Dr Kate Walters

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Name: Kate Walters Email: k.walters@ucl.ac.uk
Title: Dr Tel: 02078302239
Department: Primary Care & Population Health Fax: 02077941224
Position: Senior Clinical Lecturer Address: Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill St, London, NW3 2PF
Research Domain: Ageing, Neuroscience, Populations & Lifelong Health Web Page: Personal Web Page

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Research Description

My main research interests are in ageing, primary care epidemiology and trials of complex interventions in primary care and community settings. This includes both epidemiological studies and complex interventions in the fields of health and well-being for older people, disease risk/prevention, mental health and health inequalities. Current examples include developing and testing complex interventions to promote well-being and maintain independence in later life in primary care and community settings (funded by MRC LLHW and the NIHR), an NIHR Programme grant to develop and test assertive management of cardio-vascular disease risk in people with severe mental illnesses and I am the UCL lead for the 'Ageing Well' programme in the NIHR School of Public Health Research.  I am a clinical adviser for the NIHR Research Design Service London and the Royal College of General Practitioners, and a Trialist with PRIMENT UK-CRC Registered Clinical Trials Unit, which specialises in trials of complex interventions in primary care and mental health settings. In addition to my research I am a practicing General Practitioner in North London.


Research Activities

Ageing

Interface between physical health and mental health

Primary care epidemiology

mental health

Education Description

I have a background in Medical Education and an ongoing interest in educational research. I continue to be involved in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  I am the Departmental Graduate Tutor for the Department of Primary Care and Population Health, which has 22 registered PhD students. I am currently personally supervising 7 PhD students in ageing and mental health fields.

UCL Collaborators

Dr Irene Petersen; Dr Dorina Cadar; Prof Mika Kivimaki; Prof Marcus Richards; Prof Rumana Omar; Dr Sally Dawson; Dr Manlio Vinciguerra; Prof Irwin Nazareth; Dr Greta Rait; Dr Babis Rallis; Prof Andrew Steptoe; Prof David Osborn; Prof Aroon Hingorani

External Collaborators

Publications

    2014

    • Welch CA, Petersen I, Bartlett JW, White IR, Marston L, Morris RW, Nazareth I, Walters K, Carpenter J (2014). Evaluation of two-fold fully conditional specification multiple imputation for longitudinal electronic health record data.. Stat Med, , - . doi:10.1002/sim.6184
    • Marston L, Carpenter JR, Walters KR, Morris RW, Nazareth I, White IR, Petersen I (2014). Smoker, ex-smoker or non-smoker? The validity of routinely recorded smoking status in UK primary care: a cross-sectional study.. BMJ Open, 4(4), e004958 - . doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-004958
    • Walters K, Rait G, Hardoon S, Kalaitzaki E, Petersen I, Nazareth I (2014). Socio-demographic variation in chest pain incidence and subsequent coronary heart disease in primary care in the United Kingdom.. Eur J Prev Cardiol, 21(5), 566 - 575. doi:10.1177/2047487312449415
    • Riazi A, Walters K, Rubin G, Ambler G, Jichi F, Mynors-Wallis L, O'Driscoll M, Stephen J, Aspden T (2014). A pilot randomised controlled trial of Problem-Solving Treatment for Visual Impairment (POSITIVE): protocol paper.. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt, 34(4), 489 - 497. doi:10.1111/opo.12135
    • Dhiman P, Kai J, Horsfall L, Walters K, Qureshi N (2014). Availability and quality of coronary heart disease family history in primary care medical records: implications for cardiovascular risk assessment.. PLoS One, 9(1), e81998 - . doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0081998

