Associate Research Fellow
Jennifer was awarded a Bachelor of Health Science with first class Honours by Deakin University in 2008. Since joining the Centre in 2011, Jennifer’s research has focused on the psychological well-being of adults with diabetes. From 2012 to 2016, Jennifer was co-ordinator of the four-year National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) Mental Health and Diabetes National Development Programme. Among the many resources and reports produced, one of Jennifer’s key achievements was co-authoring ‘Diabetes and Emotional Health: A Handbook for Health Professionals Supporting Adults with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes’. From July 2016 to June 2017, Jennifer divided her time between co-ordination of the National Diabetes Service Scheme Mental Health and Diabetes National Priority Area, and co-ordination of the Centre’s research on the psychological impact of ‘closed loop’ technology. In July 2017, Jennifer focused on co-ordination of the latter, as part of a JDRF-funded national, multi-centre randomised controlled trial led by A/Prof David O’Neal (University of Melbourne). Jennifer also has a strong interest in cultural diversity.
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