Lisa is a PhD candidate in the psychology & health research cluster at the National University of Ireland, Galway. She completed a degree in psychology and a masters degree in health psychology also at NUI, Galway. She has worked as a research assistant in the Department of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne and as a tutor in a pre-school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Lisa is currently working on developing a complex health behaviour change intervention to improve clinic attendance among young adults with Type 1 Diabetes. She is interested in public health promotion, particularly research to understand and improve health behaviours such as exercise and healthy eating.
This study evaluated trends in cardiovascular risk factors among people with diabetes. Data obtained as part of the Health Survey for England (HSE) between 1994 and 2009 were examined with particular focus on the differences between men and women and between social classes. It was important to investigate possible trends so that the impact of [read the full story…]
This review was motivated by the need to understand the barriers to achieving and maintaining good metabolic control among children and adolescents. From insulin pump (CSII) therapy to carbohydrate counting, technology has advanced rapidly since the Diabetes Control & Complications Trial. However, this has not been matched with efforts to understand the impact of human [read the full story…]