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Margaret June SPARROW  DCNZM  MBE

BSc (VUW) 1956, MB ChB (Otago) 1963, DipVen Soc Apoth (Lond) 1976, FACSHP 1991, Hon DSc (VUW) 1993, FRANZCOG (Hon) 1998

Born Inglewood, Taranaki 26 Jun 1935

Margaret Sparrow

Educated at Waitara District High School and New Plymouth Girls' High School

Research assistant, Department of Surgery, Otago Medical School 1957

HS / HP, Hawera Hospital 1964

Child Health Medical Officer, New Plymouth 1965 - 1969

Medical Officer, Student Health, VUW 1969 - 1981

Sabbatical leave 1975 - 1976 to London and Bombay

Visiting Venereologist, Wellington Hospital 1977 - 1999. Acting Head of Service 28/5/1992 - 9/1/1995.

Medical Officer, Family Planning Clinic 1971 - 1987. Medical Director from 1976. On her retirement, the clinic was renamed the Margaret Sparrow Centre.

Reappointed Acting Medical Director 1989 - 1991, since when she has been Medical Training Officer and Clinic Supervisory Doctor.

Inaugural operating doctor at the Parkview Clinic 1980. Made redundant in 1998.

photograph courtesy Margaret Sparrow
Last updated 29 October 2016.