Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Assessment of readiness to prevent type 2 diabetes in a population of rural women with a history of gestational diabetes

Wendy  Swan

Wendy Swan

qualifications: Accredited Practising Dietitian

contribution: original concept, designed the project, devised survey tool, literature review, supplied data, collected data, input data, statistical analysis, wrote the first draft

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.

Gloria  Kilmartin

Gloria Kilmartin

qualifications: Diabetes Educator

contribution: supervised data collection, contributed to drafts

position: Team leader


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.

Siaw-Teng  Liaw

Siaw-Teng Liaw

qualifications: PhD

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.

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