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Biography

Kate joined the University in January 2021, as a Senior Research Assistant, within the Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing department. Kate progressed to a Lecturer in April 2022. Kate is module leader for the "Public Health Fundamentals: Concepts, Theories and Frameworks" on the Master of Public Health programme. Kate is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Research interests

Kate's PhD used the Socio-Ecological Model to understand why women with learning disabilities are less likely, than women without learning disabilities, to attend cervical and breast cancer screening. Kate has used Q methodology to engage with women with learning disability, family carer and paid carers to understand their attitudes, opinions and experiences.

Kate has a diverse range of research interests covering the public health domain. Specifically, Kate research interests are in health inequalities, learning disabilities, avoidable and preventable deaths, health systems and access to health services.    

Current projects:

  • Developing a co-designed systems-level response to safety issues for residents transitioning from hospital to care homes (SafeST study, https://research.northumbria.ac.uk/safest) - Started January 2021.
  • Implementation of mental HEAlth uRgent and emergency
    care interventions for frequent service use: An evaluation
    study (HEAR) - Started January 2022.
  • Identifying the barriers and facilitators for people with severe mental illness and/or learning disabilities for PErson Centred Cancer Screening services (PECCS) - Started March 2022 (Kate is a Principle Investigator).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Health Studies, MSc

4 Oct 201531 Dec 2016

Award Date: 4 Oct 2016

Psychology, BSc (Hons), Psychology, Teesside University

Award Date: 1 Sept 2015

Health, PhD, PhD in Public Health - An exploratory study of attitudes of women with a learning disability and carers toward cervical and breast cancer screening , Teesside University

20172021

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