Dr Gudrun Dieberg

Associate Professor in Human Biology and Physiology - School of Science and Technology

Gudrun Dieberg

Phone: +61 2 6773 2321

Email: gdieberg@une.edu.au

Biography

Additional:

Chair, School Teaching and Learning Committee

Gudrun received a MSc degree in biology, majoring in physiology from the University of Bonn, Germany, in 1982. She was awarded a Rotary Foundation Educational Award to study and perform her PhD research in endocrinology at Auburn University in Alabama, USA. Gudrun has been involved in teaching anatomy and physiology to nursing, pre-medical and pharmacology students in Germany, the USA and New Zealand for the last 25 years. Gudrun's teaching and research interests are in the area of human health science.

Qualifications

MScBiology (University of Bonn, Germany), PhD Physiology (Auburn University, U.S.A.), GradCertHighEd (UNE)

Teaching Areas

My teaching responsibilities include coordination, designing and developing lectures, practical sessions, tutorials and assessment in Human Health Science units and teaching various modules of anatomy and physiology, in the internal and/or external mode.

HBIO110 - Human Biology 1

HBIO120 - Human Biology 2

HHSC156 - Fundamentals of Health Science 1 (previously HHSC146)

HHSC233- Homeostasis - The Dynamic Balance of Health

HHSC383/583 - Stress and Stress Management Physiology

HUBS110 - Introductory Human Bioscience 1

HUBS120 - Introductory Human Bioscience 2

Research Interests

My current interests include exercise physiology and chronic disease, endocrinology (glucose metabolism and diabetes mellitus) and complementary therapies. My main aim in research is to contribute to translational research (from bench to application) in the area of Biomedical and Clinical Health Science, research which contributes to better treatment options for patients.

Publications

Selected publications

Forthcoming referred journal articles 

Dieberg G., Ismail H., Giallauria F. and Smart N.A.  Clinical Outcomes and Cardiovascular Responses to Exercise Training in Heart Failure Patients with Preserved Ejection Fraction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Parmenter B.J., Dieberg G. and Smart N.A.,  Exercise Training for Management of Peripheral Arterial Disease. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Dieberg G., Waldron M., Ismail H., Giallauria F. and Smart N.,  Trial reporting in ExerciSe Training studies for patiEnts with chronic Disease (TESTED).

Referred journal articles

Smart N.A., Dieberg G., Ladhani M. and Titus T., Early referral to specialist nephrology services for preventing progression to end-stage kidney disease. Intervention Review. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, The Cochrane Library (doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD007333). 2014.

Haqq L., McFarlane J. R., Dieberg G. and Smart N., The effect of lifestyle intervention on body composition, glycaemic control and cardio-respiratory fitness in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism  Mar 25. [Epub ahead of print], 2014.

Carlson D., Dieberg G., Hess N., Millar P. and Smart N., Isometric exercise training for blood pressure management: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 89(3): 327-334. 2014.

Ismail H., McFarlane J., Dieberg G. and Smart N.,  Exercise training program characteristics and magnitude of change in functional capacity of heart failure patients. International Journal of Cardiology, 171(1): 62-65, 2014.

Haqq L., McFarlane J.R., Dieberg G. and Smart N.A., The effect of lifestyle intervention on the reproductive endocrine profile in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Endocrine Connections, 3(1): 36-46. 2014.

Ismail H., McFarlane J., Nojoumian H., Dieberg G. and Smart N., Clinical Outcomes and Cardiovascular Responses to Different Exercise Training Intensities in Patients with Heart Failure. Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC): Heart Failure, 1(6):514-522, 2013.

Smart N.A., Giallauria F. and Dieberg G., Efficacy of inspiratory muscle training in chronic heart failure patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Cardiology, 167(4): 1502-1507, 2013.

Smart N.A., Dieberg G. and Giallauria F., Functional electrical stimulation for chronic heart failure: A meta-analysis. International Journal of Cardiology, 167(1): 80-86, 2013.

Smart N.A., Dieberg G. and Giallauria F.,  Intermittent versus continuous exercise training in chronic heart failure: A meta-analysis.  International Journal of Cardiology, 166(2): 352-358, 2013.

Smart N.A., Giallauria F. and Dieberg G., Response to manuscript IJC-D-12-02160 "Efficacy of inspiratory muscle training in chronic heart failure patients". International Journal of Cardiology, 164(2): 253-254, 2013.

Refereed conference presentation

Smart N.A., Dooley L., Dieberg G., Ladhani M. and Titus T.,  Early referral to specialist nephrology services – A systematic review.  Presentation at The 49th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Nephrology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. September 9-11, 2013.

Ismail H., McFarlane J., Nojoumian H., Dieberg G. and Smart N., Clinical Outcomes and Cardiovascular Responses According to Exercise Training Intensity in Heart Failure Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.  Poster presentation at CSANZ (The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand) Annual Scientific Meeting 2013, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, August 8-11, 2013.

Paliadelis P., Leayr F., Dieberg G., Haydon M., Kneen M. and Enlund, P., Responding to your voice: Sustaining and enhancing peer connections at the University of New England. Poster presentation at HERDSA 2012 (Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Inc.). Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. July 2-5, 2012.

Hestermann I., Dieberg G. and Humphries J.H., Prescription patterns of phyto-oestrogens by complementary and alternative medicine practitioners in the Australian Capital Territory and region. Presentation at the Evidence-Based Complementary Medicine Conference, 13-15 March 2009.