Areas of research expertise: Diabetes and obesity research, insulin pump technology, nutrition and insulin sensitivity.
Dr Martin de Bock qualified from Auckland Medical School in 2002. He is dual trained in general paediatrics and paediatric endocrinology. He worked in several hospitals in Auckland while completing his paediatric training. He recently submitted his PhD thesis which focuses on nutrition and insulin sensitivity.
During his PhD program, Dr de Bock was awarded several research awards, including the prestigious trainee research award from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2012. Dr de Bock recently arrived in Perth and will be coordinating a number of studies using insulin pump technology.
M de Bock, J Derraik, C Brennan, J Biggs, C Morgan, S Hodgkinson, P Hofman, W Cutfield. Olive (Olea europaea L.) leaf polyphenols improve insulin sensitivity in middle-aged overweight men: A randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover trial. Plos One. 2013; 8(3):e57622
M de Bock, J Derraik, C Brennan, J Biggs, G Smith, C Wall, W Cutfield. Psyllium Supplementation in adolescents improves fat distribution and lipid profile: A randomized, participant blinded, placebo-controlled, crossover trial. Plos One. 2013; 7(7): e41735
M de Bock, J Derraik, W Cutfield. Polyphenols and glucose metabolism in humans. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2012; 112(6): 808-815
M de Bock, A Gunn, J Holt, J Derraik, P Reed, W Cutfiled, F Mouat, P Hofman, C Jefferies. Impact of insulin pumps on glycaemic control in a pump naïve paediatric regional population. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 2012; 48: 247-252
M de Bock, I Hayes, R Semple. Donohue Syndrome. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2012 ; 97(5).
Derraik JGB, de Bock M, Ruffell C, Ahlsson F, Cutfield WS. The obesity pandemic, the diabetes 'tsunami', and the lack of adequate sports grounds for children in Auckland. New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal. 2011; 124(1339): U4794.
Dr Aveni Haynes
BA (Hons), MBBChir, PhD
Areas of research expertise: Paediatric diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, youth onset Type 2 Diabetes, epidemiology, data linkage studies
Dr Haynes is a medical doctor with clinical experience gained working in various hospitals in England and Perth, and valuable computer and database programming skills gained from working as an analyst programmer. She is a high academic achiever with a first class honours degree from the University of Cambridge (England) and a PhD completed in December 2013.
Dr Haynes is currently investigating the epidemiology of childhood diabetes in Western Australia. Her main research studies relate to identifying risk factors for childhood Type 1 Diabetes, and better understanding how and why diabetes develops in some individuals and not others. Aveni has a keen interest in the developmental origins of health and disease, with a particular focus on factors during pregnancy and early life that may influence immune system development and disease pathways in later life.
A Haynes, JM Hermann, KM Miller, SE Hofer, TW Jones, RW Beck, DM Maahs, EA Davis, RW Holl for the T1D Exchange, WACDD and DPV registries. Severe hypoglycemia rates are not associated with HbA1c: a cross-sectional analysis of three contemporary pediatric diabetes registry databases. Pediatric Diabetes [Epub before print 23 Nov 2016] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27878914
A Haynes, RJ Kalic, MN Cooper, JK Hewitt, EA Davis. Increasing incidence of type 2 diabetes in Indigenous and non-Indigenous children in Western Australia (1990 – 2012). Medical Journal of Australia 2016; 204:303 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27125801
A Haynes, MK Bulsara, C Bower, TW Jones, EA Davis. Regular peaks and troughs in Australian incidence of childhood type 1 diabetes mellitus (2000 -2011). Diabetologia 2015; 58:2513-6
K Reuter* & A Haynes*, S Prescott. Developing Primary Intervention Strategies to Prevent Allergic Disease. Current Allergy and Asthma reports 2015; 15: 1-12
SJ Ball, A Haynes, P Jacoby, G Pereira, LJ Miller, C Bower, EA Davis. Spatial and temporal variation in type 1 diabetes incidence in Western Australia from 1991 to 2010: Increased risk at higher latitudes and over time. Health & Place 28:194-204
A Haynes, M Cooper, C Bower, TW Jones, EA Davis. Maternal smoking during pregnancy and the risk of childhood type 1 diabetes in Western Australia. Diabetologia 57:469-472
A Haynes, MK Bulsara, C Bower, TW Jones, EA Davis. Cyclical Variation in the incidence of childhood Type 1 diabetes in Western Australia (1985 - 2010). Diabetes Care 35: 2300-2302
A Haynes, C Bower, MK Bulsara, J Finn, TW Jones, EA Davis. Perinatal risk factors for childhood onset Type 1 diabetes in Western Australia - a population based study (1980 - 2002). Diabetic Medicine 2007; 24(5):564-70
A Haynes, MK Bulsara, C Bower, JP Codde, TW Jones, EA Davis. Independent effects of socioeconomic status and place of residence on the incidence of childhood Type 1 diabetes in Western Australia. Pediatric Diabetes 2006; 7:94-100.
