A Scientific and Operations Group (GSOP) advises on and supports the activities of Grafton Clinical Genomics, particularly from its knowledge of new research trends and opportunities from a national and international perspective.

GSOP reports directly to the Head of the School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and the Director of the Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, who have ultimate responsibility for the strategic and operational activities of Grafton Clinical Genomics.


The membership of GSOP is:




Professor Peter Browett

Clinical Director, Grafton Clinical Genomics (RCPA membership or equivalent; requirement for IANZ accreditation)


Professor Frank Bloomfield

Director, Liggins Institute


Professor Andrew Shelling

Associate Dean Research, Faculty Medical & Health Sciences (FMHS)


Dr Justin O’Sullivan

Associate Director Research, Liggins Institute


Eric Thorstensen

Lab Manager, Liggins Institute


Megan Putterill

Auckland Academic Health Alliance  

Professor Cris Print

Head of School Medical Sciences (Nominee)


Professor Stefan Bohlander

Head of Department Molecular Medicine and Pathology (Nominee)


Neil Van de Water

Senior Scientist, Molecular Haematology Laboratory, Lab Plus, Auckland District Health Board


Mark Greenslade

Technical Head, Diagnostic Genetics, Lab Plus, Auckland District Health Board


Phillip Shepherd

 Business Development Manager, Grafton Clinical Genomics (and Tissue Bank Manager)


Bruce Rattray

Group Services Manager or nominee,  School of Medical Sciences, FMHS


Purvi Kakadiya

Manager, Grafton Clinical Genomics



Head of School Biological Sciences or nominee