Katharine Barnard, Professor of Health Psychology, specializes in the psychosocial impact and management of illness and long-term conditions. Her longstanding research career spans models of healthcare, process evaluation, quality of life, psychosocial impact, functional health status, psychological burden and their relationship with biomedical outcomes. Recently, Katharine was awarded FDA MDDT qualification for the INSPIRE psychosocial measures, the first such accolade for diabetes.
Katharine is an Expert Advisor to NICE and the FDA; Chairing the FDA Global Collaborative Community to reduce incidents of self-injury and suicide by people with diabetes. She sits on the editorial boards of several high impact international journals and research advisory boards and has published over 230 scientific articles. Katharine is often an invited speaker at national and international events and scientific conferences.