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1993 …2024
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Personal profile


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 and 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. She is a recent past member of the NHMRC Research Committee and is a member of the Victorian Clinical Council. She is a member of the Australian Health Research Alliance Council and the Austrlalian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. She is 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


Strong focus on community and consumer engagement in research and healthcare improvement

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 including randomsied controlled tirals and pragmatic research, health services and public health research and has a strong focus on translation of evidence into practice for health impact.

She also has a strong interest in health promotion, health service innovationsand health systems change across different settings and populations.  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 nationallyand internationally. 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.

Helena also has an interest in advancing women in leadership including research, education and translation of evidence into practice.

Supervision interests

With a PhD in 2001, Helena established a new research unit in 2005 of two to a talented research team of 190 staff, students and affiliates (multidisciplinary team: physicians, paediatricians, psychology, dietetics, exercise physiologists, nurses). Students: 15 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 multidisciplinary clinicians in research. She has student nominated awards for supervision and mentoring including the 2015 Monash University Vice Chalncellor award for supervision.

Monash teaching commitment

Undergraduate teaching MBBS
Postgraduate medical training
Postgraduate research training

External positions

Honorary Professor of Healthcare Improvement , University of Warwick

1 Jan 201731 Dec 2021

International advisory board member, West Midlands CLARCH

Jan 201731 Dec 2021

Research area keywords

  • Endocrinology
  • Women's Health
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Gestational weight gain
  • Obesity prevention
  • Menopause
  • Leadership Development
  • ealthcare improvement science
  • Public Health

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Projects 2000 2024

Research Output 1993 2020

Medical and surgical treatment of reproductive outcomes in polycystic ovary syndrome: an overview of systematic reviews

Gadalla, M. A., Norman, R. J., Tay, C., Hiam, D. S., Melder, A. M., Pundir, J., Thangaratinam, S., Teede, H. J., Mol, B. W. J. & Moran, L., Jan 2020, In : International Journal of Fertility and Sterility. 13, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleOtherpeer-review

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

A systematic mapping review of the associations between pregnancy intentions and health-related lifestyle behaviours or psychological wellbeing

Hill, B., Kothe, E. J., Currie, S., Danby, M., Lang, A. Y., Bailey, C., Moran, L. J., Teede, H., North, M., Bruce, L. J. & Skouteris, H., Jun 2019, In : Preventive Medicine Reports. 14, 8 p., 100869.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

A systematic review and meta-analysis of intervention characteristics in postpartum weight management using the TIDieR framework: A summary of evidence to inform implementation

Lim, S., Liang, X., Hill, B., Teede, H., Moran, L. J. & O'Reilly, S., Jul 2019, In : Obesity Reviews. 20, 7, p. 1045-1056 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Brokering knowledge into the public sector: understanding improvement facilitators’ priorities in the redesign of hospital care

McLoughlin, I., Burns, P., Looi, E., Sohal, A. & Teede, H., May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Public Management Review. 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review