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Researcher: Skinner, TC (Professor Timothy Skinner)

Fields of Research

Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Paediatrics
Primary Health Care
Preventive Medicine
Nutrition and Dietetics
Endocrinology
Nursing
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
Health and Community Services
Public Health and Health Services
Health Counselling
Aged Care Nursing
Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
Clinical Sciences
Aged Health Care
Podiatry
Geriatrics and Gerontology
Social and Community Psychology
Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy
Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Personality, Abilities and Assessment
Midwifery
Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
Community Child Health
Mental Health
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Language, Communication and Culture
Computer-Human Interaction

Research Objectives

Diabetes
Behaviour and Health
Preventive Medicine
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health Status and Outcomes
Nursing
Child Health
Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Diagnostic Methods
Health Protection and/or Disaster Response
Health and Support Services
Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health
Respiratory System and Diseases (incl. Asthma)
Skeletal System and Disorders (incl. Arthritis)
Neurodegenerative Disorders Related to Ageing
Mental Health
Health Inequalities
Palliative Care
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health System Performance (incl. Effectiveness of Interventions)
Health Related to Ageing
Reproductive System and Disorders
Health
Mental Health Services
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'Educator talk' and patient change: some insights from the DESMOND (Diabetes Education and Self Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed) randomized controlled trial; Diabetic Medicine
A new language for Diabetes:improving communications with and about people with diabetes; Diabetes Management Journal
A pilot randomized control trial investigating the effect of mindfulness practice on pain tolerance, psychological well-being, and physiological activity; Journal of Psychosomatic Research
A randomized controlled trial examining combinations of repaglinide, metformin and NPH insulin; Diabetic Medicine
A short form of the Diabetes Quality of Life for Youth questionnaire: exploratory and confirmatory analysis in a sample of 2,077 young people with type 1 diabetes mellitus; Diabetologia: Clinical and Experimental Diabetes and Metabolism
Adherence to treatment in adolescents with cystic fibrosis: the role of illness perceptions and treatment beliefs; Journal of Pediatric Psychology
Analysis of syntax and word use to predict successful participation in guided self-help for anxiety and depression; Psychiatry Research: An International Journal for Rapid Communication
Analysis System for Self-Efficacy Training (ASSET): Assessing treatment fidelity of self-management interventions; Patient Education and Counseling: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Patient Education Researchers and Managers
Approaches to integrating paediatric diabetes care and structured education: experiences from the Families, Adolescents, and Children's Teamwork Study (FACTS); Diabetic Medicine
Are current psychometric tools suitable for measuring outcomes of diabetes education?; Diabetic Medicine
Are family factors universally related to metabolic outcomes in adolescents with Type 1 diabetes?; Diabetic Medicine
Associations between physical activity, sedentary behavior, and glycemic control in a large cohort of adolescents with type 1 diabetes: the Hvidoere Study Group on Childhood Diabetes; Pediatric Diabetes
Barriers to Physical Activity in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury: A Western Australian Study; Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling
Biomedical, lifestyle and psychosocial characteristics of people newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes: baseline data from the DESMOND randomized controlled trial; Diabetic Medicine
Can we get more from the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) than just a single score?: a confirmatory factor analysis of the ESS; Sleep and Breathing: international journal of the science and practice of sleep medicine
Cognitive ability and health-related behaviors during adolescence: a prospective study across five years; Intelligence
Comparative validation of self-report measures of negative attitudes towards Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders; Rural and Remote Health
Comparison of illness representations dimensions and illness representation clusters in predicting outcomes in the first year following diagnosis of type 2 diabetes: Results from the DESMOND trial; Psychology and Health: An International Journal
Constraints on food choices of women in the UK with lower educational attainment; Public Health Nutrition
Continuing stability of center differences in pediatric diabetes care: Do advances in diabetes treatment improve outcome? The Hvidoere study group on childhood diabetes; Diabetes Care
Coping processes and health-related quality of life in Parkinson's disease; International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Cross-sectional study into quality of life issues surrounding insulin pump use in type 1 diabetes; Practical Diabetes International
Delivering the diabetes education and self management for ongoing and newly diagnosed (DESMOND) programme for people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes: cost effectiveness analysis; British Medical Journal
Demographic and personal factors associated with metabolic control and self-care in youth with type 1 diabetes: A systematic review; Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews
Depressive symptoms in the first year from diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes: results from the DESMOND trial; Diabetic Medicine
Development and validation of a diabetes knowledge questionnaire; Practical Diabetes International
Diabetes Australia position statement. A new language for diabetes: Improving communications with and about people with diabetes; Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Diabetes education and self-management for ongoing and newly diagnosed (DESMOND): Process modelling of pilot study; Patient Education and Counseling: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Patient Education Researchers and Managers
Do eating behaviors in the general population account for country variance in glycemic control among adolescents with diabetes: the Hvidoere Study Group and the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children study; Pediatric Diabetes
Does professional-centred training improve consultation outcomes?; Practical Diabetes International
Does the shortage of diabetes specialists in regional and rural Australia matter? Results from Diabetes MILES-Australia; Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Eating disorders in type 1 diabetes; Practical Diabetes International
Effectiveness of a computerised assessment tool to prompt individuals with diabetes to be more active in consultations; Practical Diabetes International
Effectiveness of a diabetes education and self management programme (DESMOND) for people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus: three year follow-up of a cluster randomised controlled trial in primary care; British Medical Journal
Effectiveness of a Regional Prepregnancy Care Program in Women With Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Benefits beyond glycemic control; Diabetes Care
Effectiveness of the diabetes education and self management for ongoing and newly diagnosed (DESMOND) programme for people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes: cluster randomised controlled trial; BMJ
Expecting the unexpected: Predicting physiological and psychological wildfire preparedness from perceived risk, responsibility, and obstacles; Risk Analysis: an international journal
Experiential avoidance, mindfulness and depression in spinal cord injuries: a preliminary study; Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling
