Kathryn Ashton BSc (hons) MSc

Principal Health Impact Development Officer

Kath is currently on a fixed term secondment to the Welsh Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU) for 1 day a week. For the remainder of her working week, Kath works as a Senior International Evidence Development Officer in the International team at Public Health Wales. Kath is an experienced researcher and has worked for Public Health Wales since 2012. Her background is as a researcher in social sciences, social policy, criminology and statistics, having previously worked as a Senior Research Officer for the Office of National Statistics and as a Statistical Analyst for Statistics New Zealand. Kathryn has an MSc in Social Research Methods and a BSc First Class Honours in Social Policy and Criminology, both obtained from Cardiff University. During her secondment with WHIASU, Kath will be exploring how Health Impact Assessment can be used as a platform for Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis, and will also be providing advice, training and guidance on using HIA.