Who made this type 1 diabetes (young people) resource?

Maria Salinas

Senior Qualitative Researcher, is a social anthropologist. She has worked in health research, refugee studies and gender relations in the academic and voluntary sectors for the last ten years. She obtained her D.Phil from the University of Oxford in 2000. Maria also conducted the update of the site in 2017 when 7 new interviews and their findings were added.

Advisory Panel

Dr Aidan Macfarlane
International, Independent Consultant in the Strategic Planning and Training in Child and Adolescent Health Services.
Dr Andrew Farmer
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford.
Dr Ann McPherson
Medical Director, Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford.
Dr Frances Griffiths
Senior Clinical Lecturer, Centre for Primary Health Care Studies, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick.
Dr Gail Dovey-Pearce
Chartered Clinical Psychologist, 11-20 Clinical Health Psychology Service, North Tyneside General Hospital.
Dr Hilary Hearnshaw
Formerly Director of Research, Warwick Diabetes Care, Warwick Medical School.
Dr Julia Lawton
Senior Research Fellow, Research Unit in Health Behaviour & Change, School of Clinical Sciences & Community Health, University of Edinburgh Medical School.
Dr Julie Edge
Consultant in Paediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology, John Radcliffe Hospital.
Dr Kate Field
Senior Researcher, Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford.
Mr Tom Allen
Patient Representative
Ms Mary Selwood
Research Nurse, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford.
Ms Roopinder Brar
Care Advisor, Diabetes UK
Professor Andrew Neil
Prof. of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Oxford, & Honorary Consultant Physician, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism, Churchill Hospital.

Our special thanks go to all the young people who made this research possible and all the professionals who helped especially: Diabetes UK, Dr Russell Viner, Dr Charles Fox, Dr Timothy Barrett, Ms Marcelle de Sousa and Dr Aidan Macfarlane.

We would also like to thank Dr Partha Kar, Consultant Endocrinologist – Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Dr Emma Wilmot, Consultant Diabetologist – Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Lydia Parkhurst, patient representative for all their help in updating the topic summaries in the 2017 update of the site (7 new interviews were added to the site).​


Supported by:
Department of Health