CEDOR team

Principal Investigator

Professor Dr Jeremy Krebs, MBChB, FRACP, MD

Dr Jeremy Krebs is an Endocrinologist at Capital and Coast District Health Board, where he also heads CEDOR. He is a Professor at the University of Otago, Wellington, and part of the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre.

His MD thesis examined the association between obesity and insulin resistance, immersing him in both large intervention studies and small detailed physiological studies, using multiple techniques to measure body composition, insulin sensitivity, and other physiological parameters.

Jeremy continues to develop research projects in both areas, with a particular focus on the association between obesity and type 2 diabetes, both from an aetiology and management perspective. His Inaugural Professorial Lecture can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSmBT24zsJ8&t=4s

Research Programmes Manager

Cecilia Ross, RN

Cecilia manages all the contractual, financial and human resources aspects of CEDOR, while still coordinating research trials.

Research Fellows

Dr Amber Parry Strong, PhD

Amber holds a MSc, PGDipDiet and PhD. Her doctoral research was managing the dietary intervention for the Diabetes Excess Weight Loss (DEWL) trial. DEWL was a multi-centre clinical trial, comparing the effects of a high carbohydrate diet with a high protein diet in 418 overweight individuals with type 2 diabetes, on weight, glycaemic control and lipids.

Amber is currently a Research Fellow at CEDOR, and remains involved in many areas of diabetes research that include dietary factors – such as treatment, education and prevention.

Endocrine and Diabetes Specialists

Dr Brian Corley, PhD, MBChB

Dr Brian Corley is a Diabetes Research Fellow at CEDOR. He graduated with first class honours from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2008. He started working with CEDOR in 2015 and is enrolled in a PhD programme via the University of Otago. He is also continuing advanced training in Diabetes & Endocrinology with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. His research interests include the study of gut hormones, diabetes remission and metabolism in the overweight and obese.

Dr Rosemary Hall, PhD, MBChB, FRACP

Dr Hall is a consultant endocrinologist at the Endocrine, Diabetes and Research Centre at Capital and Coast Health. She has over 10 years experience in research, from basic physiological experiments to multi-centre intervention trials. Her PhD, completed in Cambridge, UK, investigated the association between dietary protein, energy regulation and metabolic disease using highly controlled physiological studies and a variety of techniques to measure energy intake, energy expenditure, body composition and metabolic parameters, including research performed in a whole body calorimeter.

Her current research interests include investigating the association between diabetes in pregnancy and diabetes in later life, and the relationship between obesity, energy regulation and diabetes.

Dr Richard Carroll, PhD, MBChB, FRACP

Richard is an endocrinologist who completed his postgraduate training in Wellington, Sydney, and London. His clinical interests include endocrine tumours of the pituitary, adrenal gland, and gastrointestinal tract, familial endocrine disease syndromes, monogenic diabetes, and obesity.

His research interests overlap with his clinical interests, and additionally include obesity and the link with insulin resistance, bariatric surgery as a weight loss intervention, mechanisms underlying weight loss and diabetes improvements after bariatric surgery, and the role of gastrointestinal hormones in disease. He is currently undertaking a PhD exploring the long term outcomes after bariatric surgery with particular emphasis on use of this intervention in patients with pre existing type 2 diabetes.

Dr Elaine Barrington-Ward, MBChB, FRACP

Elaine is an endocrinologist who takes significant oversight of the pharmaceutical trials. She also has an interest in endocrine research and is the Clinical Leader for the wider Diabetes and Endocrine Department.

Research Nurses

Margaret Ward, RN

Emily Walsh, RN

Research Assistant

Helena Faherty

Our research team of nurses make the trials happen here at CEDOR, and between them have a wealth of experience in different areas of research.

Last updated 16 July 2019.