Kate graduated from the University of Bristol (UK) with a BA (Hons) in French and Czech (2011). During her year abroad as part of her undergraduate degree, she studied at the Sorbonne University in Paris and taught English in the Czech Republic. She later went on to graduate with an MSc in Public Policy (2014) and was awarded a prize for her research which looked at inclusive schooling for pupils with special educational needs in the UK. During this time, she also completed the Policy Traineeship Programme at the European Commission.
Kate has over ten years of experience working with people with dementia in a variety of settings, most recently for the Alzheimer’s Society, and is interested in research which will lead to an improvement in the provision of care for people with dementia. Her interests also lie in qualitative research and the ethical considerations surrounding the involvement of people with dementia in research.
She is pleased to have recently joined the CELLO team as a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher working as part of the European-funded project INDUCT. Her study will look at the various software programmes used in nursing home settings to help manage care for people with dementia and subsequently analyse enabling factors and hurdles in their use. She will carry out her research in four European countries (Czech Republic, Belgium, Spain and the UK), and the results will inform guidance for the development of optimal care management software.