Dr Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Research Fellow Grade 2

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Psychology

Campus

Diabetes Victoria

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2017
Bachelor of Social Science, Australian Catholic University, 2009

Biography

Dr Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott is an early carer research fellow at the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes, a partnership for better health between Diabetes Victoria and Deakin University. Since joining the Centre in 2010, Elizabeth has worked across a varied program of research examining psychosocial aspects of diabetes, as well as completing her PhD (Deakin University, awarded in 2017). Elizabeth leads a program of research which ultimately seeks to improve the health and quality of life of those affected by diabetes.

Elizabeth's research explores barriers and facilitators of optimal self-care among adults with diabetes. Her PhD research generated significant new knowledge (inter)nationally, in relation to attitudes to and receptiveness toward insulin use among adults with type 2 diabetes. She was subsequently awarded a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship (Deakin, 2018-2020), 2-year industry investigator sponsored study (Sanofi-Aventis, 2019-2021) and government funding (NDSS, 2017-2021) to support the development, dissemination and evaluation of evidence-based resources to reduce barriers to medication uptake among adults with type 2 diabetes.

Furthermore, Elizabeth's research seeks to improve quality of health professional care for people with diabetes, through a) understanding the unmet needs/wishes of people with diabetes receiving care, and b) optimising clinical support and decision making in primary care. For example, she was involved in the University of Melbourne led NHMRC-funded Stepping Up (2012 - 2014) and GP-OSMOTIC (2016-2018) primary care based RCTs  and subsequently an investigator on the RACGP-DARP funded (2017) GlycASSIST project, which developed and piloted a computerised clinical decision support tool. Holmes-Truscott also conducts research examining the quality of life and emotional wellbeing of people with diabetes. This includes nationally benchmarking of psychosocial outcomes (Diabetes MILES Study; YourSAY:QoL), psychometric assessment of diabetes-specific questionnaires (e.g. DDS, DIDP, GMEQ, ITAS, PAID) to provide new evidence for, and guide selection of appropriate measures, and; evaluation of psychosocial outcomes following diabetes education and treatment/technology interventions (e.g. OzDAFNE real-world evaluation, HypoCOMPaSS UK trial).

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Research interests

  • Psycho-social aspects of diabetes (e.g psychological insulin resistance, diabetes-related distress, diabetes-related social stigma)
  • Behavioural and psychosocial diabetes-specific and general survey instrument selection and development (e.g. quality of life, emotional wellbeing, treatment perceptions)
  • Barriers to medication use among people with type 2 diabetes
  • Psychosocial evaluation of diabetes clinical and pragmatic trials, as well as real-world programs

Awards

  • 2018 Deakin University Faculty of Health: Dean’s Research Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2017 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Early Career Travel Grant Award
  • Diabetes UK Professional Conference - Education and Self-management Award: Finalist
  • 2016 Deakin University Higher Degree by Research Writing Scholarship
  • Australian Association for Academic Primary Care (AAAPC) Most Distinguished Paper: Furler J, O'Neal D, Speight, J, Manski-Nankervis J, Gorelik A, Holmes-Truscott E, et al. Overcoming clinical inertia in primary care based transition to insulin to improve outcomes in type 2 diabetes: Results of the Stepping Up cluster RCT.
  • 2015 Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) Scientific Meeting Travel Grant, Adelaide
  • 2014 Council of Academic Public Health Institute Australia (CAPHIA) Award for ‘Excellence and Innovation in Public Health Research’ presented to the ACBRD (staff and students)
  • 2013 Deakin University Vice-Chancellors Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Partnerships’ presented to the ACBRD (staff and students)
  • PsychoSocial Aspects of Diabetes Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. Young investigator travel award to attend Annual Meeting, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2012 Australian Diabetes Society President's Prize - Clinical Orals Young Investigator Award: Finalist
  • 2012-2015 Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) Scholarship
  • 2010 Australian Psychological Society Prize Winner: recognising first place/best 4th year studentship at Australian Catholic University
  • Australian Catholic University Medal, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • 2007-2010 Australian Catholic University Deans Merit List

Publications

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2022

Online psychological interventions to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, and general distress in those with chronic health conditions: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

