BHB, MBChB, CCD, PhD, FRACP
Anna is a Gynaecological Endocrinologist who completed her medical degree at the University of Auckland School of Medicine; a PhD in bone cell biology at the University of Melbourne; and post-doctoral research at Genentech, a biotechnology company in San Francisco.
She returned to New Zealand in 1992 and became involved in establishing the New Zealand branch of the Australasian Menopause Society. She went on to join the Board of the Australasian Menopause Society and served as its president for two years. She remains involved with the International Menopause Society, after serving as its journal’s Co-Editor-in-Chief from 2008 until 2017. Along with three senior colleagues, she started New Zealand’s first physician-run bone density service in Auckland in 1995, and had the thrill of watching the service grow and flourish.
Anna is actively involved in postgraduate teaching and public education. She has special interests in the management of osteoporosis, premature ovarian insufficiency and the hormonal health of women after gynaecological cancer. She actively contributes to research and acts as a reviewer for a number of international medical journals.
Anna is passionate about educating women about choices at midlife and ensuring the information they have is evidence-based. She is married to John and shares his two grown-up children. She has been a keen runner in the past but now enjoys going to the gym, wine and travel.
Foundation Board member Osteoporosis New Zealand 1998-2002
Board member Australasian Menopause Society 2006-2013
President Australasian Menopause Society 2013-2015
Co-Editor-in-Chief Climacteric, journal of the International Menopause Society 2008-2017
Member PTAC Endocrine sub-committee 2012-
Member International Menopause Society Ethics Committee 2018-2022
Certified Clinical Densitometrist, International Society of Clinical Densitometry 2003-
Clinical Lead CDHB Bone Density Service 2015-
Jubilee Memorial Scholarship
Sandoz Prize in Pharmacology
University of Auckland Senior Scholarship
TWJ Johnson Award for Clinical Medicine 1986
Fremantle Hospital Postgraduate Medical Research Fellowship 1989
University of W Australia Eric Cyril Lawrence Medical Research Fellowship 1990
Sydney International Bone Symposium Young Investigator’s Award 1990
HRC Overseas Research Fellowship 1990-1992
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Young Investigator Award 1991
International Conference on Calcium Regulating Hormones Young Investigator Award 1992
International Conference on Calcium Regulating Hormones Travel Award 1995
Australasian Menopause Society Scientific Award 2016
Australasian Menopause Society Award for significant contributions to women’s health 2017
St Cuthbert’s College “Making Their Mark” Award 2017
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