Professor Julia Lawton, University of Edinburgh

Prof Barnard is an excellent person with whom to collaborate, she cares hugely about what she does, is utterly reliable and delivers to tight deadlines, and applies high levels of professional and ethical rigor to her work. She is a creative academic thinker, committed to using her work to improve individuals’ clinical care and quality of life and to developing innovative health care interventions which are likely to have significant clinical and psychological impact.

Becky Reeve – Head of Professional Relations Diabetes – Sanofi

January 2016

I have known Professor Kath Barnard at both a professional and personal level for a number of years and have worked with her in a number of different ways for the last 4 years.  I have always found her professional, reliable and willing to deliver against a mutually agreed outcome: one that doesn’t conflict or compromise with her high professional integrity and beliefs.

Kath is a brilliant educator and presenter and has an ability to provide an informative session to both clinicians and patients that challenges and stimulates thought and discussion.  I have worked with Kath on a number of projects and always found her to be tenacious, thought provoking and committed to everything she is involved in.

Simon O’Neill – Director Health Intelligence & Professional Liaison – Diabetes UK

January 2016

Professor Barnard has a long-standing relationship with Diabetes UK, having served on the Annual Professional Conference Organising Committee in several roles, including psychological lead, Vice-Chair and Chairperson.  Katharine also volunteers for us, leading psychology sessions at our Care Events for families with diabetes, providing peer review for grant applications and collaborating in research studies.  She is generous with her time and always willing to go the extra mile to support the needs of people with diabetes.  Her professionalism is unquestioned and her enthusiasm limitless.  I would have no hesitation in recommending her.

Brian Levy MD, FACE – Chief Medical Officer – Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Care

January 2016

Professor Barnard has collaborated and consulted with the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Care Companies (including Animas Corp, LifeScan Inc, & the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute) over the past several years, working specifically with us as an Expert Key Opinion Leader, as a keynote speaker at international scientific and professional education events and in a research capacity.  A member of our Animas Academy scientific advisory board, Professor Barnard provides diabetes-related  specialist advice, making a valuable contribution to the team.  Her knowledge and experience in de-mystifying the complex area of psychological interventions and psychosocial aspects of diabetes as a chronic disease has been invaluable to my team.

Sarah Bone – Chief Executive – Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation

Kath has worked with DRWF for a number of years primarily as a member of the charity’s Research Advisory Board who assess applications for research funding. She has written for the Diabetes Wellness News and regularly provides peer review assessment for commissioned articles. She is supportive of the development of the charity’s Psychological Wellness event for young people with Type 1 diabetes and provides continued evaluation and comment on our service provision to enable us to measure and demonstrate impact, to ensure best possible outcomes for people with diabetes.

Professor Jerry Wales DM, MA, BM, BCh, MRCP, FRCPCH, FRACP, DCH – Service Group Director Endocrinology & Nephrology – Children’s Health Queensland Hospital & Health Service

As an advisor to the NICE guidelines committee Katharine provided clear analysis and applied her knowledge and experience to help with the very complex area of psychological interventions to support children & young people with diabetes and their families. As Chairman of that group I am happy to recommend her expertise to others.

Prof Dr Lutz Heinemann PhD – Partner and Scientific Consultant

I have collaborated with Professor Barnard on several research studies over the years, and worked with her in an expert advisory board capacity.  Professor Barnard is highly professional, reliable and produces high-quality, robust scientific research.  Katharine provides expert analysis and translates this data into practical application for patient benefit.  She is passionate and dedicated, her academic and professional achievements are a credit to her commitment to making a positive difference to the lives of people living with chronic conditions.

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