Prof Katharine Barnard
PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS Health Psychologist,
Chartered Health Psychologist, Visiting Professor and internationally renowned expert on the psychosocial aspects of diabetes. Prof Barnard has extensive experience in developing the evidence base and theory behind psychological interventions, in clinical trials design, management, analysis, reporting, dissemination and exploitation of project outcomes. Her research portfolio spans psychosocial aspects of diabetes management, health technology assessment, translational medicine and impact of technologies on the lives of people with diabetes. Leading the psychosocial investigation on several clinical trials including the impact of artificial pancreas devices, the impact of a lifestyle intervention for adults with schizophrenia at risk of T2D, longitudinal comparison of CSII versus MDI, web-based interventions for depression and diabetes, minimising the impact of risk taking behaviours for young adults with T1D, and improving communication between healthcare professionals and people with diabetes. She is an Expert Adviser to NICE and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Diabetes, past Chair of the Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference Organising Committee. Professor Barnard is an expert member of several global advisory boards and is an editorial board member of three international diabetes medical journals. She has published over 170 scientific articles, is co-author on national and international guidelines, and has authored a book and several book chapters on psychology and diabetes. Professor Barnard’s goal is to minimise the burden of diabetes and improve the quality of life for people living with diabetes.