Research Themes

Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease



Prof Alicia Jenkins

Professor, Diabetes and Vascular Medicine

Professor Alicia Jenkins is the Director of Diabetes and Vascular Medicine at the CTC. She is a clinical endocrinologist and lipidologist, focusing on Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and their associated microvascular and macrovascular complications.

Alicia has a high profile nationally and internationally for her research into the prediction and prevention and underlying mechanisms of diabetes complications and in the use of frontier technologies in diabetes care, including insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors and telehealth. With over 25 years of research experience she leads both clinical and basic science research groups exploring diabetes and its complications, pre-diabetes, beta cell biology, circulating and tissue biomarkers, vascular imaging and telehealth. She has extensive research collaborations locally and globally.

Alicia is unique in having skills in basic sciences (cell and molecular biology - including genetics, epigenetics and the gut microbiome - and animal models), clinical medicine, clinical trials research and translation of evidence into practice in the specialty areas of adult and paediatric diabetes, lipids, biomarkers and cardiovascular disease. She is sought after as a lecturer to her peers and to lay communities in Australia and overseas. Her clinical practice relates predominantly to Type 1 diabetes care from youth to old age, including insulin pump and glucose sensor use.


View Alicia's publications.