Professor Kathleen Bennett
Professor Kathleen Bennett is a biostatistician who graduated from Southampton University, UK with a first class degree in mathematics with statistics followed by a PhD in Statistics.
Professor Bennett has worked as a clinical trials statistician at the Medical Research Council in the UK and in industry, before moving to St James’s Hospital/Trinity College Dublin as a Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer in Pharmacoepidemiology and Biostatistics. She secured one of four prestigious HRB Research Leader Awards in 2015 and is now an Associate Professor in Biostatistics/ Pharmacoepidemiology at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). Her pharmacoepidemiological research has focused on safe and effective use of medicines in the population and the impact on health outcomes, including cancer mortality and hospitalization. Epidemiological research includes developing models of mortality and morbidity in the area of cardiovascular disease.
Professor Bennett has supervised more than 15 PhD students, has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers and secured funding of over €5 million. She has coordinated and managed an EU funded Marie Curie Training Programme for 70 young European researchers and a Fellowship Scheme for researchers from low and middle income countries. She has been part of the teaching faculty of the HRB Structured PhD Programmes in Health Services Research with RCSI, TCD and UCC since 2007 and works with a number of national and international collaborators.