V White, J Linardon, J Stone, E Holmes-Truscott, L Olive, A Mikocka-Walus, C Hendrieckx, S Evans, J Speight

(2022), Vol. 52, pp. 548-573, Psychological Medicine, England, C1

journal article

'For me, it didn't seem as drastic a step as being controlled by insulin': A qualitative investigation of expectations and experiences of non-insulin injectable therapy among adults with type 2 diabetes

E Holmes-Truscott, J Schipp, T Dunning, J Furler, V Hagger, E Holloway, J Manski-Nankervis, J Shaw, T Skinner, J Speight

(2022), Vol. 39, Diabetic Medicine, England, C1

journal article

Cost-effectiveness of professional-mode flash glucose monitoring in general practice among adults with type 2 diabetes: Evidence from the GP-OSMOTIC trial

X Hua, M Catchpool, P Clarke, I Blackberry, J Chiang, E Holmes-Truscott, A Jenkins, K Khunti, D O'Neal, J Speight, J Furler, J Manski-Nankervis, K Dalziel, J Best, D Liew, M Kennedy, R Audehm, S Thuraisingam, K De La Rue, L Ginnivan, R Hannam, M Clarke, A Lake, A Januszewski

(2022), Vol. 39, Diabetic Medicine, England, C1

journal article

'Is insulin right for me?': Feasibility of a pilot randomised controlled trial and acceptability of a web-based intervention to reduce psychological barriers to insulin therapy among adults with type 2 diabetes

E Holmes-Truscott, E Holloway, H Husin, J Furler, V Hagger, T Skinner, J Speight

(2022), Vol. 39, Diabetic Medicine, England, C1

journal article

'I need someone to believe in me and walk the journey with me': A qualitative analysis of preferred approaches to weight management discussions in clinical care among adults with type 2 diabetes

R Geerling, S Gray, E Holmes-Truscott, J Speight

(2022), Vol. 39, pp. 1-10, Diabetic Medicine, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Web-based intervention to reduce psychological barriers to insulin therapy among adults with non-insulin-treated type 2 diabetes: study protocol for a two-armed randomised controlled trial of 'Is insulin right for me? '

E Holmes-Truscott, E Holloway, H Husin, J Furler, V Hagger, T Skinner, J Speight

(2022), Vol. 12, pp. 1-9, BMJ Open, London, England, C1

journal article
2021

Symptoms of depression and anxiety in adults with type 1 diabetes: associations with self-care behaviour, glycaemia and incident complications over four years - results from diabetes MILES-Australia

A Schmitt, J McSharry, J Speight, E Holmes-Truscott, C Hendrieckx, T Skinner, F Pouwer, M Byrne

(2021), Vol. 282, pp. 803-811, Journal of affective disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

A comparison of the acceptability and psychometric properties of scales assessing the impact of type 1 diabetes on quality of life-Results of 'YourSAY: Quality of Life'

E Holmes-Truscott, D Cooke, C Hendrieckx, E Coates, S Heller, J Speight

(2021), Vol. 38, Diabetic Medicine, England, C1

journal article

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions on psychosocial and behavioural outcomes among Australian adults with type 2 diabetes: Findings from the PREDICT cohort study

J Sacre, E Holmes-Truscott, A Salim, K Anstey, G Drummond, R Huxley, D Magliano, P van Wijngaarden, P Zimmet, J Speight, J Shaw

(2021), Vol. 38, Diabetic Medicine, England, C1

journal article

Impact of quarterly professional-mode flash glucose monitoring in adults with type 2 diabetes in general practice (GP-OSMOTIC): Secondary psychological and self-care outcomes of a pragmatic, open-label, 12-month, randomised controlled trial

J Speight, E Holmes-Truscott, S Thuraisingam, H Mohamad Husin, J Manski-Nankervis, K De La Rue, L Ginnivan, R Audehm, M Clark, K Khunti, D O'Neal, J Furler

(2021), Vol. 179, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, Ireland, C1

journal article

'Is Insulin Right for Me?' Development of a theory-informed, web-based resource for reducing psychological barriers to insulin therapy in type 2 diabetes

