Jessica Browne, BPsyc(Hons), Ph.D.
Research Fellow at The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes
Jessica Browne, Ph.D., completed both her undergraduate degree in psychology and her Ph.D. in health psychology at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Since then, her research has focused on the psychological aspects of management and prevention of chronic conditions. She joined The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (a partnership between Diabetes Australia – Vic and Deakin University) in January 2011. She leads a varied program of research that primarily focuses on type 2 diabetes, and works alongside numerous national and international collaborators from different health-related disciplines.Dr. Browne has a particular interest in understanding the unique challenges faced by special groups with type 2 diabetes (e.g. young adults), as well as the social impact of living with type 2 diabetes. She regularly works with consumer and health professional groups to contribute to training and information dissemination. She also utilizes her research findings to inform policy and practice to help improve the lives of people affected by diabetes.