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Dr Collin Brooks

Research Officer

Centre for Public Health Research

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 2

Research Outputs

Journal

Brooks, CR., van Dalen, CJ., Hermans, IF., Gibson, PG., Simpson, JL., & Douwes, J. (2017). Sputum basophils are increased in eosinophilic asthma compared with non-eosinophilic asthma phenotypes. Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 72(10), 1583-1586
[Journal article]Authored by: Brooks, C., Douwes, J.
Mannetje, AT., Eng, A., Walls, C., Dryson, E., Kogevinas, M., Brooks, C., . . . Pearce, N. (2017). Sex ratio of the offspring of New Zealand phenoxy herbicide producers exposed to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 74(1), 24-29
[Journal article]Authored by: Brooks, C., Eng, A., McLean, D., 't Mannetje, A.
Walsh, M., White, G., Romeril, K., Buyck, H., Stephens, M., Brooks, C., . . . Weinkove, R. (2016). Innate-like T cell profile in myeloma: Severe deficiency of Vγ9V δ 2 T cells in aminobisphosphonate-Treated patients. Leukemia and Lymphoma. 57(4), 977-980
[Journal article]Authored by: Brooks, C.
Brooks, CR., Van Dalen, CJ., Zacharasiewicz, A., Simpson, JL., Harper, JL., Le Gros, G., . . . Douwes, J. (2016). Absence of airway inflammation in a large proportion of adolescents with asthma. Respirology. 21(3), 460-466
[Journal article]Authored by: Brooks, C., Douwes, J.
t Mannetje, A., Eng, A., Walls, C., Dryson, E., McLean, D., Kogevinas, M., . . . Pearce, N. (2016). Serum concentrations of chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, furans and PCBs, among former phenoxy herbicide production workers and firefighters in New Zealand. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. 89(2), 307-318
[Journal article]Authored by: Borman, B., Brooks, C., Cheng, S., Eng, A., McLean, D., 't Mannetje, A.
Hall, RJ., Leblanc-Maridor, M., Wang, J., Ren, X., Moore, NE., Brooks, CR., . . . McLean, DJ. (2013). Metagenomic Detection of Viruses in Aerosol Samples from Workers in Animal Slaughterhouses. PLoS ONE. 8(8)
[Journal article]Authored by: Brooks, C., Douwes, J., McLean, D.
Weinkove, R., Brooks, CR., Carter, JM., Hermans, IF., & Ronchese, F. (2013). Efficient depletion of chronic lymphocytic leukemia B cells using serial rounds of immunomagnetic depletion. Journal of Immunological Methods. 396(1-2), 152-156
[Journal article]Authored by: Brooks, C.
Mannetje, AT., Coakley, J., Bridgen, P., Brooks, C., Harrad, S., Smith, AH., . . . Douwes, J. (2013). Current concentrations, temporal trends and determinants of persistent organic pollutants in breast milk of New Zealand women. Science of the Total Environment. 458-460, 399-407
[Journal article]Authored by: Brooks, C., Douwes, J., 't Mannetje, A.
Ashraf, S., Nitschke, K., Warshow, UM., Brooks, CR., Kim, AY., Lauer, GM., . . . Khakoo, SI. (2013). Synergism of tapasin and human leukocyte antigens in resolving hepatitis C virus infection. Hepatology. 58(3), 881-889
[Journal article]Authored by: Brooks, C.
Brooks, CR., Siebers, R., Crane, J., Noss, I., Wouters, IM., Sander, I., . . . Douwes, J. (2013). Measurement of β-(1,3)-glucan in household dust samples using Limulus amebocyte assay and enzyme immunoassays: An inter-laboratory comparison. Environmental Sciences: Processes and Impacts. 15(2), 405-411
[Journal article]Authored by: Brooks, C., Douwes, J.
Weinkove, R., Brooks, CR., Carter, JM., Hermans, IF., & Ronchese, F. (2013). Functional invariant natural killer T-cell and CD1d axis in chronic lymphocytic leukemia: Implications for immunotherapy. Haematologica. 98(3), 376-384
[Journal article]Authored by: Brooks, C.
Brooks, CR., Gibson, PG., Douwes, J., Van Dalen, CJ., & Simpson, JL. (2013). Relationship between airway neutrophilia and ageing in asthmatics and non-asthmatics. Respirology. 18(5), 857-865
[Journal article]Authored by: Brooks, C., Douwes, J.
