Associate Professor Dorit Samocha-Bonet
After completing a BSc (Cum Laude) degree in Nutritional Sciences at the Hebrew University (Israel) in 1992, Associate Professor Dorit Samocha-Bonet joined the Nutrition and Dietetics Department at Tel Aviv Medical Center as a clinical dietician. In 1996 she completed a MSc (with Honours) in Clinical Biochemistry at Tel Aviv University (Israel). As a clinical dietician, Dorit noted the fact that only a minority of her patients could maintain a reduced healthy weight in the long term, and she decided to turn to research into obesity and metabolic disease. After the birth of her second child, she embarked on a PhD in medical science. After completing a PhD in Physiology and Pharmacology at Tel Aviv University (Israel) in 2006, she relocated to Sydney in 2007 where she took a postdoctoral position at the Diabetes & Metabolism Division at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. In 2013 she established the Clinical Insulin Resistance group. She is a Council member and Secretary of the Australian New Zealand Obesity Society, a body striving to improve the management of people living with obesity, fight stigma and prevent obesity through advocacy.
- 2011Skip Martin Early Career Fellow (Australian Diabetes Society)
- 2016Top ranked grant application from the Diabetes Australia Research Program (Australian Diabetes Society)
- 2018Award for contribution to early-career peers and postgraduate students - Garvan Institute of Medical Research
- 2021UNSW Head of School Award for Outstanding Contribution to Health Sciences
- 2022UNSW Education Innovation Award for the design of four new bachelor / masters health professional programs
- 2023Pathogens (Basel, Switzerland)10.3390/pathogens12091087
The Role of the Gastrointestinal Microbiome in Liver Disease.
Metabolomics and Lipidomics Signatures of Insulin Resistance and Abdominal Fat Depots in People Living with Obesity.
- 2021Ageing research reviews10.1016/j.arr.2021.101423
Diabetes mellitus and hearing loss: A review.
- 2021Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics10.1111/apt.16549
Systematic review with meta-analysis: dietary intake in adults with inflammatory bowel disease.
- 2021Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association10.1111/dme.14564
Insulin resistance in type 1 diabetes managed with metformin (INTIMET): Study protocol of a double-blind placebo-controlled, randomised trial.