Amelia is a Research Fellow at the ACBRD. Amelia joined the Centre in 2013 to manage the Diabetes and Eye Health Project, a Vision 2020 Australia-funded program to promote retinal screening for those at increased risk of vision loss from diabetic retinopathy. Amelia’s program of PhD research involved the development and evaluation of an evidence-based eye health resource for young adults with type 2 diabetes, one of the key priority populations within the Diabetes and Eye Health project.
Amelia is the program manager for ME-MaGDA (Messaging to Engage Mothers after GestationalDiabetes in Australia) a 3-year program of research funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health. The project aims to: i) explore barriers and enablers to uptake of type 2 diabetes screening for women previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes, and ii) develop evidence- and theory-based messaging and resources to promote screening uptake.
Amelia has considerable experience in the management of research projects, including randomised controlled trials and process evaluations. Amelia’s principle research interests focus on methods to promote translation and uptake of research findings in preventative health, the self-management of chronic conditions and in promoting health behaviour change. Amelia has a special interest in working with consumer and health professional groups to enable translation of evidence-based research into practice.
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