Mette Andersen Nexø

Researcher, PhD, psychologist
Diabetes Management Research, Health Promotion


Phone +45 21 58 92 56

Research area

Quality of life and diabetes
My research examines psychosocial aspects of daily life and work life of people with diabetes and examines how to improve quality of life. 

Improving mental health
A psychologist by training, I focus on generating new knowledge that helps improve the mental health of people with chronic illness.

Quantitative and qualitative methods
I am experienced in both qualitative and quantitative research methods for example questionnaire methodology (QOL, PRO) systematic reviews, qualitative interviews, register studies

Current research

1. Project TAL - Type 2 diabetes  (T2D) and work life
Aims: To explore

  • how people with T2D experience possibilities and barriers in relation to managing T2D at work and identify needs for managing diabetes related work life limitations.
  • which types of interventions/support can be developed and implemented in relevant settings, in order for people with T2D do not experience unnecessary limitations at work

The project is carried out at SDCC, Diabetes Management Research, together with project manager and senior researcher Bryan Cleal

2. Project UPRO: How can we use patient-reported outcomes to promote patient centred care and psychosocial support in type 1 diabetes routine consultations? (UPRO)
Aim: to explore to what extent the use of PRO on psychosocial issues in type 1 diabetes routine consultations can

  • Improve dialogue about psychosocial health between diabetologists and patients
  • Improve diabetes empowerment, well-being and glycaemic control in people with type 1 diabetes

The study is conducted as a collaboration between SDCC Diabetes Management Research (Lene Eide Joensen, Mette Nexø Andersen and Ingrid Willaing), SDCC Complication Research (Frederik Persson and Kirsten Nørgaard), Rigshospitalet (Thomas Almdal) and Nordsjællands Hospital (Frederik Persson). Liv Dørflinger (SDCC) and Timothy Skinner (Head of Psychological and Clinical Sciences at Charles Darwin University – after January 1st 2018 professor at Institute of Psychology, University of Copenhagen) is also involved in the study.

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