Michelle Hadjiconstantinou

Research Associate | Chartered Psychologist


Diabetes Research Centre
University of Leicester
Leicester General Hospital
Gwendolen Road, Leicester, LE5 4PW

Tel: 0116 258 4320

Email: mh333@le.ac.uk


  • Health psychology and behaviour change
  • Well-being in long-term conditions
  • Online-based interventions


  • A randomised controlled trial to investigate the effect of a structured education programme on women who have had gestational diabetes and are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes (The BABY STEPS study).
  • EXTending the availability of self-management structured EducatioN programmes for people with type 2 diabetes in low to middle income countries ( EXTEND)
  • Digital self-management programme for people with type 2 diabetes (myDESMOND)
  • A three arm cluster randomised controlled trial to test the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the SMArT Work & Life intervention for reducing daily sitting time in office workers (SMArT Work & Life)
  • The Working Alliance in Self-Management Education Scale Development (WASME)
  • Digital enablement, promise and uncertainty in maternity care: Qualitative synthesis (DEPAC)
  • STructured lifestyle Education for People With SchizophrEnia (STEPWISE)


Manuscript reviewer for: Primary Care Diabetes (2012-2016), Diabetic Medicine (2014- 2015), Insight Medical Publishing Journals (2015-2016)

Member, Diabetes UK (2012-present)


  • Distance Learning
  • MSc Diabetes
  • Diabetes Complications
  • Prevention, Obesity and Diabetes
  • Self-Management


  • Woolley AK, Hadjiconstantinou M, Davies M, Khunti K, Seidu S. Online patient education interventions in type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease: a systematic review of systematic reviews. Primary Care Diabetes, 2019; 13 (1): 16-27.
  • Carey ME, Barnett J, Doherty Y, Barnard K, Daly H, French P, Gossage-Worrall R, Hadjiconstantinou M, Hind D, Mitchell J, Northern A, Pendlebury J, Rathod S, Shiers D, Taylor C, Holt R. Reducing weight gain in people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and first episode psychosis: describing the process of developing the STructured lifestyle Education for People With SchizophrEnia (STEPWISE) intervention. Pilot and Feasibility studies, 2018, 4 (186).
  • Varming A., Hadjiconstantinou M, Piana N. Building patient-clinician relationship through conversation based on narrative approaches. Practical Diabetes, 2018; 35 (5): 178-180.
  • Mani H, Chudasama Y, Hadjiconstantinou M, Bodicoat D, Edwardson C, Levy M, Gray L, Barnett J, Daly H, Howlett T, Khunti K, Davies MJ. Structured education programme for women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomised controlled trial. Endocrine Connections, 2018, 7 (1), pp 26-35.
  • Hadjiconstantinou M, Mani H, Patel N, Levy M, Davies MJ, Khunti K, Stone MA. Understanding and supporting women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a qualitative study in an ethnically diverse UK sample. Endocrine Connections, 2017, 6 (323), pp 323-330.
  • Hadjiconstantinou M, Byrne J, Bodicoat DH, Robertson N, Eborall H, Khunti K, Davies MJ. Do Web-Based Interventions Improve Well-Being in Type 2 Diabetes? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Med Internet Res 2016;18(10):e270.
  • Dallosso HM, Bodicoat DH, Campbell M, Carey ME, Davies MJ, Eborall H, Hadjiconstantinou M, Khunti K, Speight J, and Heller S. Self-monitoring of blood glucose compared to self-monitoring of urine glucose in adults with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes receiving structured education: a cluster randomised controlled trial. Diab Med. 2015; 32(3), pp 414-22.
  • Patel N., Stone MA., Hadjiconstantinou M., Troughton J., Martin-Stacey L., Daly H., Carey M., Hiles S., Davies MJ., Khunti K. Using an interactive DVD about type 2 diabetes and insulin therapy in a UK South Asian community and in patient education and healthcare provider training. Patient Education and Counseling. 2015; 98, pp 1123-1130.
  • Daly H, Byrne J, Martin-Stacey L, Mandalia P, Carey ME, Hadjiconstantinou M, Hassanein M, Mehar S., Khunti K, Davies MJ. A Safer Ramadan’: developing an integrated approach to support safer fasting and feasting for people with type 2 diabetes. Practical Diabetes. 2014: 31 (7), pp 292–297.
  • Hadjiconstantinou M, Forbat L. Securing ethical permissions to conduct research with children. Nurs Child Young People. 2012;24(1):22-5.
  • Watson J, Hadjiconstantinou M, Hubbard J, Forbat L. Health-promoting communities for families affected by cancer: a qualitative study. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2012: 8 (s3), pp 280-280.


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