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Researcher: D'Souza, WJ (Mr Wendyl D'Souza)

Fields of Research

Epidemiology
Neurology and neuromuscular diseases
Health services and systems
Central nervous system

Research Objectives

Clinical health
Mental health
Evaluation of health outcomes
Disease distribution and transmission (incl. surveillance and response)
Other health

Career Best Publications

A case-controlled study of risk factors for asthma in New Zealand children; Australia and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Asthma morbidity 6 yrs after an effective asthma self-management programme in a Maori community; European Respiratory Journal
Evaluating the utility of inpatient video-EEG monitoring; Epilepsia
Visual disturbances representing occipital lobe epilepsy in patients with cerebral calcifications and coeliac disease: a case series; Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry

Research Publications

A case-controlled study of risk factors for asthma in New Zealand children; Australia and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Asthma morbidity 6 yrs after an effective asthma self-management programme in a Maori community; European Respiratory Journal
Asthma prevalence in European, Maori and Pacific children in New Zealand (ISAAC Study); Pediatric Pulmonology
Chronic bronchitis, shortness of breath, adn airway obstruction by occupation in New Zealand; American Journal of Respiratory adn Critical Care Medicine
Community based asthma care: trial of a 'credit card' asthma self-management plan; European Respiratory Journal
Comparison of two epidemiological protocols for measuring airway responsiveness and allergic sensitivity in adults; European Respiratory Journal
Evaluating the utility of inpatient video-EEG monitoring; Epilepsia
Family size, infections and asthma prevalence in New Zealand children; Epidemiology
Long-term assessment of oxcarbazepine in a naturalistic setting: a retrospective study; Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
Long-term benefits for Maori of an asthma self-management programme in a Maori community which takes a partnership approach; Australia and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Long-term reduction in asthma morbidity following an asthma self-management programme; European Respiratory Journal
Occupational asthma in New Zealanders; Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Prevalance of asthma symptoms among adolescents in the Wellington region, by area and ethnicity; New Zealand Journal of Medicine
Risk factors for injury in a community-treated cohort of patients with epilepsy in Australia; Epilepsia
Sibship, measles, and asthma prevalence in New Zealand children; Pediatrics: Food Allergy, Gastroenterology and Nutrition
The asthma self-management plan system of care: What does it mean, how is it done, does it work, what models are available, what do patients want and who needs it?; Patient Education and Counseling: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Patient Education Researchers and Managers
The burden of symptoms of asthma , allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and atopic eczma in children and adolescents in New Zealand; New Zealand Medical Journal
The effect of season-of-response to ISAAC questions about asthma, rhinitis and eczma in children; International Journal of Epidemiology
The Liverpool Adverse Events Profile: Relation to AED Use and mood; Epilepsia
The prevalence and demographic distribution of treated epilepsy: a community-based study in Tasmania, Australia; Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
The prevalence of asthma symptoms, bronchial hyperresponsiveness and atopy in New Zealand adults; New Zealand Journal of Medicine
The self reported prevalence of asthma symptoms amongst adult New Zealanders; New Zealand Journal of Medicine
The Tasmanian Epilepsy Register - A Community-Based Cohort: Background and methodology for patient recruitment from the Australian national prescription database; Neuroepidemiology
The use of computer-assisted-telephone-interviewing to diagnose seizures, epilepsy and Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy; Epilepsy Research
Toothbrushing-induced epilepsy with structural lesions in the primary somatosensory; Neurology
Trial of a ''credit card'' asthma self-management plan in a high-risk group of patients with asthma; Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Trial of an asthma action plan in the Maori Community of the Wairarapa; New Zealand Journal of Medicine
Visual disturbances representing occipital lobe epilepsy in patients with cerebral calcifications and coeliac disease: a case series; Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry

Research Projects

Risk Factors for the Development and Control of Epilepsy; Ian Potter Foundation (IPF)
The Tasmanian Epilepsy Register; Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
The Tasmanian Epilepsy Register Health Study; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
The Tasmanian Parkinson's Disease Research Project: A Feasibility Study; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Epilepsy in North-West Tasmania
Epilepsy-Electrophysiology Fellowship
Neuroepidemiology Fellowship
Neuroepidemiology Fellowship
Tasmanian Parkinson's Disease Project
Tasmanian Parkinson's Disease Project
The Tasmanian Epilepsy Register

Research Candidate Supervision