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Biography

Katrin is a Chartered Health Psychologist and Research Associate in the Health Psychology Section at King’s College London, having joined the department in 2015. Katrin studied Natural Sciences at Durham University, Health Psychology MSc at Northumbria University and then did the Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology at Staffordshire University (2015-2017). During this time she worked on multiple projects at KCL including: fatigue in primary care; reviewing predictors of fatigue; and telesupport in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Katrin has also worked in clinical settings supporting chronic pain patients at Milton Keynes Hospital.  

Overall, Katrin's work centres around developing and delivering interventions to help people manage long-term conditions and persistent physical symptoms. From her research and practice, she recognised a need to address health from both physical and psychological perspectives and integrating the care pathway. She is currently working on a project to do this; Compass. Compass is an online, cognitive behavioural based programme aimed at treating illness related distress in the context of long-term conditions. 

Katrin is also part of the Digital Economy Crucible 2019, a UK-wide multi-disciplinary leadership programme for Early Career Researchers and has collaborated on a book chapter in The Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine. 

Research Interests 

  • Self-management in long-term conditions 
  • Patient/healthcare professional perspectives 
  • Intervention development 

Teaching

I deliver a professional development session on the Health Psychology MSc course, providing information about qualifying as a Health Psychologist via the Professional Doctorate.