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Professor of Medicine and Director, Healthier Lives National Science Challenge and the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre, University of Otago

Jim Mann, CNZM, PhD, DM, FRACP, FRSNZ, has been Professor in Medicine and Human Nutrition at the University of Otago and Consultant Physician (Endocrinology) in Dunedin Hospital for the past 32 years. Previously he lectured at the University of Oxford and was a Physician in the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Professor Mann is Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Human Nutrition, Director of Healthier Lives - He Oranga Hauora National Science Challenge and the New Zealand-China Non Communicable Diseases Research Collaboration Centre, and co-Director of the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre (EDOR). He is principal investigator for the Riddet Institute, a national Centre of Research Excellence at Massey University.

Professor Mann’s clinical work has mainly been in the field of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. His research has principally related to epidemiological and nutritional aspects with a special interest in diabetes prevention.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Medicine and Director, Healthier Lives National Science Challenge and the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre, University of Otago

Education

  • 1976 
    University of Oxford, Doctor of Medicine

Honours

Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, 2002