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Eleanor Barry


NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, DPhil Student

  • General Practitioner

I am a General Practitioner and have been awarded a NIHR Doctoral Fellowship. The title of my DPhil is'Understanding pre-diabetes from the patient’s perspective: A mixed-methods study aimed at improving the success of diabetes prevention programmes.' This is a mixed methods qualitative study exploring how the success of diabetes prevention strategies can be maximised through exploring patient experiences and addressing the wider social determinants of health. In particular I am interested in how health care policy can tackle health inequalities in diabetes development. I am under the supervision of Prof Trisha Greenhalgh, Dr Sara Shaw and Dr Harry Rutter (LSHTM). This work builds on two systematic reviews I have undertaken on diabetes prevention. 

My wider academic interests include the prevention of long term conditions, use of evidence in healthcare policy, social determinants of health and the assessment of complex interventions. I have recently been appointed a member of the NICE Clinical Guidelines Update Committee for Diabetes.