Valid Research is managed and operated by Dr Cath Jackson.
Cath has more than 15 years’ experience in the university sector, undertaking applied health services research and evaluation. She has worked as a Public Health Specialist and held research positions at the Universities of Leeds and York. In addition to managing Valid Research, Cath is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York and a Consultant for the WHO Regional Office for Europe. She has a PhD in Health Psychology and an MSc in Health Promotion and Health Education.
Cath has considerable experience in all stages of delivering research and evaluation projects, from securing funding, establishing teams, collecting and analysing data through to writing up and reporting and publishing findings. Skilled in conducting quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research, she has worked in the UK and internationally with a focus on public health. Her particular research interests are health literacy and decision-making for childhood immunisation. She has a track record of conducting research with marginalised communities.