2012 Speakers

Gary Leong
Associate Professor Gary Leong is a staff specialist in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at Mater Children’s Hospital where he has clinical and research interests in children with growth disorders and obesity. He is also an adjunct scientist within the Obesity Research Centre at The Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The university of Queensland.

Ohn Nunyt
Ohn is a Paediatric Endocrinologist working in Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. He is also a part- time PhD student at The University of Queensland studying energy metabolism in children with Prader Willi syndrome.He has published his research in Prader Willi syndrome in peer reviewed journals.

Robyn Mallett
Robyn Mallett is a Credentialled Diabetes Educator and a Nurse Practitioner.  She has completed her postgraduate certificate in Diabetes Education as well as two Master Degree’s from the University of Queensland: Masters of Nursing Practitioner Studies and a Masters of Applied Science (Clinical Exercise Science). Currently Robyn is working for Metro North Primary & Community Health Services - Diabetes Service.  She has been recognized at a District Executive Director’s level for being a driver of the integration of evidence based care into practice through the implementation of self-management pilot programs within type 1 adolescents and adults & type 2 arenas, resulting in a standardization of client self-management education with excellent clinical results.  Robyn’s passion lies with adolescent’s who have type 1 diabetes. Robyn Mallett is a Credentialled Diabetes Educator and a Nurse Practitioner. She has completed her postgraduate certificate in Diabetes Education as well as two Master Degree’s from the University of Queensland: Masters of Nursing Practitioner Studies and a Masters of Applied Science (Clinical Exercise Science). Currently Robyn is working for Metro North Primary & Community Health Services - Diabetes Service.  She has been recognized at a District Executive Director’s level for being a driver of the integration of evidence based care into practice through the implementation of self-management pilot programs within type 1 adolescents and adults & type 2 arenas, resulting in a standardization of client self-management education with excellent clinical results.  Robyn’s passion lies with adolescent’s who have type 1 diabetes.

David Gillespie
David Gillespie, B.Com, LLB, LLM, is a former corporate lawyer and author of three bestselling, but highly controversial, books on health and nutrition, Sweet Poison, The Sweet Poison Quit Plan and most recently Big Fat Lies."

Janet Franklin
Janet Franklin is a senior clinical dietitian at Metabolism and Obesity Services RPA hospital.  She completed her PhD in childhood obesity that looked at the interaction between self perception, weight and psychosocial issues. She is currently the research coordinator, senior clinician and acting Manager of Metabolism and Obesity Services.  She founded and chaired for 10 years the DAA State/National Obesity Interest Group and was involved with the DAA evidence based guidelines for the management of overweight and obesity and the current revision of these guidelines.  She has recently been the co-chair of the NSW Greater Metropolitan Clinical Task Force (now known as the Agency for Clinical Innovation) for obesity and is a Council Member of the Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS). She lectures on obesity management at both the University of Sydney and Wollongong and has been involved in training international doctors on obesity management and clinic construction.  She was invited to consult to the Optifast board and was involved in the writing of the medical guidelines for the use of Optifast.  Janet has been an invited speaker on the topic of obesity at both national and international conferences.

Jane Zimmerman
Jane Zimmerman is a Psychologist working in the Diabetes and Endocrine Outpatients Department and the Physiotherapy Outpatients Multi Disciplinary Service at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. She holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology and has spent the last three years specialising in health behaviour change, assisting patients improve their emotional and physical health and quality of life. She works primarily with patients with morbid obesity, diabetes, endocrine conditions, chronic pain and other chronic lifestyle diseases.

Tricia O'Moore Sullivan
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 recently appointed as the Co-Chair of the Queensland Health Statewide Diabetes Clinical Network and the Type 1 Diabetes Working Group. On both campuses she works in multidisciplinary teams caring for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and other complex endocrine diseases.  At the PAH, Trisha heads a multi-disciplinary obesity clinic and 2007 she established an Adult Prader-Willi clinic  after several years of consulting at the Adolescent PWS clinic at the Mater Children’s Hospital.  Trisha is also a senior lecturer at the University of Queensland and is involved in the teaching and training of medical, nursing and pharmacy students.  Her research interest is cardiovascular complications of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Trisha is actively involved in teaching, mentoring and examining medical students, residents and physician trainees and has been a local examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians since 2003.

Jacqueline Curran
Dr Jacqueline Curran is a Paediatric Endocrinologist and research fellow at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) and a Senior lecturer in Paediatrics, Notre Dame University. Dr Curran studied pre-clinical medicine at The University of St Andrews, Scotland and undertook her clinical studies through Manchester University, England. She trained in Paediatrics at The Women's and Children's hospital Adelaide and PMH. In addition to her paediatric endocrinology training at PMH she has undertaken a fellowship in Type 2 diabetes in indigenous youth at the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Canada. Dr Curran is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Western Australia studying the effect of a novel treatment for weight loss in obese adolescents.

Ian Martin
Dr Martin is a General, Hepatobiliary and Upper GI Surgeon. His portfolio includes laparoscopic surgery for hernia, reflux, obesity and gallstones. He specialises in malignancies of the oesophagus, stomach, liver and pancreas. Dr Martin received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Queensland and is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Dr Martin was formerly a Consultant Senior Lecturer in the Department of Surgery at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, Scotland. Since 1998, he has been a Consultant Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and Upper GI Surgeon at the Princess Alexandra and The Wesley Hospitals


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