Dr Katherine Paradine

Dr Katherine Paradine


I completed my undergraduate medical degree at the University of Leeds, graduating in 2009 with MBChB (Hons). I worked in the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery first as a foundation trainee, and then as a core surgical trainee, and became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2012. Later that year, I began my PhD entitled 'The Role of Thrombin-activatable Fibrinolysis Inhibitor in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms' within LICAMM at the University of Leeds. I completed my PhD in October 2015, and, after a two-month placement in INSERM U1176, Paris, I returned to the University of Leeds where I have been working as a postdoctoral research fellow for Prof Mark Kearney. My current work focuses on how diabetes affects endothelial cell function.


  • Associate Director of Student Support (Gateway to Medicine, MBChB Year 1 and 2)


  • MBChB (Hons)
  • MRCS (Eng)
  • PhD

Professional memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England

Student education

I am involved in the teaching of undergraduate medical students, both in formal tutorial sessions, as well as in lab based teaching. I act as a supervisor for lab-based research projects.I act as a personal tutor for the Gateway to Medicine programme. I joined the student support team in the School of Medicine in September 2021.

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine
  • Cardiometabolic
  • Discovery and Translational Science
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