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Mrs Caroline Kingdon

RN, MSc

Research Fellow
Research Nurse and UK ME/CFS Biobank Lead

Room
G23a

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
02079272972

I trained as a State Registered nurse at Guy’s Hospital, later specialising in hospice care at St Christopher’s when Cicely Saunders was medical director and hospice a very new and exciting concept.

I went on to work as a nurse practitioner for many years in a city GP practice, largely comprising students but with an ethnically diverse resident population. During that time, I chaired the local multidisciplinary mental health advisory group and helped to facilitate mental health education for the PCG.

I moved to the US where I helped to establish a population-based biobank and later worked as clinical director of the embryonic Qatar Biobank. At that time, I began to study for a Master’s in Public Health through the LSHTM distance-learning program. I worked latterly as editor of the research review of a postgraduate university in the Middle East.

Returning to the UK, I joined the CureME team in 2013, where I am responsible for the recruitment to the UK ME/CFS Biobank and coordinate applications for the use of the samples and data. A privilege has been to visit the participants most severely affected by ME/CFS at home in order to include them in the project.

Affiliations

Department of Clinical Research
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Research

Research Area
Clinical databases
Health inequalities
Health outcomes
Public health
Public understanding
Discipline
Epidemiology
Nursing
Disease and Health Conditions
Chronic disease
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Selected Publications

Using a participatory approach to develop and implement the UK ME/CFS Biobank.
Lacerda, E.M. ; Kingdon, C.C. ; Bowman, E.W. ; Nacul, L. ;
2018
Fatigue
Prevalence of and risk factors for severe cognitive and sleep symptoms in ME/CFS and MS.
Jain, V. ; Arunkumar, A. ; Kingdon, C. ; Lacerda, E. ; Nacul, L. ;
2017
BMC Neurol
The UK ME/CFS Biobank for biomedical research on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Multiple Sclerosis.
Lacerda, E.M. ; Bowman, E.W. ; Cliff, J.M. ; Kingdon, C.C. ; King, E.C. ; Lee, J.S. ; Clark, T.G. ; Dockrell, H.M. ; Riley, E.M. ; Curran, H. ; Nacul, L. ;
2017
Open J Bioresour
How have selection bias and disease misclassification undermined the validity of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome studies?
Nacul, L.; Lacerda, E.M.; Kingdon, C.C.; Curran, H.; Bowman, E.W.
2017
Journal of Health Psychology
See all Mrs Caroline Kingdon's Publications