Dr Katherine Severi (née Brown) is chief executive of the Institute of Alcohol Studies. Before joining IAS, Katherine worked for the UK Civil Service promoting public health information campaigns.
Katherine has a Doctorate in Public Health awarded by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a Masters in Global Health and Public Policy from the University of Edinburgh.
Her area of research interest is the role of corporations and managing conflicts of interest in public health policy.
Katherine is a board member of the European Alcohol Policy Alliance and sits on the Home Office Health and Enforcement Alcohol Forum and the Public Health England Alcohol Leadership Board.
She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an Honorary Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Edinburgh.