- Dr Katherine Smith
- Reader, Global Public Health Unit
- 2.27 Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
- +44 (0)131 651 1323
- Research Interests
- Policy construction, Sociology of Knowledge, Knowledge transfer/exchange, Knowledge production, Health policy, Health politics, corporations and health, Public health, Evidence-based public health, Evidence & experts in policy, Social Inequality, Health inequalities, advocacy, knowledge exchange between research and policy, policy responses to health inequalities, theories of policy change, lobbying the EU
Guidance and Feedback Hours
- Most Wednesdays 10-11.30am in Semester time - otherwise, please email to arrange.
Topics interested in supervising
I am keen to supervise PhD applicants focusing on the following topics: theories of policy change, including explorations of the role ideas play in policy development; processes of knowledge transfer, particularly between research and policy; the relationship between research and advocacy (especially in public health); the influence of corporations on public health and broader policies affecting public health; policy responses to health inequalities (including comparative assessments); the policy influence of think tanks; impact assessment and/or risk assessment within policy processes.
If you are interested in being supervised by Katherine Smith, please see the links below for more information: