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Surgical and Translational Research Centre


STaR Centre

Harnessing the power of science, engineering and surgery
to address the global burden of surgical disease.


Welcome to STaR Centre

Our multi-disciplinary research hub works collaboratively to undertake world-class research that improves the outcomes of patients with surgical diseases within Aotearoa, New Zealand and beyond.

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Our Research Platforms

Applied Surgery and Metabolism Laboratory

Surgical Engineering Laboratory

Surgical Trials Unit

Indigenous and Global Surgery Group

About STaR Centre

Latest News and Highlights

Delivery of surgical care in Samoa

A team of STaR Centre researchers passionate about improving surgical care in the Pacific undertook a project to identify the barriers and opportunities to improving the delivery of safe,...

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Our supporters play a key role towards life-changing research that will improve health outcomes for members of the community affected by surgical disease.

With your support we can do more to bring the benefits of surgical innovation into the lives of patients and those who love them.