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27th March 1955, Adelaide, South Australia
University of Melbourne
MB BS (1978), FRACP (1987), PhD (1990)
Paediatric Registrar (1984); Clinical Assistant in Endocrinology (1986-1987; Honorary Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics 2014 -
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 -
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
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.
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.