Dr Virginia Hagger

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Position

Senior Lecturer, Nursing

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2019
Master of Public Health, Deakin University, 2008
Graduate Diploma In Vocational Ed & Training, University of Melbourne, 1999

Contact

Biography

Dr Virginia Hagger has over 30 years’ experience in the field of diabetes education in acute and community settings and within clinical practice, management and research roles. Virginia came to Deakin University in early 2017 and is currently the Course Director for the Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education.


Virginia’s research interests include diabetes self-management and structured education, diabetes distress and psychological wellbeing, particularly among adolescents with type 1 diabetes. She has 16 peer-reviewed publications related to these areas of research and practice.

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Research interests

Diabetes self-management support

Structured diabetes education

Diabetes distress and depression

Adolescents and young adults living with diabetes

Health literacy

Affiliations

Credentialled Diabetes Educator, Australian Diabetes Educator’s Association

Quality and Patient Safety (QPS) Strategic Research Centre

Institute for Health Transformation, Deakin University

The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes

Member, Australian Diabetes Educator’s Association

Member, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation

Units taught

HND732 Diabetes in Social and Psychological Contexts

HND731 Learning and Teaching for Health Professionals

HNN217 Community Nursing Practice

HNN120 Quality and Safety in Health Care

HND701 Pathophysiology of Diabetes

Knowledge areas

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes, diabetes self-management education, diabetes distress, psychosocial aspects of living with diabetes, program development and evaluation, workforce development.

Professional activities

Teaching and Learning Committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery

Course Advisory Committee, Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education

Research groups

Quality and Patient Safety (QPS) Strategic Research Centre

The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes

Awards

2019 Alfred Deakin Medal for Doctoral Thesis

2017 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Team of the Year

2017 Head of School Award (Psychology) for the best PhD student publication

Publications

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2018

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

Peer support to improve diabetes care: an implementation evaluation of the Australasian Peers for Progress Diabetes Program

Zahra Aziz, Michaela Riddell, Pilvikki Absetz, Margaret Brand, Brian Oldenburg, Australasian Peers for Progress Diabetes Project I, James Dunbar, Rob Carter, Virginia Hagger

(2018), Vol. 18, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

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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

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

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

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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

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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

Mothers after gestational diabetes in Australia (MAGDA): a randomised controlled trial of a postnatal diabetes prevention program

S O'Reilly, J Dunbar, V Versace, E Janus, J Best, R Carter, J Oats, T Skinner, M Ackland, P Phillips, P Ebeling, J Reynolds, S Shih, V Hagger, M Coates, C Wildey

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 1-21, PLoS medicine, San Francisco, Calif., 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

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Cardiovascular risk outcome and program evaluation of a cluster randomised controlled trial of a community-based, lay peer led program for people with diabetes

M Riddell, J Dunbar, P Absetz, R Wolfe, H Li, M Brand, Z Aziz, B Oldenburg

(2016), Vol. 16, pp. 1-13, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

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
2014

The INSPIRED study: a randomised controlled trial of the Whole Person Model of disease self-management for people with type 2 diabetes

D Clarke, D Baird, D Perera, V Hagger, H Teede

(2014), Vol. 14, pp. 134-134, BMC Public Health, London, Eng., C1-1

journal
2013

Mothers after gestational diabetes in Australia Diabetes Prevention Program (MAGDA-DPP) post-natal intervention: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

S Shih, N Davis-Lameloise, E Janus, C Wildey, V Versace, V Hagger, D Asproloupos, S O Reilly, P Phillips, M Ackland

(2013), Vol. 14, pp. 1-10, Trials, London, Eng., C1-1

journal
2012

Cluster randomized controlled trial of a peer support program for people with diabetes: study protocol for the Australasian peers for progress study

M Riddell, C Renwick, R Wolfe, S Colgan, J Dunbar, V Hagger, P Absetz, B Oldenburg

(2012), Vol. 12, pp. 1-11, BMC Public Health, London, England, C1

journal
2009

Measuring the quality of hospital care: an inventory of indicators

B Copnell, V Hagger, S Wilson, S Evans, P Sprivulis, P Cameron

(2009), Vol. 39, pp. 352-360, Internal medicine journal, Milton, Qld., C1-1

journal
2007

Health literacy in primary health care

H Keleher, V Hagger

(2007), Vol. 13, pp. 24-30, Australian journal of primary health, Clayton, Vic, C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

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Supervisions

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