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Personal profile

Clinical activities

Helena is a clinician, academic and leader. She is an endocrinologist with a focus on women's metabolic and reproductive health through mechanistic, clinical, health services and public health research into practice and policy. She is strongly committed to broad stakeholder engagement in health reform and service innovation and is passionate about research adn evidence translation into health care to improve health outcomes. Helena holds leadereship roles across health care, ressearch and policy including as the Director of Monash Centre for Health Research Implementation, School of Public Health Monash Univesrity, an Endocrinologist at Monash Health and Executive Director of Monash Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre. member of the NHMRC Research Committee and the Victorian Clinical Council. She s also a strong advocate for women in leadership in healthcare and research and for the voice of community, patients and carers in health service design and delivery in partnership.

Community service

Williamson Community Leadership Fellowship
Significant role in community education
Media translation of research
Diabetes Australia Vic past Board member and Clinical advisory panel member

Research interests

Helena's research interests focus on women's health during the reproductive years and on obesity and its endocrine, reproductive and metabolic complications - PCOS, infertility, pregnancy complications, gestational diabetes and diabetes. She undertakes large scale international/nationally funded mechanistic, clinical research, clinical trials, health services and public health research and translation of evidence into practice. She has a strong interest in health promotion and health service innovations across different settings and populations. She is strongly committed to leading and driving evidence into practice to ensure improved health outcomes. Her research has progressed from isolated efficacy studies to broader effectiveness, to leading NHMRC approved evidence based guidelines with active implementation and demonstrated improved clinical outcomes nationally. She has also translated her work into government funded implementation programs in clinical practice and public health/prevention in Australia and now internationally including into resource poor settings.

Supervision interests

With a PhD in 2001, Helena established a new research unit in 2005 of two to a talented research team of 90 staff, students and affiliates (multidisciplinary team: physicians, paediatricians, psychology, dietetics, exercise physiologists, nurses). Students: 13 PhD, 2MD's and 1 honour completion and currently she supports 6 postdoctoral and 12 PhD students (4 as primary supervisor). Prof Teede is an RACP and Monash University mentor/supervisor and examiner. Former PhD students have returned after postdoctoral experience elsewhere, with several NHMRC funded fellows. Helena provides a supportive environment and a role model/mentor for women and active clinicians in research. She has student nominated awards for supervision and mentoring includign the 2015 Vice Chalncellor award for supervision.

Monash teaching commitment

Undergraduate teaching MBBS
Postgraduate medical training
Postgraduate research training


  • Endocrinology
  • Women's Health
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • health services

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Projects 2000 2022

Research Output 1993 2019

A new evidence-based guideline for assessment and management of polycystic ovary syndrome

Teede, H. J., Norman, R. J. & Garad, R. M., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Medical Journal of Australia. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

Brown adipose tissue thermogenesis in polycystic ovary syndrome

Shorakae, S., Jona, E., de Courten, B., Lambert, G. W., Lambert, E. A., Phillips, S. E., Clarke, I. J., Teede, H. J. & Henry, B. A., 1 Mar 2019, In : Clinical Endocrinology. 90, 3, p. 425-432 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The Impact of Obesity on the Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes Among Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Kakoly, N. S., Earnest, A., Teede, H. J., Moran, L. & Joham, A. E., Apr 2019, In : Diabetes Care. 42, 4, p. 560-567 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Ask PCOS: Identifying Need to Inform Evidence-Based App Development for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Boyle, J. A., Xu, R., Gilbert, E., Kuczynska-Burggraf, M., Tan, B., Teede, H., Vincent, A. & Gibson-Helm, M., 1 Jan 2018, In : Seminars in Reproductive Medicine. 36, 1, p. 59-65 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review