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I have been Executive Director for data at ALSPAC snce May 2017, having previously worked with the study between 1995 and 2015. I manage the data team and contribute to the day to day operational and strategic running of the study. I have full responsiblity for all aspects of data systems, data pipeline and data access.
I graduated from an MSc in Medical Statistics in 1995. I achieved a PhD by publication in 2008 in nutriitonal epidemiology. I have a number of research interests - past focus has been on nutrition, particularly looking at the diet as a whole through dietary patterns and I have published with experts in the fields of vision, asthma and allergy. I am developing my interest in the science of running, maintaining and collecting the best data from cohort studies.
Between 2015 and 2017 I was the Effectiveness lead at NIHR CLHARC West, leading a number of projects with a clinical focus and managing a team of quantitative analysts.
I am the unit lead for the dissertation module for both the Public Health and Epidemiology Masters courses in the school, plus the 'Study Design' Unit for Epidemiology. I am a case-based facilitator for the first year medical students under the new curriculum and teach Evidence Based Medicine. I have organised and taught on departmental short courses: "Introduction to Stata" and "Introduction to Statistics".
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The associations between feeding difficulties and behaviours and dietary patterns at 2 years of age: the ALSPAC cohortNorthstone, K. & Emmett, P., 2012, In: Maternal and Child Nutrition.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review42 Citations (Scopus)
A comparison of dietary patterns derived by cluster and principal components analysis in a UK cohort of childrenSmith, ADAC., Emmett, PM., Newby, PK. & Northstone, K., Oct 2011, In: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 65, 10, p. 1102-1109 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review55 Citations (Scopus)
Are dietary patterns in childhood associated with IQ at 8 years of age? A population-based cohort studyNorthstone, K., Joinson, CJ., Emmett, P., Ness, A. & Paus, T., 2012, In: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 66, 7, p. 624-628 5 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review52 Citations (Scopus)