Katie Ridsdale


School of Health and Related Research

Research Assistant

Katie Ridsdale
+44 114 222 0746

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Katie Ridsdale
School of Health and Related Research
Room 2.04a
The Innovation Centre
217 Portobello
S1 4DP

I joined the Clinical Trials Research Unit in October 2019 as a Trials Support Officer, and then became a Research Assistant in September 2021 working on the MSS3 and DAFNEplus studies. Prior to joining the CTRU, I worked as a laboratory assistant; most recently as a Medical Laboratory Assistant at Hallamshire Hospital Cytology department.

I also have a Masters in Biology from the University of Sheffield, which primarily focussed on an independent research project on multispectral imaging to detect plant disease.


Integrated Masters (MBiolSci) in Biology (1st) from the University of Sheffield (2017)

Research interests

Current Studies

  • DAFNEplus - Developing and trialling the DAFNEplus (Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating) intervention. A lifelong approach to promote effective self-management in adults with type 1 diabetes.
  • MSS3 - Multiple Symptoms Study 3: Pragmatic trial of a community based clinic for patients with persistent (medically unexplained) physical symptoms.