Research Staff


Phone: +61 2 4734 4754
Nepean Hospital
The Sydney Medical School Nepean
PO Box 63

The Sydney Medical School Nepean Metabolic Research Group

Associate Professor Emily Hibbert


Head of Department Endocrinology and Diabetes/ Acting Head of Medicine

Emily Hibbert is a general clinical endocrinologist with a particular interest in medical education. She has worked at Concord Hospital for the last 15 years as a Clinical Academic with the University of Sydney. She moved to Nepean Hospital early in 2012. She is involved in both medical education and endocrinology research.


Emily has supervised a number of medical students in research projects over the years, addressing such topics as educational interventions in patients with diabetes, incidence of minimal trauma fracture presenting to emergency and the percentage of these patients assessed for osteoporosis and correlations between 25OH vitamin D levels and known prognostic markers in patients with colorectal cancer.

Dr Kathryn Williams


Adult Clinical Lead Family Obesity Services NBM-LHD and Senior Lecturer, Department of Academic Medicine, SMSN, The University of Sydney
BMed(Sci) MBBS (Hons I), PhD, FRACP

Kathryn is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney and the Adult Clinical Lead for the newly established Family Obesity Services in the Nepean-Blue Mountains Local Health District. This service is one of the only trans-generational multi-disciplinary obesity clinics in NSW and aims to deliver state of the art family-based interventions to its patients. It maintains a strong focus on research, particularly in a collaborative capacity with other relevant disciplines. Kathryn is also an HVMO at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and a Clinical Investigator at the Boden Institute. She works as an endocrinologist in private practice.

Kathryn completed her medical training in 2001 at the University of New South Wales with first class honours and has also completed a PhD in 2016 via the University of Sydney examining the relationship between type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. She has a strong interest in diabetes and metabolic health. She also has an interest in the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, previously working at the Aboriginal Medical Service in Redfern from 2015-2016. She has been the Unit of Study Coordinator for the Diabetes Management and Advanced Diabetes Management units of study for the Postgraduate Metabolic Health Program at Sydney University from 2014-2016 and continues to teach Sydney Medical Students at Nepean Clinical School on a regular basis.

Contact details

Dr Kathryn Williams

Phone: +61 2 4734 4754
Fax: +61 2 9515 6262

Dr Bernard Champion


Department Endocrinology and Diabetes Lecturer

Dr Bernard Champion is a Sydney Endocrinologist and Medical Educator. He has clinical research interests in diabetes, nutrition, thyroid disease and HPA disease. He runs a dedicated Dynamic Endocrine Testing service at Nepean Hospital, as well as a Gestational Endocrine Service.


Dr Hooshang Lahooti


Lecturer and Senior Scientist

Dr Lahooti is Principal Scientist and Conjoint Lecturer teaching Evidence-Based Medicine. Dr Lahooti's main research focus is on Molecular Genetics of Thyroid Eye Disease (Thyroid Ophthalmopathy) at Nepean Clinical School, University of Sydney. Dr Lahooti and Professor Jack R Wall have published many articles on Autoimmune Thyroid Disorders and developed a unique laboratory test, which is found to be useful by ophthalmologists and endocrinologists to manage patients with various eye and thyroid disorders.

Dr Lahooti supervises Masters, PhD students, and Post-doctoral Fellows. He is Member of NBMLHD Scientific Advisory and Human Ethic Committees., WSLHD Institutional Bio-safety committee, Australian Institute of Medical Scientist, Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists, Human Genetic Society of Australasia, Molecular Genetic society of Australia and Endocrine Society of Australia. Dr Lahooti is Academic Board Member of Australian College of Medical Scientist and Research. Dr Lahooti serves on Editorial Boards of many Scientific and Medical Journals
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