Kirsten Budig

Kirsten Budig

Senior Researcher

‘From the Black Forest to London… my desire for kirsch may have dried up, but my thirst for improving health policy continues to grow.’


Kirsten joined The Health Policy Partnership in April 2017 as a Researcher, and was promoted to the role of Senior Researcher in January 2019.

Kirsten’s work at HPP has included a number of projects in oncology and osteoporosis. She is currently leading a project on cardiovascular disease.

Kirsten has a strong interest in non-communicable diseases and their causes. Before joining HPP, she worked as a Research Assistant at the Institute of Health and Society in Newcastle upon Tyne. She worked on the formative evaluation of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, Healthier You, in England.

She was previously part of the Social and Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Group in Madrid, where she worked on research into urban environments and cardiovascular health.

Kirsten completed an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s in European Public Health at the School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, and the Andalusian School of Public Health, University of Granada. She also holds a BA in Medical Anthropology and Instructional Design from the University of Freiburg in Germany.

She is fluent in German, English and Spanish.