Past Award Winners

PSAD Science Award Recipients


Shengxin Liu: Early Career Researcher Award

Poor glycaemic control is associated with increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders in childhood-onset type 1 diabetes: a population-based cohort study. Diabetologia, Jan 2021. DOI: 10.1007/s00125-020-05372-5

Ruth Hackett: Early Career Researcher Award

Loneliness and type 2 diabetes incidence: findings from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Diabetologia, Sept 2020. DOI: 10.1007/s00125-020-05258-6

Christina Van Der Feltz-Cornelis: Mid Career Researcher Award

Treatment for comorbid depressive disorder or subthreshold depression in diabetes mellitus: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Brain & Behavior, Nov 2020. DOI: 10.1002/brb3.1981


Sonya S. Deschenes (Canada)

Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Risk of Diabetes: Examining the Roles of Depressive Symptoms and Cardiometabolic Dysregulations in the Whitehall II Cohort Study, Diabetes Care 2018;41:2120–2126 |


Amelia Lake (Australia)

A tailored intervention to promote uptake of retinal screening among young adults with type 2 diabetes – an intervention mapping approach Diabetes Care 2018;41:2120–2126 |


Mette Due Christensen (Denmark)

Potential positive impact of group-based diabetes dialogue meetings on diabetes distress and glucose control in people with type 1 diabetes. Patient Educ Couns. 2016. 99(12):1978-1983


Andreas Schmitt (Germany)

How to assess diabetes distress: comparison of the Problem Areas in Diabetes Scale (PAID) and the Diabetes Distress Scale (DDS). Diabet Med. 2016. 33:835-843


Dominic Ehrmann (Germany)

Longitudinal relationship of diabetes-related distress and depressive symptoms: analysing incidence and persistence. Diabet Med. 2015 Oct;32(10):1264-71


Michael van Vugt (The Netherlands)

Use of Behavioral Change Techniques in Web-Based Self-Management Programs for Type 2 Diabetes Patients: Systematic Review. J Med Internet Res, 2013,15(12):e279


Mirjana Pibernik-Okanović (Croatia)

Lifetime achievement award.


Giesje Nefs (The Netherlands)

The course of depressive symptoms in primary care patients with type 2 diabetes: results from the Diabetes, Depression, Type D Personality Zuidoost-Brabant (DiaDDZoB) Study. Diabetologia. 2012;55(3):608-616


Mariska Bot (The Netherlands)

Eicosapentaenoic acid as an add-on to antidepressant medication for co-morbid major depression in patients with diabetes mellitus: a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled study. J Affect Disord. 2010, 126(1-2):282-6


Charlotte Paddison (United Kingdom)

Are people with negative diabetes screening tests falsely reassured? Parallel group cohort study embedded in the ADDITION (Cambridge) randomised controlled trial.  BMJ 2009, 339: b4535


Marcel Adriaanse (The Netherlands)

Diabetes-related symptom distress in association with glucose metabolism and comorbidity. Diabetes Care 2008, 31(12): 2268–2270, and Symptoms of depression in people with impaired glucose metabolism or Type 2 diabetes mellitus.Diabetic Medicine 2008, 25(7): 843–849


Kirsty Winkley (United Kingdom)

Psychological interventions to improve glycaemic control in type 1 diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. BMJ 2006, 333(7558): 65


Vibeke Zoffmann (Denmark): PSAD/Novo Nordisk Science Award

Guided self-determination improves life skills with type 1 diabetes and A1C in randomized controlled trial. Patient Education and Counceling 2006, 64, 78-86


Marie Clarke (United Kingdom): PSAD/Novo Nordisk Science Award

Effects of a tailored lifestyle self-management intervention in patients with type 2 diabetes. British Journal of Health Psychology 2004, 9, 365-369


Frans Pouwer (The Netherlands): PSAD/Novo Nordisk Science Award

Monitoring of psychological well-being in outpatients with diabetes. Diabetes Care 2001, 24: 1929-1935

PSAD Travel Awards


Anouk Geraets (The Netherlands)

The Association of Hyperglycemia and Insulin Resistance with Incident Depressive Symptoms Over 4 Years of Follow-Up – The Maastricht Study

Claire Reidy (United Kingdom)

A Novel Exploration of the Support Needs in People Initiating Insulin Pump Therapy Using a Social- Network Approach: A Longitudinal Mixed-methods Study


Lene Joense (Denmark)

Use Patient-Reported Outcomes to promote patient centred care and psychosocial support in type 1 diabetes routine consultations (UPRO)? – A feasibility study

Cati Racca (The Netherlands)

Effectivenes of Continuous glucose monitoring versus Stepped TEPPED care with hypoaware, a web-based PsychoEducational intervention, and adding CGM as needed, in adult Type 1 diabetes with impaired hypoglycaemia awareness: ECSPECT-HYPO trial

PSAD – Sanofi Travel Fellowships


Linda T. Muijs (The Netherlands)

Tiziana Bufacchi (Australia)