Professor Peter Rowland Thorne

BSc, DipSc, PhD

Research | Current

Research interests

  • Cochlear physiology and pathophysiology
  • Otoacoustic emissions
  • Mechanisms and diagnosis of sensorineural deafness
  • noise-induced hearing loss mechanisms and prevention

Teaching | Current

  • Hearing science
  • Physiological assessment of hearing.

Distinctions/Honours

Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM)

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Member, Board of the Deafness Research Foundation
  • Chair, Council of the National Foundation for the Deaf
  • Member, Board of Auckland Medical Research Foundation
  • Chair, Newborn Hearing Screening Implementation Advisory Group, Minsitry of Health 
  • Member, Editorial of Board of Audiology and Neuro-otology
  • Associate Editor of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Audiology

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Mao, M., Montgomery, J. M., Kubke, M. F., & Thorne, P. R. (2015). The Structural Development of the Mouse Dorsal Cochlear Nucleus. JARO - Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 16 (4), 473-486. 10.1007/s10162-015-0520-1
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: M Fabiana Kubke, Johanna Montgomery
  • Floc'h JL, Tan, W., Telang, R. S., Vlajkovic, S. M., Nuttall, A., Rooney, W. D., ... Thorne, P. R. (2014). Markers of cochlear inflammation using MRI. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 39 (1), 150-161. 10.1002/jmri.24144
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/21401
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ravi Telang, Srdjan Vlajkovic, Beau Pontre
  • Housley, G. D., Morton-Jones, R., Vlajkovic, S. M., Telang, R. S., Paramananthasivam, V., Tadros, S. F., ... Sivakumaran, Y. (2013). ATP-gated ion channels mediate adaptation to elevated sound levels. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110 (18), 7494-7499. 10.1073/pnas.1222295110
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ravi Telang, Srdjan Vlajkovic
  • Yan, D., Zhu, Y., Walsh, T., Xie, D., Yuan, H., Sirmaci, A., ... Du, L. (2013). Mutation of the ATP-gated P2X2 receptor leads to progressive hearing loss and increased susceptibility to noise. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110 (6), 2228-2233. 10.1073/pnas.1222285110
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Srdjan Vlajkovic
  • Huang, L.-C., Barclay, M., Lee, K., Peter, S., Housley, G. D., Thorne, P. R., & Montgomery, J. M. (2012). Synaptic profiles during neurite extension, refinement and retraction in the developing cochlea. Neural Dev, 710.1186/1749-8104-7-38
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Meagan Barclay, Johanna Montgomery, Kevin Lee
  • Vlajkovic, S. M., Lee, K.-H., Wong, A. C. Y., Guo, C. X., Gupta, R., Housley, G. D., & Thorne, P. R. (2010). Adenosine amine congener mitigates noise-induced cochlear injury. PURINERGIC SIGNALLING, 6 (2), 273-281. 10.1007/s11302-010-9188-5
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/15639
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Srdjan Vlajkovic, Cindy Guo
  • Huang, L.-C., Thorne, P. R., Housley, G. D., & Montgomery, J. M. (2007). Spatiotemporal definition of neurite outgrowth, refinement and retraction in the developing mouse cochlea. DEVELOPMENT, 134 (16), 2925-2933. 10.1242/dev.001925
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/13406
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Johanna Montgomery