Katherine I. Morley

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Research Leader
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Ph.D. in population health, The University of Queensland, Australia; Grad. Cert. in health economics, The University of Queensland, Australia; B.Sc.(Hons) in genetics, The University of Queensland, Australia; B.A. in history, The University of Queensland, Australia

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Kate Morley is a research leader at RAND Europe in the area of innovation, health, and science. She has a background in epidemiology and primarily works with large-scale linked administrative data sets, but also conducts research using surveys and interviews.  She works on a range of topics but is primarily focused on issues related to substance use and psychiatric epidemiology.

Before joining RAND Europe, she was a senior lecturer at the National Addiction Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. She retains a visiting appointment there. Prior to joining the NAC she worked at the Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology at the University of Melbourne, the Department of Human Genetics at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, and the Department of Epidemiology at University College London. She earned her Ph.D. in population health from the University of Queensland, Australia.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Visiting Senior Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience, King's College London; Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne

Selected Publications

Kalk NJ, Kelleher MJ, Curtis V, Morley KI, "Addressing substance misuse: a missed opportunity in suicide prevention," Addiction, 114(3), 2019

Morley KI, Ferris J, Winstock AR, Lynskey MT, "Polysubstance use and misuse and abuse of prescription opioid analgesics: A multi-level analysis of international data," Pain, 158(6), 2017

Hall WD, Patton G, Stockings E, Weier M, Lynskey M, Morley KI, Degenhardt L, "Why young people's substance use matters for global health," Lancet Psychiatry, 3(3), 2016

Stockings E, Hall WD, Lynskey M, Morley KI, Reavley N, Strang J, Patton G, Degenhardt L, "Prevention, early intervention, harm reduction, and treatment of substance use in young people," Lancet Psychiatry, 3(3), 2016

Morley KI, Lynskey MT, Moran P, Borschmann R, Winstock A, "Polysubstance use, mental health, and high-risk behaviour: Results from the 2012 Global Drug Survey," Drug and Alcohol Review, 34(4), 2015

Lewer, D., Tweed, E.J., Aldridge, R.W., Morley, K.I., "Causes of hospital admission and mortality among people who use heroin: a cohort study comparing relative and absolute risks," Alcohol and Drug Dependence, 2019 (forthcoming)

Morley KI, Wallace J, Denaxas SC, Hunter RJ, Patel R, Perel P, Shah AD, Timmis AD, Schilling RJ, Hemingway H., "Defining disease phenotypes using national linked electronic health records: A case study of atrial fibrillation," PLOS One, 9(11), 2014