    2013

    • Walters K, Kharicha K, Iliffe S, Goodman C, Handley M, Manthorpe J, Cattan M, Morris S (2013). Promoting health and wellbeing for older people in primary care: a feasibility study.
    • Hardoon S, Hayes JF, Blackburn R, Petersen I, Walters K, Nazareth I, Osborn DPJ (2013). Recording of Severe Mental Illness in United Kingdom Primary Care, 2000-2010. PLoS One, , - .
    • Khadjesari Z, Marston L, Petersen I, Nazareth I, Walters K (2013). Alcohol consumption screening of newly-registered patients in primary care: a cross-sectional analysis. British Journal of General Practice, 63(615), e706 - e712. doi:10.3399/bjgp13X673720
    • Osborn DPJ, Limburg H, Walters K, Petersen I, King M, Green J, Watson J, Nazareth I (2013). Relative incidence of common cancers in people with severe mental illness. Cohort study in the United Kingdom THIN primary care database. Schizophrenia Research, 143(1), 44 - 49.
    • Horsfall L, Walters K, Petersen I (2013). Identifying periods of acceptable computer usage in primary care research databases.. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 22(1), 64 - 69. doi:10.1002/pds.3368
    • Bhattacharyya M, Marston L, Walters K, D'Costa G, King M, Nazareth I (2013). Psychological distress, gender and dietary factors in South Asians: a cross-sectional survey.. Public Health Nutr, , 1 - 9. doi:10.1017/S136898001300147X
    • Eastwood SV, Rait G, Bhattacharyya M, Nair DR, Walters K (2013). Cardiovascular risk assessment of South Asian populations in religious and community settings: a qualitative study.. Fam Pract, 30(4), 466 - 472. doi:10.1093/fampra/cmt017
    • Petersen I, Welch C, Bartlett J, Morris R, Walters K, Nazareth I, Marston L, White I, Carpenter J (2013). Multiple Imputation of Missing Data in Longitudinal Electronic Health Records.
    • Freemantle N, Marston L, Walters KR, Wood J, Reynolds M, Petersen I (2013). Making inferences on treatment effects from Real World data? Propensity Scores, Confounding by Indication and other Perils for the Unwary in Observational Research.. BMJ: British Medical Journal, , - .
    • Horsfall L, Petersen I, Walters K, Schrag A (2013). Time trends in incidence of Parkinson's disease diagnosis in UK primary care.. Journal of neurology, 260(5), 1351 - 1357.
    • Bennett M, Walters K, Buszewicz M, Drennan V (2013). Structured Pro-Active Care for Chronic Depression by Practice Nurses in Primary Care: A Qualitative Evaluation. PLoS ONE, 8(9), - . doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0075810

    2012

    • McMahon EM, Buszewicz M, Griffin M, Beecham J, Bonin EM, Rost F, Walters K, King M (2012). Chronic and recurrent depression in primary care: socio-demographic features, morbidity, and costs.. Int J Family Med, 2012, 316409 - . doi:10.1155/2012/316409
    • Osborn DPJ, Horsfall L, Hassiotis A, Petersen I, Walters K, Nazareth I (2012). Access to Cancer Screening in People with Learning Disabilities in the UK: Cohort Study in the Health Improvement Network, a Primary Care Research Database. PLOS ONE, 7(8), - . doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043841
    • Prah P, Petersen I, Nazareth I, Walters K, Osborn D (2012). National changes in oral antipsychotic treatment for people with schizophrenia in primary care between 1998 and 2007 in the United Kingdom.. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 21(2), 161 - 169. doi:10.1002/pds.2213
    • Rao N, Jain A, Harvey D, Robertson L, Persaud JW, Nair DR, Eastwood SV, Walters K, Shah M, Leurent B, Mikhailidis DP (2012). Cardiovascular risk assessment of South Asians in a religious setting: A feasibility study. International Journal of Clinical Practice, 66(3), 262 - 269. doi:10.1111/j.1742-1241.2011.02773.x
    • Welch C, Petersen I, Walters K, Morris RW, Nazareth I, Marston L, Kalaitzaki E, White IR, Carpenter J (2012). Two-stage method to remove population- and individual-level outliers from longitudinal data in a primary care database. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 21(7), 725 - 732. doi:10.1002/pds.2270
    • Bedson J, Belcher J, Martino O, Ndlovu M, Rathod T, Walters K, Dunn K, Jordan K (2012). The effectiveness of national guidance on analgesic prescribing in primary care from 2002 to 2009: an observational database study.. Eur J Pain, , - . doi:10.1002/j.1532-2149.2012.00189.x
    • Hassiotis A, Osborn D, Horsfall L, Petersen I, Walters K, Nazareth I (2012). Access to cancer screening in people with learning disabilities in the UK using a primary care database.
    • Horsfall L, Petersen I, Walters K, Schrag A (2012). Time trends in incidence of Parkinson's disease diagnosis in UK primary care. Journal of Neurology, , 1 - 7. doi:10.1007/s00415-012-6804-z
    • Langan SM, Petersen I, Benchimol EI, Smeeth L, Moher D, Stanley F, Sorensen HT, Guttmann A, Walters K, Thomas S, Douglas I, Horsfall L, Von Elm E (2012). Reporting of Studies Conducted Using Observational Routinely-Collected Data (RECORD) Initiative. PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY, 21, 334 - 335.
    • Walters K, Rait G, Griffin M, Buszewicz M, Nazareth I (2012). Trends in the incidence of anxiety disorders and symptoms recorded in primary care.. PLoS ONE, 7(8), - . doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0041670
    • Howman M, Walters K, Rosenthal J, Good M, Buszewicz M (2012). Teaching about medically unexplained symptoms at medical schools in the United Kingdom.. Med Teach, 34(4), 327 - 329. doi:10.3109/0142159X.2012.660219

