Professor Hunter holds engineering degrees from the University of Auckland and a DPhil (PhD) in Physiology from Oxford University. He is currently Professor of Engineering Science and Director of the Bioengineering Institute at the University of Auckland, and Director of the Medical Technologies CoRE. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society (London and NZ) and is currently President of the International Academy of Medical & Biological Engineering (IAMBE) and Chair-elect of the World Council for Biomechanics. As inaugural Chair of the Physiome Committee of the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) he has been helping to lead the international Physiome Project, which aims to use computational methods for understanding the integrated physiological function of the body in terms of the structure and function of tissues, cells and proteins, and has been developing the standards (CellML and FieldML) to facilitate reproducible multi-scale modeling.