Our staff hold roles with, and act as advisors for, a large number of organisations working in diabetes and obesity prevention, care and research.
Our group undertake work with various international agencies including:
- World Cancer Research Fund International (Jim Mann works extensively with the fund)
- World Health Organisation (Jim Mann been a member of the Expert Advisory Panel on Nutrition since 2011)
- Food Standards Australia New Zealand (providing research expertise)
- Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society (Rachael Taylor is Secretary and Executive Council member)
Staff also review grant applications and manuscript submissions for many bodies, including, but not limited to:
- Canadian Medical Association Journal
- Diabetes UK
- National Institutes of Health (USA)
- The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
- British Medical Journal
- The Lancet
Staff also hold editorial roles for several journals including Pediatric Obesity, the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and Atherosclerosis.
Our group provides advisory expertise for several government bodies including:
- The Atlas of Healthcare Variation, Health Quality & Safety Commission (Jim Mann is chair of the Diabetes advisory sub-group)
- Health Promotion Agency (Jim Mann chairs the Nutrition and Physical Activity Technical Advisory Group and Rachael Taylor is a member of the Expert Advisory Group)
- Health Research Council (all staff review grants and are on various funding committees and Kirsten Coppell is a member of the HRC college of experts)
- The Health Select Committee Report (New Zealand Parliament, Jim Mann was an expert advisor to the health select committee)
- Ministry of Health (Jim Mann was a member of the Steering Group on Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: Quality Improvement Plan and Rachael Taylor was a member of the Food and Beverage Classification for Educational Settings Technical Advisory Group. Both Jim and Kirsten Coppell currently serve on the National Diabetes Service Improvement Group working on preventative and reactive measures to curb diabetes' impact)
- Health Workforce New Zealand Diabetes Review Group (Kirsten Coppell was an invited member of this group)
The NZ Diabetes and Obesity Research Review features independent commentary on recently published research in the areas of diabetes and obesity. This expert commentary is provided by EDOR member Associate Professor Jeremy Krebs, Endocrinologist and Clinical Leader at Wellington Hospital.