Skip navigation

Kate Byrnes

Postgraduate Associate

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Kate joined the University in January 2021, as a Senior Research Assistant, working on the SafeST research study within the Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing department. The SafeST study, ran by CI Dr Jason Scott, is aiming to develop a better understanding of incident reporting in care homes and specifically in transitions in care between hospital and care home organisations. 

Kate Byrnes

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Kate has a diverse range of research interests covering the public health domain. Specifically, Kate research interests are in health inequalities, learning disabilities, avoidable and preventable deaths, health systems and service provision.    

Key Publications

Further Information

Kate is also finishing off her PhD in Public Health at Teesside University. Her PhD is focusing on why women with a learning disability are less likely, than women without a learning disability, to attend cervical and breast cancer screening. Kate has used Q methodology to engage with women with a learning disability, family carer and paid carers to understand their attitudes, opinions and experiences. Kate is due to complete her PhD in the summer of 2021.  

Kate has a BSc (Hons) and MSc in Psychology, and is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 


  • Health Studies MSc October 04 2016
  • Psychology BSc (Hons) September 01 2015
  • Health PhD

a sign in front of a crowd

Northumbria Open Days

Open Days are a great way for you to get a feel of the University, the city of Newcastle upon Tyne and the course(s) you are interested in.

Research at Northumbria

Research at Northumbria

Research is the life blood of a University and at Northumbria University we pride ourselves on research that makes a difference; research that has application and affects people's lives.

a person sitting at a table

Order your prospectus

If you would like to know more about our courses, or life in general as a student at Northumbria, then we can help you.

Latest News and Features

More news

Back to top