A Haynes, EA Davis. Why is Type 1 diabetes becoming more common in children? Diabetes Management Journal, 2006; 17: 7
SK McMahon, A Haynes, N Ratnam, MT Grant, CL Carne, EA Davis, TW Jones. Increase in Type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents in Australia. Medical Journal of Australia 2004; 180 (9): 459-461.
A Haynes, C Bower, MK Bulsara, TW Jones, EA Davis. Continued increase in incidence of childhood-onset Type 1 diabetes in Western Australia (1985-2002). Diabetologia 2004; 47(5):866-70.
Areas of research expertise: Youth mental health and neuropsychology in Type 1 Diabetes
Dr Ashleigh Lin completed a Master of Clinical Neuropsychology and PhD degrees at The University of Melbourne. She has held postdoctoral research positions at Orygen The National Centre for Youth Mental Health and The University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom and has been at Telethon Kids Institute since 2014 as a researcher in youth mental health. She conducts research on a range of young populations and works closely with the team in the Children’s Diabetes Centre to investigate the mental health of young people with Type 1 Diabetes. Dr Lin is currently a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Research Fellow.
View Dr Lin's full bio and recent publications here.
Dr Marie-Anne Burckhardt
Dr Burckhardt graduated from Basel medical school in 2008. She trained in Paediatrics at University Children's Hospital in Basel and Bern and qualified as a general paediatrician in 2014 in Switzerland. She is currently training in paediatric endocrinology. Her research interests are in the field of technology in type 1 diabetes with a special interest in closed-loop technology.
Dr Mary B Abraham
MBBS, DCH, MD Paediatrics, FRACP
Areas of research expertise: Type 1 Diabetes, hypoglycaemia, insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring
Dr Abraham has been with the department of diabetes and endocrinology since 2012 and is currently a Research Fellow for the Children’s Diabetes Centre.
Dr Abraham is a clinician with strong research interest in the field of hypoglycaemia and Type 1 Diabetes. She has been involved with technology trials in Type 1 Diabetes and conducted the in-clinic and home studies testing the efficacy of the Predictive Low Glucose Management (PLGM) System in the prevention of hypoglycaemia.
Abraham MB, Bock M de, Paramalingam N, O’Grady M J, Ly TT , George C, Roy A, Spital G, Karula S, Heels K, Gebert R, Fairchild JM, King BR, Ambler GR Cameron F, Davis EA, Jones TW Prevention of Insulin-induced Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes with Predictive Low Glucose Management System. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2016 Jul;18(7):436-43
Abraham MB, Davey R, O’Grady M J, Ly T T, Paramalingam N, Fournier P A, Roy A, Grosman B, Kurtz N, Fairchild J M, King B R, Ambler G R., Cameron F, Jones T W, Davis E A. Effectiveness of a Predictive Algorithm in the Prevention of Exercise-Induced Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2016 Sep;18(9):543-50
Abraham MB, Nicholas JA, Ly TT, Roby HC, Paramalingam N, Fairchild J, King BR, Ambler GR, Cameron F, Davis EA , Jones TW. Safety and efficacy of the Predictive Low Glucose Management System in the prevention of hypoglycaemia: Protocol for randomised controlled home trial to evaluate the Suspend before Low function. BMJ Open Access 2016; 6:e011589.doi:10.1136
Abraham MB, Gallego P, Brownlee W, Smith G, Davis E, Jones T Reduced prevalence of impaired awareness of hypoglycemia in a population-based clinic sample of youth with Type 1 diabetes Pediatric Diabetes 2016. DOI:10.1111/pedi.12460
Abraham MB, Rao S, Price G, Choong CS. Efficacy of Hydrochlorothiazide and low renal solute feed in Neonatal Central Diabetes Insipidus with transition to Oral Desmopressin in early infancy. International Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology 2014, 2014:11