Professor Leonie Callaway

ATH - Professor

Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine

Overview

Professor Leonie Callaway is an Obstetric Physician, with a strong track record in clinical research relating to gestational diabetes, hypertension in pregnancy, medical disorders of pregnancy, clinical trials, clinical studies and epidemiology. Research funding to date has totalled in excess of 12 million dollars. This includes funding for a number of clinical trials and clinical studies as Chief Investigator supported by both the NH&MRC and the Medical Research Futures Fund.

Prof Callaway has a long track record of successful PhD scholar supervision. She has a particular interest in the issues of work life balance and wellbeing for scholars undertaking research higher degrees.

At present, Prof Callaway holds a number of roles including Director of Research within Women’s and Newborn Services at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Executive Director of the Women’s and Children’s Stream for Metro North Hospital and Health Service District and Co-Chair of the Queensland Maternal and Perinatal Quality Council. This work has been supported by qualifications in Executive Leadership and as a Company Director.

Prof Callaway’s past leadership experience is broad, and includes the domains of clinical education, health service delivery and research. Previous roles include Chair of the Board of the Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society, Deputy Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland, Acting Director of Internal Medicine Services at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and Head of the Royal Brisbane Clinical School for the University of Queensland.

Prof Callaway is particularly interested in the role of values such as integrity, respect and compassion, and their importance in workplace culture and wellbeing.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • MBBS, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

  • Aland, R. C., Babri, S., Bennett, S., Colbrook, P., Callaway, L. K., Fitzgerald, J. R., Forbes, K., Hutchinson, A., Kippers, V., Knaggs, R., Landmann, J., Lewis, A., McGill, J., McPhee, B., Mitchell, C., Moore, D., Ozolins, I., Rego, P., Schafer, J., Spooner, A., Thornton, E., Turner, J., Walker, P., WIlkinson, D. and Wood, W. (2008). School of Medicine clinical skills program handbook. Brisbane, Qld, Australia: School of Medicine, The University of Queensland.

Book Chapter

  • McIntyre, H. David, Dekker, Marloes, Barrett, Helen L. and Callaway, Leonie K. (2019). Obesity in pregnancy: epidemiology, mechanisms, nutritional and metabolic management. Frontiers in diabetes. (pp. 21-34) Basel, Switzerland: S. Karger AG. doi: 10.1159/000480163

  • Nitert, Marloes Dekker, Callaway, Leonie K., McIntyre, H. David and Barrett, Helen L. (2017). Biomarkers of metabolic and cardiovascular risk in gestational diabetes. Nutrition and diet in maternal diabetes. (pp. 147-159) edited by Rajkumar Rajendram, Victor R. Preedy and Vinood B. Patel. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-56440-1_13

  • McIntyre, H. David, Nitert, Marloes Dekker, Barrett, Helen L. and Callaway, Leonie K. (2017). Obesity and diabetes in pregnancy. A practical manual of diabetes in pregnancy. (pp. 87-103) edited by David R. McCance, Michael Maresh and David A. Sacks. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781119043805.ch7

  • Gomez Arango, Luisa F., Barrett, Helen L., Callaway, Leonie K., McIntyre, H. David and Nitert, Marloes Dekker (2017). Probiotics in the prevention of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM). Nutrition and diet in maternal diabetes. (pp. 275-288) edited by Rajkumar Rajendram, Victor R. Preedy and Vinood B. Patel. Cham: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-56440-1_22

  • Dekker Nitert, M., Barrett, H. L., de Jersey, S., Matusiak, K., McIntyre, H. D. and Callaway, L. K. (2014). Preconception care and barriers to addressing overweight and obesity: a focus on weight loss advice and weight loss strategies. Handbook of diet and nutrition in the menstrual cycle, periconception and fertility. (pp. 327-342) edited by HollinsMartin, C, VanDenAkker, O, Martin, C and Preedy, VR. Wageningen, Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers. doi: 10.3920/978-90-8686-767-7.020

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision