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Dr Kate Northstone

Dr Kate Northstone

Dr Kate Northstone
B.Sc.(Hull), M.Sc.(Soton), PhD

Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics

Area of research

Longitudinal cohort studies

Office OF2
Oakfield House,
Oakfield Grove, Clifton BS8 2BN
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+44 (0) 117 33 13312

Summary

I have been Executive Director for data at ALSPAC snce May 2017, having previously worked with the study between 1995 and 2015. I manage the data team and contribute to the day to day operational and strategic running of the study.  I have full responsiblity for all aspects of data systems, data pipeline and data access.

I graduated from an MSc in Medical Statistics in 1995. I achieved a PhD by publication in 2008 in nutriitonal epidemiology. I have a number of research interests - past focus has been on nutrition, particularly looking at the diet as a whole through dietary patterns and I have published with experts in the fields of vision, asthma and allergy. I am developing my interest in the science of running, maintaining and collecting the best data from cohort studies.

Between 2015 and 2017 I was the Effectiveness lead at NIHR CLHARC West, leading a number of projects with a clinical focus and managing a team of quantitative analysts.

Teaching

I have organised and taught on departmental short courses: "Introduction to Stata" and "Introduction to Statistics". I am a case-based facilitator for the first year medical students under the new curriculum and teach Evidence Based Medicine.  I am the unit lead for the dissertation module for both the Public Health and Epidemiology Masters courses in the school, plus the 'Study Design' Unit for Epidemiology. 

 

Biography

I have been Executive Director for data at ALSPAC snce May 2017, having previously worked with the study between 1995 and 2015. I manage the data team and contribute to the day to day operational and strategic running of the study. 

I graduated from an MSc in Medical Statistics in 1995. I achieved a PhD by publication in 2008 in nutriitonal epidemiology.

From 1995 -2015 I worked with ALSPAC: I was a member of the ALSPAC Senior Management Team (SMT) where I represented academics (both internal and external) and sat on the executive committee. My main role was to support full utilisation of the resource, ensuring all processes of collaboration were as streamlined as possible by participating in strategic planning, writing protocols and maintaining documentation. I was the primary contact for the many ALSPAC collaborators wishing to access data.

Between 2015 and 2017 I was the Effectiveness lead at NIHR CLHARC West, leading a number of projects and managing a team of quantitative analysts.

Teaching

I currently co-organise the School's "Intro to Statistics" short course. I am a case-based facilitator for the first year medical students under the new curriculum and teach Evidence Based Medicine.

I organised the School's "Intro to Stata" course from 2010 -2015. 

 

Keywords

  • longitudinal data
  • cohort studies
  • data management dietary patterns
  • infant nutrition
  • childhood diet
  • eating behaviours
  • vision

Methodologies

  • PCA
  • Cluster analysis causal inference

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