Awards and Recognition


Dr Virginia Hagger awarded Deakin University’s Alfred Deakin Medal for Doctoral Thesis


Prof Jane Speight included in #LancetWomen

 The Lancet’s virtual collection: Profiles of Women Leaders (complied for International Women’s Day)

PsychoSocial Aspects of Diabetes Study Group / Novo Nordisk: ‘Science Award’ 

Lake A, Browne JL, Abraham C, Tumino D, Hines C, Rees G, Speight J. A tailored intervention to promote uptake of retinal screening among young adults with type 2 diabetes – an intervention mapping approach. BMC Health Services Research, 2018; 18: 396


Diabulimia Helpline: ‘Innovation Award’

Araia E, Hendrieckx C, Pouwer F, Speight J, King R. Gender differences in disordered eating behaviors and body dissatisfaction among adolescents with type 1 diabetes: Results from diabetes MILES Youth


Prof Speight awarded Fellowship of the British Psychological Society (FBPsS)

The highest designation the Society can bestow is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society (FBPsS), showing a significant contribution to and understanding of the discipline

Case study included in Global Diabetic Retinopathy Advocacy Initiative’s Integrated Care For Diabetes And Eye Health: A Global Compendium of Best Practice

Lake AJ and Speight J. Evidence-based leaflet to promote uptake of retinal screening among young adults in Australia (pp19-21)

Profile published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology

‘Jane Speight: tackling diabetes and its stigma Down Under’


Finalist in VicHealth Awards: ‘Research into Action’

Hendrieckx C, Halliday JA, Beeney L, Speight J (2016) Diabetes and Emotional Health: A Handbook for Health Professionals Supporting Adults with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. Canberra: National Diabetes Services Scheme



Australian Association for Academic Primary Care (AAAPC): ‘Most Distinguished Paper’ 

Furler J, O’Neal D, Speight J, Manski-Nankervis J, Gorelik A, Holmes-Truscott E, et al. Overcoming clinical inertia in primary care based transition to insulin to improve outcomes in type 2 diabetes: Results of the Stepping Up cluster RCT


Council of Academic Public Health Institutions of Australia (CAPHIA) Inaugural Team Award for ‘Excellence and Innovation in Public Health Research’

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Finalist (Highly Commended) in Victorian Public Healthcare Awards: ‘Excellence in Supporting Self-Managed Healthcare’

‘OzDAFNE: a structured self-management program improving biomedical and psychological outcomes for adults with type 1 diabetes’


Deakin University Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Partnerships



Australia and New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS): ‘First prize for clinical research’ 

Dixon J, Browne JL, Reddy P, Pouwer F, Speight J. Severely obese people with type 2 diabetes experience impaired emotional well-being and socioeconomic disadvantage: Results from Diabetes MILES – Australia