Katharine Barnard, PhD CPsychol AFBPsS, specializes in the psychosocial impact and management of diabetes. She has a longstanding research interest 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's research to date has made significant advances in unravel ling some of these complexities.
Professor Barnard's currently leading on psychosocial aspects within several multi-center randomized controlled trials evaluating diabetes technologies. She is a recent Chair of the Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference, Expert Adviser to NICE, Associate Lecturer at a number of UK universities and sits on the editorial boards of several journals and research advisory boards.