Dr Kate O' Neill

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: kate.oneill@ucc.ie


Kate is a Postdoctoral Researcher in epidemiology at the School of Public Health on the HRB-funded project SCaRLeT which aims to improve understanding of the sex-specific aetiology of cardiovascular disease across the life course thus informing more effective cardiovascular disease prevention during different life course transitions. Prior to this, Kate was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on a HRB Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement Award. Kate worked as part of a multidisciplinary team to evaluate a pilot complex intervention for childhood obesity and with national stakeholders to estimate the public health burden of chronic disease in Ireland utilising a wide range of national and regional data sources.

Kate completed her PhD in 2018 which estimated the economic burden of diabetes in Ireland and explored the potential for current policy approaches, including a sugar-sweetened beverage levy, to impact on the public health burden of diabetes. Kate has a BSc in Public Health from UCC and MPhil in Epidemiology from the University of Cambridge. With a background in epidemiology and public health, she is interested in the generation of robust epidemiological evidence to inform public health policy. In her role as Chair of the Early Career Researcher Subcommittee of the Society for Social Medicine and Population Health, Kate advocates for early career researchers and facilitates engagement among members.


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