Regitze Anne Saurbrey Pals

PhD student, MSc
Diabetes Management Research.
Team: Children, young people, families and diabetes


Phone: +45 30 91 33 86

Research area

With a background in public health science, I work with development and evaluation of methods in patient education targeting people with diabetes or at risk of developing diabetes. My research areas include:

  • Co-creation in intervention research: I use qualitative approaches to actively involve different actors in developing and evaluating methods for patient education. This includes e.g. interactive workshops and dialogue tools. In particular, I am interested in how to involve children in research processes.

  • Sociology of health and illness: I draw on sociological perspectives to explore how health, illness and self-care are enacted and experienced by children, their families and health care professionals.

Current research

PhD project about care and support in pre-teens (9-12 years old) with type 1 diabetes and their families.

Aim: to explore how care and support are enacted and experienced among pre-teens with type 1 diabetes and their families. The study revolves around three dimensions: family life, self-care and transition to adolescence. Insights from the study will inspire the development of an intervention.

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