Dr Christel Hendrieckx

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Psychology

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of London, 2001

Contact

chendrieckx@acbrd.org.au
+61 3 924 46590

Biography

Christel has a PhD in health psychology from Royal Holloway University of London. She is a registered and accredited psychologist with the Belgian Commission of Psychologists.

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Career highlights

Christel is the lead author of ‘Diabetes and emotional health: A handbook for health professionals supporting adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes’ (National Diabetes Services Scheme, 2016). This freely available resource has been adapted by Diabetes UK (2019) and is available online.

Research interests

  • The antecedents and consequences of hypoglycaemia in type 1 diabetes
  • Psychological interventions to reduce hypoglycaemia and restore awareness in type 1 diabetes
  • Expectations and experiences of using advanced technology in managing type 1 diabetes
  • Disordered eating behaviours in type 1 diabetes
  • Enablers and barriers to implement psychological support in routine diabetes care
  • Special interest in diabetes in pregnancy

Affiliations

Christel is currently a member of the following organisations

  • American Diabetes Association (ADA)
  • Australian Diabetes Society (ADS)
  • Behavioural Research In Diabetes Group Exchange (BRIDGE)
  • European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)
  • International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD)
  • PsychoSocial Aspects of Diabetes (PSAD) Study Group of the EASD; Vice Chair (2010-2014) and member of the Executive Group (2008-2010)

Knowledge areas

  • psychological and behavioural aspects of type 1 diabetes in adults and youth
  • psychological antecedents and consequences of hypoglycaemia
  • diabetes distress and well-being

Research groups

Christel is a member of the Behavioural Medicine innovation hub (SEED)

Awards

2017 Finalist VicHealth Awards, Research in Action for 'Diabetes and Emotional Health: A handbook and toolkit for health professionals supporting adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes'

2014 Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australia (CAPHIA) inaugural team award for Excellence and Innovation in Public Health Research

2013 Deakin University's Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Partnerships

Projects

  • Type 1 Diabetes Consultation Tool: a mixed methods adaptation and feasibility study in Australian type 1 diabetes tertiary care settings (Funding DARP)
  • Supporting people with diabetes distress: Development and pilot randomised controlled trial of an online training module for health professionals (funding ADEA Research Program)
  • Evaluation of the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of long-term hybrid closed loop insulin delivery in improving glycaemia, psychosocial wellbeing, sleep quality, cognition and biochemical markers (funding ARC/ JDRF)
  • National Diabetes Services Scheme Priority Area Mental Health (funding NDSS)

Publications

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2019

Assessing the perceived impact of diabetes on quality of life: psychometric validation of the DAWN2 Impact of Diabetes Profile in the second Diabetes MILES - Australia (MILES-2) survey

Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott, Soren Skovlund, Christel Hendrieckx, Frans Pouwer, Mark Peyrot, Jane Speight

(2019), Vol. 150, pp. 253-263, Diabetes research and clinical practice, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Comorbid elevated symptoms of anxiety and depression in adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes: results from the International Diabetes MILES Study

Giesje Nefs, Christel Hendrieckx, Prasuna Reddy, Jessica Browne, Mariska Bot, John Dixon, Michael Kyrios, Jane Speight, Francois Pouwer

(2019), pp. 1-7, Journal of diabetes and its complications, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Impact of severe hypoglycaemia on psychological outcomes in adults with Type 2 diabetes: a systematic review

C Hendrieckx, N Ivory, H Singh, B Frier, J Speight

(2019), Vol. 36, pp. 1092-1091, Diabetic medicine, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal

How has psycho-behavioural research advanced our understanding of hypoglycaemia in type 1 diabetes?

C Hendrieckx, L Gonder-Frederick, S Heller, F Snoek, J Speight

(2019), pp. 1-9, Diabetic Medicine, London, Eng., C1

journal

Assessing the impact of diabetes on quality of life: what have the past 25 years taught us?

J Speight, E Holmes?Truscott, C Hendrieckx, S Skovlund, D Cooke

(2019), pp. 1-10, Diabetic Medicine, London, Eng., C1

journal

I wish my health professionals understood that it's not just all about your HbA1c !'. Qualitative responses from the second Diabetes MILES - Australia (MILES?2) study

E Litterbach, E Holmes?Truscott, F Pouwer, J Speight, C Hendrieckx

(2019), pp. 1-11, Diabetic Medicine, London, Eng., C1

journal
2018

Mindfulness and fear of hypoglycaemia in parents of children with Type 1 diabetes: results from Diabetes MILES Youth - The Netherlands

J Aalders, E Hartman, G Nefs, A Nieuwesteeg, C Hendrieckx, H-J Aanstoot, P Winterdijk, E van Mil, J Speight, F Pouwer

(2018), Vol. 35, pp. 650-657, Diabetic medicine, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal

Diabetes distress is more strongly associated with HbA1c than depressive symptoms in adolescents with type 1 diabetes: results from Diabetes MILES Youth-Australia

V Hagger, C Hendrieckx, F Cameron, F Pouwer, T Skinner, J Speight

(2018), Vol. 19, pp. 840-847, Pediatric diabetes, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal

Factors associated with attendance for pre-pregnancy care and reasons for non-attendance among women with diabetes

Melinda Morrison, Christel Hendrieckx, Alison Nankervis, Ralph Audehm, Kaye Farrell, Effie Houvardas, Renza Scibilia, Glynis Ross

(2018), Vol. 142, pp. 269-275, Diabetes research and clinical practice, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Effect of 6 months of hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery in adults with type 1 diabetes: a randomised controlled trial protocol

Sybil McAuley, Martin de Bock, Vijaya Sundararajan, Melissa Lee, Barbora Paldus, Geoff Ambler, Leon Bach, Morton Burt, Fergus Cameron, Philip Clarke, Neale Cohen, Peter Colman, Elizabeth Davis, Jan Fairchild, Christel Hendrieckx, D Holmes-Walker, Jodie Horsburgh, Alicia Jenkins, Joey Kaye, Anthony Keech, Bruce King, Kavita Kumareswaran, Richard MacIsaac, Roland McCallum, Jennifer Nicholas, Catriona Sims, Jane Speight, Stephen Stranks, Steven Trawley, Glenn Ward, Sara Vogrin, Timothy Jones, David O'Neal

(2018), Vol. 8, pp. 1-10, BMJ open, London, Eng., C1

journal

Effect of 6 months hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery in young people with type 1 diabetes: a randomised controlled trial protocol

M De Bock, S McAuley, M Abraham, G Smith, J Nicholas, G Ambler, F Cameron, J Fairchild, B King, E Geelhoed, E Davis, D O'Neal, T Jones, L Bach, M Burt, P Clarke, N Cohen, P Colman, C Hendrieckx, D Holmes-Walker, J Horsburgh, A Jenkins, J Kaye, A Keech, K Kumareswaran, M Lee, R MacIsaac, R McCallum, B Paldus, C Sims, J Speight, S Stranks, V Sundararajan, S Trawley, S Vogrin, G Ward

(2018), Vol. 8, BMJ Open, London, Eng., C1

journal
2017

Severe hypoglycemia, impaired awareness of hypoglycemia, and self-monitoring in adults with type 1 diabetes: Results from Diabetes MILES-Australia

C Hendrieckx, V Hagger, A Jenkins, T Skinner, F Pouwer, J Speight

(2017), Vol. 31, pp. 577-582, Journal of diabetes and its complications, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Cohort profiles of the cross-sectional and prospective participant groups in the second Diabetes MILES-Australia (MILES-2) study

J Browne, E Holmes-Truscott, A Ventura, C Hendrieckx, F Pouwer, J Speight

(2017), Vol. 7, pp. 1-15, BMJ open, London, Eng., C1

journal

Strengths, risk factors, and resilient outcomes in adolescents with Type 1 diabetes: results from diabetes MILES Youth-Australia

M Hilliard, V Hagger, C Hendrieckx, B Anderson, S Trawley, M Jack, F Pouwer, T Skinner, J Speight

(2017), Vol. 40, pp. 849-855, Diabetes care, London, Eng., C1

journal

"It is definitely a game changer": a qualitative study of experiences with in-home overnight closed-loop technology among adults with Type 1 diabetes

C Hendrieckx, L Poole, A Sharifi, D Jayawardene, M Loh, J Horsburgh, L Bach, P Colman, K Kumareswaran, A Jenkins, R MacIsaac, G Ward, B Grosman, A Roy, D O'Neal, J Speight

(2017), Vol. 19, pp. 410-416, Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, New Rochelle, N.Y., C1

journal

Validation of the WHO-5 as a first-step screening instrument for depression in adults with diabetes: results from Diabetes MILES - Australia

J Halliday, C Hendrieckx, L Busija, J Browne, G Nefs, F Pouwer, J Speight

(2017), Vol. 132, pp. 27-35, Diabetes research and clinical practice, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Gender differences in disordered eating behaviors and body dissatisfaction among adolescents with type 1 diabetes: Results from diabetes MILES youth-Australia

Emanuala Araia, Christel Hendrieckx, Timothy Skinner, Frans Pouwer, Jane Speight, Ross King

(2017), Vol. 50, pp. 1183-1193, International journal of eating disorders, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal

Cut points for identifying clinically significant diabetes distress in adolescents with type 1 diabetes using the PAID-Teen: results from diabetes MILES Youth-Australia

V Hagger, C Hendrieckx, F Cameron, F Pouwer, T Skinner, J Speight

(2017), Vol. 40, pp. 1462-1468, Diabetes care, Arlington, Va., C1

journal

A core outcomes set for clinical trials of interventions for young adults with type 1 diabetes: an international, multi-perspective Delphi consensus study

M Byrne, A O'Connell, A Egan, S Dinneen, L Hynes, M O'Hara, R Holt, I Willaing, M Vallis, C Hendrieckx, I Coyne

(2017), Vol. 18, pp. 1-8, Trials, London, Eng., C1

journal
2016

Structured type 1 diabetes education delivered in routine care in Australia reduces diabetes-related emergencies and severe diabetes-related distress: the OzDAFNE program

J Speight, E Holmes-Truscott, D Harvey, C Hendrieckx, V Hagger, S Harris, B Knight, H McIntyre

(2016), Vol. 112, pp. 65-72, Diabetes research and clinical practice, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Diabetes distress among adolescents with type 1 diabetes: a systematic review

V Hagger, C Hendrieckx, J Sturt, T Skinner, J Speight

(2016), Vol. 16, pp. 1-14, Current diabetes reports, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal

Diabetes MILES Youth-Australia: methods and sample characteristics of a national survey of the psychological aspects of living with type 1 diabetes in Australian youth and their parents

V Hagger, S Trawley, C Hendrieckx, J Browne, F Cameron, F Pouwer, T Skinner, J Speight

(2016), Vol. 4, pp. 1-13, BMC psychology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

The use of mobile applications among adolescents with type 1 diabetes: results from diabetes MILES Youth-Australia

S Trawley, J Browne, V Hagger, C Hendrieckx, E Holmes-Truscott, F Pouwer, T Skinner, J Speight

(2016), Vol. 18, pp. 813-819, Diabetes technology and therapeutics, New York, N.Y., C1

journal

Glycemia, treatment satisfaction, cognition, and sleep quality in adults and adolescents with type 1 diabetes when using a closed-loop system overnight versus sensor-augmented pump with low-glucose suspend function: a randomized crossover study

A Sharifi, M De Bock, D Jayawardene, M Loh, J Horsburgh, C Berthold, N Paramalingam, L Bach, P Colman, E Davis, B Grosman, C Hendrieckx, A Jenkins, K Kumareswaran, N Kurtz, A Kyoong, R MacIsaac, J Speight, S Trawley, G Ward, A Roy, T Jones, D O'Neal

(2016), Vol. 18, pp. 772-783, Diabetes technology and therapeutics, New York, N.Y., C1

journal
2015

The association between types of eating behaviour and dispositional mindfulness in adults with diabetes. Results from Diabetes MILES. The Netherlands.

S Tak, C Hendrieckx, G Nefs, I Nykl?ek, J Speight, F Pouwer

(2015), Vol. 87, pp. 288-295, Appetite, London, Eng., C1

journal

Fear of hypoglycaemia in adults with Type 1 diabetes: results from Diabetes MILES - The Netherlands

G Nefs, S Bevelander, C Hendrieckx, M Bot, J Ruige, J Speight, F Pouwer

(2015), pp. n/a-n/a, Diabetic Medicine, C1

journal
2014

Severe hypoglycaemia and its association with psychological well-being in Australian adults with type 1 diabetes attending specialist tertiary clinics

C Hendrieckx, J Halliday, J Bowden, P Colman, N Cohen, A Jenkins, J Speight

(2014), Vol. 103, pp. 430-436, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, C1

journal
2013

Transition to motherhood in type 1 diabetes: design of the pregnancy and postnatal well-being in transition questionnaires.

B Rasmussen, T Dunning, C Hendrieckx, M Botti, J Speight

(2013), Vol. 13, BMC pregnancy and childbirth, C1

journal

The challenges and future considerations regarding pregnancy-related outcomes in women with pre-existing diabetes

H Singh, H Murphy, C Hendrieckx, L Ritterband, J Speight

(2013), Vol. 13, pp. 869-876, Current diabetes reports, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, C1

journal

Psychosocial issues of women with type 1 diabetes transitioning to motherhood: A structured literature review

B Rasmussen, C Hendrieckx, B Clarke, M Botti, T Dunning, A Jenkins, J Speight

(2013), Vol. 13, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, C1

journal
2012

Diabetes MILES - Australia (Management and Impact for Long-Term Empowerment and Success) : methods and sample characteristics of a national survey of the psychological aspects of living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes in Australian adults

