UQ experts for National Diabetes Week

11 Jul 2014

The University of Queensland has several senior researchers available to speak to media during National Diabetes Week from 13 to 19 July, 2014.

They include:

Dr Emma Hamilton-Williams is a Research Fellow at The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute.

Dr Hamilton-Williams’ research is focused on understanding the developmental risk of type 1 diabetes and identifying the immune pathways responsible for causing the debilitating disease.

Profile: http://www.di.uq.edu.au/dr-emma-hamilton-williams

Media: Kate Templeman, +61 7 3443 7027, +61 (0)409 916 801, k.templeman@uq.edu.au.

Professor Jeff Coombes is a lead researcher at UQ’s Centre for Research on Exercise, Physical Activity and Health and was recently awarded the 2014 ESSA President’s Award for his significant contribution to the exercise and sports science industry.

Professor Coombes’ areas of expertise include high-intensity interval training to improve the health and wellbeing of people with conditions such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome, chronic kidney disease, cancer and mental illness. He also specialises in high-intensity interval training in overweight and obese children and adolescents.

Profile: http://researchers.uq.edu.au/researcher/908

Media: Professor Jeff Coombes, +61 07 3365 6767,  jcoombes@uq.edu.au