Please contact either Wendy or Max if you would like to take part in either research.

I am leading a team based at the University of East Anglia, Norwich that is developing a funding application for an NIHR Programme Grant for Applied Research. We are keen to consult people who live with type 2 diabetes about our proposed research.

We aim to develop and evaluate a physical activity intervention for people who live with long-term conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and asthma. The intervention will be delivered using a smartphone app and text messages, possibly supported by a website. It will be integrated in existing pathways, such as annual disease reviews in primary care. We are keen to hear the views of people with type 2 diabetes about the importance and relevance of our research question, potential target groups, the proposed intervention, and how we might best embed the intervention into routine care.

With kind regards,


Wendy Hardeman PhD MSc

Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology

School of Health Sciences

Edith Cavell Building

Room 1.12

University of East Anglia

Norwich Research Park

Norwich NR4 7TJ

United Kingdom





I am a newly appointed lecturer in Nutritional Biochemistry at Norwich Medical School and am contemplating the research direction I would like to pursue. I, embarrassingly, realized that despite years of writing about the potential benefit of my research in insulin resistance and dyslipidemia to the diabetic community I have never sat down with diabetics to understand their most urgent needs. In light of this realization, I was hoping to be able to get in touch with local diabetics to help inform my future research.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!


Max Ruby | PhD

Lecturer in Nutritional Biochemistry

Norwich Medical School
+44 (0)1603 591909