Denis Wakefield

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Denis Wakefield is an immunologist and professor at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney's School of Medical Sciences.[1]

Education[edit | edit source]

Wakefield attended UNSW, graduating with First Class Honours and winning the University Medal for Medicine. He earned dual specialist qualifications in internal medicine (FRACP) and pathology (FRCPA) (immunology).[1]

Career[edit | edit source]

Wakefield was Head of the School of Pathology for ten years before becoming foundation professor of the School of Medical Sciences at the UNSW.[1] He is Director of the Centre for Immunology and Head of Immunopathology with the South Eastern Area Health Service.[1] In 2007, he was appointed Associate Dean for Research and Director of Medical Research.[1]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 1997, Cognitive deficits in patients suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome, acute infective illness or depression[2]
  • 1998, Chronic fatigue syndrome: An immunological perspective.[3]
  • 1998, Mast cell activation and migration to lymph nodes during induction of an immune response in mice[4]
  • 2000, A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of moclobemide in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.[5]
  • 2001, What is chronic fatigue syndrome? Heterogeneity within an international multicentre study.[6]
  • 2006, Prolonged Illness after Infectious Mononucleosis Is Associated with Altered Immunity but Not with Increased Viral Load.[7]
  • 2006, Post-infective and chronic fatigue syndromes precipitated by viral and non-viral pathogens: prospective cohort study.[8]
  • 2007, Gene expression correlates of postinfective fatigue syndrome after infectious mononucleosis.[9]
  • 2007, Postinfective fatigue syndrome is not associated with altered cytokine production.[10]
  • 2016, The natural history of acute Q fever: A prospective Australian cohort[11]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Professor Denis Wakefield". research.unsw.edu.au. Retrieved Jan 30, 2019. 
  2. Vollmer-Conna, Ute; Wakefield, Denis; Lloyd, Andrew; Hickie, Ian; Lemon, J.; Bird, K. D.; Westbrook, R. F. (Oct 1997). "Cognitive deficits in patients suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome, acute infective illness or depression". The British Journal of Psychiatry: The Journal of Mental Science. 171: 377–381. ISSN 0007-1250. PMID 9373430. 
  3. Vollmer-Conna, Ute; Lloyd, Andrew; Hickie, Ian; Wakefield, Denis (Aug 1998). "Chronic fatigue syndrome: an immunological perspective". The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 32 (4): 523–527. doi:10.3109/00048679809068326. ISSN 0004-8674. PMID 9711366. 
  4. Wang, H. W.; Tedla, N.; Lloyd, A. R.; Wakefield, D.; McNeil, P. H. (Oct 15, 1998). "Mast cell activation and migration to lymph nodes during induction of an immune response in mice". The Journal of Clinical Investigation. 102 (8): 1617–1626. doi:10.1172/JCI3704. ISSN 0021-9738. PMID 9788976. 
  5. Lloyd, Andrew R.; Bennett, Barbara K.; Wright, J. Murray; Wilson, Andrew J.; Hickie, Ian B. (Sep 30, 2000). "A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Moclobemide in Patients With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 61 (9): 643–648. ISSN 0160-6689. 
  6. Wilson, A.; Hickie, Ian; Hadzi-Pavlovic, Dusan; Wakefield, Denis; Parker, G.; Straus, S. E.; Dale, J.; McCluskey, D.; Hinds, G. (Aug 2001). "What is chronic fatigue syndrome? Heterogeneity within an international multicentre study". The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 35 (4): 520–527. doi:10.1046/j.1440-1614.2001.00888.x. ISSN 0004-8674. PMID 11531735. 
  7. Lloyd, Andrew; Khanna, Rajiv; Ffrench, Rosemary; Hickie, Ian; Wakefield, Denis; Fazou, Chrysa; Burrows, Jacqueline; Bharadwaj, Mandvi; Cameron, Barbara (Mar 1, 2006). "Prolonged Illness after Infectious Mononucleosis Is Associated with Altered Immunity but Not with Increased Viral Load". The Journal of Infectious Diseases. 193 (5): 664–671. doi:10.1086/500248. ISSN 0022-1899. 
  8. Hickie, Ian; Davenport, Tracey; Wakefield, Denis; Vollmer-Conna, Ute; Cameron, Barbara; Vernon, Suzanne D; Reeves, William C; Lloyd, Andrew (Sep 16, 2006). "Post-infective and chronic fatigue syndromes precipitated by viral and non-viral pathogens: prospective cohort study". BMJ. 333 (7568): 575–. doi:10.1136/bmj.38933.585764.ae. PMC 1569956Freely accessible. PMID 16950834. 
  9. Cameron, Barbara; Galbraith, Sally; Zhang, Yun; Davenport, Tracey; Vollmer-Conna, Ute; Wakefield, Denis; Hickie, Ian; Dunsmuir, William; Whistler, Toni (Jul 1, 2007). "Gene expression correlates of postinfective fatigue syndrome after infectious mononucleosis". The Journal of Infectious Diseases. 196 (1): 56–66. doi:10.1086/518614. ISSN 0022-1899. PMID 17538884. 
  10. Vollmer-Conna, Uté; Cameron, Barbara; Hadzi-Pavlovic, Dusan; Singletary, Kristi; Davenport, Tracey; Vernon, Suzanne; Reeves, William C.; Hickie, Ian; Wakefield, Denis (Sep 15, 2007). "Postinfective fatigue syndrome is not associated with altered cytokine production". Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 45 (6): 732–735. doi:10.1086/520990. ISSN 1537-6591. PMID 17712757. 
  11. Hopper, B.; Cameron, B.; Li, H.; Graves, S.; Stenos, J.; Hickie, I.; Wakefield, D.; Vollmer-Conna, U.; Lloyd, A.R. (Oct 2016). "The natural history of acute Q fever: a prospective Australian cohort". QJM. 109 (10): 661–668. doi:10.1093/qjmed/hcw041. ISSN 1460-2725. 

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