Clinical Professor, The University of Western Australia Practitioner Fellow, National Health & Medical Research Council Medical Co-Director, Perth Children's Hospital
Areas of research expertise: Diabetes Mellitus, youth, hypoglycaemia and metabolism
Clinical Professor Jones was recently appointed as Medical Co-Director, Perth Children’s Hospital after spending nearly 20 years as the Head of the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Perth Children’s Hospital. The Department cares for all children with diabetes and endocrine disorders in Western Australia, is the only paediatric service designated as a Centre of Excellence by the National Association of Diabetes Centres and has an integrated clinical and research team. He is also Clinical Professor at Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia and Co-Director of the Children’s Diabetes Centre at Telethon Kids Institute.
Professor Jones received his paediatric training in Australia and in the UK, and post-doctoral training at Yale University, USA. Professor Jones has a strong clinical research interest in diabetes, in particular hypoglycaemia, insulin therapy, exercise, technology and complications. He is Co-Director of the NHMRC/JDRF-funded Centre for Research Excellence in Diabetes Translational Research aimed at improving diabetes care and outcomes for children with diabetes and their families. Professor Jones also leads a number of national trials, in particular hybrid closed loop.
Clinical Professor, University of Western Australia Head, Endocrinology and Diabetes department, Perth Children's Hospital Professor, School of Paediatrics and Child Health, The University of Western Australia Head of Chronic Disease research focus area, Telethon Kids Institute, the University of Western Australia
Clinical Professor Davis is an experienced Australian clinical researcher who has built an internationally recognised research program in paediatric diabetes and obesity while maintaining a clinical position in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes. She received paediatric endocrinology training in Perth (prestigious Amy Saw Fellowship from UWA) and Philadelphia (research Fellowship University of Pennsylvania) and received her PhD from UWA.
Professor Davis is the Head of the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Perth Children’s Hospital which is a State-wide service responsible for the care of all children with diabetes and endocrine disorders in Western Australia. She also co-directs the Children’s Diabetes Centre at Telethon Kids Institute, an integrated clinical and research centre with the aim of improving the lives of children with diabetes. The current focus of this program of work is nutrition, exercise and technology. She also leads the Chronic Disease research focus area and is a member of the leadership team at the Telethon Kids Institute and is the immediate past-president of the Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group.
Professor Davis has a strong track record in type 1 and type 2 diabetes with publications in top-ranked international paediatrics, endocrinology and general medical journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Diabetes Care and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.