Kathryn Bates


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    Research interests (short)

    Kathryn’s research seeks to understand how individual differences in brain, cognition, and environment impact youth development to create solutions to support all young people to thrive. She works with stakeholders, including lived experienced young people, charities, and support practitioners, in her research and science communication. She is currently a Co-Investigator on an ESRC-funded project using mixed methods to understand loneliness in socio-economically marginalised young people (PI: Dr Delia Fuhrmann). Kathryn writes regularly for multiple digital platforms on learning and development for parents and teachers (see examples here). In December 2021, she received a competitive KCL/Wellcome Trust Public Engagement grant to co-produce a podcast with young people on youth mental health. We created The Science or Fiction Podcast where we interview researchers to separate the science from the fiction in news headlines on mental health. You can find links to listen and further information here: www.scienceorfiction.co.uk. Catch new episodes on the first Monday of every month.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

    Education/Academic qualification

    Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy, UCL University College London

    Award Date: 31 Oct 2021

    Educational Neuroscience, Master in Science, Birkbeck, University of London

    Award Date: 31 Aug 2017

    Psychology, Bachelor of Science, University of Westminster

    Award Date: 31 May 2015


    • HA Statistics
    • Longitudinal analysis
    • Neuroimaging
    • H Social Sciences (General)
    • Development
    • Cognition
    • Psychology
    • Mental Health


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