Our Team

I am a Senior Staff Specialist Endocrinologist, Head of the Department of Diabetes & Endocrinology and Director, Diabetes Centre, Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital. My main area of clinical research interest has been in information technology applications in Medicine

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I am a Senior Staff Specialist Endocrinologist, Head of the Department of Diabetes & Endocrinology and Director, Diabetes Centre, Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital. My main area of clinical research interest has been in information technology applications in Medicine, especially data sets and quality audit initiatives involving diabetes data collection, analysis and reporting.

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Dr Vincent Wong is a senior staff specialist and the Director of Diabetes and Endocrine Service at Liverpool and Fairfield Hospitals. His current research interests include gestational diabetes, diabetic cardiomyopathy and diabetic retinopathy.

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My current research is in adaptation of the core set of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for use as functional measures, in the microbiome of diabetic foot infections, and the acute management of neuroarthropathy.

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Professor Debbie Turner is the Director of Academic Program for Podiatric Medicine at the Western Sydney University. Since graduating in 1996 I have always worked clinically and developed a specialist scope of practice in the area gait analysis and imaging.

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Associate Professor, Translational Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University and the Head of Research of the Health Market Quality program of Capital Markets CRC.

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My research focuses on the development and evaluation of lifestyle interventions for the prevention and management of diabetes in those most at risk. I use a mix of qualitative and quantitative techniques to do this.

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My research focuses on both cancer prevention through optimal use of routine screening as well as the development and evaluation of interventions to prevent and manage diabetes in those most at risk. I use both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

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I am a GP with specific interest in diabetes. I am passionate about diabetes education in primary care and have been active in the organisation of local educational activities for GPs in south west Sydney in collaboration with the local PHN for many years.

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Dr Evan Atlantis is Senior Research Fellow at Western Sydney University (WSU), and Affiliate Senior Lecturer at The University of Adelaide. He is a research leader with over 12 years’ professional experience in chronic physical health problems, mental disorders, and health promotion research.

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Carolyn has dual qualifications in Western and Chinese medicine, and postgraduate research experience in acupuncture for women’s health. She is passionate about the translation of safe, well-evidenced integrative therapies into conventional practice.
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I have been working in the SWSLHD since 2006 with areas of interest including not only diabetes (including diabetes in pregnancy) but also metabolic bone disease and andrology as well as general endocrinology.

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I have worked both in the public and private sector as an endocrinologist, but in 2009 transferred over completely to the public sector to be able to manage adults with severe obesity and significant obesity related comorbidities with both intensive lifestyle programs and bariatric surgery.

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Dr Lau currently leads clinical research projects into the in-patient management of diabetes and complex diabetic foot disease. Underlying this research is a focus on developing novel and effective means of uncovering and ameliorating the interplay between diabetes, its complications and cardio-metabolic risk.

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I am an Endocrinologist with a strong commitment to clinical teaching. I initiated the University thyroid clinic at Campbelltown Hospital in 2010. I also provide Type I and Type II Diabetes and General Endocrine Clinics at Camden and Cambelltown Hospitals.

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As an experienced clinician researcher and scientist, my primary research interest is in the prevention and management of diabetes related foot disease. My current research focuses on advanced wound assessment using novel point of care techniques such as ultrasound and biochemistry techniques.

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Dr Vincent Ho works as an academic gastroenterologist at the School of Medicine, Western Sydney University and at Campbelltown Hospital. He leads the Translational Gastroenterology Research program at the School of Medicine focusing on basic science and clinical research.

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Dr Milan Piya has joined the School of Medicine at Western Sydney University as a Senior Lecturer in Diabetes. His research interests include obesity and bariatric surgery, Type 2 diabetes and its long-term complications, as well as adipokines and adipose tissue markers of inflammation.

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Dr Tinashe Dune's research, teaching and publications focus on sexual marginalization and health inequities. Namely she explores the phenomenological experiences of sexuality, sexual health, sexual wellbeing and cross-cultural understandings of sexuality in marginalised populations.
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Affiliates

  • Mr Luke Taylor, Podiatry Director, SWSLHD
  • Dimitra Psihramis, Senior Podiatrist, Camden & Campbelltown
  • Mrs Stefania Penkala, Senior Lecturer, Western Sydney University
    • Liverpool Hospital: Ms Annie Walsh (Podiatrist/Candidate Masters of Science), Mrs Jacqui Robinson (Chief Vascular Sonographer), Dr John Crozier (Consultant Vascular Surgeon), Professor Dominic Leung (Department of Cardiology), Ms May Mak (Acting Head of Dietetics), Dr Hamish Russell (Senior Staff Specialist Endocrinologist).
    • Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital.  Mrs Gael Holters (CNC Diabetes), Ms Robyn Barnes (Senior Diabetes Dietitian)
  • Campbelltown Hospital: Suji  Yogendran (Senior Educator), Beverley Willman (Senior Dietitian)
  • Ms Annette Robertson and Ms Maureen Mattick, Research Midwives
  • Dr Nic Kormas, Endocrinologist Camden, Campbelltown and Concord Repatriation General Hospitals. Head, Metabolic Rehabilitation Programs (Diabetes, Fatty Liver & Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome), Camden and Concord Repatriation General Hospital
    • Clinical Trials Research nurse, Research Fellow, coach to be appointed at each site
    • Health economist in diabetes, obesity and metabolism-to be appointed