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Prof Kate Walters
Royal Free Campus
Rowland Hill St
Tel: 02078302239
Fax: 02077941224
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  • Clinical Professor of Primary Care & Epidemiology
  • Primary Care & Population Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
Research Themes
Research Summary

Professor Walters is Director of the Centre for Ageing & Population Studies, UCL


Her main research interests are in ageing, mental health, public health, primary care epidemiology and trials of complex interventions in primary care and community settings. This includes both epidemiological studies and complex interventions in the fields of health and well-being for older people, disease risk/prevention and mental health. Examples include developing and testing complex interventions to promote well-being and maintain independence in older people with complex needs in primary care and community settings (funded by MRC and the NIHR HTA) and an NIHR Programme Grant to improve personalised care for people with Parkinson's Disease. She is also Co-Lead for the Public Mental Health Programme for the NIHR School of Public Health Research. She is an expert clinical adviser for the NIHR Research Design Service London and the Royal College of General Practitioners, and a Trialist with PRIMENT UK-CRC Registered Clinical Trials Unit, which specialises in trials of complex interventions in primary care and mental health settings. Alongside her academic work, she continues in clinical practice as a General Practitioner in North London.

Teaching Summary

Professor Walters has a background in Medical Education and an ongoing interest in education. She continues to be involved in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  She is currently personally supervising 5 PhD students in ageing and mental health fields.

Academic Background
2009   Doctor of Philosophy University College London
2002   Master of Science London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2001   Master of Medicine University of Dundee
1997   Member of the Royal College of General Practioners Royal College of General Practioners
1992   Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery University of Nottingham
1990   Bachelor of Medical Science University of Nottingham
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