Dr ​Kate Isherwood

Job Title:            Lecturer in Public Health
​Room No:          D1.05
Telephone No:  + 44 (0) 29 2041 6448
Email Address:  KRIsherwood@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Teaching and Supervision

I am currently module lead for Health Equity Interventions, a postgraduate course for students completing an MSc in Applied Public Health. I am also module lead for Determinants of Health, a first year module for students completing a BSc in Environmental Health. I also supervise and module lead the Level 7 Research Project module for students completing an MSc in Applied Public Health or MSc in Occupational, Health and Safety. I also contribute to teaching on the following modules: Applied Research Methods and Design, Professional and Interprofessional Development (Level 4), Worker Engagement and Wellbeing and Biopsychosocial Issues in Health.

I supervise students at both BSc and MSc level from Environmental Health, Applied Public Health and Occupational Health and Safety.

I am interested in applications for doctoral study supervision in the above areas.

Qualifications and Awards

2021 Good Clinical Practice training

2019 PhD in Positive and Behavioural Psychology, School of Psychology, Bangor University

2018 Fellowship, Advance HE

2015 MSc in Consumer Psychology and Business, School of Psychology, Bangor University

2014 BSc Psychology, School of Psychology, Bangor University.

Selected Publications

Journal Papers:

Wimmer, L., Isherwood K.R., Parkinson, J.A., & Dorjee, D. (2023). Relating dispositional mindfulness and long-term mindfulness training with executive functioning, emotion regulation, and well-being in pre-adolescents. Journal of School and Educational Psychology.

Isherwood, K.R., Kyle, R.G., Gray, B.J., Davies, A.R. (2022). Challenges faced during self-isolation: findings from a national telephone survey of contacts during the COVID-19 pandemic in Wales. Journal of Public Health. [Submitted to the Lancet Public Health Science Conference for presentation].

Gray, B.J., Kyle, R.G., Isherwood, K.R., Humphreys, C., Griffiths, M.L., Davies, A.R. (2022). Precarious employment and associations with health during COVID-19: a nationally representative survey in Wales, UK. [Submitted as Pre-Print; Submitted to the Lancet Public Health Science Conference for presentation].

Ford, K., Bellis, M., Isherwood, K.R., Hughes, K. (July 2021). Perceptions of a short, animated film in adverse childhood experiences: a mixed methods evaluation. BMJ Open.

Lewis, L., Isherwood, K.R., Kyle, R.G., Davies, A.R., Povey, R., Clark-Carter, D., Cowap, L. (2022). Does capability, opportunity and motivation predict intentions to repeat self isolation if required? An analysis of contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases. Psychology and Health.


Kyle, R.G., Isherwood K.R., Bailey J.W., Davies, A.R. (2021). Self-isolation confidence, adherence and challenges: behavioural insights from contacts of cases of COVID-19 starting and completing self-isolation in Wales. Cardiff: Public Health Wales.

Isherwood, K.I., Ward, J., Bennett, A., Hallingberg, B., Tomlinson, A., Phillips, R. Childhood Vaccinations: Stakeholder Experiences Review. Cardiff: Public Health Wales.

Profile/ Biography

I joined Cardiff Met in January 2022 following employment at Public Health Wales as a Senior Researcher. Before this, I completed my PhD in the School of Psychology at Bangor University. Since I joined Cardiff Met, I have co-led the Research and Innovation group for Public Health and Wellbeing research within Cardiff Metropolitan University an​d held a position on the management team for the centre for Health, Activity and Wellbeing Research (CAWR) as the institutional lead for our collaboration with Euro Health Net. I regularly work with Public Health Wales and other organisations and charities to complete applied research in vaccine hesitancy, population wellbeing and leisure time (related to the HAPUS programme) and evaluating the implementation of CPR training in trainee teachers.

External Links

Cardiff Metropolitan University’s institutional co-lead for collaboration with Euro Health Net.

Co-lead for the Public Health and Wellbeing Research and Innovation group at Cardiff Metropolitan university.

I stand as an expert panel member on a range for Public Health Wales and local Health Boards

Professional Networking

Twitter: @Isherwood_Kate