English Intern
Institut für Politikwissenschaft und Soziologie

Katherine White

Katherine White

Lehrstuhl für Methoden der Quantitativen Empirischen Sozialforschung
Institut für Politikwissenschaft und Soziologie
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
Wittelsbacherplatz 1
97074 Würzburg

E-Mail: katherine.white@uni-wuerzburg.de


Doctoral thesis

Not waving but drowning: a retrospective analysis of the management of adrenal insufficiency and associated long-term conditions, using patient reported outcomes and narratives.


Curriculum Vitae

Katherine was the Chair and acting managing director of a small health sector charity in the United Kingdom, which she led from 2013 – 2018.

She had previously worked as a government researcher and press secretary for the New Zealand Labour Government 1986-1989. She later worked as a corporate communication specialist in public policy for New Zealand's (then) largest industrial company, and as an employee communication and human relations consultant in both Australia and the United Kingdom. Her specialisation was qualitative and quantitative employee feedback processes and team briefing systems.

Katherine has a Master’s degree with 2:1 Honours from Auckland University, New Zealand, where she tutored in New Zealand and British political systems and government.


Beiträge in Fachzeitschriften (Articles)

White, K.G. A retrospective analysis of adrenal crisis in steroid-dependent patients: causes, frequency and outcomes. BMC Endocr Disord 19, 129 (2019) doi:10.1186/s12902-019-0459-z

Stress and the adrenal patient: safety first, please!, Katherine G White, Endocrinologist, Issue 130 Winter 2018

UK interventions to control medicines wastage: a critical review. White KG. Int J Pharm Pract. 2010 Jun;18(3):131-40. PMID:20509346

Adrenal crisis in treated Addison's disease: a predictable but under-managed event. White K1, Arlt W. Eur J Endocrinol. 2010 Jan;162(1):115-20. doi: 10.1530/EJE-09-0559

UK interventions to control medicines wastage: A critical review, White KG, Int J Pharm Pract. 2010 Jun;18(3):131-40. https://doi.org/10.1211/ijpp.18.03.000

Jane Austen and Addison's disease: an unconvincing diagnosis. White KG. Med Humanit. 2009 Dec;35(2):98-100. doi: 10.1136/jmh.2009.001453 PMID:23674705


Wissenschaftliche Poster (Posters)

Expert patients are better prepared to survive adrenal crisis than most - but still lack training in injection method Katherine White1 & Phillip Yeoh, Endocrine Abstracts (2018) 56 P60, DOI: 10.1530/endoabs.56.P60

Newly diagnosed adrenal patients are poorly prepared to manage adrenal crisis,
Katherine White, Endocrine Abstracts (2018) 59 P012 | DOI: 10.1530/endoabs.59.P012

It‘s a matter of time: the emergence of autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome in autoimmune Addison‘s disease reaches 100% among those diagnosed more than 50 years ago , Katherine White; Alick Mackay, Endocrine Abstracts (2017) 50 P012 | DOI: 10.1530/endoabs.50.P012

Lowered replacement glucocorticoid doses are associated with a rise in frequency of adrenal crisis
Katherine White; Alick Mackay, Endocrine Abstracts (2016) 44 P14 | DOI: 10.1530/endoabs.44.P14

Steroid-dependent patients with multiple co-morbidities are more vulnerable to adrenal crisis
Katherine White; John Wass, Endocrine Abstracts (2015) 38 P416 | DOI: 10.1530/endoabs.38.P416

Comorbidities are the norm for steroid-dependent patients and predispose to adrenal crisis
Katherine White; John Wass Endocrine Abstracts (2015) 38 P417 | DOI: 10.1530/endoabs.38.P417

Beware the mean: Addison‘s diagnoses may present from ages 3 - 85  
Katherine White; Nicholas Willson; Alick Mackay, Endocrine Abstracts (2012) 28 P326 http://www.endocrine-abstracts.org/ea/0028/ea0028p326.htm

GPs say they rely on endocrinologists to manage adrenal crisis and patient education for Addison’s disease  Katherine White; Alick Mackay, Endocrine Abstracts (2011) 25 P283 http://www.endocrine-abstracts.org/ea/0025/ea0025p283.htm 

Ongoing symptoms in treated Addison‘s disease significantly impair health-related quality of life
Katherine White; Alick Mackay Endocrine Abstracts (2010) 21 P353 http://www.endocrine-abstracts.org/ea/0021/ea0021p353.htm

Associated health conditions and occupational status are risk factors for adrenal crisis in treated Addison‘s disease  K White; W Arlt; J Wass; A Elliott, Endocrine Abstracts (2009) 19 P318

Adrenal emergency is a regular event for treated Addison's patients, Katherine White, John Wass, Alyson Elliott & Wiebke Arlt Endocrine Abstracts (2008) 15 P308, http://www.endocrine-abstracts.org/ea/0015/ea0015p308.htm

Use of placebo for withdrawal of steroid therapy is contraindicated in adrenal insufficiency
Katherine White; Alyson Elliott; Noel Hawks; Mary McEntegart, Endocrine Abstracts (2008) 15 P329 http://www.endocrine-abstracts.org/ea/0015/ea0015p329.htm

Adrenal emergencies in treated addison‘s disease  Katherine White; John Wass; Alyson Elliott, Endocrine Abstracts (2007) 13 P113 http://www.endocrine-abstracts.org/ea/0013/ea0013p113.htm

Inheritance in autoimmune addison‘s: the extended family profile  Katherine White; John Wass; Alyson Elliott, Endocrine Abstracts (2007) 13 P114 http://www.endocrine-abstracts.org/ea/0013/ea0013p114.htm

Osteoporosis, osteopaenia and osteoarthritis in autoimmune hypoadrenalism  JAH Wass; KG White; A Elliott, Endocrine Abstracts (2006) 11 P207 http://www.endocrine-abstracts.org/ea/0011/ea0011p207.htm

Autoimmune hypoadrenalism: symptoms at diagnosis KG White; JAH Wass; A Elliott, Endocrine Abstracts (2006) 11 P208 http://www.endocrine-abstracts.org/ea/0011/ea0011p208.htm

Medication management and quality of life in patients with primary adrenal insufficiency, KG White, JAHW Wass, AE Elliott & SJK Baker, Endocrine Abstracts (2005) 9 P142 http://www.endocrine-abstracts.org/ea/0009/ea0009p142.htm

Steroid replacement therapy: the challenges of medication management in adrenal insufficiency, with reference to insights from patients' experiences  K White; S Baker; A Elliott, Endocrine Abstracts (2003) 6 S26 http://www.endocrine-abstracts.org/ea/0006/ea0006s26.htm