If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Biography

Biography

Professor Paul Zimmet is Professor of Diabetes at Monash University and formerly Director Emeritus, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. In 1984, he founded the International Diabetes Institute which merged with the Baker Institute in 2008. He is Honorary President of the International Diabetes Federation and has an extensive international record in diabetes and obesity research, particularly in epidemiology and public health. His research predicted and has charted the evolving global type 2 diabetes epidemic.  His epidemiological studies commenced in the Pacific, and later to Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates. In 1999, he designed and led the team that undertook the first national diabetes and lifestyle study, AusDiab.

Professor Zimmet’s metabolic and genetic studies with Professor Greg Collier, at Deakin University,  led to important understanding of mechanisms in diabetes and obesity using one of the best animal models for type 2 diabetes, a gerbil, Psammomys obesus. He led the Monash team, with Professor Ian Mackay and Dr Merrill Rowley, to develop the first laboratory assay test (Anti-GAD) for predicting type 1 diabetes in children and an adult form now know widely as LADA – not the Czechoslovakian car but Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults! This test is now used worldwide. He co-chaired the Federal Government National Diabetes Strategy Advisory Group which prepared the groundwork for the government”s “National Diabetes Strategy 2016-2020 and is advising Singapore in the development of their national diabetes strategy.

Keywords

  • Diabetes
  • Public Health
  • Genetics
  • Epidemiology

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Projects 2011 2015

Research Output 1987 2018

A peer-support lifestyle intervention for preventing type 2 diabetes in India: A cluster-randomized controlled trial of the Kerala Diabetes Prevention Program

Thankappan, K. R., Sathish, T., Tapp, R., Shaw, J. E., Lotfaliany, M., Wolfe, R., Absetz, P., Mathews, E., Aziz, Z., Williams, E. D., Fisher, E. B., Zimmet, P. Z., Mahal, A., Balachandran, S., D'Esposito, F., Sajeev, P., Thomas, E. & Oldenburg, B. 6 Jun 2018 In : PLoS Medicine. 15, 6, 23 p., e1002575

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File

Early life exposure to Chinese famine modifies the association between hypertension and cardiovascular disease

Shi, Z., Nicholls, S. J., Taylor, A. W., Magliano, D. J., Appleton, S. & Zimmet, P. Jan 2018 In : Journal of Hypertension. 36, 1, p. 54-60 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Baseline characteristics of participants in the Kerala Diabetes Prevention Program: a cluster randomized controlled trial of lifestyle intervention in Asian Indians

Sathish, T., Oldenburg, B., Tapp, R. J., Shaw, J. E., Wolfe, R., Sajitha, B., D'Esposito, F., Absetz, P., Mathews, E., Zimmet, P. Z. & Thankappan, K. R. 1 May 2017 In : Diabetic Medicine. 34, 5, p. 647-653 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File

Challenges of monitoring global diabetes prevalence – Authors' reply

Bennett, P. H., Magliano, D. J., Alberti, K. G. M. M. & Zimmet, P. 1 Mar 2017 In : The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. 5, 3, p. 162 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

Declines and Plateaux in Smoking Prevalence Over Three Decades in Fiji

Linhart, C., Tukana, I., Lin, S., Taylor, R., Morrell, S., Vatucawaqa, P., Magliano, D. J. & Zimmet, P. Z. Nov 2017 In : Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 19, 11, p. 1315-1321 7 p., ntw292

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access