Currently, we are working on the following questions:

  • Can strong habits help people lead healthier, happier lives?

Strong habits are impulses to perform a behaviour automatically in response to a cue in the environment. This work examines how strong habits can help people adhere to their health and wellbeing goals. 

  • How and when do spouses influence the health of people with diabetes?

Spouses tend to have similar health behaviours. For example, if one partner smokes, the other is more likely to smoke too. This work examines these behavioural patterns in couples in which one person has diabetes. 

  • What are the links between mental health and physical health among people with diabetes?

People with diabetes are more likely to have elevated depressive symptoms than people without diabetes. This work examines links between mental health and physical health among people with diabetes. This area of research also examines associations between aspects of positive mental health and physical health in this population.