Brooks, CR., Van Dalen, CJ., Hermans, IF., & Douwes, J. (2013). Identifying leukocyte populations in fresh and cryopreserved sputum using flow cytometry. Cytometry Part B - Clinical Cytometry. 84 B(2), 104-113
[Journal article]Authored by: Brooks, C., Douwes, J.
Brooks, C., Pearce, N., & Douwes, J. (2013). The hygiene hypothesis in allergy and asthma: An update. Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 13(1), 70-77
[Journal article]Authored by: Brooks, C., Douwes, J.
Brooks, CR., Gibson, PG., Douwes, J., Van Dalen, CJ., & Simpson, JL. (2012). ASSESSMENT OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AIRWAY NEUTROPHILIA AND AGING IN ASTHMATICS AND NON-ASTHMATICS. RESPIROLOGY. 17, 10-10
[Journal article]Authored by: Brooks, C., Douwes, J.
Ashraf, S., Knapp, S., Becford-Tackoir, C., Brooks, C., Little, A-M., Alexander, G., . . . Khakoo, SI. (2011). SYNERGISTIC INFLUENCE OF TAPASIN AND HLA CLASS I PROTECTION AGAINST CHRONIC HEPATITIS C VIRUS INFECTION. GUT. 60, A51-+
[Journal article]Authored by: Brooks, C.
Douwes, J., Brooks, C., & Pearce, N. (2011). Asthma nervosa: Old concept, new insights. European Respiratory Journal. 37(5), 986-990
[Journal article]Authored by: Brooks, C., Douwes, J.
Douwes, J., Brooks, C., Van Dalen, C., & Pearce, N. (2011). Importance of allergy in asthma: An epidemiologic perspective. Current Allergy and Asthma Reports. 11(5), 434-444
[Journal article]Authored by: Brooks, C., Douwes, J.
Brooks, CR., Brogan, SBM., Van Dalen, CJ., Lampshire, PK., Crane, J., & Douwes, J. (2011). Measurement of exhaled nitric oxide in a general population sample: A comparison of the Medisoft HypAir FENO and Aerocrine NIOX analyzers. Journal of Asthma. 48(4), 324-328
[Journal article]Authored by: Brooks, C., Douwes, J.
Douwes, J., Brooks, C., & Pearce, N. (2010). Stress and asthma: Hippocrates Revisited. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 64(7), 561-562
[Journal article]Authored by: Brooks, C., Douwes, J.
Brooks, CR., Weinkove, R., Hermans, IF., Van Dalen, CJ., & Douwes, J. (2010). Invariant natural killer T cells and asthma: Immunologic reality or methodologic artifact?. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 126(4), 882-885
[Journal article]Authored by: Brooks, C., Douwes, J.
Douwes, J., Brooks, C., & Pearce, N. (2009). Protective effects of farming on allergies and asthma: have we learnt anything since 1873?. EXPERT REVIEW OF CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY. 5(3), 213-219
[Journal article]Authored by: Brooks, C., Douwes, J.
Simpson, JL., Brooks, C., & Douwes, J. (2008). Innate immunity in asthma. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews. 9(4), 263-270
[Journal article]Authored by: Brooks, C., Douwes, J.
Brooks, CR., Elliott, T., Parham, P., & Khakoo, SI. (2006). The inhibitory receptor NKG2A determines lysis of vaccinia virus-infected autologous targets by NK cells. Journal of Immunology. 176(2), 1141-1147
[Journal article]Authored by: Brooks, C.
Khakoo, SI., Thio, CL., Martin, MP., Brooks, CR., Gao, X., Astemborski, J., . . . Carrington, M. (2004). HLA and NK cell inhibitory receptor genes in resolving hepatitis C virus infection. Science. 305(5685), 872-874
[Journal article]Authored by: Brooks, C.
Khakoo, SI., & Brooks, CR. (2003). MHC class I receptors on natural killer cells: On with the old and in with the new. Clinical Science. 105(2), 127-140
[Journal article]Authored by: Brooks, C.
Brooks, C., Robinson, RL., Halsall, PJ., & Hopkins, PM. (2002). No evidence of mutations in the CACNA1S gene in the UK malignant hyperthermia population. British Journal of Anaesthesia. 88(4), 587-589
[Journal article]Authored by: Brooks, C.
Robinson, RL., Brooks, C., Brown, SL., Ellis, FR., Halsall, PJ., Quinnell, RJ., . . . Hopkins, PM. (2002). RYR1 mutations causing central core disease are associated with more severe malignant hyperthermia in vitro contracture test phenotypes. Human Mutation. 20(2), 88-97
[Journal article]Authored by: Brooks, C.

