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University of Exeter Medical School

 Catherine (Cat) Russon

Catherine (Cat) Russon

PhD Student



Cat is a health data scientist with an interdisciplinary natural science background. In her PhD she uses machine learning to help patients with type 1 diabetes achieve euglycaemia during exercise.

Cat is driven by both curiosity and a desire to see data science used as a power for good in our communities. Her strengths include an ability to explain complex ideas simply and thriving in a multidisciplinary teams.

In her free time, Cat can be found roaming the mountains, reading a good book or nattering with friends in the pub!


  • BSc Liberal Arts and Science, University of Maastricht
  • MSc Computer Science, University of East Anglia

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Research interests

Health data science

Interpretable machine learning


Open-source code

Public health

Data for good

Research projects

  • Interpolation of 15-minute CGM data to improve the identification of hypoglycaemic episodes
  • Machine learning to improve euglycaemia during exercise
  • Neural networks to predict overnight hypoglycaemia

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