Prof Hayden McRobbie

Presenting: Friday 6 November

Professor Hayden McRobbie, MB ChB (Otago), PhD (London), FASLM

Hayden is Consultant in Lifestyle Medicine at Lakes District Health Board, with a specialist interest in addiction, obesity and child wellbeing. He is also based, one day a week, at Tipu Ora where he works alongside the Stop Smoking Service. Hayden graduated with his medical degree from the University of Otago in 1996, a doctorate from the University of London in 2008, and has worked in the field of behavioural medicine for over 20 years. Hayden is Professor in Public Health Interventions at Queen Mary University of London and at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of New South Wales. He is also a Fellow of the Australasian Society for Lifestyle Medicine. In the last decade Hayden has played a key role in Tobacco Control in New Zealand and has acted as the Clinical Champion in Child Obesity for the New Zealand Ministry of Health.


Hayden moved to Rotorua in May 2019. His current work at Lakes DHB includes the prevention and management of Long Term Conditions and child wellbeing with a particular focus on improving outcomes for Māori.

5-6 November 2020, Te Papa, Wellington

© Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ 2020

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