About the Author
Lesley Lowes is a Research Fellow/Practitioner at the Research, Health and Social Care Research Centre, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University. She is an experienced qualitative researcher, whose research interests include childhood chronic illness (diabetes in particular), theories of loss, grief, adaptation and change, and the involvement of service users in health and social care research. She has an extensive clinical and academic publication portfolio, particularly in the field of paediatric diabetes. In addition to her academic work, she has a 50% clinical remit as a paediatric diabetes specialist nurse with Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust.