Dr Kate Pyper

Teaching Fellow

Mathematics and Statistics


Personal statement

I am currently employed as a teaching assistant in the Mathematics and Statistics department and have been involved in teaching statistics classes across all levels.

My research interests focus on public health. My PhD project, in collaboration with the National Poisons Information Service, examines the variation in incidences of poisoning across the UK. I am particularly interested in applications of time series and spatial techniques to modelling the complex autocorrelation structures which can arise in human health applications.

In addition to my teaching and research duties, I am a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and am secretary of the Glasgow Local Group. I am also an active STEM ambassador, and regularly run workshops for school children to encourage them to pursue a career in science.

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Fed intestinal solubility limits and distributions applied to the developability classification system
Silva Maria Inês, Khadra Ibrahim, Pyper Kate, Halbert Gavin W
European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics Vol 186, pp. 74-84 (2023)
Anxiety around learning R in first year undergraduate students : mathematics vs biomedical sciences students
Miller Ainsley, Pyper Kate
Journal of Statistics and Data Science Education, pp. 1-7 (2023)
Acidic drugs - intestinal solubility correlation fasted and fed in vitro vs ex vivo
Halbert Gavin, Inês Silva Maria, Abuhassan Qamar, Khadra Ibrahim, Pyper Kate, Augustijns Patrick, Brouwer Joachim
4th European Conference on Pharmaceutics (2023)
Small scale in vitro method to determine a potential bioequivalent equilibrium solubility range for fed human intestinal fluid
Silva Maria Inês, Khadra Ibrahim, Pyper Kate, Halbert Gavin W
European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics Vol 177, pp. 126-134 (2022)
Short-term and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on economic vulnerability : a population-based longitudinal study (COVIDENCE UK)
Williamson Anne E, Tydeman Florence, Miners Alec, Pyper Kate, Martineau Adrian R
BMJ Open Vol 12 (2022)
Effects of cocaine and heroin, and their combination, on the development rate of Calliphora vomitoria (Diptera: Calliphoridae)
Wood T, Pyper K, Casali F
Science and Justice Vol 62, pp. 471-475 (2022)

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Professional Activities

Scottish Mathematical Council Prizegiving Ceremony
STEMfest 2022
Designing a pedagogically informed virtual learning environment (VLE) to support hybrid learning
Careers Fair Hillhead High School
RLadies: Lisa DeBruine
STEP: Assessment for Learning

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Supporting students during their transition to university
Pyper, Kate (Principal Investigator) Miller, Ainsley (Co-investigator) Jack, Eilidh (Co-investigator)
£1000 QAA funded project to employ a student intern to develop surveys which will help to assess discrepancies between the expectations of academics, school teachers, and incoming students. This will help to develop and understanding of the support our transitioning students need to help them succeed at university
10-Jan-2022 - 09-Jan-2024
Park's Motor Group: Student Internship
Pyper, Kate (Principal Investigator)
Recruited a student intern to help to investigate the impact of the Park's Motor Group customer base on profit.
12-Jan-2021 - 10-Jan-2021

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Dr Kate Pyper
Teaching Fellow
Mathematics and Statistics

Email: kate.pyper@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 3803