Local Speakers

The Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) and the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) are pleased to announce the following invited local speakers ...

Further details - and more speakers will be announced soon!



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    Peter Abraham

    Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice, VIC

    Dr Peter Abraham DPsych (Clinical), BEducation, Grad. Dip. Student Welfare. MAPS....Read More>>

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    David Allen

    University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW

    Dr David Allen MBBS(Hons), DPH, FAFOEM is a specialist in occupational and environmental medicine and Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales....Read More>>

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    Kirstie Bell

    The University of Sydney, NSW

    Kirstie is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Diabetes Educator and is currently completing her PhD at the University of Sydney with Professor Jennie Brand-Miller. ...Read More>>

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    Jennie Brand-Miller

    University of Sydney, NSW

    Professor Jennie Brand-Miller (AM, PhD, FAIFST, FNSA, MAICD) holds a Personal Chair in Human Nutrition in the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise and Eating Disorders and the School of Molecular Bioscience, at the University of Sydney.  She studies food......Read More>>

  • h. bridgman

    Heather is Clinical Health Psychologist based in Launceston, Tasmania. She has previously worked within a multidisciplinary diabetes center in rural North West Tasmania, for the Divisions of General Practice in Newcastle NSW, the Department of Corrective Services, NSW and in......Read More>>

  • Roger

    Roger Chen is Director of Diabetes Services and Senior Staff Specialist in the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism in Concord Hospital with clinical interests in general endocrinology, osteoporosis and diabetes.  He is Clinical Associate Professor in Medicine at the University......Read More>>

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    Wah Cheung

    Westmead Hospital and University of Sydney, NSW

    Dr Cheung is the immediate past President of the Australian Diabetes Society, and a past Chairperson of the National Association of Diabetes Centres, and the National Diabetes in Pregnancy Advisory Committee to the Commonwealth....Read More>>

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    Don Chisholm

    St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, UNSW and the Garvan Institute, Sydney, NSW

    DON CHISHOLM MB, BS, FRACP, AODon Chisholm has been involved in diabetes research and clinical practice for more than 45 years and has published over 250 papers, recent annual citation rate over 600.He is Professor of Endocrinology at St Vincent's......Read More>>

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    Ruth Colagiuri

    The University of Sydney, NSW

    Associate Professor Ruth ColagiuriDirector Health and Sustainability, Menzies Centre for Health PolicyThe University of SydneyRuth Colagiuri has worked extensively in diabetes clinical care, patient education, health services research, and health policy....Read More>>

  • Stephen Colagiuri
    Stephen Colagiuri

    The Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders

    Stephen Colagiuri is the Professor of Metabolic Health at the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise and Eating Disorders at the University of Sydney....Read More>>

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    Peter Colman

    Royal Melbourne Hospital, VIC

    Peter is Director, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Royal Melbourne Hospital.  His clinical duties include organisation of Diabetes and Endocrinology Outpatient clinics, Diabetes Centre and the inpatient care and referral service at Royal Melbourne Hospital.  ...Read More>>

  • Jennifer Conn

    Royal Melbourne Hospital

    Dr Jennifer Conn graduated in medicine from The University of Melbourne and subsequently undertook specialist training in diabetes and endocrinology at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, and The Middlesex and University College London Hospitals in London....Read More>>

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    Greg Cooney

    Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, NSW

    Gregory J. Cooney BSc(Hons) PhD...Read More>>

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    Maria Craig

    Children’s Hospital Westmead; St George Hospital; and NHMRC Practitioner Fellow at University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW

    Associate Professor Maria Craig, MBBS PhD FRACP MMed(ClinEpid)Maria is a Paediatric Endocrinologist and at the Children’s Hospital Westmead and St George Hospital, and a NHMRC Practitioner Fellow (University of Sydney).Her major research focus is childhood diabetes, including its epidemiology and......Read More>>

  • Peter Croll
    Peter Croll

    Peter Croll and Associates

    Dr Peter Croll is a research leader in Health Informatics with over 30 years’ experience in ICT serving both industry and academia. He has held professorships at four Australian Universities, and led research groups focussing on Trustworthy IT systems for eHealth....Read More>>

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    Emily D'Amico

    Diabetes Australia – Vic, Melbourne, VIC

    Emily D’Amico, Team Leader - Aboriginal and Cultural Diversity Program...Read More>>

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    Timothy Davis

    University of Western Australia

    TIMOTHY DAVIS is a Winthrop Professor of Medicine at the University of Western Australia. His clinical and research work is based at Fremantle Hospital. He has had research interests in diabetes since 1978....Read More>>

  • Trisha Dunning
    Trisha Dunning AM

    Deakin University and Barwon Health, Geelong, VIC

    Trisha is Chair in Nursing and Director Centre for Nursing and Allied Health Research and is a credentialed diabetes educator.  Trisha is an active member of many local, national and international committees:, these include being a Vice President of the......Read More>>

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    Jeff Flack

    Diabetes Centre Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital. Sydney, NSW

    Associate Professor Jeff Flack MBBS FRACP MMJeff is the Senior Staff Specialist Endocrinologist and Director, Diabetes Centre Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital....Read More>>

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    Ian Gillespie

    Type 1 DM patient and is a co-developer of RapidCalc, an iPhone dosing app.

