Professor Jennifer Couper

Professor Jennifer Couper


Head of Paediatrics
The University of Adelaide
Elected in 2022
Citation on election

Professor Jenny Couper is a practising clinician and researcher who leads innovations for children at-risk or with type 1 diabetes. Her research is in the prevention of type 1 diabetes and the prevention of cardiovascular complications. She heads the first global investigation of the early life origins of type 1 diabetes and co-leads prevention trials. Through her work, she has found ways to detect cardiovascular disease early in children with type 1 diabetes and shown the benefits of exercise, diet and medication.

Professor Couper trains paediatric endocrinologists, writes international guidelines and facilitates international training on the International Society of Pediatrics and Adolescent Diabetes Advisory Council.

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