Dr. Anna Clarke is Health Promotion and Research Manager with the Diabetes Ireland.
She has worked as a diabetes nurse specialist setting up the first private diabetes education service in Ireland. She has initiated projects to provide support for persons with diabetes and provide access to diabetes education at community level. The main initiatives are community orientated diabetes education programmes for professionals and people with diabetes, pharmacy based diabetes clinics, a diabetes module for accredited counsellors, and health promotion initiatives in schools, workplaces and community settings. She was part of the development team for the Galway University Health Promotion Module and is also currently an adjunct Lecturer in University College Dublin. Her main focus is as an advocate for people with diabetes on the National Diabetes Working Group, National Paediatric Working Group and CAWT and through the media as a media spokesperson for Diabetes Ireland.