Liggins Institute


Sabbatical and research visitors

Leading academics from around the world regularly visit the Liggins Institute. We are enriched by the extra dimension they bring to our academic environment.

Arrange a visit


We welcome people who wish to conduct research or other scholarly activity with us during periods of sabbatical leave. In recent years we have hosted a number of high profile international visitors.

Please direct enquiries to the Director:

Professor Frank Bloomfield
The Liggins Institute
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
Auckland
New Zealand
Email: director@liggins.auckland.ac.nz

Previous visitors


A number of leading academics have visited the institute. While here, they have engaged in joint research projects and many have given public lectures and media interviews.

Previous visitors include:

  • Professor Marjo-Riitta J√§rvelin, Imperial College London and University of Oulu, Finland
  • Professor Lord Robert Winston, Imperial College London
  • Professor Sir Patrick Bateson, University of Cambridge. Former Biological Vice President of the Royal Society
  • Professor Eric Kandel, Columbia University (USA). Nobel Laureate
  • Professor Mark Hanson, Director Institute for Developmental Sciences, University of Southampton
  • Professor John Challis, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Canada
  • Professor Michael Meaney, McGill University, Canada
  • Professor Roger Short, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Ieuan Hughes, University of Cambridge
  • Professor David Barker, University of Southampton