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Biography Dr Amani Al Bayrakdar is a healthcare researcher and an Adult Nursing Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Care. She received her PhD in Adult Nursing from the American University of Beirut, with a research interest in the care and management of people living with diabetes.

Amani’s research focuses on evaluating the management and delivery of care to those living with diabetes. Her recent work focused on the experiences, self-care practices, and health of young adults living with type 1 diabetes. She also studied the effect of the use of technological treatment advances, such as insulin pump therapy, on the health and quality of life of young people living with type 1 diabetes. Previous work also involved validation of a tool measuring perceived diabetes stigma among patients living with type 2 diabetes.
Amani is a member of the Diabetes UK Diabetes Research Steering Group. She is also a member of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD), member of the Sigma Theta Tau International – Chi Iota Chapter, member of the Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA), and a member of the scientific committee of the Lebanese Cardiovascular Nursing Society.
Amani has knowledge and expertise in a wide range of methodologies including mixed methods, quantitative and qualitative approaches.
She is currently supervising PhD and Master’s level students at Napier University.

Amani welcomes contact from potential collaborators and research students.
Research Interests Type 1 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes
Self-management education
Transitional care in diabetes
Health education
Technology use in diabetes management
Diabetes Stigma
Psychological health in people living with diabetes
Socio-cultural and ethnic differences in diabetes
Mixed Methods Research
Quantitative Research
Qualitative Research
Teaching and Learning Amani is currently a module leader for Understanding Evidence based Practice on the BN program. She also teaches on the Global Online program particularly on the Advancing Practice through Research module. She also teaches in a Continuing Professional Development diabetes module at levels 9 and 11 titled Management and Care of Diabetes Mellitus Across the Lifespan.