Kate re-joined Christian Aid in 2014 after working at a UK research institute and as an independent consultant. She has previously directed regional programmes and grant schemes for international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) in the Balkans and West Africa.
She is passionate about promoting mutual learning in partnerships, and a critical engagement with development. She has collaborated with a range of civil society organisations (CSOs) and think tanks/academia in Africa, Latin America and South Asia.
Kate holds a postgraduate qualification in research methods for social sciences and health from KCL. She has led multi-disciplinary teams to conduct public policy research and evaluations in the UK and globally.
She has a Masters in ethnomusicology from SOAS, and was awarded a scholarship from the Society for Education & Music Psychology Research (SEMPRE) for original fieldwork in Sierra Leone. Her research interests include indigenous knowledge systems, and the role of music and the arts in community development.
Kate’s work has been published in the form of peer-reviewed journal articles, evaluation reports and programme quality guidance. Kate speaks English, French and Spanish.