Wessex Alcohol Research Collaborative

Katharine Barnard

WARC member

Dr Katherine Barnard

Dr Katherine Barnard

Dr Katharine Barnard

Dr Katharine Barnard, Chartered Health Psychologist, specializes in the psychosocial impact and management of diabetes. She has a longstanding research interest in the psychosocial issues associated with diabetes and its management. Through this research, a greater understanding has been gained of the factors that contribute to therapy choices and quality of life; and the impact that diabetes has on both the individuals with the condition and their family members.

Dr Barnard currently leads on psychosocial aspects within several multi-centre RCTs evaluating diabetes technologies, and is the Principal Investigator in a Diabetes UK funded study investigating ways to minimise alcohol associated risks for young adults with T1DM.


Recent alcohol related publications and presentations:

Barnard, K.D., Sinclair, J.M.A., Young, A.J., and Holt, R.I.G.  ‘Alcohol Associated Risks for Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes:  A Narrative Review.  Diabetic Medicine 2012 2012 Apr;29(4):434-40. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-5491.2012.03579.x. 

Barnard, K., Holt, R., Young AJ., Lawton J. and Sinclair JMA. (2012)  Alcohol associated risks for young adults with Type 1 diabetes: a narrative review. Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2012. 7th-9th March 2012: Glasgow.

K.D. Barnard, J.M.A. Sinclair, J. Lawton, and R.I.G. Holt  Reducing Alcohol Associated Risks for Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes: Moderating Social versus Medical Needs.  World Universities Network meeting, Southampton 2012

Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference 2013 – Oral presentation:  Minimising the Risk of Alcohol for Young Adults