Dr Amani Al Bayrakdar is a healthcare researcher and an Adult Nursing Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Care. She received her PhD in Adult Nursing from the American University of Beirut, with a research interest in the care and management of people living with diabetes.
Amani’s research focuses on evaluating the management and delivery of care to those living with diabetes. Her recent work focused on the experiences, self-care practices, and health of young adults living with type 1 diabetes. She also studied the effect of the use of technological treatment advances, such as insulin pump therapy, on the health and quality of life of young people living with type 1 diabetes. Previous work also involved validation of a tool measuring perceived diabetes stigma among patients living with type 2 diabetes.
She is a member of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD), member of the Sigma Theta Tau International – Chi Iota Chapter, member of the Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA), and a member of the scientific committee of the Lebanese Cardiovascular Nursing Society.
Amani has knowledge and expertise in a wide range of methodologies including mixed methods, quantitative and qualitative approaches.
She is currently supervising Master’s level students at Napier University.
Amani welcomes contact from potential collaborators and research students.