Julian Crane

Julian Crane is a general physician by training and currently Deputy Head of the Department of Medicine. He is Co-Director of He Kāinga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme.

His research interests include epidemiological studies of asthma and allergic disease including an ongoing birth cohort of children followed to investigate the early life environmental factors that lead to asthma and allergic disease. Julian is also an member of the steering group for a large international study of asthma in children, the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC). He is also interested in all aspects of the domestic environment that impact on respiratory disease, including exposure to allergens and mould. Julian is a member of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and the European Respiratory Society.

Key publications

  1. He Kāinga Oranga: reflections on 25 years of measuring the improved health, wellbeing and sustainability of healthier housing.
    Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand,
  2. Barthow, C. Hood, F. McKinlay, E. Hilder, J. Cleghorn, C. Huthwaite, M. Weatherall, M. Parry-Strong, A. Pullon, S. Gray, B. Wickens, K. Krebs, J.
    Food 4 Health - He Oranga Kai: Assessing the efficacy, acceptability and economic implications of Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 and β-glucan to improve glycated haemoglobin, metabolic health, and general well-being in adults with pre-diabetes: study proto
    29;20(1):464, doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3553-7
  3. Slykerman, R.F. Coomarasamy, C. Wickens, K. Thompson, J.M.D. Stanley, T.V. Barthow, C. Kang, J. Mitchell, E.A.
    Exposure to antibiotics in the first 24 months of life and neurocognitive outcomes at 11 years of age.
    (Berl). 2019; 36(5):1573-8
  4. Kristono, G.A. Shorter, C. Siebers, R.
    Endotoxin, cat, and house dust mite allergens in electrostatic cloths and bedroom dust.
    J Occup Environ Hyg.
  5. Murphy, R. Morgan, X.C. Wang, X.Y. Wickens, K. Purdie, G. Fitzharris, P. Otal, A. Lawley, B. Stanley, T. Barthow, C. Mitchell, E.A. Tannock, G.W.
    Eczema-protective probiotic alters infant gut microbiome functional capacity but not composition: analysis from a RCT.
    Benef Microbes
  6. Ingham, T. Jones, B. Aldridge, D. Latimer, M. Dowell, A. Draper, J. Bailey, L. Stanley, T. Leadbitter, P.
    Damp mouldy housing and early childhood hospital admissions for acute respiratory infection: a case control study.
    74, 849-857.
  7. Wickens, K. Barthow, C. Mitchell, E.A. Kang, J. van Zyl, N. Purdie, G. Stanley, T. Fitzharris, P. Murphy, R.
    Effects of Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 in early life on the cumulative prevalence of allergic disease to 11 years.
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol.
  8. Indoor visible mold and mold odour are associated with new‐onset childhood wheeze in a dose dependent manner.
    Indoor Air
    Jan; 28(1):6-15, Aug 4. doi: 10.1111/ina.12413