Dr Cynthia Porter
CDE, AdvAPD, BAppSc (Food& Nut), GradDipDiet, MDiabEd, PhD
Credentialled Diabetes Educator, Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service
ADIPS Board Member
Cynthia has worked for many years in private practice in rural and remote locations of the Midwest and Pilbara regions of WA. Cynthia is one of three Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitians awarded in WA and a founding Credentialled Diabetes Educator with extended scope to Certified Insulin Pump Trainer; she is also a supervisor for Dietetic and Diabetes Educator students from Curtain University including mentoring many new graduates towards their APD and CDE status.
The services offered under the private practice include contracts for over 25 years continuous dietetic and diabetes educator services to St John of God Hospital, 15 years continuous service to Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service, to Hillcrest Nursing Home, Principal Domain Nursing Home and 6 years at Geraldton Regional Hospital. Cynthia works with specialist Bariatric Surgeons based in Perth, with patients from Perth, Kalgoorlie, Pilbara and Kimberly’s in the catchment area. Cynthia regularly travels with a specialist diabetes team to Mt Magnet, Meekatharra and Wiluna as the dietitian and credentialled diabetes educator.
Cynthia has recently graduated with her PhD from UWA for research into Diabetes in Pregnancy particularly for Indigenous women with 6 peer-reviewed journal articles in International and National journals. She has been an invited speaker at numerous international conferences and currently is a Director for the Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society, GRAMS Clinical Governance Committee, Dietitian’s Association of Australia Bariatric Working Group and Australian Diabetes Educators Association Special interest group for DIP and is a committee member for the WA Primary Health Network Clinical Commissioning Committee. Cynthia regularly peer reviews journal articles for international and national journals and reviews abstracts for DAA, ADIPS and ADEA conferences.