Meet our people

Our multidisciplinary research approach is reflected in our academic, technical and support staff and postgraduate students who come from diverse backgrounds.

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Our Interim Director Richard Mithen is a Professor of Nutrition and Chief Scientist of the High Value Nutrition - Ko Ngā Whai Painga National Science Challenge.

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Sir Graham Liggins, whom the institute is named after, was one of New Zealand’s most eminent medical research scientists.

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Professor Sir Peter Gluckman is the founder of the Liggins Institute and was the first Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand.

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Meet the academic staff who lead our research themes and programmes and discover their areas of expertise.

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Here you’ll find contact details for academic and professional staff and PhD students at the Liggins Institute.

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