Research Leader, RAND Europe
Kate did her PhD research on genetic and environmental influences on smoking at the University of Queensland and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research in Australia, graduating in 2007. She then became a NHMRC Post-doctoral Training Fellow at the University of Melbourne, jointly based at the Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology and the Orygen Centre for Youth Mental Health. In 2009 Kate left Australia for the UK and the Department of Human Genetics at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. There she worked on computational and statistical genetics projects for a number of years before moving to the Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research at University College London, then to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) and then to the Addictions Department at King's College London.