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.