BSc MSc PhD
Katharine Ker is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Epidemiology & Population Health. She has a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Sciences from the University of East Anglia and a MSc Public Health from LSHTM. In December 2018, she was awarded a PhD in Evidence Synthesis from LSHTM.
Katharine is a tutor and co-organiser of the 'Reporting and reviewing clinical trials' and a tutor of the 'Fundamentals in epidemiology' distance learning modules. She also contributes to the teaching of systematic review methodology as part of LSHTM's in-house teaching programme.
Katharine is an epidemiologist with expertise in systematic reviews and clinical trials. She works in the CTU Global Health Trials Group on a programme of work focussed on the conduct of systematic reviews and large, international randomised trials assessing the effects of the antifibrinolytic drug, tranexamic acid, in patients with severe bleeding. Katharine is co-ordinator of the Antifibrinolytics Trialists Collaboration which was established to undertake individual patient data meta-analyses of the effects of antifibrinolytic drugs in bleeding patients.
Katharine previously worked for the Cochrane injuries Group and has authored many systematic reviews on a variety of topics including traumatic brain injury, road safety and alcohol-related injury.