My research focuses on diabetes prevention and health promotion. I use my research skills to inform the development, evaluation and translation of lifestyle programs and healthcare interventions. I have expertise in lifestyle and health outcome measurement, including physical activity monitoring (such as use of accelerometers) and questionnaire administration to capture physiological, psychological and social outcomes. I also has skills in using theory to guide interventions (such as Social Cognitive Theory, and the Readiness to Change Model) and have applied qualitative interviews and focus groups to guide intervention development and evaluation.
I has a particular focus on working with communities and partners to identify sustainable approaches. This involves close engagement with the people that use my interventions and those that deliver them throughout all phases of my research.