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ADE Editorial Advisory Group

Chair: Dr Kate Marsh

Kate Marsh

PhD, MNutrDiet, BSc, Grad Cert Diab Edn & MgtAdvAPD, CDE

Kate is a CDE and Advanced APD working in private practice in Sydney, mostly with individuals with diabetes (particularly type 1 and gestational diabetes), women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), as well as who are at high risk of developing GDM and type 2 diabetes.

Kate is the chair of the ADEA Clinical Practice Committee (CPC) and Editorial Advisory Group (EAG). Kate is not only a convenor of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) National PCOS and Vegetarian Discussion Groups but also co-convenor of the DAA National Diabetes Interest Group. She is on the editorial board for Diabetic Management Journal (DMJ), is a board member of both Diabetes Counselling Online (DCO) and the Australian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM). Kate was a member of the working parties developing evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis and management of PCOS and type 1 diabetes in Australia.

Kate writes regularly for Diabetic Living Magazine and The Limbic Diabetes Educator. She has provided website content for the Australian Diabetes Council for more than 5 years. She has published articles in a number of other consumer publications and medical journals. Kate has written four consumer books and contributed the dietary chapters to several textbooks on the topics of diabetes, vegetarian and plant-based diets, PCOS, insulin resistance, glycemic index and pregnancy. Kate also speaks regularly on these topics to both health professionals and consumers. Currently Kate contributes to PCOS as a guest lecturer at The University of Sydney.

Kate is a recipient of the DAA Young Achievers Award, was a NSW finalist in the 2006 Telstra Business Women’s Awards, was awarded the DAA Joan Woodhill Prize for Excellent in Research – Doctorate Award for her PhD study on low GI diets for women with PCOS. Most recently, she has been awarded the ADEA Jan Baldwin National CDE of the Year.

Anne Marks

Anne Marks

Anne has 15 years experience in diabetes education in both public and private practice in Western Sydney. She received the JDRF Diabetes Educator of the Year award in 2011.Her qualifications include: A Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner), Bachelor of Nursing (Honours), Graduate Certificates in Diabetes, Child and Family Health and Cardiac Nursing.She is currently working full time as a lecturer at Western Sydney University and part time as a diabetes nurse practitioner in private practice, focusing on type 1 diabetes.

She is a PhD candidate, researching insulin therapy in primary schools and has published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Michelle Robins

Michelle Robins

Endorsed Nurse Practitioner CDEMichelle Robins has been working as a Credentialled Diabetes Educator for 22 years in services that have included tertiary hospitals and community health both in Victoria and Queensland.She has worked on 40 diabetes-related committees and working parties, presented at national and international conferences, more than 100 workshops and seminars and contributed chapters to several books.

Michelle currently is employed as the Nurse Practitioner Diabetes at Northern Health and is a member of the Deakin University Conjoint Academic staff.

She has produced several clinical guidelines and position statements for the Australian Diabetes Educators Association, and in 2010 received the Jan Baldwin Award to recognise and reward excellence in a holistic approach to diabetes education and care.

We also acknowledge the support of the following members: