Katherine Morley

consultant epidemiologist

“I’m motivated by research that crosses academic disciplines and seeks to engage people with understanding risk, particularly where that relates to their health and wellbeing. I contribute methodological input to the survey work of the Society and Ethics Research group and enjoy being part of an eclectic team that strives to make a difference to real people on the ground.”

Kate received her PhD from the University of Queensland, Australia, in 2007.  She then took post-doctoral positions at the Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology at the University of Melbourne, the Department of Human Genetics at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, and the Department of Epidemiology at University College London.  She is currently based at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience, King’s College London and works for the Society and Ethics Research group one day a week. 

Kate has worked on a range of topics in genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics, but her more recent work has focused on prognosis research, particularly the development and evaluation of risk prediction models using linked electronic record data.  She also has a long-standing interest in the analytical and policy challenges raised by research involving large-scale data sets, such as those generated by genomic studies or linked administrative data projects.