Edith is a Research Fellow at the ACBRD. Edith worked with the ACBRD in 2018 on a casual basis to interview people with type 1 diabetes using “do-it-yourself” technologies. In 2019, Edith joined the centre in a part-time capacity to develop and pilot test a web-based intervention to reduce the psychological barriers to insulin therapy among adults with type 2 diabetes. This intervention is informed by behaviour change theory and evidence-based techniques.
In 2017 Edith was awarded her PhD (passed without amendment) by the University of Melbourne. Her doctoral program investigated the feasibility and effectiveness of integrating a brief, low-intensity psychological treatment (Problem-Solving Therapy) nationally across low-vision rehabilitation services. She has a strong background in the application of the theoretical domains framework and behaviour change to improve service delivery models in eye health, including the implementation of the first national depression screening and referral system in low vision rehabilitation settings.
Edith has worked across a range of chronic conditions including oncology, diabetes and eye health. Her principle research interests focus on the implementation of evidence-based interventions into practice to improve health services across a range of chronic physical health problems. Edith has developed novel methods and outcomes for evaluating the delivery, implementation and sustainability of such interventions in practice.
Edith has considerable experience in the management of multi-phase research projects, including feasibility studies and pragmatic randomised controlled trials.