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Associate Professor Health Psychology
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Associate Professor Konstadina Griva [MSC, PhD (University College London, UK)] (Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) is a chartered Health Psychologist and an internationally recognized researcher in the field of Psychonephrology, which is an appreciation of the psychological and social issues affecting those living with the physical burden of kidney disease.  Her work with patients with long-term conditions has spanned over two decades, and while her earlier work was on mapping key patient outcomes and understanding patient experience, ultimately the goal was to put research in the service of patients and providers and contribute to improved patient care. “the priority has always been the development of programs to help patients with long-term conditions to get the best from treatment by supporting optimal adherence or better aligning existing health services to patients’ needs”. The HEDSMART program (Hemodialysis Self Management Randomised trial) developed and implemented in collarboation with National Kidney Foundation Singapore, has received a research award by European Renal Association and European Renal and Dialysis Transplantation in 2013. 

She been a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2013, and has been delivering communication and motivational interviewing training services, since 2005, within the health and social care and education sector, both in UK and Singapore. She is most interested in designing and implementing sustainable motivational interviewing initiatives within health organizations to improve care, patient engagament and working environment for care teams

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Motivational Interviewing in groups; Behaviour Change and Self Management Interventions; Development of pragmatic and clinic integrated programs of support for patients
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