Regitze Anne Saurbrey Pals

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

1. Co-creation in intervention research: I draw on 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.

2. Sociology of health and illness: theoretically, I am inspired by new materialist perspectives on diabetes care. This includes e.g. studies of how health, illness and self-care are enacted and experienced by children, their families and health care professionals.

Current research

PhD project on the transition from childhood to adolescence in pre-teens (9-12 years old) with type 1 diabetes
Aim: to explore practices, barriers and strategies related to care, support and autonomy in pre-teens with type 1 diabetes and their families. The study will inspire the development of an intervention.

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