Kathryn has had a varied career across social care practice, management and higher education. Her doctoral research brought together practice observations and research interests to understand the experiences of women experiencing multiple and complex needs, specifically women involved in prostitution and/or who have been trafficked, when seeking help and support. Her research, consultancy and training work continues to focus on improving helping service responses to those with multiple and intersecting experiences.
She is a registered social worker, and is the chair of the board of trustees at Women@theWell, a service supporting women involved, or at risk of involvement in prostitution. She has also been a Head of Department of Social Care, delivering social work and social care training at undergraduate and post-graduate level. She holds a Higher Education Academy fellowship, and is experienced in curriculum development, teaching and assessment.
Throughout her career she has held a number of senior leadership roles, and has extensive experience managing a varied portfolio of projects through to completion.