Dr Kristina Dietz

Kristina Dietz is a research associate at King’s College London in the Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute. She works for Professor Deb Pal and Professor Paul Gringras. Her core responsibilities for the CASTLE programme are analyses of actigraphy and memory consolidation data from the CASTLE Sleep-E clinical trial as well as evidence synthesis of sleep interventions for children and adults with epilepsy. Kristina works closely with the sleep psychology team at Oxford Brookes University (Luci Wiggs and Georgia Cook) and with Catrin Tudur Smith (University of Liverpool) on methodology.

Role within CASTLE:

Kristina works on quantitative data analyses for the CASTLE Sleep-E clinical trial to assess whether the sleep intervention results in better outcomes for children and their parents or caregivers. She also works on evidence synthesis for the overall CASTLE programme to summarise what is currently known and not known about sleep interventions in adults and children with epilepsy.

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Previous experience:

Kristina has contributed to Health Technology Assessment for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, meta-analyses of individual participant data from clinical trials including adverse events, and commercially sponsored clinical research assessing caloric and galvanic vestibular stimulation for people affected by Parkinson’s disease.


  • BSc (Joint Honours) Social Psychology and Applied Computing
  • MSc Applied Health Research
  • PhD Computer Science
  • NIHR Research Training Fellowship in Evidence Synthesis

Core Expertise:

  • Quantitative methods for cognitive neuroscience
  • Neuro-cognitive and physical assessments
  • Evidence synthesis of individual patient data from clinical trials, including adverse events