    2011

    • Hayes J, Prah P, Nazareth I, King M, Walters K, Petersen I, Osborn D (2011). Prescribing trends in bipolar disorder: cohort study in the United Kingdom THIN primary care database 1995-2009.. PLoS One, 6(12), e28725 - . doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0028725
    • Petersen I, Carpenter J, Welch C, Walters K, Morris R, White I, Marston L, Nazareth I (2011). Missing Data Imputation in Electronic Health Databases: Development of a Longitudinal Model for Cardiovascular Risk Factors.
    • Carpenter J, Petersen I, Welch C, Bartlett J, Walters K, Morris R, White I, Marston L, Nazareth I (2011). Multiple Imputation for Missing Data in Electronic Health Databases: Practical Issues and Some Solutions.
    • Horsfall LJ, Rait G, Walters K, Swallow DM, Pereira SP, Nazareth I, Petersen I (2011). Serum bilirubin and risk of respiratory disease and death.. JAMA, 305(7), 691 - 697. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.124
    • Walters K, Buszewicz M, Weich S, King M (2011). Outcomes of mixed anxiety and depressive disorder in primary care: a cohort study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 198, 1 - 7. doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.110.085092
    • Osborn DPJ, Baio G, Raine R, Walters K, Petersen I, Limburg H, Nazareth I (2011). Inequalities in the provision of cardiovascular screening to people with severe mental illnesses in primary care. Cohort study in the United Kingdom THIN Primary Care Database 2000-2007.. Schizophrenia Research, 129(2-3), 104 - 110. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2011.04.003

    2010

    • McBride D, Raine R, Hardoon S, Walters K, Gilmour S (2010). Explaining variation in referral from primary to secondary care: Cohort study. BMJ (Online), 341(7784), 1206 - 1206. doi:10.1136/bmj.c6267
    • Marston L, Carpenter JR, Walters KR, Morris RW, Nazareth I, Petersen I (2010). Issues in multiple imputation of missing data for large general practice clinical databases.. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 19(6), 618 - 626. doi:10.1002/pds.1934
    • Rait G, Nazareth I, Walters K, Bottomley C, Petersen I, Iliffe S (2010). Survival of people with clinical diagnosis of dementia in primary care: Cohort study. BMJ (Online), 341(7768), 337 - 337. doi:10.1136/bmj.c3584

    2009

    • Rait G, Walters K, Griffin M, Buszewicz M, Petersen I, Nazareth I (2009). Recent trends in the incidence of recorded depression in primary care. British Journal of Psychiatry, 195(6), 520 - 524. doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.108.058636
    • Morris R, Petersen I, Marston L, Walters K, Carpenter J, Nazareth I (2009). QRISK validation and evaluation. Bespoke cohort studies needed. BMJ, 339, b3512 - . doi:10.1136/bmj.b3512

    2008

    • Walters K, Rait G, Petersen I, Williams R, Nazareth I (2008). Panic disorder and risk of new onset coronary heart disease, acute myocardial infarction, and cardiac mortality: cohort study using the general practice research database. European Heart Journal, 29(24), 2981 - 2988. doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehn477
    • Walters K, Buszewicz M, Weich S, King M (2008). Help-seeking preferences for psychological distress in primary care: effect of current mental state. British Journal of General Practice, 58(555), 694 - 698. doi:10.3399/bjgp08X342174

    2007

    • Walters K, Raven PW, Rosenthal J, Russell J, Humphrey C, Buszewicz M (2007). Teaching undergraduate psychiatry in primary care: the impact on student learning and attitudes. Medical Education, 41(1), 100 - 108. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2929.2006.02653.x
    • Wilcock J, Iliffe S, Austin T, Walters K, Rait G, Turner S, Bryans M, Downs M (2007). Differential effectiveness of traditional and electronic educational interventions in influencing concordance with clinical guidelines..
    • Drennan V, Walters K, Lenihan P, Cohen S, Myerson S, Iliffe SFTSPICERG (2007). Priorities in identifying unmet need in older people attending general practice: a nominal group technique study. Family Practice, 24(5), 454 - 460. doi:10.1093/fampra/cmm034

    2005

    • Walters K, Osborn D, Raven PW (2005). The development, validity and reliability of a multimodality objective structured clinical examination in psychiatry. Medical Education, 39(3), 292 - 298. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2929.2005.02091.x

    2004

    • Iliffe S, Lenihan P, Orrell M, Walters K, Drennan V, See Tai SSPICERT (2004). The development of a short instrument to identify common unmet needs in older people in general practice. British Journal of General Practice, 54(509), 914 - 918.
    • Walters K, Breeze E, Wilkinson P, Price GM, Bulpitt CJ, Fletcher A (2004). Local area deprivation and urban-rural differences in anxiety and depression among people older than 75 years in Britain. American Journal of Public Health, 94(10), 1768 - 1774.

