Our Executive Committee consists of five people, who have been elected by the PSAD members.


Jane Speight, MSc PhD CPsychol FBPsS

Foundation Director: Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes, Diabetes Victoria

Professor of Behavioural and Social Research in Diabetes, Deakin University

πŸ“ Melbourne, Australia
Email: jspeight@acbrd.org.au
Twitter: @janespeight @ACBRD
Bio: https://acbrd.org.au/jane-speight/

ORCID: 0000-0002-1204-6896


Jackie Sturt, PhD

Professor of Behavioural Medicine in Nursing and Faculty Lead for Research Mentorship: Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, Kings College London.

πŸ“ London, United Kingdom
Email: jackie.sturt@kcl.ac.uk
Twitter: @jackie_sturt
Bio: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/people/jackie-sturt

ORCID: 0000-0003-1281-1401

Honorary Secretary

Mariam Asaad, RN, MRes

PhD Candidate, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery, and Palliative Care, King’s College London.

πŸ“ London, United Kingdom
Email: info@psadgroup.org
Twitter: @Type1s @MmasaadMariam
ORCID: 0000-0001-9849-7147

Honorary Treasurer

Debbie Cooke, PhD

Postgraduate Research Director, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, University of Surrey.

πŸ“ Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom
Email: d.cooke@surrey.ac.uk
Bio: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/people/debbie-cooke
ORCID: 0000-0003-1944-7905

Membership Officer

Bryan Cleal MSc. Ph.D.

Senior Researcher Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen

πŸ“ Copenhagen, Denmark
Email: bcle0007@regionh.dk
Twitter: @cleal_bryan
ORCID: 0000-0003-3065-7364

Website Content & Development Chair

Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott, PhD

Senior Research Fellow, Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (Diabetes Victoria and Deakin University)

πŸ“ Melbourne, Australia
Email: etruscott@acbrd.org.au
Twitter: @HolmesTruscott @ACBRD
ORCID: 0000-0001-9139-4663

ECR Working Group Co-Chair

Amy McInerney, BA, MSc

PhD Candidate, The PATH lab, School of Psychology, University College Dublin

πŸ“Β Dublin, Ireland
Email: amy.mcinerney@ucdconnect.ie
Twitter: @AmyMcinerney1
Bio: https://ucdpathlab.com/people/#amy-bio
ORCID: 0000-0002-1576-1801

ECR Working Group Co-Chair

Mandy Jansen, BA, MSc

PhD Candidate, Canisius-Wilhelmina Hospital and Radboud University Medical Center

πŸ“Β Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Email: mandy.jansen@cwz.nl
ORCID: 0000-0002-1837-3177

MCR Representative

Giesje Nefs, PhD

Assistant Professor, Radboudumc (Nijmegen); Psychologist, Diabeter and Diabeter Centrum Amsterdam (Amsterdam); Senior researcher, Tilburg University (Tilburg)

πŸ“Β The Netherlands
Email: Giesje.Nefs@radboudumc.nl
ORCID: 0000-0002-8772-740X

Committee Member

Andreia Mocan, PhD

Clinical psychologist, Center for Diabetes, Nutrition, and Metabolic Diseases, County Hospital, Cluj.

πŸ“ Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Email: andreiamocan@gmail.com

Past Chairs of the PSAD


Prof Frank Snoek

VU University Medical Center, The Netherlands


Prof Norbert Hermanns

Research Institute of the Diabetes Academy, Germany


Prof Frans Pouwer

Tilburg University, The Netherlands


Prof Arie Nouwen

Middlesex University, United Kingdom