Dr Kate Mason BA/BSc(Hons), MPH, PhD

Research Associate Public Health, Policy & Systems


Personal Statement

I joined the Department of Public Health, Policy & Systems at the University of Liverpool in 2019 as a Research Associate. I have broad research interests in social and geographical health inequalities, and the social and environmental determinants of physical and mental health. I primarily use quantitative epidemiological methods applied to large, complex data sets. In my current role I am investigating the impact of local and national social, economic and welfare policies on child health inequalities. In 2019 I completed my PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where I focused on how neighbourhood built environments influence obesity-related outcomes in the UK, examining in particular how this might vary for different people and in different places. I have previously contributed to research spanning various determinants of health and health inequalities, with a particular focus on relationships between housing and health in Australia.