Katherine is a senior lecturer in chemistry at Keele University.
After obtaining her MChem and PhD from the University of St Andrews, Katherine worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Her research interests are split unevenly between chemistry education research and dendrimer and materials chemistry. Current research projects include the impact of language on chemophobia and developing diagnostic tests to root out misconceptions. Katherine also spends time on outreach activities, with activities ranging from catalysis to slime.