Merlin Thomas

Merlin Thomas

Adjunct Professor of Preventive Medicine at Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute

His research laboratory is situated at the JDRF/ Danielle Alberti Memorial Centre for the study of Diabetes Complications at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne. Their work is focused on reducing the burden of diabetes in Australia. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Diabetes Australia, the Australian NHMRC, Kidney Health Australia and the National Heart Foundation also support his work. Dr Thomas has published over 200 articles in many of the worlds leading medical journals. He is also best-selling author of ‘Understanding Type 2 Diabetes" , "Fast Living, Slow Ageing" and the "Baker IDI CSIRO Diabetes Plan"


–present Laboratory Head, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute


2004  University of Melbourne, PhD
2000  Royal Australasian College of Physicians, FRACP
1992  University of Otago, MBChB

Research Areas

Medical Physiology (1116)
Clinical Sciences (1103)
1 article


Articles by Merlin

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