Areas of research expertise: Type 1 Diabetes and exercise physiology
Wayne began working at the Telethon Kids Institute in 2012 and is currently a PhD candidate and research assistant for the Children’s Diabetes Centre.
Wayne’s PhD program involves investigating the blood glucose response to different types of exercise in order to determine the best ways to manage blood glucose levels during exercise for people living with Type 1 Diabetes. Wayne is also responsible for the exercise testing components of other research studies conducted within the Centre.
BSc/BCA (Statistics, Applied Statistics and Marketing), PhD candidate
Following undergraduate education in New Zealand, Matt started work as a biostatistician with the University of Western Australia in 2008, working in the field of genetic epidemiology with data from a number of large Western Australian cohort studies.
Matt joined the Telethon Kids Institute in 2010 and has been involved in a variety of studies across different health-related outcomes, predominately with a focus on epidemiology (including population-based cohort studies) and clinical research (including clinical trials). These projects have involved varied statistical modelling techniques including the modelling of complex longitudinal data. Matt's own research has made extensive use of the Statewide hospitalisation data made available through the Western Australian Data Linkage Branch.
Currently, he is working towards a Doctorate of Philosophy characterising the co-morbidities and complications associated with paediatric Type 1 Diabetes within a modern clinical setting, with a focus on identifying patients at increased risk for the development of co-morbidities to inform the targeting of interventions.
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Dr Vinutha B Shetty
MBBS, DCH, DNB, MD, FRACP
Areas of research expertise: Diabetes and exercise research
Dr Vinutha Shetty got her medical degree from Mysore Medical College, India and specialised in Paediatrics from Lokamanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, India. After completing her training in paediatrics, she worked in Kasturba Medical College in India and New Medical Centre Hospital in Abu Dhabi. She arrived in Perth in 2007 and completed her training in paediatric endocrinology. Currently, while working as a consultant, she is doing her PhD from the University of Western Australia in the field of exercise and Type 1 Diabetes focusing on glucose requirements to prevent hypoglycaemia during exercise.
During her training program, Dr Shetty was awarded several research awards, including the prestigious trainee research award from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2013 and Australian Paediatric Endocrine Group Young Investigator Award in 2014. Dr Shetty will be coordinating a number of studies related to exercise and diabetes using insulin clamp techniques.
Dr Jacqueline Curran
BSc, MBChB, FRACP
Dr 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.