Prof Kathleen Bennett is Associate Professor in Biostatistics in the Division of Population Health Sciences, RCSI and a Health Research Board (HRB) Research Leader. Prof Bennett leads a research team undertaking a programme of research titled ‘Statistical epidemiology in Population Health and Health Services Research: Quality and Patient Safety in Medicines’. Prof Bennett was a co-investigator in the Irish Cancer Society’s first collaborative cancer research centre, BREAST-PREDICT, a co-PI in the HRB Centre for Primary Care Research and a co-PI on the HRB funded Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement (ICE) StrokeCog Study. Prof Bennett has over 25 years experience of undertaking medical research. After completing her BSc in mathematics and statistics at Southampton University, UK she spent 2 years working as a clinical trials statistician in the pharmaceutical industry before returning to Southampton to complete a PhD. She was employed as an epidemiologist/statistician in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Trinity College Dublin for several years before joining RCSI in 2016.