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Regitze Anne Saurbrey Pals

Regitze Anne Saurbrey Pals


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Current research

I conduct a PhD study, which aims to explore practices, barriers and strategies related to diabetes care and autonomy in pre-teenagers with type 1 diabetes. The study will inspire the development of a user-driven intervention to support pre-teenagers with type 1 diabetes and their families. 


Research areas

With a background in public health science, I work with development and evaluation of methods in patient education targeting people with diabetes or at risk of developing diabetes. My research areas include: 

Sociology of health and illness: theoretically, I am inspired by new materialist perspectives on diabetes care. This includes e.g. studies of how health, illness and self-care are enacted and experienced by children, their families and health care professionals. 

Co-creation in intervention research: I draw on qualitative approaches to actively involve different actors in developing and evaluating methods for patient education. This includes e.g. interactive workshops and dialogue tools. In particular, I am interested in how to involve children in research processes.


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