Associate Professor Ian John LeGrice

BE, DipTP, BHB, MBChB, PhD (jointly with Physiology)

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Associate Professor - Clinical
Honorary Academic


Ian began his academic career with a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from the University of Auckland, following it with a Diploma of Town Planning (DipTP). He subsequently went on to study Medicine at Auckland, obtaining his Bachelor of Human Biology (BHB), and then a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB). After briefly practicing medicine he returned to the University to obtain a PhD in Physiology.

After his PhD work on structure and electrical activation of the cardiac ventricles at the University of Auckland, Ian did his postdoctoral work on cardiac mechanics with Professor James Covell at the University of California, San Diego. After 2 years at UCSD, Ian returned to a lectureship in the Department of Physiology at the University of Auckland in 1994. In this position, Ian has had significant administrative and teaching roles in the Medical Programme.

Research | Current

Ian continues his research into the relationship between structure and function in the heart as a member of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, closely collaborating with Bruce Smaill. This work has developed from the earlier focus on the normal cardiac function, to investigating the effects of diseases, such as hypertension and myocadial infarction, on cardiac structure and function.

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Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Bear, L. R., LeGrice, I. J., Sands, G. B., Lever, N. A., Loiselle, D. S., Paterson, D. J., ... Smaill, B. H. (2018). How Accurate Is Inverse Electrocardiographic Mapping? A Systematic In Vivo Evaluation. Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology, 11 (5)10.1161/circep.117.006108
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Denis Loiselle, Gregory Sands, Bruce Smaill
  • Caldwell, B. J., Trew, M. L., Le Grice, I., & Smaill, B. (2017). Development of 3D intramural and surface potentials in the LV: microstructural basis of preferential transmural conduction. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 28 (6), 692-701. 10.1111/jce.13207
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Bryan Caldwell, Mark Trew, Bruce Smaill
  • Caldwell, B. J., Trew, M. L., Legrice, I. J., & Smaill, B. H. (2017). Development of 3-D Intramural and Surface Potentials in the LV: Microstructural Basis of Preferential Transmural Conduction.. Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology. 10.1111/jce.13207
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Bryan Caldwell, Mark Trew, Bruce Smaill
  • Ashton, J. L., Le Grice, I. J., Paterson, D. J., Paton, J. F. R., Trew, M. L., Gillis, A. M., & Smaill, B. H. (2017). Shift of dominant pacemaker site during reflex vagal stimulation is the result of propagation failure. Paper presented at Heart Rhythm Society 38th Annual Scientific Sessions, Chicago, USA. 10 May - 13 May 2017. Heart Rhythm. 10.1016/j.hrthm.2017.04.010
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jesse Ashton, David Paterson, Julian Paton, Mark Trew, Bruce Smaill
  • Wilson, A. J., Wang, V. Y., Sands, G. B., Young, A. A., Nash, M. P., & LeGrice, I. J. (2017). Increased cardiac work provides a link between systemic hypertension and heart failure. Physiological Reports, 5 (1)10.14814/phy2.13104
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Gregory Sands, Alistair Young, Martyn Nash, Vicky Wang
  • Ramlugun, G. S., Sands, G. B., Zhao, J., Le Grice, I. J., & Smaill, B. H. (2017). A high resolution bi-atrial optical mapping system for the analysis of arrhythmia in the hypertensive heart. Computing in Cardiology. 10.22489/CinC.2017.108-431
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Bruce Smaill, Girish Ramlugun, Gregory Sands, Jichao Zhao
  • Hasaballa, A. I., Sands, G. B., Wilson, A. J., Young, A. A., Wang, V. Y., LeGrice, I. J., & Nash, M. P. (2017). Three-dimensional quantification of myocardial collagen morphology from confocal images. In M. Pop, G. Wright (Eds.) Functional Imaging and Modelling of the Heart: 9th International Conference, FIMH 2017, Toronto, ON, Canada, June 11-13, 2017, Proceedings, 10263, 3-12. Cham: Springer International Publishing AG. 10.1007/978-3-319-59448-4_1
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Gregory Sands, Alistair Young, Vicky Wang, Martyn Nash
  • Kelch, I. D., Bogle, G., Sands, G. B., Phillips, A. R. J., LeGrice, I. J., & Dunbar, P. R. (2016). 3D visualisation and comprehensive analysis of the conduit network in entire murine lymph nodes. Paper presented at International Congress of Immunology (ICI), Melbourne, AUSTRALIA. 21 August - 26 August 2016. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF IMMUNOLOGY. (pp. 1).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Gib Bogle, Anthony Phillips, Gregory Sands, Inken Kelch, Rod Dunbar


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M&HS BUILDING 503 - Bldg 503
Level 4, Room 401B
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