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Associate Professor Mary Nulsen

Programme Director

School of Health Sciences

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Arcobacters; MRSA; laboratory diagnosis of human pathogens; antibiotic resistance; group A Streptococci.

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Medical Microbiology (110800)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 3

Research Outputs

Journal

Mhlanga, N., Sharp, G., & Nulsen, M. (2017). Emm type distribution of Group A streptococcus isolates from the throat swabs of children living in areas with a high (Northland and Gisborne) or low (Palmerston North) incidence of acute rheumatic fever. The New Zealand Medical Journal. 130(1460), 13-20 Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/read-the-journal/all-issues/2010-2019/2017/vol-130-no-1460-11-august-2017
[Journal article]Authored by: Nulsen, M.
Nicol, M., Whiley, D., Nulsen, M., & Bromhead, C. (2015). Direct detection of markers associated with Neisseria gonorrhoeae antimicrobial resistance in New Zealand using residual DNA from the Cobas 4800 CT/NG NAAT assay. Sexually Transmitted Infections. 91(2), 91-93
[Journal article]Authored by: Bromhead, C., Nulsen, M.
Nicol, M., Nulsen, M., & Bromhead, C. (2014). Detection of molecular markers associated with resistance (PPNG, gyrA, mosaic penA) in neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates from the New Zealand culture collection. New Zealand Journal of Medical Laboratory Science. 68(3), 84-86
[Journal article]Authored by: Bromhead, C., Nulsen, M.
Molan, A., Nulsen, M., & Thomas, G. (2013). Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): Isolation from nasal and throat swabs transported in liquid or semisolid media; identification by PCR compared with culture.. New Zealand Journal of Medical Laboratory Science. 67(1), 8-16 Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=426678964856398;res=IELHEA
[Journal article]Authored by: Nulsen, M.
Mandisodza, O., Burrows, E., & Nulsen, M. (2012). Arcobacter species in diarrhoeal faeces from humans in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal. 125(1353), 40-46 Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/125-1353/5147/content.pdf
[Journal article]Authored by: Burrows, E., Nulsen, M.
Horridge, AD., Nulsen, MF., & Ikram, R. (2011). An evaluation of laboratory methods for the diagnosis of toxigenic Clostridium difficile infection: enzyme immunoassays for glutamate dehydrogenase and toxins A and B, real time PCR (tcdC gene) and stool culture. New Zealand Journal of Medical Laboratory Science. 65(2), 55-59 Retrieved from http://www.nzimls.org.nz/nzimls-journal,portfolio,,3,August+2011.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Nulsen, M.
Nulsen, MF., Mor, MB., & Lawton, DEB. (2008). Antibiotic resistance among indicator bacteria isolated from healthy pigs in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 56(1), 29-35
[Journal article]Authored by: Nulsen, M.
Grinberg, A., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Lawrence, K., & Nulsen, M. (2005). Prediction of penicillin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus isolates from dairy cows with mastitis, based on prior test results. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 53(5), 332-335
[Journal article]Authored by: Grinberg, A., Lawrence, K., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Nulsen, M.
Cull, RM., Jones, BR., Harding, DRK., & Nulsen, MF. (1994). Humoral immunity in cats infected with feline immunodeficiency virus or leukaemia virus. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 42(4), 148-150
[Journal article]Authored by: Harding, D., Nulsen, M.
Isaac-Renton, JL., Lewis, LF., Ong, CSL., & Nulsen, MF. (1994). A second community outbreak of waterborne giardiasis in Canada and serological investigation of patients. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 88(4), 395-399
[Journal article]Authored by: Nulsen, M.
Finlay-Jones, JJ., Kenny, PA., Nulsen, MF., Spencer, LK., Hill, NL., & McDonald, PJ. (1991). Pathogenesis of intraabdominal abscess formation: Abscess-potentiating agents and inhibition of complement-dependent opsonization of abscess-inducing bacteria. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 164(6), 1173-1179
[Journal article]Authored by: Nulsen, M.
Finlay-Jones, JJ., Hart, PH., Spencer, LK., Nulsen, MF., Kenny, PA., & McDonald, PJ. (1991). Bacterial killing in vitro by abscess-derived neutrophils. Journal of Medical Microbiology. 34(2), 73-81
[Journal article]Authored by: Nulsen, M.
Nulsen, MF., Finlay-Jones, JJ., & McDonald, PJ. (1986). T-lymphocyte involvement in abscess formation in nonimmune mice. Infection and Immunity. 52(2), 633-636
[Journal article]Authored by: Nulsen, M.
Hart, PH., Spencer, LK., Nulsen, MF., McDonald, PJ., & Finlay-Jones, JJ. (1986). Neutrophil activity in abscess-bearing mice: Comparative studies with neutrophils isolated from peripheral blood, elicited peritoneal exudates, and abscesses. Infection and Immunity. 51(3), 936-941
[Journal article]Authored by: Nulsen, M.
Finlay-Jones, JJ., Hill, NL., Nulsen, MF., Pruul, H., & McDonald, PJ. (1984). Opsonins in normal mouse serum for the phagocytic killing of Proteus mirabilis by murine neutrophils. British Journal of Experimental Pathology. 65(6), 711-718
[Journal article]Authored by: Nulsen, M.
Nulsen, MF., Finlay Jones, JJ., Skinner, JM., & McDonald, PJ. (1983). Intra-abdominal abscess formation in mice: Quantitative studies on bacteria and abscess-potentiating agents. British Journal of Experimental Pathology. 64(4), 345-353
[Journal article]Authored by: Nulsen, M.