E Holloway, J Speight, J Furler, V Hagger, D O'Neal, T Skinner, E Holmes-Truscott

(2021), Vol. 11, BMJ Open, England, C1

journal article
2020

Predictors of recurrent severe hypoglycemia in adults with type 1 diabetes and impaired awareness of hypoglycemia during the hypocompass study

A Flatt, S Little, J Speight, L Leelarathna, E Walkinshaw, H Tan, A Bowes, A Lubina-Solomon, E Holmes-Truscott, T Chadwick, R Wood, T McDonald, D Kerr, D Flanagan, A Brooks, S Heller, M Evans, J Shaw

(2020), Vol. 43, pp. 44-52, Diabetes care, Arlington, Va., C1

journal article

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

(2020), Vol. 37, pp. 483-492, Diabetic Medicine, London, Eng., C1

journal article

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

(2020), Vol. 37, pp. 971-981, Diabetic Medicine, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Psychosocial aspects and contributions of behavioural science to medication-taking for adults with type 2 diabetes

K Winkley, R Upsher, W Polonsky, E Holmes-Truscott

(2020), Vol. 37, pp. 427-435, Diabetic Medicine, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Use of professional-mode flash glucose monitoring, at 3-month intervals, in adults with type 2 diabetes in general practice (GP-OSMOTIC): a pragmatic, open-label, 12-month, randomised controlled trial

J Furler, D O'Neal, J Speight, I Blackberry, J Manski-Nankervis, S Thuraisingam, K de La Rue, L Ginnivan, R Doyle, E Holmes-Truscott, K Khunti, K Dalziel, J Chiang, R Audehm, M Kennedy, M Clark, A Jenkins, A Lake, A Januszewski, M Catchpool, D Liew, P Clarke, J Best

(2020), Vol. 8, pp. 17-26, The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, England, C1

journal article

Social support and self-care outcomes in adults with diabetes: The mediating effects of self-efficacy and diabetes distress. Results of the second diabetes MILES - Australia (MILES-2) study

C Chan, W Cockshaw, K Smith, E Holmes-Truscott, F Pouwer, J Speight

(2020), Vol. 166, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, Ireland, C1

journal article

Characterization of pre-transplant psychosocial burden in an integrated national islet transplant program

Aaron Liew, Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott, Anneliese Flatt, Denise Bennett, Robert Crookston, Mirka Pimkova, Linda Birtles, John Casey, Andrew Pernet, Ruth Wood, Pratik Choudhary, Shareen Forbes, Martin Rutter, Miranda Rosenthal, Paul Johnson, James Shaw, Jane Speight

(2020), Vol. 12, pp. 21-31, Islets, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

Guiding glucose management discussions among adults with type 2 diabetes in general practice: development and pretesting of a clinical decision support tool prototype embedded in an electronic medical record

B Kunstler, J Furler, E Holmes-Truscott, H McLachlan, D Boyle, S Lo, J Speight, D O'Neal, R Audehm, G Kilov, J Manski-Nankervis

(2020), Vol. 4, pp. 1-14, JMIR formative research, Toronto, On., C1

journal article

Psychosocial moderators of the impact of diabetes stigma: results from the Second Diabetes MILES - Australia (MILES-2) Study

E Holmes-Truscott, A Ventura, S Thuraisingam, F Pouwer, J Speight

(2020), Vol. 43, pp. 2651-2659, Diabetes care, Alexandria, Va., C1

journal article

Ten tips for more effective and satisfying clinical consultations

C Hendrieckx, E Holmes-Truscott, J Speight

(2020), Vol. 24, pp. 1-7, Journal of Diabetes Nursing, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2019

Update on the General Practice Optimising Structured Monitoring to Improve Clinical Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes (GP-OSMOTIC) trial: Statistical analysis plan for a multi-centre randomised controlled trial

S Thuraisingam, P Chondros, M Catchpool, K Dalziel, J Manski-Nankervis, J Speight, E Holmes-Truscott, R Audehm, J Chiang, I Blackberry, D O'Neal, K Khunti, J Best, J Furler

