Endocrinologist, Sydney, NSW
David is Professor of Medicine, Macarthur Clinical School, Western Sydney University; Director, Endocrinology Department, Campbelltown Hospital; Director, South Western Sydney Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism Translational Research Unit (DOMTRU); Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne and Visiting Professor, University of Örebro, Sweden. He is a previous President of the Australasian Diabetes In Pregnancy Society (ADIPS), is currently on the ADIPS Board and chairs their Clinical Audit Working Group. He has led several trials/studies in diabetes in pregnancy, diabetes prevention, diabetes management and diabetes epidemiology. He has over 300 publications and won several national and international awards for his work on diabetes.
A/Prof Alexis Shub
Obstetrician & MFM Subspecialist, Melbourne, VIC
A/Prof Alexis Shub is an obstetrician and maternal fetal medicine subspecialist at Mercy Hospital for Women in Melbourne. She has research interests in diabetes and obesity in pregnancy. She heads the diabetes clinic at Mercy. She also has a number of roles in medical student teaching and coordination for the University of Melbourne.
Dr Arianne Sweeting is the current President and Chair of ADIPS. She is a staff specialist within the Department of Endocrinology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney; NHMRC Early Career Fellow, Charles Perkins Centre, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney; and Medical Investigator, Boden Clinical Trials Team, University of Sydney. Dr Sweeting is also a clinician researcher affiliated with the Sydney Institute for Women, Children and their Families, Sydney Local Health District. She is Chair of the GDM Diagnostics working group for the international ADA/EASD Precision Medicine in Diabetes Initiative and a member of the ADIPS National Diabetes in Pregnancy Benchmarking Program. Her NHMRC supported PhD on “Risk management in gestational diabetes mellitus” was awarded the ADIPS Graz Clock Award in 2014 and the Sydney Medical School Dean’s Publication Prize in 2016. Dr Sweeting’s primary research interest is in metabolic disease in pregnancy, including gestational diabetes, obesity, bariatric surgery and eating disorders with a focus on precision medicine diagnostics, nutrition interventions and models of care to improve pregnancy outcomes.
Julia Zinga is a Diabetes Dietitian and obtained a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition & Dietetics) from The University of Newcastle in 2001. The majority of Julia’s dietetic career has been in the field of diabetes, providing dietary counselling to people of all ages with diabetes. Since 2014, Julia has worked as Diabetes Dietitian at Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne, specialising in the multidisciplinary diabetes unit to support women with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes who are pregnant or planning pregnancy, and women with gestational diabetes. Julia co-authored a chapter on carbohydrate counting in the ADS Insulin Pump Manual, and she is also the producer of a pictorial resource for carbohydrate estimation, called ‘How much Carb in that?’.
Dr Susan de Jersey is an Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Clinician Research Fellow within Metro North Hospital and Health Service in Queensland. Susan has been providing care to women with diabetes in pregnancy and gestational diabetes in the antenatal clinic at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital for over 15 years. Susan is a clinical leader to a team of dietitians working in antenatal care across Metro North Hospital and Health Service.
Her program of research is focused on clinically relevant perinatal health concerns and translation into clinical practice. She has a national reputation as an expert and leader in maternal health and early life nutrition. Dr de Jersey leads research to generate new knowledge and implement and evaluate changes to routine care that supports women to have a healthy pregnancy and optimise offspring outcomes. She is particularly passionate about the provision of high value, person centred care that is informed by evidence. Susan supervisors undergraduate and post graduate students and leads several research projects area of gestational diabetes and perinatal health.
Dr Rosemary Hall is an Endocrinologist working in general endocrinology and diabetes at Capital and Coast District Health, where she leads the diabetes in pregnancy clinical service for the Wellington Region.
Her PhD, completed in Cambridge, UK, examined the association between dietary protein, energy regulation and metabolic disease. This research used a variety of techniques to measure energy intake, energy expenditure, body composition and metabolic parameters, including highly controlled physiological studies performed in a whole body calorimeter.
She received an HRC feasibility grant (HRC15/513) to investigate long term outcomes of women from the DIP clinic.
Matt is an Endocrinologist at Royal Darwin Hospital, where he is clinical lead for remote diabetes services across the Top End of the Northern Territory. As a clinician-researcher with Menzies School of Health Research, his work focuses on understanding and addressing the intergenerational diabetes epidemic among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. He has a particular interest in epidemiology and data-linkage studies. Matt currently also serves on the NT Diabetes Network Working Group, the International Diabetes Epidemiology Group Symposium Organising Committee, and the Australian Diabetes Society Research Advisory Council.
Dr Tang Wong graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (honours) from the University of NSW in 2003 and undertook Advanced Training in Endocrinology at the Concord Repatriation, Prince of Wales and Bankstown-Lidcombe hospitals. He completed a Master of Philosophy in Medicine at the University of Sydney under the supervision of Professors Ngai-Wah Cheung, Jeffrey Flack and Glynis Ross. His research thesis was titled "The Risk stratification of women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Can we predict adverse outcomes?", exploring the additive roles of glucose, weight and other factors in the development of negative outcomes in pregnancies affected by Gestational Diabetes. Tang is co-head of the Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Bankstown-Lidcombe hospital and Senior VMO at the Prince of Wales hospital. He sits on the editorial board of the Diabetes Management Journal and is a past member of the Medical Education Scientific Advisory Committee.
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Suzie Neylon is the Executive Officer and Company Secretary for the Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society Limited. Suzie took over the management of ADIPS in 2009 bringing with her a background in association management, nursing, science, travel, advertising, promotions and public relations. She completed her Bachelor of Science with Honours in 2004 with a pregnancy based thesis and continues to manage the busy ADIPS secretariat on a part-time basis.
ADIPS Executive Officer
145 Macquarie Street
SYDNEY, NSW 2000
Susan de Jersey
Cecily Foged (Chair)
Susan de Jersey