Health Services Researcher /Epidemiologist
Kathryn Bunch is a researcher for the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Maternal and Neonatal Health and Care based within the NPEU. Her work also includes epidemiological support to the MBRRACE-UK programme, most particularly the surveillance chapter of the annual report on maternal deaths and morbidity. In addition, Kathryn provides epidemiological and statistical support to UKOSS studies looking at rare maternal and perinatal conditions and outcomes associated with pregnancy and childbirth.
Before joining NPEU, Kathryn worked for many years at the Childhood Cancer Research Group. There, she was involved in a variety of epidemiological studies including assessments of childhood cancer risk arising from both ionising and non-ionising radiation exposure and the role of paternal occupational exposure for different diagnostic subgroups. Other studies investigated cancer risk in children born following assisted conception, the relationship between birthweight and childhood cancer risk and adverse effects among childhood cancer survivors.