Exploring current service provision for Prolonged Grief Disorder and suggestions for future advances; Mortality
General practitioners as supervisors in postgraduate clinical education: An integrative review; Medical Education
Group education for painful peripheral diabetic neuropathy; Journal of Diabetes Nursing: The Journal for Professionals Working in The Field of Diabetes Nursing
Health priorities in an Australian mining town: an intercept survey; Rural and Remote Health
How can structured self-management patient education improve outcomes in people with type 2 diabetes?; Diabetes Obesity & Metabolism
Improving glycaemic control in children and adolescents: which aspects of therapy really matter?; Diabetic Medicine
Incorporating advance care plans into the new Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record; 12th National rural health conference
Integrating Pediatric Diabetes Education Into Routine Clinical Care: The Families, Adolescents and Children's Teamwork Study (FACTS); Diabetes Care
Lessons from the Hvidoere International Study Group on childhood diabetes: Be dogmatic about outcome and flexible in approach; Pediatric Diabetes
Making choices, setting goals; Diabetes Education: Art, Science and Evidence
Medication discussion between nurse prescribers and people with diabetes: an analysis of content and participation using MEDICODE; Journal of Advanced Nursing
Mindfulness and stress reactivity: a preliminary investigation; Spirituality and Health International
Mindfulness groups in palliative care: a pilot qualitative study; Spirituality and Health International
Multifactorial intervention in individuals with type 2 diabetes and microalbuminuria: The Microalbuminuria Education and Medication Optimisation (MEMO) study; Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Narrating psychological distress: Associations between cross-clausal integration and mental health difficulties; Applied Psycholinguistics: Psychological Studies of Language Processes
Patient and professional accuracy of recalled treatment decisions in out-patient consultations; Diabetic Medicine
Perceived Treatment Efficacy: An Overlooked Opportunity in Diabetes Care; Clinical Diabetes
Personal experiences of women with diabetes who do not attend pre-pregnancy care; Diabetic Medicine
Personality affects aspects of health-related quality of life in Parkinson's disease via psychological coping strategies; Journal of Parkinson's Disease
Personality traits, self-care behaviours and glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes: the Fremantle diabetes study phase II; Diabetic Medicine
Pilot evaluation of anterior dynamic ultrasound screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip in an Australian Regional Hospital; Rural and Remote Health
Preliminary Report on the January 2013 Fires in the South-Eastern Tasmania Research Project
Psycho-educational interventions for children and young people with Type 1 diabetes; Diabetic Medicine
Psychological aspects of diabetes management; Medicine (UK Edition)
Qualitative study into quality of life issues surrounding insulin pump use in type 1 diabetes; Practical Diabetes International
Quality of life and impact of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion for children and their parents; Practical Diabetes International
Randomized trial of a diabetes self-management education and family teamwork intervention in adolescents with Type1 diabetes; Diabetic Medicine
Reporting of non-prescribed medication usage in remote Australia: health-seeking habits in Port Headland; Australian Journal of Rural Health
Screening for the metabolic syndrome using simple anthropometric measurements in south Asian and white Europeans: A population-based screening study. The Leicester Ethnic Atherosclerosis and Diabetes Risk (LEADER) Study; Primary Care Diabetes
Screening for type 2 diabetes in a multiethnic setting using known risk factors to identify those at high risk: a cross-sectional study; Vascular Health and Risk Management
Serious diabetes-specific emotional problems and depression in a Croatian-Dutch-English Survey from the European Depression in Diabetes [EDID] Research Consortium; Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Specific psychological variables predict quality of diet in women of lower, but not higher, educational attainment ; Appetite: The Journal for Research on Intake, and Dietary Practices, Their Control and Consequences
Systematic literature review: quality of life associated with insulin pump use in Type 1 diabetes; Diabetic Medicine
Tale of Two Courthouses: A Critique of the Underlying Assumptions in Chronic Disease Self-Management for Aboriginal People; Australasian Medical Journal
Target setting in intensive insulin management is associated with metabolic control: the Hvidoere Childhood Diabetes Study Group Centre Differences Study 2005; Pediatric Diabetes
The association between anxiety and measures of glycaemia in a population-based diabetes screening programme; Diabetic Medicine
The association between depression and health-related quality of life in people with type 2 diabetes: a systematic literature review; Diabetes - Metabolism Research and Reviews
The Cradle Coast personally controlled electronic health record evaluation research plan; 20th Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC2012)
The current state of Indigenous and Aboriginal women with diabetes in pregnancy: A systematic review; Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
The DESMOND educational intervention; Chronic Illness
The experience of developing an electronic Advance Care Plan for residents of aged care facilities in Australia; Med-e-Tel 2012 Conference
The impact of an intervention for nurse prescribers on consultations to promote patient medicine-taking in diabetes: A mixed methods study; International Journal of Nursing Studies
The impact of different time frames of risk communication on Type 2 diabetes patients' understanding and memory for risk of coronary heart disease and stroke; Diabetic Medicine
The management of Type 2 diabetes: A survey of Australian general practitioners; Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
The prevalence of co-morbid depression in adults with Type 1 diabetes: systematic literature review; Diabetic Medicine
The Prevalence of Depression in White-European and South-Asian People with Impaired Glucose Regulation and Screen-Detected Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus; PLoS One
The prevalence of depressive symptoms in a white European and South Asian population with impaired glucose regulation and screen-detected Type 2 diabetes mellitus: a comparison of two screening tools; Diabetic Medicine
The relationship between generic and diabetes specific psychological factors and glycaemic control in adults with type 1 diabetes; Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
The value of empathy in dietetic consultations. A pilot study to investigate its effect on satisfaction, autonomy and agreement ; Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Unrealistic pessimism about risk of coronary heart disease and stroke in patients with type 2 diabetes; Patient Education and Counseling: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Patient Education Researchers and Managers
Using the Common Sense Model to explain diabetes self-care; International Diabetes Monitor
Waiting for diabetes: Perceptions of people with pre-diabetes: A qualitative study; Patient Education and Counseling: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Patient Education Researchers and Managers
What does make the difference?; Diabetic Medicine
What is the impact of diabetes for Australian Aboriginal women when pregnant?; Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Why women of lower educational attainment struggle to make healthier food choices: The importance of psychological and social factors; Psychology and Health: An International Journal
Women of lower educational attainment have lower food involvement and eat less fruit and vegetables; Appetite: The Journal for Research on Intake, and Dietary Practices, Their Control and Consequences

