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Dr Kathryn Richardson is a Senior Research Fellow in Statistics at the Norwich Medical School. Her research focusses on the application of pharmacoepidemiological methods in the analysis of electronic medical record and cohort study data to examine the patterns and consequences of medication use in older people. Dr Richardson is currently an Alzheimer’s Society research fellow, leading a project aiming to refine her earlier work into the impact of anticholinergic bladder medications on dementia incidence. Previously she led an Alzheimer’s Society funded project on anticholinergic medications and benzodiazepines, conducted an NIHR funded project on medications for sleep disturbance in dementia and has co-authored 50 articles in peer-review journals (https://www.uea.ac.uk/drug-safety-and-dementia). Kathryn has expertise in the analysis of electronic medical records, particularly CPRD and HES, as well as considerable experience with MRC CFAS and TILDA.
- Senior Research Fellow, University of East Anglia, 2020 – Present
- Research Fellow, University of East Anglia, 2014 – 2020
- Senior Statistician, Research in Real Life Ltd, 2013 – 2014
- Research Associate, University of Cambridge, 2008 - 2010
- Statistician, University of British Columbia, Canada, 2004 - 2008
- PhD, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 2014
- Statistics, MSc, University of British Columbia, Canada, 2004
- Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics, BSc (First Class), University of Warwick, 2000
Key Research Interests and Expertise
- Analysis of electronic medical records including the Clinical Practice Research Datalink
- Pharmacoepidemiology methodology
- Dementia epidemiology
- Adverse effects of medication use in older people
- Triangulation of evidence
NIHR Statistics Group Routine Data section co-lead
The Health Improvement Network (THIN) Scientific Review Committee member
International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology Member
Doctor of Philosophy, Trinity College Dublin
Award Date: 1 Jan 2014
Master of Statistics, University of British Columbia, Canada
Award Date: 1 Jan 2004
Bachelor of Science, University of Warwick
Award Date: 14 Jun 2000
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3/02/19 → 31/12/20
1/12/18 → 31/03/19
Richardson, K., Fox, C., Maidment, I., Steel, N., Loke, Y. K., Arthur, A., Myint, P. K., Grossi, C. M., Mattishent, K., Bennett, K., Campbell, N. L., Boustani, M., Robinson, L., Brayne, C., Matthews, F. E. & Savva, G. M., 26 Apr 2018, In : British Medical Journal. 361, 361.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile175 Citations (Scopus)19 Downloads (Pure)
Anticholinergic medication use and cognitive impairment in the older population: the medical research council cognitive function and ageing studyFox, C., Richardson, K., Maidment, I. D., Savva, G. M., Matthews, F. E., Smithard, D., Coulton, S., Katona, C., Boustani, M. A. & Brayne, C., Aug 2011, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 59, 8, p. 1477-1483 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article385 Citations (Scopus)
Polypharmacy including falls risk-increasing medications and subsequent falls in community-dwelling middle-aged and older adultsRichardson, K., Bennett, K. & Kenny, R. A., 2015, In : Age and Ageing. 44, 1, p. 90-96 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article99 Citations (Scopus)
Use of medications with anticholinergic activity and self-reported injurious falls in the older aged community-dwelling adultsRichardson, K., Bennett, K., Maidment, I. D., Fox, C., Smithard, D. & Kenny, R. A., Aug 2015, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 63, 8, p. 1561–1569
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article43 Citations (Scopus)
Agreement between patient interview data on prescription medication use and pharmacy records in those aged older than 50 years varied by therapeutic group and reporting of indicated health conditionsRichardson, K., Kenny, R. A., Peklar, J. & Bennett, K., 2013, In : Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 66, 11, p. 1308-1316 9 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article59 Citations (Scopus)