J Speight, J Browne, E Holmes-Truscott, C Hendrieckx, F Pouwer

(2012), Vol. 12, pp. 1-24, BMC public health, London, U. K., C1

journal
2006

Correlation between ? cell mass and glycemic control in type 1 diabetic recipients of islet cell graft

B Keymeulen, P Gillard, C Mathieu, B Movahedi, G Maleux, G Delvaux, D Ysebaert, B Roep, E Vandemeulebroucke, M Marichal, P In 't Veld, M Bogdani, C Hendrieckx, F Gorus, Z Ling, J van Rood, D Pipeleers

(2006), Vol. 103, pp. 17444-17449, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., C1-1

journal
2002

Risk assessment for developing type 1 diabetes: intentions of behavioural changes prior to risk notification

C Hendrieckx, F De Smet, I Kristoffersen, C Bradley

(2002), Vol. 18, pp. 36-42, Diabetes/metabolism: research and reviews, Hoboken, N.J., C1-1

journal
1998

Implantation of standardized beta-cell grafts in a liver segment of IDDM patients: graft and recipients characteristics in two cases of insulin-independence under maintenance immunosuppression for prior kidney graft

B Keymeulen, Z Ling, F Gorus, G Delvaux, L Bouwens, A Grupping, C Hendrieckx, M Pipeleers-Marichal, C Van Schravendijk, K Salmela, D Pipeleers

(1998), Vol. 41, pp. 452-459, Diabetologia, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Evaluation of the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of long-term hybrid closed loop insulin delivery in improving glycaemia, psychosocial wellbeing, sleep quality, cognition and biochemical markers

A/Prof David O'Neal, Prof Jane Speight, Prof Anthony Keech, Dr Christel Hendrieckx, Dr Steven Trawley

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network

  • 2018: $49,830
  • 2017: $257,988

Type 1 Diabetes Consultation Tool: Implementing annualised individualised care plans in Australian diabetes care settings

Ms Jennifer Halliday, Dr Christel Hendrieckx, Prof Jane Speight, Dr Pratik Choudhary, A/Prof Neale Cohen, Prof Peter Colman, Dr Spiros Fourlanos, Prof Jackie Sturt, Ms Natalie Wischer

DART Grant - Research - Diabetes Australia - Victoria (Research Trust)

  • 2019: $60,000

Other Public Sector Funding

NDSS National Development Program: Psychosocial and Mental Health Impacts of Living with and managing Diabetes

Prof Jane Speight, Dr Christel Hendrieckx, Dr Jessica Browne

  • 2016: $260,224
  • 2015: $193,059
  • 2014: $430,025
  • 2013: $119,825

Engaging and supporting women with previous gestational diabetes to screen for and prevent type 2 diabetes.

Prof Jane Speight, A/Prof Vincent Versace, Dr Christel Hendrieckx, Dr Amelia Lake, Prof James Dunbar

  • 2019: $340,000

Industry and Other Funding

Quality of life and assessment of hypoglycaemia after islet transplantation

Prof Jane Speight, Dr Christel Hendrieckx

  • 2013: $25,000

POSH: Online training program for Prevention of Severe Hypoglycaemiain adults with type 1 diabetes

Prof Jane Speight, Dr Christel Hendrieckx, Dr Steven Trawley, Prof Timothy Skinner, Prof David Austin

  • 2016: $3,636
  • 2015: $36,363

Impact of hypoglycaemia on quality of life in type 2 diabetes: a systematic review

Prof Jane Speight, Dr Christel Hendrieckx

  • 2016: $37,500

Investigating the psychological needs of people with diabetes

Prof Jane Speight, Dr Christel Hendrieckx, Dr Jessica Browne

  • 2017: $66,000

Supporting people with diabetes distress: Development and pilot randomised controlled trial of an online training module for health professionals

Dr Christel Hendrieckx, Ms Jennifer Halliday, Prof Jackie Sturt, Ms Ann Morris, Prof Jane Speight

  • 2020: $15,000
  • 2018: $45,000

Prioritising Mental Health in People with Diabetes

Prof Jane Speight, Dr Adriana Ventura, Dr Christel Hendrieckx

  • 2020: $37,700
  • 2019: $116,756
  • 2018: $57,681
  • 2017: $19,227

Expanding behavioural diabetes research in Australia.

Prof Jane Speight, Dr Christel Hendrieckx, Dr Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott, Ms Amelia Jane Lake

  • 2020: $125,000
  • 2019: $125,000

Supervisions

Co-supervisor
2019

Emanuala Ogbagabr Araia

Thesis entitled: Type 1 Diabetes, Disordered Eating and Body Dissatisfaction in Adolescents

Doctor of Psychology (Health), School of Psychology

Associate Supervisor
2019

Virginia Louise Hagger

Thesis entitled: Diabetes Distress Among Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology