Academic Clinical Fellow in General Practice
MB BChir (Cambridge), Natural Sciences: Experimental Psychology BA Class I (Cambridge)
Kathryn studied Medicine at the University of Cambridge, developing an interest in academic medicine during her clinical years. Working with Dr Tanya Blumenfeld on vaccination uptake of Irish Traveller children piqued her interest in the health inequalities facing Traveller, Gypsy and Roma communities (one of the UK’s largest ethnic minority groups). She undertook the Academic Foundation Programme in the East of England, working with Dr Amos Burke in the Department of Paediatric Oncology on a clinical project using functional imaging to observe changes in the connectome (map of network connections within the brain) in children with brain tumours. Kathryn remains an Investigator on this project, whilst moving on to her Academic Clinical Fellowship in General Practice.
Kathryn is currently working on a systematic review of the palliative and end of life care needs, views and experiences of Traveller, Gypsy and Roma communities.
- Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Clinical Supervisor at the School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge
- Undergraduate Supervisor at Jesus College, Cambridge (2018-2020)
Dixon KC, Ferris R, Kuhn I, et al. Gypsy, Traveller and Roma experiences, views and needs in palliative and end of life care: a systematic literature review and narrative synthesis. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. 2021 Feb 22. Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002676
Dixon KC, Mullis R, Blumenfeld T. Vaccine Uptake in the Irish Travelling Community: An audit of general practice records. J Public Health (Oxf), 2016. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdw088
Dixon KC, Ferris RL, Marikar D et al. Definition and monitoring of neonatal hypoglycaemia: a nationwide survey of NHS England Neonatal Units. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed, 2016. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2016-311473