Dr Colin Hutchison is a Consultant Nephrologist at Renal Unit at Hawke’s Bay District Health Board based in New Zealand, where he also serves as Medical Director for the Acute and Medical Directorates. He is originally from England and went to University in Leicester to study medicine. He then went on to train in Nephrology in the West Midlands and completed a PhD at the University of Birmingham, UK. During the last decade, he has established research programmes in the fields of myeloma kidney and chronic haemodialysis. Additionally, he has also run research studies in the areas of diabetic nephropathy, chronic kidney disease, transplantation and intensive care.