Kate is an applied health researcher in the Mental Health and Addiction Research Group with a particular interest in serious mental illness, social and spatial inequalities.
Kate has methodological expertise in qualitative research, systematic reviews, mixed methods, quasi-experimental studies and randomised controlled trials.
Kate is ARC Theme Manager for Mental and Physical Multimorbidity Yorkshire and Humber ARC and Qualitative Research Lead for MODS.
Kate was awarded a Doctoral Research Fellowship by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and completed her PhD (a mixed methods study on the physical health needs of people with serious mental illness in primary care) in 2021.
Prior to the NIHR fellowship, Kate managed the CASPER randomised controlled trials.
- PhD Health Services Research (University of York)
- MSc Environmental Epidemiology and Policy (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
- BA (Hons, First Class) Geography (University of Newcastle upon Tyne)
- DoHS Research Impact Group coordinator
- Former Contract Research Forum Co-Chair and current member
- Qualitative Research Network member
Kate is a health services researcher. Her research interests are in mental health, particularly serious mental illness; life course epidemiology, social and spatial determinates of health inequalities.
- BALM programme (Behavioural Activation for Low mood and anxiety in Male NHS frontline worker)
- Collaborative care for older people with sub-threshold depression and major depression (The CASPER randomised controlled trials) funded by NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme
- Being open about adverse events in healthcare: a scoping review and qualitative exploration, funded by NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research Programme
- Kate is co-supervising a Masters in Public Health student dissertation