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)

  • Teixeira, J. A., Castro, T. G., Wall, C. R., Marchioni, D. M., Berry, S., Morton, S. M., & Grant, C. C. (2018). Determinants of folic acid supplement use outside national recommendations for pregnant women: results from the Growing Up in New Zealand cohort study. Public health nutrition, 21 (12), 2183-2192. 10.1017/s1368980018000836
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Teresa Gontijo de Castro, Clare Wall, Susan Morton
  • Hobbs, M. R., Grant, C. C., Thomas, M. G., Berry, S., Morton, S. M. B., Marks, E., & Ritchie, S. R. (2018). Staphylococcus aureus colonisation and its relationship with skin and soft tissue infection in New Zealand children. European journal of clinical microbiology & infectious diseases : official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology10.1007/s10096-018-3336-1
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mark Hobbs, Emma Marks, Mark Thomas, Susan Morton
  • Huang, Q. S., Bandaranayake, D., Wood, T., Newbern, E. C., Seeds, R., Ralston, J., ... Todd, A. (17/7/2018). Risk factors and attack rates of seasonal influenza infection: results of the SHIVERS seroepidemiologic cohort study. The Journal of Infectious Diseases. 10.1093/infdis/jiy443
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nikki Turner, Barbara McArdle, Jazmin Duque
  • Berry, S. D., Walker, C. G., Ly, K., Snell, R. G., Atatoa Carr, P. E., Bandara, D., ... Morton, S. M. B. (2018). Re: "Widespread prevalence of a CREBRF variant amongst Māori and Pacific children is associated with weight and height in early childhood". International journal of obesity (2005), 42 (7), 1392-1393. 10.1038/s41366-018-0026-0
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Emma Marks, Susan Morton, Caroline Walker, Teresa Gontijo de Castro, Russell Snell
  • Marks, E. J., Grant, C. C., de Castro, T. G., Bandara, D. K., Wall, C., & Morton, S. M. B. (2018). Agreement between Future Parents on Infant Feeding Intentions and Its Association with Breastfeeding Duration: Results from the Growing Up in New Zealand Cohort Study. International journal of environmental research and public health, 15 (6).10.3390/ijerph15061230
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Teresa Gontijo de Castro, Emma Marks, Susan Morton, Clare Wall
  • Jensen, B. P., Saraf, R., Ma, J., Berry, S., Grant, C. C., Camargo, C. A., & Sies, C. W. (2018). Quantitation of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in dried blood spots by 2D LC-MS/MS without derivatization and correlation with serum in adult and pediatric studies. Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry, 481, 61-68. 10.1016/j.cca.2018.02.024
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rajneeta Saraf
  • Anderson, Y. C., Leung, W., Grant, C. C., Cave, T. L., Derraik, J. G. B., Cutfield, W. S., ... Sullivan, T. A. (17/5/2018). Economic evaluation of a multi-disciplinary community-based intervention programme for New Zealand children and adolescents with obesity.. Obesity research & clinical practice. 10.1016/j.orcp.2018.04.001
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Yvonne Anderson, Wayne Cutfield, Paul Hofman, José Derraik
  • Seibt, S., Gilchrist, C. A., Reed, P. W., Best, E. J., Harnden, A., Camargo, C. A., & Grant, C. C. (2018). Hospital readmissions with acute infectious diseases in New Zealand children< 2 years of age. BMC pediatrics, 18 (1)10.1186/s12887-018-1079-x
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Emma Best, Catherine Gilchrist


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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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