Kate Pickett
Professor of Epidemiology



Kate trained in biological anthropology at Cambridge, nutritional sciences at Cornell and epidemiology at UC-Berkeley. She is currently Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Health Sciences, and the University's Research Champion for Justice and Equality.  Kate was an UK NIHR Career Scientist from 2007-12, is a Fellow of the RSA and a Fellow of the UK Faculty of Public Health. She is co-author, with Richard Wilkinson, of The Spirit Level chosen as one of the Top Ten Books of the Decade by the New Statesman, winner of Publication of the Year by the Political Studies Association and translated into 23 languages. She is a co-founder and trustee of The Equality Trust.


  • BA (Hons) 
  • MS 
  • PhD


Research group(s)


  • Kate supervises students interested in the social determinants of health and health inequalities

External activities


Invited talks and conferences

  • Invited by the King of Bhutan to take part in a United Nations project based around the concept of Gross National Happiness (GNH), February 2013.
  • 138 keynote addresses since 2009, including in UK, USA, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Italy and Germany. 

Contact details

Prof. Kate Pickett
Professor of Epidemiology

Tel: 01904 32(1377)