Book

Douwes, J., Boezen, M., Brooks, C., & Pearce, NE. (2015). Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma. In R. Detels, M. Gulliford, QA. Karim, & CC. Tan (Eds.) Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health. (pp. 945 - 969). : Oxford University Press, USA
[Chapter]Authored by: Brooks, C., Douwes, J.

Thesis

Brooks, CR. (2014). Non-invasive assessment of airway inflammation in asthma. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University, Wellington)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Brooks, C.Edited by: Douwes, J.

Conference

Fricker, M., Erriah, M., Brooks, C., Simpson, J., & Gibson, PG.FLOW CYTOMETRY-BASED PROFILING OF IMMUNE CELLS IN ASTHMATIC SPUTUM. RESPIROLOGY. (pp. 103 - 103). 1323-7799.
[Conference]Authored by: Brooks, C.
Brooks, CR., van Dalen, CJ., Harding, EE., Hermans, IF., & Douwes, J.(2011, April 2). Lack of evidence for neutrophil activation in non-eosinophilic asthma.. , Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Brooks, C.
Brooks, CR., van Dalen, CJ., Harding, EE., Hermans, IF., & Douwes, J.(2011, September 24). Assessment of airway neutrophil activation in adult non-eosinophilic asthma. , European Respiratory Society Annual Congress 2011
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Brooks, C.
Brooks, CR., Hermans, IF., van Dalen, CJ., Pearce, N., & Douwes, J. (2009, June). Identifying different leucocyte populations in induced sputum using flow cytometry.. Presented at New Zealand Branch Meeting of the Australasian Society for Immunology. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Brooks, C.
Khakoo, SI., Brooks, CR., Howell, M., Alexander, GJ., & Rosenberg, WM.(2002, September). Natural killer (NK) cell receptor genotypes in hepatitis C virus infection. GUT. 52 (5)0017-5749.
[Conference]Authored by: Brooks, C.
Brooks, CR., Rosenberg, WM., & Khakoo, SI.(2002, September). Killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) mRNA expression in natural killer (NK) cells. GUT. 52 (5)0017-5749.
[Conference]Authored by: Brooks, C.
Ashraf, S., Knapp, S., Becford-Tackoir, C., Brooks, C., Little, A-M., Alexander, G., . . . Khakoo, SI. (2011). Synergistic influence of tapasin and HLA class I protection against chronic hepatitis C virus infection. IMMUNOLOGY. Vol. 135 (pp. 173 - 173). : Annual Congress of the British-Society-for-Immunology
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Brooks, C.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 1 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • Hajar Ali - PhD
    Non-inflammatory Mechanisms in Asthma

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