Norbert Hermanns has been head of the Research Institute at the Diabetes Centre Mergentheim since 1996. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Bamberg, Germany. His education includes a Masters degree in psychology and he is a certified ‘Psychological Psychotherapist’ and ‘Psychodiabetologist’ of the German Diabetes Association (DDG).
His research interests include behavioural modification and the development and evaluation of self-management programmes for people with diabetes, the acute emotional effects of hypoglycaemia, treatment of hypoglycaemia unawareness, and depression and diabetes.
His professional memberships include: past-Chair of the EASD’s Psychological Aspects of Diabetes Study Group (PSAD), membership of several scientific associations, including BRIDGE, the ADA, the EASD and the DDG. He is a member of the DDG’s Diabetes and Psychology board, as well as the Diabetes Depression Dialogue.
Professor Hermanns’ work has been published in several scientific journals, including The Lancet, Diabetologia, Lancet Diabetology and Endocrinology, Diabetes Care and Diabetic Medicine. He has authored 396 articles, 10 books and 8 book chapters. His current H-index is 42. He has been a member of the editorial board of Diabetes Care from 2017 – 2020.