Vinutha Shetty

Dr

  • The University of Western Australia (M561), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 53 A Second Avenue, Claremont

    6010 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

 

Dr Vinutha Shetty is an Endocrinology consultant at Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) and lead of the adolescent diabetes service within Endocrinology Department. She is a clinical lecturer with University of WA (UWA) and has completed her PhD in 2020. Dr Shetty is also a clinical researcher with Telethon Kids Institute and leads the exercise research theme at the Children’s Diabetes Centre a clinical research team based at PCH and the Institute. She has established an active program of exercise clinical research at PCH/TKI and play a key role in collaboration and networking with other national and international centres. She has won multiple awards and grants, has published many peer reviewed papers and presented in both national and international conferences included invited speaker engagements.  

 

Current Appointments

  1. Consultant Paediatric Endocrinology; Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Perth Children’s Hospital
  2. Senior Research Fellow; Children’s Diabetes Centre, Telethon Kids Institute, Perth, Australia
  3. Clinical Senior Lecturer; Medical School, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

 

Current Projects, roles and responsibilities

  1. Current Research:
  •  RGS00000003886 - A novel digital solution to educate and empower young people with

       T1D on how to exercise safely (Principal Investigator).

  • RGS0000004688 - Improving mental health outcomes for adolescents with T1D through exercise intervention (Principal Investigator).
  • RGS00000001333 - Quantifying dietary protein requirements to prevent nocturnal hypoglycaemia in individuals with T1D following afternoon moderate intensity exercise. (Associate Investigator).
  • RGS0000003900 - Supporting players with T1D and their coaches in sport (Principal Investigator).
  • RGS0000004866 - Validating physical activity assessment in T1D (Associate Investigator).
  • RGS00000000029 - A phase 3, open-label, multicenter study of weekly MOD-4023 compared to GENOTROPIN therapy in pre-pubertal children with GH deficiency (Associate Investigator).
  1. Associate Investigator of the 2020 ‘Move to Improve” an Australian first program to deliver exercise as medicine for children with chronic disease. The Stan Perron Grant $ 2,810,104
  2. Associate Investigator of the 2021 JDRF 5-year JDRF Global Centre of Excellence Grant $8,000,000
  3. Conducted Exercise Workshop at Children’ Diabetes Centre (2018) and 2020 Australasian Diabetes Association annual scientific meeting.

5. Reviewer Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Care (APEC) and JDRF Rebecca Davies Fellowship Grants.

6. Journal Reviewer of Paediatric Diabetes, Diabetic Medicine, Endocrinology Today and Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health.

7. Teaching:

In the last 5 years, supervised 6 RACP basic and advanced trainees, 2 overseas medical students from Sweden, 5 Masters Student from Curtin University, 3 medical MD students and 1 Honors student from University of Western Australia for their research projects. Currently mentoring 2 UWA medical students

 

Biography

Grant Support

  • 2021 Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation $ 49,490; Teaching Kitchens – an innovative program for enhancing self-management in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
  • 2019 IMPACT Philanthropy Application Program (Perpetual Grant) $50,000; “Improving mental health outcomes for adolescents with T1D through exercise intervention”.
  • 2017 JDRF Mentored Clinical Research Fellowship Grant $80,000; Guidelines to reduce hypoglycaemia and glucose excursions caused by exercise in young individuals with type 1 diabetes.
  • 2017 Telethon Trust Grant $60,000; Developing an Exercise Guidelines App for people with Type 1 Diabetes
  • 2015 Children’s Diabetes Centre Seeding Grant, $20,000; The effect of acute exercise on DNA methylation of genes in the leukocytes of children with type 1 diabetes.
  • 2014 Pfizer Australian Paediatric Endocrine Care Grant $50,000; The effect of exercise intensity on glucose intake to maintain stable blood glucose levels under hyperinsulinaemic conditions in individuals with type 1 diabetes.
  • 2013 Telethon Research Fellowship Grant $145,801; The effect of exercise intensity on glucose intake to maintain stable blood glucose levels under hyperinsulinaemic conditions in individuals with type 1 diabetes.
  • 2012 Pfizer Australian Paediatric Endocrine Care Grant $50,000; Improving guidelines to allow children with type 1 diabetes to exercise safely
  • 2012 Telethon Research Fellowship Grant $145,801; The effect of exercise intensity on glucose intake to maintain stable blood glucose levels under basal insulin conditions in individuals with type 1 diabetes

