Mrs Mary-Kate Hannah
- Data Scientist (MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit)
Mary-Kate Hannah (nee McCluskey) graduated in 1988 with a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Strathclyde. She then went on to obtain an MSc by research in Mathematical Biology from the University of Dundee (1992). From 1994 until 1999 she worked as a data analyst and programmer for the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee where she was involved with the Scottish Heart Health Study and the World Health Organisation MONICA Project. During that time she obtained a diploma in Epidemiology from the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians.
In 1999 Mary-Kate joined the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit as a data analyst for the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study and has worked on a variety of analyses with researchers both within and outside the Unit on topics including physical activity, Secretory Immunoglobulin A and the BEM sex-role inventory. Since 2011 she has been data scientist for the Twenty-07 Study, developing and managing the research data collected over 20 years and supporting its use by internal and external researchers, especially through SWIFT, a web interface for data discovery of the study. Her role also includes research governance within the Unit and she advises on data management planning and data sharing. She also undertakes statistical analyses on the Twenty-07 data in collaboration with other researchers: in recent years she has published work on depression and mortality and is currently working on how physical activity varies over the life-course in relation to social class. She is part of the Measurement and Analysis of Socio-economic Inequalities in Health programme within the Unit.
Research Interests: physical activity, health inequalities, life-course epidemiology.