Board of Directors

Professor Paul Zimmet AO

Paul  Zimmet

Director Emeritus

Paul Zimmet was founder and Director of the International Diabetes Institute (IDI), Australia's first institute dedicated exclusively to diabetes.

He is an Adjunct Professor at Monash University, is a Patron of Obesity Australia and Honorary President of the International Diabetes Federation. He is a member of the WHO Expert Panel on Diabetes. Paul is also a member of diabetes advisory boards for Novo Nordisk, Haptocure (Israel), and Janssen Cilag. 


Title University 
MD PhD FRACP FRCP (London) London
FACE FACN FAFPHM FTSE Honoris Doctoris Causa Complutense, Spain

Doctor of Laws (Monash), Hon. Member, Royal Spanish Academy of Medicine

Awards / Honours

Award/Honours  Association
 Annie Cunning Lecture Royal Australasian College of Physicians 
Kelly West Medal American Diabetes Association (ADA)
Eli Lilly Award IDF
AM Cohen Award Lecture EASD
Inaurgural Peter Bennett Diabetes Epidemiology Award for outstanding contributions to research on the epidemiology of diabetes  International Diabetes Epidemiology Group
Harold Rifkin Award ADA
Kellion Award Australian Diabetes Society
UNESCO / Mehnert / German Diabetes Union Award EASD
Banting Award Diabetes UK
Charles Best Award & Oration  Canada
Global Novartis award for longstanding contributions in the field of Diabetes  
Order of Australia (AM) 1993  
Order of Australia (AO) 2001 for services to medical research of national and international significance, particularly in the field of diabetes, as a leader of investigations into social, nutritional and lifestyle diseases, and to biotechnology development in Australia.