Dr Matthew Hare

PhD Candidate


Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery Hons., 2012, Monash University; Honours Degree of Bachelor of Medical Science, 2012, Monash University 


Darwin – Royal Darwin Hospital


After completing his undergraduate medical training, Matt undertook his residency and began specialist training in Endocrinology at The Alfred Hospital and later Monash Health in Melbourne.

He moved to Darwin in 2019 to start a PhD under the supervision of Professor Louise Maple-Brown looking at intergenerational trends in diabetes and cardiometabolic health. He also does clinical work in Endocrinology and General Medicine at Royal Darwin Hospital.

Matt has a longstanding interest in the epidemiology, determinants and prevention of non-communicable diseases, particularly those associated with diabetes and obesity.

He has previously completed an honours year working in diabetes epidemiology at Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne and a brief placement with the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge.

His PhD work is supported by a NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship, the NHMRC/Diabetes Australia Postgraduate Award and the Douglas and Lola Douglas Scholarship in Medical Science from the Australian Academy of Science. 

  1. Diabetes in poverty-stricken pregnant women in the NT, highest in the world

    Diabetes in poverty-stricken pregnant women in the NT, highest in the world


    Researcher and lead author Dr Matthew Hare said, for these women, poverty stricken and living in some of the most isolated regions of Australia, fresh and healthy food is often not for sale where they live or it is unaffordable.

  2. NT News | Diabetes concern for mums-to-be

    NT News | Diabetes concern for mums-to-be


    A new study shows diabetes in pregnant women has grown substantially in the Territory.

  3. Media release | Rates of diabetes in pregnancy continue to rise in the NT

    Media release | Rates of diabetes in pregnancy continue to rise in the NT


    The burden of diabetes in pregnancy has grown substantially in the Northern Territory (NT) over three decades and is contributing to more babies being born at higher than expected birthweights according to a new study.

  1. Strelitz, J., Ahern, A.L., Long, G., Hare, M.J.L., Irving, G., Wareham, N.J., & Griffin, S.J. (2019). Weight change following diabetes diagnosis and 10-year incidence of cardiovascular disease. Diabetologia, 62(8),1391-1402.
  2. Hamblin, P.S., Wong, R., Ekinci, E.I., Fourlanos, S., Shah, S., Jones, A.R., Hare, M.J.L., Calder, G.L., Seneviratne, Epa.D., George, E.M., Giri, R., Kotowicz, M.A., Kyi, M., Lafontaine, N., MacIsaac, R.J., Nolan, B.J., O’Neal, D.N., Renouf, D., Varadarajan, S., Wong, J., Xu, S., & Bach, L.A. (2019). Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors Increase the Risk of Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Type 2 Diabetes: A Retrospective Multi-center Controlled Cohort Study. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 104(8),3077-3087.
  3. Hare, M.J.L., Shaw, J.E. (2019). “Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Diabetes Mellitus” in Sabanayagam C & Wong TY (Eds.), Frontiers in Diabetes: Diabetic Retinopathy and Cardiovascular Disease, v.27, p.1-19, Basel, Karger. DOI: 10.1159/000486261
  4. Lee, P.C., Hare, M.J.L, & Bach, L.A. (2018). Making sense of treatment options for type 2 diabetes. Internal Medicine Journal, 48, 762-769.
  5. Qian, S.Y., Hare, M.J.L., Pham, A., & Topliss, D.J. (2018). Insulinoma presenting with post-prandial hypoglycaemia following fundoplication. Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports, 17-0131.
  6. Polmear, J.M., Hare, M.J.L., Catford, S.R., Topliss, D.J., & Dooley, M.J. (2016). Use of anticoagulation in thyroid disease. Australian Family Physician, 45(3),109-111.
  7. Hare, M.J.L., & Shaw, J.E. (2015). Ethnicity considerations in diagnosing glucose disorders. Current Diabetes Reviews11(1), 51-57.
  8. Harding, J.L., Backholer, K., Williams, E.D., Peeters, A., Cameron, A.J., Hare, M.J.L., Shaw, J.E., & Magliano, D.J. (2014).Psychosocial stress is positively associated with body mass index gain over 5 years: Evidence from the longitudinal AusDiab study. Obesity, 22(1), 277-286.
  9. Hare, M.J.L., Magliano, D.J., Zimmet, P.Z., Söderberg, S., Joonas, N., Pauvaday, V., Larhubarbe, J., Tuomilehto, J., Kowelessur, S., Alberti, K.G.M.M., & Shaw, J.E. (2013). Glucose-independent ethnic differences in hemoglobin A1c in people without known diabetes. Diabetes Care, 36(6), 1534-1540.
  10. Hare, M.J.L., Shaw, J.E. & Zimmet, P.Z. (2012). Current controversies in the use of haemoglobin A1c. Journal of Internal Medicine, 271(3):227-236.