Kay Mann
Research Assistant/PhD student

  • Email: kay.mann@ncl.ac.uk
  • Address: Institute of Health & Society
    Newcastle University
    Sir James Spence Institute, Level 4
    Royal Victoria Infirmary
    Queen Victoria Road
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 4LP

Roles and Responsibilities

Since completion of my masters degree with a dissertation in epidemiology and statistics, I have continued to work on the Newcastle Thousand Families Study with Professor Mark Pearce.

I currently offer support to PhD, MSc and Newcastle work experience students and co-supervise student projects.


MMathStat (2010) Mathematics and Statistics, Newcastle University

I am currently studying for a PhD in nutritional epidemiology

Research Interests

  • Lifecourse epidemiology
  • Nutritional epidemiology 
  • Cohort studies
  • Applied statistics

Presentations, Conferences and Courses

November 2013 HEALTHGRAIN forum summer meeting, Helsinki Finland.
Whole grain intake in the UK (The National Diet and Nutrition Survey).

August 2013 European Congress of Epidemiology (EUROEPI), Aarhus, Denmark.
Lifecourse predictors of psychological well-being at age 49-51yeas in the Newcastle Thousand Families Study.

May 2013 Advanced Course on Dietary Assessment Methods, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

October 2012 European Child Cohort Network (EUCCONET) and Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS) conference, Paris, France. Poster

July 2012 Royal Statistical Society (RSS) Statistical Challenges in Lifecourse Research, Leeds, England, UK. Poster

March 2012 The Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research – An introduction to Structural Equation Modeling using Mplus, Manchester, UK

September 2011 Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD), Portland, Oregon, USA.
Standardized birth weight predicts psychological well-being age 49-51 years in the Newcastle
Thousand Families Study.

August 2011 International Epidemiology Association (IEA) World Congress of Epidemiology, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Lifecourse predictors of physical activity at age 50 years in the Newcastle Thousand Families Study.

October 2010 Conference of Epidemiological Longitudinal Studies in Europe (CELSE).


I work in collaboration with researchers at the Menzies Health Research Institute, Darwin on the Australian Aboriginal Birth Cohort (ABC) after obtaining a collaborative travel grant from the Royal Society.


Lectures and Seminars

MRes in Medical and Molecular Biosciences (Module: Clinical Epidemiology)

Lecture and Seminar in Measuring Disease Frequency