Trained in biological anthropology at Cambridge, nutritional sciences at Cornell and epidemiology at UC-Berkeley, Kate Pickett is Professor of Epidemiology at the University of York, where she also leads the PhD programme in Health Sciences.
Kate's research focuses on the social determinants of health, particularly the influences of such factors as income inequality, social class, neighborhood context and ethnic density on such varied outcomes as mortality and morbidity, teenage birth, violent crime, obesity, social mobility and health-related behaviors.
Kate is a UK National Institute for Health Research Career Scientist, and a Fellow of the RSA. She is co-author with Richard Wilkinson, of The Spirit Level, chosen as one of the Top Ten Books of the Decade by the New Statesman and winner of the 2010 Bristol Festival of Ideas Book Prize. The Spirit Level as sold more than 100,000 copies in the UK and is available in 18 foreign editions. Kate is a director of The Equality Trust.