Dr Kat Ford is a Public Health Researcher at Public Health Wales (PHW). Kat is the research lead on the Early Intervention and Prevention project, this is a two year project funded by the Police Innovation Fund which aims to increase the early identification and prevention of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and break the generational cycle of crime and violence. Kat has a strong interest in research into ACEs, health behaviours, public health promotion and conducting research into the life course. Kat worked on both the Welsh national ACE study and the ACE study in Hertfordshire, Luton and Northamptonshire. Before joining PHW Kat worked for three years in the Behavioural Epidemiology team based at the Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moore University - a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Violence Prevention. Kat completed her PhD which explored women’s alcohol consumption during pregnancy in Scotland; this research was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and The Scottish Government.