Kimberley 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 NIRH Doctoral Research Fellowship in 2011 and graduated with a PhD in Biostatistics from King’s College London in 2014.
This was followed by an appointment to a BRC Lecturer in Clinical Trials post in the Biostatistics & Health Informatics Department in 2014. Kimberley was appointed to my current post as Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics in 2015.
Kimberley has extensive experience in clinical trials in mental health and other disease areas, encompassing the conduct, analysis and dissemination of several single and multi-centre clinical trials of psychological therapies. Part of her role is to lead the trial statisticians affiliated with the King’s Clinical Trials Unit.
Kimberley has a particular interest in the study of treatment mechanisms/mediation analysis and am currently contributing to mediation studies of complex therapeutic treatments. Her PhD work focused on the novel application of complex longitudinal mediation models to study effects of cognitive behavioural and graded exercise therapy treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome.
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 Research and Innovation Committee and the BRC Executive Committees at the Institute, where she enjoys contributing to wider Institute-wide research strategy. She is also active in education, supervising MSc, PhD and DClin Psych students, as well as teaching Problem-Based Statistics and Clinical Trials on the MSc in Clinical Neurosciences, MSc in Psychiatric Research and MSc in Global Mental Health courses. Kimberley is a co-module leader for the MSc in Clinical Neurosciences.