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Katharine Barnard-Kelly

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.


Latest contributions from Katharine Barnard-Kelly

Katharine Barnard-Kelly

07-09-2021 | Mental health | Video | Article

An international Collaborative Community to address suicide risk in diabetes

Katharine Barnard-Kelly explains how the international RESCUE Collaborative Community, in partnership with the US FDA, aims to raise awareness of the risk for suicide in people with diabetes (2:25)

Exposure to diabetes technologies: Where now for adult services?

05-03-2019 | Devices and technology | Editorial | Article

Exposure to diabetes technologies: Where now for adult services?

What does the proliferation of diabetes self-management and monitoring technologies in pediatric care mean for the future of adult services? Katharine Barnard looks at the situation in England and Wales.

Katharine Barnard

02-21-2019 | Psychosocial care | ATTD 2019 | Article

Expert highlights: Psychology and patient-reported outcome symposia at ATTD

Kath Barnard talks about why is it important to feature psychologic research and patient-reported outcomes at a diabetes technology conference (1:44).

Shared decision-making

08-22-2018 | Psychosocial care | Editorial | Article

Shared decision-making in patient-centered care

Is the medical model of care failing diabetes patients in its current form? Advisory Board member Katharine Barnard considers this, and the future of clinical decision support.