Meet the Research Team

Dr Kirstine Bell
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Principal Investigator
Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney

 

Dr Kirstine Bell is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Credentialled Diabetes Educator with a PhD in the mealtime insulin dosing in type 1 diabetes from the University of Sydney, Australia. 

 

Following her PhD, Kirstie undertook Post-doc research positions with the Joslin Diabetes Center & Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA and the Hunter Medical Research Institute, Newcastle to continue her research.

 

Kirstie is currently an NHMRC Research Fellow at the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney.  She is the recipient of the DAA Joan Woodhill Prize for Excellence in Research and her work has been incorporated into International Diabetes guidelines including the American Diabetes Associations’ Standards of Medical Care.  She is the DAA National Diabetes Interest Group Convenor and sits on the Program Organising Committee for the ADS-ADEA Annual Scientific Meeting.

Professor Jennie Brand-Miller

Professor of Human Nutrition

Charles Perkins Centre,

University of Sydney, Australia

Professor Brand-Miller's research focuses on nutrition and diabetes and she is known around the world for her work on the glycemic index (or GI) of carbohydrate foods and its role in health. She has published over 400 scientific publications and was appointed a member of the Order of Australia in 2011.

Assistant Professor Garry Steil

PhD (Physiology and Biophysics)

MSc Electrical Engineering

Boston Childrens Hospital &

Harvard Medical School, USA

Dr. Steil’s research focuses on using mathematical models to understand how the body controls blood glucose  levels and derives insulin dosing strategies for individuals with type 1 diabetes. His initial research in this area was targeted toward developing an artificial pancreas.

Professor  Stephen Twigg

MBBS(Hons I), PhD(Syd), FRACP

Head of Dept. Diabetes & Endocrinology

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Sydney, Australia

Professor Twigg is an Endocrinologist  and translational researcher, with over 20 years clinical experience.  His research focuses on improving diabetes management and prevention of  related complications.  He has published more than 140 scientific publications, with over 6,000 citations.

The Team

Professor Greg Fulcher

MBBS, MD, FRACP

Royal North Shore Hospital

Sydney, Australia

Professor Fulcher is an Endocrinologist with over 40 years of clinical experience. He is internationally recognised for his type 1 diabetes clinical research into glycemic control. He has over 140 publications and over 2,000 citations.  He has received the Order of Australia metal for his service to medicine and diabetes in 2017. 

Dr Sally Duke

MBBS(Hons), FRACP, MIPH

Royal North Shore Hospital

Sydney, Australia

Dr. Duke is an Endocrinologist at Royal North Shore Hospital with expertise in Type 1 Diabetes and insulin pump therapy. She has a particular interest in young adult clinics for people living with Type 1 Diabetes and also has a passion for international public health.

Kylie Alexander

BSc, MNutrDiet,

CDE, Grad Cert Diab Edn

Royal North Shore Hospital

Sydney, Australia

Kylie is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and Credentialled Diabetes Educator. She works at Royal North Shore Hospital and in private practice in Sydney where she gives tailored nutritional advice to those living with all types of diabetes including Type 1, Type 2 and gestational. 

Associate Professor Marg McGill

RN/CDE

Manager of RPAH Diabetes Centre

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Sydney, Australia

Marg was appointed Australia’s first paediatric diabetes educator in 1978 and is the Manager of the Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) Hospital Diabetes Centre. She has published over 26 journal articles and 11 book chapters on diabetes. She was awarded the Order of Australia metal for her contribution to diabetes.

Professor Jencia Wong

PhD, FRACP

Director of Research RPAH

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Sydney, Australia

Professor Wong is an Endocrinologist and the Director of Research at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. She has published over 33 articles and has a particular interest in youth living with Diabetes. 

Dr Kate Marsh

PhD, MNutrDiet,

BSc, Grad Cert Diab Edn & Mgt

Northside Nutrition & Dietetics

Sydney, Australia

Kate is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and Credentialled Diabetes Educator.  She works in private practice in Sydney where she specialises in supporting individuals with type 1 diabetes.  Kate has also personally lived with type 1 diabetes since the age of 10.