Dr Catherine Best

Lecturer Statistician

Health Sciences Stirling University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Catherine Best

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Catherine’s research focus is primarily methodological and her skills are in the areas of quantitative data analysis and statistics. Catherine has been employed in health research for over 15 years and has worked on projects involving survey data analysis, analysis of linked administrative data sets, and the conduct and analysis of randomized controlled trials. She has also co-authored a number of systematic reviews. Catherine obtained her PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 2007 and has a BSc from the University of Manchester. Catherine has worked across a range of research topics including delayed discharge and repeat admission to hospital, assistive technology for cognition, shared decision making interventions for people with mental health problems, evaluating smoking cessation services, care pathways for people with psychiatric or self-harm emergencies, tobacco and e-cigarette use in young people.

Catherine is also interested in the use of quantitative methods for systematic review and research synthesis.