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Kate Morton
Research Fellow



Kate Morton is a Health Psychologist and Research Fellow based in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York. Kate supports the Best Start topic of the Yorkshire and Humber Applied Research Collaboration, and is involved in several projects aimed at improving the mental and physical health of parents and families. Kate also coordinates the Best Start family advisory board, and works closely with research partners from the Bradford Institute for Health, the University of Huddersfield, NHS trusts, and community organisations.

Kate’s specialist research interests include:

  • Promoting and supporting inclusive patient and public involvement and engagement in research
  • Using creative involvement approaches to facilitate co-production of research with public contributors
  • Addressing health inequalities in health research
  • Using qualitative and mixed-methods to explore the development, optimisation and implementation of healthcare interventions

Before joining the University of York, Kate worked in the Psychology and Health Sciences departments at the University of Southampton where she built specialist knowledge in using the person-based approach to develop and evaluate interventions, and improving accessibility of interventions via diverse public engagement. Kate also completed her PhD at the University of Southampton exploring the development and evaluation of a digital self-management intervention for people with high blood pressure.


  • PhD Health Psychology - University of Southampton
  • Stage 2 Health Psychology - University of Southampton
  • BSc Psychology (hons), University of York
  • MSc Health Psychology - University of Southampton



Kate’s research interests include developing and evaluating healthcare interventions and services, self-management of long-term health conditions, reducing inequalities in healthcare, and conducting inclusive public engagement activities.

Kate is a registered Health Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions council. 


Kate is currently involved in a range of projects as part of the Best Start programme of research, including:

Kate also coordinates new funding applications for further research within the Best Start topic

Research group(s)


Kate is able to supervise PhD projects with a broad focus on development and evaluation of self-management interventions. Specific areas of interest include self-management of long-term health conditions, behaviour change, development, evaluation and implementation of interventions or services using  qualitative or mixed methods.


Full publications list

External activities


  • Health Psychologist, Health and Care Professions Council 

Kate Morton

Contact details

Dr Kate Morton
Research Fellow

Tel: 01904 32 8089. Extension: 32 8089