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Elena Dimova


  • 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom


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Research interests

I joined GCU in 2019 where I work as a Postgraduate Researcher primarily in the field of alcohol. I am currently a member of the Substance use and misuse research group at GCU. 

My primary reserch interests focus on the use of psychological theories to promote behaviour change and how biopsychosocial factors act as barriers and motivators for behaviour change. 

I completed a P.h.D (Teachable moments: Potential for behaviour change among people with type 2 diabetes and their relatives) at University of Stirling in 2019, an M.S.c in Health Psychology in 2013 and a B.A.s (Hons) in Psychology in 2012, both at Universtiy of Stirling. I am a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society and a full member of the Division of Health Psychology. I am also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

I have worked on different research projects (e.g. qualitative studies, my PhD was mixed-methods, systematic reviews, scoping reviews) in different fields (e.g. alcohol, type 2 diabetes, prolapse, sustainability of interventions, postgraduate student experience, road-traffic related trauma). I have also been involved in teaching to small (e.g. seminars) and large (e.g. lectures) groups of students, supervision and mentoring. 


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Associations between body dissatisfaction and self-reported anxiety and depression in otherwise healthy men: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Barnes, M., Abhyankar, P., Dimova, E. & Best, C., 25 Feb 2020, In : PLoSONE. 15, 2, 24 p., e0229268.

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    Frameworks to maximise effective intervention sustainability in a hospital setting - a systematic review

    Cowie, J., Campbell, P., Nicoll, A., Dimova, E. & Duncan, E., 30 Mar 2019, p. 406-407. 2 p.

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  • Gender and diet management in type 2 diabetes

    Dimova, E. D., Swanson, V. & Evans, J. MM., 17 Sep 2019, In : Chronic Illness . 15 p.

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    Open Access
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    Patients' illness perceptions of type 2 diabetes: a scoping review

    Dimova, E. D., Ward, A., Swanson, V. & Evans, JM., Feb 2019, In : Current Diabetes Reviews. 15, 1, p. 15-30 16 p.

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  • A systematic review of interventions to improve health factors or behaviors of the cardiovascular health of prisoners during incarceration

    Mohan, ARM., Thomson, P., Leslie, S., Dimova, E., Haw, S. & McKay, J., 1 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 33, 1, p. 72–81

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