Professor Liz Davis, Head of Endocrinology and Diabetes at the Perth Children’s Hospital is one of three diabetes leaders to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award from Diabetes Australia.
The Awards were announced on World Diabetes Day, 14 November, to recognise people who have demonstrated outstanding service and support for people with diabetes.
Diabetes Australia CEO Professor Greg Johnson said the recipients had all made wonderful contributions to improving the lives, health and wellbeing of people with diabetes in Australia.
He noted that Professor Davis has built an internationally recognised research program in paediatric diabetes and obesity and played a major role in developing and improving services and support for kids and families affected by diabetes across WA, Australia and internationally.
“Professor Davis has also been a driving force behind the new national Diabetes in Schools Program now being rolled out across Australia and helping over 11,000 children with type 1 diabetes get the support they need to thrive at school,” he said.
The other two recipients of an Outstanding Achievement Award are nursing academic Professor Trish Dunning, and diabetes educator Jan Alford.