Biography

Awards

  • 2021   Finalist 2021 CAHS Telethon Pitch for securing grants- acT1ve 2.0: A novel digital solution

                        to educate and empower young people with T1D on how to exercise safely

  • 2020 Finalist CAHS Innovation Challenge 2020-Teaching Kitchens– an innovative program for

                       enhancing self-management in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.

  • 2017 Faculty HMS Early Career Researcher Best Publication Award; The University of

                       Western Australia.

  • 2014 Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group (APEG) Young Investigator Award.
  • 2013 Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Trainee Research Award for excellence

                       in the field of Paediatric Medicine, Australia and New Zealand.

  • 2012 RACP Advanced Trainee Research Award for excellence, Western Australia.
  • 1998 International Ambulatory Paediatrics Award.
  • 1998 Dr James Flett Endowment Award; Indian Academy of Paediatrics.
  • 1997 Best Academic Performance, MD Paediatrics Lokamanya Tilak Medical College, Mumbai.

       

Biography

Journal Publications

  • Lew SM, Hewlett CKL, Anderson D, Finberg M, Ng L, Spence AL, Maiorana A, *Shetty VB, *Davey RJ. *Contributed equally as co-senior authors. Questionnaires Measuring Physical Activity in Children with Chronic Conditions: A Systematic Paediatric Exercise Science. 2022 (Accepted).
  • Soon WH, Fournier PA, Abraham MB, Smith GJ, Paramalingam N, Shetty VB, Guelfi KJ, Jones TW, Davis EA. Reproducibility of plasma glucose responses to moderate-intensity exercise in individuals with Type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Medicine. 2022 (Accepted).
  • Shetty VB, Soon WHK, Roberts AG, Fried L, Roby HC, Smith GJ, Fournier PA, Jones TW, Davis EA. A Novel Mobile Health App to Educate and Empower Young People with Type 1 Diabetes to Exercise Safely: Prospective Single-Arm Mixed Methods Pilot Study. JMIR Diabetes. 2021;6 (4) e29739.
  • Shetty VB, Smith G, Paramalingam N, Roby H, Davis EA, Jones TW, Fournier PA. Antidiuretic hormone and the activation of glucose production during high intensity aerobic exercise. Metabolism Open. 2021;11 100113.
  • Shetty VB, Fournier PA, Paramalingam N, Roby HC, Jones TW, Davis EA. Effect of exercise intensity on exogenous glucose requirements to maintain stable glycaemia at high insulin levels in type 1 diabetes. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2021; 106 (1): e83-e93. Doi: 10.1210/clinem/dgaa768.
  • Chetty T, Shetty VB, Fournier PA, Adolfsson P, Jones TW, Davis EA. Exercise Management for Young People with Type 1 Diabetes: A Structured Approach to the Exercise Consultation. Frontiers in Endocrinology (Lausanne). 2019; 10(326):1-10.
  • Shetty VB, Fournier PA, Davey R J, Retterath A J, Paramalingam N, Roby HC, Davis EA, & Jones TW. The Time Lag Prior to the Rise in Glucose Requirements to Maintain Stable Glycaemia During Moderate Exercise in a Fasted Insulinaemic State Is of Short Duration and Unaffected by the Level at Which Glycaemia Is Maintained in Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetic Medicine. 2018; 35(10):1404-1411.
  • Chetty T, Roby H, Paramalingam N, Dart J, Soon W, Smith GJ, Shetty VB, Fournier PA, Jones T and Davis E; Short Sprints during Exercise Reduce Exercise-Mediated Hypoglycaemia in Type 1 Diabetes in a Real-Life Setting. Diabetes
