• 325 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
1994 …2020

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Research Biography

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.

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.

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Research Output

  • 325 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
  • 35 Article
  • 1 Paper

Does breast reduction surgery improve health-related quality of life? A prospective cohort study in Australian women

Crittenden, T., Watson, D. I., Ratcliffe, J., Griffin, P. A. & Dean, N. R., 17 Feb 2020, In : BMJ Open. 10, 2, 9 p., e031804.

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  • Impact of Obesity on Quality of Life After Breast Reconstruction

    Koh, E., Watson, D. I. & Dean, N. R., 1 Dec 2019, In : Annals of Plastic Surgery. 83, 6, p. 622-628 7 p.

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  • International multiphase mixed methods study protocol to develop a cross-cultural patient-reported outcome and experience measure for hand conditions (HAND-Q)

    Sierakowski, K., Dean, N., Pusic, A., Cano, S., Griffin, P., Bain, G., Klassen, A. & Lalonde, D., 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 3, 8 p., e025822.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Outcomes of Breast Reduction Surgery Using the BREAST-Q: A Prospective Study and Comparison with Normative Data

    Crittenden, T. A., Watson, D. I., Ratcliffe, J., Griffin, P. A. & Dean, N. R., 1 Nov 2019, In : Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 144, 5, p. 1034-1044 11 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)