After completing a BE (Hons) in Biotechnology at Massey University, New Zealand, Dr. Susyn Kelly received various scholarships to participate in research projects in Germany and Taiwan (2013). She then returned to New Zealand where she worked at a healthcare company for 2 years. In 2016 she began her PhD on collagen structures, measured by X-ray diffraction, and their mechanical performance. In 2018 she began working as a Clinical Research Scientist at Fisher & Paykel Healthcare where she researches mucus properties and their effect on mucocilary transport and the sleep characteristics of New Zealand children. In 2019 she began an adjunct role at Ross University where she assists with the Tropical Keratopathy project to analyze corneal collagen structures using small angle X-ray scattering.
Bachelor of Engineering with honors (Biotechnology)
Doctor of Philosophy (Biophysics)
Collagen structures and their mechanical properties.
Mucocilary transport mechanisms and mucus properties.
Influence of sleep on academic performance of school children and University undergraduates.
Kelly, S. J., R. Weinkamer, L. Bertinetti, R. L. Edmonds, K. H. Sizeland, H. C. Wells, P. Fratzl and R. G. Haverkamp. 2018. Effect of collagen packing and moisture content on leather stiffness. J. Mech. Behav. Biomed. Mat. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2018.10.004.
Kelly, S. J., R. Weinkamer, L. Bertinetti, R. L. Edmonds, K. H. Sizeland, H. C. Wells, P. Fratzl and R. G. Haverkamp. 2018. Data on collagen structures in leather with varying moisture contents from small angle X-ray scattering and three point bend testing. Data Brief. DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2018.10.083.
Bolfa, P., S. J. Kelly, H. C. Wells, K. H. Sizeland, E. M. Scott, N. M. Kirby, S. T. Mudie, A. G. Armien, R. G. Haverkamp and P. J. Kelly. 2018. Tropical Keratopathy (Florida Spots) in Cats. Vet. Path. DOI: 10.1177/0300985818789483.
Wells, H. C., K. H. Sizeland, S. J. Kelly, M. M. Basil-Jones, R. L. Edmonds and R. G. Haverkamp. 2018. Fibril orientation and strength in collagen materials and adaptation to strain. Adv. Mat. Letters 9:411-418. DOI: 10.5185/amlett.2018.1844.
Kelly, S. J., R. L. Edmonds, S. Cooper, S., K. H. Sizeland, H. C. Wells, T. R. Ryan, N. M. Kirby, S. T. Mudie and R. G. Haverkamp. 2018. Mapping Tear Strength and Collagen Fibril Orientation in Bovine, Ovine and Cervine Hides and Skins. J. Am. Leather Chem. As. 113:1-11.
Kelly, S. J., H. C. Wells, K. H. Sizeland, N. M. Kirby, R. L. Edmonds, T. R. Ryan, A. Hawley, S. T. Mudie and R. G. Haverkamp. 2018. Artificially modified collagen fibril orientation affects leather tear strength. J. Sci. Food Agric. 98:3524-3531. DOI: 10.1002/jsfa.8863.
Sizeland, K. H., H. C. Wells, S. J. Kelly, K. E. Nesdale, B. C. H. May, S. G. Dempsey, C. H. Miller, N. M. Kirby, A. Hawley, S. T. Mudie, T. R. Ryan, D. Cookson and R. G. Haverkamp. 2017. Collagen Fibril Response to Strain in Scaffolds from Ovine Forestomach for Tissue Engineering. ACS Biomat. Sci. Eng. 3:2550-2558. DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.7b00588.
Wells, H. C., K. H. Sizeland, S. J. Kelly, N. M. Kirby, A. Hawley, S. T. Mudie and R. G. Haverkamp. 2017. Collagen Fibril Intermolecular Spacing Changes with 2-Propanol: A Mechanism for Tissue Stiffness. ACS Biomat. Sci. Eng. 3:2524-2532. DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.7b00418.
Sizeland, K. H., H. C. Wells, S. J. Kelly, R. L. Edmonds, N. M. Kirby, A. Hawley, S. T. Mudie, T. M. Ryan and R. G. Haverkamp. 2017. The influence of water, lanolin, urea, proline, paraffin and fatliquor on collagen D-spacing in leather. RSC Adv. 7:40658-40663. DOI: 10.1039/C7RA05560A
Beati, L., J. Patel, H. Lucas-Williams, H. Adakal, E. G. Kanduma, E. Tembo-Mwase, R. Krecek, J. W. Mertins, J. T. Alfred, S. J. Kelly and P. J. Kelly. 2012. Phylogeography and demographic history of Amblyomma variegatum (Fabricius) (Acari: Ixodidae), the tropical bont tick. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 12:514-525. DOI: 10.1089/vbz.2011.0859.
Kelly, P. J., J. Dimascio, K. Keller, J. Kuntz, S. J. Kelly and H. Lucas. 2009. Attitudes towards and care of dogs on St. Kitts, West Indies. West Indian Vet. J. 8:86-89.