Research Projects

2012: Med Tel Conference and Psycho Social Aspects of Diabetes Study group.. Slovenia; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Diabetes Pregnancy Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, UK - 22 to 24 September 2011; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Rural capacity building for health professionals in remote and rural regions; Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI)
Coding of Interviews Collected as part of the Research Response to 2013 Tasmanian Bushfires
Information Processing Under Stress: Community Reactions
Preventing Diabetes in Pregnancy from Progressing to Type 2 Diabetes: Macrolevel System Change in South Australia and Victoria
Widening the Net The Impact of Web Based Diabetes Counselling on the Wellbeing and Diabetes Related Distress of Farmers and their Families

Research Candidate Supervision

'Widening the Net' - The Impact of Online Counselling and Support Programmes on Wellbeing and Diabetes Distress for People with Diabetes in Rural and remote Australia
Addressing Chronicity - Mediating Metabolic Syndrome in Rural/Remote Communities Through Health Literacy
Exploring the Value of 'Mindfulness' as a Holistic Care Approach in the Support of People Living with a Terminal, Life-Limiting Ilness and their Carers' in a Rural Context
Modifying Child Parent Relationship Training for Australian Aboriginal Women and Children who have Experienced Domestic Violence
Play Therapy for Children who havea Sibling with a Disability
Rural Medical Undergraduate Training as a Pathway to Rural Specialist Medical Practice
Socially Networked, Sensor-Based Pervasive Health Systems and Exercise Adherence in Type 2 Diabetes Patients