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ELLIOTT, Robert Bartlett

New Zealand

Died 21st of August 2020

Robert Elliott Death Notice / Obituary originally published: The New Zealand Herald

Sir Robert Bartlett Elliott KNZM (3 January 1934 – 20 August 2020) was an Australian-born New Zealand medical researcher.

Born in AdelaideSouth Australia, on 3 January 1934, Elliott was educated at Adelaide High School. He studied medicine at the University of Adelaide from 1951 to 1956. After working as a house surgeon in Blenheim, New Zealand, he trained in paediatric medicine in Adelaide and DenverColorado. He was appointed as a senior lecturer at Adelaide in 1963, and in 1970 he moved to the University of Auckland School of Medicine as the foundation professor of paediatrics.

In the 1999 New Year Honours, Elliott was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to medical research.

He was promoted to Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, also for services to medical research, in the 2020 Queen's Birthday Honours.

Elliott died on 20 August 2020 at the age of 86.

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Obituary originally published: The New Zealand Herald on 22nd of August 2020

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