• Name
      Dr Kate Ward
    • Qualifications
    • Role
      Associate Professor

    Kate joined the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton in January 2016 as an Associate Professor. She has been a researcher in bone physiology for 20 years and has a PhD in Anatomy from The University of Leeds. She is an Honorary Senior Scientist at MRC Human Nutrition Research in Cambridge.

    Kate’s research theme is ‘Nutrition and Musculoskeletal Health through the Lifecourse’ and main research interests are musculoskeletal interactions during growth and in ageing in different populations. Her current work aims to understand the definition, using imaging as a biomarker, development and maintenance of, a healthy musculoskeletal phenotype and the impact of nutrition and lifestyle on skeletal health. Kate is Secretary of the Bone Research Society committee, the National Osteoporosis Society Research Grants Committee, Conference Program Committee and Nutrition and Lifestyle Forum, International Society of Clinical Densitometry Paediatric Task Force, and two Editorial boards and initiated and is organiser of the BRS Muscle and Bone Working Group.

    Ward et al Life Course Dietary Patterns and Bone Health in Later Life in a British Birth Cohort Study, J Bone Miner Res, Accepted Jan 2016 Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Sep;99(9):3169-76. doi: 10.1210/jc.2014-1150. Epub 2014 Apr 24