Researcher biography

Professor Sue Stott is a Chief Investigator on the CRE, New Zealand lead, a member of the Clinical Trials Theme and Chair of the New Zealand CP Register.

Professor Ngaire (Sue) Stott has a personal chair at the University of Auckland and is Professor of Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery. She is also a practising paediatric orthopaedic surgeon and is Service Clinical Director for Starship Children’s Hospital Paediatric Orthopaedic Department and Chair of the NZ Cerebral Palsy Register Governance Group. Starship Childrens Hospital is the only stand-alone paediatric hospital in New Zealand and acts as a tertiary and quaternary referral centre for children with cerebral palsy.  She therefore has the ability to translate key research findings into clinical practice through strong alliances with key stake-holders within the health sector. In terms of general citation indices, her work has been cited 1546 times. She has received the Gillies medal from the NZ Orthopaedic Assoc. for best paediatric orthopaedic research paper in 1998 and 2008.


Professor Sue Stott has been the Editorial Secretary for the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association from 2006 to 2011 and served as President of the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine from 2007 to 2010. Most recently she has been appointed as an Examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons for an eight year term. Internationally she has served as Chair of the Awards Committee for the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) and as a member of the Treatment Outcomes Committee (AACPDM). Professor Stott has been a grant reviewer for the Health Research Council of NZ; Chair of Musculoskeletal Medicine Review Committee advising Health Workforce (2011-2013) and a member of the Health Innovation Partnership between the National Health Committee and Health Research Council which is prioritising health technologies.


Professor Stott has close links with the Cerebral Palsy Society of New Zealand acting as a consultant to that organisation. She served as Board Member (by Ministerial Appointment) on the Health Research Council of New Zealand for six years (2007 to 2013) and was an Editorial Board Member for the J Bone Joint Surgery (Br) (a premiere orthopaedic journal) 2006 to 2011. She has also represented the NZ Orthopaedic Association on the Board of Surgical Research, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. She currently leads the national gait analysis service for Starship Hospital and continues to enhance the development of the New Zealand Cerebral Palsy Register.


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