The ENDIA Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is made up of clinicians and researchers who make all the key decisions about how the ENDIA Study is conducted and managed.

Research Coordinators

The Research Coordinators are a dedicated group of experienced and skilled Registered Nurses, Midwives, and Phlebotomists (people specially trained to take blood). ENDIA participants would have regular follow-ups with one of these coordinators to see how baby is developing as part of the study.

Back Row (left to right): Christine Monagle (Monash Health, VIC), Angela Schmidt (Brisbane, QLD), Amanda Hulley (Monash Health, VIC), Julianne Wilson (Brisbane, QLD), Bill Nash (consumer representative, SA), Alison Roberts (Perth, WA), Jessica Bolitho (Sydney, NSW), Alexandra Tully (Perth, WA), Jacki Catteau (Newcastle, NSW), Debra Bezuidenhout (Sydney, NSW), Susan Brandrick (Sydney, NSW), Alison Gwiazdzinski (Adelaide, SA), Emma Brownrigg (Brisbane, QLD), Solveig Ober (Geelong, VIC), Nakita Clements (Geelong, VIC), Jasmin Foster (Geelong, VIC)

Front row (left to right): Benjamin Ramoso (Adelaide, SA), Candice Hall (Melbourne, VIC), Azita Keytash (Melbourne, VIC), Meredith Krieg (Adelaide, SA), Kelly McGorm (Adelaide, SA), Sarah Beresford, (Adelaide, SA). Absent from photo: Belinda Moore (Melbourne, VIC, pictured below).

ENDIA Students, Technical and Support Staff

South Australia

Dr Chris Hope (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Adelaide), Dr Tim Sadlon (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Adelaide), Ying Ying Wong (PhD Student, University of Adelaide), Ms Dao Huynh (Research Officer, University of Adelaide), Mr Trung Huynh (Research Officer, University of Adelaide), Ms Leanne Hornibrook, (Senior Administration, University of Adelaide), Pat Ashwood (Data Manager, University of Adelaide).

Western Australia

Ms Sabrina Binkowski (Research Assistant, Telethon Kids), Ms Ace Choo, (Research Assistant, Telethon Kids), Quang Nguyen (Harry Perkins), Rebekah Brittain (Research Assistant, Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research), Sylvia Young (UWA)

New South Wales

Dr Ki Wook Kim (Postdoctoral Fellow, UNSW), Ms Emily Gibson (Research Officer, UNSW), Sonia Isaacs (PhD Student, UNSW), Marcus Vallejo (Research Officer, NSW Health)

Victoria

Ms Kelly Watson and Ms Cecilia Hsieh (Scientists, Royal Melbourne Hospital) Mr William Hu (eResearcher, University of Melbourne), Dr Esther Bandala-Sanchez, Dr Naiara Bediaga, & Dr Alexandra Schulze (Postdoctoral Fellows, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute), Mr Dexing Huang (Research Officer, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute), Ms Alana Neale, Ms Jocelyn Penington, Ms Katrina Ngui and Ms Natalie Stone (Research Assistants, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute), Danielle Kennedy and Minh Bui (Research Officers, Barwon Health).

Queensland

Mr Nathan Stone (Research Officer, University of Queensland)

Dietitians

  ENDIA’s Dietitians, Rachel and Stephanie, are based in Adelaide at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. They are responsible for collecting and interpreting all the food and nutrition information from the infant feeding diaries and diet recalls. Participants of ENDIA will occasionally receive phone calls from our dietitians to chat about baby’s food and fluids over the most recent 24 hour period at the time of the call.

Research Officer, Dexing Huang, hard at work in the lab processing samples.

Consumer Representative – Bill Nash

Bill Nash is a father of two children. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just before he turned 5 years of age. Without giving his age away, that’s over 35 years ago! He is a fire sprinkler system design/draftsman. Outside of work, Bill’s interests include cycling, swimming, fishing and car restoration. He decided to help with the ENDIA Study to give something back to the people who are putting time and effort into Type 1 Research. “It would also be great to know that I had some small input into possibly finding out some valuable information that one day could assist in preventing people developing Type 1.”