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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.

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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

Jones, B. D., Wilkins, J. L. M., Schram, Á. B., Gladman, T., Kenwright, D., & Lucio-Ramírez, C. A. (2023). Validating a measure of motivational climate in health science courses. BMC Medical Education, 23, 548. doi: 10.1186/s12909-023-04311-3

Gladman, T., Liu, Q., Kenwright, D., & Grainger, R. (2023). Student perspectives on the facilitators and inhibitors of learning autonomy supportive teaching practices. Proceedings of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Festival. 39. Retrieved from

He, Z., Wilson, A., Rich, F., Kenwright, D., Stevens, A., Low, Y. S., & Thunders, M. (2023). Chromosomal instability and its effect on cell lines. Cancer Reports, e1822. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/cnr2.1822

Samaratunga, H., Egevad, L., Thunders, M., Iczskowski, K. A., van der Kwast, T., Kristiansen, G., … Kenwright, D. N., Bethwaite, P. B., … Delahunt, B. (2022). LOT and HOT ... or not: The proliferation of clinically insignificant and poorly characterised types of renal neoplasia. Pathology, 54(7), 842-847. doi: 10.1016/j.pathol.2022.09.002

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