Researcher and board member of the Busselton Population Medical Research Institute, Professor Timothy Davis has been awarded the prestigious Australian Diabetes Society’s 2014 Kellion Award in recognition of outstanding contribution to diabetes research and clinical care.
Professor Davis was presented with the award at the Society’s annual scientific meeting in Melbourne where he delivered the plenary lecture. Recognised as a leading international expert in diabetes, Professor Davis is a consultant physician and Head of the UWA School of Medicine and Pharmacology Fremantle Hospital Unit and is a regular visiting specialist at the Margaret River Surgery.
As well as being lead investigator on the long-running Fremantle Diabetes Study Professor Davis also has a number of active research interests in the region as part of the Busselton Health Study program including the Busselton Diabetes Study and the Busselton Healthy Ageing Study. His research has generated a wealth of information on consequences of diabetes which have important clinical and economic implications in Australia and beyond.
The BPMRI’s Busselton Health Study Director Dr Michael Hunter said. “This national award is a fantastic recognition of Professor Davis’s life-long contribution to diabetes research and clinical care and reflects the high calibre of researchers involved in the Busselton Health Study program”.