Prof Andrew Hill University of Auckland Auckland, New Zealand

Andrew Hill, as Professor of Surgery and Colorectal Surgeon at the University of Auckland, has established an internationally recognised research group in peri-operative care at Middlemore Hospital in South Auckland, and has made seminal contributions to understanding of the metabolic response to surgery.

He has >350 peer-reviewed publications, most in the areas of peri-operative care or medical education. His work has been published in the top journals in their fields, including JAMA Surgery, Annals of Surgery, and the British Journal of Surgery.

This body of work was recognised by the award of the premier research award of the RACS, the John Mitchell Crouch Fellowship, in 2014 and election to Fellowship of the Royal Society of New Zealand. He is regularly invited to speak at meetings in Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, is a reviewer for >30 journals and reviews for research funding organisations in the Netherlands, UK, Italy, Canada, the USA and Australasia. He serves on seven editorial boards  and is a section editor of the ANZ Journal of Surgery.

He plays a major role in research supervision and leadership. He has supervised over 20 doctoral students. His research students have received >30 awards locally and internationally, including two Fulbright Scholarships. He is an RACS councillor and has acted as scientific convenor of conferences in Australasia, Asia and Europe. He is the President of the ANZ Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.