Kate is a Principal Lecturer in Sociology and a member of the Division of Sociology's Leadership Team, who provide academic leadership, strategic and operational management in the Division.
Originally a medical sociologist, for the past decade she has had a research interest in how information about food is interpreted and applied. Her current and most recent work is in the sociological study of human animal relations.
Kate has also published on social research methods, and qualitative research methods in particular. She authored some of the earliest work on the use of online research methods, and has been training researchers in the use of qualitative data analysis software (NVivo and Atlas.ti) since the mid-1990s.