    Ian Gillespie was diagnosed as a Type 1 DM patient over 30 years ago and is a co-developer of RapidCalc, an iPhone dosing app that was first released to the Australian market in 2010....Read More>>

  • Jerry Greenfield
    Jerry Greenfield

    Diabetes Centre, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW

    Associate Professor Jerry Greenfield graduated with MB BS (Hons 1) BSc (Med) in 1995 from the University of New South Wales, Australia....Read More>>

  • A. Harding

    Dr Anton Harding is a consultant paediatrician and paediatric endocrinologist. He has worked in the Paediatrics Department for the last 23 years at Austin Health and has an appointment at the Royal Children's Hospital....Read More>>

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    Tony Holland

    University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, NSW

    Dr Tony Holland is a Senior Lecturer in Organisational Learning and Human Resource Development in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney....Read More>>

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    Nick Hopwood

    University of Technology, Sydney, NSW

    Nick Hopwood is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Technology, Sydney, and an Honorary Research Fellow of Oxford University Department of Education. He has been researching learning for over a decade, and in recent years has focused on......Read More>>

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    Fang-Xu Jiang

    University of Western Australia, Perth, WA

    Assoc Prof Fang-Xu Jiang is the Head of Islet Cell Development Program, the University of Western Australia and has extensive experience in medical research both in Australia and overseas....Read More>>

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    Tom Kay

    St Vincent's Institute, Melbourne, VIC

    Professor Tom Kay is the Director of St Vincent's Institute in Melbourne. As a clinician-scientist with expertise in endocrinology and clinical immunology, he leads a group working on the immunology of type 1 diabetes....Read More>>

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    Anthony Keech

    The University of Sydney

    Anthony Keech, Professor of Medicine, Cardiology and Epidemiology at the University of Sydney and deputy director of the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, is an internationally known researcher in the field of cardiovascular clinical trials....Read More>>

  • David Kennaway
    David Kennaway

    NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Robinson Institute, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA

    Professor David Kennaway is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide where he heads the Circadian Physiology Laboratory in the Robinson Institute. His main research interests centre on understanding the physiological consequences of the disrupted circadian rhythmicity......Read More>>

  • Katherine Kibbey
    Katherine Kibbey

    Monash University

     - BMedSci, MBBS (hons), FRACP - Monash Health, Melbourne. Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Monash University, Melbourne...Read More>>

  • Bronwyn Kingwell
    Bronwyn Kingwell

    NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, VIC

    Professor Bronwyn Kingwell, BSc(Hons), PhD (Uni Melb)Professor Bronwyn Kingwell is a NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, and at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute is Executive Director, Science Policy, Program Leader for Human Physiology and Behavioural Science and also leads......Read More>>

  • B. Knight

    Brigid Knight is a Dietitian/Diabetes Educator at the Queensland Diabetes Centre in Mater Health Services, South Brisbane....Read More>>

  • Tim Lambert
    Tim Lambert

    The University of Sydney

    Tim Lambert is Professor of Psychiatry at Concord Clinical School at The University of Sydney in Australia. He also holds an appointment as Head of Schizophrenia Treatment and Outcomes Research at the Brain & Mind Research Institute in Sydney....Read More>>

  • Robert Lee-Young

    Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, VIC

    Dr. Lee-Young is a NHMRC Career Development Fellow, and Group Leader in the Cellular and Molecular Metabolism Laboratory at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. Following PhD studies with Prof....Read More>>

  • Jayne Lehmann Photo

    Jayne Lehmann is a clinician, educator, consultant, author and researcher whose diabetes management and education skills are nationally recognised. Self employed for the past 17 years, Jayne uses her 27 years of experience as a Credentialled Diabetes Educator to update......Read More>>

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    Kirsty Lembke

    NPS MedicineWise, Sydney, NSW

    Kirsty Lembke has worked at NPS MedicineWise since 2010 as a Senior Program Officer in the Program Implementation team. Within this team, Kirsty has been involved in the design, development and delivery of educational resources for health professionals....Read More>>

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    George Margelis

    Physician Informaticist with a passion for improving healthcare using information technology, Sydney, NSW

    Dr George Margelis MBBS M.Optom GCEBusGeorge is a medical practitioner who has been deeply involved in technology for the last 30 years. Originally trained as an optometrist, graduating in 1982, he started tinkering with computers in 1981 when he bought......Read More>>

  • Kate Marsh
    Kate Marsh

    Northside Nutrition & Dietetics, Sydney, NSW

    Dr Kate Marsh, AdvAPD, CDE, PhDKate is an Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Credentialled Diabetes Educator who works in private practice in Sydney.  She is co-convenor of the DAA National Diabetes Interest Group, a board member for Diabetes Counselling Online,......Read More>>

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    Sean McGee

    Deakin University, Melbourne, VIC

    Dr McGee is a NHMRC Career Development Fellow at the Metabolic Research Unit, School of Medicine, at Deakin University. He completed PhD studies with Prof. Mark Hargreaves at Deakin University....Read More>>

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    Margaret McGill AM

    Sydney Medical School and Sydney Nursing School, University of Sydney, NSW

    Marg McGill is an Adjunct Associate Professor with the Sydney Medical School and Sydney Nursing School, University of Sydney.  She was appointed Australia’s first paediatric diabetes educator in 1978.   She received her Master of Science in Medicine in 2001.She has......Read More>>

  • John Mercer
    John Mercer

    Registered Psychologist, Behavioural Health Consultant Launceston, Tasmania

    John Mercer completed his Masters in Psychology at Monash University in 2002. He has significant experience working with adolescents in a variety of professional roles including Child Protection, Juvenile Justice and Residential Care programs. He has been a registered practicing......Read More>>

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    George Muscat

    Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, QLD

    George Muscat is a Professorial Research, and Vice Chancellor’s Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, and an affiliate of the School of Biomedical Sciences. He completed his undergraduate and graduate training at the University of Sydney....Read More>>

  • Steve Nicholls
    Stephen Nicholls

    South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute; Royal Adelaide Hospital; & University of Adelaide, SA

    Stephen Nicholls MBBS PhD FRACP FACC FESC FAHA FCSANZ...Read More>>

  • Chris Nolan
    Christopher Nolan

    Australian National University Medical School

    Christopher Nolan is the Director of Diabetes Services in the ACT and a Professor of Endocrinology at the Australian National University Medical School. His main clinical and research interests relate to diabetes, including diabetes in pregnancy....Read More>>

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    Richard O'Brien

    University of Melbourne, Austin Health, Melbourne, VIC

    Associate Professor Richard O’Brien is Clinical Dean of Medicine and Chair, Academic Centre, at the University of Melbourne, Austin Health.  He is Director of the Lipid Service and a senior endocrinologist at the Austin Hospital....Read More>>

  • Phil OConnell
    Philip O'Connell

    University of Sydney at Westmead Hospital, Sydney, NSW

    Philip O'Connell is a Clinical Professor in Medicine, University of Sydney at Westmead Hospital.  He is director of transplantation and medical director of the National Pancreas Transplant Unit....Read More>>

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    Trisha O’Moore-Sullivan

    Mater Adults Hospital

    Trisha O’Moore-Sullivan is the Director of Endocrinology at the Mater Adult Hospital and a Senior Staff Endocrinologist at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. She is also the Director of Advanced Training at the Mater and was appointed as the Co-Chair of......Read More>>

  • J. Overland

    Jane holds a Clinical Chair with The School of Nursing, The University of Sydney. She has worked in chronic disease management for over 20 years and was Australia's first Nurse Practitioner specialising in Type 1 diabetes....Read More>>

  • Mike Porter

    Michael Porter is an experienced Registered Nurse and Credentialed Diabetes educator. Areas of expertise include: Indigenous health, Insulin pump therapy, Insulin titration, public speaking and all areas of diabetes management. ...Read More>>

  • Simon Rosenbaum
    Simon Rosenbaum

    George Institute for Global Health and Sydney University, Sydney, NSW

    Simon Rosenbaum is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) and final year PhD student from the George Institute for Global Health and Sydney University. Simon’s PhD thesis is titled ‘exercise and mental health’ and his research is focused on improving the......Read More>>

  • Glynis Ross
    Glynis Ross

    Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital, Sydney, NSW

    Dr Glynis Ross is Visiting Endocrinologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and Senior Staff Specialist at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital, Sydney. Her major interests are Diabetes in Pregnancy, Type 1 Diabetes, Insulin Pump Therapy and In-patient Diabetes Management.Dr Ross serves on State......Read More>>

  • Tony Russell
    Anthony Russell

    Director, Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Princess Alexandra Hospital

    Tony is an Endocrinologist and Director of the Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane. He also currently sits as a Co-Chair of the Statewide Diabetes Clinical Network, Queensland....Read More>>

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    Katherine Samaras

    St Vincent's Hospital. Sydney, Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Australian Centre for Metabolic Health, St Vincent's Campus, Sydney, NSW

    Professor Katherine Samaras MBBS, PhD, FRACPProfessor Samaras is a senior staff specialist in the Department of Endocrinology at St Vincent's Hospital. Sydney, Group Leader, Diabetes and Obesity Clinical Group, Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Director of the Australian Centre......Read More>>

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    Maxine Schlaeppi

    Rockingham Endocrinology & Diabetes Service based at Rockingham General Hospital

    Predominantly Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus since 1989...Read More>>

  • Renza Scibilia
    Renza Scibilia

    Diabetes Australia – Vic

    Renza Scibilia has lived with type 1 diabetes since April 1998. She is a well-known consumer advocate and peer leader for people with diabetes and promotes a patient-centred approach to healthcare, and in the development of diabetes information, resources and technologies....Read More>>

  • Dr. Shapiro qualified in South Africa in 1973 (M. B. Ch B., University of Cape Town.). He has worked in general practice in Australia since 1979....Read More>>

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    Jonathan Shaw

    Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, VIC

    Associate Professor Jonathan Shaw MD FRCP (UK) FRACPAssociate Professor Jonathan Shaw underwent his clinical and research training in the UK, and is currently Associate Director of the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, where he heads the clinical services and......Read More>>

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    Carmel Smart

    John Hunter Children’s Hospital, Newcastle, NSW

    Dr Carmel Smart (APD, PhD) is a Specialist Diabetes Dietitian at the John Hunter Children’s Hospital, Newcastle and is completing Post Doctoral research with the Hunter Medical Research Institute, NSW....Read More>>

  • Ed Stanley
    Ed Stanley

    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, VIC

    Ed Stanley completed his PhD with Ashley Dunn at the Ludwig Institute in Melbourne, working on hematopoietic growth factors and gene targeting in embryonic stem cells....Read More>>

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    Cheryl Steele

    Western Health

    Qualifications:...Read More>>

  • V. Stevenson

    Victoria Stevenson is an RN, RM, health educator, CDE and manages the Diabetes Education Services at Austin Health. She and Anton continue a study of the Psychological Well Being in Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes and they are  members......Read More>>

  • Christine Sullivan
    Christine Sullivan

    University of Western Sydney, Sydney, NSW

    Dr. Christine Sullivan worked in diabetes education and management for nearly twenty five years. For sixteen years she was the Diabetes CNC at the Diabetes Service in Nepean Hospital Penrith NSW....Read More>>

  • Kerry Taylor
    Kerry Taylor

    Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, Flinders NT, Alice Springs, NT

    Kerry is a Senior Lecturer/researcher and currently Deputy Director of the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health & Wellbeing, Alice Springs. Kerry has extensive experience working in Central Australian remote communities with a variety of organizations, including the Centre for Remote......Read More>>

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    Helena Teede

    Monash University; Southern Health; and NHMRC Practitioner Fellow, VIC

    Professor Helena Teede MBBS FRACP PhDProfessor Teede is the Director, Monash Applied Research Stream, School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine - Monash University, Head - Diabetes and Vascular Medicine Unit, Southern Health and a NHMRC Practitioner Fellow.  She is......Read More>>

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    Tony Tiganis

    The University of Melbourne, VIC

    Prof. Tony Tiganis was educated at The University of Melbourne. He completed his PhD with Prof. Bruce E. Kemp, St Vincent’s Institute, Melbourne and undertook post-doctoral training with Prof. Nicholas K....Read More>>

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    Ken Walder

    Deakin University, Melbourne, VIC

    Professor Walder is the Chair of Metabolic Diseases in the School of Medicine and the Molecular and Medical Research SRC. His research focuses on obesity and type 2 diabetes, and in particular the discovery of novel treatments for these diseases....Read More>>

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    Kenneth Walsh

    University of Wollongong and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, Wollongong, NSW

    Professor of Nursing Practice Development, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, the University of Wollongong, New South Wales.Director of the Nursing Development and Research Unit, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.Dr Walsh is the......Read More>>

  • Gerald Watts
    Gerald Watts

    Metabolic Research Centre and Lipid Disorders and Hypertension Clinics; The School of Medicine and Pharmacology Unit (University of Western Australia); and Royal Perth Hospital, WA

    Gerald F Watts DSc MD PhD FRCP FRACP...Read More>>

  • Natalie Wischer
    Natalie Wischer

    Yea Hospital and National Association of Diabetes Centres, VIC

    Natalie Wischer, RN, BN, RM, CDE, Grad Dip Mgmt, Grad Cert Diab Ed.Natalie has been working as a diabetes educator for the last 13 years and her interest in this area stemmed from working 3 years in some of the......Read More>>