Welcome to #Ask Dr Cath!

This website is a resource for people interested in studying, researching or working in public health in the UK.  There is a multitude of resources about public health on the internet and it can be difficult to make sense of it all.  To help you out, I've done the detective work for you, curating the relevant parts and personalising them with the viewpoint of someone who has been working in the field for over 15 years.  

If you are interested in working in public health, please take a look at Agile Work.   

Hot Desk provides advice on training in public health, i.e. for public health registrars, GP trainees doing public health placements and for people interested in training to be a public health registrar or practitioner. 


Public health specialists are big on 'evidence' so under Toolkit, I have compiled easy to use sheets on the different tools (methods) that we use to survey health status or disease, produce analytical reports to influence commissioning of health services, change behaviours or audit and evaluate interventions. You are very welcome to use them in your own work.  

Useful facts on aspects of public health are compiled under Snapfacts (e.g. what is public health, health promotion, immunisations, population health etc.).  

Instaskills summarises useful skills and knowledge that you may need in your day-to-day work.   

I try to do a blog In Dr Cath's Shoes but with the current COVID-19 pandemic, my day job has been really busy and it can be difficult to find the time to keep this updated!  It should give you a flavour of some of the work I do and the hot topics I have come across.

I hope you will get to know and love public health work as much as I do!


The views expressed in this website are those of the author.