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Katherine Lisa Keenan

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Katherine Lisa Keenan
Postal address:
School of Geog & Sustainable Devt
Irvine Building
St Andrews

United Kingdom

Email: Katherine.Keenan@st-andrews.ac.uk

Direct phone: +44 (0)1334 463951

Research overview

My research interests are in population health and wellbeing, and their intersection with demographic factors. I spent my PhD working on Russia, investigating patterns of hazardous alcohol use and their interrelationship with partnership, divorce, and fertility. My postdoc at LSE explored fertility and health in European populations.

At St Andrews, I am working on these projects: 

a) Family size and health - a Carnegie funded project and collaboration with University of Oslo and MPIDR (2019-21)

b) Chronic disease trajectories in Scotland - project funded by Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard (2019-21)

c) Antimicrobial Resistance in East Africa- I am a Co-I and analysis lead on the MRC-funded HATUA consortium (2018-21) and the NIHR-funded CARE project (2020-22)

d) ERICA : An H2020 funded project to develop better training tools for professionals to prevent child maltreatment (2019-2021) 

I often work in interdisciplinary projects, and currently collaborate with psychiatrists, biologists, biomedical scientists, clinicians, microbiologists and social scientists from many disciplines. I primarily use quantitative methods, but have conducted qualitative and mixed methods research. My methodological expertise is in longitudinal analysis, and analysing secondary datasets. 

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