Ralph is a Research Fellow at the ACBRD. His PhD (through Deakin University) investigated the relationship between personality traits, health behaviours, weight management, diabetes distress and diabetes self-efficacy. Ralph is an exercise physiologist with post-graduate qualifications in the areas of heart disease and public health. He also has industry experience working in rehabilitation, local government and in research management. His broad research interests are in type 2 diabetes, person-centred care, personality and approaches for tailoring health behaviour-related interventions. In Ralph’s current role he is working alongside Diabetes Victoria to review behaviour change components of their Life! program, which is a prevention program for Victorians at risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
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