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Biography

Katrina Davis (BA, MRCPsych) currently works at the Department of Psychological Medicine, King's College London and the CRIS group at the National Institute of Health Research Biomedical Research Centre at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Katrina has clinical background, but also a longstanding interest in hearing loss research, and has worked as a researcher for NICE guidelines. 

At KCL IoPPN Katrina has been working on a project improving mental health research potential in the UK Biobank cohort of ageing. Alongside this she is doing a PhD called 'Co-prescribing in dementia', which uses population informatics (Clinical Research Interactive Search and linkages) for comparative effectiveness research in multimorbidity. She is a member of the Data Science Group at the mental health research charity MQ. 

In 2019 Katrina founded an early career research group in KCL psychological medicine department called "PM Train", promoting peer support and learning. 

Research Interests

  • Comorbidity 
  • Big data 
  • Mental health 

Research Groups

CRIS group at the National Institute of Health Research Biomedical Research Centre at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust 

Expertise and Public Engagement

  • Expert mental health speaker at Ear Foundation dementia and hearing loss events. 
  • Always happy to discuss UK Biobank. 
  • Member of MQ Data Science Group. 

Publications

Validating selected mental health diagnoses in national statistics through data linkage: 

Literature review: https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/en/publications/can-mental-health-diagnoses-in-administrative-data-be-used-for-research-a-systematic-review-of-the-accuracy-of-routinely-collected-diagnoses(4d18001d-d37a-4a45-85ba-ee62951561dd).html 

Short report: https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/en/publications/the-validity-of-selected-mental-health-diagnoses-in-english-hospital-episode-statistics(8503ac98-5845-43fc-a484-678f665ae97c).html 

Long report: https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/en/publications/the-validity-of-selected-mental-health-diagnoses-in-english-hospital-episode-statistics(8dddd6b5-8901-4e94-9ea4-a6a5af77c8f4).html