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== Jacquie Bay  ==
== Jacquie Bay  ==
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==== Director, Liggins Education Network for Science  ====
==== Director, Liggins Education Network for Science  ====
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An experienced Science/Biology teacher and HOD Science, Jacquie is currently Director of the Liggins Education Network for Science (LENS).  LENS is a unique programme which provides school teachers and students with access to scientific research communities. Her science education interests include the use of ICT's in science classrooms, student led investigations, the role of contextual teaching in assisting students to understand the nature of science and key science concepts and the role of relationships between science educators and scientists in science education. Jacquie has been actively involved in biology education at a national level for many years with experience as a marker for NZQA and member of a number of national panels associated with the development of initiatives in secondary school biology education. She is currently Chair of the Biology Educators' Association of New Zealand.
An experienced Science/Biology teacher and HOD Science, Jacquie is currently Director of the Liggins Education Network for Science (LENS).  LENS is a unique programme which provides school teachers and students with access to scientific research communities. Her science education interests include the use of ICT's in science classrooms, student led investigations, the role of contextual teaching in assisting students to understand the nature of science and key science concepts and the role of relationships between science educators and scientists in science education. Jacquie has been actively involved in biology education at a national level for many years with experience as a marker for NZQA and member of a number of national panels associated with the development of initiatives in secondary school biology education. She is currently Chair of the Biology Educators' Association of New Zealand.
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==Professor Peter Gluckman, DCNZM, CNZM, MBChB, MMedSc, DSc, FRACP, FRCPCH, FRSNZ, FMedSci, FRS==
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====Director===
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Founding Director of the Liggins Institute Professor Peter Gluckman is one of New Zealand’s best known scientists. His research focuses on what gives us a healthy start to life: understanding how a baby’s environment between conception and birth determines its childhood development and life-long health - and the impact that this knowledge has for individuals and whole populations.
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==Professor Peter Lobie, BMedSci, MB, BS, PhD, FRSNZ==
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====Associate Director====
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Peter Lobie has worked at two of the world’s most prestigious research centres: the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, and the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Singapore. He is an international authority on molecular mechanisms of hormone action. Recent emphasis in his laboratory has focused on the role of endogenously produced growth hormone in the mammary epithelial cell which leads to breast cancer. He heads the Liggins Institute’s Molecular Endocrinology and Cancer Research group and in 2007 was appointed New Zealand’s first Professor of Breast Cancer Research. The purpose of the prestigious professorial Chair, funded by The Breast Cancer Research Trust, is to build a team of researchers concentrating on research into breast cancer that may lead to treatments and prevention of the disease.
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==Dr Jo Perry BSc (Hons), PhD==
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====Research Fellow====
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Jo Perry is a molecular biologist investigating the biology of breast cancer. Jo completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Auckland and her Doctoral studies at the Institute of Cancer Research in London. Following a Postdoctoral position at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne, she returned to Auckland and is currently working on the role of autocrine (localised) human growth production in the mammary gland and its role in the development and progression of breast cancer.
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==Dr Deborah M Sloboda, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD==
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====Research Fellow====
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Deborah Sloboda is a fetal physiologist who did her PhD at the University of Toronto focusing on the fetal hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal axis and the effects of stress hormones during pregnancy on fetal pancreatic development. In 2001 she received a fellowship from the Women's and Infants' Research Foundation, where she became the Forrest Fetal Fellow at The University of Western Australia. Here, Dr Sloboda continued her investigations on fetal endocrine development and established a new research platform involving a prospective cohort study investigating the prenatal origins of reproductive disorders and the onset of puberty in adolescent girls. In 2006 Dr Sloboda joined the Liggins Institute where her interest in fetal physiology continues, investigating fetal pancreatic development. She maintains ties with Australia through her prospective study in adolescent girls and now at the Liggins includes investigations on the effects of maternal nutrition on reproductive development of the offspring.

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Jacquie Bay

Director, Liggins Education Network for Science

An experienced Science/Biology teacher and HOD Science, Jacquie is currently Director of the Liggins Education Network for Science (LENS).  LENS is a unique programme which provides school teachers and students with access to scientific research communities. Her science education interests include the use of ICT's in science classrooms, student led investigations, the role of contextual teaching in assisting students to understand the nature of science and key science concepts and the role of relationships between science educators and scientists in science education. Jacquie has been actively involved in biology education at a national level for many years with experience as a marker for NZQA and member of a number of national panels associated with the development of initiatives in secondary school biology education. She is currently Chair of the Biology Educators' Association of New Zealand.

Professor Peter Gluckman, DCNZM, CNZM, MBChB, MMedSc, DSc, FRACP, FRCPCH, FRSNZ, FMedSci, FRS

=Director

Founding Director of the Liggins Institute Professor Peter Gluckman is one of New Zealand’s best known scientists. His research focuses on what gives us a healthy start to life: understanding how a baby’s environment between conception and birth determines its childhood development and life-long health - and the impact that this knowledge has for individuals and whole populations.


Professor Peter Lobie, BMedSci, MB, BS, PhD, FRSNZ

Associate Director

Peter Lobie has worked at two of the world’s most prestigious research centres: the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, and the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Singapore. He is an international authority on molecular mechanisms of hormone action. Recent emphasis in his laboratory has focused on the role of endogenously produced growth hormone in the mammary epithelial cell which leads to breast cancer. He heads the Liggins Institute’s Molecular Endocrinology and Cancer Research group and in 2007 was appointed New Zealand’s first Professor of Breast Cancer Research. The purpose of the prestigious professorial Chair, funded by The Breast Cancer Research Trust, is to build a team of researchers concentrating on research into breast cancer that may lead to treatments and prevention of the disease.

Dr Jo Perry BSc (Hons), PhD

Research Fellow

Jo Perry is a molecular biologist investigating the biology of breast cancer. Jo completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Auckland and her Doctoral studies at the Institute of Cancer Research in London. Following a Postdoctoral position at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne, she returned to Auckland and is currently working on the role of autocrine (localised) human growth production in the mammary gland and its role in the development and progression of breast cancer.

Dr Deborah M Sloboda, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD

Research Fellow

Deborah Sloboda is a fetal physiologist who did her PhD at the University of Toronto focusing on the fetal hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal axis and the effects of stress hormones during pregnancy on fetal pancreatic development. In 2001 she received a fellowship from the Women's and Infants' Research Foundation, where she became the Forrest Fetal Fellow at The University of Western Australia. Here, Dr Sloboda continued her investigations on fetal endocrine development and established a new research platform involving a prospective cohort study investigating the prenatal origins of reproductive disorders and the onset of puberty in adolescent girls. In 2006 Dr Sloboda joined the Liggins Institute where her interest in fetal physiology continues, investigating fetal pancreatic development. She maintains ties with Australia through her prospective study in adolescent girls and now at the Liggins includes investigations on the effects of maternal nutrition on reproductive development of the offspring.