Jacqueline Anne Allan

Type 1 Diabetic, Phd Student and Charity Founder

Jacqueline Allan is the Founder and Managing Director of the Registered UK charity Diabetics with Eating Disorders. The charity, founded in 2009 following the death of a close friend, has grown from a grassroots support service to a well-established organisation involved in campaigning, training, awareness raising and advocacy . The prestige attained by Jacqueline’s dedication is reflected in the trustee board which consists of the UKs most recognisable names in the fields of Diabetes (Dr Stephen Thomas, Dr Miranda Rosenthal, Dr Jen Nash) and Eating Disorders (Prof Janet Treasure, OBE). In her position Jacqueline regularly advises and trains health care bodies (such as the IOP, RCP and RCN), UK parliament, Scottish parliament, charities (such as Diabetes UK, JDRF and B-eat) and Private clinics on Eating Disorders in Type 1 Diabetes. She has also been involved in the development of several intervention programmes (particularly in collaboration with Kings Health Partners), has delivered lectures internationally and is currently heavily involved with bodies such as Healthwatch, NICE, Strategic Clinical Networks and NHS England/ NHS London. Promptly into her MRes continuing her research under Dr Anne Miles, she awarded a fully funded PHD due to her position as the UK expert in the topic, years of clinical experience with the demographic and the development of her current project which has been ongoing.

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