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1993 …2022
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Biography

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 , Warwick Business School

1 Jan 201731 Dec 2021

International advisory board member, West Midlands CLARCH

Jan 201731 Dec 2021

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 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

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

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

Commentary: Obesity and weight gain in pregnancy and postpartum: an evidence review of lifestyle interventions to inform maternal and child health policies

Skouteris, H., Teede, H. J., Thangaratinam, S., Bailey, C., Baxter, J., Bergmeier, H., Harrison, C., Hill, B., Jack, B., Jorgensen, L., Lim, S., Steegers, E. A. P., Stephenson, J. M., Walker, R., Redman, L. M. & Boyle, J., 26 Mar 2019, In : Frontiers in Endocrinology. 10, 3 p., 163.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

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Diet quality in a weight gain prevention trial of reproductive aged women: A secondary analysis of a cluster randomized controlled trial

Martin, J. C., Moran, L. J., Teede, H. J., Ranasinha, S., Lombard, C. B. & Harrison, C. L., 2019, In : Nutrients. 11, 1, 17 p., 49.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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