Professor Cameron Charles Grant



Dr Cameron Grant is Professor at the University of Auckland and a consultant paediatrician at the Starship Children’s Hospital. He graduated MBChB from the University of Otago and PhD from the University of Auckland. Following paediatric training in Auckland Dr Grant completed his postgraduate paediatric training in the United States, firstly as a paediatric resident at Duke University Medical Center, and then as a postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital. He holds qualifications as a paediatrician in Australasia (Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Paediatrics) and the United States (Diplomat of the American Board of Paediatrics).

Dr Grant returned to the Johns Hopkins University in 2008 as a Fulbright Senior Scholar. In 2008 he was also awarded an overseas fellowship with the National Institute of Health Research National School of Primary Care (United Kingdom). This fellowship is based in the Department of Primary Health Care at the University of Oxford.

In addition to his clinical practice and research commitments Dr Grant’s teaching skills have been recognised with both faculty and university wide teaching awards including a University of Auckland Teaching Excellence Award for sustained excellence in teaching.

Dr Grant’s research focuses on the prevention of disease and improvement in health by immunisation or by improved nutrition. His is the Associate Director of Growing Up in New Zealand, New Zealand’s new longitudinal study ( In addition to this he is a lead investigator on a randomised placebo control study of vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy and infancy and an investigator on the Southern Hemisphere Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Research and Surveillance (SHIVERS) project

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Rusten, N. F., Peterson, E. R., Underwood, L., Verbiest, M. E. A., Waldie, K. E., Berry, S., ... Nicolson, J. (2019). Psychological Distress Among Resident and Nonresident Fathers: Findings From New Zealand's Who Are Today's Dads? Project. JOURNAL OF FAMILY ISSUES, 40 (3), 293-314. 10.1177/0192513X18808827
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lisa Underwood, Elizabeth Peterson, Karen Waldie, Susan Morton
  • Lai, H. K., Camargo, C. A., Woodward, A., Hobbs, M., Pillai, A., Morton, S. M., & Grant, C. C. (2019). Long-term exposure to neighborhood smoke from household heating and risk of respiratory and dermatological prescription medications-Growing Up in New Zealand child cohort study. Allergy, 74 (2), 391-395. 10.1111/all.13615
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Susan Morton, Hakkan Lai, Alistair Woodward, Avinesh Pillai
  • Hamm, L. M., Mistry, K., Black, J. M., C Grant, C., & Dakin, S. C. (2019). Impact of Children's Postural Variation on Viewing Distance and Estimated Visual Acuity. Translational Vision Science & Technology, 8 (1)10.1167/tvst.8.1.16
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Steven Dakin, Lisa Hamm, Joanna Black
  • Schlichting, D., Hashemi, L., & Grant, C. (2019). Infant Food Security in New Zealand: A Multidimensional Index Developed from Cohort Data. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16 (2).10.3390/ijerph16020283
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ladan Hashemi, Deborah Schlichting
  • Lovell, A. L., Milne, T., Jiang, Y., Chen, R. X., Grant, C. C., & Wall, C. R. (2019). Evaluation of the Effect of a Growing up Milk Lite vs. Cow's Milk on Diet Quality and Dietary Intakes in Early Childhood: The Growing up Milk Lite (GUMLi) Randomised Controlled Trial. Nutrients, 11 (1).10.3390/nu11010203
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rachel Chen, Yannan Jiang, Clare Wall
  • Atatoa Carr, P. E., Reese, E., Bird, A. L., Bandara, D. K., Grant, C. C., & Morton, S. M. B. (2019). Caring for our infants: parents’ antenatal childcare intentions and nine-month reality. Early Years, 39 (1), 17-35. 10.1080/09575146.2017.1323186
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Susan Morton, Polly Atatoa-Carr
  • Martineau, A. R., Jolliffe, D. A., Greenberg, L., Aloia, J. F., Bergman, P., Dubnov-Raz, G., ... Goodall, E. C. (2019). Vitamin D supplementation to prevent acute respiratory infections: individual participant data meta-analysis. Health technology assessment (Winchester, England), 23 (2), 1-44. 10.3310/hta23020
  • Hill, A. T., Gold, P. M., El Solh, A. A., Metlay, J. P., Ireland, B., Irwin, R. S., & CHEST Expert Cough Panel (2019). Adult Outpatients With Acute Cough Due to Suspected Pneumonia or Influenza: CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report. Chest, 155 (1), 155-167. 10.1016/j.chest.2018.09.016


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TAMAKI BUILDING 730 - Bldg 730
Level 3 , Room 314
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Level 12, Room 12033
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