Timothy Skinner

Human Health: Language Matters

Timothy Skinner, Professor of Health Psychology at the Department of Psychology at the University of Copenhagen.

Timothy Skinner
16/06 2021
12:15-13:15, DIAS Auditorie (V24-501a-0)
Guest Lecture

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This Lecture is part of our program on Human Health. See full the full program here.

About Timothy Skinner

Timothy Skinner is Professor of Health Psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen. Skinner is a Health Psychologist, having worked in the UK, Australia and now Denmark. His work focuses on the provision of person-centered care, and how to equip people with diabetes with the informational, emotional and behavioural resources needed to enable them to self-manage their diabetes. He has worked on the development of several self-management education/support programs for adults newly diagnoses with type 2 diabetes (DESMOND), adolescents with type 1 diabetes (FACTS) and individual at high risk of developing diabetes (MAGDA). To inform the development of these programs Timothy Skinner has focused much of his research on the interaction between healthcare professionals and people with diabetes, in structured group programs and in traditional 1-1 consultations, as well as looking at how the Diabetes Health Care Team communicate and collaborate to support the person with diabetes.

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this lecture may be held online and/or with limited participation. 

About Human Health

Human Health is University of Southern Denmark’s platform for interdisciplinary research into social and human factors for successful health communication and health intervention. Such knowledge is essential to enable the healthcare system to understand what it means to live with a disease and to communicate across human differences in terms of social and cultural background.

Human Health is a unique collaborative platform that brings together strong research environments across the humanities, health sciences and social sciences. While the overall aim of Human Health is to promote health and well-being and to reduce health inequalities, the aspiration of every Human Health research project is to ensure that knowledge of social and human factors become an integral part of health communication and healthcare interaction in the Danish healthcare system.

In a series of three lectures the Human Health platform invites distinguished and international collaborators within the field of health humanities to present and discus key approaches to successful health communication.