Fremantle Hospital

Professor Timothy Davis is a general physician, endocrinologist and tropical medicine specialist at Fremantle Hospital, and Professor of Medicine at the University of Western Australia.  Professor Davis has Bachelor of Medical Science and Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degrees from the University of Western Australia and a PhD from the University of Oxford. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and of the Royal College of Physicians in London.

He had research interests in diabetes since 1978 and in tropical medicine since 1987, and is still active in both areas. Professor Davis is principal investigator of the Fremantle Diabetes Study, a large-scale prospective study of diabetes in a community-based cohort which has also led to the formation of the Busselton Diabetes Study and the Fremantle Cognition in Diabetes Study. He is also an associate investigator on the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study. His tropical/infectious diseases research group is involved in collaborative studies of malaria and bacterial infections in children and pregnant women in Papua New Guinea. Professor Davis is author or co-author of more than 400 original papers, the majority on diabetes, endocrinology, malaria and other tropical diseases. He has also authored many review articles, editorials and commissioned commentaries, books and book chapters.

Professor Davis is a member and past Vice President of the Australian Diabetes Society and was the Society’s 2014 Kellion Lecturer in recognition of his outstanding contribution to diabetes research and clinical care in Australia. He is a Co-Deputy Chair of the Australian Government Medical Services Advisory Committee, and a member of the National Health and Medical Research Council Research Translation Faculty Diabetes Steering Group.