Katherine Parkin is currently undertaking a PhD with the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge. She is co-funded by the National Institute of Health Research’s (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration East of England (ARC EoE) and School for Public Health Research (SPHR). Her PhD is looking at the prevalence and impact of adverse childhood events, as well as exploring factors that contribute to resilience.
Prior to this PhD, Katherine completed an undergraduate degree in Psychological and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Cambridge. She then worked for the NHS for four years, initially for a mental health crisis support line and then as an Assistant Psychologist in an adult secondary care community mental health team. This is where her interest in childhood adverse events and the impact on mental health developed and led to her pursuing a PhD in this area.