IHMRI affiliation

Theme:Chronic conditions and lifestyle

Research focus

Beenu Bastian is a Credentialed Diabetes Educator and a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Diabetes Education. Her research project is aimed at improving the maternal and neonatal outcomes in pregnancies complicated by gestational diabetes. Her research will explore the impact of variables such as body mass index, diagnostic and treatment criteria, gestation at diagnosis and insulin commencement on perinatal outcomes and exploring the future risk of type 2 diabetes. The results of the study will help her team in evaluating the effectiveness of current practices and will pave way for evidence based research.

Publications and funding


Bastian, B., Davis, WS., Pape, AV., Smithers, LG, Francois, ME. ‘Does one size fits treatment benefit all women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) Exploring the benefits, disadvantages and clinical needs in the current management of GDM. Under review Australian New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology


ISLHD Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Grant 2021

IHMRI Clinical translation Grant 2021