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Funded by the British Psychological Society, this all-day seminar brings together leading researchers and individuals with lived experience to explore the intricate relationship between mental health and diabetes. Delve into the latest findings, gain insights from esteemed speakers, and contribute to the dialogue shaping the future of mental health care for individuals with diabetes.

We encourage attendance from researchers in mental health and diabetes, early career researchers, and members of the public with lived experience of diabetes.

Early career researchers can request help with travel costs.

Note: Limited spaces available - register early to guarantee your attendance. Photos will be taken on the day. A light lunch will be provided.

This event is made possible through the generous funding support of the British Psychological Society.



9:45 AM - 10:15 AM | Registration, Teas & Coffees

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM | Welcome & Introduction

Presenter: Professor Rona Moss-Morris, Head of the Department of Psychology and Professor of Psychology as Applied to Medicine, King's College London.

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM | Poor Mental Health as a Risk Factor for Diabetes Onset

Presenter: Dr Lydia Poole, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Health Psychology, University of Surrey 

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM | Early career researcher 3-minute flash talks

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM | Mental Health to Diabetes Pathogenesis: Direct & Indirect Mechanisms of Action

Presenter: Dr Ruth Hackett, Lecturer in Health Psychology, King’s College London 

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM | Lunch

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM | Panel Debate: Psychological Care in Diabetes

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM | Mental Health and Diabetes Prognosis: Bidirectional Pathways

Presenters: Dr Rose Marie Satherley, Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, University of Surrey 

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Refreshments & Networking

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM | Psychological Interventions in Diabetes Care: Evidence of Best Practice

Presenter: Emma Jenkinson, PhD student in Health Psychology, King’s College London

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM | Final Comments & Prizes

At this event

Rona Moss-Morris

Professor of Psychology as Applied to Medicine

Ruth Hackett

Lecturer in Health Psychology

Emma Jenkinson

PhD Research Student

Event details

G4 New Hunt's House
Guy’s Campus
Great Maze Pond, London SE1 1UL