Awards and Recognition


FameLab Talking Science Awards

ACBRD PhD candidate, Jasmine Schipp, was selected as a state semi-finalist in the research communication competition FameLab for: ‘A pancreas in your pocket: navigating the challenges of open-source artificial pancreas systems’.

Top 2% most cited scientists globally

Prof Jane Speight and Prof Tim Skinner were both included in a new list of the top 2% most cited scientists globally in 2019 (across all scientific disciplines). Prof Skinner also made the top 2% across his career.

Diabetes Victoria Employee Recognition Award

Jennifer Halliday and Dr Edith Holloway were joint recipients of the Diabetes Victoria Employee Recognition Award for their work on two TTRA project grant expressions of interest.


Jennifer Halliday awarded the Roche Best Oral Presentation Award

Halliday JA, Speight J, Russell-Green S, O E, Hagger V, Morris A, Sturt J, Hendrieckx C. Diabetes distress e-Learning for credentialled diabetes educators: A pilot randomised controlled trial.


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

Profile published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology

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

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)


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



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