Nancy Sirett Memorial Lecture Award

The Nancy Sirett Memorial Lecture Award recognises an outstanding research career in the field of Endocrinology in NZ.  The award comprises a certificate and a plenary lecture at either the Annual Scientific or the Clinical Meeting, and complimentary registration. There is not always an award given every year.


This will be a NZSE member with extensive research experience output and impact in any field of Endocrinology, post-higher degree (PhD, MD or FRACP).  The awardee must attend either the Annual Scientific or Clinical Meeting to present their lecture.


Applications should include:

  1. A one-page summary of the applicant’s major scientific contributions.
  2. A brief CV (5 page limit), including but not limited to the following subheadings:
    • publications from the last 5 years and a list of best 10 career publications
    • grants (current and previous, last 5 years)
    • peer recognition: invitations to speak – contributions to research training
    • contributions to NZSE and other professional activities
    • contributions to teaching
  3.  A letter of support from nominating NZSE member


To apply for this award, send a brief CV and supporting materials as attachments to our contact email.

Applications close April 30.

Past Nancy Sirett Lecturers

Prof Vicky Cameron

2016, Christchurch Heart Institute, University of Otago – If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain (NZSE meeting at MedSci, Nelson)

Prof Chris Charles

2015, Christchurch Heart Institute, University of Otago (NZSE meeting at MedSci, Queenstown)

Dr Kathy Mountjoy

2014, University of Auckland – Functions for pro-opiomelanocortin-derived peptides in obesity and diabetes (NZSE meeting at MedSci, Queenstown)

2013 – No Nancy Sirett Lecturer in proceedings
2012 – No Nancy Sirett Lecturer in proceedings

Prof Dave Grattan

2011, University of Otago – Prolactin, pregnancy and the maternal brain (NZSE meeting at MedSci, Queenstown)

Matt During

2010 – The hypothalamic-sympathoneural-adipocyte axis and its role in metabolic disease and cancer (NZSE meeting at MedSci, Queenstown)

Peter Gluckman

2009 – Maternal, trans-generational and epigenetic contributions to metabolic disease (combined meeting with ESA)

Ian Reid

2008 – Treating bone disease: new challenges, new possibilities

Jeff Keelan

2007 – Placental mediators of pregnancy and parturition (combined meeting with ESA)

John Bass

2006 – Male, meat, muscle

Jean Fleming

2005 – Incessant ovulation, inflammation and epithelial ovarian carcinogenesis

Ken McNatty

2004 – The oocyte and its role in regulating ovulation rates in mammals

2003 –No Nancy Sirett Lecturer in proceedings

Ian Holdaway

2002 – Insulin-like growth factor in acromegaly and cancer

2001 – No Nancy Sirett Lecturer in proceedings

Eric Espiner

2000 – The endocrine heart

1999 – No Nancy Sirett Lecturer in proceedings

John France

1998 – Placental hormones and the onset of labour in human pregnancy

H Kaye Ibbertson

1997 – Life without iodine (combined meeting with ESA)

Robert Averill

1996 – Studies on prolactin surges in the rat

Glen Metcalf

1995 – On the fringes of endocrinology: the premenstrual syndrome

Ailsa Goulding

1994 – Oestrogen deprivation and bone health