Professor Elwyn Clifton Firth

BVSc MS PhD DACVS DSc

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Honorary, Academic

Research | Current

  • Using peripheral quantitative CT to detect variability in indices of bone strength and quality, and relationship to functional testing in various sub-populations. 
  • The effect of early life physical activity on body composition at later ages. 
  • The effect of movement stimuli in compromised groups susceptible to or affected by disease, injury or ageing.
  • The effect of exercise and obesity on the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis.  

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Firth, E. C., Gamble, G. D., Cornish, J., & Vickers, M. H. (2017). Neonatal leptin treatment reverses the bone-suppressive effects of maternal undernutrition in adult rat offspring. Scientific reports, 7 (1)10.1038/s41598-017-07500-5
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Greg Gamble, Jillian Cornish, Mark Vickers
  • Sontam, D. M., Vickers, M. H., Firth, E. C., & O'Sullivan JM (2017). A Memory of Early Life Physical Activity Is Retained in Bone Marrow of Male Rats Fed a High-Fat Diet. Frontiers in Physiology, 8.10.3389/fphys.2017.00476
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mark Vickers, Justin O'Sullivan, Dharani Sontam
  • Liley, H., Davies, H., Firth, E., Besier, T., & Fernandez, J. (2017). The effect of the sagittal ridge angle on cartilage stress in the equine metacarpo-phalangeal (fetlock) joint. Computer methods in biomechanics and biomedical engineering, 1-10. 10.1080/10255842.2017.1339795
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Justin Fernandez, Thor Besier
  • Sañudo B, de Hoyo, M., Del Pozo-Cruz, J., Carrasco, L., Del Pozo-Cruz, B., Tejero, S., & Firth, E. (2017). A systematic review of the exercise effect on bone health: the importance of assessing mechanical loading in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. Menopause (New York, N.Y.)10.1097/gme.0000000000000872
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Borja del Pozo Cruz
  • Dittmer, K. E., & Firth, E. C. (2017). Mechanisms of bone response to injury. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 104063871667986-104063871667986. 10.1177/1040638716679861
  • Herdan, C. L., Nicholson, C. L., & Firth, E. C. (2016). Influence of Exercise and Intra-articular Site on Canals in Articular Calcified Cartilage of Equine Third Carpal Bones. Veterinary pathology, 53 (3), 594-601. 10.1177/0300985815594849
  • Firth, E. C., Haysom, S., Vickers, M. H., Barker, C. N., & McGlashan, S. R. (2016). HIGH-FAT DIET FROM WEANING AGE INDUCES DEFECTS IN KNEE OSTEOCHONDRAL JUNCTIONS IN YOUNG ADULT RATS. OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE, 24, S402-S403.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mark Vickers, Sue McGlashan
  • McGlashan, S. R., Yu, L., Vickers, M. H., Haysom, S. S., Barker, C. N., Leung, S., & Firth, E. C. (2016). DIET-INDUCED OBESITY MAY INITIATE ADVANCED GLYCATION END PRODUCT-MEDIATED INFLAMMATION IN ARTICULAR CARTILAGE. Paper presented at World Congress of the Osteoarthritis-Research-Society-International (OARSI) on Osteoarthritis, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS. 31 March - 3 April 2016. OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE. (pp. 2).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mark Vickers, Sophia Leung, Sue McGlashan

Contact details

Primary location

TAMAKI BUILDING 731 - Bldg 731
Level 3, Room 333
TAMAKI CAMPUS GATE 1, 261 MORRIN RD
ST JOHNS
AUCKLAND 1072
New Zealand