Kate Byrnes
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Kate joined the University in January 2021, as a Senior Research Assistant, working on the SafeST research study within the Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing department. The SafeST study, ran by CI Dr Jason Scott, is aiming to develop a better understanding of incident reporting in care homes and specifically in transitions in care between hospital and care home organisations. 

Further Information

Kate is also finishing off her PhD in Public Health at Teesside University. Her PhD is focusing on why women with a learning disability are less likely, than women without a learning disability, to attend cervical and breast cancer screening. Kate has used Q methodology to engage with women with a learning disability, family carer and paid carers to understand their attitudes, opinions and experiences. Kate is due to complete her PhD in the summer of 2021.  

Kate has a BSc (Hons) and MSc in Psychology, and is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Research interests

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 service provision.    

Education/Academic qualification

Health Studies, MSc

4 Oct 201531 Dec 2016

Award Date: 4 Oct 2016

Psychology, BSc (Hons), Teesside University

Award Date: 1 Sep 2015

Health, PhD, Teesside University

2017 → …


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