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Before joining the primary care unit, Kate worked as an Information Officer at the British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health providing information, support and advice for professionals working in physical activity promotion. Prior to this, Kate completed an MSc in Physical Activity and Public Health and a BSc Sport and Exercise Science at Loughborough University.
The focus of Kate’s PhD is postnatal physical activity, using a multi-methods study as formative research for intervention development. Kate has developed a ‘Buddy’ intervention that matches two new mums into pairs to support each other to be active. The intervention uses behavioural counselling sessions and motivational interviewing techniques to promote physical activity. Her current study is testing the feasibility and acceptability of a buddy study for increasing postnatal physical activity.
Kate’s PhD is funded by the NIHR School of Primary Care Research (SCPR).