‘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.
Supporting projects across the team, Kirsten’s role at HPP has included research on cancer and cardiovascular disease. She is currently involved in projects exploring radiation oncology and BRCA-related breast cancer.
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.