Susan Bellman

Ms Susan Bellman

Grant-Funded Researcher (A)

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


I am a pharmacist, dietitian and diabetes educator with a particular interest in type 1 and type 2 diabetes and aged care. My Masters research thesis was titled "The effectiveness of GLP-1 analogues compared to DPP-4 inhibitors for beta cell function and diabetes related complications among adults with type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis".

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 - ongoing Senior Research Officer School of Public Health, The University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2014 Recognition Master of Clinical Science University of Adelaide Australia
    2001 Research Award James and Jessie Brown Memorial Prize in Gerontology
    2001 Award CSIRO Prize in Nutrition and Dietetics
    2001 Award Yakult Prize Critical Thinking in Nutrition
    2000 Recognition Master of Nutrition and Dietetics Flinders University Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2011 - 2011 Institute of Technology Australia Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management
    2000 - 2001 Flinders University, Adelaide Australia Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
    1988 - 1993 University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2014 - 2015 Master of Clinical Science Joanna Briggs Institute University of Adelaide Austraila
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2017 Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program Joanna Briggs Institute
    Credentialled Diabetes Educator Australian Diabetes Educators Association
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2018 Stern, C., Munn, Z., Porritt, K., Lockwood, C., Peters, M. D. J., Bellman, S., . . . Jordan, Z. (2018). An International Educational Training Course for Conducting Systematic Reviews in Health Care: The Joanna Briggs Institute's Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 15(5), 401-408.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS14 Europe PMC3
    2018 Campbell, J. M., Stephenson, M. D., de Courten, B., Chapman, I., Bellman, S. M., & Aromataris, E. C. (2018). Metformin Use Associated with Reduced Risk of Dementia in Patients with Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 65(4), 1225-1236.
    DOI Scopus98 WoS90 Europe PMC49
    2018 Bellman, S. (2018). Simulated presence therapy for dementia: A Cochrane review summary. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 85, 138-139.
    DOI
    2017 Bellman, S. (2017). Pharmacological treatment for memory disorder in multiple sclerosis. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 15(4), 186-187.
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC1
    2017 Campbell, J. M., Stephenson, M. D., de Courten, B., Chapman, I., Bellman, S. M., & Aromataris, E. (2017). Metformin and Alzheimer's disease, dementia and cognitive impairment: a systematic review protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 15(8), 2055-2059.
    DOI Scopus13 Europe PMC5
    2017 Campbell, J., Bellman, S., Stephenson, M., & Lisy, K. (2017). Metformin reduces all-cause mortality and diseases of ageing independent of its effect on diabetes control: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Ageing Research Reviews, 40, 31-44.
    DOI Scopus177 WoS160 Europe PMC99
    2014 Bellman, S., & Aromataris, E. (2014). The effectiveness of GLP-1 analogues compared to DPP-4 inhibitors for beta cell function and diabetes related complications among adults with type 2 diabetes: a systematic review protocol. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12(10), 3-13.
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  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2017 Lizarondo, L., Bellman, S. M., Dias, M. M., & Aromataris, E. C. (2017). Do patients with CHA2DS2VASc 1 benefit from long term anticoagulation?.
    2017 Lizarondo, L., Bellman, S. M., McArthur, A. L., & Aromataris, E. C. (2017). Does the addition of biomarkers to CHA2DS2VASc improve the predictive ability of the score?.
    2017 Lizarondo, L., Bellman, S. M., & Aromataris, E. C. (2017). What is the persistence to risk factor control and what interventions have been shown to improve this?.
    2017 Lizarondo, L., Bellman, S. M., & Aromataris, E. C. (2017). What is the persistence and adherence to atrial fibrillation drugs (rhythm control and anticoagulants) and what interventions have been shown to improve this?.
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2015 Bellman, S. M., Campbell, J., & Aromataris, E. (2015). Effectiveness of GLP-1analogues compared to DPP-4 inhibitors for beta cell function and diabetes related complications in adults with type 2 diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis.. (University of Adelaide).
  • Position: Grant-Funded Researcher (A)
  • Phone: 83132263
  • Email: susan.bellman@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Norwich, floor 3
  • Org Unit: JBI

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