King’s Improvement Science

Katie Richards

KIS Researchers

Research associate, King's Improvement Science, King's College London

Katie Richards

Katie Richards

Katie completed a PhD at King’s College London in 2022. Her PhD involved evaluating the implementation and effectiveness of an early intervention service model for eating disorders during national scaling of the model in the UK.

Before her PhD, Katie was a research assistant for the Mental Health Research Network in Scotland for four years. In this post, she worked across a portfolio of mental health studies, including evaluating risk and resilience for psychosis, a nursing intervention for epilepsy and intellectual disabilities, and investigating visual processing in neurodevelopmental disorders. Alongside her research assistant post, she completed a part-time Master’s in human cognitive neuropsychology at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to the research assistant post, Katie obtained a bachelor’s degree in applied psychology with clinical psychology from the University of Kent.

Research interests

  • Implementation science
  • Early intervention in mental health
  • Eating disorders
  • Mental health service research

Contact details

katie.1.richards@kcl.ac.uk

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