About Us

AIM Centre was established to help discover innovative technologies and potential treatments through clinical trials.

About Us

AIM Centre was established to help discover innovative technologies and potential treatments through clinical trials.

We provide our community with access to specialist doctors, who assess each patient based on their individual needs with a focus on achieving positive outcomes.

The focus of our friendly and professional staff is to create a positive and comfortable experience for clinical trial participants.

Our team will always work with the upmost integrity and efficiency for our clients to provide the highest quality research and data.

Our Team

Dr Claire Morbey

Dr. Morbey is originally from London and completed her undergraduate medical training at the University of Leeds. She moved to Australia in 2002 and completed her endocrinology training at the John Hunter Hospital and Royal Darwin Hospital, before starting in private practice in 2008. Dr. Morbey is Hunter Diabetes Centre’s team leader. She is continually researching advancements in medicine, and sees her role of facilitating clinical trials as a duty to the public and medical community.

Dr. Claire Morbey

Endocrinologist
MBChB MRCP(UK) FRACP

Annette Parkes-Considine

Annette became a Registered Nurse through UNE, completing her Post Graduate studies in Diabetes Management and Education at Flinders University in SA. Annette understands the importance of providing a supportive environment for patients. She is dedicated to providing patients with evidence based, best practice in diabetes education, as well as insulin commencement, insulin pump therapy, management of gestational diabetes and continuous glucose monitoring.

Annette Parkes-Considine

Credentialed Diabetes Educator, Registered Nurse
GCDiabEd, BN

Mel Vassallo

Melissa completed her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Wollongong. Melissa also completed a Graduate Certificate in Health Management, followed by a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Management. Melissa has a passion for assisting patients in making realistic and lasting healthy lifestyle changes, particularly for patients with diabetes. As a clinical trial coordinator, Melissa hopes to help improve treatment options for the wider community.

Mel Vassallo

Credentialed Diabetes Educator, Dietitian, Clinical Research Coordinator
GCDiabEd, BNutDiet (Hons)

Dr Hilary Butt

Kate completed her degree in Biomedical Science at University of Newcastle, and has worked on many research projects including improved treatments for Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Multiple Sclerosis. As a clinical researcher, Kate is dedicated to finding better treatments for diabetes and related conditions, such as heart problems and obesity, through clinical trials. Kate hopes to help make disease management easier and more effective through this research.

Kate Bone

Clinical Research Coordinator
B.Biomed.Sci (Hons)

Dr Hilary Butt

Maureen began her career as a Certified Registered Nurse at Lismore Base Hospital. Following this, Maureen moved on to complete her Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education at The University of Technology Sydney. Maureen has taken on the role of Clinical Trial Coordinator at Hunter Diabetes Centre with ease. With her nursing background, Maureen treats her patients with a natural care and respect, ensuring comfort and trust throughout the duration of the trial.

Maureen Rae

Clinical Research Coordinator, Registered Nurse
GCDiabEd

Dr Hilary Butt

Angela completed her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Newcastle. She has worked as an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) in the private healthcare setting across the Hunter region, assisting patients with Diabetes with their self-care. Angela’s approach to offering dietetic support for Diabetes is to combine evidenced based guidelines with food and nutrition choices. Angela enjoys helping patients set and meet their health goals.

Angela Smith

Dietitian
BNutDiet

At Hunter Diabetes Centre we are a one-stop shop for diabetes care, needs and treatment!

Our friendly research staff are also available for personalised appointments, treatments and to help you reach your health goals.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

x