Liggins Institute

Director: Professor Wayne Cutfield, MBChB, DCH, FRACP

The Institute’s leader is Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology at The University of Auckland and an expert on insulin sensitivity and action in children.


A graduate of The University of Auckland School of Medicine, Professor Wayne Cutfield is a former Director of Endocrinology at Auckland’s Starship Children’s Hospital where he was responsible for innovations in the care of children with hormone based conditions such as diabetes and growth disorders. He has been involved in the training and administration of training of junior doctors in Paediatrics and Paediatric Endocrinology through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Endocrinology Specialist Advisory Committee.

Professor Cutfield has been Chairman of the New Zealand Growth Hormone Committee since 2000 and was Deputy Director of the Liggins Institute 2007-2009.

He is Director of the Maurice and Agnes Paykel Clinical Research Unit at the Liggins Institute where he leads clinical research which shows how environmental influences early in life can affect childhood growth and development in ways that could lead to chronic conditions in adult life.

Professor Wayne Cutfield
Phone: +64 9 923 1966

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