Michael Collins


Nephrologist & Transplant Physician, Auckland District Health Board
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland

Dr Michael Collins is a Nephrologist and Transplant Physician at Auckland District Health Board, and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland.

He completed Nephrology training in Auckland and Adelaide, and then undertook a PhD in transplant immunology at the University of Adelaide. His research interests now focus on clinical trials of interventions to improve outcomes for patients with chronic kidney disease, particularly in kidney transplantation. He was awarded a Jacquot Research Establishment Fellowship by the RACP in 2017, and has subsequently been awarded grants by the Health Research Council of NZ and the Medical Research Future Fund. His major current research activity involves co-leading the BEST-Fluids trial, a multi-centre randomised trial of IV fluid therapy in kidney transplantation in collaboration the Australasian Kidney Trials Network (AKTN), the ANZDATA Registry and BEAT-CKD.

He is deputy chair of the AKTN Scientific Committee, the NZ representative on the ANZDATA Advisory Committee, and a senior member of the Research Review (governance) Committee at Auckland DHB. He is a Subject Editor for Nephrology, the official journal of APSN, and frequently peer reviews manuscripts for a range of general and specialist journals.

Michael will be presenting in the AKTN Clinical Trials Symposium on the topic of “Pragmatic Registry-based Trials: Poison or Panacea?”