Get involved – Research

Details of on-going research and participant recruitment

Coeliac Disease can mean so much more than just a change in diet.

At the School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, we apply psychologists’ expertise in behaviour change, neuropsychology, self-care and emotional support to make living with Coeliac Disease easier.

Our researchers are happy to talk to you about our work. Current projects include:

  • a study looking at cognitive function and coeliac disease in people over the age of 50
  • a measure on food anxiety and coeliac disease
  • a cognitive behavioural therapy screening tool and intervention for people with coeliac disease
  • looking at the effect of Coeliac Disease on eating patterns, body image and psychological wellbeing
  • exploring issues around the transition from paediatric to adult services
  • and much more …

Projects where we need participants

We need people of a wide variety of ages with Coeliac Disease to participate inĀ all of the above work.

What do we need to know in 5 year’s time? Future research:
We are interested in finding out what you think needs to be known about Coeliac Disease in the next 5 years. What research should be done now? What do we need to know? What do we need to know in five year’s time that we don’t currently? What is the future for coeliac research and where are the gaps? If you have ideas as to what psychological, wellbeing, behavioural or other research we can be prioritising, then contact us below. Together, we can shape future research, now.

If you want to know more about our on-going research or would like to get involved please email us:

Doctoral research in long-term conditions

Craddock, N: The transition from paediatric to adult health services in young people with gastrointestinal disorders: A systematic review and recommendations for healthcare delivery.

Craddock, N: Transition from paediatric to adult services: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of the experiences of young people with Coeliac Disease.

Hobday, V: Body image in young people with inflammatory bowel disease: A systematic review.

Hobday, V: Healthcare professionals working with children with a dual diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes and Coeliac Disease: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis.

Love, M: Intra-familial agreement and disagreement regarding family division of diabetes responsibilities: Associations with diabetes outcomes in youth with Type 1 diabetes.

Love, M: Living with Coeliac Disease and Type 1 diabetes: The experiences of adolescents and their parents.

Theodosi, E: Children, Young People and Coeliac Disease: A review of the literature.

Theodosi, E: “Am I allowed that?” A qualitative study of young people’s experiences of living with Coeliac Disease.

Tolgyesi, C: Illness beliefs and self-management in children and young people with chronic illness: A review of the literature.

Tolgyesi, C: Examining illness representations, treatment perceptions and self-efficacy in relation to coping, dietary self-management and wellbeing in young people with Coeliac Disease and their parents.

Bali, K: The longitudinal relationship between depressive symptoms and metabolic control in adolescents with Type 1 diabetes.

Bali, K: The role of negative automatic thoughts and self-efficacy with depressive symptoms in adolescents with Type 1 diabetes.

Queralt, V: Do aspects of family functioning influence metabolic control and adherence in adolescents with Type 1 diabetes.

Queralt, V: The role of motivation, self-efficacy, illness representations and family responsibility in relation to diabetes outcomes: Perceptions of adolescents with Type 1 diabetes and their parents.

Sandiford, M: How useful are current health behaviour models / theories for understanding the factors contributing to dietary self-care in Type 1 diabetes.

Sandiford, M: Implicit and explicit attitudes of young people with Type 1 diabetes towards high-fat and high-sugar foods.

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