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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Kate Smith

Kate Timmins is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity and Health in the School of Sport and Exercise Science. Previously, she has worked at the University of Nottingham (Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis) and the University of Leeds (Nutritional Epidemiology Group). Her research interests include the epidemiology of chronic non-communicable diseases such as osteoarthritis, lifestyle determinants of health, food choice, nutrition economics, dietary assessment, physical activity assessment, obesity, ‘big data’, public health surveys, and evidence synthesis.

Department Responsibilities

Module leader Research Skills (BSc) and Research Skills & Methods (MSc); Year tutor for BSc Sport & Exercise Science

Subject Specialism

Nutrition; Epidemiology; Research Methods; Lifestyle determinants of health and disease


  • Registered Public Health Nutritionist — Association for Nutrition, 2017
  • Associate Fellow — HEA, 2016
  • PhD Nutrition Epidemiology — University of Lincoln, 2014


Regular Reviewer for a range of international journals and publications including Public Health Nutrition, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, Nutrition Research.

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Research Interests

  • Lifestyle determinants of health (diet & physical activity)

  • Epidemiology of non-communicable diseases

  • Assessment methods for dietary and physical activity data

  • Factors underlying food choice and participation in physical activity

  • 'Big data' in public health research

  • Evidence synthesis

Research in the Lincoln Repository

PhD Supervisor

Currently supervising one PhD student (due for completion 2021).