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Katharine Dense Barnard

Professor Katharine Barnard-Kelly PhD, Chartered Health Psychologist, specializes in the psychosocial impact and management of diabetes and other chronic conditions. She has a longstanding research interest particularly in the psychosocial issues associated with diabetes and its management. The effect of diabetes, both medically and psychologically in terms of everyday coping, psychosocial impact, functional health status and psychological burden, is a multifaceted and complex area and Professor Barnard-Kelly’s research to date has made significant advances in unravelling some of these complexities. Professor Barnard’s currently leading on psychosocial aspects within several multi-centre RCTs evaluating diabetes technologies as well as leading on research into suicide and self-inflicted injury, psychosocial outcome audit, sexual health and engagement with open-source systems. She is a recent Chair of the Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference, Expert Advisor to NICE, Visiting Professor at a number of UK institutions and sits on the editorial boards of several journals and research advisory boards. Professor Barnard-Kelly has published over 200 scientific peer-reviewed articles, is often invited to speak both nationally and internationally and leads cutting edge postgraduate training.