Professor Timothy Skinner
Principal Investigator (PI) and WP4 and 5 Leader
Timothy is the Professor of Health Psychology in the Institute of Psychology, who also holds a joint appointment with the Steno Diabetes Centre Copenhagen. He is a recognised international leader in the behavioural aspects of diabetes, having developed several psycho-educational and self-management programmes for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, along with development of a diabetes prevention programme for women post-gestational diabetes. His experience also includes taking the self-management programme (DESMOND) that he co-developed, to national implementation in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. His role in Bump2Baby and Me is to lead work packages 4 and 5, having responsibility for developing the training resources for the coaches and health care professionals in each centre, along with monitoring of fidelity of the programme delivery in each country.