Professor Peter Hunter
Professor Peter Hunter MNZM is one of New Zealand’s highest-achieving scientists and a global leader in the rapidly developing field of computational physiology.
He is best known for being behind the world’s first anatomically based computer model of the human heart. He is also the Founder and Director of Auckland’s internationally recognised Bioengineering Institute. He is the Co-Chair of the Physiome Committee of the International Union of Physiological Sciences, Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Auckland, Director of Computational Physiology at Oxford University and Director of the Medical Technologies Centre of Research Excellence.
In addition, Peter holds honorary or visiting Professorships at a number of universities around the world and is on the scientific advisory boards of several research institutes across Europe, the US and the Asia-Pacific region. In 2012, Peter received a Lifetime Achievement Award from IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society in the US. In 2010, he was appointed to the New Zealand Order of Merit and in 2009, was awarded the Rutherford Medal.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and of London, among others.