A consultant physician at The University of Western Australia has been awarded the prestigious Australian Diabetes Society's 2014 ADS-Kellion Award for his contribution to diabetes research.
Winthrop Professor Timothy Davis, who is a member of the UWA School of Medicine and Pharmacology Fremantle Hospital Unit, is an internationally regarded expert in diabetes and malaria.
His work has contributed to Australia winning an important battle in the war against diabetes, with more patients avoiding the dangerous complications of the disease and living longer as a result of improved medical care - even though rates of obesity continue to rise.
The author or co-author of 149 original papers in diabetes/endocrinology, 187 papers in malaria and other tropical diseases, five publications in other areas, 27 review articles, nine editorials or commissioned commentaries and 15 books or book chapters, Professor Davis is the principal investigator of the Fremantle Diabetes Study, a large-scale prospective study of diabetes in a community-based cohort that has been in progress since 1993. The study is considered a litmus test for diabetes care in Australia.
A member of the Australian Diabetes Society and American Diabetes Association, Professor Davis is also a National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellow and former Rhodes Scholar. He has had research interests in diabetes since 1978 and in tropical medicine since 1987, and is still active in both areas.
As the winner of the 2014 ADS-Kellion Award, he will present the annual ADS-Kellion Lecture in Melbourne on 28 August.