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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Contact details

Primary office location

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

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