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Petra Hanson

Job Title
Clinical Lecturer
WMS - Biomedical Sciences
Research Interests

My main research interests are in metabolic medicine, type 2 diabetes, obesity, digital health tools, mindfulness and its clinical application.

  1. Hanson, P; Parmar, D; Deo, P; Whyteoshodi, D; Gotts, C; O'Hare, P; Randeva, H; Barber, TM. Insights into optimising education for patients living with diabetes mellitus: a model for the post-pandemic era, informed by survey data, Lifestyle Medicine, 2022 2. Hanson, P; Arkill, K; Merry, C; Hussain, M; Meersmann, T; Randeva, H; Pavlovskaya, G; O'Hare, P; Barber, Tm. Novel perspectives of sodium handling in type 2 diabetes mellitus, Expert Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2022 3. Hanson, P., Barber, TM., Non-surgical management of obesity and Metabolic Outcomes of Bariatric surgery, invited chapters for a textbook Handbook of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, 2022 4. Barber, TM; Hanson, P; Weickert, MO. Testosterone, Obesity and Metabolic Dysfunction, written as an invited textbook chapter for: 'Testosterone treatment for men with hypogonadism and prediabetes/diabetes, Edited by Prof Geoff Hackett and Prof Mike Kirby.2022 5. Oyinlola Oyebode Paul C Coleman, Thijs van Rens, Petra Hanson, Alice Coffey, Thomas M Barber. COVID-19 outcomes in minority ethnic groups: do obesity and metabolic risk play a role?' Current Obesity Reports, 2021 6. Hanson, P; Lange, M; Oduro-Donkor, D; Shuttlewood, E; Weickert, MO; Randeva, HS; Menon, V; Alexander, R; Shankar, R; Barber, TM. Can mindfulness training positively sustain weight reduction? A retrospective cohort analysis, BJPsych Open, 2021 (In review) 7. Paul C Coleman, Petra Hanson, Thijs van Rens, Oyinlola Oyebode. A rapid review of the evidence for children's TV and online advertisement restrictions to fight obesity. Preventative medicine reports, 2022 8. Hanson, P; Summers, C; Panesar, A; Oduro-Donkor, D; Lange, M; Menon, V; Barber, TM. Low Carb Program health app within a hospital-based obesity setting: cluster randomised service evaluation. Journal of Medical Internet Research mHealth & uHealth, 2021 9. Thijs van Rens, Petra Hanson, Oyinlola Oyebode, Lukasz Walasek, Thomas M Barber, Redzo Mujcic, Lena Al-Khudairy. Healthy diets, lifestyle changes and wellbeing during and after lockdown: Longitudinal evidence from the West Midlands. BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health, 2021 (In Review) 10. Petra Hanson, Christopher J Philip, Harpal S Randeva, Sean James, J Paul O'Hare, Thomas Meersmann, Galina E Pavlovskaya, Thomas M Barber. Sodium in the dermis co-locates to glycosaminoglycan scaffold, with diminishment in type 2 diabetes mellitus, JCI insight, 2021 11. Villarreal, M; Hanson, P; Clarke, A; Khan, M; Dale, J. Feasibility, acceptability and effect of the Mindful Practice Curriculum in postgraduate training of General Practitioners, BMC medical education, 2021 12. Thomas M Barber, Petra Hanson, Stefan Kabisch, Andreas F.H. Pfeiffer, Martin O Weickert. The low-carbohydrate Diet: Short-term Metabolic Efficacy versus longer-term limitations. Nutrients, 13, 1187, 2021 13. Barber TM, Valsamakis G, Mastorakos G, Hanson P, Kyrou,I, Randeva, HS, Weickert, MO. Dietary Influences on the Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis. International journal of molecular science, 2021 14. Bannon,CA, Border ,D, Hanson, P, Hattersley,J, Weickert, MO, Grossman, A, Randeva, HS, Thomas M Barber. Early Metabolic benefits of switching Hydrocortisone to Modified Release Hydrocortisone in adult Adrenal Insufficiency, Frontiers in Endocrinology, section Translational Endocrinology, 2021 15. Leyden E, Hanson P, Halder L, Rout L, Cherry I, Shuttlewood E, Poole D, Loveder M, Abraham J, Kyrou I, Randeva HS, Lam FT, Menon V, Barber. TM.Older age does not influence the success of weight loss through the implementation of lifestyle modification. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2021 Feb;94(2):204-209 16. Bannon CA, Gallacher D, Hanson P, Randeva HS, Weickert MO, Barber TM. Systematic review and meta-analysis of the metabolic effects of modified-release hydrocortisone versus standard glucocorticoid replacement therapy in adults with adrenal insufficiency. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2020 Jul 3. doi: 10.1111/cen.14275. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32621327 17. Oduro-Donkor, D, Turner, MC, Farnaud, S, Renshaw, D, Kyrou, I, Hanson, P, Hattersley, J, Weickert, MO, Randeva, HS, Barber, TM.. Modification of faecal microbiota as a mediator of effective weight loss and metabolic benefits following bariatric surgery, Expert Review of Endocrinology&Metabolism, 2020 18. Hanson, Petra; Weickert, Martin; Barber, Thomas. Obesity: Novel and unusual Predisposing Factors, Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2020, Vol. 11: 1?14 19. Hanson, Petra; Clarke, Amy; Villarreal, Manuel; Khan, Majid; Dale, Jeremy. Burnout, resilience and perception of mindfulness programmes among GP trainees, BJGP Open, July 2020 20. Hanson, P; Barber, TM. (2020) Non-Surgical Management of Obesity. Textbook Chapter for Handbook of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery; Ed. Idris, I (In PRESS) 21. Hanson, P; Barber, TM. (2020) Metabolic Effects of Bariatric Surgery. Textbook Chapter for Handbook of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery; Ed. Idris, I (In PRESS) 22. Petra Hanson, Introducing mindfulness training for diet and self-management of type 2 diabetes, Diabetes Wellness News, December 2019 23. Barber, TM; Hanson, P; Weickert, MO; Franks, S. Obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome: Implications for pathogenesis and novel management strategies, Clinical Medicine Insights, 2019, 13: 1179558119874042 24. Hanson, P, Barber, TM. Should we use BMI as a selection criterion for bariatric surgery? Expert Rev Endocrinol Metab. 2019 25. Vivekanantham A, Chawla A, Hanson P, Qureshi A, Omer H, Ingram C. Introducing a local careers fair to help support foundation year 2 doctors with their career choices: a quality improvement project., Future Healthc J. 2019 Jun;6(Suppl 2):15. doi: 10.7861/futurehosp.6-2s-s15. No abstract available. 26. Hanson, P, Shuttlewood, E, Halder, L, Shah, N, Lam, FT, Menon, V, Barber, TM. Application of Mindfulness In a Tier 3 Obesity Service Improves Eating Behavior and Facilitates Successful Weight Loss. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 2019 27. Petra Hanson, David Ko, Andrew Ko, Asad Ali, Sudhesh Kumar, Ian Spero, Thomas M Barber. Effects of computer-generated music on human physiological, metabolic and endocrine responses. Int. J. Creative Computing; 2016, Vol. 1, Nos. 2/3/4 28. P Hanson, M Pandit, V Menon, S Roberts and T M Barber. Painful fat necrosis resulting from insulin injections. Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Case reports; 2014, published online Sep 1, 2014: 140073. DOI: 10.1530/EDM-14-0073 PMCID: PMC4176647 29. T.M. Barber, P. Vojtechova, S.Franks. The impact of hyperandrogenism in female obesity and cardiometabolic diseases associated with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation; 2013, 15 (3), Special Volume: Pathophysiology of Adipose Tissue: Effects of Steroid Hormones - Part B 30. Vojtechova P, Martin R.M. The association of atopic diseases with breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers: a meta-analysis. Cancer Causes and Control 2009;20(7):1091-105
Title Funder Award start Award end
Going beyond HbA1c for type-1 diabetes using health-apps: What's available, what works, and how do they address patient's unmet needs? Hotung Mills Education Foundation 01 Oct 2023 30 Sep 2026