MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Centre
University of Southampton
Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD, UK.
Kate is Professor of Global Musculoskeletal Health at MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Centre, University of Southampton and an Honorary Senior Fellow at MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM. She co-leads the Sub-Saharan Africa Musculoskeletal Network which focusses on capacity building for musculoskeletal research. Her research programme focusses on how to achieve and maintain functional ability to ensure healthy musculoskeletal ageing in Africa and the UK. Kate is PI of the Muscle strength and functional ability in sub-Saharan Africa study (MUFASSA), an MRC funded project across The Gambia Zimbabwe and South Africa. The work is embedded in Fractures-E3, a Wellcome-NIHR Global Partnership, in which Kate is Co-PI of The Gambia and leading the workpackage on community-based study of healthy ageing, focussing on determination of vertebral fracture epidemiology. Through her work in the UK and Africa, her work broadly aims to understand nutritional determinants of musculoskeletal growth and ageing and the use of novel physiological measurements to understand bone and muscle health across the lifecourse.
Research profile: Clinical/Translational
Other Societies: ASBMR, ECTS, NOS.
News, 2 December
25-27 March 2024, Merton College, Oxford