Professor Wayne Stephen Cutfield


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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. 

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