Dr Sue R McGlashan

BSc Hons University of Leeds; PhD in Biomedical Materials, Queen Mary University of London

Research | Current

Research interests

  • Primary cilia
  • Cartilage and osteoarthritis
  • Mechanotransduction
  • Imaging
  • Extracellular matrix
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Notochordal cells
  • Placental mesenchymal stem cells


Teaching | Current

MBCHB 221 Respiratory Module Coordinator

MBCHB 221 Musculoskeletal System

MBCHB 221 Cardiovascular System

MEDSCI 142 Organ Systems: Respiratory System

MEDSCI 201 Human Structure and Function: Tissues under Load and Respiratory System

MEDSCI 301 Molecular basis of disease: Primary cilia and polycystic kidney disease

MEDSCI 703 Advanced Biomedical Imaging:  Electron Microscopy

MPH10H Certificate in Health Sciences: Bone and Joints & Respiratory System


Postgraduate supervision

Isabela Monteiro, Co-supervisor. Chemicals and Materials Engineering


Postgraduate Director, School of Medical Sciences

Head of Programme, Masters of Biomedical Science

Line Manager, Histology, School of Medical Sciences

Chair, School of Medical Sciences Masters Advisory Committee

Areas of expertise

  • Biomedical Imaging/ Live Cell Imaging
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • 3D cell culture


Committees/Professional groups/Services

Phase 1 Curriculum Committee

SMS Representative, Faculty of Science Postgraduate Committee

SMS Representative, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences Postgraduate Committee

SMS Represenrative, Faculty of Medical and Health Science, Health Science Governance Committee

Arthritis New Zealand Medical Committee member

Secretarty, Matrix Biology Society of Australia and New Zealand


Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Leung, S., McGlashan, S. R., Musson, D. S. P., Cornish, J., Anderson, I. A., & Shim, V. B. K. (2018). Investigations of strain fields in 3D hydrogels under dynamic confined loading. Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering, 38 (3), 514-522. 10.1007/s40846-017-0319-0
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sophia Leung, David Musson, Jillian Cornish, Iain Anderson, Vickie Shim
  • Chhana, A., Doyle, A., Sevao, A., Amirapu, S., Riordan, P., Dray, M., ... Dalbeth, N. (2018). Advanced imaging assessment of gout: Comparison of dual-energy CT and MRI with anatomical pathology. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 77 (4), 629-630. 10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-211343
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ashika Chhana, Anthony Doyle, Satya Amirapu, Jillian Cornish, Nicola Dalbeth
  • Stayner, C., Poole, C. A., McGlashan, S. R., Pilanthananond, M., Brauning, R., Markie, D., ... Johnstone, A. C. (2017). An ovine hepatorenal fibrocystic model of a Meckel-like syndrome associated with dysmorphic primary cilia and TMEM67 mutations. Scientific Reports, 7 (1)10.1038/s41598-017-01519-4
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cynthia Jensen
  • McGlashan, S. R., Yu, L., Vickers, M. H., Haysom, S. S., Barker, C. N., Leung, S., & Firth, E. C. (1/4/2016). Diet-induced obesity may initiate advanced glycation end-product mediated inflammation in articular cartilage. Poster presented at 2016 OARSI World Congress on Osteoarthritis, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/41840
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mark Vickers, Elwyn Firth
  • 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. Paper presented at OARSI World Congress on Osteoarthritis, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 31 March - 3 April 2016. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. (pp. 2). 10.1016/j.joca.2016.01.728
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/41507
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Elwyn Firth, Mark Vickers
  • Lim, Y. C., Cooling, M. T., McGlashan, S. R., & Long, D. S. (2016). Mechanical models of endothelial mechanotransmission based on a population of cells. In G. R. Joldes, B. Doyle, A. Wittek, P. M. F. Nielsen, K. Miller (Eds.) Computational biomechanics for medicine: Imaging, modeling and computing (pp. 63-73). Switzerland: Springer. 10.1007/978-3-319-28329-6_6
  • Lim, Y. C., McGlashan, S. R., Cooling, M. T., & Long, D. S. (2015). Culture and detection of primary cilia in endothelial cell models. Cilia, 4.10.1186/s13630-015-0020-2
  • Saggese, T., Redey, P., & McGlashan, S. R. (2015). Same-species phenotypic comparison of notochordal and mature nucleus pulposus cells. European Spine Journal, 24 (9), 1976-1985. 10.1007/s00586-014-3697-9

Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 502 - Bldg 502
Level 2, Room 201E
New Zealand

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