Professor Elwyn Firth


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Honorary Academic

Research | Current

  • variability in indices of mammalian bone strength and quality 
  • effects of early life physical activity on bone and energy metabolism 
  • effects of physical activity and high energy diets on components of metabolic syndrome  

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Lovett, B. A., Firth, E. C., Plank, L. D., Symonds, J. E., Preece, M. A., & Herbert, N. A. (2019). Investigating a relationship between body composition and spinal curvature in farmed adult New Zealand king salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): A novel application of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. AQUACULTURE, 502, 48-55. 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2018.12.017
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lindsay Plank, Neill Herbert
  • Liley, H., Zhang, J., Firth, E. C., Fernandez, J. W., & Besier, T. F. (2018). Statistical modeling of the equine third metacarpal bone incorporating morphology and bone mineral density. PloS one, 13 (6)10.1371/journal.pone.0194406
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Thor Besier, Ju Zhang, Justin Fernandez
  • Liley, H., Zhang, J., Firth, E., Fernandez, J., & Besier, T. (2017). Using partial least squares regression as a predictive tool in describing equine third metacarpal bone shape. Computer methods in biomechanics and biomedical engineering, 20 (15), 1609-1612. 10.1080/10255842.2017.1393806
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Justin Fernandez, Ju Zhang, Thor Besier
  • Swanson, M. E. V., Murray, H. C., Oliver, M. H., Waldvogel, H. J., Firth, E. C., & Curtis, M. A. (2017). Imposed running exercise does not alter cell proliferation in the neurogenic niches of young lambs. Journal of Animal Science, 95 (10), 4381-4390. 10.2527/jas2017.1710
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Helen Murray, Mark Oliver, Henry Waldvogel, Maurice Curtis, Molly Swanson
  • 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.), 24 (10), 1208-1216. 10.1097/gme.0000000000000872
  • 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
  • Dittmer, K. E., & Firth, E. C. (2017). Mechanisms of bone response to injury. Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc, 29 (4), 385-395. 10.1177/1040638716679861

Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 505 - Bldg 505
Level 2, Room 202K
New Zealand