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Dr Kathryn Oliver

Associate Professor
of Sociology and Public health

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

Tel.
x2232

I studied Molecular Biology at UCL (2003). Via a MSc in History of Science, Technology and Medicine (2004), I became interested in broader questions about how scientific knowledge and expertise are constructed, owned and used. My PhD (Manchester, 2012) was half sociology, half public health, exploring social networks of power, influence and evidence-use in public health policymaking.

After postdoctoral positions in Manchester Sociology and Manchester Business School, I held lectureships at UCL and Oxford. I joined LSHTM in December 2017.

 

Affiliations

Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Public Health, Environments and Society

Centres

Centre for Evaluation

Teaching

Module Organiser for Principles of Social Research (MPH)

Lecturer on Evidence Based Public Health Policy and Practice (DPH)

Research

I am  a social scientist with interests in 

  • use of evidence in policymaking, especially public health policy
  • the structure and function of networks in policy and practice
  • evaluation of social interventions and policies, particularly adverse effects
  • Research impact and science policy

 

I am the lead for the Evidence Synthesis theme for the Centre for Evaluation

Research Area
Health policy
Public health
Research : policy relationship
Science policy
Evaluation
Evidence use
Impact evaluation
Implementation research
Public understanding
Discipline
Policy analysis
Political science
Social Sciences

Selected Publications

Broadening public participation in systematic reviews: a case example involving young people in two configurative reviews.
Oliver, K. ; Rees, R. ; Brady, L.M. ; Kavanagh, J. ; Oliver, S. ; Thomas, J. ;
2015
Res Synth Methods
Adverse effects of public health interventions: a conceptual framework
Lorenc, T.; Oliver, K.
2014
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
A systematic review of barriers to and facilitators of the use of evidence by policymakers.
Oliver, K. ; Innvar, S. ; Lorenc, T. ; Woodman, J. ; Thomas, J. ;
2014
BMC Health Serv Res
New directions in evidence-based policy research: a critical analysis of the literature.
Oliver, K. ; Lorenc, T. ; Innvær, S. ;
2014
Health Res Policy Syst
Who runs public health? A mixed-methods study combining qualitative and network analyses.
Oliver, K. ; de Vocht, F. ; Money, A. ; Everett, M. ;
2013
J Public Health (Oxf)
See all Dr Kathryn Oliver's Publications