Examination of Doctor of Public Health thesis, Jennifer Louise Cooper

Activity: Supervision/Examination/MentoringThesis Examination


Health Behaviour in Cultural Context: A qualitative study of the impact culture and lifestyle has on the management of type 2 Diabetes Mellitus among UAE Nationals.

This qualitative study gained a deeper understanding the impact UAE National culture and lifestyle has on diabetes prevention and disease management. Using Grounded Theory research method the findings identified culture as the overarching theme with barriers and enablers to healthy lifestyles and T2D information and support also emerging as key themes. The findings will inform health services to meet the needs of this population, and assist to inform policy at an organisational and country level.
Period15 Jul 201717 Aug 2017
ExamineeJennifer Louise Cooper
Examination held at
  • Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Australia
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Diabetes
  • Public health
  • culture
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Qualitative