma and Allergy Cohort Study Group. Wheezing and rash in infancy and endotoxin exposure in a New Zealand cohort. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2006; 118: 1265-70.

Erwin EA, Wickens K, Custis NJ, Siebers R, Woodfolk J, Barry D, Crane J, Platts-Mills TAE. Cat and dust mite sensitivity and tolerance in relation to wheezing among children raised with high exposure to both allergens. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2005; 115: 74-9.

Lane J, Siebers R, Pene G, Howden-Chapman P, Crane J. Tokelau. A unique low allergen environment at sea level. Clinical and Experimental Allergy 2005; 35: 479-82.

Siebers R, Nam HS, Crane J. Permeability of synthetic and feather pillows to live house dust mites and house dust. Clinical and Experimental Allergy 2004; 34: 888-90.

Loan R, Siebers RW, Fitzharris P, Crane J. House dust mite allergen and cat allergen variability within carpeted living rooms in domestic dwellings. Indoor Air 2003; 13: 92-5.

Siebers R, Fitzharris P, Crane J. Feather bedding and allergic disease in children: a cover story? Clinical and Experimental Allergy 2002; 32: 1119-23.

Mills S, Siebers R, Wickens K, Crane J, Purdie G, Fitzharris. House dust mite allergen in individual bedding components in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal 2002; 115: 151-3.

Rains N, Siebers RW, Crane J, Fitzharris P. House dust mite allergen (Der p 1) accumulation on new synthetic and feather pillows. Clinical and Experimental Allergy 1999; 29: 182-5.

Kemp TJ, Siebers RW, O'Grady GB, Fishwick D, Fitzharris P, Crane J. House dust mite allergen in pillows. British Medical Journal 1996; 313: 916.

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