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Contact Details

Email
ben.wheeler@otago.ac.nz
Position
Associate Professor / Paediatric Endocrinologist
Department
Department of Women's and Children's Health (Dunedin)
Qualifications
MB ChB(Otago) DCH PhD CCE FRACP
Research summary
Associate Professor Ben Wheeler is a Paediatric Endocrinologist and Paediatrician working for the University of Otago and the Southern District Health Board. His research focuses on access to and use of new technologies for children and young people
Clinical
Children’s health, Paediatric endocrinology and diabetes

Research

Associate Professor Ben Wheeler is a Paediatric Endocrinologist and Paediatrician working for the University of Otago and the Southern District Health Board.

His research focuses on access to and use of new technologies for children and young people affected by diabetes, as well as factors that impact on glycaemic control in diabetes. He also has a research interest in vitamin D and bone health during pregnancy, lactation, and infancy. He has a number of collaborations ongoing in these areas, and usually multiple clinical trials or studies running in these areas at any one time.

He is always looking for new collaborations and for new PhD and other research students to join his team.

Publications

Lever, C. S., Williman, J. A., Boucsein, A., Watson, A., Sampson, R. S., Sergel-Stringer, O. T., Keesing, C., … Wheeler, B. J., de Bock, M. I., & Paul, R. G. (2024). Real time continuous glucose monitoring in high-risk people with insulin-requiring type 2 diabetes: A randomised controlled trial. Diabetic Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/dme.15348 Journal - Research Article

McLean, N. H., Haszard, J. J., Daniels, L., Taylor, R. W., Wheeler, B. J., Conlon, C. A., … Katiforis, I., … Cox, A. M., … Bruckner, B., … Heath, A.-L. M. (2024). Baby food pouches, baby-led weaning, and iron status in New Zealand infants: An observational study. Nutrients, 16, 1494. doi: 10.3390/nu16101494 Journal - Research Article

Fisher, C., Williman, J., Burnside, M., Davies, H., Jefferies, C. A., Paul, R., Wheeler, B. J., & de Bock, M. (2024). Children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes in Aotearoa New Zealand: An online survey of workforce and outcomes 2021. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jpc.16566 Journal - Research Article

Boucsein, A., Zhou, Y., Michaels, V., Haszard, J. J., Jefferies, C., Wiltshire, E., … Watson, A. S., … de Bock, M. I., & Wheeler, B. J. (2024). Automated insulin delivery is the gold standard in children and youth with type 1 diabetes and suboptimal glycaemic control: Results from the CO-PILOT randomised controlled trial. Proceedings of the 47th New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD) Annual Scientific Meeting. OP3. Retrieved from https://www.nzssd.org.nz/ Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Gray, M., Boucsein, A., Zhou, Y., Haszard, J. J., Jefferies, C. A., Wiltshire, E. J., Styles, S. E., … de Bock, M. I., & Wheeler, B. J. (2024). Relationship between carbohydrate counting and carbohydrate announcement to glycaemic control in young people using AHCL insulin delivery. Proceedings of the 47th New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD) Annual Scientific Meeting. O23. Retrieved from https://www.nzssd.org.nz/ Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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