Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Diabetes risk reduction behaviours of rural postpartum women with a recent history of gestational diabetes

Wendy  Swan

Wendy Swan

qualifications: MRH

contribution: original concept, designed the project, literature review, collected data, input data, wrote the first draft, contributed to drafts, contributed to drafts

position: Dietitian

Currently working as a dietitian in a regional hospital. Have 20 years experience working in rural areas and am particulalry interested in diabetes prevention. Current research interest is using stage matched information to assist individuals to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviours. Current master candidate - Masters of Rural Health.

Siaw-Teng  Liaw

Siaw-Teng Liaw

qualifications: PhD, FRACGP, FACHI

contribution: supervised data collection, contributed to drafts

position: Professor


Teng is Professor of Rural Health at the University of Melbourne. His clinical background is academic general practice. He has extensive expertise and experience with quantitative and qualitative research methodologies as applied to health services, systems and health informatics research and education. He has published widely on research on safety, quality and integration of care across primary and secondary care settings in the clinical domains of therapeutics and prescribing, asthma, falls prevention and cancer risks screening.

Trisha  Dunning

Trisha Dunning

qualifications: PhD

contribution: supervised data collection

position: Professor

My current research focus is on managing diabetes at the end of life and in residential aged care. I am also interested n factors that impact on people with diabetes ability to undertake self-care including safe and appropriate medicine use.

Julie  Pallant

Julie Pallant

qualifications: PhD

contribution: statistical analysis

position: Associate Professor

Gloria  Kilmartin

Gloria Kilmartin

qualifications: NP(CDE)

contribution: contributed to drafts

position: Manager


Diabetes clinical nurse consultant working in rural victoria. Completed Masters of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) and appplying for Diabetes Nurse Practitioner endorsement in Victoria. Major interests in professional development of diabetes educators in rural practice. Conducts diabetes nurse assessment clinics in rural Victoria. Incorporates and audits chronic illness models as they relate to diabetes care.


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