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Research overview

Katrin is a Research Assistant in the Population and Behavioural Science Division of the School of Medicine.  Her current research focuses on people’s willingness to share health data with researchers, and how Patient Reported Outcome Measures data and health data from wearable devices could be utilised in public health research. Katrin is also a part-time PhD student co-supervised by Professor Frank Sullivan, Dr Jo Inchley (University of Glasgow) and Dr Andrew Williams. Katrin’s doctoral research improves the understanding of the association between parental socio-economic position and young people’s health; she utilises statistical analysis of the UK Censuses and Scottish Longitudinal Study. 

Before moving to St Andrews in 2017, Katrin worked at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine at the Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health. She worked on the large-scale maternal morbidity study, several evaluation studies, and facility data monitoring. Katrin has completed the Master of Social Sciences degree at the University of Helsinki and the MA in Research Methodology at the University of Liverpool. She also holds BA degrees in Social Work and Nursing.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Nurse, Tartu Healthcare College


Award Date: 19 Aug 2028

Master of Arts, MA Research Methodology, UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

26 Sept 201119 Nov 2013

Award Date: 12 Dec 2013

Master of Arts, Master of Social Sciences, Helsinki University


Award Date: 2 Jul 2008

Bachelor of Arts, Social work, Tallinn Pedagogical University


Award Date: 20 Jun 2000

External positions


5 Oct 2015Feb 2017


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Health Data Analytics
  • Mixed Methods
  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
  • adolescent health
  • health inequalities


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