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Professor Teede is the Director of Monash Centre for Health Research Implementation, Monash University. and an Endocrinologist at Monash Health, who holds an Order of Australia for services to Women’s Health.
Helena has had an active 30 year clinical academic career supported by NHMRC fellowship funding.
Core interests focus on impact and equity through research and translation across:
- women’s health including PCOS, healthy pregnancy and menopause
- diabetes and metabolic health
- leadership and equity
- implementation science
- data driven healthcare improvement
- effective research translation
Prof Teede's work is underpinned by over 120 formal partnerships for implementation and impact. Research includes mechanistic, clinical, health services/ implementation and public health research and translation into practice and policy. She has established and leads an academic cross-disciplinary team of over 120 staff and students at the Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation. This team works at the intersection of research, healthcare and education with a vision for Better Care, Better Equity for Better Health.
She is committed to broad stakeholder engagement in research and evidence translation with a passion for delivering equitable healthcare through research and translation.
Prof Teede has held leadership roles across healthcare, academic, NGOs and policy. She is or has been a member on multiple international and 13 national NHMRC committees including three principle committees, is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Australian and NZ College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and UK College of Obstetrics. She is a Fellow and Council member of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, is Past President of National and International Professional Societies and is the incoming President of the International Society of Endocrinology.
She is a strong advocate for advancing women in leadership in healthcare and research and leads the International “Advancing Women in Healthcare and Health and Medical Science” initiative with 22 partners and recurrent NHMRC funding.
She is dedicated to impact and equity, based on genuine partnership with the community, patients and carers in research and health service codesign and delivery. Her work reaches all 195 countries and has been awarded for international engagement.
She has had 55 PhD students and received the Monash University University Vice Chancellor award for supervision. She has established and runs leadership and healthcare improvement education and training programs with international reach.
Helena also holds honorary positions with both Warwick University and University of Birmingham and collaborates across 71 countries.

Community service

Professor Teede has a strong focus on community and consumer involvment (CCI) and engagement in research and healthcare improvement. She established and leads the Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation and is the recent past Executive Director of Monash Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre. She established the MCHRI and the Monash Partners community involvement platforms, which undertakes reserach and supports researchers and the healthcare system, providing education, mentoring and support for partnershisp and consumer involvment. She leads research and translation nationally on CCI and is heading up the NHMRC and MRFF consultation on thier CCI policy. .  

She has completed significant training in leadership including a Williamson Community Leadership Fellowship and has codesigned, delivered and scaled Women in Leadership Capacity Building Programs for over a decade.

Her research is actively translated into guidelines and resources now actively accessed and supporting care in 126 countries internationally. 

Helena has formal media training and actively engages with print radio and TV media to promote awareness and better health.

Other contributions include as a Board member and Clinical Advisor to NGOs and patient advocacy groups. 

Professor Teede actively engages with community in her researhc, and health services redesign including in womens health. Her patient resources reach 186 countries and have been awarded for international engagement. 

Research interests

Professor Teede's direct research interests focus on

- women's health during the reproductive years,

- metabolic health including obesity and its endocrine, reproductive and metabolic complications such as PCOS, infertility, pregnancy complications, gestational diabetes and diabetes

- implementation science and healthcare improvement 

- data driven healthcare improvement and Learning Health Systems 

- consumer involvment and partnerships 

- leadership and equity in healthcare and health and medical research 

She undertakes large scale international/nationally funded mechanistic, clinical research including randomised controlled trials and pragmatic implementation and health services research as well as public health research. She has a strong focus on translation of evidence into practice for health impact.

In healthcare improvement and implementation research and health service / systems innovation 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 nationally and 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 120 staff, students and affiliates (multidisciplinary team: physicians, paediatricians, psychology, dietetics, exercise physiologists, nurses). Students: 55 PhDs current and past. Prof Teede is an RACP and Monash University mentor/supervisor and examiner. Former PhD students have taken up senior posts nationally and internationally and 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 Chancellor award for supervision. 

Monash teaching commitment

Undergraduate teaching MBBS
Postgraduate medical training
Postgraduate research training

Postgraduate leadership development in leadership 

Postgradaute training in implementation science and healthcare improvement


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

FRCOG, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Award Date: 1 Dec 2023

FRANZCOG, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (trading as RANZCOG Women's Health Foundation)

Award Date: 12 Dec 2021





External positions

Honorary Professor of Women's Health, University of Birmingham

1 Jan 2021 → …

Honorary Professor of Healthcare Improvement , University of Warwick

1 Jan 2017 → …

International advisory board member, NIHR Applied Research Collaboration West Midlands

Jan 2017 → …

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
  • Implementation science
  • Data analysis, social science methodology

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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