Life Members

Once each year, the Management Committee will consider granting life membership to NZSE members of at least 20 years duration in recognition of outstanding leadership in fundamental or clinical endocrinology, as exemplified by their sustained contributions and those of their trainees and associates to teaching, research, and/or clinical practice. The intended purposes of life membership are to enable such members to continue to contribute to the Society beyond retirement by mentoring younger members, serving on the Management Committee and attending NZSE annual meetings. Service on the Society Management Committee and contributions to NZSE annual meetings will be viewed favorably, but nominees should not be current Management Committee members. Life members should be at least 60 years of age. A certificate acknowledging the life membership award will be presented to the recipient during one of the NZSE annual meetings (MedSci or Clinical Meetings).

Michael Croxson

Auckland

Awarded life membership in 2012

Mike Croxson graduated from Otago Medical School in 1965 and completed his physician and endocrinology training in Auckland. Mike won the Fogarty International Fellowship to the USA in 1975 where he worked for 2 years in the laboratory of J Nicoloff. He returned to Auckland Hospital in 1977 as a clinical endocrinologist and general physician. He has remained in this role ever since and has been the clinical director of endocrinology at Auckland hospital since 1992. Mike has authored over 60 peer-reviewed publications mainly in his specialist interests of thyroid disease and the genetic syndromes involved in endocrine neoplasia. In 2012, Mike received the Society’s Ibbertson Clinical Endocrinology Award.

 

John Delahunt

John Delahunt

Wellington
Awarded life membership in 2012

John Delahunt graduated from Otago Medical School in 1966 and has been a clinical endocrinologist at Wellington Hospital since 1978. He has been a Senior Lecturer at the Wellington School of Medicine for many years and has trained and mentored many undergraduates and postgraduates. John has been a very active member of the NZSE having been the treasurer on 2 occasions, a previous secretary and the NZSE Representative on the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Adult Medicine Advisory Panel in the 1980s and from 2008-2012.

 

Ian Holdaway

Ian Holdaway

Auckland
Awarded life membership in 2012

Ian Holdaway graduated from Otago Medical School in 1965 and has been a clinical endocrinologist at Auckland Hospital since 1975. He was made honorary Professor of Endocrinology at the Auckland School of Medicine in 1994 and has authored over 140 peer-reviewed publications particularly in acromegaly and functional pituitary disease. Ian is a highly valued member of the NZSE and was president of the NZSE from 1991-1994 and the Sirrett lecturer in 2002. He chaired the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Specialist Advisory Committee for endocrine training from 1988-2008 and currently chairs the Pharmac Adult Growth Hormone Panel.

Ailsa Goulding

Ailsa Goulding

Awarded life membership in 2010

Eric Espiner

Professor Eric Espiner

Christchurch
Awarded life membership in 2010

Professor, Department of Medicine, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, The University of Otago, New Zealand

Since graduating from the University of Otago Medical School in 1957, Eric Espiner has been at the forefront of Endocrinology both in New Zealand, and worldwide. He has focused in particular on the HPA axis, and more recently hormones and the heart. He and his team were one of the first groups to begin to understand roles for naturietic hormones and cardiovascular regulation, an important area of endocrine research that continues at the Christchurch Medical School today. Eric has received numberous awards, and authored more than 350 peer reviewed publications. He has also been heavily involved with training, teaching and mentoring both endocrinologists and research scientists. Eric has been a highly valued member of the NZSE over many years, and was the Nancy Sirett Lecturer in 2000.

More information on Eric can be found here.

Graham Liggins

Professor Sir Graham (“Mont”) Liggins

(1926-2010)
Auckland

Emeritus Professor of The University of Auckland, Mont Liggins was internationally renowned for his research on early life, which had a profound impact on the health of premature babies.

For further information on Mont Liggins, and tributes to the man and his work, click here.

 

Professor H Kaye Ibbertson

(1926 – 2018)

Auckland

Emeritus Professor of Endocrinology at the University of Auckland and Head of the Department of Endocrinology at Auckland Hospital, Kaye Ibbertson was also a foundation member of the NZ Society of Endocrinology and the Australian and NZ Bone and Mineral Society. Both these societies have awards named in his honour. His influence extended well beyond the University and Hospital. He held important positions in the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the Medical Research Council, the Child Health Research Council, the Auckland Medical Research Foundation. He helped establish a programme of iodinisation in the Nepalese Sherpa population, and a programme for growth hormone replacement in deficient children in NZ.

Dr John Livesey

Christchurch

Dr Glen Metcalf

Christchurch

Professor Dick Seddon

Queenstown

David Stewart

Professor David Stewart

(1934 – 2016)
Dunedin