Senior Research Fellow
Elizabeth is a Senior Research Fellow at the ACBRD. Since joining the Centre in 2010, Elizabeth has worked across a varied program of research examining psychosocial aspects of diabetes, as well as completing her PhD in health psychology (2012-2016, Deakin University). Elizabeth’s PhD thesis examined the occurrence, correlates and consequences of negative insulin appraisals among adults with type 2 diabetes. Elizabeth continues to lead a program of research focused on barriers and facilitators of treatment intensification among adults with type 2 diabetes. In pursuing this research, Elizabeth was awarded a 2-year Deakin University Dean’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2018-20) and has received industry funding to support the development and evaluation of resources to improve receptiveness to injectable medications. In addition, Elizabeth co-ordinates the NDSS Starting Insulin (type 2 diabetes) National Priority Area. Elizabeth also has a strong interest in communication with and about people with diabetes, primary care-based interventions to improve diabetes management and the development and psychometric assessment of psychosocial questionnaires.
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