Kate’s background is in Forensic Biology and Microbiology. Her teaching experience includes lecturing, leading laboratory classes, and mentoring research students. During this time, she developed a range of learning resources aimed at improving student’s learning experiences. In 2016 she received international recognition for her work in teaching, assessing, and feedback, being awarded as an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA). Kate enjoys communicating science which has led her to present at international conferences, and volunteer in several science communication and outreach programs. She has a passion for exploring the world, igniting curiosity in students, improving the learning experiences of students in science, and sharing her passion for science with others.