New Cure Kids Chair in Child Health Research appointed at University of Auckland

10 October 2019

The University of Auckland and Cure Kids are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Stuart Dalziel to the prestigious Cure Kids Chair in Child Health Research.

Professor Dalziel is a Professor in the School of Medicine’s Departments of Surgery and Paediatrics, Director of Emergency Medicine Research and a Paediatric Emergency Medicine Specialist, Children’s Emergency Department, at Starship Children’s Hospital. Originally from Hawke’s Bay, he trained at the Universities of Otago and Auckland, returning to New Zealand over a decade ago following a fellowship post at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, United Kingdom.

CEO of Cure Kids Frances Benge says, “We are absolutely delighted with Professor Dalziel’s appointment. He joins us at a critical time as we expand our partnerships across government portfolios, research institutions and child health agencies to optimise our impact on the health of our tamariki. Professor Dalziel’s world-class research will play a significant role in this impact.”

Professor Dalziel’s research is strongly aligned to his everyday clinical practice as a Paediatric Emergency Medicine Specialist. It focuses on both medical emergencies, such as status epilepticus (the most common paediatric neurological emergency), and common paediatric conditions, such as asthma and bronchiolitis (the most common reason for infants to be admitted to hospital). Professor Dalziel has received numerous local and international awards for mentoring and research excellence. He is actively involved in the leadership of a number of international research networks which directly address important questions related to the acute care of children.

“Professor Dalziel’s stellar research resumé and commitment to the important role of the Cure Kids Chair as an ambassador for child health in New Zealand made him the stand-out candidate amongst a long list of national and international applicants,” says Dean of the Faculty Professor John Fraser. “I offer my warmest congratulations.”

For further information about Professor Dalziel’s research, please contact:

Sue Giddens | Philanthropy & Marketing Director
Cure Kids
Mobile: 021 650 906
Email: sue@curekids.org.nz