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Lowe, Julia - MB.ChBFRCP (UK) M.Med.Sci
University of Toronto Appointment(s): Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5
Diabetes Related Research Activities:
I received broad training as a specialist general internal physician, as well as specialty training in endocrinology in the UK. After completing this I went to Australia where I worked 25 years, first in community practice and then as a staff physician at John Hunter Hospital one of the teaching hospitals for Newcastle Medical school. I have a Masters in clinical epidemiology. For 4 years I was the Area Director of Diabetes for the Hunter region of NSW. My research interests are in chronic diabetes in pregnancy and health care delivery for diabetes. My research projects included the HAPO study and the Australian Longitudinal Study in Women's health, and a survey of Australian women with gestational diabetes. I also have funding for research into the epidemiology and use of health services by women with diabetes, and follow up of people who have attended diabetes and prediabetes education programmes in the Hunter and to redesign the service provided for young people with Type 1 diabetes in rural areas. In January 2008 I started work at the University of Toronto where I hold the rank of Associate Professor. Since coming to Toronto I have started a research programme on the management of diabetes in hospital inpatients and collaborated with colleagues in research on diabetes in pregnancy as well as continuing my Australian research.