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Dr Mark Hope Oliver

Neonatology, Paediatric Endocrinology
Auckland University of Technology
New Zealand


Masters in gastrointestinal physiology of ruminants (Waikato University). PhD at Auckland on the topic of fetal growth physiology. Mark's current scientific focus is on the consequences of an altered environment before and during pregnancy on maternal adaption to pregnancy and postnatal physiology, growth and health of the offspring. Other areas of active research involvement include the treatment of intrauterine growth restriction and postnatal outcomes, preterm birth and its consequences, maternal behaviour. Mark was primarily responsible for the establishment, ongoing development and management of the Liggins Institute. Initially this included operations, but is now more focused on the development of biomedical and production animal research activities. He is also involved in animal health and welfare research. He was a former double-term member of The University of Auckland Animal Ethics Committee.

Research Interest

Maternal environment and its effect on postnatal disease in the offspring Intrauterine growth restriction Health, welfare and nutrition during pregnancy (sheep and cattle) Prematurity Specialised nutrition for pregnant and young, growing ruminants

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