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Jackie Elliott was appointed as a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Diabetes at the University of Sheffield in 2013. Her current research interests include complex interventions to examine the best way in which to deliver education to different patient groups, for example to those with Type 1 diabetes (DAFNE – Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating), young people (WICKED – Working with Insulin, Carbs, Ketones and Exercise in Diabetes), and how best to integrate technology. Another project is to develop methods of economically evaluating self-management (HASMiD – Health and Self-Management in Diabetes). She is proud to be part of a clinical team that has won awards for their newly diagnosed Type 1 pathway, and for improving outcomes in the transition clinic. She is the diabetes clinical lead in Sheffield and runs MDT specialist clinics for pump users, adolescents, university students, cystic fibrosis related diabetes, and also a specialist hypoglycaemia unawareness clinic. As chair of DAFNE she continues to promote quality structured education and is keen to increase access for people with type 1 diabetes and their healthcare professionals, including the new award winning remote options.