Carmel Elizabeth Smart
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Last updated: 2/26/2018
Carmel Elizabeth Smart
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John Hunter Children'S Hospital
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2012 Doctor of Philosophy, Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Newcastle
2001 Postgraduate Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition, University of Melbourne
1988 Postgraduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics, Queensland University
1986 Bachelor of Science (Biochem), University of Queensland

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TRACK RECORD STATEMENT: Dr Carmel Smart has worked as a Specialist Endocrinology Dietician (07FTE) at the John Hunter Children’s Hospital for over twenty years. She completed her PhD in 2012 and has successfully written nationally competitive grants which have assisted her in being both an active clinician and researcher. Carmel is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer with the University of Newcastle. Relative to opportunity as a non-full timer Carmel has a strong track record of productivity. Her research focuses on the effect of macronutrients on glycaemia and she has over 18 publications in peer review journals in the past 5 years. She is recognised as a world expert on diet and Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and has been invited as lead author on national and international clinical practice guidelines in dietary management. Most recently, she was invited as a lead author on the American Diabetes Association Clinical Nutrition Guidelines and as a co-author on the International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) Preschool Guidelines (only Australian representative). Her research has translated into changes and improvements in clinical care at a global level. Carmel has been an invited plenary speaker at national and international conferences. She has won several awards including APEG Young Investigator (the first time this has been awarded to a non-medical graduate), two best poster awards at international conferences, Dietitians Association of Australia Contribution to Diabetes award and the HCRF Research Excellence award. Carmel was invited convenor of the ISPAD Health Professional Science School and the non-medical representative on the ISPAD advisory committee. In 2015, she was invited as a member of the JDRF International Expert Advisory Group for exercise management in T1D. Carmel co-supervises 3 PhD students. She is a co-chair of the APEG/ISPAD Committee for 2015 conference. Carmel, in association with A/Prof Bruce King, leads a growing team of researchers and has initiated national and international collaborations. She is also recognised as a clinical leader and her research focuses on questions that arise from clinical care.

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