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2023 Visiting Professor: Public Program

Updated: Oct 16, 2023



Emeritus Professor Ian Macdonald arrives in Adelaide at the end of October to commence his Visiting Professor Program with NCHRF.


This program includes public events for students, practitioners and researchers, where attendees will be able to hear from Professor Macdonald about his research findings and interests in obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and exercise.

Bookings for events will open shortly.



Public Program

Tuesday 31 October - Royal Adelaide Hospital

12:30 pm

RAH Grand Round: Using Integrated Human Psychology to Study Nutritional and Metabolic Disturbances


Thursday 2 November - Exhibition Hall, National Wine Centre

6.00 pm

NCHRF Public Lecture: Diet, Lifestyle and Health

Book tickets for this event here


Tuesday 7 November - Modbury Hospital

12.20 pm

Modbury Grand Round: Insulin Sensitivity: Impact of Diet, Surgical Trauma and Physical Inactivity


Tuesday 7 November - Online

4.00pm - 6.00pm

Diabetes Symposium (Online Forum): Nottingham and Nagoya

Register for this event here


Wednesday 8 November - Lyell McEwin Hospital Lecture Theatre

12.00 pm

Lyell McEwin Hospital Grand Round: Insulin Sensitivity: Impact of Diet, Surgical Trauma and Physical Inactivity


Wednesday 8 November - Online

3:30 pm - 4.30 pm

Aged Care Nurses Session: Impact of High Carbohydrate Meals on Blood Pressure in Older People


Wednesday 8 November - Online/ SAPMEA

7.00 pm - 8.00 pm

General Practitioners Session: Prevention and Remission of Type 2 Diabetes: Intervention Studies




Emeritus Professor Ian Macdonald

Professor Ian Macdonald of the University of Nottingham is the Northern Community Health and Research Foundation Visiting Professor for 2023.


Since 1991 Professor Macdonald has held many positions including Professor of Metabolic Physiology, Head of the School of Biomedical Sciences, Director of Research for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Head of the School of Life Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Nottingham University.


Ian Macdonald’s research interests are concerned with the functional consequences of metabolic and nutritional disturbances in health and disease, with specific interests in obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and exercise. A major feature has been the study of multiple body systems to evaluate whole body responses.


Two major areas of current interest relate to the use of MR imaging and spectroscopy for assessing alterations in metabolism and the influence of nutrients and metabolic disturbances on gene expression in adipose tissue and muscle. Current work in these areas relates to physical activity and inactivity (including immobilisation), obesity and diabetes.


He has published over 400 peer-reviewed original research papers, together with reviews, book chapters and invited contributions. He has been President of the UK Nutrition Society, Treasurer of Federation of European Neuroscience Societies and of the World Obesity Federation.



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