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Dr Rose Stewart

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Principal Clinical Psychologist

As one of our Clinical Champions, Rose will be focusing on increasing emotional wellbeing in people living with diabetes in Wales and across the UK. She plans to do this by developing her service into a national exemplar for co-production and service user engagement, and by developing a range of self-help resources for people facing common psychological issues linked to Type 1 diabetes.

Background

Rose trained as an undergraduate at Cardiff University and completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Bangor University in 2014. She initially worked in paediatric psychology and persistent pain services, before running a pilot in a Young Adult diabetes service in North Wales in 2016 that quickly turned out to be her dream job. 

Rose currently holds two roles in NHS Wales. Her main role is working with young adults aged 17-25 in a specialist young adult diabetes service where she and the team have developed an integrated service model that delivers holistic care to young adults. She also holds an All-Wales role writing a range of guided self-help resources for people living with Type 1 diabetes (the Talking Type 1 range), that are co-produced by people living with Type 1 and their families. Rose is a committee member of DCP Wales, and the National Network of Psychologists in Diabetes, and teaches at Swansea and Bangor University.

Rose is passionate about creating radical change in diabetes services for adults in Wales and across the UK, so that psychological care becomes a core component of routine care. She is also passionate about working with vulnerable groups who often fall between the gaps in services, and working with young people to develop their voices in service design and improvement.

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