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Elena Dimova

Dr.

  • 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom

20172019
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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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Research Output 2017 2019

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.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Training Support
Practice Guidelines
Research
Patient Selection
Theoretical Models
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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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Diet
Scotland
Self Care
Meals

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

Dimova, E. D., Ward, A., Swanson, V. & Evans, JM., 31 Jan 2019, In : Current Diabetes Reviews. 15, 1, p. 15-30 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Self Care
Population
Minority Groups
Health Services Needs and Demand
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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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Prisoners
Health
Smoking Cessation
Exercise
Cardiovascular Diseases
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Design and feasibility testing of a novel group intervention for young women who binge drink in groups

Irvine, L., Crombie, IK., Swanson, V., Dimova, E. D., Melson, A., Fraser, T., Barbour, R., Rice, P. & Allan, S., 1 Mar 2018, In : PLoS ONE .

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
drinking
Alcohols
Drinking
Binge Drinking
binging