Doctoral research in long-term conditions

Below you can find research conducted by trainee clinical psychologists at the University of Birmingham. Trainees were supervised by Dr Gary Urquhart Law and Dr Ruth Howard. In summary, this research investigates how living with a chronic illness impacts individuals and how they can best be supported.


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.