Katy is a Senior Research Fellow and project lead for ‘BiB: Primary School Years’. She is also Programme Manager for the Centre for Applied Education Research (www.CAERBradford.org). Katy’s research focuses on supporting schools to identify children with difficulties, developing interventions and supporting schools to integrate research into practice. Katy has a background in Psychology, completing her PhD at the University of Leeds in 2016, in partnership with the Bradford Institute of Health Research. This focused on identifying and supporting children with movement/handwriting difficulties, within primary schools in Bradford. She is also the theme manager for the CLAHRC YH Healthy Children Healthy Families (HCHF) theme, and works on the Digital BiB project, looking at how smartphone apps can be used to recruit people to studies and collect research data.

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Katy Shire, Elizabeth Andrews, Sally Barber, Alison Bruce, John Corkett, Liam J. B. Hill, Brian Kelly, Rosemary McEachan, Mark Mon-Williams, Louise Tracey, Amanda H. Waterman, John Wright, (2020). Starting School: a large-scale start of school assessment within the ‘Born in Bradford’ longitudinal cohort. Wellcome Open Research 5-47.
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Philippa K Bird, Rosemary R. C. McEachan, Mark Mon-Williams, Neil Small, Jane West, Peter Whincup, John Wright, Elizabeth Andrews, Sally E Barber, Liam J B Hill, Laura Lennon, Dan Mason, Katy A Shire, Dagmar Waiblinger, Amanda H. Waterman, Deborah A. Lawlor & Kate E. Pickett , (2019). Growing up in Bradford: protocol for the age 7–11 follow up of the Born in Bradford birth cohort. BMC Public Health DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7222-2,
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Shire KA, Hill LJB, Snapp-Childs W, Bingham GP, Kountouriotis GK, Barber SE, Mon-Williams M, (2016). Robot Guided “Pen Skill” Training in Children with Motor Difficulties. PLoS ONE, 5(3), 384-402. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0151354,
Bingham DD, Costa S, Hinkley T, Shire KA, Clemes SA, Barber SE, (2016). Physical Activity During the Early Years: A Systematic Review of Correlates and Determinants. American journal of Preventive Medicine, 51(3), 384-402. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2016.04.022,
Britten L, Shire KA, Coats RO, Astill SL, (2016). The effect of standing desks on manual control in children and young adults. Gait and Posture 42-46. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2016.04.027,
Snapp-Childs W, Shire KA, Hill LJB, Mon-Williams M, Bingham GP, (2016). Training compliance control yields improved drawing in 5–11year old children with motor difficulties. Human Movement Science 171-183. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.humov.2016.05.006,
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Kountouriotis GK, Shire KA, Mole CD, Gardner PH, Merat N, Wilkie RM, (2013). Optic flow asymmetries bias high-speed steering along roads. Journal of Vision, 13(10), 1-9. DOI: 10.1167/13.10.23,