Kathryn Ashton is an experienced researcher working in the Policy, Research and International Development Directorate of Public Health Wales. She has worked as a Public Health Researcher for Public Health Wales since 2012. Her background is as a researcher in social sciences, social policy, criminology and statistics, having previously worked as a Senior Research Officer for the Office of National Statistics and as a Statistical Analyst for Statistics New Zealand. Kathryn has an MSc in Social Research Methods and a BSc First Class Honours in Social Policy and Criminology, both obtained from Cardiff University.
Currently, Kathryn supports the research and evaluation activities of the International Team. Using appropriate research tools, Kathryn collates public health information and performs literature reviews to provide up to date intelligence to support the work of the team.
Kathryn’s previous work has focussed on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), the Night Time Economy and the evaluation of public health interventions, alongside working to develop research within the organisation. Kathryn has experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methods, evidence reviews and has expertise in research project management, research governance and ethics, survey methodology, qualitative interviewing and analysis.