    2003

    • Walters K, Iliffe S (2003). CANE in primary care settings: its feasibility and utility as a research and clinical tool.. In Orrell M (Ed.), The Camberwell Assessment of Need for the Elderly (pp. - ). : Royal College of Psychiatry Publications.
    • Walters K, Buszewicz M, Russell J, Humphrey C (2003). Teaching as therapy: cross sectional and qualitative evaluation of patients' experiences of undergraduate psychiatry teaching in the community.. BMJ, 326(7392), 740 - . doi:10.1136/bmj.326.7392.740
    • Hartley S, Gill D, Carter F, Walters K, Bryant P (2003). Teaching medical students in primary and secondary care: a resource book.
    • Wilcock J, Iliffe S, Walters K, Rait G, Austin T, Turner S, Bryans M, Downs M, O'Carroll R, Keady J (2003). The Development of an Evidence-based Curriculum for Dementia Care Training in General Practice. Education and Ageing, 17(2/3), 217 - 236.

    2002

    • Iliffe S, Wilcock J, Austin T, Walters K, Rait G, Turner S, Bryans M, Downs M (2002). Dementia diagnosis and management in primary care. Dementia, 1(1), 11 - 23.

    2001

    • Walters K, Buszewicz M, Raven PW (2001). An integrated model for teaching psychiatry in the community. Academic Medicine, 76(5), 563 - 564. doi:10.1097/00001888-200105000-00112
    • (2001). An exploration of help-seeking behaviour in older people with unmet needs. Family Practice, 18(3), 277 - 282.
    • Wilcock J, Iliffe S, Austin T, Walters K, Rait G, Turner S, Bryans M, Downs M (2001). Differential effectiveness of traditional and electronic educational interventions in influencing concordance with clinical guidelines..
    • Wilcock J, Iliffe S, Austin T, Walters K, Rait G, Turner S, Bryans M, Downs M (2001). An RCT of educational interventions in dementia diagnosis and management..
    • Hartley S, Gill D, Walters K, Bryant P, Carter C (2001). Twelve tips for potential distance learners. Medical Teacher, 23(1), 12 - 15.
    • Iliffe S, Wilcock J, Walters K, Rait G, Downs M, Turner S (2001). Educational issues in the recognition and management of dementia in primary care. Gerontology, 47, 139 - .
    • Iliffe S, Wilcock J, Walters K, Rait G, Turner S, Bryans M, Downs M (2001). Educational issues in the recognition and management of dementia in primary care..

    2000

    • Turner S, Bryans M, Wilcock J, Iliffe S, Austin T, Walters K, Rait G, Downs M (2000). Dementia: Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care. A primary care based education/research project..
    • Walters K, Iliffe S, Rait G (2000). The diagnosis and management of dementia in primary care: an agenda for education and training. Dementia Reviews, 3(2), 1 - 4.
    • Iliffe S, Walters K, Rait G (2000). Shortcomings in the diagnosis and management of dementia in primary care: towards an educational strategy. Aging and Mental Health, 4(4), 286 - 291.
    • Turner S, Bryans M, Wilcock J, Iliffe S, Austin T, Walters K, Rait G, Downs M (2000). Changing primary care practice..
    • Turner S, Bryans M, Wilcock J, Iliffe S, Austin T, Walters K, Rait G, Downs M (2000). Dementia: Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care. A primary care based education/research project..
    • (2000). Assessing needs from patient, carer and professional perspectives: the Camberwell Assessment of Need for Elderly people in primary care. Age and Ageing, 29, 505 - 510.

    1999

    • Rait G, Walters K, Iliffe S (1999). The Diagnosis and Management of Dementia in Primary Care: Issues in Education, Service Development, and Research. Generations, 23(3), 17 - 23.

    • Walters K, Rait G, Kalaitzaki E, Petersen I, Nazareth I (). Socio-demographic differences in incidence of cardiac and ‘medically unexplained’ chest pain in primary care..
    • Walters K, Buszewicz M, Weich S, King M (). Minor emotional disorders in primary care; are we medicalising normal human distress?.
    • Bottomley C, Walters K, Petersen I, Nazareth I, Rait G (). Survival Following Diagnosis of Dementia in Primary Care.
    • Walters K, Rait G, Williams R, Levy G, Nazareth I (). Panic disorder and risk of new onset ischaemic heart disease and acute myocardial infarction..
    • Walters K, Buszewicz M, Weich S, King M (). Minor emotional disorders in primary care: should we intervene?.
    • Walters K, Rait G, Williams R, Levy G, Nazareth I (). Panic disorder and risk of new onset ischaemic heart disease and acute myocardial infarction.
    • Walters K, Buszewicz M, Weich S, King M (). Help-seeking for minor emotional disorders in primary care..