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Dr Catherine Mercer


Senior Lecturer

Theme A: Understanding risk and risk reduction for STIs and BBVs

University College London

Cath(erine) Mercer, a statistician and demographer by training, has been working in epidemiology and public health, specifically in the context of sexual health, since 2000.

In that time she has secured >£17M of competitive grant funding and published >120 papers in peer-reviewed journals, many of which from Britain’s National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal), which she now co-leads in addition to Theme A for this HPRU.

The focus of Cath’s research is on providing sound evidence upon which to inform health policy and practice in order to maximise individual and public health gain.