Katie O'Brien

Katie O'Brien


M.Sc. in cognitive neuroscience, University of Sussex; B.Sc. (Hons) in medical microbiology, University of Surrey


Katie O'Brien is an analyst at RAND Europe within the Science and Emerging Technology team. She specialises in quantitative data analysis and data visualisation in R. Her primary areas of focus are space, R&I and infrastructure evaluations, managing projects for clients including Research England and the UK Space Agency. She has published multiple academic papers, presented her research at prestigious conferences, and served as a peer reviewer in her field. O'Brien has a strong multidisciplinary academic background, holding a B.Sc. in medical microbiology and an M.Sc. in cognitive neuroscience. She is also in the final stages of her Ph.D., focusing on analysis of large population datasets in the context of sleep and HIV in rural South Africa.

Selected Publications

Redman KN, O'Brien KE, Ruiz FS, Rae DE, Gómez-Olivé FX, von Schantz M, Scheuermaier K, "Delayed circadian rhythms in older Africans living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)," Journal of Pineal Research, 2022

O’Brien K, Gomez-Olivé XF, Rae D, Riddell N, Scheuermaier K, von Schantz M, "Sleep Disturbances in HIV Infection and their Biological Basis," Sleep Medicine Reviews, 101571, 2022

Querstret D, O’Brien K, Skene DJ, Maben J, "Improving fatigue risk management in healthcare: A systematic scoping review of sleep-related/ fatigue-management interventions for nurses and midwives," International Journal of Nursing Studies , 106, 2020