Epidemiology of Diabetes: Venn Group

Research in the epidemiology of diabetes aims to improve understanding of the causes and prevention of type 2 diabetes, particularly the role of lifestyle factors including obesity, physical inactivity and poor diet.

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Research Projects

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Senior Members

  • Professor Alison Venn

Team Members

  • Associate Professor Kristy Sanderson (Member)
  • Dr Seana Gall (Research Fellow)
  • Dr Verity Cleland
  • Mr Petr Otahal (Biostatistician/Genetic Statistician)
  • Beverley Curry (PhD Student)
  • Kim Jose (PhD Student)
  • Dr Costan Magnussen (PhD Student)
  • Dr Kylie Smith (PhD Student)

Internal Collaborators

  • Professor Graeme Jones (Professorial Research Fellow)
  • Associate Professor Leigh Blizzard (Principal Research Fellow)

External Collaborators

  • Professor Terry Dwyer
  • Murdoch Children's Research Institute
  • Dr Sarah McNaughton
  • Deakin University
  • Professor George Patton
  • Murdoch Children's Research Institute, University of Melbourne and Royal Children's Hospital
  • Dr Mike Schmidt
  • University of Georgia
  • Professor Olli Raitakari
  • University of Turku
  • Dr Robyn Tapp
  • Monash University

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* Denotes Menzies Researcher