The OPEN team is growing! And you have already heard from Jasmine Schipp if you have followed the news from the ATTD conference in Madrid 2020.
My name is Jasmine, and I am a PhD candidate at the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (ACBRD), where I have a joint scholarship from Deakin University and the University of Copenhagen. My background is in psychology.
I first heard about looping when I joined the ACBRD, and started reading Renza’s blog. Renza is now one of my PhD supervisors, along with Professor Timothy Skinner, who invited me to join the OPEN Consortium. My supervisory team also includes Dr Henriette Langstrup (UCPH), and Professor Jane Speight and Dr Christel Hendrieckx (ACBRD).
For my PhD, I am particularly interested in how people with type-1-diabetes overcome the challenges associated with building their own artificial pancreas systems. I am a member of Work Package 2, which is focused on patient-reported outcomes. What I love most about the OPEN team is collaborating with such a diverse group that is led by people with diabetes. I am grateful that I have been able to live in Denmark and travel to Europe to work more closely with members of the OPEN team.
Although I am Australian, I grew up in Asia. My parents worked for the Australian Embassy, so we lived in South Korea and China for six years. My family is now based in Canberra, but I moved to Melbourne when I was eighteen to attend the University of Melbourne for my undergraduate psychology degree. In my spare time, I love going out for brunch, attending music festivals, and roller skating.
I am committed to the OPEN project because I believe this collaboration is conducting important research into the future of diabetes technology and how it is being used – this research has real potential to generate new knowledge and improve the lives of people with diabetes (whether or not they choose to build their own systems). I love working with this group and I am looking forward to seeing what we can achieve together.
And we are looking forward to working together with you, Jasmine. We are very happy to have you on board with us!