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Ms Kathryn Machray

Ms Kathryn Machray

Graduate Research Assistant

Knowledge Spa European Centre for Environmen

Graduating from the University of Aberdeen in 2013 in Health Sciences with Nutrition I began work for a mental health charity before moving on to NHS Grampian as a community health worker. This role propelled a move into research to explore the inequalities that were part of my daily work and so I began an MSc in Public Health Research. I graduated in 2016 with a distinction and was awarded the Elizabeth Russell Prize for Research for my project exploring food poverty. Following my graduation I began work on a fuel poverty project as a Graduate Research Assistant at the ECEHH.


  • BSc Health Sciences with Nutrition (2013)
  • MSc Public Health Research with distinction (2016)


Research interests

My research interests predominantly lie in health and social inequalities. With particular interest in fuel poverty, food insecurity and their impact on immediate and long term health outcomes. I am interested in using mixed methods to model and explore the consequences of these inequalities.

Research projects

  • Modelling the impact of fuel poverty and energy efficiency on health (funded by the Eaga Charitable Trust)
  • Social sensing of health and wellbeing impacts from pollen and air pollution 


  • Elizabeth Russell Prize for Public Health Research 2016

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