  • Poulton C, Azmanov D, Atkinson V, Beilby J, Ewans L, Gration D, Dreyer L, Shetty VB, Peake C, Palmer RL, Lewis B, Dawkins H, Broley S, Baynam G. Silver Russel Syndrome in an Aboriginal patient from Australia. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. 2018; 176(12):2561-2563.
  • Paramalingam N, Fournier PA, Davey RJ, Shetty VB et al. A 10-second sprint does not blunt hormonal counter-regulation to subsequent hypoglycaemia. Diabetic Medicine. 2017; 34(10):1440‐
  • Shetty VB, Fournier PA, Davey RJ, Retterath AJ, Paramalingam N, Roby HC, Cooper MN, Davis EA, Jones TW. Effect of exercise intensity on glucose requirements to maintain euglycaemia during exercise in type 1 diabetes. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2016; 101(3):972-80.
  • Abraham MB, Choong CS, Shetty VB. Transient Pseudohypoaldosteronism in infancy secondary to urinary tract infection. Journal of Paediatric and Child Health. 2017; 53(5):458-463.
  • Abraham MB, Shetty VB, Mckenzie F, Curran J. X-linked Congenital Adrenal Hypoplasia with a Novel NR0B1/DAX Gene Mutation. Indian Pediatric. 2016; 53(6):529-531.
  • Hofer SE, Abraham M, De Bock M, Haynes A, Jefferies C, Johnson S, Musthaffa Y, Pepe C, Sharwood E, Shetty VB, Maahs DM. ISPAD Annual Conference 2015 Highlights. Pediatric Diabetes
  • Abraham MB, Shetty VB, Price G, Smith N, Bock M, Siafarikas A, Resnick S, Whan E, Ellard S, Flanagan SE, Davis EA, Jones TW, Hussain K, Choong CS. Efficacy and safety of sirolimus in a neonate with persistent hypoglycaemia following near-total pancreatectomy for hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia. The Journal of Paediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2015; 28(11-12):1391-1398.
  • Shetty VB, Davis EA. Effects of different types of exercise on blood glucose levels in type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Management. 2014; 47: 39-41.
  • Abraham M, Flanagan S, Shetty VB, et al. Sirolimus therapy following subtotal pancreatectomy in neonatal hyperinsulinemic hypoglycaemia: a case report. International Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology. 2015 (S1); P81. doi:10.1186/1687-9856-2015-S1-P81.
  • Shetty VB, Kirlay-Borri C, Lamont P, Bikker H, Choong SYC. NKX2-1 mutations in Brain-Lung-Thyroid Syndrome: A case series of four patients. Journal of Paediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2014; 27(3-4): 373-378.
  • Shetty VB, Bower C, Jones TW, Lewis BD, Davis EA. Ethnic and gender differences in rates of congenital adrenal hyperplasia in Western Australia over a 21-year period. Jnl Paediatric and Child Health. 2012; 48: 1029-1032.

 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes, PhD, Carbohydrate requirements to maintain stable glycaemia during exercise performed under basal and high insulinaemic conditions in individuals with type 1 diabetes, The University of Western Australia

13 Sept 201127 Jul 2020

Award Date: 27 Jul 2020

Paediatrics, Doctor of Medicine (MD), University of Mumbai

1 Jun 199430 Jun 1997

Award Date: 30 Jun 1997

Medicine, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), University of Mysore

1 Jun 198730 Nov 1992

Award Date: 30 Nov 1992

External positions

Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, Perth Children’s Hospital

1 Jan 2013 → …

Clinical Researcher, Telethon Kids Institute

1 Jan 2011 → …

Research expertise keywords

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Exercise as medicine

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