Professor Wayne Stephen Cutfield

BHB MB ChB DCH MD FRACP

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Biography

Wayne Cutfield is Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology at the Liggins Institute, and an expert on insulin sensitivity and action in children. 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.  

A former director of the Liggins Institute, he is now Interim Director of the National Science Challenge: A Better Start - a cross-institution research programme based at the institute.   

Professor Cutfield graduated from The University of Auckland School of Medicine.  He 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 was Chairman of the New Zealand Growth Hormone Committee from 2000 to 2009.  He established the Maurice and Agnes Paykel Clinical Research Unit at the Liggins Institute, University of Auckland. He was the institute's Deputy Director from 2007 to 2009, and Director from 2009 to 2015. 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Ayyavoo, A., Derraik, J. G. B., Hofman, P. L., Biggs, J., Bloomfield, F. H., Cormack, B. E., ... Cutfield, W. S. (2013). Severe hyperemesis gravidarum is associated with reduced insulin sensitivity in the offspring in childhood. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 98 (8), 3263-3268. 10.1210/jc.2013-2043
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/31100
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: José Derraik, Frank Bloomfield, Paul Hofman, Barbara Cormack
  • Ayyavoo, A., Savage, T., Derraik, J. G. B., Hofman, P. L., & Cutfield, W. S. (2013). First-born children have reduced insulin sensitivity and higher daytime blood pressure compared to later-born children. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 98 (3), 1248-1253. 10.1210/jc.2012-3531
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Paul Hofman, José Derraik
  • Mathai, S., Derraik, J. G. B., Cutfield, W. S., Dalziel, S. R., Harding, J. E., Biggs, J., ... Hofman, P. L. (2013). Increased adiposity in adults born preterm and their children. PLoS One, 8 (11)10.1371/journal.pone.0081840
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/21243
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: José Derraik, Jane Harding, Paul Hofman
  • Ayyavoo, A., Derraik, J. G. B., Hofman, P. L., Mathai, S., Biggs, J., Stone, P., ... Cutfield, W. S. (2013). Pre-pubertal children born post-term have reduced insulin sensitivity and other markers of the metabolic syndrome. PLoS One, 8 (7)10.1371/journal.pone.0067966
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: José Derraik, Paul Hofman, Lynn Sadler
  • de Bock, M., Derraik, J. G. B., Brennan, C. M., Biggs, J. B., Morgan, P. E., Hodgkinson, S. C., ... Cutfield, W. S. (2013). Olive (Olea europaea L.) leaf polyphenols improve insulin sensitivity in middle-aged overweight men: a randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover trial. PLoS One, 8 (3)10.1371/journal.pone.0057622
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: José Derraik, Janene Biggs, Paul Hofman
  • Savage, T., Derraik, J. G. B., Miles, H. L., Mouat, F., Hofman, P. L., & Cutfield, W. S. (2013). Increasing maternal age is associated with taller stature and reduced abdominal fat in their children. PLoS One, 8 (3)10.1371/journal.pone.0058869
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: José Derraik, Paul Hofman
  • Mathai, S., Cutfield, W. S., Derraik, J. G. B., Dalziel, S. R., Harding, J. E., Robinson, E., ... Hofman, P. L. (2012). Insulin sensitivity and β-cell function in adults born preterm and their children. Diabetes, 61 (10), 2479-2483. 10.2337/db11-1672
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: José Derraik, Jane Harding, Paul Hofman
  • Savage, T., Peek, J. C., Robinson, E. M., Green, M. P., Miles, H. L., Mouat, F., ... Cutfield, W. S. (2012). Ovarian stimulation leads to shorter stature in childhood. Hum Reprod, 27 (10), 3092-3099. 10.1093/humrep/des249
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Paul Hofman

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