Adriana holds a Doctor of Psychology (Health) from Deakin University. She is also a nationally registered psychologist and works part-time in private clinical practice. Adriana joined the ACBRD in 2012, and has since been engaged in various projects, including the diabetes stigma program of research, producing the Diabetes MILES-2 report, and the development of the Centre’s factsheets on emotional health for people with diabetes. In July 2017, Adriana became the Co-coordinator of the National Diabetes Services Scheme ‘Mental Health and Diabetes’ National Priority Area. The program focuses on the development and implementation of resources for health professionals and people with diabetes to better manage and navigate the emotional and psychological complexities associated with diabetes.
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