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.
A/Prof Carol Maher
Carol Maher is a NHMRC Career Development Fellow (2017-2020) and Associate Research Professor in the Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA) at the University of South Australia. Her research focuses on how children's and adults' daily activity patterns (e.g. physical activity, sleep and sedentary behaviours) impact their health. In particular, she’s interested in how technologies such as wearables, online social networking, mobile phone apps, gamification and notifications can support people make better lifestyle choices, in a fun engaging way, and how these interventions can be delivered at scale to positively impact Australian communities. Carol has received over 4.5 million in research funding, has published 140 journal articles, and is Section Editor for BMC Public Health.
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.