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Keith Meadows, PhD

Health Psychologist who founded and directs DHP Research & Consultancy Ltd.

Dr. Meadows works to combine academic rigour and new and innovative techniques in the assessment of patient reported outcomes and experience. He is also author of the Diabetes Health Profile, an internationally used measure of the psychological impact of living with diabetes.

Dr. Meadows consults at DHP Research, their particular area of specialisation is the emotional and behavioral impact and experience of living with diabetes. Dr. Meadows in addition to his research and consultancy activities, lectures at post graduate level on questionnaire design and health-related quality of life.

Dr. Meadows’s specialist areas include the psychological impact of living with diabetes and patient reported outcome measurement and has experience working both internationally and in the UK.

Dr. Meadows is a Health Psychologist with over 25 years of research experience and has held a number of senior academic and UK NHS research positions. Dr. Meadows has worked with organisations such as Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline and NovoNordisk. Keith has published widely as well as presented papers at major conferences.

Dr. Meadows was Associate Director of the North East London Consortium for Research & Development (NELCRAD) where he was responsible for strategy development, capacity building and increasing primary care research across east London.

About DHP Research & Consultancy Ltd.

DHP Research supports the public and private healthcare sectors by providing actionable insights from the experiences and outcomes of patients and healthcare practitioners.

DHP Research offer a unique combination of skills and experience:

  • Research and analytical skills – conducting interviews face-to-face, focus groups, discovery interviews, cognitive interviewing (cognitive debriefing), carousel groups and observation, survey and questionnaire design as well as analysing qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Facilitation skills – running workshops with a range of stakeholders.
  • Training and support skills – running training for researchers, patients and community representatives who want to be involved in the research process.

DHP Research operations are governed by the Research, Management & Governance (RM&G) requirements and the Market Research Society Code of Conduct. DHP Research, its associates and sub-contractors will comply with the Caldicot Principles, and The Data Protection Act.


DHP Research & Consultancy Ltd.

Eli Lilly



North East London Consortium for Research & Development (NELCRAD)


University of London
Psychology : PhD


  • Meadows K., Steen N., McColl E., Eccies M., Shiels C., Hewison J., Hutchinson A. (1996) The Diabetes Health Profile (DHP): A New instrument for assessing the psychosocial profile of insulin requiring patients — Development and psychometric evaluation. Quality of Life Research: 5: 242-254.
  • Meadows KA, Abrams C, Sandbaek A. (2000) Adaptation of the Diabetes Health Profile (DHP-1) for use with patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus: psychometric evaluation and cross-cultural comparison. Diabetes Medicine: Aug; 17(8): 572-80.
  • Erpelding, M. L.; Boini, S.; Fagot-Campagna, A.; Mesbah, M.; Chwalow, J.; Penfornis, A.; Coliche, V.; Mollet, É.; Meadows, K.; Briançon, S. (2009) Health related quality of life reference values (DHP) in people with diabetes living in France – Entred study, 2001-2003. Bulletin Épidémiologique Hebdomadaire: 34: 368-371.
  • Boini S1, Erpelding ML, Fagot-Campagna A, Mesbah M, Chwalow J, Penfornis A, Coliche V, Mollet E, Meadows K, Briançon S. (2010) Factors associated with psychological and behavioral functioning in people with type 2 diabetes living in France. Health Quality Life Outcomes: Nov 2;8:124. doi: 10.1186/1477-7525-8-124.
  • Ruddock S, Fosbury J, Smith A, Meadows K, Crown A. (2010) Measuring psychological morbidity for diabetes commissioning: A cross-sectional survey of patients attending a secondary care diabetes clinic. Practical Diabetes International. 27(1): 22-26.
  • Mulhern K, Meadows K. (2013) Investigating the minimally important difference of the Diabetes Health Profile (DHP-18) and the EQ-5D and SF-6D in a UK diabetes mellitus population. Health, 5(6): 1045-1054. doi: 10.4236/health.2013.56140.
  • Mulhern K, Meadows K. (2014) The Psychometric Performance of the EQ-5D, SF-6D and Diabetes Health Profile (DHP-18) in Type 2 Diabetes. Health Quality Life Outcomes: Mar 24:12:42. doi: 10.1186/1477-7525-12-42.