The aims of this free webinar series are to strengthen communication and collaboration between researchers and clinicians across Australia in the field of psychosocial and behavioural diabetes research.

The webinars are open to anyone with an interest in psychosocial and behavioural research in diabetes. To receive details about future webinars, please complete the form below.

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Past Webinars…

Webinar Session 11

Addressing diabetes distress in primary care

Dr Rita McMorrow presented on assessing and addressing diabetes distress in Australian general practice, followed by a panel discussion with Associate Prof Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis and Dr Christel Hendrieckx.

Webinar Session 10

Developing digital mental health tools for adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes: promise and potential pitfalls

Presentation by Dr Anna Serlachius (Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology, University of Auckland) on developing digital mental health tools for adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes: promise and potential pitfalls. The session was chaired by Prof Jane Speight (ACBRD) with a Q&A following the presentation.

Webinar Session 9

Facilitating engagement and improved health self-management, using digital technologies: A New Approach

Prof Charles Abraham (Deakin University) is an applied social and health psychologist specialising in behaviour change and translational health research. He works mainly on the design and evaluation of behaviour change interventions and employs a range of quantitative, qualitative and review methods. His presentation was followed by a Q&A session chaired by Prof Jane Speight.

Webinar Session 8

Investigating the Psychosocial Impact of Hypoglycaemia

Dr Melanie Broadley discussed the Hypo-RESOLVE project, including several research studies exploring the psychological aspects of hypoglycaemia and its impact on quality of life for people with diabetes and their family members.

Dr Uffe Søholm discussed the Hypo-METRICS project, a multi-country ‘ecological momentary assessment’ study conducted as part of Hypo-RESOLVE, aiming to explore the impact of hypoglycaemia on several aspects of daily functioning among adults with type 1 or insulin-managed type 2 diabetes.

Headshot of Dr Stephanie Stanton-Fay
Webinar Session 7

Characterising the Behaviours Involved in Type 1 Diabetes Self-Management

Dr Stephanie Stanton-Fay (Research Associate, University College London, UK) presented on characterising the behaviours involved in type 1 diabetes self-management. Stephanie shared insights from the UK NIHR-funded DAFNEplus study. The session was chaired by Prof Jane Speight (ACBRD) with a Q&A following the presentation.

Webinar Session 6

Diabetes Stigma and Language: Where Are We Now?

Professor Jane Speight (Foundation Director: ACBRD) presented on the topic Diabetes stigma and language: where are we now? The session was chaired by Dr Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott (ACBRD) with a Q&A following the presentation.

Webinar Session 5

Association Between Depressive Symptoms and Dietary Intake in People with, and at Risk of, Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

Professor Adrienne O’Neil presented on the association between depressive symptoms and dietary intake in people with, and at risk of, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Dr Rachelle Opie discussed the CALM trial – a dietary and exercise intervention program – and its impact on mental health and cardiometabolic health. The presentations were followed by a Q&A session facilitated by Professor Jane Speight of the ACBRD.

Webinar Session 4

Diabetes Distress in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes

Bec Johnson (CEO of Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre) presented on the practical approach and Dr Virginia Hagger (Deakin University) presented on the research perspective. This was followed by a Question & Answer session facilitated by Professor Jane Speight.

Webinar Session 3

Type 1 Diabetes and Disordered Eating

Dr Emanuala Araia (Deakin University) and Dr Carmel Smart (John Hunter Children’s Hospital and University of Newcastle) presented their research in this area as well as their insights in ways to support people with type 1 diabetes and disordered eating / eating disorders.

Webinar Session 2

Integrating Psychological Care into Diabetes Consultations

Dr Shikha Gray, registered psychologist and research fellow at the ACBRD, discusses how Australia is integrating psychological care into diabetes consultations, and how we can do it better. Followed by a Q&A with Dr Christel Hendrieckx.

Webinar Session 1

Willpower Beliefs and Diabetes Distress

Professor Timothy Skinner, ACBRD’s first professional fellow, speaks about willpower beliefs and their possible role in the development of diabetes distress.

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