Alicia Jenkins

Endocrinologist and Researcher

NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney



An endocrinologist and researcher with interests in the clinical care of people with Type 1 diabetes and the prediction and prevention of the acute and chronic complications of diabetes. Having trained in Australia, the USA, the UK and Ireland, since 2013 Alicia is a Professor of Diabetes and Vascular Medicine at the National Health and Medical Research Council Clinical Trial Centre, University of Sydney and also holds appointments at the University of Melbourne and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. She has 35 years clinical experience and over 25 years research experience. She has lead roles in multicenter clinical trials including the REMOVAL, FAME-1 Eye and insulin pump and sensor studies and in observational studies and also leads a biomarker laboratory. She has over 330 publications and has supervised over 20 higher research degree students to completion. Her research has been funded by the NHMRC (Australia), JDRF, the American Diabetes Association, NIH and industry (mainly investigator-initiated studies). Alicia leads the JDRF Australia’s Clinical Research Node at the NHMRC CTC. She served 8-years on the Australian Diabetes Society Council, is on the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Western Pacific Executive Council and on the Boards of two diabetes aid organizations (Insulin For Life) and the IDF Life For a Child program.