Adjunct Professor of Preventive Medicine, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Professor Christopher Thomas is a physician and a scientist. His work links the complex disciplines of biochemistry and biology to the real needs of real people. 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)