Publishing with a purpose

Katherine Smith

Katherine Smith is a Professor of Public Health Policy at the University of Strathclyde and an Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh, where she is an active member of SKAPE (the Centre for Science, Knowledge and Policy at Edinburgh). Previously she held posts at the universities of Edinburgh, Bath and Durham. Kat has published extensively on the interplay between academia and policy, health policy analysis and interest group efforts to influence national and international policies. Kat was trained in Geography but has subsequently worked largely in Public Health and Social Policy academic settings.
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The Impact Agenda

Controversies, Consequences and Challenges

Measuring research impact and engagement is a hot topic in the UK and internationally. This book is the first to provide a critical review of the research impact agenda, situating it within international efforts to improve research utilisation.

Policy Press

The public health system in England

This timely and wide-ranging book offers an accessible assessment of challenges confronting a public health system, which will appeal to public health professionals and students. 

Policy Press