New Director Of Allied Health

Alison Bennett in the Baker Specialist Clinics

We are pleased to announce that we have recently developed a Director of Allied Health role to contribute to our clinical research efforts as well as ensuring quality care for our clients and evidence-based training for health professionals.

Accredited Practising Dietitian, Alison Bennett who has extensive experience working in the diabetes space both at the Institute and previously across numerous diabetes organisations including Diabetes Tasmania and Diabetes Queensland, has been appointed to this new position.

Head of Clinical Diabetes, Associate Professor Neale Cohen says we have experienced allied health professionals providing outstanding diabetes care, guidance and information and we want to enhance our research in this area, in line with the leading research already undertaken by our clinical research labs.

“We are delighted that Alison will take on this role to leverage our diabetes expertise and grow our clinical research interests in the allied health space,” he says.

“We are doing some exciting work with diabetes technology in particular which will be a focus for us moving forward.”

As part of her role, Alison heads a team of diabetes educators and dietitians and works closely with exercise physiologists to support clients and oversee specialised diabetes training for health professionals across Australia.

In the past 12 months, the team has educated and hosted placements for 102 health professionals from across Australia, sharing knowledge and skills to strengthen the diabetes workforce.

The team also continues to support clients across Victoria with in-person and telehealth appointments, caring for people with all forms of diabetes and associated health conditions.

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