Born Inglewood, Taranaki 26 Jun 1935
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