Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons), FRACP, PhD
Dr. Lau is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer, UNSW; a Senior Endocrinologist & Consultant Endocrinologist with Liverpool Hospital and a Senior Fellow with the Liverpool Diabetes Collaboration, Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research.
He has clinical expertise in complex obesity, general endocrinology, diabetes management and complex diabetic foot disease.
He is engaged with research exploring better management for in-patient hyperglycaemia, assessing cardio-metabolic risk in diabetes mellitus, drug therapies for diabetic complications, and novel treatments of complex diabetic foot disease. His prior doctoral research explored appetite and satiety hormones and macronutrients in regulating food intake, body weight & overweight and obesity in the area of obesity related weight loss and weight maintenance and he maintains a strong clinical interest in management of weight in cardio-metabolic conditions.
Link to my Research Gate Profile
My Research Supervision
From 2011 - 2014, have supervised USyd Medical Programme research candidates through to completion.
Since 2014 to current time, have supervised through to completion half dozen UNSW ILP and ILP Honours candidates and three externally enrolled Masters candidates.
Since 2019 to current time, have supervised multiple groups of WSU Undergraduate Medical Programme research project candidates
Since 2021: primary supervisor of UNSW Masters of Medicine research candidate.
We are currently running multiple projects in complex diabetes / diabetic foot including assessing differing forms and types of antimicrobial therapies; assessing cardio-metabolic risk; measuring social factors and their impact on acute disease and with my colleagues, assessing the genetic microbiome of diabetic foot.
Opportunities for prospective ILP candidates:
Be supported in your transition from student to junior researcher in terms of learning good clinical practice, data entry and cleaning, implementation of protocols, entry level bio-statistics and support in manuscript writing.
Involvement in the above active projects that have already received regulatory clearance, are already up and running and where you can work with other researchers in a collaborative team environment.
Alternatively we have ample amounts of collected and cleaned data into diabetic foot clinical outcomes, their microbial profiles, cardio-metabolic risk, medication adherence and diabetic foot during Covid that just needs a driven junior researcher to analyse and craft into papers suitable for presentation at national diabetes and wound conferences. Significant junior research work will be acknowledged in the publications and manuscripts that may arise from our projects.
Supervision includes access to our research space in the Ingham institute, admin support, support from our own research staff and regular access to and support from supervisors with a strong track record working with junior staff.
Undergraduate Medical Programme, South West Sydney Clinical School, UNSW
Junior Medical Officer Education Programme, Liverpool Hospital
Basic Physician Trainee Programme, Liverpool Hospital
Basic Physician Trainee Clinical Examination - Clinical Mentor, Liverpool Hospital
Supervisor, Advanced Training in Endocrinology, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Clinical Examiner for Australian Medical Council
Clinical Examiner for Royal Australasian College of Physicians