Clinical Trials Manager/Research Nurse- Metabolic Unit, Western Sydney University, Blacktown Hospital
Navneeta Reddy, BN, MN, MIPH is a Clinical Trials Manager at the Metabolic Unit, University Clinic and Research Centre, Blacktown Hospital. With over 15 years of nursing experience, she has worked in various settings and capacities both locally and overseas. Her nursing career began in 2001 after she graduated from University of Western Sydney. Navneeta has worked at Blacktown Emergency Department for 9 years. She has also worked as a Clinical Nurse Educator at Blacktown & Mt Druitt Hospitals and as a Research Nurse in London.
Currently, Navneeta works with Dr Vita Birzniece and Dr Mark McLean and has several Endocrine projects underway.
- Infectious diseases
- Global Health Policy
- Public Health Issues
- Bachelor of Nursing (University of Western Sydney)
- Master of Nursing, Critical Care, Emergency Nursing (University of Sydney)
- Master of International Public Health (University of Sydney)
- CHAMPION Study: This study compares the incidence and duration of hypoglycaemia as assessed by Continuous Glucose Monitoring in patients over 65 years of age or older with Type 2 Diabetes, treated with insulin Glargine (Toujeo) and Insulin Glulisine (Apidra) versus twice daily Pre-Mix insulin.
- Metformin in Prostate Cancer Study: This study aims to investigate the effects of a commonly used diabetic medication, Metformin, on factors that stimulate the growth of prostate cancer cells.
- Exercise and Decorin Study: This study has been designed to ascertain how exercise impacts the release of muscle hormone (decorin) in relation to growth hormone production in healthy people and people with growth hormone abnormalities. This project is currently under review for approval by Ethics Committee.
Research & Publications
- ADT in prostate cancer patients: prevention of adverse effects using a 6-month home-based progressive resistance training program. View abstract (opens in a new window)
Recent media coverage
- Blacktown Hospital exercise program helps patients recovering from prostate cancer. View article (opens in a new window)