(2019), Vol. 20, Trials, England, C1

journal article

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

E Holmes-Truscott, S Skovlund, C Hendrieckx, F Pouwer, M Peyrot, J Speight

(2019), Vol. 150, pp. 253-263, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, Ireland, C1

journal article

Satisfaction with the use of different technologies for insulin delivery and glucose monitoring among adults with long-standing type 1 diabetes and problematic hypoglycemia: 2-Year follow-up in the HypoCOMPaSS randomized clinical trial

J Speight, E Holmes-Truscott, S Little, L Leelarathna, E Walkinshaw, H Tan, A Bowes, D Kerr, D Flanagan, S Heller, M Evans, J Shaw

(2019), Vol. 21, pp. 619-626, Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics, Larchmont, N.Y., C1

journal article

Development and psychometric validation of the novel Glucose Monitoring Experiences Questionnaire among adults with type 1 diabetes

Jane Speight, Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott, Harsimran Singh, Stuart Little, James Shaw

(2019), Vol. 21, pp. 691-701, Diabetes technology & therapeutics, New Rochelle, N.Y., C1

journal article

Positive reinforcement by general practitioners is associated with greater physical activity in adults with type 2 diabetes

R Geerling, J Browne, E Holmes-Truscott, J Furler, J Speight, K Mosely

(2019), Vol. 7, BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care, England, C1

journal article
2018

What is the best measure for assessing diabetes distress? A comparison of the problem areas in diabetes and diabetes distress scale: results from Diabetes MILES-Australia

E Fenwick, G Rees, E Holmes-Truscott, J Browne, F Pouwer, J Speight

(2018), Vol. 23, pp. 667-680, Journal of health psychology, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Diabetes stigma is associated with negative treatment appraisals among adults with insulin-treated Type 2 diabetes: results from the second Diabetes MILES - Australia (MILES-2) survey

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

(2018), Vol. 35, pp. 658-662, Diabetic Medicine, England, C1

journal article

GP-OSMOTIC trial protocol: An individually randomised controlled trial to determine the effect of retrospective continuous glucose monitoring (r-CGM) on HbA1c in adults with type 2 diabetes in general practice

J Furler, D O'Neal, J Speight, I Blackberry, J Manski-Nankervis, S Thuraisingam, K De La Rue, L Ginnivan, J Browne, E Holmes-Truscott, K Khunti, K Dalziel, J Chiang, R Audehm, M Kennedy, M Clark, A Jenkins, D Liew, P Clarke, J Best

(2018), Vol. 8, BMJ Open, England, C1

journal article
2017

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, BMJ Open, England, C1

journal article

Supporting insulin initiation in type 2 diabetes in primary care: Results of the Stepping Up pragmatic cluster randomised controlled clinical trial

J Furler, D O'Neal, J Speight, J Manski-Nankervis, A Gorelik, E Holmes-Truscott, L Ginnivan, D Young, J Best, E Patterson, D Liew, L Segal, C May, I Blackberry

(2017), Vol. 356, BMJ (Online), England, C1

journal article
2016

Subjective wellbeing among adults with diabetes : results from Diabetes MILES-Australia

E Holmes-Truscott, J Browne, F Pouwer, J Speight, R Cummins

(2016), Vol. 17, pp. 1205-1217, Journal of happiness studies, Dodrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Explaining psychological insulin resistance in adults with non-insulin-treated type 2 diabetes: The roles of diabetes distress and current medication concerns. Results from Diabetes MILES - Australia

E Holmes-Truscott, T Skinner, F Pouwer, J Speight

(2016), Vol. 10, pp. 75-82, Primary Care Diabetes, England, C1

journal article

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, Ireland, C1

journal article

Willingness to initiate insulin among adults with type 2 diabetes in Australian primary care: results from the Stepping Up Study

E Holmes-Truscott, I Blackberry, D O'Neal, J Furler, J Speight

(2016), Vol. 114, pp. 126-135, Diabetes research and clinical practice, Shannon, Ireland, C1

journal article

The impact of insulin therapy and attitudes towards insulin intensification among adults with type 2 diabetes: A qualitative study

