Dr Katherine Gordon-Smith

Dr Katherine Gordon-SmithKatherine is a Senior Research Fellow Psychological Medicine at the University of Worcester, where she is senior member of the Mood Disorders Research Group.

She qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Biology from Aston University in 2000. She went on to work as a Research Associate in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Birmingham, where she was a member of the research field team interviewing individuals with bipolar disorder for ongoing research into the causes of mood disorders.

She commenced her PhD at Cardiff University in Psychiatric Genetics in 2003, researching the neuropsychiatric phenotype in Darier disease and this was awarded in 2007. After completing her PhD she continued to work within the Mood Disorders Research group as a Postdoctoral Researcher within the Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences at Cardiff University and also as an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham.

She was one of the co-founders of BDRN and responsible for project managing the recruitment of large numbers of individuals with bipolar disorder and related mood disorders into our BDRN cohort who continue to generously help with our ongoing studies.

Katherine joined the University of Worcester in October 2015. Her particular research interest is co-morbidities in bipolar disorder including migraine and anxiety. She currently oversees the running of True Colours, an innovative new online mood monitoring system, which is now being used by a number of BDRN participants.

Katherine also enjoys teaching; particularly supervising student research projects, many of which are conducted with BDRN.

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