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Katherine is a Research Assistant in the Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University.
2003 - 2005 Research Executive - QA Research, York
2005 - 2007 Research Assistant/ Research Associate - Faculty of Health, Leeds Beckett University
2007 - 2009 Junior Research Associate - Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University
2010 - 2016 NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow - Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University
2000 BA (hons) Sociology, The University of York
2002 MA Social Research, University of Leeds
British Sociological Association
My research interests include:
Alcohol and Substance Use
Public health interventions
Katherine is currently Project Coordinator for the study 'Perinatal Mental Health in Rural North Yorkshire - assessing the needs and experiences of mothers and service providers'.
Katherine was awarded an NIHR Training Fellowship to undertake a PhD part time (2010 - 2016). The title of the PhD was 'A sociological exploration of women, alcohol and stress; towards developing a self care intervention'. The project used qualitative methods to explore 'women's alcohol use in relation to stress'. The findings of the study will be used to make inferences about intervention approaches to alcohol harm reduction, that are appropriate and relevant to women's lives.
Prior to the PhD Katherine worked as an academic researcher on the 'Screening and Intervention Programme for Sensible Drinking' (Newcastle University) and 'The Self Care for People and Self Care for Professionals Study' (Leeds Beckett University). Katherine has also worked as researcher in the private sector, research projects included evaluations of local Sure Start Programmes across England.
North Yorkshire County Council. £42,000 (2016). Lingam R, Newham J, McGovern R, Jackson K, Henderson E, Hunter, D, Kaner E, Balaam M. A Needs Assessment of Maternal Mental Health in Rural North Yorkshire.
NIHR Research Training Fellowship, £203,750 (2010). Jackson K, Finch T, Kaner E, McLaughlin J. A sociological exploration of women, alcohol and stress; towards developing a self care intervention.
Department of Health, Policy Research Programme. £28,327 (2007). Kaner E, Avery L, Brown N, Jackson K, Mason H, Newbury-Birch D. A rapid review of evidence on liver disease epidemiology, treatment and services.
Katherine has been a tutor to stage 1 and stage 2 undergraduate medical students within the Medicine in the Community course.
- South J, Jackson K, Warwick-Booth L. The community health apprentices project-the outcomes of an intermediate labour market project in the community health sector. Community, Work and Family 2011, 14(1), 1-18.
- Kaner E, Brown N, Jackson K. A systematic review of the impact of brief interventions on substance use and comorbid physical and mental health conditions. Mental Health and Substance Use 2011, 4(1), 38-61.
- Newbury-Birch D, Jackson K, Hodgson T, Gilvarry E, Cassidy P, Coulton S, Ryan V, Wilson GB, McGovern R, Kaner E. Alcohol-related risk and harm amongst young offenders aged 11-17. International Journal of Prisoner Health 2015, 11(2), 75-86.
- Russell S, Spencer L, Newham J, McGovern R, Henderson E, Jackson K, Simpson EG, Kaner E, Lingam R. Complicated Lives and Burdened Services: Young People's Mental Health Services in the North East of England. In: BSA Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference. 2017, University of York: British Sociological Association.