The University of Southern Denmark (SDU) is a young and ambitious university that hosts five faculties with more than 32,000 students (almost 20% of whom are international), and more than 4,000 employees. According to the Shanghai Ranking (2017), medical research at SDU is among top 200 worldwide. According to Times Higher Education Raking of young universities, SDU ranks 52nd worldwide. Our main tasks will be to further our knowledge regarding the psychological impact of hypoglycaemia, and the role of psychological factors in the development of hypoglycaemic events in different groups. We aim to achieve this goal by conducting a series systematic reviews and by mining existing trial data to understand the psychological impact of hypoglycaemia on people with diabetes and their families (WP6). WP6 will closely collaborate with WP7 to examine the rigour and utility of patient-reported outcomes for assessing the full burden of hypoglycaemia; we will also conduct new research as needed to fill identified knowledge gaps (WP5-7); as well as providing psychological expertise to inform the clinical and economic work (WP4-7), and regulatory work (WP8).

Prof. Frans Pouwer

is a medical psychologist and one of the leading researchers in diabetes and medical psychology. He has >190 publications in peer-reviewed international journals (incl. Nature Reviews Endocrinology, Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, JAMA Psychiatry, Diabetes Care, Diabetologia, British Journal of Psychiatry) and has given invited lectures at meetings of the EASD, ADA, IDF, Diabetes UK. His Web-of-science h-index is 34. He has contributed to the psychometric validation the Dutch version of the Fear of Hypoglycaemia Survey and also studied psychological correlates of hypoglycaemia. Together with Dr. Nefs (principal investigator), he obtained prestigious VENI funding to study the impact of hypoglycaemia at night on daytime functioning in adults with type 1 diabetes, using ecological momentary assessments. Frans Pouwer is past chair of the Psychosocial Aspects of Diabetes (PSAD) Study Group of the EASD.

Prof. Jane Speight, PhD, CPsychol FBPsS

is a chartered (health) psychologist specialising in diabetes. She is the Foundation Director of The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes, a partnership between Diabetes Victoria and Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia and has an Adjunct Professorial role with SDU. She has >130 publications in peer-reviewed international journals (incl. Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, BMJ, Diabetes Care) and has given invited lectures at meetings of the ADA, IDF and Diabetes UK. Her work in hypoglycaemia includes studies of impaired awareness of hypoglycaemia (including design and validation of a new measure (HypoA-Q, 2016), prevention of severe hypoglycaemia (HypoCOMPaSS; DAFNE; DAFNEplus; POSH), several qualitative and quantitative studies and a narrative review demonstrating the impact of hypoglycaemia on psychological outcomes in type 2 diabetes.