STaR Centre Investigators

STaR Centre brings together talented academic, clinical and community investigators to advance our mission to address the global burden of surgical disease

STaR Centre invites new investigators to join our centre. Please contact John Windsor to discuss this opportunity  j.windsor@auckland.ac.nz 

Principal Investigators

Professor John Windsor

Professor John Windsor

Professor, Consultant Surgeon: Laparoscopic, Pancreatic, Biliary and Gastro-oesophageal

Professor Ian Bissett

Professor Ian Bissett

Professor, Consultant Surgeon: Colorectal, Defaecatory Disorders, Perianal Conditions Endoscopy, Colonoscopy

Professor Greg O'Grady

Professor Greg O'Grady

Professor, Consultant Surgeon: Colorectal, General, Lower GI

Professor Anthony Phillips

Professor Anthony Phillips

Professor, Applied Surgery and Metabolism Laboratory (ASML)

Mr Fred Astle

Mr Fred Astle

Honorary academic, Director of Kaupapa Māori

Associate Investigators

Dr Timothy Angeli

Dr Timothy Angeli

Senior Research Fellow, Auckland Bioengineering Institute and TARGET

Dr Armen Gharibans

Dr Armen Gharibans

Research Fellow, Surgical Engineering Lab, Auckland Bioengineering Institute

Associate Professor Kamran Zargar

Associate Professor Kamran Zargar

Associate Professor Urology, Genitourinay Oncology

Mr Andrew MacCormick

Mr Andrew MacCormick

Senior Lecturer, Consultant Surgeon: General, Bariatric Laparoscopic, Upper GI

Dr Ali Mirjalili

Dr Ali Mirjalili

Senior Lecturer Anatomy and Medical Imaging

Dr Hsiang-Wei (Willy) Wang

Dr Hsiang-Wei (Willy) Wang

Research Fellow, ASML

Dr Jiwon Hong

Dr Jiwon Hong

Hugo Charitable Trust: Senior Research Fellow, Applied Surgery and Metabolism Laboratory

Associate Professor Lindsay Plank

Associate Professor Lindsay Plank

Associate Professor; Body composition, Clinical nutrition, Immunonutrition, liver disease

Dr  Cameron Wells

Dr Cameron Wells

Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Dept of Surgery and SEL

Dr Adrian Ng

Dr Adrian Ng

Honorary Academic, Surgery

Associate Professor Suranga Nanayakkara

Associate Professor Suranga Nanayakkara

Associate Professor; BioEngineering, Director: Augmented Human Lab

Professor Jill Cornish

Professor Jill Cornish

Professor, Cell and Molecular Biology Bone/Joint Research Group