Dr Nicola Dean

Academic Status

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre (5A:210)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
Dr Dean was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and graduated in Medicine from Leeds University UK.  At graduation she already had an interest in both Plastic Surgery and Research.  Throughout her career she has endeavoured to develop excellence in services to patients and bring scientific research to plastic surgical practice.  She moved to Australia in 1998 with her Australian husband, and completed a PhD on a topic relating to post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. She finished Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training in 2007.  Since becoming a specialist, she has developed a dedicated breast reconstruction clinic for women who have had breast cancer and has this as an area of research. 
Qualifications
MB ChB (Leeds)
FRCS (Eng)
PhD (Adelaide)
FRACS(Plas)
Research expertise
Health services research
Reconstructive surgery following breast cancer
Research interests

Dr Dean is interested in health outcomes research and the areas it intersects with plastic and reconstructivie surgery. Current areas of research include post-mastectomy breast reconstruction, mammary hypertrophy and breast reduction and patient reported outcomes in hand surgery.

Teaching interests
Anatomy
Surgical Sciences
Plastic Surgery
Supervisory interests
Breast reconstruction
Patient reported outcomes measures
Surgical outcomes
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Health Outcomes of Breast Reduction Surgery (1), Patient Reported Outcomes Measures in Hand Surgery (1), Breast reconstruction in women with a high body mass index (1)
Completion
Principal supervisor: The Role of Autologous Fat Grafting in Breast Reconstruction (1)
Associate supervisor: Determinants of outcome in post-mastectomy breast reconstruction (1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Dr Ben Howes

FMC Clinicians Trust Fund Scholarship - NOV 2013

Kyra Sierakowski

FMC Clinicians Trust Fund Scholarship - FEB 2016

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