Christian Blickem

Christian Blickem

Research Associate, Health Services Research


Christian’s research interests have focussed on health inequalities and broadening the scope of self-management support to meet the clinical and social needs for people with long-term health problems who are socially disadvantaged. One of the key aims of Christian’s work has been to explore ways of utilising local networks to improve the health and wellbeing of people who live in challenging circumstances.

Christian was recently the Chief Investigator of the BRIGHT trial which evaluated a self-care intervention to improve social networks of support. This intervention (PLANS) significantly improved blood pressure control and health-related quality of life in people with chronic kidney disease.

Christian has expertise in self-management of chronic conditions, healthcare interventions and qualitative research methods. Christian has authored a number of articles published in international journals.

Research Interest

diabetes, health beliefs, questionnaires, self-management, South Asians

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