Dr Natasha Louise Heather


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Honorary Academic


Natasha is the paediatric endocrinologist and clinical fellow to the national newborn metabolic screening programme.

Research | Current

  • Newborn screening public health outcomes, particularly for congenital hypothyroidism (CH) and congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Pituitary function after traumatic brain injury

Postgraduate supervision

Mark de Hora - PhD thesis "improving outcomes in CAH"


  • Dussault medal, International Society of Newborn Screening (ISNS), 2018
  • Research excellence finalist, Auckland District Health Board (ADHB), 2016
  • Best poster, Australasian Society Inborn Errors of Metabolism ASM (ASIEM), 2016
  • Young Investigator award, Australsian Paediatric Endocrine Group (APEG), 2011
  • Young investigator award, ADHB, 2011 

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Co-chair CAH screening document, clinical laboratory standard institute
  • Disorders of sexual differentiation (DSD) and thyroid special interest groups, APEG

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)