Lynette Sadleir
Personal information
Full nameLynette Grant Sadleir
NationalityNew Zealander
Born (1963-08-01) 1 August 1963 (age 59)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
Alma materUniversity of Otago
RelativesKatie Sadleir (sister)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Otago, Wellington
ThesisThe electro-clinical features of typical absence seizures in untreated children (2004)
StrokesSynchronized swimming

Lynette Grant Sadleir (born 1 August 1963) is a New Zealand paediatric neurologist and epileptologist, and a former synchronised swimmer and coach.


Born on 1 August 1963 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada,[1] Sadleir competed for New Zealand in synchronised swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. With her sister Katie Sadleir, she finished 12th in the women's duet. She also competed in the women's solo, finishing in 35th place.[1]

After retiring from competition, Sadleir was the synchronised swimming coach for the New Zealand teams at three Commonwealth Games: in 1986, 1990 and 1994.[2]

Sadleir is a paediatric neurologist and epileptologist, and was promoted to full professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at University of Otago, Wellington on 1 February 2019.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b "Lynette Sadleir Olympic Results". Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Profile of Lynette Sadleir". New Zealand Olympic Committee website. Retrieved 12 September 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Professor Lynette Sadleir, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health". University of Otago. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
  4. ^ "University of Otago announces academic promotions". University of Otago. 12 December 2018. Retrieved 29 December 2021.