Dr Christel Hendrieckx

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Casual Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Psychology

Campus

Diabetes Victoria

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

No publications found

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

Determining the next decade of difference in diabetes: psychosocial and behavioural research priority setting for and by those affected by diabetes

Dr Christel Hendrieckx, Prof Jane Speight, Dr Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott

Diabetes Australia Research Program Grant

  • 2021: $59,400

Psychosocial wellbeing among new mothers with type 1 or type 2 diabetes: Refining and testing a novel screening tool derived from the Postnatal Wellbeing Transition Questionnaire

Prof Bodil Rasmussen, Dr Karen Wynter, Prof Liliana Orellana, Dr Alison Nankervis, Dr Christel Hendrieckx, Mrs Cheryl Steele, Mrs Kim Henshaw, Mrs Cath Mcnamara

Diabetes Australia Research Program Grant

  • 2022: $68,616

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

DHA Grant - Research - Department of Health and Ageing

  • 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, Prof Vincent Versace, Dr Christel Hendrieckx, Dr Amelia Lake, Hon Prof James Dunbar

Department of Health - Commonwealth

  • 2022: $9,740
  • 2020: $100,000
  • 2019: $340,000

Industry and Other Funding

Quality of life and assessment of hypoglycaemia after islet transplantation

Prof Jane Speight, Dr Christel Hendrieckx

St. Vincent's Institute of Medical Research

  • 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

Ian Potter Foundation Grant - Research

  • 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

Sanofi-Aventis Australia Pty Limited

  • 2016: $37,500

Investigating the psychological needs of people with diabetes

Prof Jane Speight, Dr Christel Hendrieckx, Dr Jessica Browne

Diabetes Australia - Vic

  • 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

Australian Diabetes Educators Association

  • 2020: $15,000
  • 2018: $45,000

Prioritising Mental Health in People with Diabetes

Prof Jane Speight, Dr Adriana Ventura, Dr Christel Hendrieckx

Diabetes Australia - Vic

  • 2021: $33,748
  • 2020: $67,700
  • 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, Dr Amelia Lake

Diabetes Australia - (National)

  • 2022: $250,000
  • 2021: $250,000
  • 2020: $125,000
  • 2019: $125,000

MRFF Targeted Translation Research Accelerator Project: LISTEN (Low Intensity mental health Support via a Telehealth Enables Network for adults with diabetes and CVD): Effectiveness and scalability.

Dr Edith Holloway, Dr Christel Hendrieckx, Prof Jane Speight, Prof Vincent Versace, Prof Adrienne O'Neil, Dr Virginia Hagger

MTP Connect, Diabetes Australia - Vic

  • 2024: $3,903
  • 2023: $406,106
  • 2022: $173,204
  • 2021: $121,006

MRFF Targeted Translation Research Accelerator ACADI

Dr Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott, Dr Christel Hendrieckx

MTP Connect

  • 2023: $10,754
  • 2022: $85,732

MRFF Targeted Translation Research Accelerator: HypoPAST: Online psycho - educational training for ' Hypoglycaemia Prevention, Awareness of Symptoms, and Treatment ' in adults with type 1 diabetes.

Prof Jane Speight, Dr Christel Hendrieckx, Prof Vincent Versace, Dr Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott, Dr Virginia Hagger

MTP Connect

  • 2023: $298,677
  • 2022: $62,177

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
2023

Jasmine Leigh Schipp

Thesis entitled: Perspectives of Adults with Type 1 Diabetes using Open-Source Technologies

Doctor of Philosophy (Joint, Uni of Copenhagen), School of Psychology

2019

Virginia Louise Hagger

Thesis entitled: Diabetes Distress Among Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology