Rodda, Christine

  • Chris RoddaChristine Rodda2Date and place of birth: 

    27th March 1955, Adelaide, South Australia

    University attended; 

    University of Melbourne

    Academic qualifications:

    MB BS (1978), FRACP (1987), PhD (1990)

    Positions held in The Royal Children's Hospital:

    Paediatric Registrar (1984); Clinical Assistant in Endocrinology (1986-1987; Honorary Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics 2014 - 

    Positions held elsewhere:

    Head, Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Monash Medical Centre 1999 – 2012
    Associate Professor Paediatrics, Melbourne Medical School – Western Campus 2012 -
    Sunshine Hospital (0.5 EFT); Paediatric Endocrinologist, Western Health (0.25 EFT) 2013 -

    Summary of Professional Achievements:

    Nearly 30 years of clinical experience in paediatric endocrinology

    Past President of the Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group (APEG) 1999 – 2001:   and APEG Treasurer:   1995 – 1999; 

    Major areas of research and clinical expertise include genetic disorders of calcium and vitamin D metabolism and metabolic bone disease, vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy, infancy and childhood and vitamin D deficiency in autoimmune disorders, specifically Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, and osteopenia of prematurity

    Outside The Royal Children's Hospital (including non-medical interests)

    Professional Interests and and ongoing research activities:

    In 1998 she was an associate Investigator with A/Professor Garry Warne and Dr Danuta Loesch on project entitled “Effects of genomic imprinting of X-linked loci on psychological and physical phenotype in Turner Syndrome”.

    In 2006 she was awarded a “DART Grant” Re-engaging “lost to follow up" adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) managed in a tertiary setting.

    In 2008 She was an associate Investigator with Chief Investigator Anne-Louise Ponsonby on a project  entitled  “Investigating low sun exposure and other possible early life determinants of  type 1 diabetes mellitus”.

    She has been the recipient of many awards and grants for these and numerous other research projects.

    She is currently Co-Chair of the Diabetes Australia Research Trust (DART) Review Panel and a member of the APEG Bone and Mineral Sub-Committee. She is also a member of the APEG Diabetes Sub-Committee and of the Medical Advisory Committee Executive, Diabetes Camps Victoria.

    Extra-curricular Interests:

    Amateur singer:  Lyric Soprano (current teacher:  Miss Margaret Haggart);  Choir member of Melbourne Bach Choir and Melbourne Bach Choir Chamber Choir;  Choir member and soloist at local Anglican Church (St. Mary’s, North Melbourne), and soloist at occasional social events.   Chorister and soloist at St Mary’s Kerrisdale, Vancouver B.C ( 9.1.05 – 29.05.05) and Richmond (B.C.) Community Choir (1.2.05 – 12.5.05)

    Also opera, sacred music, bush walking, gardening, preserving and travel.