Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, University Auckland, New Zealand, 1976. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University Auckland, New Zealand, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, University Oxford, England, 1982.
Pediatric house officer, registrar Auckland Hospital Board, New Zealand, 1983-1986. Locum neonatologist Waikato Women's Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand, 1986-1987. Senior lecturer, associate professor pediatrics University Auckland, 1989-1997, head of fetal physiology group, Research Center Development Medicine, since 1997.
Visiting assistant professor Cardiovascular Research Institute University California, San Francisco, 1987-1989. Member assessing committees for multiple research funding bodies.
Fellow Royal Australasian College Physicians, Royal Society New Zealand. Member Officers of New Zealand Order of Merit, Perinatal Society of Australia & New Zealand (president 2001-2003), Perinatal Society of New Zealand (president 1994-1997), Perinatal Research Society.