Dr I-Lynn Lee

PhD Graduate


PhD Charles Darwin University 2019; Fellow, Royal Australian College of Physicians, 2012; Bachelor of Medical Science, University of Melbourne 2004; Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Melbourne, 2004




I-Lynn trained as a specialist endocrinologist in Melbourne.  She moved to Darwin 3 years ago to embark on a PhD at Menzies, supervised by Associate Professor Louise Maple-Brown and Professor Kerin O'Dea, examining the maternal outcomes of women with diabetes in pregnancy in the Northern Territory.  She also worked part-time as an endocrinologist with Royal Darwin Hospital in the Thyroid Clinic.

I-Lynn has relocated to Melbourne, Victoria where she is compled her PhD and also practices as a staff specialist at Sunshine and Epworth hospital.

She has been awarded the Australian Postgraduate Award (2011) and Northern Territory Research and  Innovation scholarship grant (2012). 

  1. Expecting trouble

    Expecting trouble


    The outcomes for pregnant women in the Northern Territory with diabetes were the focus of a presentation at a conference held by the Australian Diabetes Society and the Australian Diabetes Educators Association.

  2. Metformin appears safe in treating hyperglycemia during pregnancy

    Metformin appears safe in treating hyperglycemia during pregnancy


    Among indigenous and nonindigenous women in Australia, the use of metformin in treating hyperglycemic conditions during pregnancy, does not lead to serious adverse events.