If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Academic Biography

Kate Byrnes is a Graduate Tutor in the School of Health and Social Care. She gained a BSc in Psychology from Teesside University in 2015. Kate then progressed onto an MSc in Health Psychology and Clinical Skills also at Teesside University, graduating in 2016. After graduating Kate worked for Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust in the Research and Development department helping set up research to recruit patients, service users and staff from the Trust.

Kate is currently studying for a PhD, where she is aiming to find out what the attitudes and opinions are of women with a mild to moderate learning disability, family carers, and paid care workers, towards the national cervical and breast cancer screening programmes. The PhD is being completed under the supervision of Dr Emma Giles, Dr Grant McGeechan and Professor Sharon Hamilton. Alongside the PhD, Kate is also the PhD student representative for the School of Health and Social Care and is a member of the Tackling Cancer Together board within the South Tees Public Health team.

 As a Graduate Tutor, Kate also teaches within the School and has taught on multiple research modules and on the barriers and facilitators to people attending cancer screening.

Summary of Research Interests

Kate is a graduate member of the British Psychological Society and the British Psychosocial Oncology Society. Kate’s research interests are within public health, specifically the early identification of cancers, and health inequalities of people with a learning disabilities.

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

Kate teaches primarily on research methods/ evidence based practice modules on Undergraduate programmes within the School of Health and Social Care. Kates also has experience of teaching on Data Analysis Methods within the level 7 Masters in Public Health programme. 

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Teesside University

Bachelor, Teesside University

Fingerprint Fingerprint is based on mining the text of the person's scientific documents to create an index of weighted terms, which defines the key subjects of each individual researcher.

  • 5 Similar Profiles
Learning Disorders Medicine & Life Sciences
Early Detection of Cancer Medicine & Life Sciences
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms Medicine & Life Sciences
Caregivers Medicine & Life Sciences
Breast Neoplasms Medicine & Life Sciences
National Health Programs Medicine & Life Sciences
Documentation Medicine & Life Sciences
Population Medicine & Life Sciences

Research Output 2016 2019

Learning Disorders
Early Detection of Cancer
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Caregivers
Breast Neoplasms
Learning Disorders
Early Detection of Cancer
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Caregivers
Breast Neoplasms

A UK collaborative study of student peer leaders.

Portas, M., Swainston, K. & Byrnes, K., 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearchpeer-review

A UK collaborative study of student peer leaders – Teesside University data.

Portas, M., Swainston, K. & Byrnes, K., 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearchpeer-review