E Holmes-Truscott, J Browne, J Speight

(2016), Vol. 30, pp. 1151-1157, Journal of Diabetes and its Complications, United States, C1

journal article

Inconsistent blood glucose checking before driving among drivers with type 1 diabetes: Results from the Australian YourSAY: Glucose Monitoring study

S Trawley, E Holmes-Truscott, J Speight

(2016), Vol. 121, pp. 173-177, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, Ireland, C1

journal article

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, United States, C1

journal article

Diabetes MILES-2 2016 Survey Report

Adriana Ventura, Jessica Browne, Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott, Christel Hendrieckx, Frans Pouwer, Jane Speight, Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott

(2016), Melbourne, A6

research report/technical paper
2015

Negative appraisals of insulin therapy are common among adults with Type 2 diabetes using insulin: results from diabetes MILES - Australia cross-sectional survey

E Holmes-Truscott, T Skinner, F Pouwer, J Speight

(2015), Vol. 32, pp. 1297-1303, Diabetic Medicine, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2014

Further investigation of the psychometric properties of the Insulin Treatment Appraisal Scale among insulin-using and non-insulin-using adults with type 2 diabetes: results from Diabetes MILES-Australia

E Holmes-Truscott, F Pouwer, J Speight

(2014), Vol. 12, pp. 1-9, Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Can primary care team-based transition to insulin improve outcomes in adults with type 2 diabetes: the stepping up to insulin cluster randomized controlled trial protocol

J Furler, D Young, J Best, E Patterson, D O'Neal, D Liew, J Speight, L Segal, C May, J Manski-Nankervis, E Holmes-Truscott, L Ginnivan, I Blackberry

(2014), Vol. 9, pp. 1-8, Implementation Science, London, England, C1

journal article
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 article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

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

Impact of quarterly professional-mode flash glucose monitoring on the collaborative care model in type 2 diabetes: a qualitative exploration of clinician/person dyads.

Dr Amelia Lake, Prof Jane Speight, Dr Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott, Dr Shikha Gray, Dr John Furler, Dr Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis

Diabetes Australia Research Program Grant

  • 2022: $70,000

Industry and Other Funding

UKITC and HypoCOMPaSS statistical analysis

Prof Jane Speight, Dr Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott

AHP Research Ltd

  • 2017: $11,000
  • 2015: $31,990

Your Say - Glucose Monitoring Survey

Prof Jane Speight, Dr Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott, Dr Steven Trawley

Diabetes Australia - Vic

  • 2016: $65,817

Sustained improvement in diabetes-specific quality of life in adults with long-standing type 1 diabetes and problematic hypoglycaemia: 2-year results from the HypoCOMPaSS study

Dr Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott

Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund - JDRF Australia

  • 2016: $7,960

Your SAY: Quality of life - Comparing the acceptability, and psychometric properties, of questionnaires that assess diabetes-specific quality of life

Prof Jane Speight, Dr Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott, Dr Debbie Cooke, Elizabeth Coates, Prof Simon Heller

The University of Sheffield

  • 2018: $27,500

Prioritising Starting Insulin in Type 2 Diabetes

Prof Jane Speight, Dr Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott

Diabetes Australia - Vic

  • 2021: $17,031
  • 2020: $70,723
  • 2019: $16,735
  • 2018: $62,982
  • 2017: $12,818

A web-based intervention to increase receptiveness to insulin therapy among adults with type 2 diabetes

Prof Jane Speight, Dr Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott

Sanofi-Aventis Australia Pty Limited

  • 2022: $30,945
  • 2021: $82,521
  • 2020: $41,260
  • 2019: $51,576

Understanding weight management strategies in the context of living with type 2 diabetes

Prof Jane Speight, Dr Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott

AstraZeneca

  • 2019: $15,000
  • 2018: $15,000
  • 2017: $15,000

Expanding behavioural diabetes research in Australia.

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

Diabetes Australia - (National)

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

The Australian Centre for Accelerating Diabetes Innovations (ACADI).

Dr Christel Hendrieckx, Dr Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott

MTP Connect

  • 2022: $85,732

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

  • 2022: $62,177

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report