Gary Wittert is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg South Africa. After a year in rural general practice, he trained as an Endocrinologist in Christchurch, New Zealand. His postdoctoral training was at Harvard Medical School and Oregon Health Sciences University. He joined the University of Adelaide in 1994, received a Personal Chair in 2004 and is currently Head of the Discipline of Medicine, Director of the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health Research, Senior Consultant Endocrinologist Royal Adelaide Hospital, and Senior Principle Research Fellow at SAHMRI. He has published over 300 research papers and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.
Professor Jenny Couper
Jenny Couper heads the Discipline of Paediatrics, University of Adelaide, and the Diabetes and Endocrinology Department, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, SA. She heads paediatric diabetes and paediatric endocrinology clinics at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital which care for >1500 children. Her research focuses on the prevention of childhood diabetes and the prevention of vascular complications in children and adolescents, who have diabetes. She leads the national cohort of the Environmental determinants of diabetes in children (ENDIA), a NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence, and contributes to national and international Guidelines for the Management of Type 1 Diabetes in Childhood & Adolescents.
Professor Jon Buckley
Professor Jon Buckley is theDirector of the Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA) at the University of South Australia. ARENA evaluates the effects of exercise, nutrition and other lifestyle activities on health and human performance.
Jon’s research interests are in evaluating the effects of nutrition and exercise on health and physical function in populations ranging from patients with chronic disease to elite athletes.
He has published more than 180 peer-reviewed journal articles. His work has led to 11 patents, the introduction of novel foods into the marketplace, changes in national and international food policy, and changes in national and international test protocols for elite athletes.