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Dr Katie Reed (Phd) - personal details

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Dr Katie Reed

Role: Programme Director, Postgraduate courses in Public Health and Primary Care

Tel: +44 (0)161 306 0523



MPH office, G 65, Ground Floor, Simon Building, Brusnwick St., Manchester M13 9PL




In 1984 and 1986 I qualified as a nurse and midwife in the UK. From 1987–89 I worked as a midwife and nurse practitioner in the Canadian sub arctic. Then I returned to the UK to take an MSc in Health Promotion which I received in 1991. My dissertation involved conducting a Knowledge, attitudes and practice study concerning malaria and mosquito net use in Kenya. I then spent the next eight years entirely concerned with malaria control, mostly in sub Saharan Africa. In 1999 I retuned to the UK to take up a five year Research Fellowship at the University of Manchester, where I completed a PhD examining the factors affecting the recruitment and retention of practice and district nurses in the UK. Alongside this I worked as a practice nurse in a large inner city practice in Manchester, where I specialised in substance misuse, chronic diseases and travel health.

From Nov 2005 I worked on a Master in research course until I was appointed course leader of the MPH/MRes in May 2006. I feel strongly that online courses can help health workers and others to increase their understanding and application of public health and research skills. In particular I am committed to improving the access of students from developing countries to appropriate and high quality higher education opportunities.