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Surgery

The Department of Surgery has a strong research focus and a productive publication output, and constantly strives to improve patient outcomes. The University Department of Surgery promotes and encourages students to undertake PhD, Masters of Surgery and Honours programs which are supervised by department academics.

Research Areas

Collaborating Organisations

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) 

Deakin University  The University of Melbourne  Harvard University  The University of Edinburgh 

 

Research Team

Research Staff

PhD Students

  • Dr Andrew Cheng, PhD by Research, Deakin University: Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation after Cardiac Surgery
  • Dr Wendy Crebbin, PhD by Research, Deakin University: Teaching Junior Doctors: How experts think: What impact does it have?
  • Dr Amelia McGuinnes, PhD by Research, Deakin University: Effect of bowel prep for colonoscopy on intestinal microbiota

Master of Surgery Students

  • Dr Suat Ng, Master of Surgery, The University of Melbourne: Colorectal Cancer in Regional Australia (under examination)

Master of Surgical Research Candidates

  • Louis Scarrold, Characterising the impact of sarcopenia on Colorectal Surgical Outcomes
  • Hamish Morgan, Geelong Ventral Hernia Repair Audit
  • Anh Vu, Implementation of robotic-assisted surgery within a regional centre in Australia: has this changed our practice and what can we expect moving

Medical Students

  • John Kefalianos (Deakin Medical Student): Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) Protocol
  • Haider Latif (Deakin Medical Student): Long-term Functional and Health-Related Quality of Life Outcomes after an Emergency Laparotomy

Featured Publications

Post-operative cognitive dysfunction: An exploration of the inflammatory hypothesis and novel therapies. [NOTE – Abstract only; Barwon Health staff can request full text from Library].  Skvarc DR, Berk M, Byrne LK, Dean OM, Dodd S, Lewis M, Marriott A, Moore EM, Morris G, Page RS, et al. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. 2018;84: 116-133.

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Global surgery 2030: Evidence and solutions for achieving health, welfare, and economic development. Meara JG, Leather AJM, Hagander L, Alkire BC, Alonso N, Ameh EA, Bickler SW, Conteh L, Dare AJ, Davies J, et al. The Lancet. 2015;386(9993): 569-624. 

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Global cancer surgery: Delivering safe, affordable, and timely cancer surgery. [NOTE - Full text for Barwon Health staff; public can view abstract]. Sullivan R, Alatise OI, Anderson BO, Audisio R, Autier P, Aggarwal A, Balch C, Brennan MF, Dare A, D'Cruz A, et al. The Lancet Oncology. 2015;16(11): 1193-1224.

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Prevalence of bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment in surgery in Australasia. Crebbin W, Campbell G, Hillis DA, Watters DA. ANZ J Surg. 2015;85: 905-909.

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Perioperative mortality rate (POMR): A global indicator of access to safe surgery and anaesthesia. [NOTE - Full text for Barwon Health staff; public can view abstract]. Watters DA, Hollands MJ, Gruen RL, Maoate K, Perndt H, McDougall RJ, Morriss WW, Tangi V, Casey KM, McQueen KA. World J Surg. 2014;39(4): 856-864. 

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Among vitamin B12 deficient older people, high folate levels are associated with worse cognitive function: Combined data from three cohorts. [NOTE – Abstract only; Barwon Health staff can request full text from Library].  Moore EM, Ames D, Mander AG, Carne RP, Brodaty H, Woodward MC, Boundy K, Ellis KA, Bush AI, Faux NG, et al. J Alzheimer's Dis. 2014;39(3): 661-668.

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A systematic review of the management and outcome of toxic epidermal necrolysis treated in burns centres. [NOTE - Full text for Barwon Health staff; public can view abstract]. Mahar PD, Wasiak J, Hii B, Cleland H, Watters DA, Gin D, Spinks AB. Burns. 2014;40(7): 1245-1254.

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Increased risk of cognitive impairment in patients with diabetes is associated with metformin. Moore EM, Mander AG, Ames D, Kotowicz MA, Carne RP, Brodaty H, Woodward M, Boundy K, Ellis KA, Bush AI, et al. Diabetes Care. 2013;36(10): 2981-2987.

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Cognitive impairment and vitamin B12: A review. Moore E, Mander A, Ames D, Carne R, Sanders K, Watters DA. [NOTE - Full text for Barwon Health staff; public can view abstract].  International Psychogeriatrics. 2012;24(4): 541-556.

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Cumulative sum techniques for surgeons: A brief review. [NOTE - Full text for Barwon Health staff; public can view abstract]. Yap C, Colson ME, Watters DA. ANZ J Surg. 2007;77(7): 583-586. 

 

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Last Modified: Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Research Leads

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Alfred Deakin Professor David Watters AM OBE ChM FRCSEd FRACS
General Surgeon, Academic

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Prof Glenn Guest MBBS FRACS BSc(Hons)
General Surgeon, Academic

Douglas

Associate Prof Douglas Stupart MBChB FCS(SA) PhD FRACS
General Surgeon, Academic

Eileen

Dr Eileen Moore BSc(Hons) PhD (Melb) PGrad Stat CS InfSystMgt (Harvard) GradCert ForPsy (Curtin)
Research Fellow, Academic

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Department of Surgery
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