Thesis

bt Mohd Jamaludin, N. (2016). “Phenotypic and molecular characterization of the Neisseria gonorrhoeae with reduced susceptibility to ceftriaxone in New Zealand”, 2016. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Edited by: Benschop, J., Collins-Emerson, J., Nulsen, M.

Conference

Jamaludin, N., Benschop, J., Collins-Emerson, J., Gedye, K., & Nulsen, M. (2016). Antibiotic resistant Neisseria gonorrhoea in New Zealand. Poster session presented at the meeting of 11th Allied Health Scientific Conference. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Benschop, J., Collins-Emerson, J., Gedye, K., Nulsen, M.Contributed to by: Collins-Emerson, J.
Bromhead, C., Young, S., Kennedy, J., Balm, M., Nulsen, M., & Kendrick, C. (2016). How many Chlamydia infections in New Zealand are really Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)?. , New Zealand Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Conference 2016
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Bromhead, C., Kendrick, C., Nulsen, M.
Nulsen, MF. (2011, December). Arcobacter species, emerging gastrointestinal pathogens of humans?. Presented at IVABS Research Colloquium. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nulsen, M.
Mandisodza, O., Burrows, E., & Nulsen, MF.(2011, December 5). Arcobacter species, emerging gastrointestinal pathogens of humans?. , IVABS Research Colloquium
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Nulsen, M.
Nulsen, MF. (2011, November). Arcobacter species, emerging gastrointestinal pathogens of humans?. Presented at New Zealand Microbiological Society Conference 2011. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nulsen, M.
Benschop, J., Jaros, P., Collins Emerson, JM., Midwinter, AC., Wilson, PR., Nulsen, MF., . . . Heuer, C. (2008). Investigating leptospirosis in New Zealand meat-workers: challenges and preliminary results. Proceedings of the Combined Meeting of the Food Safety, Animal Welfare & Biosecurity and Epidemiology & Animal Health Management. (pp. 203 - 210).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Benschop, J., Collins-Emerson, J., Heuer, C., Midwinter, A., Nulsen, M.
Anderson, TP., & Nulsen, MF. (2004, December). A molecular assay for the rapid detection of Leptospira DNA from human clinical samples. Presented at IVABS Research Colloquium 2004. Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nulsen, M.
Nulsen, MF. (2002, August). Opening presentation: Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science - Ten years on. Presented at New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science Conference. Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nulsen, M.
Mor, MB., Lawton, D., & Nulsen, MF. (2001, November). Survey of antibiotic resistance in indicator bacteria from healthy pigs. Presented at New Zealand Microbiological Society Conference: Absolutely, Positively, Microbes.. Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nulsen, M.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 0 1

Completed Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2007 - Thurid Freitag - PhD
    Uropathogenic Escherichia coli of dogs and cats: Pathotypic Traits and Susceptibility to Bacteriophages

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