Colin Brown is a professor in the Department of Physiology at the University of Otago where he leads a research team investigating brain regulation of peripheral physiology with a particular focus on the central control of hormones important for birth and cardiovascular system function. He is also a member of the University’s Brain Health Research Centre and Centre for Neuroendocrinology as well as an associate investigator in the Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery. Colin completed his PhD at the University of Glasgow as well as postdoctoral positions at the University of Edinburgh and McGill University before moving to a faculty position at Otago in 2005.
Colin serves as an editor for Comprehensive Physiology (run by the American Physiological Society) and Journal of Neuroendocrinology (run by the British Society for Neuroendocrinology). He is a Past-President of the Physiological Society of New Zealand and of the Otago Medical School Research Society. He serves on the Board of the General Assembly of the International Union of Physiological Sciences, the Council of the Federation of Asian and Oceanian Physiological Societies and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand.