Dr Kate Best
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6686
- Address: Institute of Health & Society,
Newcastle upon Tyne.
I am a Faculty of Medical Sciences Fellow based at the Institute of Health & Society. Within Newcastle University, I am a member of:
- The Maternal and Perinatal Epidemiology team, which is part of the Applied Epidemiology theme (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ihs/research/themes/epidemiology/#overview).
- The Cardiovascular Epidemiology team, which is part of the Cardiovascular Research Centre (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/cardio/).
I also hold an honorary contract with Public Health England (PHE) to work with the PHE National Congenital Anomaly and Rare Diseases Registration Service (NCARDRS).
Research Associate, Newcastle University (2015-2016)
Research Assistant, Newcastle University (2010-2015)
Research Advisor in Statistics, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital Trust (2010-2012)
PhD Epidemiology, Newcastle University (2016)
MSc Medical Statistics, University of Leicester (2010)
BSc Maths and Statistics, University of York (2009)
Society for Social Medicine Early Career Researcher Subcommittee (2016-2018)
Newcastle University Faculty of Medical Sciences Postdoctoral Symposium committee (2017)
Society for Perinatal Epidemiological Research trainee travel award 2016 ($725), to attend conference in Miami (2016).
My paper submitted to the EUROCAT conference (Milan) was selected for publication in Birth Defects Research Part A (2016).
Student travel award from the Society for Social Medicine (£600), to attend conference in Dublin (2015).
- Congenital Heart Disease (outcomes, risk factors, predictors of survival, health service provision)
- Applied statistics
- Data linkage
- Socioeconomic inequalities
- Maternal and Perinatal epidemiology
Survival and risk factors for mortality in individuals with congenital heart disease. TIMMS team meeting (University of Leicester, 2016).
The impact of extreme maternal obesity on gestational age at delivery; a national study of births in England. Society for Social Medicine (York, 2016).
Modelling rates of disability: predicted population prevalence of spina bifida in England & Wales in children by 2020. EUROCAT conference (Milan, 2016).
Increased risk of congenital heart disease in twins. Society for Social Medicine (Dublin, 2015)
Are twins at increased risk of congenital heart disease? PHE applied epidemiology (Warwick 2015)
Long-term survival of children born with congenital heart disease: a systematic review. BINOCAR conference (Swansea, 2014)
The prevalence of congenital heart disease in the UK: a population-based register study. Society for Social Medicine (Oxford, 2014)
How does BMI impact on antenatal ultrasound? at the NorCAS annual meeting (Newcastle, 2013)
Impact of maternal BMI on the antenatal detection of congenital anomalies at the BINOCAR conference (Oxford, 2012)
Brain anomalies in the North East of England at the NorCAS annual meeting (Newcastle, 2011)
Long term cardiovascular risk in women with pre-eclampsia: systematic review and meta-analysis at the XIX International Epidemiology Association World congress of Epidemiology (Edinburgh, 2011).
Faculty of Medical Sciences Fellowship; Best KE. (2016-2018). £80,000.
Rankin J, Lingam R, Glinianaia S, Best KE. (2015) The prevalence and expected prevalence of selected childhood conditions in England; current figures and prediction. £14,999
Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund, Small grant offering (specialist skills and knowledge). (April 2015) This grant was used to complete a three week collaborative trip to the Institute of Public Health (INSERM) in Paris. £2,224.
Rankin J, Best KE. (2012-2015) Survival and predictors of survival in children born with congenital heart defects. British Heart Foundation Non-clinical studentship; £101, 681.
- Dissertation Supervisor (MSc in Public Health and Health Services Research)
- Introduction to Stata (FMS)
- Congenital Heart Disease Epidemiology (MRes)
- Medical Statistics (MRCP Part 1)
- Glinianaia SV, Best KE, Lingam R, Rankin J. Predicting the prevalence of cerebral palsy by severity level in children aged 3-15 years across England and Wales by 2020. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology 2017, Epub ahead of print.
- Best KB, Tennant PWG, Rankin J. Survival, by birth weight and gestational age, in individuals with congenital heart disease: a population-based study. Journal of the American Heart Association 2017, 6(7), e005213.
- Best KE, Rankin J. Is maternal age a risk factor for congenital heart defects?. Birth Defect Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology 2016, 106(6), 461-467.
- Best K, Rankin J. Long-term survival for individuals born with congenital heart disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of the American Heart Association 2016, 5(6), e002846.
- McGivern MR, Best KE, Rankin J, Wellesley D, Greenlees R, Addor MC, Arriola L, de Walle H, Barisic I, Beres J, Bianchi F, Calzolari P, Doray B, Draper E, Garne E, Gatt M, Haeusler M, Khoshnood B, Klungsoyr K, Latos-Bielenska A, O'Mahony M, Braz P, McDonnell R, Mullaney C, Nelen V, Queisser-Lift A, Randrianaivo H, Rissman A, Rounding C, Sipek A, Thompson R, Tucker D, Wertelecki W, Martos C. Epidemiology of congenital diaphragmatic hernia in Europe: a register based study. Archives of Disease in Childhood Fetal & Neonatal Edition 2015, 100(2), F137-144.
- Best KE, Rankin J. Increased risk of congenital heart disease in twins in the North of England between 1998 and 2010. Heart 2015, 101(22), 1807-1812.
- Godse AS, Best KE, Lawson A, Rosby L, Rankin J. Register based study of anorectal anomalies over 26 years: Associated anomalies, prevalence, and trends. Birth Defect Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology 2015, 103(7), 597–602.
- Rankin J, Best KE. Disease registers in England. Paediatrics and Child Health 2014, 24(8), 337-342.
- Best KE, Addor MC, Arriola L, Balku E, Barisic I, Bianchi F, Calzolari E, Curran R, Doray B, Draper E, Garne E, Gatt M, Hauesler M, Bergman J, Khoshnood B, Klungsoyr K, Martos C, Materna-Kiryluk A, Dias CM, McDonnell B, Mullaney C, Nelen V, O'Mahony M, Queisser-Luft A, Randrianaivo H, Rissmann A, Rounding C, Sipek A, Thompson R, Tucker D, Wellesey D, Zymak-Zakutnia N, Rankin J. Hirschsprung's disease prevalence in Europe: a register-based study. Birth Defects Research (Part A): Clinical and Molecular Teratology 2014, 100(9), 695-702.
- Brown MC, Best KE, Pearce MS, Waugh J, Robson SC, Bell R. Cardiovascular disease risk in women with pre-eclampsia: systematic review and meta-analysis. European Journal of Epidemiology 2013, 28(1), 1-19.
- Ghosh S, Best K, Steel DHW. Lens-iris diaphragm retropulsion syndrome during phacoemulsification in vitrectomized eyes. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery 2013, 39(12), 1852-1858.
- Best KE, Tennant PWG, Addor MC, Bianchi F, Boyd P, Calzolari E, Dias CM, Doray B, Draper E, Garne E, Gatt M, Greenlees R, Haeusler M, Khoshnood B, McDonnell B, Mullaney C, Nelen V, Randrianaivo H, Rissmann A, Salvador J, Tucker D, Wellesley D, Rankin J. Epidemiology of small intestinal atresia in Europe: a register-based study. Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal Edition 2012, 97(5), F353-F358.
- Best KE, Glinianaia SV, Bythell M, Rankin J. Hirschsprung's disease in the North of England: prevalence, associated anomalies, and survival. Birth Defects Research Part A 2012, 94(6), 477-80.
- Best KE, Tennant PWG, Bell R, Rankin J. Impact of maternal body mass index on the antenatal detection of congenital anomalies. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 2012, 119(12), 1503-1511.