Professor Helena Teede

I seek to inspire women to tap into their passions and to make their own mark on the world.

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Professor Helena Teede is committed to improving the health of the Australian community through world class research, best practice clinical research, prevention and treatment programs, strategic planning and health care leadership.

She is a passionate advocate for women who are vulnerable to chronic diseases.

Helena led the development of Happy Feet at Southern Health as part of the comprehensive prevention and treatment of diabetes and lifestyle related metabolic disease initiative.

She has contributed to many national and international publications and presentations on women's health, including diabetes, obesity and menopause.

Helena holds numerous honours including the Robert Greenblatt International Award for Outstanding Research, the Premiers Commendation for Medical Research, the National Heart Foundation Hammond Recognition Award for Research, and the 2008 Williamson Community Leadership Fellowship from Leadership Victoria for contributions to the health and wellbeing of Victorian women.

In 2009, Helena received the Minister's Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement and the 2009 National Health and Medical Research Council National Achievement Award for Excellence in Health and Medical Research.

Currently, Helena is the Head of Diabetes at Southern Health, the Director of Research at the Dr Jean Hailes Foundation, a Professor of Women's Health at Monash University and a member of the national Women's Health Policy Round Table and advisor to Federal Government.