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Kimberley Goldsmith

KimberleyGoldsmithKimberley is a Biostatistician and Clinical Trials specialist with an interest in complex psychological therapy treatments.

She holds an Honours degree in Biology and MSc in Microbiology and Virology from McMaster University, as well as a Master of Public Health from Oregon Health & Science University. She was awarded a NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship and graduated with a PhD in Biostatistics from King’s College London. She was subsequently appointed as a BRC Lecturer in Clinical Trials post in the Department of Biostatistics & Health Informatics, followed by an appointment to Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics in 2015.

Research interests and PhD supervision

Kimberley has extensive experience in clinical trials in mental health and other fields, encompassing the conduct, analysis and dissemination of several single and multi-centre clinical trials.

Her particular interest is in the study of treatment mechanisms of psychological therapies/mediation analysis, including the novel application of longitudinal structural equation models to study mediation of treatment effects. To date this work has led to a greater understanding of therapeutic mechanisms and refinement of the treatments. It is also widely applicable to the study of treatments in other disease areas and public health interventions. Kimberley is also interested in structural equation, latent variable and longitudinal modelling more generally.

She sits on the BRC Executive Committees at the Institute, where she enjoys contributing to wider research strategy, and is an active MSc, PhD and DClin Psych supervisor.


Kimberley leads the Clinical Trials teaching for the new Departmental Applied Statistics & Health Informatics MSc, as well as Clinical Trials and Statistics teaching for the MSc in Clinical Neurosciences.

Expertise and public engagement

Kimberley has recently featured in a Guardian Science Weekly podcast, and is increasingly coordinating public engagement activities in collaboration with South London Theatre in West Norwood.

Research profile

See Kim's research profile here.


Google Scholar

Contact details

Telephone: +44 (0)207 8480 059
Office: Main IoPPN E2.03
Twitter: @KimberleyGol

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