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Associate Professor Jeremy KrebsContact details

Tel +64 4 918 6630


Dr Jeremy Krebs is an Endocrinologist and Clinical Leader of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Capital and Coast District Health Board, where he heads the research group. He is also a Professor at the University of Otago, Wellington, and part of the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre.

His MD thesis examined the association between obesity and insulin resistance, immersing him in both large intervention studies and small detailed physiological studies, using multiple techniques to measure body composition, insulin sensitivity, and other physiological parameters.

Jeremy continues to develop research projects in both areas, with a particular focus on the association between obesity and type 2 diabetes, both from an aetiology and management perspective.

Inaugural Professorial Lecture

On Wednesday, 12 June 2019 Professor Jeremy Krebs gave his Inaugural Professorial lecture (IPL) on 'From haggis to hāngi: Are we what we eat?'.


Barthow, C., Kuiper, N., Betty, B., Viliamu-Amusia, I., Bryant, L., Ranchhod, D., … McKinlay, E., & Krebs, J. (2023). Seen and unseen work: The intensity of service provision for individuals with type 2 diabetes in a high-needs population [Research letter]. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 136(1581), 79-85. Retrieved from

Amataiti, T., Hall, R., Hood, F., Krebs, J., & Weatherall, M. (2023). Does providing fruit and vegetables or supermarket vouchers increase adherence to a reduced carbohydrate diet in women with gestational diabetes? Proceedings of the 46th New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD) Annual Scientific Meeting. Poster 7. Retrieved from

Lovell, A. L., Roy, R., Klein, A., Cavadino, A., Foster, M., Krebs, J. D., … Merry, T. L. (2023). Habitual dietary patterns, nutrient intakes, and adherence to the Mediterranean diet among New Zealand adults: The NZ MED cross-sectional study. Nutrients, 15, 2663. doi: 10.3390/nu15122663

Pretz, D., Heyward, P. M., Krebs, J., Gruchot, J., Barter, C., Silcock, P., Downes, N., Rizwan, M. Z., Boucsein, A., Bender, J., Burgess, E. J., Boer, G. A., Keerthisinghe, P., Perry, N. B., & Tups, A. (2023). A dahlia flower extract has anti-diabetic properties by improving insulin function in the brain. Life Metabolism, 2(4), load026. doi: 10.1093/lifemeta/load026

Gurney, J., Stanley, J., Teng, A., Robson, B., Scott, N., Sika-Paotonu, D., … Krebs, J., & Koea, J. (2023). Equity of cancer and diabetes co-occurrence: A national study with 44 million person-years of follow-up. JCO Global Oncology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1200/GO.22.00357

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