Prof David McIntyre

Professor David McIntyre trained in Endocrinology in Australia and Belgium.  He maintains an active clinical profile as Director of Obstetric Medicine at Mater Health Services.  He is Head of the Mater Clinical Unit at the University of Queensland.   

David has published over 160 papers (>8000 citations), primarily in the field of medical complications of pregnancy with a focus on diabetes and obesity.  Recent research studies have examined the effects of diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure during pregnancy on the health of Mothers and Babies, both during pregnancy and with long term follow up.  David is the Immediate Past Chair of the International Association of Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG).  In 2016, he became the first Australian trained clinician to receive the Norbert Freinkel Award for contributions to diabetes in pregnancy from the American Diabetes Association.

David has been closely involved in the translation of clinical research findings into clinical practice, in particular through the re definition of gestational diabetes and promotion of intensive insulin therapy in Type 1 diabetes through the DAFNE programme.