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The main areas of Kalsoom’s interest related to her experiences are conducting and managing psychosocial and behavioural research and interventions. As part of Kalsoom’s Doctorate, she has conducted teaching and training sessions with the health care professionals (in the NHS), with the patients and some with the students. Kalsoom is able to conduct qualitative and quantitative research confidently and resolve unexpected challenges with confidence and calmly.
Psychosocial and behavioural issues in long term health conditions
I have conducted some teaching for various groups:
- Psychosocial aspects of type 2 diabetes management from health psychology perspectives (for health care professionals)
- Communication, health and relationships (for adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes).
- Use of technology in the NHS (for MSc Health Psychology students)
- How to conduct a systematic review (for DPsych Trainees)
Akhter, K. and Turnbull, T. (2018). A systematic review of parent/peer-based group interventions for adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes: Interventions based on theoretical frameworks. British Journal of Diabetes,18:51-65
Akhter, K., Bunn, C., Graffy, J., Donald, S., Ward, C. and Simmons, D. (2017). Empowerment-based education for established type 2 diabetes in rural England. Practical Diabetes International, 34(3), pp. 83-88.
Akhter, K., Turnbull, T. and Simmons, D. (2016). Influences of social issues on Type 1 Diabetes self-management: Are we doing enough? Journal of Practical Diabetes, 33 (9), 307-312.
Akhter, K., Zeffertt, A., El-Khairi, R., Evans, M. and Abdullah, N. (2014). Development and evaluation of a ‘One-Stop Workshop’ for adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Clinical Psychology Forum, 254, 1-56.
Akhter, K., Dockray, S. and Simmons, D. (2012). Exploring factors influencing non-attendance at the diabetes clinic and service improvement strategies from patients’ perspectives. Practical Diabetes, 29(3), 113-116.